Held at: Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections [Contact Us]370 Lancaster Ave, Haverford, PA 19041
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John Shoemaker (1764-1817) was born July 11, 1764, in Abington, Pennsylvania, the son of John and Elizabeth (Livesey) Shoemaker. In 1788, Shoemaker married Jane Ashbridge, and the couple had three sons and one daughter. Shoemaker was elected to the state legislature in 1789, and was recognized a minister circa 1807. He also served on the Westtown School Committee from before the site was acquired up through its first two years (1794-1800). John Shoemaker died March 15, 1817, in Abington, Pennsylvania.
This collection is comprised of four handwritten volumes of the journals of John Shoemaker, as well as correspondence between Charles Baker and George Vaux concerning the collection, dated 1893. Shoemaker's journals detail his religious visits throughout North America. Entries generally describe travel between destinations, families that host Shoemaker and his companions throughout their travels, and descriptions of Quaker meetings attended and Quaker families visited.
Processed by Kara Flynn; completed August, 2015.
- Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections
- Finding Aid Author
- Kara Flynn
- Finding Aid Date
- August, 2015
- Access Restrictions
The collection is open for research use.
- Use Restrictions
Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).
Entries in this volume describe religious visits made with Richard Mott to Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Maryland, including attending the Baltimore Yearly Meeting.
Entries describe Shoemaker's trip to visit Friends settled in Canada, accompanied Hannah Fisher, Rebecca Archer, and John Brown.
Entries in this volume describe Shoemaker's religious visit to New Jersey, accompanied by George Williams.
Entries in this volume describe Shoemaker's religious visits to Maryland, Virginia, and North Carolina.
Correspondence between Charles Baker and George Vaux concerning the collection, dated 1893.Physical Description