Guide to the Annie Jennings Papers, 1815-1910
Resident of Brownsville, Maryland and wife of Samuel Jennings, Jr.
Papers of Maryland resident Annie (Fouch?) Jennings include business documents of Samuel Jennings, David Fouch, and Samuel Jennings Jr., farmers and millers of wheat in Washington County, Maryland; land deeds and surveys; debts; tax listings; correspondence concerning family matters and social life in Maryland, Iowa, Illinois, and South Dakota; papers related to the English estate of William Jenners; Sunday School lessons of the 1870s; and genealogies of the Fouch and Jennings (or Jenners) families. Volumes include an account book, 1852-1853, of David Fouch (?) for milling flour, and a route book, 1882-1883, of Fred O'Brian.
- David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
- Jennings, Annie.
- Annie Jennings papers 1815-1929
- Language of Material
- 1.0 Linear Feet, Approx. 521 Items
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These papers fall into two parts, both of which were collected by Annie (Fouch?) Jennings, wife of Samuel Jennings, Jr. The first division contains business papers of her family: Samuel Jennings, David Fouch, and Samuel Jennings, Jr., farmers and millers of wheat in Washington County, Maryland. Land deeds and surveys, debts, tax listings, and mercantile accounts are accompanied by Fouch and Jennings, or Jenners, genealogies. Two tax slips in 1862 show Washington County Commissioners imposing a tax to raise bounty money to encourage volunteers, The second half of the papers contain many letters from descendants of Samuel Jennings, Sr., commenting on social life in Maryland, Iowa, Illinois, South Dakota, and elsewhere in the U.S. In 1878 the family was involved in a suit to obtain part of the English estate of William Jenners. A clipping at the end of the papers reviews this case. Mention is made of the Church of the Brethren, and a number of Sunday School lessons are dated from the 1870s. Volumes include an account book, 1852-1853, of David Fouch (?) for milling flour, and a route book, 1882-1883, of Fred O'Brian.
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[Identification of item], Annie Jennings Papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.
The Annie Jennings papers were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library in 1957.
Processed by Rubenstein Library staff
Encoded by Paula Jeannet Mangiafico, April 2014
Accession from 1957 is described in this finding aid.
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