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Richard Jordan autobiography


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.

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Richard Jordan (1756-1826) was born into a Quaker family in Norfolk County in the colony of Virginia, on Twelfth Month 19, 1756, the son of Joseph and Patience Jordan. After the death of his mother, the family moved to North Carolina, just before the American Revolution. He married Pharaby Knox on April 19, 1778, in Northhampton, North Carolina. The couple had 6 children: Sarah (1778-1795), Ann (1779-?), Elizabeth (1780-?), William E. (1787-?), Mary (1790-1799), and James (1793-1794). Richard Jordan died on October 14, 1826.

This collection is comprised of the single volume autobiography of Richard Jordan. The volume describes Jordan's early life in Virginia and North Carolina, and his experiences in the Quaker community.

The Richard Jordan autobiography was donated to Special Collections, Haverford College in 1956 by Charles Edward Rhoads.

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).

Collection Inventory

Autobiography, Undated.
Volume 1

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