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Contains 13 Results:

Journal, visits to meetings of Philadelphia yearly meeting, 1792-1794

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Scope and Contents "Some account of a visit that was performed to the Quarterly and Monthly Meetings with the Compass of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting." Detailed accounts of where Joshua Sharpless (1747-1826) visited and in the company of other ministers. Recipe for muffins added in pencil second page from end.
Dates: 1792-1794

Journal, visit to friends in Upper Canada and parts adjacent, 1797

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Scope and Contents Ms journal, on religious visit with committee appointed by Philadelphia Yearly Meeting.
Dates: 1797

Journal, "Some account of a journey into the Indian country, 1798

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Scope and Contents "Feeling an engagement of mind to join John Pierce in a visit to the Indian natives of this land..." Scanned 2015 for Quakers and Indians Project. Also acid free photocopy. Incomplete second journal of same journey deposited by John Foster, stored with RG5/221, Foster-Meyers Family Papers, together with typed transcript.
Dates: 1798

Journal of Joshua Sharpless, 1812

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Scope and Contents Visits to meetings of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting and Westtown Boarding School. Description of the life and death of his mother who raised thirteen children.
Dates: 1812

Letters between Edith Sharpless and Rebecca Jones, 1778-1786

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Scope and Contents 4 AlsS between Quaker ministers. Rebecca Jones (1739-1817) was a Philadelphia teacher and Quaker minister.
Dates: 1778-1786

Edith Sharpless to Hannah Cathral, 1785

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Scope and Contents 1 ALS, describes visits to Friends. Cathral (1736-1807) also was a Quaker minister and assisted in Rebecca Jones's school in Philadelphia.
Dates: 1785

William Savery to Joseph Drinker, 1794, 7 mo

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Scope and Contents 1 ALS from William Savery (1750-1804), Quaker minister, abolitionist and representative to Native American tribes to Joseph Drinker (d.1809}
Dates: 1794, 7 mo

Joseph Drinker, Philadelphia, to Elizabeth Drinker, London, 1794 2mo

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Scope and Contents 1 ALS from Drinker to his sister. Expresses sorrow on death of Job Scott and describes the fever epidemic in Philadelphia. Joseph Drinker wrote an unpublished plea in 1796 for the admission of African Americans into the Society of Friends.
Dates: 1794 2mo