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Archives & Manuscripts

Elizabeth Sellers Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-SC-115

Abstract

This collection consists of documents relating to the withdrawal of Elizabeth Sellers from the Society of Friends and her subsequent disownment. Included is a letter from to Darby Monthly Meeting explaining her reasons for leaving the Society of Friends. In the letter she accuses Quakers of failing to take action on issues of temperance, pacifism, and abolition. Also included are genealogical notes on the Sellers family.

Dates

  • 1845-1851 & n.d

Creator

Restrictions on Access

This collection is available for research use.

Biographical / Historical

Elizabeth Sellers was a Quaker. She was born in Philadelphia in 1821, the daughter of James and Elizabeth Sellers. She was disowned from Darby Monthly Meeting in 1851, and died in 1898.

Extent

.1 Linear Feet (.1 linear feet (3 folders.))

Language

English

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source of acquisition--Clarence Platt. Method of acquisition--Gift of; Date of acquisition--1969.
Description rules
Archives, Personal Papers, And Manuscripts (Appm)
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script

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