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Frank Evans collection

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-1311

Scope and Contents

This collection contains materials collected and donated by Frank Evans, spanning the years of 1776 to 1978. Included within the collection are the letters, inventories, business documents, stories, geneological records, photographs and daguerreotypes of prominant Quaker families, the Smith, Evans, Carter, Cope, Waring, and Whitall families.

Dates

  • 1776-1978

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).

Biographical Note

Charles Evans (1802-1879), the son of Jonathan and Hannah (Bacon) Evans, was born December 25, 1802, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Evans was a physician and was active in the Quaker community. Evans attended the 1827 meeting that planned the Orthodox/Hicksite seperation, and he was an attendant physician at Friends Asylum for years. Evans served on the editorial committee of The Friend, and wrote conservative editiorials for the publication. In 1861, Evans visitied England and Ireland, a journey in part taken due to an affection of the throat. Evans married Mary Lownes Smith, the daughter of Robert Mith III, the first editor of The Friend, in 1836. The couple had no children. He died April 21, 1879.

Henry Carter (1804-?) was born April 18, 1804 in Rock Run, Maryland, the son of John and Rebecca (Harlan) Carter. He married Mary Ann Jackson and the couple had ten children: Kate, John Isaiah (b. 1826), Evan Morris (b. 1828), Alice Anna (b. 1830), Anna Maria (b. 1833), Henry Harlan (b. 1835), Edith Rebecca (b. 1838), Sarah Ann (b. 1840), Joel Jackson (b. 1843), and Amelia Katherine (b. 1846). Henry Carter died April 1, 1896 in Fulton, Pennsylvania at the age of 91.

John M. Whitall (1800-1877) was was a prominent sea captain, businessman, and philanthropist in New Jersey and Pennsylvania involved in the spice and silk trade, glass-making, and missionary work. Whitall purchased a beach house in Atlantic City, New Jersey in 1856, where the family gathered in the summer. From his days as a sailor and even more as a married man with a family, Whitall was quite a reverent man. The family held Friends Meetings at their house and enjoyed inviting other summer residents to join them. In 1872, a Friends meeting house was built in Atlantic City which served well for many generations of Quakers. Whitall began speaking in Meeting from 1858, and continued this activity until near his death in 1877.

Extent

1.71 Linear Feet (4 boxes)

Language

English

Overview

This collection contains materials collected and donated by Frank Evans, spanning the years 1776-1978. Included in the collection are the letters, inventories, business documents, stories, geneological records, photographs, and daguerreotypes of prominant Quaker families, the Smith, Evans, Carter, Cope, Waring, and Whiteall families.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged in nine series: Carter Family, Evans Family, Smith Family, Tidewater Shook Co., Bernard Waring, Whitall Family, Miscellaneous, Photographs, and Oversize.

Related Materials

  • HC.MC.1242 Cope-Evans Family papers
  • HC.MC.1007 Evans Family papers
  • HC.MC.1006 Charles Evans papers
  • HC.MC.1252 Hannah Bacon Evans papers
  • HC.MC.1020 William Bacon Evans papers
  • HC.MC.1285 Waring Family papers
  • HC.MC.1239 Elkington, Waring papers
  • HC.MC.1119 Whitall Family papers
  • HC.MC.975.08.034 Whitall Family financial records
  • HC.MC.975.07.095 James Whitall manuscripts

Processing Information

Processed by Alexandra Stern; completed November, 2018.
Title
Frank Evans collection, 1776-1978
Author
Alexandra Stern
Date
November, 2018
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

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