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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.
|Biographical data on Sarah Foulke Farquhar Emlen|
|1787 4mo 27||Sarah Foulke, daughter of Cadwalader & Phebe Foulke, born in Monmouth Co., N.J., near Arney Town|
|1809 11mo 2||Married 1st William Farquhar, son of Allen & Phebe of Ohio Co., Va. in Short Creek MM, Jefferson Co., Ohio.|
|1819 9mo||Infant son born|
|1819 11mo 8||Husband William died|
|1811 2mo||Infant son died|
|1816 1mo 11||Married 2nd James Emlen (b. 1792 6mo 17), son of James Phebe|
|1816||son James born (died 1827)|
|1820||daughter Phebe born|
|1822||daughter Sarah Cresson born|
|1824||daughter Ann born|
|1826||daughter Susan born|
|1829||son Samuel born|
|1849||Sarah died, Bur. west Chester, Pa.|
Additional Authors and Contributors
Ser. 1. Biographical material, 1784, n.d.
|Journal of Margaret Ellis
Includes: “Anthony Benezet to His Friend Ann Emlen”, 1784; “Life of Elizabeth Ashbridge”; Appendix. F.H.L., BX7795.A82A3
|(unbound printed copy)||Box 1|
Ser. 2. Correspondence, 1660-1886, n.d.
|Correspondence||1796-1886, n.d.||Box 1: 1|
|William P. Bangs|
|John P. Balderston|
|William L. Edwards|
|Ann and John Hodgkin, Jr.|
|Joseph King, Jr.|
|Hannah W. Sharpless|
|George G. Williams|
|William P. Bangs|
|Joseph and Hannah Whitall|
|Letters of Sarah Emlen
Mainly to husband, James Emlen. A few to Tabitha Hadwen, and Elizabeth C. Oakford. Subject of many letters is Sarah's travel in the ministry in England, Ireland, Maryland, North Carolina, New England, New York, Ohio.
|1819-1849||Box 1: 2|
|Facsimile of letter by George Fox||1660||Box 1|
|James Steel to John Musgrave||1740||Box 1|
|Ann Fothergill to John Churchman||1755, 1758||(2 letters)||Box 1|
|Samuel Fothergill to John Churchman||1753, 1755, 1756, 1756.||(4 letters)||Box 1|
|Catherine Payton to John Churchman||1753||Box 1|
|Esther Tuke to George Churchman||1794||Box 1|
Ser. 3. Memorabilia, 1801-1843, n.d.
|Autograph albums (owner unknown)||1805, 1806||Box 1|
|Sarah Farquhar||1801, 1815, n.d.||Box 1|
|Sarah Williams||1843||Box 1|
|James Emlen||n.d.||Box 1|
|Verses (ms.)||n.d.||(ms.)||Box 1|
Ser. 4. Reference material, 1701-1836, n.d.
|Notebook: A List of ministering Friends who visited this Country from Europe
Also includes those Americans who visited Europe. Copied for Ann Sharpless.
|“As nothing appears on our minutes...”, recounting the disputed use of the Providence and Middletown Meeting Houses by the two factions. Unsigned.||n.d.||(Ms.)||Box 1|
|Cert. of removal for Letitia Penn||1701 7mo 27||(Ms. copy)||Box 1|
|Cert. of removal for Elizabeth Hoopes from Goshen M.M. to Darby M.M.||1770 1mo 5||Box 1|
|“Notes on receiving goods feloniously obtained”
Against buying products of slave labor.