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Rebecca Wright diary


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

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Rebecca Wright (1760-?) was born in Dorchester County, Maryland, to William and Elizabeth Wright. Rebecca's father died while she was still young, in 1773, and afterwards, Rebecca and her mother moved frequently throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey, as indicated by multiple requests for removal certificates from various Monthly Meetings in the area. In 1783, Wright first approached the Philadelphia Monthly Meeting about making a Religious visit. In the 12th month, 1784, Wright set out from Chester, Pennsylvania, for her religious visit to England and Ireland, where she attended meetings and visited Quaker families. On her voyage to Ireland, Wright was accompanied by two other Quakers, John Howarth and Martha Mooney.

This collection is comprised of the handwritten diary and photocopy of Rebecca Wright's religious visit to England and Ireland. Entries provide an account of her voyage to Ireland, her recuperation in Waterford after arriving, her attendance at meetings in Ireland, her travel to Liverpool, England, and attendance at meetings throughout England.


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

Diary, 1784.
Volume 1
Photocopy, Undated.
Box 10

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