Lydia Jones Sharpless Hunn Papers
Scope and Contents
Contains diaries (1881-1908) of Lydia Jones Sharpless Hunn, a Philadelphia Orthodox Quakers. Also includes reminiscences, written 1893, of childhood visits to her grandparents' home in Chester County, Pa., and brief accounts of her study at Westtown School and her parents' activity in various Philadelphia social causes.
The diaries are in bound volumes and arranged chronologically.
Limitations on Accessing the Collection
Collection is open for research.
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Biographical / Historical
Lydia Jones Sharples was born 12/15/1818, the daughter of Townsend Sharpless and Mary Brinton Jones Sharpless. Her family had roots in Chester County, and she briefly attended the Westtown School. Her parents were active in Quaker social causes. Lydia Jones Sharples married Ezekiel Hunn, son of Ezekiel and Tabitha (Newel) Hunn, on 6/30/1836, under the care of Philadelphia Monthly Meeting (Orthodox). Ezekiel Hunn was born in Delaware and had been apprenticed to her father, a successful Quaker merchant. Ezekial Hunn (1810-1902) also was a successful merchant. The couple lived in Philadelphia, Pa., and had three children: Townsend Sharpless, Ezekiel, and Mary Sharpless.
1.5 Linear Feet (3 boxes)
Lydia Jones Sharpless Hunn (1818-1911) was a Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Orthodox Quaker. The collection contains diaries (1881-1908), reminiscences (1893), and other family papers.
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Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donor: Katherine Hunn Karsner, 1973
Donor: Purchase, Tolles Fund, 1997
Accession no. 97-006
The donor is the daughter of Lydia Hunn's son, Ezekiel. The diary of a vacation trip to Europe with her husband, 1887, was purchased in 1997 and added to the collection.
Diaries arranged in chronological order and placed in Record Group 5. 1997 purchased added to collection. Plant material pressed in diaries was removed and discarded.
- Chester County (Pa.) -- History -- Sources
- Europe -- Description and travel -- 19th century
- Hunn family
- Pennsylvania -- History -- Sources
- Philadelphia (Pa.) -- History -- Sources
- Quaker women -- Pennsylvania
- Quakers -- 19th century -- Diaries
- Quakers -- Diaries
- Quakers -- Pennsylvania
- Quakers -- Social life and customs
- Sharpless family
- An Inventory of the Lydia Jones Sharpless Hunn Papers, 1881-1908
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- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Encoding made possible by a grant by the Gladys Kriebel Delmas Foundation to the Philadelphia Consortium of Special Collections Libraries
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