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"Account of a visit paid to the Indians in New York State"

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-07-132

Scope and Contents

This collection is comprised of the single volume manuscript describing Joshua Sharpless's visit to Native American tribes in New York state with John Pierce and Henry Simmons. The inside cover includes the signature of Aaron Sharpless, and it appears that he may have copied the manuscript from the diaries of Joshua Sharpless.

Dates

  • Undated.

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

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

Biographical Note

Joshua Sharpless (1746-1826) was born Twelfth Month 28, 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.

Extent

0.1 Linear Feet (1 volume)

Language

English

Overview

This collection is comprised of the single volume manuscript describing Joshua Sharpless's visit to Native American tribes in New York state with John Pierce and Henry Simmons. The inside cover includes the signature of Aaron Sharpless, and it appears that he may have copied the manuscript from the diaries of Joshua Sharpless.

Acquisition

"Account of a visit paid to the Indians in New York State" was donated to Special Collections, Haverford College in 1933 by Dr. William Sharpless.

Related Materials

  • HC.MC.975.01.069 Joshua Sharpless diaries
  • HC.MC.975.07.083 "Some Account of Joshua Sharpless"
  • HC.MC.975.07.130 "Account of Isaac Coates, Joshua Sharpless & John Pierce's Visits to the Indian Reservation in Western New York"

Processing Information

Processed by Kara Flynn; completed January, 2016.
Title
"Account of a visit paid to the Indians in New York State," undated
Author
Kara Flynn
Date
January, 2016
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

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