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Grellet-Gurney correspondence

 Collection — othertype: SC-049
Identifier: SFHL-SC-049


This collection includes correspondence of members of the Grellet and Gurney families. Letters between Stephen and Rebecca Collins Grellet to her Collins and Longstreth relations relate primarily family news. Also included are letters of the Gurneys, Joseph John and his wife, Elizabeth Paul, from William Forster, and from Stephan Grellet. These letters share news of traveling ministers and discussions of spiritual issues. Also of interest are a letter of Edward Pease, a letter from Mary Anna Longstreth to John Pease, a copy of the testimony of Stephen Grellet at Burlington Monthly Meeting of Friends in 1829, and the manuscript copy of a letter from Daniel Wheeler.


  • Creation: 1799-1859


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This collection is available for research use.

Biographical / Historical

Stephen Grellet was a prominent Quaker minister. Born in Limoges, France in 1773, he was the son of wealthy Catholics who were ruined in the French Revolution. Once he emigrated to the United States in 1795, Grellet became a convinced member of the Society of Friends. In 1804 he married Rebecca Collins. He travelled around the world preaching. Stephen Grellet died in 1855.


.1 linear ft. (.1 linear feet (17 folders.))

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source of acquisition--Alice Shoemaker. Method of acquisition--Gift of; Date of acquisition--1950.

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