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Letters to Mary B. Sharpless and Mary Jones, 1820-1828, n.d.

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Scope and Contents

Most are letters from Townsend Sharpless to his wife and aunt. In 1820 he reports to Aunt Mary Jones in Birmingham about the malignant fever in Philadelphia. Also exhibition by a balloonist at Washington Hall. ALS 1822 1 mo 17 describes the eloquence and presence of Edward Hicks who was attracting large crowds like Elias Hicks. Disastrous fire the same month at the Orphan Asylum. He also reports to her about the subscription drive for the Asylum for the relief of person deprived of the use of their reason and the debate in Meeting about opening it to patients who were not members. Mentions the corruption of Benjamin Parvin. In 1827, Townsend left for England for a long visit, the account of the voyage was copied by his brother-in-law Brinton Jones.


  • 1820-1828, n.d.

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