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Longshore-Williams family correspondence

 Collection — othertype: SC-076
Identifier: SFHL-SC-076


This collection includes letters written to Mary W. Longshore from the family of her sister, Martha Williams, after the Williams moved from Pennsylvania to Warsaw, Ohio. Included are letters from her sister, brother-in-law, Isaac B. Williams, and nephews, Jonathon and Jeremiah. These letters relate family and local news, and news about the temperance and anti-slavery movements. A letter from Isaac B. Williams, dated 1861, relates his thoughts on the prospect of civil war. A letter from Dr. Joseph S. Longshore relates news of an 1840 anti-slavery society meeting in Bucks Co. Also included is an unsigned copy book that contains thoughts on the Bible, spirituality, and accounts of Quaker ministry, including that of Deborah Wharton.


  • Creation: 1840-1965-bulk 1840-1861


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This collection is available for research use.

Biographical / Historical

Mary White Longshore was born in 1792, the daughter of Joseph and Mary White, of Bucks County, Pa. In 1841 she married Abraham Longshore. Her sister Martha was born in 1788 and in 1818 married Isaac B. Williams. The Williams moved into Warsaw, Ohio, in 1840, but kept in close touch with their Longshore relations. Two of their sons, Joseph and Jeremiah, were frequent correspondents with Mary Longshore. She was a member of Middletown Monthly Meeting of Friends until her death in 1860.


.1 linear ft. (.1 linear feet (1 folder.))

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source of acquisition--Marion Longshore. Method of acquisition--Gift of; Date of acquisition--1965.

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