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Archives & Manuscripts

William Poole letters to Benjamin Ferris

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-SC-100
This collection includes photocopies and typed transcripts of letters from William Poole to his relation, Benjamin Ferris. The letters primarily concern the Letters of Paul and Amicus, by Primitive Friend, Elizabeth Gilbert, and Poole's views on the issues of Quaker doctrine, including the divinity of Christ and baptism. Poole also relates his opinions on Elias Hicks and the developing controversy in New York.

Dates

  • 1821-1825

Creator

Restrictions on Access

This collection is available for research use.

Extent

.1 Linear Feet (.1 linear feet (1 folder.))

Biographical / Historical

William Poole was a Quaker of Wilmington, Delaware. He was born in 1784, the son of William and Elizabeth Shipley Canby Poole. In 1791 he married Sarah Sharpless. He died in 1829. Poole was a distant relative of Benjamin Ferris, also of Wilmington.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source of acquisition--Stephen Clark. Method of acquisition--Gift of; Date of acquisition--1983.
Description rules
Archives, Personal Papers, and Manuscripts (APPM)

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