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George Churchman diaries

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-011

Scope and Contents

This collection is comprised of ten volumes of George Churchman's original, handwritten diaries. Churchman frequently traveled throughout the Mid-Atlantic and New England regions, and thus many of his entries describe his travels to visit various meetings and Quaker families from Pennsylvania to as far north as Massachusetts. Entries describe meetings attended and families visited in the various towns and cities that Churchman traveled to, as well as family news, and marriages and deaths within the Quaker community.

Dates

  • 1759-1813

Creator

Access Restrictions

THe collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

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

Biographical Note

George Churchman (1730-1814) was born on October 28, 1730, in Nottingham, Pennsylvania, the son of John and Margaret (Brown) Churchman. In 1752, Churchman married Hannah James, the daughter of Mordecai and Gaynor (Lloyd) James. The couple had ten children. Churchman was a surveyor by profession, and in 1750, he succeeded his father as clerk of Nottingham Monthly Meeting, and served as clerk for 20 years. Churchman was a pioneer in the promotion of schools for Friends, including Westtown School. George Churchman died on November 18, 1814, at West Nottingham, Pennsylvania, at the age of 84.

Extent

0.4 Linear Feet (10 volumes)

Language

English

Overview

Churchman frequently traveled throughout the Mid-Atlantic and New England regions, and thus many of his diary entries describe his travels to visit various meetings and Quaker families from Pennsylvania to as far north as Massachusetts. Entries describe meetings attended and families visited in the various towns and cities that Churchman traveled to, as well as family news, and marriages and deaths within the Quaker community.

Acquisition

The George Churchman diaries were donated to Special Collections, Haverford College in 1949 and 1955 by Henry J. Cadbury.

Related Materials

  • HC.MC.851 American Friends letters
  • HC.MC.950.061 Henry Drinker papers
  • HC.MC.1000 Gulielma M. Howland papers
  • HC.MC.1100 Scattergood family papers

Processing Information

Processed by Kara Flynn; completed July, 2015.
Title
George Churchman diaries, 1759-1813
Author
Kara Flynn
Date
July, 2015
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

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