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Samuel Emlen Jr. diaries

Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-022

Scope and Contents

This collection is composed of two handwritten diaries by Samuel Emlen Jr.

The first diary, dated 1794, is called "A Memorandum on a Journey into Maryland" by Emlen himself, and entries record his journey into Maryland, and describes visits with Friends there.

The second diary, dated 1817-1818, includes entries that describe discussions of international politics had with friends, particularly concerning Russia, social calls with friends and family, and Quaker meetings.


  • Creation: 1794-1818
  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1817-1818


Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).

Biographical Note

Samuel Emlen Jr. (1766-1837) was born circa 1766. He married Susanna Dillwyn on April 16, 1795, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. They moved to Burlington, New Jersey, around 1797, where Elmen died at the age of 72, on December 29, 1837.


0.02 linear ft. (2 volumes)

Language of Materials



Diary entries record Samuel Emlen Jr.'s journey into Maryland, and describes visits with Friends there, as well as social calls with friends and family, and Quaker meetings.



Related Materials

HC.MC.1194 Emlen and Jones family papers

Processing Information

Processed by Kara Flynn; completed July, 2015.

Samuel Emlen Jr. diaries, 1794-1818
Kara Flynn
July, 2015
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