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Box 1, Folder 1 Lancaster, Lydia to Unknown
Contents Note: Partial letter reporting news of family and friends.

Genre: letter

Names:
Lancaster, Lydia
Unknown

1743
Box 1, Folder 1 Jackson, John to Unknown
London Grove
Contents Note: Some account of the decease of Catherine Jackson of London Grove in Chester County with a dream of one of her children in the time of her sickness. John Jackson recounts a dream in which he and his mother visited a mystical palace. Two nights laer he dreamed he was preparing the road near his house for a company of angels. His mother died soon after. Some attempt to explain this phenomenon is given in the account.

Genre: letter

Names:
Jackson, John
Unknown

1781 February 23
Box 1, Folder 1 Bragg, Mary to Barker, Margaret Hadwin
Whitehaven
Contents Note: Bragg is responding to a letter from her cousin Margaret Hadwen in Newport. Mary extends an invitation to Dorcas Hadwin "to endeavor to cross the sea to see me." Mary briefly describes Ackworth School in Yorkshire, which is "for Friends children to be educated at."

Genre: letter

Names:
Bragg, Mary
Barker, Margaret Hadwin

1784 July 16
Box 1, Folder 1 Williams, John to William, Jonathan
Albany (N.Y.)
Contents Note: Letter reporting the success of small pox inoculations and mentions the sale of some land near Hudson, NY. He speaks of the prospects for a ferryman of farmer in New York, away from the "sweat and filth of Negroes." He plans to sell his land near Baltimore and move to the Troy and Albany area.

Genre: letter

Names:
Williams, John
William, Jonathan

1791 November 6
Box 1, Folder 1 Cocklain, Mary Hadwin to Hadwin, Margaret
Manchester
Contents Note: Letter from Cocklain in England asking after family and friends and inquiring if they have been inoculated for small pox.

Genre: letter

Names:
Cocklain, Mary Hadwin
Hadwin, Margaret

1794 May 26
Box 1, Folder 1 King, Eleaza to Williams, Obadiah
New York
Contents Note: King writes Williams about their friendship and reports on the NY monthly meeting.

Genre: letter

Names:
King, Eleaza
Williams, Obadiah

1794 September 16
Box 1, Folder 1 King, Eleaza to Williams, Obadiah
New York
Contents Note: King is responding to Williams leter of March 3, 1795. King is relating her concerns that Williams has not written recently. King is seeking Williams' encouragement in the practice of her religion.

Genre: letter

Names:
King, Eleaza
Williams, Obadiah

1795 March 24
Box 1, Folder 1 King, Eleaza to Williams, Obadiah
New York
Contents Note: King writes to Williams of an unnamed affliction in New York, possibly a plague, and its impact on her faith.

Genre: letter

Names:
King, Eleaza
Williams, Obadiah

1795 December 5
Box 1, Folder 1 King, Eleanor to Williams, Obadiah and Earl Dorcas Williams
New York
Contents Note: King writes of their friendship and the death of her mother.

Genre: letter

Names:
King, Eleanor
Williams, Obadiah
Williams, Dorcas Earl

1796 June 28
Box 1, Folder 1 Cocklain, Mary to Hadwin, Ruth
Manchester
Contents Note: Cocklain writes Hadwin from England of famly and friends.

Genre: letter

Names:
Cocklain, Mary
Williams, Ruth Hadwin

1799 July 16
Box 1, Folder 2 Rotch, Mary to Hadwin, Ruth
New Bedford (Mass.)
Contents Note: Rotch writes to Hadwin speaking of friendship and assures Ruth she will visit Newport soon.

Genre: letter

Names:
Rotch, Mary
Williams, Ruth Hadwin

1800 Mar 22
Box 1, Folder 2 Rotch, Mary to Hadwin, Ruth
New Bedford (Mass.)
Contents Note: Rotch writes Hadwin of family and friends.

Genre: letter

Names:
Rotch, Mary
Williams, Ruth Hadwin

1800 August 5
Box 1, Folder 2 Rotch, Mary to Hadwin, Ruth
New Bedford (Mass.)
Contents Note: Rotch writes Williams of family and friends, including some in Nantucket. She mentions the completion of (Fairhaven - New Bedford?) bridge.

Genre: letter

Names:
Rotch, Mary
Williams, Ruth Hadwin

1800 November 3
Box 1, Folder 2 Rotch, Mary to Hadwin, Ruth
Hartford (Conn.)
Contents Note: Rotch writes Williams from Hartford describing the area and her brother's house. She writes news of family and friends, including the departure of William S. Walls of New Bedford for England.

Genre: letter

Names:
Rotch, Mary
Williams, Ruth Hadwin

1800 December 29
Box 1, Folder 2 Rotch, Mary to Hadwin, Ruth
New Bedford (Mass.)
Contents Note: Rotch writes Williams news of family and friends, including the arrival of M. Routh in New Bedford.

Genre: letter

Names:
Rotch, Mary
Williams, Ruth Hadwin

1802 January 4
Box 1, Folder 2 Williams, John to Williams, Obadiah
Nine Partners (N.Y.)
Contents Note: J. Williams writes O. Williams reporting the death of his second wife, Jane Allen Williams, of consumption and spotted fever, which seems to be affecting many in Nine Partners. J. Williams appears sorry he has settled in Nine Partners. Thomas Rotch is offering to give away land to Quakers in order to attract settlers to Ohio, and J. Williams describes the land there. He calls T. Rotch the founder of Canton. Peleg and Catharine Weeden have bought land in NY and D. Williams has decided to stay in Newport.

Genre: letter

Names:
Williams, John
Williams, Obadiah

1802 May 19
Box 1, Folder 2 Williams, John to Williams, Obadiah
Nine Partners (N.Y.)
Contents Note: J. Williams writes to O. Williams asking him if he is going to move to New York. He speaks of business and his increasing age.

Genre: letter

Names:
Williams, John
Williams, Obadiah

1802 September 5
Box 1, Folder 2 Rotch, Mary to Hadwin, Ruth
New Bedford (Mass.)
Contents Note: Rotch writes Williams news of family and friends.

Genre: letter

Names:
Rotch, Mary
Williams, Ruth Hadwin

1802 October 17
Box 1, Folder 3 Rotch, Mary to Hadwin, Ruth
New Bedford (Mass.)
Contents Note: Rotch is writing to Williams of family and friends. She refers to a portrait of herself and mentions several works of literature.

Genre: letter

Names:
Rotch, Mary
Williams, Ruth Hadwin

1803 January 24
Box 1, Folder 3 Rotch, Mary to Hadwin, Ruth
New Bedford (Mass.)
Contents Note: Rotch writes Williams of family and friends, including the deaths of Alice Russell and Abby Shepherd.

Genre: letter

Names:
Rotch, Mary
Williams, Ruth Hadwin

1803 March 22
Box 1, Folder 3 Routh, Martha to Hadwin, Ruth
New Bedford (Mass.)
Contents Note: Routh writes Williams to thank her for accompanying her to Tiverton and advises her on her faith.

Genre: letter

Names:
Routh, Martha
Williams, Ruth Hadwin

1803 July 15
Box 1, Folder 3 Rotch, Mary to Hadwin, Ruth
New Bedford (Mass.)
Contents Note: Rotch writes Williams asking for a letter of introduction for a distant cousin visiting New Bedford, professing her friendship and speaking of other friends and relatives.

Genre: letter

Names:
Rotch, Mary
Williams, Ruth Hadwin

1803 August 26
Box 1, Folder 3 Rotch, Mary to Hadwin, Ruth
New Bedford (Mass.)
Contents Note: Rotch writes Williams of mutual friends.

Genre: letter

Names:
Rotch, Mary
Williams, Ruth Hadwin

1803 September 9
Box 1, Folder 3 Burling, William to Williams, Obadiah
New York
Contents Note: Burling writes Williams of the land and people in Nine Partners, NY, and offers to become partners with him in the tanning trade there.

Genre: letter

Names:
Burling, William
Williams, Obadiah

1803 November 24
Box 1, Folder 4 Burling, William L. to Williams, Obadiah
New York
Contents Note: Burling writes to Williams about his desire to retire and his thoughts of buying a farm near Baltimore, and wishes Williams to join him in a trip there.

Genre: letter

Names:
Burling, William L.
Williams, Obadiah

1804 March 27
Box 1, Folder 4 Rotch, Lucy to Hadwin, Ruth
New Bedford (Mass.)
Contents Note: Rotch writes to Williams of Mary Rotch's trip to Pembroke, Maine, and news of other family and friends.

Genre: letter

Names:
Rotch, Lucy
Williams, Ruth Hadwin

1804 April 6
Box 1, Folder 4 Williams, John to Williams, Obadiah
Nine Partners (N.Y.)
Contents Note: J. Williams writes O. Williams trying to convince him to move his family to New York.

Genre: letter

Names:
William, John
Williams, Obadiah

1804 May 4
Box 1, Folder 4 Williams, John to Williams, Obadiah and Dorcas Earl Williams
Nine Partners (N.Y.)
Contents Note: J. Williams writes O. and D. Williams asking O. Williams to visit Nine Partners. He reports news of family and friends, including N. Williams' rehearing and his indebtedness, and, cynically, D. Williams' failure to vidit due, in J. Williams' opinion, to a lack of a pending inheritance.

Genre: letter

Names:
Williams, John
Williams, Obadiah
Williams, Dorcas Earl

1804 August 7
Box 1, Folder 4 Burling, William to Williams, Obadiah
Nine Partners (N.Y.)
Contents Note: Burling writes Williams asking him to make a pair of saddle bags. He descriibes a trip from Purchase to Nine Partners in which he attended more than 18 meetings.

Genre: letter

Names:
Burling, William
Williams, Obadiah

1804 August 28
Box 1, Folder 4 Burling, E. to Williams, Dorcas Earl
Contents Note: Burling writes to Williams expressing her happiness that Williams' daughter, Sarah, has come to visit. Elizabeth's daughter, Mary, has recently returned from Newport and looks "very much improved".

Genre: letter

Names:
Burling, E.
Williams, Dorcas Earl

1804 November 16
Box 1, Folder 4 Rotch, Lucy to Hadwin, Ruth
New Bedford (Mass.)
Contents Note: Rotch writes Williams reporting the illness of a niece.

Genre: letter

Names:
Rotch, Lucy
Williams, Ruth Hadwin

1805 February 23
Box 1, Folder 4 Williams, John to Williams, Obadiah
Nine Partners (N.Y.)
Contents Note: J. Williams writes O. Williams his regrets at the illness of D. Williams. He also asks after other members of the family.

Genre: letter

Names:
Williams, John
Williams, Obadiah

1805 April 4
Box 1, Folder 4 Poem by J.W.
Contents Note: Copied for (MR). Written after a letter announcing the death of a young man in the Yellow Fever at Norfolk in Virginia who was engaged to an acquaintance of the writer. The poem is an account of a man's death at sea apart from his fiance.

1805 June 21
Box 1, Folder 4 Brown, Obadiah M. to Williams, Obadiah
Newport (R.I.)
Contents Note: Brown is writing Williams to express his regrets on the death of Williams' wife Dorcas Earl Williams. Brown also proposes to pay "the boarding of schooling" for Williams' son, John Earl Williams at school at Nine Partners, NY, take him "into our store", or provide him with a trade.

Genre: letter

Names:
Brown, Obadiah M.
Williams, Obadiah

1805 July 22
Box 1, Folder 4 Rotch, Mary to Hadwin, Ruth
New Bedford (Mass.)
Contents Note: Rotch writes to Williams asking her to visit and reports coousin Lydia had decided "to desert the sisterhood".

Genre: letter

Names:
Rotch, Mary
Williams, Ruth Hadwin

1805 August 2
Box 1, Folder 4 Almy, William to Hadwin, Ruth
Providence (R.I.)
Contents Note: Almy writes Williams of his love for her and implies a marriage proposal.

Genre: letter

Names:
Almy, William
Williams, Ruth Hadwin

1805 September 2
Box 1, Folder 4 Almy, William to Hadwin, Ruth
Providence (R.I.)
Contents Note: Almy writes Williams of his love for her and seeking permission to visit her in Newport.

Genre: letter

Names:
Almy, William
Williams, Ruth Hadwin

1805 September 6
Box 1, Folder 4 Williams, Nicholas to Williams, Obadiah
Baltimore (Md.)
Contents Note: N. Williams writes to O. Williams of losing his ship after sailing from the coast of Africa. He speaks of a misunderstanding between himself and his brother, David.

Genre: letter

Names:
Williams, Nicholas
Williams, Obadiah

1805 November 17
Box 1, Folder 4 Rotch, Lucy to Hadwin, Ruth
New Bedford (Mass.)
Contents Note: Rotch writes Williams asking for an ointment recipe. She also speaks of mutual friends and her daughter, Mary Rotch.

Genre: letter

Names:
Rotch, Lucy
Williams, Ruth Hadwin

1805 December 8
Box 1, Folder 5 Williams, Nicholas to Williams, Obadiah
Baltimore (Md.)
Contents Note: N. Williams writes O. Williams reporting on his debts and severe financial difficulties resulting from the loss of his ship and an unsuccessful insurance claim.

Genre: letter

Names:
Williams, Nicholas
Williams, Obadiah

1806 January 7
Box 1, Folder 5 Robinson, M.A. to Hadwin, Ruth
Point Judith (R.I.)
Contents Note: Robinson writes Hadwin upon her return from a visit to Newport, thanking Elizabeth Barney Hadwin for the use of some stockings.

Genre: letter

Names:
Robinson, M.A.
Williams, Ruth Hadwin

1806 March 11
Box 1, Folder 5 Rotch, Mary to Hadwin, Mary
New Bedford (Mass.)
Contents Note: Rotch writes Williams of family and friends, including the illnesses of several.

Genre: letter

Names:
Rotch, Mary
Hadwin, Mary

1806 March 20
Box 1, Folder 5 Rotch, Mary to Williams, Ruth
New Bedford (Mass.)
Contents Note: Rotch writes Williams about friends from Nantucket and a trip to Boston.

Genre: letter

Names:
Rotch, Mary
Williams, Ruth

1806 April 3
Box 1, Folder 5 Williams, Nicholas to Williams, Obadiah
Baltimore (Md.)
Contents Note: N. Williams writes O. Williams of his captivity at Cape Francois, and discusses an overdue loan.

Genre: letter

Names:
Williams, Nicholas
Williams, Obadiah

1806 April 10
Box 1, Folder 5 Williams, John to Williams, Obadiah
Nine Partners (N.Y.)
Contents Note: J. Williams, Sr. writes O. Williams tring to raise his flagging spirits and encouraging him to relocate to New Hartford, N.Y.

Genre: letter

Names:
Williams, John
Williams, Obadiah

1806 May 23
Box 1, Folder 5 Rotch, Mary to Hadwin, Ruth
New Bedford (Mass.)
Contents Note: M. Rotch writes R. Williams of family and friends.

Genre: letter

Names:
Rotch, Mary
Williams, Ruth Hadwin

1806 June 2
Box 1, Folder 5 Rotch, Mary to Hadwin, Ruth
New Bedford (Mass.)
Contents Note: Rotch writes Williams of family and friends, and speaks of their frieindship.

Genre: letter

Names:
Rotch, Mary
Williams, Ruth Hadwin

1806 July 17
Box 1, Folder 5 Williams, Nicholas to Williams, Obadiah
Baltimore (Md.)
Contents Note: N. Williams writes O. Williams asking him to attend to the recovery of insurance for his ship, and for David Williams to keep account of money owed him for upkeep of N. Williams' family.

Genre: letter

Names:
Williams, Nicholas
Williams, Obadiah

1806 September 15
Box 1, Folder 5 Rotch, Mary to Hadwin, Ruth
New Bedford (Mass.)
Contents Note: Mary Rotch writes Ruth Hadwin news of various common friends.

Genre: letter

Names:
Rotch, Mary
Williams, Ruth Hadwin

1806 December 13
Box 1, Folder 5 Williams, Obadiah to Williams, Ruth
Newport (R.I.)
Contents Note: Williams is writing to Hadwin a proposal of marriage.

Genre: letter

Names:
Williams, Obadiah
Williams, Ruth

1806 December 22
Box 1, Folder 6 Rotch, Mary to Williams, Ruth Hadwin
New Bedford (Mass.)
Contents Note: Rotch writes Williams news of family and friends, including several illnesses.

Genre: letter

Names:
Rotch, Mary
Williams, Ruth Hadwin

1807 August 30
Box 1, Folder 6 Williams, Nicholas to Williams, Obadiah
London (England)
Contents Note: N. Williams writes to O. Williams describing the status of American sailors captured or impressed by British ships. N. Williams himself has been captured.

Genre: letter

Names:
Williams, Nicholas
Williams, Obadiah

1807 November 6
Box 1, Folder 6 Brown, Dorcas Hadwin to Williams, Ruth Hadwin
Providence (R.I.)
Contents Note: Brown writes Williams news of the monthly meeting and some otential converts to the faith. She writes of her religious beliefs.

Genre: letter

Names:
Brown, Dorcas Hadwin
Williams, Ruth Hadwin

1808 February 10
Box 1, Folder 6 Unknown to Williams, Ruth Hadwin
New Bedford (Mass.)
Contents Note: An unidentied person writes Williams of family and friends, including the death of Sarah Barney.

Genre: letter

Names:
Unknown
Williams, Ruth Hadwin

1808 February 26
Box 1, Folder 6 Rotch, Mary to Williams, Ruth Hadwin
Contents Note: Rotch writes Williams asking of her family and professing her friendship. She reports on a sickness in New Bedford "which is considered a species of the plague." Probably written in new Bedford.

Genre: letter

Names:
Rotch, Mary
Williams, Ruth Hadwin

1808 February 29
Box 1, Folder 6 Williams, John to Williams, Obadiah
Washington (N.Y.)
Contents Note: J. Williams write O. Williams news of N. Williams capture by the British, his release, and subsequent trip to Amsterdam.

Genre: letter

Names:
Williams, John
Williams, Obadiah

1808 May 20
Box 1, Folder 6 Brown, Dorcas Hadwin to Williams, Ruth Hadwin
Contents Note: Brown writes Williams news of family and friends, and mentions the recent birth of Catharine Williams.

Genre: letter

Names:
Brown, Dorcas Hadwin
Williams, Ruth Hadwin

1808 July 28
Box 1, Folder 6 Williams, John, Jr. to Williams, Obadiah
Nine Partners (N.Y.)
Contents Note: J. Williams writes O. Willilams regarding the possibility of O. Williams relocating to New York. O. Williams' business is bad. J. Williams describes the land around Scipio, and speaks of the difficulty of conducting business during this period.

Genre: letter

Names:
Williams, John, Jr.
Williams, Obadiah

1808 November 10
Box 1, Folder 6 Macy, M.G. to Williams, Ruth Hadwin
New Bedford (Mass.)
Contents Note: This is a brief letter which accompanied a reprinted letter from relatives in England.

Genre: letter

Names:
Macy, M.G.
Williams, Ruth Hadwin

1808 November 17
Box 1, Folder 7 Rotch, Elizabeth Rodman to Williams, Ruth Hadwin
Newport (R.I.)
Contents Note: Rotch writes to Williams asking her to recommend a nurse for Sarah Rotch Arnold.

Genre: letter

Names:
Rotch, Elizabeth Rodman
Williams, Ruth Hadwin

1809 March 9
Box 1, Folder 7 An order of goods
Contents Note: An order of goods from Eliza Earl to Job Sherman.

1809 May 29
Box 1, Folder 7 Williams, Obadiah to Williams, Ruth Hadwin
At Joseph Harris'
Contents Note: O. Williams writes R. Williams describing a ferry trip to Providence in a storm to meet with David Buffum.

Genre: letter

Names:
Williams, Obadiah
Williams, Ruth Hadwin

1809 June
Box 1, Folder 7 Williams, Obadiah to Williams, Ruth Hadwin
Troy (N.Y.)
Contents Note: O. Williams writes R. Williams about an inspection tour of the lands of western Massachusetts, including Amherst, and further west in NY.

Genre: letter

Names:
Williams, Obadiah
Williams, Ruth Hadwin

1809 November 13
Box 1, Folder 7 Williams, John to Williams, Obadiah
Washington (N.Y.)
Contents Note: J. Williams is enclosing a transcript of a letter from O. Williams' brother, Nicholas Williams, as follows: N. Williams is writing to J. Williams of his safe arrival from England and subsequent illness. He intends to sail from New York with a cargo of teas. Williams' letter to O. Williams continues with a report on the first monthly meeting at Butternutts, NY.

Genre: letter

Names:
Williams, John
Williams, Obadiah

1810 February 7
Box 1, Folder 7 Burling, William to Williams, Obadiah
New York
Contents Note: Burling writes Williams describing good land and good society at Butternuts to be rare "...if I know my brother, O, he sets not a little value on good society..." There is also little need for a saddler, he writes. On the other hand, he describes the land at Nine Partners in glorifying terms, and names many of the Friends settled there.

Genre: letter

Names:
Burling, William
Williams, Obadiah

1810 February 19
Box 1, Folder 7 Brown, Moses to Brown, Obadiah Moses
Providence (R.I.)
Contents Note: M. Brown writes O.M. Brown in response to the death of an unnamed sister.

Genre: letter

Names:
Brown, Moses
Brown, Obadiah Moses

1810 February 26
Box 1, Folder 7 Rotch, Mary to Williams, Ruth Hadwin
New Bedford (Mass.)
Contents Note: Rotch writes Williams speaking of the death of Elizabeth Barney Hadwin as a "happy change." Rotch is glad that it seems Williams is now "established" in Newport.

Genre: letter

Names:
Rotch, Mary
Williams, Ruth Hadwin

1810 April 8
Box 1, Folder 7 Williams, John D. to Williams, Obadiah
Nine Partners (N.Y.)
Contents Note: J.D. Williams writes O. Williams that their father had taken ill and gives a detailed account of the treatment.

Genre: letter

Names:
Williams, John D.
Williams, Obadiah

1810 May 6
Box 1, Folder 7 Williams, Nicholas to Williams, Obadiah
New York
Contents Note: N. Williams writes O. Williams about debt arising from an unsuccessful insurance claim and his capture by the British. He requestes O. Williams to settle accounts with him.

Genre: letter

Names:
Williams, Nicholas
Williams, Obadiah

1810 May 13
Box 1, Folder 7 Williams, Nicholas to Williams, Obadiah
Gothenburg (Sweden)
Contents Note: N. Williams writes O. Williams from overseas news of his health and business, and of the quarrel between himself and David Williams.

Genre: letter

Names:
Williams, Nicholas
Williams, Obadiah

1810 July 26
Box 1, Folder 8 Bragg, Joseph to Williams, Obadiah
Whitehaven
Contents Note: J. Bragg writes O. Williams from England about family and friends. He reports on the consequences of England's war with the French.

Genre: letter

Names:
Bragg, Joseph
Williams, Obadiah

1811 August 4
Box 1, Folder 8 Williams, Nicholas to Williams, Obadiah
New York
Contents Note: N. Williams writes O. Williams asking him to inform David Williams to forward information previously requested.

Genre: letter

Names:
Williams, Nicholas
Williams, Obadiah

1811 October 27
Box 1, Folder 8 Williams, Nicholas to Williams, David
New York
Contents Note: N. Williams writes D. Williams asking for some papers to settle accounts between them.

Genre: letter

Names:
Williams, Nicholas
Williams, David

1811 December 2
Box 1, Folder 8 Williams, William to Williams, Obadiah
Blount County (Tenn.)
Contents Note: W. Williams writes O. Williams from Tennessee news of his family and of his religious beliefs.

Genre: letter

Names:
Williams, William
Williams, Obadiah

1811 December 19
Box 1, Folder 8 Rotch, Thomas to Williams, Obadiah
Steubenville
Contents Note: T. Rotch writes O. Williams a long letter with descriptions of the weather and the land around Stubenville and his plans to found a town. In the same letter Charity Rodman Rotch writes to Ruth Hadwin Williams of domestic and social conditions in Stubenville. She asks to be remembered to fiends in Newport.

Genre: letter

Names:
Rotch, Thomas
Williams, Obadiah

1812 February 14
Box 1, Folder 8 Brown, Moses to Williams, Obadiah
Providence (R.I.)
Contents Note: M. Brown writes O. Williams a short note apparently accompanying many letters.

Genre: letter

Names:
Brown, Moses
Williams, Obadiah

1812 May 23
Box 1, Folder 8 Williams, John to Williams, Obadiah
Nine Partners (N.Y.)
Contents Note: J. Williams writes O. Williams about a sickness in Nine Partners, and speaks of crops, land and water in New York. He mentions the possibility of the family moving to Ohio.

Genre: letter

Names:
Williams, John
Williams, Obadiah

1812 June 7
Box 1, Folder 8 Weeden, Peleg to Williams, Obadiah
Laurens (N.Y.)
Contents Note: P. Weeden writes O. Williams about the price of land in NY and other farm news.

Genre: letter

Names:
Weeden, Peleg
Williams, Obadiah

1812 July 2
Box 1, Folder 8 Purinton, A. to Williams, Obadiah
Salem (N.Y.)
Contents Note: A. Purinton writes O. Williams describing a journey from Philadelphia to Salem, NY, including travel conditions and people along the way. He reports on crops and land in NY and war morale.

Genre: letter

Names:
Purinton, A.
Williams, Obadiah

1812 September 26
Box 1, Folder 8 Williams, John Earl to Williams, Obadiah
Newport (R.I.)
Contents Note: J. Williams writes O. Williams, one month after O. Williams' departure from Newport. News of O. Williams' finances in Newport, including the renting of his house and the status of his tanning business. He reports the death of Job Almy.

Genre: letter

Names:
Williams, John Earl
Williams, Obadiah

1812 October 22
Box 1, Folder 8 Williams, Samuel to Williams, Obadiah
Newport (R.I.)
Contents Note: S. Williams writes O. Williams of his plans to spend the winter in North Carolina, trading corn, due to shortages in the North caused by the war. He speaks of other family and friends.

Genre: letter

Names:
Williams, Samuel
Williams, Obadiah

1812 November 24
Box 1, Folder 8 Brown, Dorcas Hadwin to Williams, Ruth Hadwin
Providence (R.I.)
Contents Note: D. Brown writes R. Williams expressing her sadness at R. Williams' absence. She reports attending the New Bedford monthly meeting.

Genre: letter

Names:
Brown, Dorcas Hadwin
Williams, Ruth Hadwin

1812 December 14
Box 1, Folder 8 Rodman, Ruth to Williams, Ruth
Newport (R.I.)
Contents Note: R. Rodman writes to Obadiah and Ruth Williams of family and freinds, including the engagement of Sarah Hadwin Slocum to George Engs and reports on the quarterly meeting.

Genre: letter

Names:
Rodman, Ruth
Williams, Ruth

1812 December 23
Box 1, Folder 9 Rodman, David to Williams, Obadiah
Newport (R.I.)
Contents Note: Rodman writes of business dealings and news, including the burglary of David Williams' shop.

Genre: letter

Names:
Rodman, David
Williams, Obadiah

1813 January 5
Box 1, Folder 9 Brown, Dorcas Hadwin to Williams, Obadiah
Providence (R.I.)
Contents Note: Brown writes Obadiah and Ruth Williams and speaks of O. Williams' reasons for leaving Newport. Brown speaks at length about her faith and mentions the death of Robert Harkness.

Genre: letter

Names:
Brown, Dorcas Hadwin
Williams, Obadiah

1813 January 20
Box 1, Folder 9 Barker, Margaret Hadwin to Williams, Ruth Hadwin
Tiverton (R.I.)
Contents Note: M. Barker writes R. Williams thanking her for several letters. She speaks of he hardships in NY and of her daily routine in Tiverton She speaks at length of family and friends, including the engagement of Sarah Fish to James Tucker.

Genre: letter

Names:
Barker, Margaret Hadwin
Williams, Ruth Hadwin

1813 January 26
Box 1, Folder 9 Burling, William to Williams, Obadiah
Scipio (N.Y.)
Contents Note: W. Burling writes O. Williams attempting to influence him to buy land in Scipio. He mentions hard times in Newport.

Genre: letter

Names:
Burling, William
Williams, Obadiah

1813 January 30
Box 1, Folder 9 Jenkins, William to Williams, Ruth Hadwin
Providence (R.I.)
Contents Note: W. Jenkins writes R. Willilams of his religious beliefs.

Genre: letter

Names:
Jenkins, William
Williams, Ruth Hadwin

1813 January 30
Box 1, Folder 9 Williams, Mary to Williams, Ruth Hadwin
Newport (R.I.)
Contents Note: M. Williams writes R. Williams of her sadness at R. Williams' departure. She expounds on the repulsiveness of the war, and reports Elizabeth Earl has been appointed overseer of the poor in Newport, a position formerly held by R. Williams.

Genre: letter

Names:
Williams, Mary
Williams, Ruth Hadwin

1813 January 30
Box 1, Folder 9 Williams, Samuel to Williams, Obadiah
Newport (R.I.)
Contents Note: S. Williams writes O. Williams about the consequences of the war and the British blockade, and criticizes the way the war is being conducted. He mentiones a planned expedition to North Carolina, promising to avoid the desolute practices of that region.

Genre: letter

Names:
Williams, Samuel
Williams, Obadiah

1813 January 31
Box 1, Folder 9 Williams, David to Williams, Obadiah
Newport (R.I.)
Contents Note: D. Williams writes O. Williams news of accounts left by O. Williams in D. Williams' care, including the leasing of O. Williams' house in Newport. He speaks of the war and the burglary of his shop. Two blacks are in "gaol" for the crime.

Genre: letter

Names:
Williams, David
Williams, Obadiah

1813 January 31
Box 1, Folder 9 Rodman, Ruth to Williams, Ruth
Newport (R.I.)
Contents Note: R. Rodman is writing in response to O. and R. Williams' - her "dear kin." She reports on various mutual friends and the death of Elizabeth Mott.

Genre: letter

Names:
Rodman, Ruth
Williams, Ruth

1813 February 11
Box 1, Folder 9 Earl, E. to Williams, Ruth Hadwin
Newport (R.I.)
Contents Note: E. Earl writes R. Williams news of the Newport winter, the dwindling number in meeting, and a sermon by Clark Rodman. She speaks of Obadiah Williams' melancholy spirits.

Genre: letter

Names:
Earl, Elizabeth
Williams, Ruth Hadwin

1813 February 12
Box 1, Folder 9 Williams, John Earl to Williams, Obadiah
Newport (R.I.)
Contents Note: J. Williams write O. Williams about the volume of business in his saddler shop. He includes an account of O. Williams' business affairs in Newport. He adds brief notes on other relatives in NY.

Genre: letter

Names:
Williams, John Earl
Williams, Obadiah

1813 February 12
Box 1, Folder 9 Williams, Nicholas to Williams, John, Sr.
Ovid (N.Y.)
Contents Note: N. Williams writes J. Williams, Sr. of his famly and mentions he is ill. He speaks of farm business and of building a house in Ovid, NY. He mentions the war and the difficulty in living with the Indians.

Genre: letter

Names:
Williams, Nicholas
Williams, John, Sr.

1813 March 2
Box 1, Folder 10 Williams, John Earl to Williams, Obadiah
Butternuts (N.Y.)
Contents Note: J. Williams writes O. Williams to explain a misunderstanding over a kettle. He reports on financial matters and mentiones the death of Dr. Easton. David Rodman adds a short note about business on the back.

Genre: letter

Names:
Williams, John Earl
Williams, Obadiah

1813 March 21
Box 1, Folder 10 Earl, E. to Williams, Obadiah and Ruth Williams
Newport (R.I.)
Contents Note: E. Earl writes O. and R. Williams news of family and friends. She is uncerain if she will be moving to NY. She mentions a comet and reports on the monthly meeting. She speaks of the volume of people leaving Newport, and the high price of provisions.

Genre: letter

Names:
Earl, Elizabeth
Williams, Obadiah
Williams, Ruth

1813 March 23
Box 1, Folder 10 Rodman, Ruth to Williams, Ruth Hadwin
Butternutts (N.Y.)
Contents Note: R. Rodman writes to R. Williams of family and friends. She speaks of her faith, and reports in detail on the treatment of a sick relation. She mentions the deaths of Dr. Easton and Joseph Tillinghast. Among news of the monthly meeting, James Tucker and Sarah Fish were engaged and a child was born to Mary E. Lawland.

Genre: letter

Names:
Rodman, Ruth
Williams, Ruth Hadwin

1813 March 25
Box 1, Folder 10 Williams, David to Williams, Obadiah
Newport (R.I.)
Contents Note: D. Williams writes O. Williams about the pursuit of Samuel Williams' vessel by a British privateer. After grounding his boat near Point Judith and removing some of his cargo, the boat and S. Williams ere captured and taken to Halifax. He speaks also of O. Williams' business interests in Newport.

Genre: letter

Names:
Williams, David
Williams, Obadiah

1813 April 2
Box 1, Folder 10 Williams, Mary to Williams, Ruth Hadwin
Butternutts (N.Y.)
Contents Note: M. Williams writes R. Williams of the danger of invasion or bombardment in Newport and the precautions being taken. She speaks of family and friends and of cloth being woven by water in a "patent loom."

Genre: letter

Names:
Williams, Mary
Williams, Ruth Hadwin

1813 April 25
Box 1, Folder 10 R.R. to Williams, Obadiah and Ruth Williams
Newport (R.I.)
Contents Note: R.R. writes to O. and R. Williams of mutual family and friends.

Genre: letter

Names:
R.R.
Williams, Obadiah
Williams, Ruth

1813 June 20
Box 1, Folder 10 Barker, Margaret Hadwin to Williams, Ruth Hadwin
Tiverton (R.I.)
Contents Note: M. Barker writes R. Williams of her sadness at her absence. She reports on family and friends, and mentions the birth of Dorcas Brown Williams.

Genre: letter

Names:
Barker, Margaret Hadwin
Williams, Ruth Hadwin

1813 June 30
Box 1, Folder 10 Williams, John D. to Williams, John, Sr.
Nine Partners (N.Y.)
Contents Note: J.D. Williams writes J. Williams, Sr. news of family and friends, crop news, and thoughts of selling his farm and moving. He speaks of his saddler trade.

Genre: letter

Names:
Williams, John D.
Williams, John, Sr.

1813 July 4
Box 1, Folder 10 Earl, Elizabeth to Williams, Ruth Hadwin
Newport (R.I.)
Contents Note: E. Earl writes R. Williams news of family and friends. John Earl Williams has received a concilliatory letter from his father and his attitude has improved.

Genre: letter

Names:
Earl, Elizabeth
Williams, Ruth Hadwin

1813 September 16
Box 1, Folder 10 Williams, David to Williams, Obadiah
Newport (R.I.)
Contents Note: D. Williams writes O. Williams about an offer to rent his tanyard for use as a gin distillery. He speaks of high prices and scarcity of goods due to the war.

Genre: letter

Names:
Williams, David
Williams, Obadiah

1813 October 1
Box 1, Folder 10 Earl, L. to Williams, James
Newport (R.I.)
Genre: letter

Names:
Earl, L.
Williams, James

1813 October 3
Box 2, Folder 1 Rodman, Ruth to Williams, Ruth Hadwin
Newport (R.I.)
Contents Note: R. Rodman writes R. Williams news of family and friends and describes a dream. She reports on a man's attempt to be restored to the Society.

Genre: letter

Names:
Rodman, Ruth
Williams, Ruth Hadwin

1813 October 10
Box 2, Folder 1 Rodman, Ruth to Williams, Obadiah
Newport (R.I.)
Contents Note: D. Rodman writes O. Williams an account of business dealings they have in common.

Genre: letter

Names:
Rodman, Ruth
Williams, Obadiah

1813 October 16
Box 2, Folder 1 Earl, Dorcas Barney to Williams, Obadiah
Newport (R.I.)
Contents Note: D. Earl writes O. Williams defending J.E. Williams' actions respecting O. Williams' business interests. She discusses the disreputable company he is keeping and somewhat rebellious actions. She describes the sickness and death of James Hadwin. David Rodman adds a postscript confirming Dorcase Barney Earl's assessment of accounts regarding John Earl Williams as exaggerated.

Genre: letter

Names:
Earl, Dorcas Barney
Williams, Obadiah

1813 October 29
Box 2, Folder 1 Brown, Dorcas Hadwin to Williams, Ruth Hadwin
Providence (R.I.)
Contents Note: D. Brown writes R. Williams news of the death of James Hadwin. He was apparently taken ill or injured aboard a navy gunboat. D. Brown writes disapprovingly of his being in the service. She also reports the death of S. Elam "...death is a leveller, no distinction...", and speaks of the illness of a child who "...may early be a plant in the heavenly kingdom..." She speaks of a man's religious doubts.

Genre: letter

Names:
Brown, Dorcas Hadwin
Williams, Ruth Hadwin

1813 November 30
Box 2, Folder 1 Earl, Elizabeth to Williams, Ruth Hadwin
Union Springs (N.Y.)
Contents Note: E. Earl writes R. Williams of her disappointment at O. Williams' decision to buy land at Bridgewater rather than at Union springs, which land she describes as good, but prices high and provisions scarce. She mentions the deaths of James Hadwin and S. Elam who willed his apparel to his favorite black boy and his library to the New Bedford Academy. She describes her husband's financial setbacks and subsequent rebuilding, including a boat and a grist mill.

Genre: letter

Names:
Earl, Elizabeth
Williams, Ruth Hadwin

1813 December 19
Box 2, Folder 1 Unknown to Williams, Ruth Hadwin
Scipio (N.Y.)
Contents Note: Unknown writer to R. Williams wishing her well in her new home in Butternutts. She also speaks of life in Scipio.

Genre: letter

Names:
Unknown
Williams, Ruth Hadwin

1814 January 16
Box 2, Folder 1 Brown, Dorcas Hadwin to Williams, Ruth Hadwin
Providence (R.I.)
Contents Note: D. Brown writes R. Williams news of family and friends and describes additions being built on her house in Providence.

Genre: letter

Names:
Brown, Dorcas Hadwin
Williams, Ruth Hadwin

1814 January 25
Box 2, Folder 1 Earl, Elizabeth to Williams, Ruth Hadwin
Newport (R.I.)
Contents Note: E. Earl is responding to a letter from R. Williams and is reporting on family business, including the death of an unnamed brother. She mentions letters from Dorcas Brown and Obadiah Brown.

Genre: letter

Names:
Earl, Elizabeth
Williams, Ruth Hadwin

1814 February 6
Box 2, Folder 1 Rodman, Ruth to Williams, Obadiah
Newport (R.I.)
Contents Note: R. Rodman writes to Obadiah and Ruth Williams that they are missed in Newport. The writer reports on the quarterly meeting at Providence, and speaks of family and friends.

Genre: letter

Names:
Rodman, Ruth
Williams, Obadiah
Williams, Ruth

1814 February 6
Box 2, Folder 1 Hadwin, Benjamin to Williams, Ruth Hadwin
Newport (R.I.)
Contents Note: B. Hadwin writes R. Williams an account of a trip to Providence, mentioning various family and friends. He speaks of his business interests.

Genre: letter

Names:
Hadwin, Benjamin
Williams, Ruth Hadwin

1814 February 20
Box 2, Folder 1 Rodman, Ruth to Williams, Obadiah
Contents Note: R. Rodman writes O. Williams a short note accompanying an enclosed letter. She reports he death of Hannah Mitchell of typhus.

Genre: letter

Names:
Rodman, Ruth
Williams, Obadiah

1814 February 23
Box 2, Folder 1 Rodman, David to Williams, Obadiah
Newport (R.I.)
Contents Note: D. Rodman writes O. Williams of the signing of a deed and the amount of leather in D. Rodman's shop. He includes an account of O. Williams' busines holdings in Newport.

Genre: letter

Names:
Rodman, David
Williams, Obadiah

1814 February 23
Box 2, Folder 1 Hadwin, Benjamin to Williams, Ruth Hadwin
Newport (R.I.)
Contents Note: B. Hadwin writes R. Williams of Walter Cornell's refusal to pay rent on the garden plot in Newport which he rented from Obadiah Williams.

Genre: letter

Names:
Hadwin, Benjamin
Williams, Ruth Hadwin

1814 March 15
Box 2, Folder 1 Earl, Elizabeth to Williams, Ruth Hadwin
Newport (R.I.)
Contents Note: E. Earl writes R. Williams news of family and friends, including Thomas Rotch's difficulties in NY.

Genre: letter

Names:
Earl, Elizabeth
Williams, Ruth Hadwin

1814 March 29
Box 2, Folder 1 Hadwin, Bejamin to Williams, Ruth Hadwin
Newport (R.I.)
Contents Note: B. Hadwin writes R. Williams news of family and friends and mentions he was ill, possibly poisoned.

Genre: letter

Names:
Hadwin, Bejamin
Williams, Ruth Hadwin

1814 May 8
Box 2, Folder 2 Rodman, David to Williams, Obadiah
Newport (R.I.)
Contents Note: Rodman reports to Williams he death of John M. Mansfield. There is an account of business dealings Williams had in common with Rodman. Rodman also reports on the hardships the war is causing in Newport.

Genre: letter

Names:
Rodman, David
Williams, Obadiah

1814 September 7
Box 2, Folder 2 Williams, John Earl to Williams, Obadiah
Newport (R.I.)
Contents Note: John Earl Williams writes O. Williams about the consequences of the British invasion of Newport, including economic hardships. He reports the death of John M. Mansfield.

Genre: letter

Names:
Williams, John Earl
Williams, Obadiah

1814 September 10
Box 2, Folder 2 Brown, Dorcas Hadwin to Williams, Ruth Hadwin
Providence (R.I.)
Contents Note: D. Brown writes R. Williams news of family and friends, including the death of James Hadwin. She speaks of land donated for Providence Boarding School.

Genre: letter

Names:
Brown, Dorcas Hadwin
Williams, Ruth Hadwin

1814 October 16
Box 2, Folder 2 Brown, Dorcas Hadwin to Williams, Ruth Hadwin
Providence (R.I.)
Contents Note: D. Brown writes R. Williams news of family, friends and meeting. She reminisces about the late James Hadwin.

Genre: letter

Names:
Brown, Dorcas Hadwin
Williams, Ruth Hadwin

1814 November 5
Box 2, Folder 2 Rodman, David to Williams, Obadiah
Newport (R.I.)
Contents Note: D. Rodman writes O. Williams about Williams' business interests in Newport.

Genre: letter

Names:
Rodman, David
Williams, Obadiah

1815 March 14
Box 2, Folder 2 Brown, Dorcas Hadwin to Williams, Ruth Hadwin
Providence (R.I.)
Contents Note: D. Brown writes R. Williams of mutual friends and relatives and of her religious beliefs. She mentions a trip to New Bedford and speaks of plans for a new school. On the back is lines from a poem or a song.

Genre: letter

Names:
Brown, Dorcas Hadwin
Williams, Ruth Hadwin

1816 February 12
Box 2, Folder 2 Rodman, David to Williams, Obadiah
Newport (R.I.)
Contents Note: D. Rodman writes O. Williams about the settlement of an estate in Newport in which they have an interest.

Genre: letter

Names:
Rodman, David
Williams, Obadiah

1816 April 1
Box 2, Folder 2 Rodman, David to Williams, Obadiah
Contents Note: D. Rodman sends O. Williams a detailes ledger of accounts they have in common. Probably written from Newport.

Genre: letter

Names:
Rodman, David
Williams, Obadiah

1816 September 4
Box 2, Folder 2 Earl, Sarah to Williams, Ann
Newport (R.I.)
Contents Note: S. Earl writes A. Williams news of famly and friends. She mentions the price of goods in Newport, which she describes as a "poor" town.

Genre: letter

Names:
Earl, Sarah
Williams, Ann

1816 November 18
Box 2, Folder 2 Killey, Eunice to Williams, Ruth Hadwin
Mendon (N.Y.)
Contents Note: E. Killey writes R. Williams mentioning the birth of Margaret Williams.

Genre: letter

Names:
Killey, Eunice
Williams, Ruth Hadwin

1817 May 26
Box 2, Folder 3 Rodman, David to Willaims, Obadiah
Newport (R.I.)
Contents Note: D. Rodman writes to O. Williams of an offer to $700 from Benjamin Layins for Williams' house in Newport.

Genre: letter

Names:
Rodman, David
Willaims, Obadiah

1818 February 13
Box 2, Folder 3 Rodman, David to Williams, Obadiah
Newport (R.I.)
Contents Note: D. Rodman is writing to O. Williams to inform him of an offer of $700 for his house in Newport. He also reports the funeral of the Widow Thurman of Portsmouth.

Genre: letter

Names:
Rodman, David
Williams, Obadiah

1818 March 13
Box 2, Folder 3 Williams, David to Williams, Obadiah
Newport (R.I.)
Contents Note: D. Williams writes O. Williams about an offer of $800 for his house in Newport.

Genre: letter

Names:
Williams, David
Williams, Obadiah

1818 March 17
Box 2, Folder 3 Brown, Dorcas Hadwin to Williams, Ruth Hadwin
Tiverton (R.I.)
Contents Note: D. Brown writes R. Williams news of the death of Joseph Barker.

Genre: letter

Names:
Brown, Dorcas Hadwin
Williams, Ruth Hadwin

1818 March 22
Box 2, Folder 3 Brown, Dorcas Hadwin to Williams, Obadiah and Ruth Hadwin Williams
Providence (R.I.)
Contents Note: D. Brown writes R. and O. Williams reporting on their sister, Margaret Barker's illness following the death of her husband Joseph Barker. She also reports on farm business and the death of Rebecca Jones of Philadelphia.

Genre: letter

Names:
Brown, Dorcas Hadwin
Williams, Obadiah
Williams, Ruth Hadwin

1818 May 4
Box 2, Folder 3 Williams, Ruth Hadwin to Williams, Obadiah
Providence (R.I.)
Contents Note: 'R. Williams writes to O. Williams informing him of her safe arrival in Providence. She speaks of family and friend, including the death of D. Lands. During her journey she visited her sick father, and she speaks of attending meeting in Hartford. She transcribes a manuscript which tells of a man who met Czar Alexander of Russia and planned to move his family there in order to teach English farming methods to the Russians.

Genre: letter

Names:
Williams, Ruth Hadwin
Williams, Obadiah

1818 June 9
Box 2, Folder 3 Brown, Dorcas Hadwin to Williams, Ruth Hadwin
Newport (R.I.)
Contents Note: D. Brown writes R. Williams news of family and friends. She reports on a vote to remove the yearly meeting from Newport, and on the opening of a Friends' school.

Genre: letter

Names:
Brown, Dorcas Hadwin
Williams, Ruth Hadwin

1818 June 16
Box 2, Folder 3 Burling, Elizabeth to Williams, Ann
Union Springs (N.Y.)
Contents Note: E. Burling writes A. Williams of family and friends, including news of Sarah Williams' visit to Union Springs.

Genre: letter

Names:
Burling, Elizabeth
Williams, Ann

1818 July 18
Box 2, Folder 3 Williams, Ruth Hadwin to Williams, Obadiah
Newport (R.I.)
Contents Note: R. Williams to O. Williams of family and friends in Rhode Island.

Genre: letter

Names:
Williams, Ruth Hadwin
Williams, Obadiah

1818 August 7
Box 2, Folder 3 Brown, Dorcas Hadwin to Williams, Ruth Hadwin
Providence (R.I.)
Contents Note: D. Brown writes R. Williams of family and freinds, including news of Joseph Barker's serious illness.

Genre: letter

Names:
Brown, Dorcas Hadwin
Williams, Ruth Hadwin

1818 September 18
Box 2, Folder 3 Unknown to Williams, Obadiah
Troy (N.Y.)
Genre: letter

Names:
Unknown
Williams, Obadiah

1818 September 23
Box 2, Folder 3 Brown, Dorcas Hadwin to Williams, Ruth Hadwin
Providence (R.I.)
Contents Note: D. Brown writes R. Williams speaking of the illness of Margaret and Joseph Barker.

Genre: letter

Names:
Brown, Dorcas Hadwin
Williams, Ruth Hadwin

1818 October 7
Box 2, Folder 4 Williams, James to Williams, Obadiah
L'Orient
Contents Note: J. Williams writes O. Williams of Sarah Williams' illness. He invites O. Williams to visit his new house, and mentions reports from an agricultural society. He compares Pennsylvania farmers with New York society.

Genre: letter

Names:
Williams, James
Williams, Obadiah

1818 October 25
Box 2, Folder 4 Rodman, David to Williams, Obadiah
Newport (R.I.)
Contents Note: D. Rodman writes O. Williams of a disagrement over Rodman's handling of Williams' accounts. He speaks of other business, including his difficulty in selling or renting Williams' house in Newport.

Genre: letter

Names:
Rodman, David
Williams, Obadiah

1819 February 12
Box 2, Folder 4 Williams, Mary to Williams, Ruth Hadwin
Newport (R.I.)
Contents Note: M. Williams writes R. Williams of famly and friends, and referring to Obadiah Williams, she writes "...his ideas of Newport and misery are so associated..."

Genre: letter

Names:
Williams, Mary
Williams, Ruth Hadwin

1819 February 27
Box 2, Folder 4 Barker, Margaret Hadwin to Williams, Ruth Hadwin
Tiverton (R.I.)
Contents Note: M. Barker writes R. Williams asking hr to look after Joseph Barker, Jr. who is going to NY to work in a store.

Genre: letter

Names:
Barker, Margaret Hadwin
Williams, Ruth Hadwin

1819 March 15
Box 2, Folder 4 Brown, Dorcas Hadwin to Williams, Ruth Hadwin
Providence (R.I.)
Contents Note: D. Brown writes R. Williams of a visit by Joseph Barker, Jr. who is unable to find a career and is causing great anxiety in the family.

Genre: letter

Names:
Brown, Dorcas Hadwin
Williams, Ruth Hadwin

1819 May 1
Box 2, Folder 4 Priestman, Rachel to Brown, Dorcas Hadwin
Malton
Contents Note: R. Priestman writes to D. Brown of family news from England, including a detailed account of her father's death.

Genre: letter

Names:
Priestman, Rachel
Brown, Dorcas Hadwin

1821 June 23
Box 2, Folder 4 Killy, E. to Williams, Ruth Hadwin
Providence (R.I.)
Contents Note: E. Killy writes R. Williams asking after Ann Williams health. In same letter, another writer writes R. Williams of family and friends and speaks of Ann Williams' illness.

Genre: letter

Names:
Killy, E.
Williams, Ruth Hadwin

1822 September 29
Box 2, Folder 4 Priestman, Rachel to Brown, Dorcas Hadwin
Summerhill (N.Y.)
Contents Note: R. Priestman writes D. Brown of the death of her father and news of other family and friends in England and Ireland.

Genre: letter

Names:
Priestman, Rachel
Brown, Dorcas Hadwin

1823 January 18
Box 2, Folder 4 Testimony from Grace Street Monthly Meeting concerning Mary Hanbury
Contents Note: Testimony from G. Street concerning Mary Hanbury, minister, who died May 17, 1823, eulogizing her and quoting excerpts from her journal.

1823 November 5
Box 2, Folder 5 A tribute to the memory of Obadiah Moses Brown
Contents Note: "...The era of a new year - Ah! How portentious it may prove to thousands..." (Author unknown) a poem in tribute of O. Brown.

1824 January 1
Box 2, Folder 5 Priestman, Rachel to Brown, Dorcas Hadwin
Summerhill (N.Y.)
Contents Note: R. Priestman writes D. Brown consolations at the death of Obadiah Brown over a year previous.

Genre: letter

Names:
Priestman, Rachel
Brown, Dorcas Hadwin

1824 February 12
Box 2, Folder 5 Bragg, John to Brown, Dorcas Hadwin
Hawkshead (England)
Contents Note: J. Bragg writes D. Brown his condolences at the death of Obadiah Brown. He also speaks of various family and friends.

Genre: letter

Names:
Bragg, John
Brown, Dorcas Hadwin

1825 April 12
Box 2, Folder 5 Brown, Dorcas Williams to Williams, Obadiah and Ruth Hadwin Williams
Providence (R.I.)
Contents Note: D. Brown writes O. and R. Williams of the safe arrival of C. Carman in Providence, and other news of family and friends.

Genre: letter

Names:
Brown, Dorcas Williams
Williams, Obadiah
Williams, Ruth Hadwin

1825 May 29
Box 2, Folder 5 Brown, Dorcas Hadwin to Williams, Ruth Hadwin
Contents Note: D. Brown writes R. Williams news of Catharine Williams' visit to Providence Boarding School preceding her enrollment, and the favorable impression she made. She reports 11 girls enrolled at the school.

Genre: letter

Names:
Brown, Dorcas Hadwin
Williams, Ruth Hadwin

1825 July 2
Box 2, Folder 5 Bragg, John to Brown, Dorcas hadwin
Hawkshead (England)
Contents Note: J. Bragg writes D. Brown from England of family news, including the death of Mary Cocklain, and a detailed account of her illness. He reports the marriage of Margaret Cocklain to Timothy Ainsforth.

Genre: letter

Names:
Bragg, John
Brown, Dorcas hadwin

1825 August 20
Box 2, Folder 5 Williams, Margaret to Williams, Ruth Hadwin
Genre: letter

Names:
Williams, Margaret
Williams, Ruth Hadwin

1825 August 21
Box 2, Folder 5 Composed while sitting at the funeral of a friend
Contents Note: Composed while sitting at the funeral of a friend. This poem mourns the death of a friend.

1825 November
Box 2, Folder 5 Breed, Lydia to Williams, Ruth Hadwin
Providence (R.I.)
Contents Note: Breed writes Williams of family and friends and expresses grief at the death of Dorcas Hadwin Brown.

Genre: letter

Names:
Breed, Lydia
Williams, Ruth Hadwin

1826 May 20
Box 2, Folder 5 Killy, Eunice to Williams, Obadiah and Ruth Hadwin Williams
Mendon (N.Y.)
Contents Note: E. Killy writes O. and R. Williams, breaking a lapse in communication of several years, and reporting the death of her sister Phebe. She speaks of the death of Dorcas Brown.

Genre: letter

Names:
Killy, Eunice
Williams, Obadiah
Williams, Ruth Hadwin

1826 May 21
Box 2, Folder 5 Williams, James to Williams, Obadiah
New York
Contents Note: J. Williams writes O. Williams about family and freinds and concerns about his son Frederick's behavior. He mentions other settlers from Newport, New Bedford and Nantucket. He describes convicts and a prison in N.Y. John Earl adds a postscript.

Genre: letter

Names:
Williams, James
Williams, Obadiah

1826 December 21
Box 2, Folder 6 Breed, Lydia to Williams, Ruth Hadwin
Providence (R.I.)
Contents Note: L. Breed writes R. Williams news of family and freinds and reports that O. Brown and D. Brown have moved. She writes of Dorcas Earl's death on December 5 and the death of John Rodman. She adds a short letter to Catharine Williams reporting the number of students at Providence Boarding School.

Genre: letter

Names:
Breed, Lydia
Williams, Ruth Hadwin

1827 January 6
Box 2, Folder 6 Brown, Moses to Hadwin, Charles
Providence (R.I.)
Contents Note: M. Brown writes C. Hadwin a short note asking him to send a dozen epistles of the yearly meeting of Indiana to Ruth Hadwin Williams to be disributed in that county.

Genre: letter

Names:
Brown, Moses
Hadwin, Charles

1828 January 6
Box 2, Folder 6 Bowne, Joseph to Williams, Obadiah
Butternuts (N.Y.)
Contents Note: J. Bowne writes O. Williams asking him to distribute epistles of the Philadelphia and New York Yearly meetings. He expresses his regrets that John Mott has chosen to follow the doctrines of Elias Hicks. The tracts to be distributed are intended to contrast the actions of Hicksites with those of other Friends, and prevent the Hicksite faction from taking control in upcoming Meeting elections.

Genre: letter

Names:
Bowne, Joseph
Williams, Obadiah

1828 June
Box 2, Folder 6 Williams, Ruth Hadwin to Williams, Catharine
Bridgewater (Mass.)
Contents Note: R. Williams writes C. Williams news of family and friends, and reports on a meeting filled with dissent. She describes preparations for a funeral Another sister adds a short note.

Genre: letter

Names:
Williams, Ruth Hadwin
Williams, Catharine

1828 July 7
Box 2, Folder 6 Williams, James to Williams, Obadiah
Hudson (N.Y.)
Contents Note: J. Williams writes O. Williams about family and mentions a steam boat trip. He advises on the installation of a stove. He reports on the closure of a bank and the anti-masonry mood in N.Y. (Later date, same letter) Catherine Williams writes to O. Williams of the steam boat trip mentioned above.

Genre: letter

Names:
Williams, James
Williams, Obadiah

1829 May 24
Box 2, Folder 6 Williams, Ruth Hadwin to Williams, Obadiah
Newport (R.I.)
Genre: letter

Names:
Williams, Ruth Hadwin
Williams, Obadiah

1829 June 3
Box 2, Folder 6 Hadwin, Charles to Williams, Ruth Hadwin
Providence (R.I.)
Contents Note: C. Hadwin writes reporting the death of his wife, Amy Hadwin.

Genre: letter

Names:
Hadwin, Charles
Williams, Ruth Hadwin

1829 November 25
Box 2, Folder 6 Brown, Dorcas Hadwin to Williams, Catharine
Contents Note: D. Brown writes C. Williams of the search for a teacher at Providence Boarding School, and paraphrases a letter from Moses Brown to that purpose. She reports on family and friends, including the death of Timothy Gifford. (Same letter, same date) Lydia Breed writes C. Williams of the search for a teacher, and mentions a person that Williams has recommended.

Genre: letter

Names:
Brown, Dorcas Hadwin
Williams, Catharine

1830 March 5
Box 2, Folder 6 Williams, Samuel to Williams, Ruth
Waterloo (N.Y.)
Contents Note: S. Williams writes his parents news of family and friends, and he mentions a Hicksite split within the family.

Genre: letter

Names:
Williams, Samuel
Williams, Ruth

1830 March 6
Box 2, Folder 6 Gould, Stephen to Williams, Obadiah
Providence (R.I.)
Contents Note: S. Gould writes O. Williams asking his opinion on a teacher for Providence Boarding School, and, upon his approval, forwarding a letter from Moses Brown hiring her.

Genre: letter

Names:
Gould, Stephen
Williams, Obadiah

1830 April 1
Box 2, Folder 6 Williams, James to Williams, Fredric
Hudson (N.Y.)
Contents Note: S. Williams writes his son F. Williams of family plans to move west. He speaks of Frederic's siblings' studies and encourages Frederic to study hard. He reports a major fire in Hudson and farm news.

Genre: letter

Names:
Williams, James
Williams, Fredric

1830 April 4
Box 2, Folder 6 Williams, Samuel to Williams, Obadiah
Waterloo (N.Y.)
Contents Note: S. Williams writes O. Williams regarding a trip to Troy, NY, regarding various people and information about various meetings of Friends. (same letter) Henry Williams to Obadiah Williams writes of family news and Friends' meeting.

Genre: letter

Names:
Williams, Samuel
Williams, Obadiah

1830 September 14
Box 2, Folder 7 Unknown to Earl, John, Jr.
Waterloo (N.Y.)
Genre: letter

Names:
Unknown
Earl, John, Jr.

1831 November 19
Box 2, Folder 7 Fry, Dorcas Breed to Williams, Catharine
Providence (R.I.)
Contents Note: D. Fry writes C. Williams news of mutual friends from Providence Boarding School. She speaks of new facilities and instructors at the school.

Genre: letter

Names:
Fry, Dorcas Breed
Williams, Catharine

1832 February 19
Box 2, Folder 7 Williams, Henry to Williams, Obadiah
Waterloo (N.Y.)
Contents Note: H. Williams writes O. Williams about a buying trip to Ohio. He describes rivers, towns, people, industry, etc.

Genre: letter

Names:
Williams, Henry
Williams, Obadiah

1833 October 4
Box 2, Folder 7 Unknown to Williams, Obadiah
Brooklyn (N.Y.)
Contents Note: An unknown author writes O. Willliams about a recent illness, farming and news of family and friends.

Genre: letter

Names:
Unknown
Williams, Obadiah

1835 September 23
Box 2, Folder 7 Unknown to Williams, Ruth Hadwin
Portsmouth (R.I.)
Contents Note: An unknown sister writes R. Williams of the death of their broher Benjamin Hadwin. Other family news includes Dorcas Brown Purdie's education.

Genre: letter

Names:
Unknown
Williams, Ruth Hadwin

1836 January 9
Box 2, Folder 7 Hadwin, Charles to Williams, Ruth Hadwin
Providence (R.I.)
Contents Note: C. Hadwin writes R. Williams news of family and friends and sends money to settle various accounts.

Genre: letter

Names:
Hadwin, Charles
Williams, Ruth Hadwin

1837 March 10
Box 2, Folder 7 Cornell, Rebecca to Williams, Ruth Hadwin
Portsmouth (R.I.)
Contents Note: R. Cornell writes R. Williams news of the death of Lydia Hadwin Cornell.

Genre: letter

Names:
Cornell, Rebecca
Williams, Ruth Hadwin

1838 September 13
Box 2, Folder 7 Williams, Henry to Williams, Samuel
Waterville (N.Y.)
Contents Note: H. Williams writes S. Williams political news regarding Whigs, farming conditions, family news, and Abolitionist remarks.

Genre: letter

Names:
Williams, Henry
Williams, Samuel

1840 October 3
Box 2, Folder 7 Williams, Elizabeth to Williams, Ruth Hadwin
Troy (N.Y.)
Contents Note: E. Williams writes R. Williams of the death of Elizabeth Hadwin Arnold.

Genre: letter

Names:
Williams, Elizabeth
Williams, Ruth Hadwin

1841 December
Box 2, Folder 7 Williams, Mary to Williams, Samuel
Newport (R.I.)
Contents Note: M. Williams writes S. Williams news of modern improvements in Newport, and the increasing number of summer residents. She mentions her brother John Williams' industrial enterprises and reports news of other family and friends.

Genre: letter

Names:
Williams, Mary
Williams, Samuel

1844 September 18
Box 2, Folder 7 Williams, Samuel to Williams, Obadiah
Waterloo (N.Y.)
Genre: letter

Names:
Williams, Samuel
Williams, Obadiah

1846 October 4
Box 2, Folder 8 Mott, Eliza Williams to Carman, Catharine Williams
Sangerfield (N.Y.)
Contents Note: E. Mott writes C. Carman about Obadiah Williams' severe illness, and speaks of othr family members. She reports the death of Leden Wood.

Genre: letter

Names:
Mott, Eliza Williams
Carman, Catharine Williams

1848 February 18
Box 2, Folder 8 Purdie, Dorcas Williams to Williams, Ruth Hadwin
Waterloo (N.Y.)
Contents Note: D. Purdie writes R. Williams news of family and friends and speaks of receiving the news of Obadiah Williams' death.

Genre: letter

Names:
Purdie, Dorcas Williams
Williams, Ruth Hadwin

1848 August 15
Box 2, Folder 8 Purdie, Dorcas Brown to Williams, Ruth Hadwin
Waterloo (N.Y.)
Contents Note: D. Purdie writes R. Williams of family news and indicates troubles - "heresy" and "schism" - among the Quakers. It concludes with an excerpt of a letter from Aunt Betsy to Aunt Sarah respecting Uncle Barney's death.

Genre: letter

Names:
Purdie, Dorcas Brown
Williams, Ruth Hadwin

1849 August 21
Box 2, Folder 8 Williams, Henry to Carman, Catharine Williams
Marshall (N.Y.)
Contents Note: H. Williams writes C. Williams Carman news of famly and friends and the loss of this love of agriculture. He speaks of the problems of New England Quakers. " ...We suffer for intellectual Religious society in NY...", he complains as well.

Genre: letter

Names:
Williams, Henry
Carman, Catharine Williams

1849 December 12
Box 2, Folder 8 Williams, Henry to Carman, Margaret Williams
New Hartford (N.Y.)
Contents Note: H. Williams writes M. Carman of purchasing 22 acres in Aurora. He speaks of the variety of Christian assemblies nearby. He writes dispargingly of uniting the contentious Quaker meetings, and mentions a vigorous cure for ill health.

Genre: letter

Names:
Williams, Henry
Carman, Margaret Williams

1850 April 21
Box 2, Folder 8 Williams, Henry to Carman, Margaret Williams
Marshall (N.Y.)
Contents Note: H. Williams writes M. Carman of family and friends and a Quaker's loss of faith. He speaks of the "spirit knockings" and trip to upstate New York near Ontario. He mentions the declining size of the meeting. He speaks of the refusal of a woman to kneel at meting: "...Does this have a parallel in Quaker history..."

Genre: letter

Names:
Williams, Henry
Carman, Margaret Williams

1851 January
Box 2, Folder 8 Williams, John Earl to Carman, Catharine Williams
Aurora (N.Y.)
Contents Note: J. Williams writes C. Carman of family and reports that Sarah Williams has received a legacy of $1,000 from her Uncle Earl, and explains the further division of the estate.

Genre: letter

Names:
Williams, John Earl
Carman, Catharine Williams

1852 January 12
Box 2, Folder 8 Williams, Celena Osborne to Carman, Catharine Williams
New Hartford (N.Y.)
Contents Note: C. Williams writes C. Carman enclosing a letter from S. Williams to E. Mott. New Hartford, May 30, 1853 (enclosed letter) Samuel Williams to Eliza Williams writes to family and friends and farm business, May 2, 1853.

Genre: letter

Names:
Williams, Celena Osborne
Williams, Samuel
Carman, Catharine Williams
Williams, Eliza

1853 May 30
Box 2, Folder 8 Williams, John Earl to Carman, Catharine Williams
Aurora (N.Y.)
Contents Note: J. Williams writes C. Carman expressing his grief at the death of Dorcas Purdie's daughter, Catharine. He reports on crop news and mentions plans for a woman's school in Aurora. He writes briefly on the problems of the Quakers.

Genre: letter

Names:
Williams, John Earl
Carman, Catharine Williams

1855 January 24
Box 2, Folder 8 Williams, Henry to Williams, Catharine
New Hartford (N.Y.)
Contents Note: H. Williams writes C. Carman of Ruth Hadwin Williams' illness. He speaks of family and friends and a proposed Friends' school at Scipio.

Genre: letter

Names:
Williams, Henry
Williams, Catharine

1855 April 9
Box 2, Folder 8 Williams, Samuel to Unknown
Waterloo (N.Y.)
Contents Note: S. Williams writes (unknown) news of a planned reunion of Newport ex-patriots. He speaks of his feelings about the Wilborite schism. He reports news of family and friends, and speaks of farm business. He mentions Dewitt Clinton Tower's losses in his distiling business during the panic of 1857. He describes sailing near Goat Island as a boy. He writes briefly of politics and abolition.

Genre: letter

Names:
Williams, Samuel
Unknown

1859 August 16
Box 2, Folder 9 Wright, Jonathan to Williams, Obadiah
Contents Note: Wright writes Williams offering his condolences at the death of Dorcas Earl Williams.

Genre: letter

Names:
Wright, Jonathan
Williams, Obadiah

probably 1806
Box 2, Folder 9 Williams, Obadiah to Hadwin, Ruth
Newport (R.I.)
Contents Note: O. Williams writes R. Hadwin of his religious beliefs, their relationship and obstacles to their being married.

Genre: letter

Names:
Williams, Obadiah
Williams, Ruth Hadwin

probably 1806
Box 2, Folder 9 Rotch, Mary to Hadwin, Ruth
New Bedford (Mass.)
Contents Note: Rotch writes Hadwin speaking of Hadwins' impending marriage and possible relocation.

Genre: letter

Names:
Rotch, Mary
Hadwin, Ruth

probably 1806 October 23
Box 2, Folder 9 Rotch, Mary to Hadwin, Ruth
Contents Note: Rotch writes Hadwin a note of friendship.

Genre: letter

Names:
Rotch, Mary
Williams, Ruth Hadwin

before 1807
Box 2, Folder 9 Rotch, Mary to Hadwin, Ruth
Contents Note: M. Rotch writes R. Hadwin news of family and friends, including the arrival of a tutor for the Rodman children.

Genre: letter

Names:
Rotch, Mary
Williams, Ruth Hadwin

before 1807
Box 2, Folder 9 Rotch, Mary to Hadwin, Ruth
New Bedford (Mass.)
Contents Note: M. Rotch writes R. Hadwin expressing her regrets at Hadwin having to leave New Bedford.

Genre: letter

Names:
Rotch, Mary
Williams, Ruth Hadwin

before 1807
Box 2, Folder 9 Rotch, Mary to Hadwin, Ruth
New Bedford (Mass.)
Contents Note: M. Rotch writes R. Hadwin expressing gladness over Hadwin's apparent rejection of a marriage proposal. She mentions various family and friends.

Genre: letter

Names:
Rotch, Mary
Williams, Ruth Hadwin

before 1807
Box 2, Folder 9 Rotch, Mary to Hadwin, Ruth
New Bedford (Mass.)
Contents Note: M. Rotch writes R. Hadwin news of family and freinds, and reports on Monthly meeting. Sarah Rotch adds her thoughts.

Genre: letter

Names:
Rotch, Mary
Williams, Ruth Hadwin

before 1807 February 7
Box 2, Folder 9 Rotch, Mary to Hadwin, Ruth
New Bedford (Mass.)
Contents Note: M. Rotch writes to R. Hadwin one day after Hadwin left New Bedford to return to Newport. M. Rotch mentions news of family and friends.

Genre: letter

Names:
Rotch, Mary
Williams, Ruth Hadwin

before 1807 February 2
Box 2, Folder 9 Rotch, Mary to Hadwin, Ruth
New Bedford (Mass.)
Contents Note: M. Rotch writes R. Hadwin news of family and friends.

Genre: letter

Names:
Rotch, Mary
Williams, Ruth Hadwin

before 1807 April 5
Box 2, Folder 9 Rotch, Mary to Hadwin, Ruth
Contents Note: Rotch writes Hadwin describing a ferry boat trip from Rhode Island to New Bedford. Rotch reports that William Rodman is to be educated in England, and she asks after family and friends.

Genre: letter

Names:
Rotch, Mary
Williams, Ruth Hadwin

before 1807 May 16
Box 2, Folder 9 Rotch, Lucy to Hadwin, Ruth
New Bedford (Mass.)
Contents Note: Rotch writes Hadwin a letter of introduction for a Philadelphia friend, and speaks of other family and friends

Genre: letter

Names:
Rotch, Lucy
Williams, Ruth Hadwin

before 1807 July 28
Box 2, Folder 9 Rotch, Lucy to Hadwin, Ruth
Contents Note: Rotch writes Hadwin about family and friends, and summarizes several letters she has received from various mutual friends.

Genre: letter

Names:
Rotch, Lucy
Williams, Ruth Hadwin

before 1807 September 2
Box 2, Folder 9 Rotch, Mary to Hadwin, Ruth
Contents Note: Rotch writes to Hadwin about mutual freinds and relatives. Probably written from New Bedford.

Genre: letter

Names:
Rotch, Mary
Williams, Ruth Hadwin

before 1807 October
Box 2, Folder 9 Rotch, Mary to Hadwin, Ruth
New Bedford (Mass.)
Contents Note: Rotch writes Hadwin reporting on Quarterly Meeting, and speaking of friendship. She mentions family and friends.

Genre: letter

Names:
Rotch, Mary
Williams, Ruth Hadwin

before 1807 December 18
Box 2, Folder 10 Rotch, Mary to Hadwin, Ruth
New Bedford (Mass.)
Contents Note: M. Rotch writes R. Williams asking her if she has become engaged to Obadiah Williams.

Genre: letter

Names:
Rotch, Mary
Williams, Ruth Hadwin

approximately 1807 January 14
Box 2, Folder 10 Williams, Ruth Hadwin to Williams, Obadiah
Providence (R.I.)
Contents Note: R. Williams writes O. Williams informing him that she plans to visit Hartford from Dorcas and Obadiah Brown's house in Providence.

Genre: letter

Names:
Williams, Ruth Hadwin
Williams, Obadiah

approximately 1807
Box 2, Folder 10 Rotch, Mary to Williams, Ruth Hadwin
Contents Note: M. Rotch writes R. Williams news of the birth of a friend's son, and news of the Rochester meeting.

Genre: letter

Names:
Rotch, Mary
Williams, Ruth Hadwin

after 1807 January 16
Box 2, Folder 10 Williams, Ruth Hadwin to Williams, Obadiah
Providence (R.I.)
Contents Note: R. Williams writes O. Williams, who is traveling, that she and the children are well.

Genre: letter

Names:
Williams, Ruth Hadwin
Williams, Obadiah

after 1807
Box 2, Folder 10 Rotch, Mary to Williams, Ruth Hadwin
Contents Note: M. Rotch writes R. Williams informing her of the illness of a mutual friend.

Genre: letter

Names:
Rotch, Mary
Williams, Ruth Hadwin

approximately 1808
Box 2, Folder 10 Arnold, A. to Brown, Dorcas Hadwin
Newport (R.I.)
Contents Note: A. Arnold writes D. Brown a short note reporting the illness of a niece and asking D. Brown when she will return to Providence.

Genre: letter

Names:
Arnold, A.
Brown, Dorcas Hadwin

approximately 1810
Box 2, Folder 10 Williams, Ruth Hadwin to Williams, Obadiah
Providence (R.I.)
Contents Note: R. Williams writes O. Williams from Providence mentioning he funeral of R. Brown. She speaks of family and friends, asks after the children.

Genre: letter

Names:
Williams, Ruth Hadwin
Williams, Obadiah

after 1811 March 25
Box 2, Folder 10 Rotch, Mary to Williams, Ruth Hadwin
Contents Note: M. Rotch writes R. Williams news of family and friends, and mentions the possibility of the Williams family moving "into the woods".

Genre: letter

Names:
Rotch, Mary
Williams, Ruth Hadwin

approximately 1812
Box 2, Folder 10 Unknown to Unknown
Contents Note: Partial letter, unable to determine writer or recipient (probably O. Williams). This document is a listing of properties available near Marietta, Ohio.

Genre: letter

Names:
Unknown
Unknown

approximately 1812
Box 2, Folder 10 Williams, Ruth Hadwin to Williams, Obadiah
Contents Note: R. Williams writes O. Williams of her safe passage with Francis Howgill Williams from Newport to Providence to visit Dorcas Hadwin Brown.

Genre: letter

Names:
Williams, Ruth Hadwin
Williams, Obadiah

approximately 1812
Box 2, Folder 11 Williams, Ruth Hadwin to Williams, Obadiah
Contents Note: R. Williams writes O. Williams assuring him of her committment to their recent removal. She speaks of O. Brown's proposed mission to Ohio. R. Williams hopes to be settled by winter. (incomplete letter)

Genre: letter

Names:
Williams, Ruth Hadwin
Williams, Obadiah

approximately 1813
Box 2, Folder 11 Unknown to Williams, Ruth Hadwin
L'Orient
Contents Note: Unknown writer to R. Williams reporting on a storm and the delivery of a stove. The writer reports on family business and gives detailed directions to a location in western New York. Unknown (same letter, different handwriting, possibly spouse of above writer) to father (probably Obadiah Williams) reporting crop news.

Genre: letter

Names:
Unknown
Williams, Ruth Hadwin

after 1813 August 31
Box 2, Folder 11 Greene, Abigail Williams to Williams, Ruth Hadwin
Aurora (N.Y.)
Contents Note: A. Greene writes R. Williams inquiring after family and friends.

Genre: letter

Names:
Greene, Abigail Williams
Williams, Ruth Hadwin

approximately 1814 May 19
Box 2, Folder 11 Williams, Samuel to Williams, Obadiah
Union Springs (N.Y.)
Contents Note: S. Williams writes O. Williams about the price of land and goods in New York.

Genre: letter

Names:
Williams, Samuel
Williams, Obadiah

approximately 1814 November 11
Box 2, Folder 11 Williams, James to Williams, Obadiah
L'Orient
Contents Note: J. Williams writes O. Williams about the leasing of a mill, prices of farm goods, and expanding familly business inerests. He tries to convince O. Williams to relocate closer to him.

Genre: letter

Names:
Williams, James
Williams, Obadiah

after 1817 January 18
Box 2, Folder 11 Greene, Abigail Williams to Williams, Obadiah
Contents Note: A. Greene writes O. Williams of S. Williams' safe arrival, and speaks of the illness that led to S. Williams' retardation. She discourages the idea of A. Williams attending the Friends' school in Aurora.

Genre: letter

Names:
Greene, Abigail Williams
Williams, Obadiah

approximately 1818 May 24
Box 2, Folder 11 Cornell, Lydia Hadwin to Williams, Ruth Hadwin
Portsmouth (R.I.)
Contents Note: L. Cornell writes R. Williams describing the death of James Barker, speaks of an apparent dispute over his will. She speaks of family and friends and the employment of several female family members in small industry.

Genre: letter

Names:
Cornell, Lydia Hadwin
Williams, Ruth Hadwin

approximately 1818 October 25
Box 2, Folder 12 Brown, Obadiah Moses to Williams, Ruth Hadwin
Contents Note: O. Brown writes R. Williams of family and friends and of employing C. Hadwin at Almy and Brown in Smithfield.

Genre: letter

Names:
Brown, Obadiah Moses
Williams, Ruth Hadwin

approximately 1822
Box 2, Folder 12 Greene, Abigail to Williams, Ruth Hadwin
Contents Note: A. Greene writes R. Williams speaking of Sarah Williams' illness. She writes of other family and freinds, including the death of Obadiah Brown.

Genre: letter

Names:
Greene, Abigail
Williams, Ruth Hadwin

approximately 1822 May 10
Box 2, Folder 12 Greene, Abigail to Williams, Ruth Hadwin
Contents Note: A. Greene writes R. Williams speaking of the deaths of Ann Williams and Obadiah Brown. She speaks of other family and friends. In the same letter, A. Greene Junior adds a poetic note of sympathy over the death of Ann Williams.

Genre: letter

Names:
Greene, Abigail
Williams, Ruth Hadwin

approximately 1822
Box 2, Folder 12 Brown, Dorcas Hadwin to Williams, Ruth Hadwin
Providence (R.I.)
Contents Note: D. Brown writes R. Williams of receiving portraits of George Fox and Elizabeth Fry. She speaks of family and friends and reminisces about Obadiah Brown.

Genre: letter

Names:
Brown, Dorcas Hadwin
Williams, Ruth Hadwin

approximately 1823
Box 2, Folder 12 Williams, Ruth Hadwin to Brown, Dorcas Hadwin
Contents Note: R. Williams writes D. Brown of Catharine Williams' recent arrival in Providence to attend the Boarding school.

Genre: letter

Names:
Williams, Ruth Hadwin
Brown, Dorcas Hadwin

approximately 1825
Box 2, Folder 12 Brown, Dorcas Hadwin to Williams, Ruth Hadwin
Providence (R.I.)
Contents Note: D. Brown writes R. Williams news of Catharine Williams, who is attending Providence Boarding School and visiting several acquaintances. She describes M. Brown's 87th birthday, and prematurely eulogizes him. Dorcas Brown is preparing for a visit from a renowned Quaker preacher. She reminisces about Obadiah Brown, who died three years earlier.

Genre: letter

Names:
Brown, Dorcas Hadwin
Williams, Ruth Hadwin

approximately 1825 October 7
Box 2, Folder 12 Unknown to Unknown
Contents Note: This letter recounts the travels of an unknown person. Described is a ship, bound for England, which is leaking. The carpenter was lowered overboard and underwater to find the leak. A ship was purchased in England for a mission to the islands in the Pacific. While anchored during a storm a pod of whales protected the ship from waves.

Genre: letter

Names:
Unknown
Unknown

after 1833
Box 2, Folder 12 Cornell, Rebecca to Williams, Ruth Hadwin
Portsmouth (R.I)
Contents Note: R. Cornell writes R. Williams news of family and friends, including the death of John Hadwin. She speaks of ill feelings toward her father, W. Cornell, in the aftermath of her mother's death.

Genre: letter

Names:
Cornell, Rebecca
Williams, Ruth Hadwin

approximately 1841 April 14
Box 2, Folder 13 Williams, David to Williams, Catharine
Genre: letter

Names:
Williams, David
Carman, Catharine Williams

undated
Box 2, Folder 13 Williams, David to Williams, Catharine
Contents Note: News of family and friends. Talk of no longer being able to farm because of "weakness."

Genre: letter

Names:
Williams, David
Williams, Catharine

approximately 1850-1859
Box 2, Folder 13 New Hartford (N.Y.) to Williams, Henry
Carman, Margaret Williams
Contents Note: H. Williams writes M. Carman news of a visit to the divided NY meeting. He describes a steamboat rip to RI and subsequent visits to family and friends. He speaks of the troubles in Kansas. He reports news of the Newport Yearly meeting and mentions suggestions to form a meeting for independent blacks in Newport.

Genre: letter

Names:
New Hartford (N.Y.)
Williams, Henry

approximately 1855 July 31
Box 2, Folder 13 Williams, Henry to Williams, Catharine
New Hartford (N.Y.)
Contents Note: H. Williams writes C. Carman to tell her of his plans for a trip to Newport. He speaks of a friend or relation who has gone to Milwaukee to seek his fortune. He mentions his belief in the imminent separation of the Quaker faith and the chaos that will follow.

Genre: letter

Names:
Williams, Henry
Williams, Catharine

1850-1859
Box 2, Folder 13 Williams, Henry to Williams, Catharine
New Hartford (N.Y.)
Contents Note: H. Williams writes C. Williams describing a steam boat trip from New Hartford to New York. He describes the scene on the NY docks and a visit with Ann Williams Tower before boarding the "Empire State" bound for Newport. He gives an account of his visit, including description of meeting. He also mentions visits with other Rhode Island relatives before returning to New York.

Genre: letter

Names:
Williams, Henry
Carman, Catharine Williams

approximately 1850-1859 August 8
Box 2, Folder 13 Williams, Henry to Williams, Catharine
New Hartford (N.Y.)
Contents Note: H. Williams writes Catharine Williams of controversy within the Quaker faith, including allegations of breaches of doctrine and discipline. He mentions his recent trip to Newport.

Genre: letter

Names:
Williams, Henry
Carman, Catharine Williams

approximately 1850-1850 August 25
Box 2, Folder 13 Williams, Henry to Williams, Catharine
New Hartford (N.Y.)
Contents Note: H. Williams writes C. Carman of family and friends, mentioning the construction of two houses. He reports on meeting and mentions Quaker troubles.

Genre: letter

Names:
Williams, Henry
Carman, Catharine Williams

approximately 1850-1850 August 25
Box 2, Folder 13 Williams, Henry to Williams, Catharine
Waterloo (N.Y.)
Contents Note: H. Williams writes of the Quaker faith losing members in "poor New England."

Genre: letter

Names:
Williams, Henry
Williams, Catharine

1850-1859