Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Summary Information

Repository:
Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College
Creator - crp:
Brown, Moses, 1738-1836
Creator - crp:
Churchman, John, 1753-1805
Creator - crp:
Emlen, James, 1792-1866
Creator - crp:
Forster, Josiah, 1782-1870
Creator - crp:
Fothergill, Samuel
Creator - crp:
Kite, Thomas, 1785-1845
Creator - crp:
Shillitoe, Thomas, 1754-1836
Creator - crp:
Tuke, Esther, 1727-1794
Creator - crp:
Wilbur, John, 1774-1856
Creator - aut:
Emlen, Sarah Foulke Farquhar (Sarah Foulke Farquhar Emlen), 1787-1849
Creator - crp:
Emlen, Samuel
Creator - crp:
Emlen, Samuel, 1829-1920
Creator - crp:
Emlen, James, 1760-1798
Title:
Emlen Family Papers
ID:
SFHL.RG5.038
Date [inclusive]:
1740-1886
Date [bulk]:
1817-1849
Physical Description:
0.75 Linear Feet (2 boxes)
Language of the Material:
English
Abstract:
Contains papers relating to the Emlen family, residents of Middletown and West Chester, Pennsylvania. Chiefly correspondence (1817-1849) of Sarah Foulke Farquhar Emlen (1787-1849), Quaker minister, relating to her travels to visit Friends' meetings in England, Ireland, New England, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and Virginia. Also correspondence of Quaker ministers 1740-1790, copybooks, and memorabilia. Includes material relating to Westtown School, a Quaker boarding school in Chester County, Pa., where both Emlens taught; the Hicksite-Orthodox separation; slavery, the free produce movement and other Quaker concersn. Correspondents include Moses Brown, John Churchman, Samuel Emlen (ca. 1765-1837), Josiah Forster, Samuel Fothergill, Isaac Hadwen, Thomas Kite, Thomas Shillitoe, Esther Tuke, Joseph Whitall, and John Wilbur.

Preferred Citation

[Indicate the cited item or series here], Emlen Family Papers, RG5/038, Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

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Biographical / Historical

Sarah Foulke Farquhar Emlen was born 4mo 27, 1787, the daughter of Cadwalader and Phebe Foulke of Monmouth County, New Jersey. Her parents moved frequently, and her mother died when she was 15. Her father died in Ohio County, Virginia, in 1809. In 1809 she married William Farquhar under the care of Short Creek Monthly Meeting, Ohio. He died in 1811, and their infant son died the following year. Supporting herself as a teacher, Sarah Farquhar taught at the Westtown School in West Chester, Pennsylvania, 1811-1816. In 1816, she married James Emlen (1792-1866) under the care of Concord Monthly Meeting. He was the son of James and Phebe Peirce Emlen; his father was an Elder at Middletown Monthly Meeting, Chester Co., and served on the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting Indian Committee as well as Westtown Committee. Like his father, James Emlen served as an Elder and on the Westtown Committee and traveled as a companion to Quaker ministers. About 1814, he moved to a farm in Middletown, Chester Co., where he operated a school for boys. In 1835, the family moved to Westtown where James Emlen worked as a teacher at the Boarding School School. Sarah Emlen began her ministry at a young age and was recorded as a minister by Chester Monthly Meeting in 1828. She travelled extensively in the U.S. and Great Britain. In 1831-1832, in the company of Esther Lewis and Henry Hull, she visited the southern States, and in 1844-1845 she visited Great Britain and Ireland. Sarah and James had seven children: James (1816-1827); Mary (1818-1893 married Chalkley Bell; Phebe (1820-1887) married three times; Sarah Cresson (1822-1904) married William P. Bangs, a Delaware merchant; Ann (1824-1905) married Joseph Howell; Susan (1826-1887) unmarried; and Samuel (1829-1920) who married Sarah Williams and was a recorded minister. Sarah Foulke Farquhar Emlen died 7mo 27, 1849

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Scope and Contents

Contains papers relating to the Emlen family, residents of Middletown, Pennsylvania. Chiefly correspondence (1817-1849) of Sarah Foulke Farquhar Emlen (1787-1849), Quaker minister, relating to her travels to visit Friends' meetings in England, Ireland, New England, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and Virginia, as well as similar journeys made by her husband, James Emlen (1792-1866). Also biographical data, reference materials, and memorabilia. Includes material relating to Westtown School, a Quaker boarding school in Chester County, Pa., where both Emlens taught; the Hicksite-Orthodox separation; and the free produce movement. Correspondents include Moses Brown, John Churchman, Samuel Emlen (ca. 1765-1837), Josiah Forster, Samuel Fothergill, Isaac Hadwen, Thomas Kite, Thomas Shillitoe, Esther Tuke, Joseph Whitall, and John Wilbur.

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Arrangement

The collection is organized in into four series:

  1. Correspondence sent by Sarah Emlen
  2. Correspondence received by Sarah and James Emlen
  3. Miscellaneous correspondence
  4. Miscellaneous papers

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Administrative Information

Publication Statement

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

500 College Avenue Swarthmore, Pennsylvania 19081 friends@swarthmore.edu URL: http://www.swarthmore.edu/friends-historical-library.xml

Revision Description

This electronic finding aid was updated in Summer 2016 by Abdulrezak Kemal in preparation for importing into ArchivesSpace, to conform to current markup standards and the ArchivesSpace data model.This finding aid was revised in September 2017 by Susanna K. Morikawa to provide better detail and access. 20162017

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. George W. Emlen, 1965, 1969

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

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 ps and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by reader.

Custodial History

The papers apparently were preserved by Samuel Emlen (1829-1920), son of Sarah and James Foulke. His son, George W. Emlen, married Eleanor Cope in 1877 and lived in Germantown, Philadelphia, Pa. Their son, George William Emlen, Jr., marrried Eleanor Clark. George W. and Eleanor C. Emlen, Jr., donated the Sarah Emlen correspondece and journals to FHL in 1965. In 1969, they donated the additional Quaker correspondence and miscellaneous papers.

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Related Materials

Separated Materials

The following material has been removed from the collection and recatalogued:

  1. "Anthony Benezet to His Friend Ann Emlen", 1784; "Life of Elizabeth Ashbridge"; Appendix.
  2. Journals of Sarah Foulke Farquhar Emlen, 1811-1845. See Journals MSS 003/052

Related Materials

James Emlen, Journal of trip to Seneca Indians in connection with proposed treaty (photocopy), 1794. MSS 003/051

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Controlled Access Headings

  • Teachers -- Pennsylvania
  • Women clergy -- Pennsylvania
  • Women teachers -- Pennsylvania
  • Boarding schools -- Pennsylvania
  • Free produce movement
  • Lay ministry -- Pennsylvania
  • Lay ministry -- Society of Friends
  • Quakers -- Great Britain
  • Quakers -- Ireland
  • Quakers -- New England
  • Quakers -- New York (State)
  • Quakers -- North Carolina
  • Quakers -- Ohio
  • Quakers -- Pennsylvania
  • Quakers -- Virginia
  • Quakers -- Social life and customs
  • Schools -- Pennsylvania
  • Slave labor -- United States
  • Slavery -- Anti-slavery movements
  • Slavery -- United States
  • Slavery and the church -- Society of Friends
  • Voyages and travels -- 19th century
  • Quaker women -- Pennsylvania
  • Schools -- Pennsylvania -- Chester County
  • Great Britain -- Churches and religious affairs -- Quaker
  • Ireland -- Churches and religious affairs -- Quaker
  • Middletown (Delaware County, Pa.)
  • New England -- Churches and religious affairs -- Quaker
  • New York (State) -- Churches and religious affairs -- Quaker
  • North Carolina -- Churches and religious affairs -- Quaker
  • Ohio -- Churches and religious affairs -- Quaker
  • Pennsylvania -- Churches and religious affairs -- Quaker
  • Schools -- Pennsylvania
  • Tennessee -- Churches and religious affairs -- Quaker
  • Virginia -- Churches and religious affairs -- Quaker
  • Lay ministry -- Society of Friends
  • Society of Friends -- Education -- Pennsylvania
  • Society of Friends -- History
  • Society of Friends -- Great Britain
  • Society of Friends -- Ireland
  • Society of Friends -- New England
  • Westtown Boarding School
  • Emlen family

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Collection Inventory

Ser. 1. Correspondence sent by Sarah Emlen

General Note: According to original checklist, the letters were informally bound as received. They were detached by FHL staff in 1982 and foldered in a single group. The letters are numbered, but not a consecutive run. Most are to her husband, James Emlen, sent during her travels in the ministry.

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Title/Description Instances
Sarah Emlen to James Emlen who is visiting Ohio, 1817-08-30

Scope and Contents: James is in Ohio, visiting Indian tribes. She is visiting family, but greatly misses her infant son, James, born 1816.

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Sarah Emlen (Ohio and Western Pennsylvania) to James Emlen and his reply, 1819 8 mo 28 and 11 mo 9 1819 9mo 19

Scope and Contents: Sarah Emlen was visiting family and meetings in Ohio and Western Pennsylvania. She mentions that she heard Elias Hicks sermon and was moved by his talk. In November she attended Ohio Select Meeting working on committee on the revision of the Discipline; Hicks spoke at the end of the meeting on the oppression of African Americans. James wrote to her 9mo 19 with family news and advice; their two babies, James and Mary, were being cared for with help.

Sarah Emlen (New York and New England) to James, 1825 8mo-11 mo

Scope and Contents: 8 ALsS (autograph letters,signed), visiting New York and New England. Had a meeting with the "colored people" in Providence and visited with Moses Brown.

Sarah Emlen to James who is in traveling with Thomas Shillitoe, 1828

Scope and Contents: 8 ALsS. Sarah is at home in Westtown, visiting Friends in midst of Separation tension and division within monthly meetings and the school while James was traveling in Ohio, Indiana, Virginia and North Carolina, accompanying Thomas Shillitoe on a religious visit. She describes the split within the Chester monthly meeting and is staunchly Orthodox.

Sarah Emlen (Muncy, Pennsylvania) to James, 1830

Scope and Contents: ALS describes her visit to meetings in Muncy and vicinity

Sarah Emlen to Elizabeth Oakford, 1831

Scope and Contents: ALS to Elizabeth C. Oakford of Darby Monthly Meeting, a friend and confidant.

Sarah Emlen (Delaware and Maryland) to James, 1831

Scope and Contents: 2 ALsS. Describes her arduous visits to the meetings in Delaware and Maryland in December.

Letters (Virginia and North Carolina) to her husband and daughters, 1832-01-1832-04

Scope and Contents: 9 ALsS (autographed letters, signed). Visits to Virginia and North Carolina. In Virginia she describes the loss in number of meetings as Friends move away. Fear remains after slave insurrection of 1831. She comments on the dreadful lives of the blacks. She does not think that the Society of Friends will survive there and found little interest in the meetings when she visited from people belonging to other societies. She was dDiscouraged and weary, enduring bad weather and rain. Remarks on the meteor showers visible in April and the fears of the local people.

Sarah Emlen (Tennessee to Virginia) to James, 1832-05-1832-06

Scope and Contents: 7 ALsS. Visiting Quaker meetings in Tennessee, Yadkins River area, and as far south as Blount County before turning homeward. Remarks that the Southerners are becoming more hardened in their attitude towards blacks, and she fears that a cloud is gathering over the land. Her return is through Virginia.

Letters to Elizabeth C. Oakford, 1832-1834

Scope and Contents: 7 ALsS. In 1832 Sarah Emlen was visiting New England Yearly Meeting. Elizabeth C. Oakford of Darby Monthly Meeting, died 8mo 4, 1834, was a close friend and confidante.

Sarah Emlen (Philadelphia-area meetings) to James, 1834

Scope and Contents: Sarah confides her fears of misquoting the scriptures and being criticized when she preaches. In her March letter she describes the wreck of the steamboat William Penn which caught fire and was beached at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, with the loss of five lives. She was carrying 120 passengers. William Penn was on a voyage from New Castle, Pennsylvania to Philadelphia. Most letters are sent from Philadelphia where Sarah Emlen is visiting meetings.

Sarah Emlen (England) to James, 1835

Scope and Contents: 1 letter sent from London. Attending the Yearly Meeting and mentions visiting Friends and Britain.

Sarah Emlen (London) to James, 1836-04-18

Scope and Contents: Letter sent while attending London Yearly Meeting, visiting Friends

Sarah Emlen (London) to James, 1836-11-29

Scope and Contents: Letter (ALS) from London

Sarah Emlen (Philadelphia area) to James, 1836-12-02

Scope and Contents: ALS. Sarah Emlen is back in the U.S., visiting meetings in Philadelphia area

Sarah Emlen (New Jersey, New York) to James, 1837, 1838

Scope and Contents: Letter sent 1837 from Burlington, NJ, where she is visiting a cousin who is ill. Letter sent 1838 as she visits Quaker meetings in New Jersey and New York.

Sarah Emlen (England, Ireland) to James, 1844-06-1844-08

Scope and Contents: 7 ALsS, sent from Liverpool and then Ireland, where she received a warm response. Traveling with Esther? In Limerick, she comments on the "White Quakers."

Sarah Emlen (Ireland) to James, 1844-09-1844-12

Scope and Contents: 5 ALsS. In early October, she sailed across the Channel to return to England. She relays that she has heard questioning about why her husband is not traveling with her since her health is fragile - the response is that a Philadelphia Elder had responded that it would be a bad precedent.

Sarah Emlen (England) to James, 1845-01-1845-05

Scope and Contents: 6 ALsS. In London, she bewails the decline of Quaker meetings, Grace Church and Southwark, "It was like going into the Sepulchers of their forefather." Attends London and Dublin Yearly Meetings.

Sarah Emlen (Tottenham QM) to Joseph and Hannah Whitall, 1845-02-03

Scope and Contents: ALS. Her letter dDescribes visiting Ireland for three months and the sorry state of the Society of Friends in that place.

Sarah Emlen (Yorkshire) to James, 1845-03-23

Scope and Contents: ALS, visiting Hackworth School in Yorkshire, England, and heading to Dublin Yearly Meeting in four weeks.

Sarah Emlen (Westtown) to Tabitha Hadwen, Liverpool, England, 1845-12-10

Scope and Contents: ALS from Westtown Boarding School. She is very discouraged by the state of the Society in the U.S.

Sarah Emlen to "My endeared friend", 1849-01-09

Scope and Contents: ALS from Westtown Boarding School. Sarah mentions her times of depression and disappointment but her return in faith.

Sarah Emlen to cousin, undated

Scope and Contents: Sarah Emlen to unnamed cousin. Attended Yearly Meeting where Hulda Sears from North Carolina spoke.

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Ser. 2. Correspondence received by Sarah and James Emlen

Scope and Contents: This series contains letters from fellow Quaker ministers and other members of the Society of Friends, received largely by Sarah Emlen on her travels and arranged alphabetically by sender. There also are a few family letters sent.

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Title/Description Instances
William Bangs to father, 1858-03-21

Scope and Contents: ALS concerning financial problems of his brother-in-law Samuel Emlen. Presumably to James Emlen. Samuel suffered business reverses but eventually became an acknowledged minister.

Moses Brown to Sarah Emlen, 1826-1828

Scope and Contents: 3 ALsS. The letter contain Quaker news, including his invitation in 1826 to meet with Elias Hicks who declined his offer

Asenath Clark, New Garden, N.C., to Sarah Emlen, 1847-01

Scope and Contents: ALS (autograph letter, signed). Asenath and her husband Dougan were the first superintendents of the New Garden Boarding School.

M. Collins, Springfield, N.C., to Sarah Emlem, 1814-11-18

Scope and Contents: ALS from Quaker minister, expressing her thanks for Sarah Emlen's letter of encouragement. She has met with John Shoemaker and his companion John Brown in Baltimore and is nauseated at the plight of slaves as they traveled to New Garden, N.C.

William Edwards, Philadelphia, to Sarah Emlen, 1844-04-18

Scope and Contents: Letter sent to her as she leaves on her mission

Emlen daughters (Phebe and Sarah) to Sarah Emlen, 1845

Scope and Contents: Letter to their mother

James Emlen to Sarah Emlen, 1819-09-19

Scope and Contents: Sarah was in Ohio, and James and children were at home, with help. He expresses words of encouragement.

James Emlen to Sarah Emlen, 1845

Scope and Contents: Letter written from Westtown.

Thomas Evans to James and Sarah Emlen, 1845-1846, n.d.

Scope and Contents: 3 ALsS from Tottenham, England

Abraham Fisher, Springfield Youghal, to Sarah Emlen, 1844-08-10

Scope and Contents: ALS. Fisher (1783-1871) was Quaker merchant and businessman.

Josiah Foster to Sarah Emlen, 1844-1845

Scope and Contents: 2 ALsS. English Friend

Isaac Hadwen, Liverpool, to Sarah Emlen, 1845-02-14

Scope and Contents: Offers to pay transportation for James Emlen to join Sarah.

S. (?) Hadwen, 1848-08-16

Scope and Contents: Letter to "My Beloved Friend" mentions calamity in Ireland and visits of Quaker including Samuel Bewley as well as family news.

S.W.(?), Hastings in Sussex, to Sarah Emlen, 1837-08-30

Scope and Contents: The letter mentions changes and issues in Society of Friends, including publication of Truth Vindicated.

Ann and John Hodgkin, Jr., London, to Sarah Emlen, 1844-12-22

Scope and Contents: A warm invitation to stay with them since they hear that Sarah has been ill. The letter includes her response, indicating that she is feeling better.

Mary Hustler to Sarah Emlen, undated
Ann Jones to Sarah Emlen, 1844-10-07

Scope and Contents: ALS regarding acting as a traveling companion for Sarah Emlen

Thomas Kite, Philadelphia, to Sarah Emlen, 1844-09-15

Scope and Contents: His letter to Sarah Emlen in Ireland tell of the death of his daughter

Abraham Pennell to James and Sarah Emlen, 1825-12-20

Scope and Contents: ALS containing religious advice

Elizabeth Pitfield to Sarah and James Emlen, 1832, 2mo 4 and undated

Scope and Contents: Undated letter addressed to Sarah at Westtown in response to her request to accompany her in the ministry, and the 1832 ALS describes a letter with Sarah's response to slavery while visiting Virginia

R. and Lydia Price, Philadelphia, to James and Sarah Emlen, 1827

Scope and Contents: 2 AlsS. Condolences on death of their son, James, and the placement of their son in Westtown School.

Thomas Scattergood, Philadelphia, to Sarah Emlen, 1832-04-19

Scope and Contents: Sarah is traveling in the ministry in Tennessee.

Hannah W. Sharpless, Newtown, to Sarah Emlen, 1844-11-15

Scope and Contents: ALS to Sarah Emlen who is traveling in the ministry in England.

Thomas Shillitoe to James Emlen, 1829-03-24

Scope and Contents: ALS

Joseph Whitall to Sarah Farquhar/Emlen, 1815, 1844

Scope and Contents: 2 ALsS, words of encouragement. In 1844, Sarah was in Liverpool.

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Ser. 3. Miscellaneous correspondence, 1740-1858

Scope and Contents: Arranged chronologically. Includes correspondence between Quaker ministers and Emlen family letters.

Title/Description Instances
James Steel to John Musgrave, 1740-08-14

Scope and Contents: Subpoena to appear before court in Philadelphia concerning case between Lord Baltimore and Pennsylvania proprietors

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Catherine Payton, London, to John Churchman, 1753-07-03

Scope and Contents: Autograph letter signed (ALS). Catherine Payton (1727-1794), English Quaker minister, married William Phillips in 1772. She was acknowledged as a minister about 1748 and visited America.

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Samuel Fothergill, Warrington, Pa., to John Churchman, 1753-10-17

Scope and Contents: ALS. John Churchman (1705-1775), Chester County, Pa., farmer and surveyor. Recorded as a minister in 1735. Visited England in the ministry in 1750.

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Ann Fothergill, London, to John Churchman, 1755-06-28

Scope and Contents: Letter from the sister of Quaker minister Samuel Fothergill. Ann Fothergill (1715-1802)

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Samuel Fothergill, Warrington, Pa., to John Churchman, 1755-10-12

Scope and Contents: ALS. Samuel Fothergill (1715-1772), English Quaker minister, visited America 1754-1756.

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Samuel Fothergill to John Churchman, 1756-10-26

Scope and Contents: ALS from aboard ship near Bombayhook after traveling in America in the ministry.

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Samuel Fothergill, Warrington, England, to John Churchman (copy), 1756-10-26

Scope and Contents: ALS, notes that his first letter upon returning to England after travel in America

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Ann Fothergill, London, to John Churchman, 1758-09-16

Scope and Contents: ALS, sister of Quaker minister Samuel Fothergill. Ann Fothergill (1715-1802)

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Samuel Fothergill to Susanna Walton, 1760-06-27

Scope and Contents: ALS as she embarks on a religious visit to America

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Esther Tuke, York, England, to George Churchman, 1794-08-08

Scope and Contents: ALS. Esther Tuke (1727-1794), English Quaker minister and second wife of William Tuke, Quaker philanthropist.

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James Emlen (1760-1798) to "Esteemed Friend" (draft), 1796-08

Scope and Contents: ALS draft. James Emlen, father of James Emlen (1793-1866), served on the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting Indian Committee. The letter concerns a claim by Tuscarora tribe on lands in Virginia.

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Samuel Emlen to Thomas Stevenson, 1816-1835

Scope and Contents: ALsS. Burlington, NJ., Quaker concerning financial matters. Stephenson was a wealthy Philadelphia Quaker merchant and agent.

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James Emlen (1793-1866), Westtown, to Thomas Evans, 1835, 1844

Scope and Contents: Thomas Evans (1798-1868) was a Quaker minister from Philadelphia. James Emlen, husband of Sarah, was at Westtown Boarding School.

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Joseph Balderston to William Bangs, approximately 1845

Scope and Contents: ALS. Balderston expresses a warning to him concerning Bangs's sudden conversion and preaching. William P. Bangs (1818-1872) married Sarah Cresson Emlen in 1846.

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Joseph Bewley, County Carlow, to Isaac Hedwen, approximately 1845

Scope and Contents: ALS concerning Sarah Emlen's visit in the ministry in Ireland

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John Wilbur, Rhode Island, to William Bangs, 1849,1851

Scope and Contents: 2 ALsS, religious concerns. Wilbur (1774-1856)\, Quaker minister at the center of the split in New England Yearly Meeting in 1845.

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Joseph King to William Bangs, 1850-03-27

Scope and Contents: Joseph King, Baltimore, with praise to Bangs for his devotion to Society of Friends. Comments that unhappy with Friends' plain language use of thee rather than thou.

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Ann Franklin, Lancaster, to nephew Samuel Emlen and brother, 1851

Scope and Contents: Letters concerning finance.

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James Emlen to his children, 1856-1858

Scope and Contents: 7 letters to his children and their families

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Joseph Merrefield, Baltimore, to dear cousin, 1852-11-28

Scope and Contents: ALS on marriage of Samuel Emlen to Sarah Williams

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George G. Williams to Samuel and Sarah Emlen, 1858-08-18

Scope and Contents: ALS from Sarah's father. Samuel and Sarah Williams were married in 1851.

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William Bangs to brother Samuel, 1860-02-12

Scope and Contents: Letter of sympathy for death of his son. Samuel Emlen, member of Philadelphia Monthly Meeting, Northern District, suffered business losses about the same time and moved to Germantown. He became a recorded minister in 1864, and in later life devoted himself to social and religious concerns.

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Charles Marseilles, journalist, to Samuel Emlen, 1888-03-21

Scope and Contents: He was seeking information about the Society of Friends and its branches.

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Ser. 4. Miscellaneous papers , 1770-1886, undated

Title/Description Instances
"Notes on receiving goods feloniously obtained", undated

Scope and Contents: Manuscript statement against buying products of slave labor.

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Certificate of removal for Elizabeth Hoopes from Goshen M.M. to Darby M.M., 1770-01-05

Scope and Contents: From Goshen to Darby Monthly Meeting. Elizabeth, widow of Stephen Hoopes. Removal and clearness.

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A List of ministering Friends who visited this Country from Europe, 1836

Scope and Contents: Also those Americans who visited Europe. Manuscript notebook, "Copied for Ann Sharpless, 1836." lso includes those Americans who visited Europe. Copied for Ann Sharpless.

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Account of the Separation concerning Providence and Middletown meeting houses, undated

Scope and Contents: Manuscript concerning disputed use of the Providence and Middletown meeting houses. Unsigned.

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Westtown School albums (2), 1805-1806

Scope and Contents: Two autograph/copy books signed by Westtown students

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Sarah Williams copybook, 1843

Scope and Contents: Manuscript poetry and prose. Sarah Williams married Samuel Emlen in 1851.

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James Emlen essay book, undated

Scope and Contents: Copy essays (copies?) on miscellaneous topics

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Sarah Farquhar (?) copy book, undated, circa 1814-1843

Scope and Contents: Poetry and prose

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Miscellaneous writings, undated

Scope and Contents: Poetry and prose, memorials to eminent Friends, etc. Written at Westtown, early 19th century

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Copy of Letitia Penn's 1701 certificate of removal, 1701 7mo 27

Scope and Contents: Undated mManuscript copy of Penn's 1701 certificate

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Facsimile of George Fox 1660 letter, 1868

Scope and Contents: Lithograph

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Journal of Margaret Ellis (published), 1886

Scope and Contents: Unbound sections given to Mary Leggett Williams from Charles Caleb Cresson. See book catalog for complete copies.

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