Yearly Meeting of Friends, held in Virginia
Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:
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
Abstract This collection primarily includes correspondence of Mahlon and Sarah Janney. These letters relate mainly to family and local news of Loudon Co., Virginia. One letter, written by Thomas Scattergood and Josiah Bunting, provides a brief account of their travels as Quaker ministers. Also included are unsigned fragments, one of which provides an account of a visit to Virginia Yearly Meeting, and another of which concludes a poem addressed to Richard Mott. Also included are notes from the collector,...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1763-1932, 1763-1823
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.
Scope and Contents Records of Virginia Half-Years and Quarterly Meetings, 1673-1996. Includes men's and joint minutes 1876-1996, women's minutes 1844-1902, and Worship & Ministry and its predecessors 1809-1810, 1812, 1854-1860, 1864-1916, 1938-1962, vital records 1928-1970, financial records 1950-1996, committee records 1854-1856, 1950-1961, 1982-1996, and miscellaneous 1785, 1814, 1945, 1956-1965.
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
Scope and Contents Records of Virginia Yearly Meeting, 1674-1887. Includes men's minutes 1702-1844, women's minutes 1763-1838, Worship & Ministry and its Predecessors 1758-1853, vital records 1674-1885, committee records 1811-1840, and miscellaneous 1740-1887.