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Series 2: Diaries, 1726-1900


Scope and Contents

This Series contains journals and day books. Of particular interest are two journals of trips in the ministry, one kept by John Salkeld, a Quaker minister born in England who emigrated to Pennsylvania in 1700 and traveled to England, Barbados, and New England; also, a journal kept by Enos Painter in 1801 as he accompanied Quaker women ministers on their mission to New England. The Series contains extensive notebooks kept by Minshall Painter in which he recorded detailed observations on weather, farm activities, and horticulture. Minshall's recollections of the split dividing Chester Monthly Meeting into Hicksite and Orthodox factions provides insight into the tensions of the Separation.

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

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