Volume/Folder: Johannes Kelpius journal photostat copy, 1694-1708 [German, Latin, and English]

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Record Number: 6984
Collection: Abraham H. Cassel collection [1610]
Volume: 28
Author: Johannes Kelpius, 1667-1708
Was donated by: Abraham Harley Cassel, 1820-1908
Date of Original: 1694 - 1708
Original Format: Manuscripts
Reproduction Format: Photograph › Stat
Image description: This journal is assembled from a travelogue that Kelpius kept during his trip from Germany to Pennsylvania and some of his letters. The travelogue portion of the journal details his 1694 voyage aboard the Sarah Maria Hopewell, including names of fellow passengers, which ships they encountered, a description of a battle with a French vessel, and instructions given by an admiral to the ship's captain. The letters in this volume range in date from 1694 to 1708, although some are undated. The contents are mostly spiritual musings, sometimes addressing specific philosophical and theological questions asked of him in earlier letters. Not all letters name the intended recipient, but identified recipients include Heinrich Johann Deichman of London; Steven Momfort of Long Island, New York; Reverend Tobias Erie Biorck of Wilmington, Delaware; Maria Elizabeth Gerber of Virginia; Magister Fabritius; and Hester Palmer.

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