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Archives & Manuscripts

John Lockwood correspondence

Identifier: SFHL-SC-074
This collection includes the letters of John Lockwood, received primarily from Aaron Leggett in 1827-28. Leggett, a Hicksite, relates business, news, and personal opinions concerning the Hicksite controversy in New York Yearly Meeting. His letters contain heated attacks on Orthodox Quakers, including Samuel Parsons, the Clerk of New York Monthly Meeting, Richard Mott, and Anna Braithwaite. He also gives news of Elias Hicks and of the progress of the Indiana Epistle.


  • 1827-1828


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This collection is available for research use.


.1 Linear Feet (.1 linear feet (2 folders.))

Biographical / Historical

John Lockwood was a Quaker and a member of New York Yearly Meeting. He was born around 1793 and married Amy A. Arnold. They resided in Poughkeepsie, New York. He was a staunch Hicksite and active in the Separation of 1827/28. He died in 1859.
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Archives, Personal Papers, and Manuscripts (APPM)

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