Parrish family papers
Collection of family papers includes letters received by Abraham Scott, 1700-1704, a volume containing copies of letters written by George Dillwyn in relation to his wife's inheritance of part of the estate of Richard Hill, Hannah Moore, and Henry Hill, including a house in Madeira, 1799-1816, and an almanac with notations by Captain John Hollitt. Of particular interest is John Parrish's diary of his journey in the ministry from Philadelphia to Virginia in 1782. Also included are copies of letters to and from William Penn, a copy of a marriage certificate in a Quaker style between William Boin and Dido, a "negro woman" 1763, and other miscellaneous manuscripts.
- Denniston, Eleanor Parrish, d. 1931 (Person)
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This collection is available for research use.
Biographical / Historical
Members of the Parrish family were prominant in the Philadelphia Quaker community. Eleanor Parrish Denniston was the daughter of Samuel and Anna Hunt Parrish.
.1 Linear Feet (.1 linear feet (21 items (in 8 folders)))
Ownership and Custodial History
Donor's grandmother, Eleanor Hunt Parrish (d. 1931) married Edward Evans Denniston, ca. 1885.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source of acquisition--Eleanor B. Wentz & Amy B. McIlvaine. Method of acquisition--Gift of; Date of acquisition--1999.
Existence and Location of Copies
A transcript of John Parrish's "Notes on a Journey to Virginia," was published in the journal Quaker History. Nash, Gary B. and Michael R. McDowell, eds. Quaker History, vol. 111 no. 1, 2022, p. 1-50. Project MUSE, doi:10.1353/qkh.2022.0002.
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