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Edith K. Bushong family papers

 Collection — othertype: SC-015
Identifier: SFHL-SC-015


These papers include the journal of Edith Bushong from 1856 to 1858, detailing the life of the wife of a 19th century Quaker farmer. The papers also include essays and a copy book of Abraham Rakestraw, recording his editorial letters to newspapers under various pseudonyms.


  • Creation: 1833-1872


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This collection is available for research use.

Biographical / Historical

Edith K. Bushong was a Hicksite Quaker who was born in 1836, the daughter of Elwood and Elizabeth Paxson. She married Gilbert Bushong in 1855 and died in 1914. Abraham Rakestraw was her half-brother by marriage.


.1 linear ft. (.1 linear feet (3 folders.))

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source of acquisition--Book Haven, Lancaster, PA. Method of acquisition--Purchased from; Date of acquisition--1988.

Description rules
Archives, Personal Papers, And Manuscripts (Appm)
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