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Bucks Auxiliary Bible Association of Friends (Bucks County, Pa.) Records

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG4-011
This collection contains the minutes, correspondence, reports and financial records of the Bucks Auxiliary Bible Association of Friends, a Quaker Bible distribution society, together with ms. genealogy of the Moon family.

Dates

  • 1830-1845

Creator

Limitations on Accessing the Collection

Collection is open for research.
Limitations on Accessing the Collection The collection is open for research.

Copyright and Rights Information

Copyright has not been assigned to Friends Historical Library All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in to the Director. Permission for publication is given on behalf Friends Historical Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by reader.

Extent

0.25 Linear Feet (1 box)

Overview

The Bucks Auxiliary Bible Association of Friends, a Quaker Bible distribution society, located in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, was established in 2nd month, 1830, under the Bible Association of Friends in America. Its purpose was to supply “Friends and others with the Holy Scripture, “to encourage “the frequent and serious perusal of them”, and to promote “a more accurate knowledge of their invaluable contents”. All subscriptions collected by the Auxiliary were turned over to the parent body, which in turn provided the Auxiliary with Bibles or testaments to sell or to distribute in their vicinity. According to the Annual Reports of the Bible Association of Friends in America, the Bucks Auxiliary ceased to operate in 1857. This collection contains the minutes, correspondence, reports and financial records of the Bucks Auxiliary Bible Association of Friends, together with a manuscript genealogy of the Moon family, compiled by the donor.

Biographical / Historical

The Bucks Auxiliary Bible Association of Friends, a Quaker Bible distribution society, located in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, was established in 2nd month, 1830, under the Bible Association of Friends in America. Its purpose was to supply “Friends and others with the Holy Scripture, “to encourage” the frequent and serious perusal of them,” and to promote “a more accurate knowledge of their invaluable contents.”

All subscriptions collected by the Auxiliary were turned over to the parent body, which in turn provided the Auxiliary with Bibles or testaments to sell or to distribute in their vicinity. According to the Annual Reports of the Bible Association of Friends in America, the Bucks Auxiliary ceased to operate in 1857.

Arrangement

The collection is organized into five series. The series are:
  1. Minutes
  2. Corresponding Committee
  3. Reports
  4. Correspondence
  5. Financial Records
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Physical Location

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donor: Charles H. Moon

Date: 12/1934
Title
An Inventory of the Bucks Auxiliary Bible Association of Friends (Bucks County, Pa.) Records, 1830-1845
Author
FHL staff
Date
before 1967
Description rules
dacs
Sponsor
Encoding made possible by a grant by the Gladys Kriebel Delmas Foundation to the Philadelphia Consortium of Special Collections Libraries

Revision Statements

  • 2016 Summer: This electronic finding aid was updated in Summer 2016 by Abdulrezak Kemal in preparation for importing into ArchivesSpace, to conform to current markup standards and the ArchivesSpace data model.

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