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Yearly Meeting Epistles

Identifier: HC.MC-971-1
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.


  • 1668 - 1940


Limitations on Accessing the Collection

The collection is open to research use.

Use Restrictions

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


2.21 Linear Feet (6 boxes)

Historical Note

Epistles are documents published by Quaker meetings directed towards other meetings. Usually published yearly, these documents contain some of the main concerns of the meetings for that year.


The Epistle collection is arranged first by the country from which the Epistle is from, England, Ireland, or the United States. The Epistles to meetings within that country are first, followed by Yearly Meetings for Sufferings and then Epistles from Yearly Meetings of Women Friends. Epistles are sorted alphabetically into folders as well as chronologically.



Related materials

MC 1250 Philadelphia Yearly Meeting

Processing Information

Processed by Madison Arnold-Scerbo; completed February 2016.


Yearly Meeting Epistles, 1668-1940
Madison Arnold-Scerbo
February 2016
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