Coffin, Elijah, 1798-1862
Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents The letters and documents in this collection, including by many prominent Friends, shed light on several aspects of Quaker history and thought from religious to economic and cultural developments. Topics discussed include news of family and Friends, slavery and freedmen, Native Americans, Society of Friends affairs and controversies (e.g. Elias Hicks American Friends' Letters and the Separation of 1827-1828, the Wilbur-Gurney controversy, the Richmond Declaration of Faith), as well as women's...
Scope and Content note This collection is comprised of the single volume scrapbook of Elijah Coffin, and includes his handwritten notes, typed materials, and published clippings. The volume includes published materials on the history of westward expansion and pioneers, and the history of Indiana, as well as typed excerpts from a history of Kentucky (by Scudder) a history of Virginia (by Cooke), and Daniel Boone. In addition to material focusing on the history of the American West, the scrapbook includes excerpts from...
Overview The Coffin family were Quakers of Wayne County, Indiana. Elijah Coffin was born in 1793 in Guilford County, N.C., the son of Bethuel and Hannah Dicks Coffin. His son and daughter-in-law, Charles F. and Rhoda M. Coffin were active in the peace movement, prison reform, reform of the treatment of the insane, and the temperance movement. Father and son both served as Clerk of Indiana Yearly Meeting. The collection contains family correspondence, journals, business papers, and miscellaneous...
Scope and Contents Marmaduke Cope wrote approximately 75 letters to John Pease in the 1840s-1860s; he also wrote four to his wife, Sarah, and four to his sister. In these letters, he discusses problems of the Society of Friends, gives news of his travels and personal affairs and tells of F/friends who have visited him. Letters addressed to Marmaduke C. Cope include those by John Allen, Elijah Coffin, Mahlon Day, Josiah Forster, Priscilla Green, Stephen Grellet, Sybil Jones, Robert Lindsey, Mary Nicholson, Edward...
Overview Contains the papers of Aaron White (1793-1863) and his family. He was a birthright member of Pasquotank Monthly Meeting, N.C., and transferred to Milford Monthly Meeting, Indiana, in 1829. The Whites were active in Quaker affairs and concerns, including abolition and controversies within Indiana Yearly Meeting. Aaron, as the oldest son in his family, played a central role in the family both in business and personal matters. The bulk of the collection is the correspondence of Aaron and Margaret...