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Benjamin Ladd letterbook

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-02-012

Scope and Contents

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

Dates

  • 1809-1850

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. 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

0.1 Linear Feet (1 volume)

Language

English

Overview

This volume includes Benjamin Ladd's personal correspondence. Includes letters written by Ladd to his wife Elizabeth Ladd, sister Isabella Ladd, Phillip Price, Jonathon Taylor, John Whitchall, Abner Winder, Daniel Quinby, Christopher Healy, Deborah Cook, and Thomas Tucker. Also includes letters written to Benjamin Ladd from Stephen Grellet.

Acquisition

Unknown.

Related Materials

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

Processing Information

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