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Amos Bacon Papers

 Collection — othertype: SC-005
Identifier: SFHL-SC-005


Correspondence includes letters written by Amos W. Bacon of Philadelphia to his children, to Samuel W. Bacon from his father and brother while he was at Westtown School, and a love letter from Thomas Bacon to his future wife, Elizabeth Hall. Also contains the probate copy of the will of Charles West, Elizabeth Hall's copy book, the journal of Jane Wilson Bacon, and genealogical material on the entire family.


  • Creation: 1795-1902


Restrictions on Access

This collection is available for research use.

Biographical / Historical

Joseph Bacon and Sarah West were married in 1781 at Philadelphia Northern District Meeting House (Society of Friends). Their son, Thomas, married Elizabeth Hall in 1818, and son, David, married Margaret Pryor in 1809. Samuel W. Bacon was the son of the former, and Amos W. Bacon, the grandson of the latter and son of Charles W. and Jane (Wilson) Bacon.


.1 linear ft. (.1 linear feet (3 folders.))

Language of Materials


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source of acquisition--Fenimore Bacon Zelley. Method of acquisition--Gift of; Date of acquisition--1978.


Description rules
Archives, Personal Papers, And Manuscripts (Appm)
Language of description
Script of description

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