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Henry Drinker correspondence

 Collection — othertype: SC-031
Identifier: SFHL-SC-031


This collection includes letters received by Henry Drinker regarding various business and personal matters. The correspondents include Ruth Anna Rutter (later Lindley), George Churchman, and William Brinton, who wrote concerning a subscription from Lampeter Preparative Meeting for relief in Europe.


  • Creation: 1791-1801


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This collection is available for research use.

Biographical / Historical

Henry Drinker, a prominent Quaker merchant in Philadelphia, was the son of Henry and Mary Gottier Drinker. He married Ann Swett in 1754 and then, after her death, married Elizabeth Sandwith in 1761. Drinker is perhaps best known for his exile with other Quaker pacifists to Winchester, Virginia, during 1777-1778. He was a Clerk of the Meeting for Sufferings, Treasurer of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting, and an Elder.


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

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source of acquisition--Charles F. Jenkins. Method of acquisition--Gift of.

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