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Powel Family Papers : Samuel Powel (1738-1793) Series, 1729-1791.

Author: Samuel Powel
Edition/Format:   Archival material : English
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Like most other sections of the larger Powel Family Papers, this section of Samuel Powel (1738-1793) papers should be seen as one part of a much-connected whole collection. This small (one box) section illustrates only only portions of Samuel Powel's life, and should be consulted with the papers of his father and grandfather and those of his wife Elizabeth Willing Powel. This section in turn contains quite a lot of
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Genre/Form: Accounts
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Named Person: Anthony Benezet; George Clymer; William Coleman; Samuel Powel Griffits; Samuel Morris; James Pemberton; Edmund Physick; Mary Morris Powel; Thomas Proctor; Robert Rutherford; Anthony Benezet; George Clymer; William Coleman; Samuel Morris; James Pemberton; Robert Rutherford
Document Type: Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Samuel Powel
OCLC Number: 122625297
In: Powel Family Papers
Description: .5 linear ft

Abstract:

Like most other sections of the larger Powel Family Papers, this section of Samuel Powel (1738-1793) papers should be seen as one part of a much-connected whole collection. This small (one box) section illustrates only only portions of Samuel Powel's life, and should be consulted with the papers of his father and grandfather and those of his wife Elizabeth Willing Powel. This section in turn contains quite a lot of information about the finances and estate of Samuel Powel's mother, Mary Morris Powel. It best demonstrates Powel's involvement with real estate (especially his dealings with Philadelphia carpenter Thomas Proctor), and shows little about his life of public service. Besides his handling of his mother's estate (with his uncle, Samuel Morris), Samuel Powel's family life is illustrated by one document only: a touching letter from his niece Hester Griffitts Montgomery, who had married James Montgomery to the apparent displeasure of her uncle.

Prominent Philadelphians with Powel family connections include Anthony Benezet, who taught Mary Griffits in 1760; George Clymer; William Coleman; physician Samuel Powel Griffits (Samuel Powel's nephew); James Pemberton; and Edmund Physick. Robert Rutherford's letters to Samuel Powel during the 1780's provide interesting commentary on Powel's political stature.

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