Mekeel Family papers
Scope and Contents
The collection revolves around the New York Quaker Mekeel family of the 19th century. With Arthur Mekeel (1826-1850) at the core of the collection, letter writers include his parents, Phebe Quinby Mekeel (1800-1861) and Isaac Mekeel (1797-1880) as well as Caleb Mekeel (1793-1859), Joshua Mekeel (b. 1795), and others.
Letters often detail issues of family, health, and Meeting, but are also about farming, business, and the Quaker boarding schools Nine Partners in Poughkeepsie, New York, and Friends Boarding School in Providence, Rhode Island. Some discussion of the split between Wilburites and Gurneyites is recorded. Beginning in 1849, there is significant reference to Arthur Mekeel’s health, which ultimately resulted in his death the following year.
- Mekeel, Arthur, 1826-1850 (Person)
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Biographical / Historical
Arthur Mekeel (1826-1850) was the son of Phebe Quinby Mekeel (1800-1861) and Isaac Mekeel (1797-1880). Phebe was a member of Amawalk (New York) Monthly Meeting and upon her death it was stated that she was an “Elder worthy of double honor.” Arthur’s uncle, Caleb, was an Elder of Scipio (New York) Monthly Meeting.
0.25 Linear Feet (1 box)
Correspondence of Quaker Mekeel family members and relatives in New York state, Ohio, and elsewhere, 1824-1851. Predominant among them are Arthur Mekeel (1826-1850), Caleb Mekeel (1743-1859), Isaac Mekeel (1823-1844), Joshua Mekeel (b. 1795), and Phebe Quinby Mekeel (1800-1861).
Original processing information unknown. Reboxed and finding aid revised by Katherine Hong, March 2022.
- Mekeel Family papers, 1824-1851
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- March 2022: Reboxed and finding aid updated
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