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Archives & Manuscripts

New England Yearly Meeting of Friends

 Organization

Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

Joel and Hannah Bean Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG5-012
Overview Joel Bean (1835-1914) and his wife, Hannah Elliott Bean (1830-1909), were prominent Quaker ministers in Iowa Yearly Meeting in the mid-nineteenth century when Quaker settlements were expanding in Iowa. Joel Bean was born in Alton, New Hampshire, in 1825, the son of John and Elizabeth Hill Bean, and educated at Friends Boarding School in Providence, Rhode Island. He migrated to Iowa in 1853, and taught school at West Branch, Iowa, from 1850 to 1861. In 1859, he married Hannah Elliott Shipley in...

Foster-Meyers Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG5-221
Overview Contains the papers of the Foster Family, a Wilburite New England Quaker family of Rhode Island, and the Meyers Family, conservative Orthodox Quakers of the Midwest. The families were united in 1924 by the marriage of Henry Cope Foster (1895-1987) of Warwick, Rhode Island, and Thyra Jane Meyers (1898-1984), born in West Branch, Iowa. The collection contains extensive personal correspondence of five generations of the Foster and Meyers families, school materials, diaries, writings, reminiscences...

Friends Historical Library manuscript epistles collection

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-MSS-006
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.

New England Yearly Meeting school record book

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-11-026
Scope and Content note This collection is comprised of the single volume school record book of the New England Yearly Meeting. The record book records names of individuals, date of birth, kind of school attended, and whether taught by a friend, whether or not the student is receiving collegiate education, whether or not the student was desirous of collegiate education, the institution at which students are receiving higher education, and whether or not the students are engaged in Teaching. The records are organized...

Quaker Disciplines

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-MSS-005
Overview The Society of Friends or Quakers (the terms are synonymous) was founded in the middle of the seventeenth century in England by George Fox and others. The Friends Historical Library has collected Quaker disciplines since its founding in 1871. FHL is also the official repository for the records of seven American yearly meetings.

Yearly Meeting Epistles and Extracts

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-971
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.