Joshua Sharples documented his 48-day journey through Pennsylvania and New York in his journal titled “Visit to Upper Canada and Parts Adjacent”. Sharples and his fellow Quakers Jacob Lindley, James Wilson, Oliver Paxton, and James Langstaff left on October 12, 1797 and returned to Chester County on December 1, 1797. They spend most of their trip meeting with other Quakers and former Friends, but did pass through a Seneca village on Tonawanda Creek.
Title: Journal or Visit to Upper Canada and Parts Adjacent
Authors: Sharples, Joshua, 1747-1826
Call number: Mss040
(Swarthmore, Friends Historical Library)
Publisher: Friends Historical Library
Place: Philadelphia County (Pa.), Berks County (Pa.), Lycoming County (Pa.), Columbia County (Pa.), Steuben County (N.Y.), Yates County (N.Y.), Ontario County (N.Y.), Erie County (N.Y.), Niagara County (N.Y.), Livingston County (N.Y.)
Extent: 87; bound to: 11 x 17 x .5 cm.
Subjects names: Sharples, Joshua,1747-1826
Subjects topical: Quakers–Pennsylvania, Quakers–New York (State)
American diaries–Male authors–18th century, Lay ministry–Society of Friends
Subjects geographic: New York (State), Pennsylvania