Original letter in collection of Mr. Charles J. Wister, Jr., of Germantown. Mrs. Logan possibly first learned of the Journal from her friend and fellow-worker in history, John F. Watson, either personally or from his printed work, The Annals of Philadelphia, published in 1830, which contains brief extracts from the Journal.
Herr Hans Caspar Wüster, Churpfälzischer Jäger zu Hillsbach.
John Wister's third wife was Anna Thoman (1720 - 1778), a nun from the Ephrata Cloisters, in Lancaster County. She was a native of Bubendorf, Switzerland, and came to Pennsylvania in 1736 with her father, Durst Thoman, and his family.
Thomas Allen Glenn, "Merion in the Welsh Tract."
Howard M. Jenkins, "Historical Collections of Gwynedd."
James P. Wickersham, "History of Education in Pennsylvania," 216.
Mrs. Wister, "Worthy Women of Our First Century," 282.
In a memorandum made January 4, 1780, in the back part of her manuscript Journal Sally says that this friendship "commenced at school."
See Deborah Norris's letters in Appendix, pages 197 and 195.
See letters of Peggy Rawle, dated July 28, and September 7, 1776, addressed to "Sally Wister in Germantown," in Appendix.
See letter in Appendix. That the family were still in Gwynedd in July is shown by a letter, dated Philadelphia, July 6, 1777, written by John Wister to his grandchildren, Sally and Betsy Wister, at North Wales. -- "Memoir of Charles J. Wister," I., 124.
Edward Foulke (1651 - 1741) in 1702 wrote an interesting account in Welsh of his emigration and of his line of descent from a Welsh chieftain of the Twelfth Century, Rhirid Flaidd, Lord of Peenllyn in Merionethshire. -- Jenkins, "Gwynedd."
see Isaac Sharpless' work, "The Quakers in the Revolution," and Gilbert Cope's paper on "Friends in the Revolution," read before the Chester County Historical Society, November, 1902.
For sketch of Anna Rawle see page 205.
Under date of Nov. 4, 1780, Anna Rawle writes of Mrs. Bingham: "Speaking of handsome women brings Nancy Willing to my mind. She might set for the Queen of Beauty, and is lately married to Bingham, who returned from the West Indies with an immense fortune. They have set out in the highest style, nobody here will be able to make the figure they do; equipage, house, cloathes, are all the newest taste, -- and yet some people wonder at the match. She but sixteen and such a perfect form. His appearance is less amiable."
Benjamin Shoemaker, Anna Rawle's stepbrother
"Memoir of Charles J. Wister," by his son, Charles J. Wister, Jr., privately printed, Germantown, 1866.