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Alford, Terry (Seller)

 Person

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Eli F. Brown Collection

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-SC-277
Overview The collection contains manuscript memoirs of Eli F. Brown (1842-1908) in which he describes the hardships of Quakers caught in Loudoun County, Virginia, during the Civil War and immediately thereafter. He was briefly imprisoned for refusing miliary service and describes the looting and guerilla warfare, and the burning of Loudoun County in late 1864 on Sheridan's orders. Also in the collection is Brown's sympathetic account of John Brown's revolt in nearby Harpers Ferry as well as 19...
Dates: Circa 1880-1905

Caleb Peirce letterbook

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG5-340
Overview

Letter book of Philadelphia Quaker merchant Caleb Peirce (1763-1853). 270 complete business letters, 43 partial with alternating pages removed. Peirce operated a hardware store that offered all types of metalwork as well as related household and some fine goods. He corresponded with shippers, suppliers, fellow merchants, and customers, and the letters document the challenges of domestic and international commerce.

Dates: 1805 - 1812

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Loudoun County (Va.) -- History -- Sources 1
Quaker businesspeople 1
Quakers -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia 1
Quakers -- United States -- Civil War, 1861–1865 1
Quakers -- Virginia -- Loudoun County 1