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George Dillwyn commonplace book

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-03-009
Overview

George Dillwyn was a Quaker minister, and his commonplace book includes poetry, short stories, hymns, extracts from letters and meeting minutes, and quotes from famous authors such as Shakespeare, Milton, and Chaucer. The majority of the volume is composed of lists of extracts organized by topic, including topics such as: anger, affectation, old age, ambition, abstinence, religion, books, revenge, praise, sincerity, death, and temperance.

Dates: Undated

Thomas Fisher commonplace book

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Identifier: HC.MC-975-03-011
Overview

This collection is comprised of the single volume commonplace book of Thomas Fisher. It includes poetry, copies of letters, and extracts.

Dates: Undated.

Emily Jermyn commonplace book

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Identifier: HC.MC-975-03-021
Overview The commonplace book of Emily Jermyn features hand copied excerpts from manuscripts in the Friends Reference Library, London. It is largely comprised of the letters and journal entries, religious in nature, of the following Quakers: Christopher Taylor, Henry Fell, Bridget Fell, Margaret Fell, John Rous, John Abraham, Leonard Fell, Ann Cleaton, Edward Burrough, Thomas Taylor, James Nayler, George Fox, Francis Howgill, Gervase Benson, John Lawson, Mary Pease, Joshua Nicholson, Thomas...
Dates: Undated.

Mary Kite commonplace book

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Identifier: HC.MC-975-03-060
Overview

The commonplace book of Mary Kite includes extracts from her diary, correspondence, and an account of a religious visit to North Carolina. Diary entries concern family news, as well as Kite's attendance at Quaker meetings and social events.

Dates: 1831-1851

Matlack family commonplace books

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Identifier: HC.MC-975-03-053
Overview

The commonplace books of the Matlack family largely focus on Elias Hicks.

Dates: Undated.

Caleb Raper commonplace book

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Identifier: HC.MC-975-03-051
Overview

The commonplace book of Caleb Raper is religious in nature, and contains copied bible verses, religious poetry, prayers, and letters. According to the notes on the first and last pages of the volume, the original commonplace book, written in Caleb Rapper's hand, was written in 1711. This volume was copied in 1747 by Raper's nephew, Richard Smith. There is also a single photocopy.

Dates: 1711

Smith family commonplace book

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Identifier: HC.MC-975-03-050
Overview

This commonplace book features writings from the Smith family.

Dates: Undated.

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