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Joshua L. Baily notes on quaker meetings

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-11-003
This collection is comprised of Joshua Baily's notes on the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting, as well as various Quarterly meetings. The collection includes Baily's original handwritten notes, a volume of typed notes compiled later, and related materials, such as letters and extracts of sermons.

Dates

  • 1826-1871

Creator

Use Restrictions

Standard Federal Copyright Law Applies (U.S. Title 17).

Extent

0.17 Linear Feet

Biographical note

Joshua Longstreth Baily (1826-1916) was a Quaker merchant in the dry goods business. He attended all the American Yearly Meetings between 1845 and 1855. He contributed generously to African American causes, was interested in peace issues, worked diligently toward temperance, establishing temperance coffeehouses in Philadelphia. He was also the vice President of the National Temperance Society. He was treasurer of the Mohonk Arbitration Conference, president of the American Bible Society, and was affiliated with the Pennsylvania Prison Society for 66 years, and was the organization’s president at the time of his death. He was an author on topics related to Bible study and temperance.

Baily married Theodate Lang in 1856. The couple had 5 children:

Frederick Lang Baily, b. 1858 Albert Lang Baily, b. 1859 William Lloyd Baily, b. 1861 Charles Winter Baily, b. 1866 Henry Paul Baily, b. 1868

Acquisition

Unknown.

Related Materials

  • MC.975.01.006 Joshua L. and Theodate L. Baily diaries
  • MC.975.03.005 Joshua L. Baily commonplace book

Processing Information

Processed by Kara Flynn; completed December 2015.
Title
Joshua L. Baily notes on quaker meetings, 1826-1871
Author
Kara Flynn
Date
December 2015
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English

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