Elizabeth Webb travel journal

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Elizabeth Webb (1663-1726) was a minister of the Society of Friends. Her journal, dating from 1697 to 1699, is a record of Webb's first visit to America with her companion, Mary Rogers, to visit several important Quaker meetings. For a detailed description of the collection, click here to view the finding aid.

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A Short Account of My Viage Into America with Mary Rogers My Companion, 1697-99
This journal details Elizabeth Webb's and Mary Roger's first visit to America, which lasted from November 1697 to May 1699. They landed in Virginia and traveled overland, visiting the important Quaker meetings along the way. The journal includes references to all places visited, including Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, and New Hampshire. Webb mentioned the names of many Friends and discusses her religious feelings and inspiration. Although there is some detail on the problems of travel there is little descriptive material on the colonies or the mode of life which then prevailed. Mary Rogers, her companion, went on a separate mission to the West Indies (where she died in 1699) while the two women were at Burlington, N.J. The latter portion of the journal describes Webb's visit to the James River country in Virginia and neighboring areas of North Carolina before she returned to England., The original journal consists of 28 numbered pages (pages 5 and 6 are missing), two unnumbered pages, and page fragments., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Elizabeth Webb travel journal (Accession 0096), Manuscripts and Archives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
A Short Account of My Viage Into America with Mary Rogers My Companion, 1697-99 [transcription]
This journal details Elizabeth Webb's and Mary Roger's first visit to America, which lasted from November 1697 to May 1699. They landed in Virginia and traveled overland, visiting the important Quaker meetings along the way. The journal includes references to all places visited, including Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, and New Hampshire. Webb mentioned the names of many Friends and discusses her religious feelings and inspiration. Although there is some detail on the problems of travel there is little descriptive material on the colonies or the mode of life which then prevailed. Mary Rogers, her companion, went on a separate mission to the West Indies (where she died in 1699) while the two women were at Burlington, N.J. The latter portion of the journal describes Webb's visit to the James River country in Virginia and neighboring areas of North Carolina before she returned to England., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Elizabeth Webb travel journal (Accession 0096), Manuscripts and Archives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807