Joshua Sharpless diaries
Scope and Contents
This collection is comprised of two handwritten volumes of Joshua Sharpless's diaries. Entries describe Sharpless's travel to, and time spent in, Cornplanter's village during 1798. Also included is a single folder of related materials.
- 1798, 1965
- Sharpless, Joshua (Person)
The collection is open for research use.
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Joshua Sharpless (1746-1826) was born 1746, the son of Benjamin and Martha (Mendenhall) Sharpless. Sharpless married Edith Yarnall at Middletown Meeting, Pennsylvania on December 15, 1768. Sharpless had five sons and three daughters. Sharpless later removed to New Garden, Pennsylvania, where he worked towards the abolition of slave holding among Friends. In 1784, the family bought a farm in East Bradford and Westtown townships. Sharpless's first wife died in 1787, and he married Anne Trimble on May 20, 1789. The couple had a son and daughter. In 1798, Sharpless traveled to Cornplanter's village to visit younger Friends who were living there. In 1800, Sharpless and his wife became the first superintendents at Westtown School. Joshua Sharpless died on September 21, 1826.
0.16 Linear Feet (2 volumes)
Entries describe Sharpless's travel to, and time spent in, Cornplanter's village during 1798.
The Joshua Sharpless diaries were donated to Special Collections, Haverford College by Dr. William T. Sharpless.
Processed by Kara Flynn; completed August, 2015.
- Joshua Sharpless diaries, 1798
- Kara Flynn
- August, 2015
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