London Yearly Meeting (Society of Friends)
Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:
Abstract This correspondence is among members of the Carter family. Letters mostly concern family news. One letter from John to Sarah in 1858 concerns an editorial in The Friend, a Quaker periodical, and the general feeling at that time concerning Friends in London.
Overview The term "epistle" is used to refer to letters exchanged between Quaker organizations, especially from one yearly meeting to another. Epistles are often used to articulate Quaker doctrine and discipline. This collection of various manuscript (handwritten) epistles was compiled from the Friends Historical Library from different sources.
Dates: 1688 - 1973
Scope and Contents This collection consists of one volume of transcribed minutes. The minutes were transcribed by Sarah Dillwyn, and were originally from London Yearly Meeting in 1794, signed by Mary Copper.
Scope and Content note This collection consists of Epistles from England, Ireland, and the United States. Some are printed and some are handwritten. The printed Epistles are sometimes reprinted in other cities. Each Epistle is usually signed by one member of the meeting, the Clerk.
Dates: 1668 - 1940