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Charles Evans diary

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-023

Scope and Contents

This collection is composed of the single, handwritten volume of Charles Evans's "Diary of a European Trip, 1861." The diary details Evans's voyage from Philadelphia to England including descriptions of the captain and other cabin passengers, illness on board, and the weather during the voyage. Upon arrival in England, diary entries relate visits to Friends, Quaker meetings, and Evans's tour of England.

Dates

  • 1861

Creator

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 Jonathon and Hannah (Bacon) Evans, was born on December 25, 1802, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Evans was a Quaker 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 was one of the editorial committee of The Friend, and wrote conservative editiorials for the publication. In 1861, Evans visited England and Ireland, a journey taken in part 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. Charles Evans died April 21, 1879.

Extent

0.083 Linear Feet (1 Volume)

Language

English

Overview

Charles Evans was a Quaker physician and was active in the Quaker community. His "Diary of a European Trip, 1861" details Evans's voyage from Philadelphia to England, including descriptions of the captain and other cabin passengers, illness on board, and the weather during the voyage. Upon arrival in England, diary entries relate visits to Friends, Quaker meetings, and Evans's tour of England.

Acquisition

Unknown.

Related Materials

  • HC.MC.851 America Friends letters collection
  • HC.MC.1006 Charles Evans papers
  • HC.MC.1007 Evans family papers
  • HC.MC.Smiley family papers

Processing Information

Processed by Kara Flynn; completed June, 2015.
Title
Charles Evans diary, 1861
Author
Kara Flynn
Date
June, 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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