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Kirk family correspondence

 Collection — othertype: SC-069
Identifier: SFHL-SC-069


This collection includes letters written by Thomas Kirk and his son Israel to their family in Pennsylvania as they moved first to Center Monthly Meeting in Ohio, and later to Duck Creek Monthly Meeting, Ind. The letters relate to family and local news and business. Two letters refer to the growing division in the Society, as the Hicksite controversy reaches Ohio Yearly Meeting.


  • Creation: 1818-1833


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This collection is available for research use.

Biographical / Historical

Thomas Kirk was a birthright Quaker. He was born in 1781, the son of Thomas and Hannah Kirk of Pennsylvania. He married Sarah Taylor and moved with her to Clinton Co., Ohio. Their eldest son was Israel, born in 1810. They later moved to Duck Creek in Indiana, where Thomas Kirk remained until his death in 1867.


.1 linear ft. (.1 linear feet (2 folders.))

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source of acquisition--Abigail Blackburn. Method of acquisition--Gift of; Date of acquisition--1971.

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Archives, Personal Papers, And Manuscripts (Appm)
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