Family papers, 1758-1931.


Family papers, 1758-1931.

The collection consists primarily of the journals of Joseph Brinton, his correspondence, and that of his wives, Mary H. and Anna H. Brinton. Joseph's journals document his experiences and religious philosophy. The earlier books focus on his time at Westtown. The later journals details the Wilburite separations, with comments on personalities and events. There are accounts of the meetings of Primitive Friends at Fallsington and Baltimore. The last journal, 1878-1916, includes Joseph's reflections on the earlier events in his life. Correspondents include Susanna Brinton, Jane Smith Brinton, J.W. Howland, Mary B. Hopkins, Charles Brinton, David Brinton, Elma Brinton, David P. Howland, William Brinton, Gulielma Brinton, Cassandra B. Harvey, Jane B. Smith, John L. Kite, James Kite, Thomas Lamborn, Julia A. Sargent, George Pollard, David C. Henderson, Sarah L. Wilson, Thomas H. Whitson, Joseph E. Maule, Joshua Maule, Joseph Walton, Jacob Dingee, Esther Austin, Ebenezer Austin, Ellwood B. Conrad, L.A. Gould, William C. Meader, Thomas B. Gould, James D. Otis, N.B. Coffin, Rebecca E. Lippincott, Rowland H. Hazard, Ella C. James, Samuel Morris, John C. Dillingham, Martha G. Cook, Levi Chase, Abby L. Chase, L.A. White, Rebecca H. Smiley, Anna Chase, Sarah E. Mitchell, Jesse R. Tucker, Mattie Buck, Peace Jones, Mary E. Jones, Susie W. Tucker, Louise D. Campbell, William Hampton, Louisa M. Doudna, Israel Buffinton, and David Purinton.

6 linear ft.


SNAC Resource ID: 7663882

Related Entities

There are 34 Entities related to this resource.

Westtown Boarding School (corporateBody)

Jones, Peace, 1815- (person)

Brinton, David, 1864- (person)

Howland, David P., 1809-1852 (person)

Brinton, Mary H., 1833-1870 (person)

Meader, William C., 1832-1908 (person)

Brinton, Joseph, 1828-1917 (person)

Joseph Brinton, a member of the Society of Friends from southeastern Pennsylvania, was active in the Wilburite schisms in the 1850s and 1860's. Born in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, he attended Westtown School and was an assistant teacher there. Brinton moved to Newport, Rhode Island, in 1851; he lived in the household of Thomas B. Gould, a prominent Wilburite minister. Joseph was Clerk of Rhode Island Monthly Meeting (Conservative) in the early 1860's, but returned to Pennsylvania in 1863. Be...

Walton, Joseph, 1817-1898 (person)

Kite, James, -1917 (person)

Harvey, Cassandra B., 1825-1882. (person)

Smiley, Rebecca H., 1832- (person)

Gould, Thomas B., 1813-1856 (person)

Baltimore Yearly Meeting of Friends (Nottingham : 1854-1868) (corporateBody)

Hazard, Rowland H., 1839- (person)

Lamborn, Thomas, 1821-1892 (person)

Coffin, N. B. (Narcissa Battey), 1817-1892. (person)

General Meeting of Men and Women Primitive Friends of Pennsylvania, Delaware, and New Jersey (corporateBody)

The General Meeting... was established in 1860 in Fallsington, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Other Meetings in Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Ohio became constituent parts. This Primitive group of Friends first was named Baltimore Yearly Meeting. In 1868 they associated themselves with the General Meeting of Men and Women Primitive Friends of Pennsylvania, Delaware and New Jersey as followers of John Wilbur. From the description of Records, 1854-1925. (Haverford College Library). WorldCat...

Brinton, William, 1869- (person)

Sargent, Julia A. (Julia Anne), -1902 (person)

Brinton, Anna H. (Anna Howland), 1843- (person)

Maule, Joshua, 1806- (person)

Hampton, William, 1826- (person)

Hopkins, Mary B., 1831- (person)

Whitson, Thomas H., 1829-1907 (person)

Austin, Ebenezer, -1864 (person)

Brinton, Gulielma, 1794-1879 (person)

Brinton, Susanna, 1833- (person)

Brinton, Charles, 1876- (person)

Buffinton, Israel. (person)

Howland, Joseph W. (Joseph William), 1839- (person)

Maule, Joseph E. (person)

Clerk of the Falls Monthly Meeting of Friends (Primitive). From the description of Papers relating to Falls Monthly Meeting of Friends, 1850-1907. (Bucks County Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 70938744 ...

Otis, James D. (James Davis), 1812-1876 (person)

Kite, John L. (John Letchworth), 1798-1878 (person)

Doudna, Louise M., 1818-1898 (person)