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William Rees Papers

 Collection — Box: 29
Identifier: SC-335

Scope and Contents

The Rees Papers consist mainly of William Ree's diary of attendance at Indiana, North Carolina, Philadelphia, and Baltimore yearly meetings in 1854 as a companion to Mary Thomas, a minister. Rees included observations about slavery, the New Garden boarding school, and the separation in Ohio Yearly Meeting in 1854. Also included is a brief journal of religious reflections from 1833.

Dates

  • 1833-1854
  • Other: Majority of material found in 1854
  • Other: Date acquired: 00/00/1960

Conditions Governing Access

Unrestricted

Biographical or Historical Information

William Rees (1805-1858), son of James and Jane (Elmore) Rees, was a native of Tennessee, and as a child moved with his parents to Highland County, Ohio. In 1832 he moved to Parke County, Indiana, and in 1833 married Mary Hunnicutt under the care of Sugar River Monthly Meeting in Montgomery County. In 1843 they transferred their membership to Sugar Plain Monthly Meeting in Boone County, where William died.

Note written by

Extent

1.00 Folders

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Travel diary, 1854, and other papers of William Rees (1805-1858), an Orthodox Friend of Boone County, Indiana.

Arrangement Note

By item.

Source of Acquisition

Olive Smith, '1933

Method of Acquisition

Gift

Other Descriptive Information

Identification of author done by Opal Thornburg from internal evidence.
Title
Archon Finding Aid Title
Author
Thomas Hamm
Date
04/17/2012
Description rules
Other Unmapped
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
eng

Repository Details

Part of the Friends Collection and Earlham College Archives Repository

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