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Correspondence, 1793-1861

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 1
Identifier: id26059

Scope and Contents

Predominantly contains correspondence to either Mary or Hannah Gibbons. However, four letters are to their brother Joseph Gibbons, one of which written by Mary and Hannah. The subject of correspondence ranged over various topics, though most concern updates on family and friends, illnesses, books read, weather, farming, land division, rents, work, charity work, and discussions of travels. Religious discussion is also present, as well as business letters. Mentions steamboat accident on Lake Erie and the publishing of J. Gibbons mountain travels in the Inquirer. One letter from Granite Hill mentions a book on slavery, teaching theories and "civilized" American Indians. These letters give much insight into the everyday lives of a group of Quakers during the nineteenth century, and in particular the lives of Quaker women.


  • 1793-1861

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Conditions Governing Access:

Collection is open to all researchers. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, such as the Virginia Public Records Act (Code of Virginia. § 42.1-76-91); and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Code of Virginia § 2.2-3705.5). Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. If sensitive material is found in this collection, please contact a staff member immediately. The disclosure of personally identifiable information pertaining to a living individual may have legal consequences for which the College of William and Mary assumes no responsibility.


From the Collection: 0.30 Linear Feet


Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository