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Rachel Wilson diary


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

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Rachel Wilson (1722-1775) was born in 1722, the daughter of John and Deborah Wilson, in Kendal, England. Wilson was first recognized a Quaker minister circa 1739, at age 18. In 1742, she married Isaac Wilson, and the couple had nine children. Wilson made a religious visit to the British colonies in North America in 1768, and attended the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting in the fall of 1769, where she addressed John Woolman. Rachel Wilson died March 18, 1775, near London.

This collection is comprised of the single typed transcript of Rachel Wilson's religious visit to New England and Charleston, South Carolina, from England. Entries describe her travels, Quaker families visited, and meetings attended.

The Rachel Wilson diary was donated to Special Collections, Haverford College in 1941 by Anna Braithwaite Thomas.

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).

Collection Inventory

Diary, 1768-1769.
Box 9

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