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This small collection of Quaker family papers appears to have been collected and preserved by Elizabeth (Pearsall) Frazier (1869-1957) and then passed to her daughter, Elizabeth P. Frazier (1902-198). The Frazier side of the family was not Quaker, but the Pearsall side and its allied families were members of the Society of Friends of long standing. Prior to 1800 the Pearsalls were a New York family, but after that they intermarried with Philadelphia Friends and made their homes in the area. There were strong ties with Burlington, NJ, and some of its Quaker families, including the brothers George and William Dillwyn and their relations. The bulk of this collection dates between 1807 and 1848.
This small collection of Quaker family papers appears to have been collected and preserved by Elizabeth (Pearsall) Frazier (1869-1957). They include family genealogy, some family correspondence, manuscript writings, financial papers, two wills, and printed material collected by the family. It includes material on the Parrish and Dillwyn families as well as Pearsall and Frazier. Included in the miscellaneous papers collected by the family are printed materials from the American Convention for Promoting the Abolition of Slavery. The Friends Boarding School Association, and the Pennsylvania Anti-Slavery Society, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
The collection is divided into six series:
- Legal papers
- Financial papers
- Printed reference material
Donor: Estate of Elizabeth P. Frazier, 1984
The collection was given by the daughter of Elizabeth Pearsall Frazier
Processed by FHL, 1984. Previously known as Pearsall Papers.
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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/.
Includes also the will of Susanna (Cox) Parrish, widow of Dr. Joseph Parrish, signed 1851 2mo. 27.Physical Description
On Coates St. in the Spring Garden District of Philadelphia. Miscellaneous papers, including receipts, land surveys, etc.
Originally established in 1794 as the Convention of Delegates from the Abolition Societies established in different parts of the United States.
Copy addressed to Susannah Parrish, a member of the committee.
4th edition. First published in 1828, concerning the Separation of 1827-1828.