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James Bringhurst papers


Held at: Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections [Contact Us]370 Lancaster Ave, Haverford, PA 19041

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in their reading room, and not digitally available through the web.

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James Bringhurst (1730-1810) was born on December 7, 1730, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the son of John Bringhurst and Mary Claypoole. He married Anna Pole, and the couple had seven children. He married Hannah Peters in 1778, and later married Ruth Barker. He was a wealthy merchant in Philadelphia, and was active in the American Philosophical Society, Pennsylvania Hospital, and Carpenter's Hall. He owned a country estate at Gray's Ferry, now part of Philadelphia, which his first wife, Anne Pole (1705-1755), inherited from her father, also a Philadelphia merchant. Bringhurst died on February 27, 1810.

This collection is comprised of the personal and business correspondence, as well as miscellaneous notes and manuscripts, of James Bringhurst.


Processed by Kara Flynn; completed January, 2016.

Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections
Finding Aid Author
Kara Flynn
Finding Aid Date
January, 2016
Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

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

Collection Inventory

Correspondence, 1780-1802.
Box 6 Folder 1
Miscellaneous papers, 1780-1802.
Box 6 Folder 2

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