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Enos and Hannah Sharpless family papers

 Collection — othertype: SC-117
Identifier: SFHL-SC-117


This collection contains family papers and correspondence of Enos and Hannah Sharpless including two copy books of the latter. The letters primarily concern family matters. Two documents of note are a letter from Johnson Knight concerning the Quaker testimony on slavery and a pass issued for an enslaved person bought by Enos Sharpless in order to be liberated.


  • Creation: 1790-1861


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This collection is available for research use.

Biographical / Historical

Enos Sharples was a Quaker born in 1781, the son of Daniel and Hannah Sharpless. He was a farmer on the original Sharpless tract in Delaware County, Pennsylvania, and a member of Chester Monthly Meeting. He married Hannah Webster in 1820 and died in 1866.


.1 linear ft. (.1 linear feet (4 folders.))

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source of acquisition--Philadelphia Yearly Meeting. Method of acquisition--Deposited by; Date of acquisition--1975.

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Revision Statements

  • 2020: Updated outdated, harmful terminology related to enslavement, except where it appears in a title, quotation, or subject heading.

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