Jonathan Evans scrapbook
Scope and Contents
This collection is comprised of the single volume scrapbook of Jonathan Evans. The volume 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.
- Evans, Jonathan, 1759-1839 (Person)
The collection is open for research use.
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Jonathan Evans, Jr. was born on January 25, 1759, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Jonathan and Hannah (Walton) Evans. Evans enjoyed a liberal education and was apprenticed to a carpenter. He became sober upon reading William Penn's "No Cross, No Crown." He visited Virginia Yearly Meeting and Black-water in 1784, with Daniel Offley and others. Evans married Hannah Bacon in 1786, and the couple had seven children. He built the family home at 102 Union Street (now 322 Delancey Street) in Philadelphia. He died on February 8, 1839, in Philadelphia.
0.1 Linear Feet (1 volume)
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.
Processed by Kara Flynn; completed February, 2016.
- Jonathan Evans scrapbook, 1817
- Kara Flynn
- February, 2016
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