Emlen, James, 1760-1798
Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:
Emlen Family Papers
Overview Contains papers relating to the Emlen family, residents of Middletown and West Chester, Pennsylvania. Chiefly correspondence (1817-1849) of Sarah Foulke Farquhar Emlen (1787-1849), Quaker minister, relating to her travels to visit Friends' meetings in England, Ireland, New England, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and Virginia. Also correspondence of Quaker ministers 1740-1790, copybooks, and memorabilia. Includes material relating to Westtown School, a Quaker boarding...
Dates: 1740 - 1886; Majority of material found within 1817 - 1849
James Emlen journal
The diary details Emlen's travels in rural Pennsylvania to small towns and settlements of fellow Quakers. Entries often describe tensions and interactions between white settlers and Indigenous populations. Treaties between white settlers and native groups are also discussed.