Quakers -- History
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents Primarily the letters of the Quaker Scattergood family detailing daily life in the Philadelphia area and touching on issues of dress, there is a also a letter of Joseph Scattergood from Tunesassa, NY in telling of his work with Corn Planter's Native Americans. As well there is a diary kept by Ann Sellers from 1853-1856 and a cookbook, circa 1800.
Dates: circa 1800-1876
Scope and Content note This collection is composed of two handwritten volumes of Joshua Sharpless's diaries. Entries describe Sharpless's travel to, and time spent in, Cornplanter's village during 1798. Also included is a single folder of related materials.
Dates: 1798, 1965
Scope and Content note This collection is composed of four volumes of Henry Simmons's journals, the majority of which are related to time Simmons spent with the Oneida and Seneca tribes. In addition to the four handwritten journals, the collection includes two photocopies of Simmons's 1796-1797 journal (vol 1), and a single typed transcript of Simmons's 1799 journal (vol 2).
Scope and Content note This collection is composed of the single volume diary of Joel Swayne entitled, “Some account of my journey to the Seneca Nation of Indians and Residence Amongst that People.” Entries describe Swayne’s journey to the Seneca nation, and the two years he spent there. Swayne provides detailed descriptions of the chief, “Cornplanter,” the chief’s family, the village and villagers, cultural differences between the Quakers and the Senecas, the difficulty of the language barrier, and discussions...