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Ladd family correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-950-113

Scope and Content note

This collection is comprised of the correspondence of the Ladd family. Letters describe Quaker meetings; traveling to other meetings such as those in Philadelphia, New York, Indiana, Missouri, and Rhode Island; health, family, and numerous Friends; and some discussion of business. In addition to Benjamin Ladd and Elizabeth Ladd, the primary letter writers writing mostly to each other, other writers include Isabella (their daughter), Richard Wood, and Sarah Farquhar. Benjamin mentions traveling with Stephen Grellet (1817 6/19); "Quakerism is certainly at a low ebb..." (1819 1/11); mentions Elisha Bates in several letters; the issue of the Separation is discussed.

Dates

  • 1809-1841

Creator

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

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

Biographical Note

Benjamin Whitehead Ladd (1782-1851) was born April 21, 1782, the son of James and Isabella Ladd, members of Henrico Monthly Meeting, Virginia. In 1813, Ladd accompanied Daniel Quinby on a religious visit to southern western states. He married Elizabeth Wood in 1814 at Plymouth Meeting, Ohio, and the couple had eight children. Benjamin and Elizabeth Ladd lived in Jefferson County, Ohio. Elizabeth died in 1832, after the birth of their last child. From 1820 to 1824 and 1832 to 1837, Ladd acted as the clerk of Ohio Yearly Meeting. In 1834, Ladd married Hannah S. Wood in Birmingham Monthly Meeting and the couple had three children. Benjamin Ladd died on May 31, 1851 in Smithfield Ohio.

Extent

2 folders

Language

English

Overview

This collection is comprised of the correspondence of the Ladd family. Letters describe Quaker meetings; traveling to other meetings such as those in Philadelphia, New York, Indiana, Missouri, and Rhode Island; health, family, and numerous Friends; and some discussion of business.

Acquisition

The Ladd family correspondence was donated to Special Collections, Haverford College in 1989 by Elaine Carte.

Related Materials

  • HC.MC.975.02.012 Benjamin Ladd letterbook
  • HC.MC.1233 Taylor family papers

Processing Information

Processed by Kara Flynn; completed February, 2016.
Title
Ladd family correspondence, 1809-1841
Author
Kara Flynn
Date
February, 2016
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

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