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Price family papers

 Collection — othertype: SC-101
Identifier: SFHL-SC-101


This collection includes letters of Benjamin and Jane Price, among their family and with other Quakers. Also included are letters received by Benjamin's brother Eli K. Price regarding his legal practice, and by Benjamin's daughter-in-law Lydia H. Price, regarding family news. Bound volumes of letters record the correspondence of Benjamin and Jane Price while one or the other travelled in Quaker ministry. Of particular interest are : letters of Edward Hicks, regarding the Hicksite controversy ; letters of John Comly, regarding Quaker beliefs, the worship of Baal, and the views of Edward Hicks; letters of Deborah F. Wharton on Quaker concerns in Indian affairs; letters of Dillwyn Parrish regarding Quaker involvement in the Anti-slavery movement ; and an account by Benjamin Price of an Elias Hicks meeting. Other correspondents include Thomas Garrett, William Wharton, Jane Mott, and William Ellery Channing, regarding matters of practical or business concern.


  • Creation: 1809-1878


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This collection is available for research use.

Biographical / Historical

Benjamin and Jane Price were prominent Hicksite Quakers from Pennsylvania. Jane Price was born a Paxson, the daughter of Jacob and Mary Paxson. She married Benjamin Price in 1817. Benjamin had a brother Eli K. Price who ran a legal practice. Both Benjamin and Jane Price travelled in Quaker ministry.


.1 linear ft. (.1 linear feet (23 folders.))

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source of acquisition--Lucy Price MacIntire. Method of acquisition--Gift of.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source of acquisition--Arthur Edwin Bye. Method of acquisition--Gift of; Date of acquisition--1957.

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