Henry Jones diary
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Born the youngest of four sons to Henry and Jane Lewis Jones a Quaker family in Upper Dublin, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. Henry Jones worked on his family's farm throughout his life. Henry's brothers were John L, Lewis, and Clement. Henry was married in 1850 to Mary Y. Shoemaker. They had no children.
Comprises a diary written by farmer Henry Jones of Upper Dublin, Pennsylvania during the year of 1837. Jones wrote one line for each day. He recorded the daily weather, working with his brothers on the farm, bringing crops to market in Philadelphia, visiting friends and family, attending Quaker Meeting, books he was reading, attending debate school, and deaths of family members and neighbors. Jones recorded plowing, sowing, and reaping corn, hay, oats, and rye; tending to his brother Clement's store; tending to the animals. In February 1837 Jones attended sermons and lectures by Lucretia Mott regarding abolition. The month and date is recorded on the left of each verso. The entries for each day were written across two pages spanning one opening. Clippings of poetry are pasted on the inside front and back covers. Inscribed on the inside front and back covers: Henry Jones. Covers, gathering, and several pages are detached.
Sold by Read'Em Again Books (Montclair, Virginia), 2019.
- University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
- Finding Aid Author
- Donna Brandolisio
- Finding Aid Date
- March 2020
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