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"Philadelphia's Arch Street Meeting House: A Biography"

Identifier: HC.MC-975-07-010
This collection is comprised of the single volume typed manuscript of Gergory Barnes' "Philadelphia's Arch Street Meeting House: A Biography." The manuscript provides a history of Philadelphia's Arch Street Meeting House from the purchase of the land by William Penn in 1683 to the present, including important Quaker individuals, the influence of Philadelphia's history on the Meeting House, the Orthodox-Hicksite separation, and the Wilburite-Gurneyites.


  • 2011


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


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Biographical note

Dr. Gregory A. Barnes (1934-) is a Quaker author and historian and member of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting. He was a former Peace Corpsman in Africa, he received his PhD at the University of Wisconsin and he spent many years at Drexel University, directing the English Language Center and in publishing academic materials for international learners of English.



Related materials

MC 950.132 Morris-Libby papers

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Processed by Kara Flynn; completed September 2015.
"Philadelphia's Arch Street Meeting House: A Biography," 2011
Kara Flynn
September 2015
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