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John Letchworth Kite journal


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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John Letchworth Kite (1798-1878) was born in 1798, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Benjamin Kite and Rebecca Walton. He married Mary Lord in 1818, and the couple had nine children: Alban Kite, Ann Kite, Lydia Kite, Sarah Kite, John Kite, Benjamin Kite, James Kite, and Rebecca Cade Kite. Kite was a Quaker and a member of the Philadelphia Monthly Meeting. Kite died on November 13, 1878.

This collection is composed of the original, handwritten, single volume journal of John Letchworth Kite. Journal entries describe Quaker Meetings in detail, including the names of each person who spoke at meeting, what their message was, and how Kite felt about each particular message. In addition to detailed descriptions of Meetings, Kite's entries also include his own personal spiritual and religious reflections.


Processed by Kara Flynn; completed July, 2015.

Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections
Finding Aid Author
Kara Flynn
Finding Aid Date
July, 2015
Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

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

Collection Inventory

Journal, 1847-1848.
Volume 1

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