An Inventory of the Jennings-Clark-Eldridge Family Papers, 1768-1871

(1 box; 0.5 linear ft.)

RG 5/076


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Abstract
Hannah A. Jennings was the daughter of Phebe (Glover) and John Clark of Gloucester, N.J. She married Levi Jennings, a bricklayer, in 1832. The collection contains correspondence (1805-1861), household accounts, and miscellaneous papers of Hannah A. Jennings, her husband, Levi Jennings, and her mother, Phebe (Glover) Clark Eldridge. Includes a manuscript account of a sermon by Priscilla Hunt at Merion in 1823, the renunciation of Maria Emily (Imlay) by Ann Jones in 1826, and letters discussing the Hicksite controversy.

Background note:
BIOGRAPHICAL AND HISTORICAL Hannah A. Jennings (1803-1853), a New Jersey Quaker, was the daughter of Phebe (Glover) and John Clark of Gloucester, N.J. After her father's death, her mother married a widower, Isaac Eldridge, of Pilesgrove Monthly Meeting of Friends, in 1807. Hannah Clark married Levi Jennings, a bricklayer, in 1832.

Scope and content
SCOPE AND CONTENT The collection contains correspondence (1805-1861), household accounts, and miscellaneous papers of Hannah A. Jennings, her husband, Levi Jennings, and her mother, Phebe (Glover) Clark Eldridge. Includes a manuscript account of a sermon by Priscilla Hunt at Merion in 1823, the renunciation of Maria Emily (Imlay) by Ann Jones in 1826, and letters discussing the Hicksite controversy.

Arrangement
Arrangement The collection is divided into six series


Added entries

Subjects
  • Female Association of Philadelphia for promoting the manufacture and use of free cotton, 1829
  • Jennings family -- Papers
  • Quakers -- New Jersey
  • Quakers -- Social life and customs
  • Sermons -- Quaker
  • Society of Friends -- Hicksite controversy
Additional Authors and Contributors
  • Cadwallader, Priscilla, 1786-1859
  • Eldridge, Phebe, 1776-1845
  • Imlay, Maria, d. 1829
  • Jennings, Hannah A., 1803-1853
  • Jennings, Levi, b. 1799
  • Jones, Ann, 1774-1846
Credits
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Date: 1946, 2000
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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. Correspondence, 1805-1861
Organized by recipient and arranged chronologically.


Phebe Clark, recipient 1805-1807 Box 1

Isaac Eldridge, recipient 1807-1810 Box 1

Phebe Eldridge, recipient 1808-1817 Box 1

Phebe Eldridge, recipient 1821-1844 Box 1

Hannah A. (Clark) Jennings, recipient 1807-1852 Box 1

Levi Jennings, recipient 1830-1848 Box 1

Other family correspondence 1820-1861 Box 1

Ser. 2. Journal, 1820, 1826

Fragments 1820, 1826 Box 1

Ser. 3. Financial, 1809-1871

Accounts, bills, receipts 1809-1871 Box 1

Ser. 4. Legal Papers, 1768-1803, n.d.

Bonds, guardianship papers, wills, and papers relating to estates, mortgage papers Box 1

Deeds, filed in Deeds chart case, 1768-1803

John Hampton & Ann (his wife), to James Atkinson 1768

Isaac & Elizabeth Somers to Samuel Lippincott 1777

Thomas & Rachel Jennings to Levi Jennings 1803

Ser. 5. Genealogy and Meeting Papers relating to the family, 1797-1832, n.d.

Births & deaths, Jennings family and Logue family Box 1

Marriage certificates, 1797-1832:

Thomas Jennings to Rachel Glover 1797 Box 1

John Clark to Phebe Glover 1798 Box 1

Levi Jennings to Hannah A. Clark 1832 Box 1

Meeting papers, concerning the family, 1799-1827, n.d.: Box 1

Phebe Clark, Removal cert. from Evesham to Pilesgrove MM Box 1

Phebe Clark, Disownment from Evesham MM 1799

Phebe Eldridge, Removal cert. from Phila. MM to Pilesgrove MM 1827 Box 1

Ser. 6. Miscellaneous, 1829-1832, n.d.

Plot plans Box 1

Essays and extracts
Including a manuscript account of a sermon by Priscilla Hunt at Merion in 1823, and the account of a sermon by Ann Jones in 1826 in which she renounced Maria Emily (Imlay).
Box 1

Exercise books Box 1

Female Association of Philadelphia for promoting the manufacture and use of free cotton, Opening Minute and Rules 1829 (Mss) Box 1

Recipes and cures Box 1

Verses, mostly copies; some verses inspired by Elias Hicks Box 1