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Rebecca Jones letterbook

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-02-011

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.

Dates

  • 1797-1805

Creator

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

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

Biographical Note

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.

Extent

0.12 Linear Feet (1 volume)

Language

English

Overview

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.

Acquisition

The Rebecca Jones letterbook was donated to Special Collections, Haverford College by Johnathon E Rhoads.

Related Materials

  • HC.MC.975.03.022 Rebecca Jones commonplace book
  • HC.MC.968 Allinson family papers
  • HC.MC.950.061 Henry Drinker papers
  • HC.MC.966 Nicholas Waln family papers
  • HC.MC.1100 Scattergood family papers

Processing Information

Processed by Kara Flynn; completed August, 2015.
Title
Rebecca Jones letterbook, 1797-1805
Author
Kara Flynn
Date
August, 2015
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

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