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Joshua Cresson diary

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-098

Scope and Contents

This collection is comprised of the single volume diary of Joshua Cresson. The volume provides an account of the Philadelphia Yellow Fever epidemic in 1793, and is largely religious in nature. Entries describe the illness, as well as the death and burial of many members of Cresson’s community. The volume includes a note signed by Mary Cresson, Cresson's wife, which she addressed to their children, so that they would understand the circumstances of their father's death.

Dates

  • 1793, undated

Creator

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

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

Biographical Note

Joshua Cresson (1744-1793) was born on April 30, 1744, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the son of James Cresson (1709-1746) and Sarah Emlen (1704-1752). He married Mary Cresson. Cresson died on October 22, 1793, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Extent

0.06 Linear Feet (1 volume, 1 folder)

Language

English

Overview

The volume provides an account of the Philadelphia Yellow Fever epidemic in 1793, and is largely religious in nature. Entries describe the illness, as well as the death and burial of many members of Cresson’s community. The volume includes a note signed by Mary Cresson, Cresson's wife, which she addressed to their children, so that they would understand the circumstances of their father's death.

Acquisition

Unknown.

Related Materials

  • HC.MC.975.01.15 Sarah Cresson diary
  • HC.MC.975.08.006 Charles C. Cresson account book
  • HC.MC.1140 Morris Wistar Wood papers

Processing Information

Processed by Kara Flynn; completed November, 2015.
Title
Joshua Cresson diary, 1793
Author
Kara Flynn
Date
November, 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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