Skip to main content

"Journal of Joseph Hoag"

Identifier: HC.MC-975-07-044

Scope and Content note

This collection is comprised of the single volume handwritten manuscript of Joseph Hoag's journal and correspondence related to the item's donation. The Manuscript is identified as a manuscript copy of Joseph Hoag's journal, dictated by Joseph Hoag and written by his granddaughter, Narcissa Battey, with additional notes added from Joseph Hoag's memoranda. The journal was first published in 1860.


  • Undated


Use Restrictions

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

Biographical note

Joseph Hoag (1762-1846) was a New York and Vermont Quaker minister who regarded himself as a traditional Friend, opposing both Elias Hicks and Joseph Gurney. He is best known for his "Vision" of 1803 which predicted an American Civil War, and his Journal, the publication of which in 1860 precipitated a schism at Scipio Monthly Meeting into Otisite and Kingite groups. His wife, Huldah Hoag (1762-1850), was also a Quaker minister, as were many of his ten children. The collection contains the manuscript of Joseph Hoag's Journal, as well as some family correspondence and related papers. Of particular importance are the manuscript journal transcribed by Hoag's granddaughter, Narcissa Battery Coffin, under his direction and correspondence from Huldah Hoag, Joseph Hoag, and Lindley Murray Hoag.


0.08 Linear Feet




"Journal of Joseph Hoag" by Joseph Hoag was donated to Special Collections, Haverford College, in 1937 by Susanna H. Guindon.

Related materials

  • MC 950.303 Essays, sermons, & lectures
  • MC 1184 Families of Philadelphia collection

Processing Information

Processed by Kara Flynn; completed September 2015.
"Journal of Joseph Hoag," undated
Kara Flynn
September 2015
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note

Find It at the Library

Most of the materials in this catalog are not digitized and can only be accessed in person. Please see our website for more information about visiting Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections Library

370 Lancaster Ave
Haverford PA 19041 USA US