An Inventory of the Hannah M. Levick Family Papers, 1766-1896

(1 box; 0.25 linear ft.)

RG 5/086


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Abstract
Hannah M. Levick was a Hicksite Quaker, the daughter of Richard and Sara Moore of Richmond in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, and a granddaughter of Theophilus and Hannah Foulke. In 1843 she married William M. Levick of Philadelphia, and they became members of Green Street Monthly Meeting. Her husband was employed as a conveyancer in Philadelphia, and Hannah wrote a number of articles for Quaker publications. The collection includes correspondence of Theophilus and Hannah Foulke, 1794-1796, and a copy of a letter written by Emmor Kimber concerning an escaped slave, Henry Franklin. Also includes travel journals of William M. and Hannah M. Levick (1844, 1852-53, 1866), poetry by Hannah M. Levick, genealogical material concerning the Moore, Lloyd, Lester, Foulke, and related families, as well as a small amount of miscellaneous material.

Background note:
BIOGRAPHICAL AND HISTORICAL Hannah M. Levick was a Hicksite Quaker, the daughter of Richard and Sara Moore of Richmond in Bucks County, Pa., and a granddaughter of Theophilus and Hannah Foulke. In 1843 she married William M. Levick of Philadelphia, and they became members of Green Street Monthly Meeting. Her husband was employed as a conveyancer in Philadelphia, and Hannah wrote a number of articles for Quaker publications.

Scope and content
SCOPE AND CONTENT The collection includes correspondence of Theophilus and Hannah Foulke, 1794-1796, and a copy of a letter written by Emmor Kimber concerning an escaped slave, Henry Franklin. Also includes travel journals of William M. and Hannah M. Levick (1844, 1852-53, 1866), poetry by Hannah M. Levick, genealogical material concerning the Moore, Lloyd, Lester, Foulke, and related families, as well as a small amount of miscellaneous material. Hannah kept up an active correspondence with Quaker and other periodicals, and many of her letters apparently were printed in these periodicals. She was interested in the history of the various families from whom she and her husband were descended, and most of the genealogical material was copied by her.

Arrangement
Arrangement The collection is divided into five series:


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Subjects
  • Diaries
  • Foulke family
  • Fugitive slaves -- Pennsylvania
  • Lester family
  • Lloyd family
  • Moore family
  • New Jersey -- Description and travel
  • Pennsylvania -- Description and travel
  • Quakers -- Diaries -- 19th century
  • Quakers -- Pennsylvania
  • Quakers -- Social life and customs
  • Voyages and travel -- United States -- 19th century
Additional Authors and Contributors
  • Foulke, Hannah, 1767-1850
  • Foulke, Theophilus, 1761-1798
  • Franklin, Henry, d. 1889
  • Kimber, Emmor, 1775-1850
  • Levick, William M., 1821-1874
Credits
Processed by: Finding Aid Prepared by FHL staff
Date: 1975
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
Ser. 1. Genealogical material, 1786-1821, n.d.

Foulke family Box 1

Jones family Box 1

Lester family Box 1

Levick family Box 1

Lloyd family of Dolobran Box 1

Moore family Box 1

Noble family Box 1

Disownment of Theophilus Foulke by Richland Monthly Meeting 1786 8mo 17 Box 1

Acknowledgment of Hannah (Lester) Foulke, his wife 1793 9mo 19 Box 1

Disownment of Letitia (Lancaster) Foulke, wife of Dr. Antrim Foulke, by Northern District Monthly Meeting
Note: Dr. Folk's former property was later bought by Foulkeways, and named for him.
1821 8mo 21 Box 1

Ser. 2. Correspondence, 1766-1874

Letter by Joseph Lester to his father Feb. 8, 1766 Box 1

Letters of Theophilus and Hannah Foulke
Written while he was serving in the Pennsylvania Legislature. He met with an accidental death while home on a visit in 1798.
1794-1796 Box 1

Letters of Abraham Shriner, Emmor Kimber, and Hannah Levick
Leters concern a runaway slave, Henry Franklin, whose real name was Bill Bud. Includes a published Sketch of Henry Franklin and Family, 1887 4mo 26, by Hannah M. Levick.
1837 and 1880 Box 1

Letters by Hannah M. Levick to Friends Intelligencer and other periodicals, for publication, 1870-1896, and n.d. Box 1

Ms. Epistles to Ohio and Indiana Yearly Meetings of Women Friends 1870 5mo, 1871 5mo Box 1

Condolence letters, tributes, and obituaries on the death of William M. Levick 1874 6mo 10 Box 1

Ser. 3. Writings of William and Hannah (Moore) Levick, 1844-1889

Small journal of William M. Levick
Appears to concern a trip to Long Beach Island, NJ.
1844 7mo. Box 1

Small journal of Hannah M. Levick
Journal of trip to Bethlehem, Nazareth, Wind Gap, Stroudsburg, Delaware Water Gap, Easton, and home to Quakertown, Bucks Co.
1852 6mo 20 Box 1

Small journal of Hannah M. Levick
Journal of trip to Long Branch, NJ, and notes about yearly trips there until 1863.
1853 7mo 20 Box 1

Small journal of Hannah M Levick
Journal of trip to Brooklyn, Coney Island, and tours of New York City.
1866 9mo 20 Box 1

Poetry by Hannah M. Levick 1886-1887 Box 1

Account of the life of Hannah White, a colored woman of Quakertown 1879 7mo 24 Box 1

Account of the life of Ellen McFetridge
Includes letter of Ellen's daughter, Ann Jane Detweiler, Nov. 24, 1889.
1889 Box 1

Ser. 4. Legal papers, 1799-1822, n.d.

Will of Thomas Moore, brother of Mordecai Moore (1711-1800), of Philadelphia Aug. 19, 1799 Box 1

Extracts of the will of Sarah Moore, possibly sister of Mordecai Moore, n.d. Box 1

Extracts of the will of William Jackson of Cecil Co., MD He
William Jackson was an uncle of Priscilla H. Jackson, who married Henry Moore.
dated Apr. 13, 1822. Box 1

Ser. 5. Memorabilia, 1857, n.d.

Broadside, “To the Citizens of the Twelfth Ward”
By the Executive Committee for the Relief of the Unemployed and Destitute, William M. Levick, Secretary.
Oct. 28, 1857 Box 1

Calling card, W.C. Armor, Executive Department, Harrisburg Box 1

Fragment on belief in the Scriptures n.d. Box 1