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George H. Burr Collected Papers on the Quaker Separation

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-313
Overview The Burr Collection includes manuscripts which document the Hicksite position during the Separation of 1827/28 in Philadelphia Yearly Meeting and the trial over the Crosswicks School Fund. It is directly related to the Southard Papers/RG5/312, which contain a more complete description of the controversy. It also includes Burr's manuscript on the History of the Society of Friends which he compiled for Southard as background in preparing his case representing the Hicksite position.
Dates: 1822 - 1836

Ferris Family Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-040
Overview The collection contains correspondence, journals and other writings, business and legal papers, and miscellaneous items of the Ferris family of Wilmington, Delaware, a prominent Quaker family. Of particular note are the correspondence and writings of Benjamin Ferris concerning the Separation in the Society of Friends, as well as the journals and diaries of Anna M. Ferris, David Ferris, Matilda Ferris, Benjamin Ferris, and Henry Ferris. Correspondents include William Lloyd Garrison, William...
Dates: 1737-1940

Halliday Jackson Manuscripts

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-182
Overview Halliday Jackson (1771-1835) was a Quaker minister from New Garden and Darby, Pa.. From 1798 to 1800 he joined the Quaker mission to the Seneca Indians organized by the Indian Committee of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting. Shortly after his return from the mission to the Seneca, Halliday Jackson married Jane Hough and moved to Darby, Pa. Following Jane's death in 1830, Halliday Jackson remarried in 1833 to Ann P. Paschall (1792-1874), also a Quaker minister. These records contain documents relating...
Dates: 1755-1833

Samuel M. Janney Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-183
Overview Samuel McPherson Janney was a Virginia Quaker minister, author, educator, and reformer. In 1839 he opened a boarding school for girls in Loudoun County. He traveled widely in the ministry, meeting with other denominations as well as being immersed in the contemporary issues facing the Society of Friends. Among his activities were establishing schools for African Americans and women, creating public schools in Virginia, and the abolition of slavery. In 1869 he was appointed Superintendent of...
Dates: 1815-1880

Jesse Kersey papers

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Identifier: SFHL-SC-199
Abstract Includes letters, sermons, and manuscript fragments, as well as an 1824 printed epistle from London Yearly Meeting. The papers provide important insight into Kersey's faith and his thoughts on the Separation in the Society of Friends.
Dates: 1824-1841

Lippincott Family Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-251
Overview Horace Mather Lippincott (1877-1967) was a Quaker editor and historian. The collection contains his speeches and writings on topics primarily concerning the Society of Friends and the history of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Of particular interest is the scrapbook he compiled in 1946 of papers and photographs of the 1913-1914 Joint Group which met weekly to study the Separation in the Society of Friends, along with other papers on the topic and on the first joint meeting of the two Philadelphia...
Dates: 1752 - 2010

John Mott papers

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Identifier: SFHL-SC-208
Abstract Contains transcriptions of John Mott's letters to family and friends and journals, probably compiled to circulate in manuscript form. Also some original letters from John Mott to his family. Mott wrote extensively on his religious views, particularly on Quaker testimony and the issues of the Hicksite separation, as well as the conflicts within Genesee Yearly Meeting which led to the separation of Congregational (Progressive) Friends. Of special interest is a draft of responses to queries dated...
Dates: 1822-1851

Samuel Parsons correspondence

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Identifier: SFHL-SC-229
Abstract The collection contains correspondence received by Samuel Parsons of New York Monthly Meeting. Correspondents include William and Hannah Jackson, ministers of New Garden Monthly Meeting, Pa.; London Friends writing to James Mott, Parsons, and Richard R. Lawrence in response to their report of Friends' activities with native Americans; Samuel Bettle of Philadelphia concerning the Separation, offering advice for New York Yearly Meeting; Daniel Comstock describing the program of study at the...
Dates: 1805-1831

Richard Price correspondence with John Watson

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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...
Dates: 1826-1867-1826-1848 (bulk)

Thomas Willis writings relating to the Separation and Quaker testimonies

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Identifier: SFHL-SC-220
Abstract These writings, apparently a draft in answer to Evan Lewis's defense of Hicks, elucidate Willis's beliefs and his account of the Separation, including his being part of the committee that presented the complaint against Hicks which culminated in the disownment of Hicks in 1829 by the Orthodox faction. Willis defends the importance of the Bible, the divinity of Jesus, and the authority of the Church. Includes a draft of a letter to Josiah Forster (1848) in which Willis refers to the Wilburite...
Dates: 1807-1848

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Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of Friends (Hicksite : 1827-1955) 4
Ferris, Benjamin, 1780-1867 3
Jackson, Halliday, 1771-1835 3
Jackson, John, 1809-1855 3
Poole, William, 1764-1829 3
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Hicks, Elias, 1748-1830 2
Hopper, Isaac T. (Isaac Tatem), 1771-1852 2
Kersey, Jesse, 1768-1845 2
McClintock, Thomas, 1792?-1876 2
New York Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Orthodox : 1828-1955) 2
Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends 2
Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends Library 2
Bennett, William, 1804-1873 1
Bettle, Samuel, 1774-1861 1
Biddle, Mary, 1780-1849 1
Bringhurst, Joseph, 1767-1834 1
Brown, Gould 1
Burr, George H. (George Harris), born 1791 1
Cadbury, Henry J. (Henry Joel), 1883-1974 1
Carmalt, Caleb 1
Collins, Micajah, 1764-1827 1
Comly, John, 1773-1850 1
Crosswicks Preparative Meeting of Friends (Hicksite : 1919-1958) 1
Dillwyn, George, 1738-1820 1
Dorsey, William, 1811-1874 1
Dugdale, Joseph A., 1810-1896 1
Ferris family 1
Ferris, Anna M., 1815-1890 1
Ferris, David, 1821-1908 1
Ferris, Fanny, 1778-1833 1
Ferris, Henry 1
Ferris, John, 1775-1802 1
Ferris, Matilda, 1853-1937 1
Ferris, Ziba, 1743-1794 1
Foulke, William Dudley, 1848-1935 1
Garrigues, Edward, 1756-1845 1
Genesee Yearly Meeting of Friends 1
Gibbons, Mary, 1795-1876 1
Griscom, Samuel S., 1802-1878 1
Hallowell, Benjamin, 1799-1877 1
Hanna, Benjamin, 1779-1853 1
Hunt, Uriah, 1796?-1967 1
Janney family 1
Janney, Elizabeth, 1802-1893 1
Janney, Joseph, 1800-1866 1
Janney, Samuel M. (Samuel Mcpherson), 1801-1880 1
Jewett, Tacy M. 1
Johnson, Jane 1
Jones, Horatio Gates, 1822-1893 1
Lippincott family 1
Lippincott, H. Mather, Jr. (Horace Mather), 1921-2010 1
Lippincott, Horace Mather, 1877-1967 1
Lippincott, Margaret Walker 1
Macy, William H., 1805-1887 1
Mather family 1
Monthly Meeting of Friends of Philadelphia 1
Monthly Meeting of Friends of Philadelphia (Hicksite) 1
Mott, John, 1783-1848 1
New York Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends 1
Parrish, Dillwyn, 1809-1886 1
Parrish, Edward, 1822-1872 1
Parsons, Samuel, 1774-1841 1
Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends. Indian Committee 1
Price, Richard, 1794-1865 1
Quimby, Daniel 1
Rakestraw, Joseph, 1780?-1860 1
Saunders, John, 1814-1891 1
Seaman, David, 1791-1844 1
Shipley, Ann 1
Thomas, Philip E. (Philip Evan), 1776-1861 1
Thomas, Philip W. 1
Truman, George 1
Walker family 1
Watson, John, 1774-1864 1
Wharton, Deborah Fisher, 1795-1888 1
White, Barclay, 1821-1903 1
Willis, Thomas, 1770 or 1771-1864 1
Yearly Meeting of Congregational Friends (Waterloo, N.Y.) 1
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