John Pemberton manuscript
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
John Pemberton (1727-1795) was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on February 27, 1727, the youngest son of Israel Pemberton Sr. and Rachel Read. Pemberton went to England for his health in 1751, and accompanied John Churchman on the voyage and on the preacher's travels in England. Pemberton first spoke as a minister in Penzance, Cornwall. He was involved in Native American issues and was present at the Treaty of Easton in 1757, along with British colonial authorities and chiefs of the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois Confederacy), Lenape, and Shawnee nations.
Pemberton married Hannah Zane in Philadelphia in Eighth Month, 1766. During the American Revolutionary War, in 1777, Pemberton was taken prisoner as a non-combatant in Winchester, Virginia. Pemberton went again on religious visit to Europe in 1794, where he became ill and died. He was buried in Pyrmont, Germany, First Month, 31, 1795.
This collection is comprised of the single volume, handwritten manuscript concerning John Pemberton. The manuscript's author is unknown, but a note included in the collection indicates that the manuscript may have been compiled by William Hodgson. It provides a brief biographical sketch of Pemberton, and contains excerpts from his journals and letters from his religious visit in England in 1750.
The John Pemberton manuscript was donated to Special Collections, Haverford College in 1934 by Eleanor R. Elkinton.
Processed by Kara Flynn; completed December, 2015.
- Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections
- Finding Aid Author
- Kara Flynn
- Finding Aid Date
- December, 2015
- Access Restrictions
The collection is open for research use.
- Use Restrictions
Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).