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Jacob R. Elfreth Jr. diaries

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-020
Overview The diaries of Jacob R. Elfreth Jr., a Quaker merchant, elder, and minister. Early diaries, from 1861 to 1867, focus on military movement and battles during the Civil War, reactions to President Lincoln's assassination, and the political tensions during the aftermath of the war. The majority of entries detail day-to-day activities, family news, news of Elfreth's carpet business, attendance at Quaker meetings, social calls, accounts of weather, and births, deaths, and marriages within the...
Dates: 1861-1924

Elfreth, Morris, Satterthwaite families (change me)

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-1227
Dates: 1820-1924 (change me)

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