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John J. Merritt Family Papers

Identifier: SFHL-RG5-102
Overview John J. Merritt (1804-1871) was a New York City Hicksite Quaker businessman. He was the son of John and Phebe J. Brown and in 1827, married Hannah Brown of Amawalk Monthly Meeting. This collection primarily contains John J. Merritt's correspondence with Hannah Brown during their courtship and after their marriage. The letters describe life in New York City and travel in New York State, Canada, and Michigan.
Dates: 1818-1871

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  • Subject: Quakers -- Social life and customs X
  • Subject: Michigan -- Description and travel -- 19th century X