Rebecca Jones letterbook
Scope and Contents
This collection is comprised of the single volume letterbook of Rebecca Jones. The volume includes personal correspondence between Jones and Leonard Snowdon. Letters describe meetings Jones attended, discussions of the abolition of slavery, and news of friends and family. Included in the volume is a brief account of Jones's convincement.
- Jones, Rebecca, 1739-1817 (Person)
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Rebecca Jones (1739-1817) was born 7th month, 8, 1739, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the daughter of Mary and William Jones. Jones's parents were members of the Church of England, and her father died when she was a young child. Jones was convinced (converted to Quakerism) at the age of 15 through the influence of Catherine Peyton. Jones supervised the school established by her mother from when her mother died until she went to England on a religious visit in 1784. Upon her return to Philadelphia, Jones opened a shop. Jones survived the yellow fever epidemic of 1793, during which she was nursed by Dr. Edward Cathrall. Jones died April 10, 1817.
0.12 Linear Feet (1 volume)
Rebecca Jones's letterbook includes her personal correspondence with Leonard Snowdon. Letters describe meetings Jones attended, discussions of the abolition of slavery, and news of friends and family. Included in the volume is a brief account of Jones's convincement.
The Rebecca Jones letterbook was donated to Special Collections, Haverford College by Johnathon E Rhoads.
Processed by Kara Flynn; completed August, 2015.
- Rebecca Jones letterbook, 1797-1805
- Kara Flynn
- August, 2015
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