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Accession number 2012.32
Call Number MS.2012.32
Collection Manuscript and Archives Collection
Title Asa Sherman and Elizabeth Mitchell Marriage Certificate, 1805 November 14
Date 1805 November 14
Extent of Description 1 page, measuring 17" x 22"
Scope & Content Marriage certificate for Asa Sherman and Elizabeth Mitchell, signed by witnesses at the Great Friends Meeting House, dated 1805. Watermarked 1804. back is signed by Rowse Taylor, Recorder.
Admin/Biographical History The Great Friends Meeting House was the home of local members of the Society of Friends, known as Quakers, and their annual New England Yearly Meeting. During the 19th century, this was the largest Yearly Meeting in the world. The Meeting House was built in 1699 in the Postmedieval English vernacular style. It is the oldest surviving house of worship in Newport.
People Mitchell, Joanna, Mrs.
Mitchell, Richard
Sherman, Asa
Sherman, Elizabeth Mitchell, Mrs.
Sherman, Ruth, Mrs.
Sherman, Sampson
Taylor, Rowse
Subjects Friends' meeting houses
Marriage
Marriage certificates
Quaker
Search Terms Anthony Family
Buffum Family
Chase Family
Dennis Family
Gould Family
Lawton Family
Sherman Family
Weaver Family
Great Friends Meeting House