- Existence: 1768 - 1807
Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:
Overview The commonplace book of Henry Simmons includes "A Memorable instance of Divine guidance and protection," prayers, a speech made by the King of England to the Quakers, “A Testimony concerning Elisha Kirk," a memorial for his wife, Priscilla Yarnall, and a memorial for Robert Jordan.
Overview Henry Simmons was a Quaker missionary to the Seneca Nation and a member Middletown Monthly Meeting. Henry Simmons's journals are related to time Simmons spent with the Oneida and Seneca tribes.
Overview Henry Simmons, who belonged to the Middletown Monthly Meeting, spent a year with the Seneca near Cornplanter's village along with Halliday Jackson and Joel Swayne. There, the group of missionaries set up a school and model farm. Simmons's letterbooks are comprised of business and government correspondence related to his work with various Indigenous nations.
Dates: 1797-1799, undated
Overview Joel Swayne's diary entries describe his journey to the Seneca nation and the two years he spent there. Swayne provides detailed descriptions of the chief, “Cornplanter,” the chief’s family, the village and villagers, cultural differences between the Quakers and the Senecas, the difficulty of the language barrier, and discussions between Quaker missionaries and Seneca members.