Iowa Yearly Meeting of the Society of Friends
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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...
Abstract This collection includes letters received by Walter L. Moore in the year 1922-23, primarily regarding his visit to Iowa Yearly Meeting. Included are letters from Howard T. Jones, Benjamin S. Decou, Carl Patterson, Joseph S. Heald, Walter J. Brown, and Samuel Smedley. Also included are a request for contributions to the Scattergood seminary and a page of notes made by Walter L. Moore regarding his trip to Paullina, Iowa, including the number of members.
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 This collection consists of two volumes of minutes, one of which contains minutes from San Jose Monthly and Preparative Meetings, and one which contains minutes from San Jose Monthly Meeting. The latter also contains a brief description of the beginnings of worship in San Jose. The minutes contain business notes, as well as committee reports, responses to annual state of the meeting queries, membership decisions, and financial reports.