Russia -- Description and travel
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Overview Miers Fisher (1748-1819), a birthright Quaker, was a prominent lawyer, legislator, philanthropist, merchant, and scientist in early Federal Philadelphia. Benjamin Warner, publisher and bookseller, married Fisher's daughter, Lydia, in 1814. Born in 1748 in Philadelphia, the son of Joshua and Sarah Rowland Fisher, Miers Fisher married Sarah Redwood in 1774. He was among a group of prominent Quaker merchants who were temporarily exiled to Winchester, Virginia, during the Revolution. Miers and...
Overview This collection contains manuscripts and other materials relating to the Whitson, Smedley, Fisher and other Quaker families of southeastern Pennsylvania. Along with commonplace books, correspondence, and photographs are a series of thematically arranged genealogical binders assembled by the donors. Of particular interest are the battlefield correspondence of Sam Smedley who was killed in the American Civil War and the journal of Esther Whitson, later Cope, who served as a nurse with the AFSC in...
Scope and Contents The bulk of this collection consists of about sixty letters written by William Nisbet to his mother and sister during his travels abroad in the 1860s. He traveled to countries in Europe, Asia, and Africa. The places he wrote from include: Paris, France; Cairo, Egypt; Thebes, Upper Egypt; Alexandria; Jerusalem; Damascus; Constantinople; Pesth, Alugary [?]; London, England; Amsterdam, Holland; Copenhagen, Denmark; Kristiansund, Norway; Stockholm, Sweden; St. Petersburg and Moscow, Russia;...