RT Unpublished Material DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 151372896 LA English T1 Coates and Reynell family papers, YR 1677 AB The Coates and Reynell Family papers document the professional and personal lives of elite Quakers in Philadelphia in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries through correspondence, scrapbooks, receipt books, ledgers, accounts, wills, deeds, and medical manuscripts. The collection is particularly strong in records of international and domestic trade, medical and scientific knowledge, and women's philanthropic activities. Letters and financial and legal documents recording the professional and personal activities of merchants John Reynell (1708-1784) and Samuel Coates (1748-1830) make up the bulk of the papers. The next most significant portion of the collection consists of scientific or medical essays, correspondence, and notes pertaining to Dr. Benjamin H. Coates. The papers of Mary and Beulah Coates consist of minutes for the meetings of their charitable societies and notes documenting Mary's genealogical research on the family. The collection also includes correspondence and financial records pertaining to the Zane, Shewbart, and Morris families, whose estates were settled by members of the Coates clan.