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Biographical / Historical
The Friends Literary and Library Association was a Hicksite Quaker organization formed in New York City in 1880 to provide opportunity for mutual improvement in religious and literary subjects. Members gathered weekly to discuss published essays and social issues, give reports or read from their own essays. Debates were organized and held as public events. The organization also maintained a library. Some of the individuals involved included Rachel W. Underhill, Benjamin Smith, J. William Hutchinson, Mary J. McDowell, and John Cox.
The Friends Literary and Library Association was a Hicksite Quaker organization formed in New York City in 1880 to provide the opportunity for mutual improvement in religious and literary subjects. Records from 1880 to 1906 include minutes, treasurers' records, and library catalogues.
The collection is divided into three series:
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Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donor: New York Yearly Meeting, 1997
The collection was given as part of the transfer of records of New York Yearly Meeting from the Haviland Records Room in 1997.
Material was received with meeting records and transferred to RG4.
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[Indicate the cited item or series here], RG4/096 Friends Literary & Library Association, Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College http://archives.tricolib.brynmawr.edu/repositories/7/resources/1863 Accessed December 05, 2019.