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Lavinia Lloyd Knight 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

Lavinia Lloyd Knight (1816-1863) was a Quaker, of Wilmington, Delaware.

The collection contains correspondence with Knight's sister, Elizabeth Knorr Knight (1814-1841), lesson book and journal kept as student (1830-1832) of Eli Hilles (1783-1863), essays, poems, biographical material, and other papers.

  1. Albums of Lavinia Lloyd Knight
  2. Correspondnece
  3. Miscellaneous papers

Donor: Laura Pedrick Cheney, 1944

The collection was given by a descendant.

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Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

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Collection Inventory

Journal lesson book, 1825-26.
Box 1
Scope and Contents

Attached: List of the pupils of Eli Hilles & Mary Robinson from April 1830 to April 1832.

Lesson copy book, 1826-1831.
Box 1
Journal (inc.) On cover: 1824., 1831, 1834.
Box 1

Correspondence, mostly between Lavinia Knight and her sister Elizabeth, 1830-1857, 9 n.d.
Box 1
Physical Description

39 ALsS

Essay by Lavinia Lloyd Knight (fragment), 1830 6mo 28.
Box 1
Poem by Lavinia Lloyd Knight.
Box 1
Biographical note on Lavinia Knight.
Box 1

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