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"Corrections of Journey in North America"


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

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Joseph John Gurney (1788-1847) was born at Earlham Hall, near Norwhich, England on August 2, 1788, the son of John and Catherine Gurney. In September 1817, he married Jane Birkbeck and the couple had two children. He was a Quaker minsiter and an influential prison reformer, and visited prisons in England, Ireland, and Scotland, and published writings concerning prison conditions. In September, 1827, he married Mary Fowler. He traveled to the United States, the West Indies, Canada, and Denmark during 1837. He again visited the U.S. in 1840, and made with John Adams and President Van Buren. Joseph John Gureny died in January, 1847 from a fall from his horse at age 59.

This collection is comprised of the single volume manuscript by Joseph John Gurney, which lists corrections to the published manuscript, "Journey in North America, described in familiar letters to Amelia Opie." Each page of the volume is numbered so that the corrections on each page match the corresponding page of the published version.


Processed by Kara Flynn; completed December 2015.

Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections
Finding Aid Author
Kara Flynn
Finding Aid Date
December 2015
Use Restrictions

Standard Federal Copyright Law Applies (U.S. Title 17).

Collection Inventory

Manuscript, Undated.
Volume 1

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