Samuel Smith papers
This collection includes 10 memorandum books of Samuel Smith, recounting his experiences as a travelling Quaker minister on his journeys in the eastern United States, Liverpool, London and Scotland. Also included is the copy book of a certain "S.B." of Darby Monthly Meeting, dated 1740-1746. This book contains tables of climates and distances, home remedies, and personal financial records. Notable are a list of the holdings of the Philadelphia library in 1741, an elegy to John Chalkley (1741), and an elegy to Robert Jordan.
- Smith, Samuel, ca. 1738-1817 (Person)
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Biographical / Historical
Samuel was a Quaker from Philadelphia. He was born ca. 1738, the son of Robert Smith of Buckingham Monthly Meeting of Friends. In 1763 he married Mary Woolston, the daughter of John Woolston of Middletown. Samuel Smith was a travelling Quaker minister whose journeys took him to New England as well as London and Liverpool.
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Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source of acquisition--Clarence H. Smith. Method of acquisition--Loaned by; Date of acquisition--1938.
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