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Amy Fenimore diary

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-025

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of the single original, handwritten copy of Amy Fenimore’s diary for the years 1803 to 1840. Diary entries largely focus on prayers and religious reflection, and many describe Quaker meetings, and births, deaths, and marriages within the Quaker community. Entries during the years 1832-1833 discuss the Hicksite-Orthodox Quaker separation, or as Fenimore refers to it, the separation between “Friends and orthodox.” Illnesses and medical treatments are also described.

Dates

  • 1803-1840

Creator

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).

Biographical Note

Amy Fenimore was a Quaker from Philadelphia. She married John Fenimore (d. 1816) in 1793, and was disowned by the Society of Friends, Mount Holly Monthly Meeting on June 6, 1793 for marrying a non-member. The couple had two children: Jason Fenimore (m. Mary Fell 1839), and Esther G. Fenimore. In March of 1803, Fenimore condemned her marriage outside of the Society of Friends and requested to have her membership in the society renewed, along with that of her two children. After having her membership in the Society of Friends renewed, Fenimore and her daughter Esther transferred to Spruce St. Meeting in 1840.

Extent

0.042 Linear Feet (1 volume)

Language

English

Overview

Amy Fenimore was a Quaker from Philadelphia. Her diary entries largely focus on prayers and religious reflection, and many describe Quaker meetings, and births, deaths, and marriages within the Quaker community. Entries during the years 1832-1833 discuss the Hicksite-Orthodox Quaker separation.

Acquisition

Unknown.

Related Materials

HC.MC.975.01.014 Lydia Cooke diaries

Processing Information

Processed by Kara Flynn; completed July, 2015.

Creator

Title
Amy Fenimore diary, 1803-1840
Author
Kara Flynn
Date
July, 2015
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

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