Jennings-Clark-Eldridge Family Papers
Held at: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College [Contact Us]500 College Avenue, Swarthmore, Pennsylvania 19081
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Overview and metadata sections
Hannah A. Jennings (1803-1853), a New Jersey Quaker, was the daughter of Phebe (Glover) and John Clark of Gloucester, N.J. After her father's death, her mother married a widower, Isaac Eldridge, of Pilesgrove Monthly Meeting of Friends, in 1807. Hannah Clark married Levi Jennings, a bricklayer, in 1832.
The collection contains correspondence (1805-1861), household accounts, and miscellaneous papers of Hannah A. Jennings, her husband, Levi Jennings, and her mother, Phebe (Glover) Clark Eldridge. Includes a manuscript account of a sermon by Priscilla Hunt at Merion in 1823, the renunciation of Maria Emily (Imlay) by Ann Jones in 1826, and letters discussing the Hicksite controversy.
The collection is divided into six series
- Journal (fragments), 1820, 1826
- Financial papers
- Legal papers
- Genealogical and related papers
Donor: Jennings Family, 1946
Formerly known as Jennings Family Papers.
- Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College
- Finding Aid Author
- FHL staff
- Finding Aid Date
- 1946, 2000
- 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/.
Organized by recipient and arranged chronologically.
Including a manuscript account of a sermon by Priscilla Hunt at Merion in 1823, and the account of a sermon by Ann Jones in 1826 in which she renounced Maria Emily (Imlay).