Some account of the forepart of the life of Elizabeth Ashbridge of Chester County
Scope and Contents
Contains the memoirs of Elizabeth Ashbridge from the days of her youth in Ireland to her life as an indentured servant and Quaker in the United States. The story begins with her arrival in New York in 1732 and includes her servitude in Pennsylvania, her marriage to a school master, their lives in Rhode Island, and her return to Pennsylvania to visit Quaker relations. She remarried in 1746 following the death of her abusive husband and returned to Ireland in 1753. She died there in 1755. Her autobiography was first published in Philadelphia in 1807.
Account closes in Feb. 1753. Manuscript apparently was copied c.1775 and some information added by Aaron Ashbridge, perhaps to give to a relative or descendent.
- Ashbridge, Elizabeth (Person)
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60 p. ; 20 cm. + typed transcription
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Existence and Location of Originals
Original in: Rare Book Room, Boston Public Library.
Originally cataloged in September 1987 as MS 1.67
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