Hannah M. (Hannah Moore) Levick Family Papers
Held at: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College [Contact Us]500 College Avenue, Swarthmore, Pennsylvania 19081
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Hannah M. Levick was a Hicksite Quaker, the daughter of Richard and Sara Moore of Richmond in Bucks County, Pa., and a granddaughter of Theophilus and Hannah Foulke. In 1843 she married William M. Levick of Philadelphia, and they became members of Green Street Monthly Meeting. Her husband was employed as a conveyancer in Philadelphia, and Hannah wrote a number of articles for Quaker publications.
The collection includes correspondence of Theophilus and Hannah Foulke, 1794-1796, and a copy of a letter written by Emmor Kimber concerning Henry Franklin (a freedom-seeker escaping enslavement), . Also includes travel journals of William M. and Hannah M. Levick (1844, 1852-53, 1866), poetry by Hannah M. Levick, genealogical material concerning the Moore, Lloyd, Lester, Foulke, and related families, as well as a small amount of miscellaneous material. Hannah kept up an active correspondence with Quaker and other periodicals, and many of her letters apparently were printed in these periodicals. She was interested in the history of the various families from whom she and her husband were descended, and most of the genealogical material was copied by her.
The collection is divided into five series:
- Genealogical material
- Writings of William and Hannah (Moore) Levick
- Legal papers
Donor: Eliza A. Foulke and Lorraine Deibler, 1975
This small collection appears to have been compiled and preserved by Hannah (Moore) Levick. The letters of Theophilus and Hannah Foulke (placed in Series 2 of this RG) were found in 1946 in a piece of furniture which had belonged to May Foulke Beaumont when the Foulke-Beaumont land became the property of Gwynedd MM. May F. Beaumont was the grand-daughter of Dr. Antrim Foulke and great-granddaughter of Theophilus and Hannah Foulke.
Arranged in categories and filed in Record Group 5 by FHL Staff.
- Quakers -- Pennsylvania
- Quakers -- Social life and customs
- Quakers -- 19th century -- Diaries
- Voyages and travels -- United States -- 19th century
- Fugitive slaves -- Pennsylvania
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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/.
Note: Dr. Folk's former property was later bought by Foulkeways, and named for him.
Written while he was serving in the Pennsylvania Legislature. He met with an accidental death while home on a visit in 1798.
Leters concern a freedom seeker, Henry Franklin, whose real name was Bill Bud. Includes a published Sketch of Henry Franklin and Family, 1887 4mo 26, by Hannah M. Levick.
Appears to concern a trip to Long Beach Island, NJ.
Journal of trip to Bethlehem, Nazareth, Wind Gap, Stroudsburg, Delaware Water Gap, Easton, and home to Quakertown, Bucks Co.
Journal of trip to Long Branch, NJ, and notes about yearly trips there until 1863.
Journal of trip to Brooklyn, Coney Island, and tours of New York City.
Includes letter of Ellen's daughter, Ann Jane Detweiler, Nov. 24, 1889.
William Jackson was an uncle of Priscilla H. Jackson, who married Henry Moore.
By the Executive Committee for the Relief of the Unemployed and Destitute, William M. Levick, Secretary.