An Inventory of the Emlen Family Papers, 1796-1866

(1 box, approx. 200 ps)

RG 5/038


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Abstract
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.

Background note:
BIOGRAPHICAL AND HISTORICAL NOTE

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.
Scope and content
SCOPE AND CONTENT OF THE RECORDS 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.

Arrangement
Arrangement The collection is divided into four series:


Added entries

Subjects
  • Boarding schools -- Pennsylvania
  • Chester County (Pa.) -- Education -- Schools
  • Emlen family
  • Free produce movement
  • Great Britain -- Churches and religious affairs -- Quaker
  • Ireland --Churches and religious affairs -- Quaker
  • Lay ministry -- Pennsylvania
  • Lay ministry -- Society of Friends
  • 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
  • Pennsylvania -- Education -- Schools
  • Quakers -- Great Britain
  • Quakers -- Ireland
  • Quakers -- New England
  • Quakers -- New York (State)
  • Quakers -- North Carolina
  • Quakers -- Ohio
  • Quakers -- Pennsylvania
  • Quakers -- Social life and customs
  • Quakers -- Virginia
  • Schools -- Pennsylvania
  • Slave labor -- United States
  • Slavery -- Anti-slavery movements
  • Slavery -- United States
  • Slavery and the church -- Society of Friends
  • Society of Friends -- Education -- Pennsylvania
  • Society of Friends -- Great Britain
  • Society of Friends -- History
  • Society of Friends -- Ireland
  • Society of Friends -- Lay ministry
  • Society of Friends -- New England
  • Teachers -- Pennsylvania
  • Tennessee -- Churches and religious affairs -- Quaker
  • Virginia -- Churches and religious affairs -- Quaker
  • Voyages and travels -- 19th century
  • Women clergy -- Pennsylvania
  • Women teachers -- Pennsylvania
  • Women, Quaker -- Pennsylvania
Additional Authors and Contributors
  • Westtown Boarding School
Credits
Processed by: Finding Aid Prepared by FHL staff
Date: 1969
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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. 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

Authors:

William P. Bangs

Joseph Bewley

Moses Brown

Asenath Clark

John P. Balderston

William L. Edwards

James Emlen

Samuel Emlen

Sarah Emlen

Thomas Evans

Sarah Farquhar

Abraham Fisher

Samuel Fothergill

Anne Franklin

Sarah Green

Ann and John Hodgkin, Jr.

James [Steel]

Samuel Fothergill

Esther Tuke

Mary Hustler

Ann Jones

Joseph King, Jr.

Thomas Kite

Isaac Hadwen

Esther Levis

Joseph Merrefield

Abraham Pennell

Elizabeth Pitfield

R. Price

Thomas Scatterfield

Hannah W. Sharpless

Thomas Shillitoe

Joseph Whitall

John Wilbur

George G. Williams

Catherine Payton

Ann Fothergill

Recipients:

William P. Bangs

James Emlen

Samuel Emlen

Sarah Emlen

Thomas Evans

Josiah Forster

Isaac Hadwen

Thomas Stewardson

Susanna Walton

Joseph and Hannah Whitall

John Musgrave

John Churchman

George Churchman

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

Piece books

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.
1836 Box 1

“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.
n.d. Box 1