An Inventory of the John Alston Papers, 1797-1874

(1 box; 0.5 linear ft.)

RG 5/002


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Abstract
John Alston (1794-1874) was a Quaker farmer who lived in Middletown, Delaware. This collection contains his journals (1837 (?)-1847 and n.d.), account books and business papers (1821-1874), and essays by Nathan Lord on slavery and salvation (1797).

Background note:
BIOGRAPHICAL AND HISTORICAL NOTE John Alston (1794-1874) was a Quaker farmer who lived in Middletown, Delaware.

Scope and content
SCOPE AND CONTENT OF THE RECORDS This collection contains his journals (1837 (?)-1847 and n.d.), account books and business papers (1821-1874), and essays by Nathan Lord on slavery and salvation (1797).

Arrangement
Arrangement The collection is divided into four series:


Added entries

Subjects
  • Delaware - Quakers
  • Diaries - 19th century
  • Farm life - Delaware
  • Quakers - Delaware
  • Quakers - Social life and customs
  • Slavery - United States
Additional Authors and Contributors
  • Alston, John, 1794-1874
  • Lord, Nathan
Credits
Processed by: Finding Aid Prepared by FHL staff
Date: 1948
Restrictions: Use Restrictions Copyright has not been assigned to Friends Historical Library All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in to the Director. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Friends Historical Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by reader.
Sponsor: Encoding made possible by a grant by the Gladys Kriebel Delmas Foundation to the Philadelphia Consortium of Special Collections Libraries


Inventory

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE RECORDS
Notes
Note to Researchers: To request materials, please note both the location and box numbers shown below:

Ser. 1. Account Books, 1821-1874

Account Book
Contains accounts of Appoquinminck Meeting, 1833-1847.
1832-1857 Box 1

Account Book 1821-1845 Box 1

Account Book 1847-1851 Box 1

Account Book 1853-1874 Box 1

Ser. 2. Journals, 1837

Journal 1837 5mo 15-1847 11mo 27 Box 1

3 small journals n.d. Box 1

Ser. 3. Financial Records, 1795

Financial records, n.d.
Receipts, indentures, letters, leases, recipes, manuscript account of dying sayings, “Extract of a letter from a Gentleman in Barbados to his friend in Philadelphia dated November 10th, 1766.”
Box 1

Deed to John Alston from Joshua Richardson and others, New Castle County, St. George near Drawyers Creek 5th mo. 14th, 1795 Box 1

Ser. 4. Miscellaneous, 1797

Lord, Nathan, [Essay on Negro Slavery, and Salvation] 1797 Box 1