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Jonathan Evans scrapbook


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

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in their reading room, and not digitally available through the web.

Overview and metadata sections

Jonathan Evans, Jr. was born on January 25, 1759, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Jonathan and Hannah (Walton) Evans. Evans enjoyed a liberal education and was apprenticed to a carpenter. He became sober upon reading William Penn's "No Cross, No Crown." He visited Virginia Yearly Meeting and Black-water in 1784, with Daniel Offley and others. Evans married Hannah Bacon in 1786, and the couple had seven children. He built the family home at 102 Union Street (now 322 Delancey Street) in Philadelphia. He died on February 8, 1839, in Philadelphia.

This collection is comprised of the single volume scrapbook of Jonathan Evans. The volume was originally used as an account book, circa 1775-1782, and was later used as a scrapbook. The volume includes newspaper clippings, which generally focus on poetry, philosophy, and politics, pasted in over the original financial records.


Processed by Kara Flynn; completed February, 2016.

Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections
Finding Aid Author
Kara Flynn
Finding Aid Date
February, 2016
Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).

Collection Inventory

Scrapbook, 1817.
Volume 1

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