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Benjamin Ladd letterbook


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

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Benjamin Whitehead Ladd (1782-1851) was born April 21, 1782, the son of James and Isabella Ladd, members of Henrico Monthly Meeting, Virginia. In 1813, Ladd accompanied Daniel Quinby on a religious visit to southern, western states. He married Elizabeth Wood in 1814, at Plymouth Meeting, Ohio, and the couple had eight children. Elizabeth died in 1832, after the birth of their last child. From 1820 to 1824 and 1832 to 1837, Ladd acted as the clerk of Ohio Yearly Meeting. In 1834, Ladd married Hannah S. Wood in Birmingham Monthly Meeting and the couple had three children. Benjamin Ladd died on May 31, 1851, in Smithfield, Ohio.

This collection is comprised of the single letterbook of Benjamin Ladd's personal correspondence. Includes letters written by Ladd to his wife Elizabeth Ladd, sister Isabella Ladd, Phillip Price, Jonathon Taylor, John Whitchall, Abner Winder, Daniel Quinby, Christopher Healy, Deborah Cook, and Thomas Tucker. Also includes letters written to Benjamin Ladd from Stephen Grellet.


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

Letterbook, 1809-1850.
Volume 1

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