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George Bacon diaries

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-005
Overview

George Bacon's entries largely focus on descriptions of the weather, Quaker meetings attended, Yearly Meetings attended, births, deaths, and marriages in the Quaker community, social calls, and news of his family and business. In addition to the 17 original volumes of diaries, the collection includes a folder of partial transcripts of Bacon's diaries, some typed, some handwritten, as well as an index of journal entries by topic.

Dates: 1813-1829

George Churchman diaries

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-011
Overview

Churchman frequently traveled throughout the Mid-Atlantic and New England regions, and thus many of his diary entries describe his travels to visit various meetings and Quaker families from Pennsylvania to as far north as Massachusetts. Entries describe meetings attended and families visited in the various towns and cities that Churchman traveled to, as well as family news, and marriages and deaths within the Quaker community.

Dates: 1759-1813

William Dillwyn diary

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Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-017
Overview

William Dillwyn was a Philadelphia Quaker abolitionist who was tutored under Anthony Benezet. Entries describe Dillwyn's travels from his home in Burlington, New Jersey, to Charleston, South Carolina, including lists of things to pack, the voyage, and the weather. Later entries describe Dillwyn's time in South Carolina, visits with Friends, business, and Quaker meetings.

Dates: 1772-1773

Jacob R. Elfreth Sr. diaries

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-019
Overview

Jacob R. Elfreth Sr. was a teacher and a bookkeeper for the Leigh Navigation Company. The majority of entries detail family news, Quaker meetings, Elfreth's work with the Leigh Navigation Company, and births, deaths, and marriages within the Quaker community,

Dates: 1814-1870

James Emlen journal

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-021
Overview

The diary details Emlen's travels in rural Pennsylvania to small towns and settlements of fellow Quakers. Entries often describe tensions and interactions between white settlers and Indigenous populations. Treaties between white settlers and native groups are also discussed.

Dates: 1794

Charles Evans diary

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-023
Overview

Charles Evans was a Quaker physician and was active in the Quaker community. His "Diary of a European Trip, 1861" details Evans's voyage from Philadelphia to England, including descriptions of the captain and other cabin passengers, illness on board, and the weather during the voyage. Upon arrival in England, diary entries relate visits to Friends, Quaker meetings, and Evans's tour of England.

Dates: 1861

Susan Foulke diary

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-026
Overview

Susan Foulke was an Orthodox Quaker and a member of the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting. Entries detail Susan’s daily life and include prayers, religious reflection, descriptions of visits to friends and family in Philadelphia and Burlington, New Jersey, and births, deaths, and marriages within her family and the Quaker community.

Dates: 1814-1840

John Mietou Griscom diary

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-030
Overview

John M. Grisom was a physician who lived and practiced in Moorestown, Burlington, New Jersey. His diary focuses on his attendance at "Friendly Study Group" meetings, a group, according to Griscom, that gathers for "the study of the influences and causes leading to the separation of 1827." Entries describe discussions had at these meetings.

Dates: 1912-1914

Sara Hartshorne diary

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-034
Overview

Sara Hartshorne's diary entries focus on illnesses and deaths within the family, but also include religious reflections, descriptions of the weather, and visits with family and friends.

Dates: 1845-1856

William Hodgson Jr. diary

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-035
Overview

William Hodgson Jr. was a Quaker minister. His diary entries describe the voyage from Liverpool, England, to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, including descriptions of the weather, books Hodgson read while on board, and the Captain and other passengers. Later entries related to Hodgson's time in Philadelphia describe the terrain, his attendance at the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting and other Quaker Meetings, visits to schools in Philadelphia, and discussions of the Hicksite separation.

Dates: 1827

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