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Richard Price correspondence with John Watson

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-SC-254

Abstract

Richard Price's letters to fellow Hicksite Quaker John Watson provide a rich account of the Hicksite-Orthodox Separation with references and comments on many of the personalities involved: Elias Hicks, William Wharton, Jonathan Evans, as well as visiting Quaker ministers including George Truman, Lucretia Mott, Ann Jones, Mary and Susan Cox, and Martha Smith. Price also wrote a detailed account of the Proceedings of the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting, 1848. The collection contains a small number of other correspondents including Benjamin Hanna who described the split in Ohio Yearly Meeting.

Dates

  • 1826-1867-1826-1848 (bulk)

Creator

Language of Material

Materials are in English.

Restrictions on Access

This collection is available for research use.

Biographical / Historical

Richard Price (1794-1865) was Philadelphia merchant and served on Philadelphia City Council. An active member of Philadelphia Monthly Meeting, he was a supporter of Elias Hicks and many Quaker concerns. His friend John Watson (1774-1864) was a land surveyor and businessman and served as an Elder of Buckingham Monthly Meeting in Bucks County. Both closely followed and were involved in the events of the Hicksite-Orthodox Separation in the Society of Friends.

Extent

.1 Linear Feet (.1 linear feet (12 folders.))