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Rachel Wilson diary

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-086

Scope and Contents

This collection is comprised of the single typed transcript of Rachel Wilson's religious visit to New England and Charleston, South Carolina, from England. Entries describe her travels, Quaker families visited, and meetings attended.

Dates

  • 1768-1769

Creator

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

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

Biographical Note

Rachel Wilson (1722-1775) was born in 1722, the daughter of John and Deborah Wilson, in Kendal, England. Wilson was first recognized a Quaker minister circa 1739, at age 18. In 1742, she married Isaac Wilson, and the couple had nine children. Wilson made a religious visit to the British colonies in North America in 1768, and attended the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting in the fall of 1769, where she addressed John Woolman. Rachel Wilson died March 18, 1775, near London.

Extent

0.08 Linear Feet (1 volume)

Language

English

Overview

Rachel Wilson was a Quaker minister who made a religious visit to the British colonies in North America in 1768, and attended the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting in the fall of 1769, where she addressed John Woolman. The diary of Rachel Wilson's religious visit to New England and Charleston, South Carolina, from England. Entries describe her travels, Quaker families visited, and meetings attended.

Acquisition

The Rachel Wilson diary was donated to Special Collections, Haverford College in 1941 by Anna Braithwaite Thomas.

Related Materials

  • HC.MC.861 British Friends' letters, 1650-1985
  • HC.MC.955 Edward Wanton Smith papers
  • HC.MC.975.03.022 Rebecca Jones commonplace book

Processing Information

Processed by Kara Flynn; completed August, 2015.

Title
Rachel Wilson diary, 1768-1769
Author
Kara Flynn
Date
August, 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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