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Evans, Jonathan Jr., 1759-1839, 1780-1897

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Scope and Contents

A. Photograph of Jonathan Evans (1759-1839), taken from an oil painting, now in possession of Harold Evans. B. Genealogical extract from Jenkins, Howard M., Historical Collections of Gwynedd, pp.153-154, 371-374, giving descent of Nancy Hanks Lincoln, wife of Abraham Lincoln, from the Evans family of Gwynedd. C. Letter from William Evans to his brother Jonathan. Antigua, [Tells of life as ship's carpenter, both in and out of the British Navy] D. Account of First Day Meeting, in which Elias Hicks provoked a rebuke from Jonathan Evans and Isaac Lloyd, for his unorthodox testimony. E. Extract from Isaac Sharpless' address at 4th. and Arch Street Meeting, on the Condition of the Yearly Meeting in 1804. F. "A Celebrated Creed, 1825" [Parody of the Apostles' Creed, beginning, "I believe in Jonathan Evans"] G. Notes (pencil) and anecdotes on Jonathan Evans, (1714-95) and his son Jonathan, and the latter's home at 322 Union St. H. Summonses to debtors to appear in Chester Co court I. Copy book of Jonathan Evans (1759-1839), containing, "The Visions of Isaac Child..."


  • Creation: 1780-1897

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The collection is open for research use.

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