John Alston Papers
Held at: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College [Contact Us]500 College Avenue, Swarthmore, Pennsylvania 19081
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John Alston (1794-1874) was a Quaker farmer who lived in Middletown, Delaware.
This collection contains his journals (1837 (?)-1847 and n.d.), account books and business papers (1821-1874), and essays by Nathan Lord on slavery and salvation (1797).
The collection is divided into four series:
- Account books
- Financial records
Donor: John Cowgill Alston, Sr., 1948
- Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College
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- FHL staff
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- Encoding made possible by a grant by the Gladys Kriebel Delmas Foundation to the Philadelphia Consortium of Special Collections Libraries
- Access Restrictions
Collection is open for research.
- Use Restrictions
Friends Historical Library believes all of the items in this collection to be in the Public Domain in the United States, and is not aware of any restrictions on their use. However, the user is responsible for making a final determination of copyright status before reproducing. See http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/NoC-US/1.0/.
Contains accounts of Appoquinminck Meeting, 1833-1847.
Receipts, indentures, correspondence on financial matters, leases,
Handbound small volume: Recipes for puddings and manuscript account of dying sayings, "Extract of a letter from a Gentleman in Barbados to his friend in Philadelphia dated November 10th, 1766."