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"A Brief Account of Thomas Kite"

Identifier: HC.MC-975-07-057

Scope and Content note

This collection is comprised of the single volume, handwritten manuscript of a biographical account of Thomas Kite. The volume describes Kite's early life, his convincement (i.e. conversion to Quakerism), and his testimonies against Elias Hicks during the Hicksite-Orthodox separation.


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Biographical note

Thomas Kite (1785-) was born in Frankford, Pa. in 1785, the son of Benjamin and Rebecca Kite. After moving to Philadelphia as a child, Kite became convinced (i.e. converted to Quakerism) at the age of 17. In 1808, he married Elizabeth Barnard, and the couple had two children: Susanna (1809-1844) and William (1810-1900). Thomas Kite married Edith Sharpless, and the couple had three children Rebecca Kite (1814-1852), Joshua Kite (1816-1835), Thomas Kite (1818-1884). Elizabeth died in 1810, the same year that Thomas was first recognized as a minister. During the Hicksite-Orthodox seperation, Kite maintained his Orthodox testimonies against Hicks. Thomas Kite died on January 25, 1845 in Philadelphia, Pa.


0.02 Linear Feet (1 volume)



Related Materials

  • MC 1111.5 Kite family papers
  • MC 1178 Walton-Kite family papers
  • MC 1111 Sharpless-Kite family papers

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Processed by Kara Flynn; completed October 2015.
"A Brief Account of Thomas Kite," undated
Kara Flynn
October 2015
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