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Archives & Manuscripts

Quakers -- History

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

Henry Drinker papers

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-950-061
Scope and Content note The correspondence, 1785-1840, primarily concerns lands belonging to Henry Drinker (1734-1809) near Southport, PA and with financial matters, though there is also a letter from John Pemberton to Drinker in 1792 inviting him to dine with Indians. Letter writers include George Churchman, Rebecca Jones, John Pemberton, David Sands, Samuel Fisher, George Dillwyn, William Dillwyn, Henry Drinker and others. One letter is from William Alexander to Nathan Kite in 1840.
Dates: 1785-1808

"The Life and Travels in the Ministry of the Gospel of John Pemberton"

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-07-045
Scope and Content note This collection is composed of the single volume manuscript, "The Life and Travels in the Ministry of the Gospel of John Pemberton," written by William Hodgson, Jr. The manuscript was compiled by Hodgson from Pemberton's manuscript diaries and letters. The manuscript recounts his early life, first journey in Europe with John Churchman, excerpts of diary kept during revolutionary war, his second visit to Europe, and his travel in England and Scotland.
Dates: 1842

John Pemberton diaries

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-055
Scope and Content note This collection is composed of two volumes of handwritten extracts, copied by Joseph Elkington, date unknown, from John Pemberton's original diaries. The first volume describes Pemberton's visit to England in 1750-1754, the second volume is composed of daily entries dated 1778. The majority of entries in both volumes describe Quaker meetings attended, and social visits with Friends and family.
Dates: 1750- 1778

John Pemberton manuscript

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-07-121
Scope and Content note This collection is comprised of the single volume, handwritten manuscript concerning John Pemberton. The manuscript’s author is unknown, but a note included in the collection indicates that the manuscript may have been compiled by William Hodgson. It provides a brief biographical sketch of Pemberton, and contains excerpts from his journals and letters from his religious visit in England in 1750.
Dates: Undated