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Balderston Collected Manuscripts


Held at: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College [Contact Us]500 College Avenue, Swarthmore, Pennsylvania 19081

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Henry Drinker, a prominent Quaker merchant of Philadelphia, was the son of Henry and Mary Gottier Drinker. He married first in 1757 Ann Swett, and after Ann's death, Elizabeth Sandwith in 1761. Drinker was Clerk of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting's Meeting for Sufferings, Treasurer of the Yearly Meeting, and Elder. He is perhaps best known for his exile with other Quaker pacifists to Winchester, Virginia in 1777-78.

Arranged chronologically.

Found in the papers of the donor's father, Lloyd Balderston, Jr.

Source of acquisition--Catherine Balderston Smith. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--October 1962.

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