Scattergood Family papers
Scope and Contents
Correspondence, diaries, illustrations, marriage certificates, legal and business related papers, photographs, poetry, and other miscellaneous papers.
Correspondence includes approximately 320 letters (1781-1814) of Thomas Scattergood (1748-1814) to family and friends chiefly discussing spiritual matters and his travels in Great Britain, New England, North and South Carolina, Virginia, etc.
Also approximately 250 letters (1781-1814) to Scattergood discuss spiritual matters and Friends' activities, correspondents include Jonathan Binns, Josiah Bunting, John Cox, William Dillwyn, Henry Drinker, William Forster, Susanna Horne, Rebecca Jones, John Pemberton, Joseph Scattergood, Rebecca Scattergood, Rachel Smith, and others.
Thirty-six letters (1784-1798) of Sarah (Hoskins) Scattergood to her husband, Thomas Scattergood, and approx. 52 letters (1729-1864) of various Friends (chiefly with Hoskins family members), correspondents include John Hoskins, Nicholas Waln, and others; extracts (1822-1857) from letters and papers of William Scattergood (1804-1857).
Scrapbook of Mary (McCollin) Scattergood, containing illustrations and portraits of Biblical and Quaker subjects, famous people and places.
Scrapbook (1681-1903) of Alfred G. Scattergood containing letters, marriage certificates, and other documents of Scattergood and related families, as well as facsimiles, broadsides, and other papers related to Quakers; miscellaneous family papers include marriage certificates, photographs, poetry, etc.
Diaries (17 volumes, 1779-1811) of Thomas Scattergood include his reflections on his travels, his mental and spiritual state, and visits to Meetings. Also includes his description of the York Retreat.
- Scattergood, Thomas, 1748-1814 (Person)
The collection is open for research use.
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Thomas Scattergood (1748-1814), Quaker minister, was the son of Joseph and Rebecca (Watson) Scattergood of Burlington, New Jersey. In 1772, he married Elizabeth Bacon (d. 1780), and in 1783, married Sarah Hoskins (1751-1832). He traveled extensively in the ministry in America and Great Britain, spending six years in the latter (1794-1800). During his travels in the American South, he spoke out against slavery.
Thomas and Elizabeth Scattergood's son was Joseph Scattergood (d. 1824), who, in 1801, married Ann Rogers. Their son was Joseph Scattergood, who, in 1831, married Mary McCollin. Joseph and Mary's son was Joseph Scattergood (1839-1890).
2.5 Linear Feet (1 box, 9 volumes)
Chiefly the correspondence of Thomas Scattergood (1748-1814) with family and friends discussing spiritual matters and his travels in Great Britain, New England, North and South Carolina, Virginia, etc. Correspondents include Jonathan Binns, Josiah Bunting, John Cox, William Dillwyn, Henry Drinker, William Forster, Susanna Horne, Rebecca Jones, John Pemberton, Joseph Scattergood, Rebecca Scattergood, Rachel Smith, and others.
- Volume 1 : Letters of Thomas Scattergood, 1781-1795
- Volume 2 : Letters of Thomas Scattergood, 1795-1814
- Volume 3 : Letters to Thomas Scattergood, 1781-1799
- Volume 4 : Letters to Thomas Scattergood, 1799-1814
- Volume 5 : Letters of Sarah Scattergood, 1784-1798
- Volume 6 : Miscellaneous letters and papers, 1729-1864
- Volume 7 : "Selections from the letters and papers of the late William Scattergood, 1860" [William Scattergood (1804-1857)]
- Volume 8 : Scrapbook of Mary (McCollin) Scattergood (miscellaneous pictures and portraits)
- Volume 9 : Scrapbook belonging to Alfred G. Scattergood of Germantown, Pa., 1681 (facsimile) 1903
- Miscellaneous papers, 1772-1909
- Diaries of Thomas Scattergood, 1779-1812
Acquisition for correspondence unknown. Diaries were purchased by Special Collections, Haverford College in 2013.
Revised by Lillian Sweeney, February 2020.
- Scattergood Family papers, 1681-1909
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- February 2020: Revised and box listed added by Lillian Sweeney
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