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Clendenon Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG5-339
Overview The collection contains correspondence, journals, and other papers of the Robert and Elizabeth Clendenon family who served as Quaker missionaries to the Native Americans in Tunesassa, Cattaraugus County, New York, in 1812-1816 and were early settlers of Ceres, McKean County, Pennsylvania. Of special note are the diary and correspondence of Robert Clendenon. The bulk of the correspondence was received by Lydia Clendenon Chevalier and includes two letters dictated by Jacob Johnson, a member...
Dates: 1789 - 1975

Joseph Elkinton journal transcript

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-101
Overview

Joseph Elkinton's journal entries describe his 1816 trip from Philadelphia to a Quaker missionary settlement and school called "Tunessassa," among the Seneca in upstate New York. His entries describe the preparation for the trip and his travel from Philadelphia to Tunessassa. The location of the original journal is unknown.

Dates: 1816

Theodore Brinton Hetzel papers and graphics

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-1168
Abstract

Theodore Hetzel (1906-1990) was a Quaker professor of engineering at Haverford College in Haverford, Pennsylvania, whose interests led him to involvement with Native American and Quaker issues. An avid photographer, the materials in this collection are primarily photographic, as well as correspondence and documents.

Dates: 1866-1987; Majority of material found within 1930 - 1987

Achilles Pugh journal

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-056
Overview

Journal entries describe Pugh's travel from St. Louis, Missouri, to Lawrence, Kansas, Quaker meetings attended, meetings with "Indian agents" and officials, and visits to tribes and make payments.

Dates: 1869

Joshua Sharpless diaries

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Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-069
Overview

Entries describe Sharpless's travel to, and time spent in, Cornplanter's village during 1798.

Dates: 1798, 1965

Henry Simmons journals

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Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-072
Overview

Henry Simmons was a Quaker missionary to the Seneca Nation and a member Middletown Monthly Meeting. Henry Simmons's journals are related to time Simmons spent with the Oneida and Seneca tribes.

Dates: 1796-1800

Joel Swayne diary

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-078
Overview

Joel Swayne's diary entries describe his journey to the Seneca nation and the two years he spent there. Swayne provides detailed descriptions of the chief, “Cornplanter,” the chief’s family, the village and villagers, cultural differences between the Quakers and the Senecas, the difficulty of the language barrier, and discussions between Quaker missionaries and Seneca members.

Dates: 1798-1800

Joseph Walton diaries

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Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-083
Overview

Joseph Walton's diary entries focus on his various religious visits in the United States, and include details about his travel, attendance at meetings, descriptions of the communities he visited, discussions concerning the status of free African Americans, and issues surrounding voting, as well as descriptions of his time among Seneca and Onondaga reservations in New York.

Dates: 1875-1894

Thomas Wistar journals

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-089
Overview

Thomas Wistar's journal entries largely describe his work as an Indian Commissioner, including visits to Washington D.C. and various trips to Native American Reservations and Indian Agencies, including the Seneca Nation and the Wichita Indian Agency. In addition to his work as a commissioner, entries detail social calls with family and friends, descriptions of Quaker meetings, and religious reflection and prayers.

Dates: 1841-1875

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