Evans, Jonathan, 1759-1839
Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:
Jonathan Evans's papers, ca. 1818-38, shed light on the religious, doctrinal controversies, and differences arising among the members of the Society of Friends related to the preachings of Elias Hicks, Nicholas Brown, and Elisha Bates. There are also letters of the Cope and Evans families relating to the Hicksite Separation.
This collection includes photocopies of letters from Joseph and Hannah Evans addressed to their children William, Joseph, and Mary, while they attended Westtown Boarding School. Also included are letters from William Evans to his parents, and from Joseph Evans to his brother. These letters primarily relate family news.
Included in this collection from the Quaker Evans family spanning two centuries (mid-18th-mid-20th), are the journals and diaries of Charles Evans (1870-1958), as well as genealogical and other information on the Bacon, Barton, Carter, Cope, Harlan, Jackson, Rhoads, Shoemaker and Warrington families
The scrapbook of Jonathan Evans was originally used as an account book, circa 1775-1782, and was later used as a scrapbook. The volume includes newspaper clippings, which generally focus on poetry, philosophy, and politics, pasted in over the original financial records.
John Hunt, a Quaker minister from Chester, New Jersey, was born in 1740, the son of Robert and Abigail (Wood) Hunt. He kept a journal for more than 40 years, recording Quaker concerns and daily events. This collections consists primarily of the manuscript journal, 1770-1800; fragments of 1805, 1806 & 1808; and 1814-1824. There if also an account book, some correspondence received, and other miscellaneous materials.