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Rebecca Jones commonplace book


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

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Rebecca Jones (1739-1817) was born 7th month, 8, 1739, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the daughter of Mary and William Jones. Jones's parents were members of the Church of England, and her father died when she was a young child. Jones was convinced (converted to Quakerism) at the age of 15 through the influence of Catherine Peyton. Jones supervised the school established by her mother from when her mother died until she went to England on a religious visit in 1784. Upon her return to Philadelphia, Jones opened a shop. Jones survived the yellow fever epidemic of 1793, during which she was nursed by Dr. Edward Cathrall. Jones died April 10, 1817.

This collection is comprised of the single volume commonplace book of Rebecca Jones. The volume includes extracts from H.F.'s manuscript, Samuel Fothergill's remarks upon Cornelius Cayley's application to Friends of Leed's Meeting, the manuscript found among the papers of Thomas Wilson, a sermon preached by Luke Cock at York, the Vision of William Bayley, and the Quaker testimonies of Samuel Fothergill and Rachel Wilson. The volume also includes copied letters to Friends of the Women's Meeting in Dublin, and a letter to Catherine Payton.


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

Commonplace book, 1786.
Volume 1

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