Pemberton family papers

This collection consists of letters, memoranda, and notes of members of the Society of Friends, chiefly from the Pemberton and Parrish families of Philadelphia. Letters are of personal and religious matters. Among correspondents are John and Ann Ball, Robert Barclay, Abraham Scott, and Richard Vau...

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Main Author: Pemberton family (Creator)
Collection:Pemberton Family Papers
Collection Number:0484A
Format: Manuscript
Language:English
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Physical Description: 52.0 Linear feet 52 linear feet, 119 boxes, 35 volumes
Summary: This collection consists of letters, memoranda, and notes of members of the Society of Friends, chiefly from the Pemberton and Parrish families of Philadelphia. Letters are of personal and religious matters. Among correspondents are John and Ann Ball, Robert Barclay, Abraham Scott, and Richard Vaux. Papers of the Society of Friends include epistles, testimonies, memorials; extracts from earliest records of the Friends meetings in America at Salem and Plainfield, N.J.; and extracts from Friends writings. Among the other manuscripts are: minutes, 1756-1759 of the Friendly Association for Regaining and Promoting Peace with the Indians; James Carter account of sufferings of his family as slaves, 1807; Ann Parrish case book recording her "Visitations of the Sick," 1841; transcripts of Joseph Parrish articles on capital punishments, Friends doctrines, the popular worm, and the death of John Randolph; Robert Proud "extracts of letters and memorandums relative to Pennsylvania in former times," 1785-1806. James Carter Account published in P.M.H.B., 105 (1981):335-339.