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Benjamin Ladd letterbook

Identifier: HC.MC-975-02-012

Scope and Content note

This collection is comprised of the single letterbook of Benjamin Ladd's personal correspondence. Includes letter written by Ladd to his wife Elizabeth, sister Isabella Ladd, Phillip Price, Jonathon Taylor, John Whitchall, Abner Winder, Daniel Quinby, Christopher Healy, Deborah Cook, and Thomas Tucker. Letters written to Benjamin Ladd from Stephen Grellet.


  • 1809-1850


Access Restrictions

The collection is open to research use.

Use Restrictions

Standard Federal Copyright Law Applies (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. Elizabeth died in 1832, after the birth of their last child. From 1820-24 and 1832-37, 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.


0.1 Linear Feet (1 volume)





Related Materials

  • MC 1233 Taylor family papers
  • MC.950.113 Ladd family correspondence

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Processed by Kara Flynn; completed August 2015.
Benjamin Ladd letterbook, 1809-1850
Kara Flynn
August 2015
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