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Jenkins Family Papers

Identifier: SFHL-RG5-211
Overview The Jenkins family papers include journals, a letterbook, other miscellaneous correspondence and a variety of other material. Of particular note are the journals and copybook kept by Jabez Jenkins, a Quaker merchant. The documents from Canton were apparently assembled for his children after the death of their mother and contain parental advice on a variety of subjects. Another letter, written in 1741 from Sophia Hume to Madam Shettele, provides information about her attitude towards...
Dates: 1741-1877

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  • Names: Jenkins family (Jenkins, Jabez, 1792-1858) X
  • Subject: Merchants -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia X
  • Subject: China -- Commerce -- United States -- History X