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Edward Hicks Manuscript Collection

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Identifier: SFHL-MSS-016
Overview This collection is composed of the draft manuscript of the memoirs and journal of Edward Hicks and related miscellaneous papers. Included are his drafts of the first pages of the memoirs, photocopies of letters and sermons of Hicks relating to the Hicksite Separation, abolition, and Quaker spirituality. Also included are a typescript copy of Samuel Johnson's letter to Edward Hicks on slavery, the original of Hicks' responses, and a letter from Isaac Parry to Benjamin Ferris after the death of...
Dates: 1836 - 1952; Majority of material found within 1836 - 1849

Friends Historical Library Collection of Sermons

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-MSS-047
Overview Collected sermons received from miscellaneous sources.
Dates: 1737 - 1870

Collection of Edward Hicks papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-SC-056
Abstract This collection is composed of miscellaneous papers concerning Edward Hicks. Included are a draft of the first pages of his memoirs, later published, and contura prints of letters and sermons of Hicks, relating to the Hicksite Separation, abolition, and Quaker spirituality. Also included are a typescript copy of Samuel Johnson's letter to Edward Hicks on slavery, the original of Hicks' responses, and a letter from Isaac Parry to Benjamin Ferris after the death of Edward Hicks, concerning the...
Dates: 1836-1849

Samuel M. Janney Papers

 Collection
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

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

Edward F. Stratton Collected Papers on Ohio Quakers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-142
Overview Edward F. Stratton (1876-1968) was a Quaker from Salem and Barnesville, Ohio. He served as Curator of the Salem Quarterly Meeting records and was Librarian of the Friends Society, Salem, Ohio. The collection contains historical and biographical information compiled by Edward F. Stratton about the Maule, Stratton, Williams, and related Ohio Quaker families, especially those involved in separations in Ohio Yearly Meeting. Of particular interest are Joshua's Maule's diaries and correspondence...
Dates: 1770-1967

Moses Pierce correspondence with George F. White

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Identifier: SFHL-SC-238
Abstract The collections contains correspondence between George F. White and Moses Pierce in which Pierce asks White to clarify his views on abolition, temperance, and peace. White does not agree with abolitionists who want an immediate end to slavery, and he thinks that Great Britain's Abolition of Slavery Act was a ill-conceived. He notes the wretched conditions of factories and mines in England and Scotland as other forms of slavery. Pierce, in copies or drafts of the letters he sent, argues that the...
Dates: 1839-1926 (bulk 1842-1846)

Leon A. Rushmore collection of New York Yearly Meeting miscellaneous papers

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Identifier: SFHL-SC-213
Abstract This collection of miscellaneous papers collected by Leon A. Rushmore includes several religious essays or sermons, a copy of Nicholas Waln's 1772 prayer, and an undated address "To the great Sachems and Chief of the [missing] sitting around the Counsill at new york" possibly transcribed from dictation.
Dates: ca. 1789-1833

Samuel Walton Family Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-254
Overview The Waltons were prominent Quakers in Philadelphia, Pa., and Belmont County, Ohio. Joseph Walton (1817-1898) taught at Westtown School, edited the Quaker periodical, The Friend, and served as Clerk of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting (Orthodox). His brother, Samuel Walton (1827-1899), moved to Ohio in 1847 and in 1854 married Sarah James Edgerton at Stillwater Monthly Meeting, the center of Wilburite Quakerism in Ohio. The family was deeply involved in matters relating to the Society of Friends....
Dates: 1813-1890

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Hicks, Edward, 1780-1849 2
Janney, Samuel M. (Samuel Mcpherson), 1801-1880 2
Johnson, Samuel, 1763-1843? 2
Ohio Yearly Meeting of Friends (Conservative : 1854- ) 2
Ohio Yearly Meeting of Friends (Orthodox : 1828-1854) 2
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Parry, Isaac, 1774-1857 2
Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of Friends (Orthodox : 1827-1955) 2
Stratton, Edward F., 1876-1968 (Collector) 2
Truman, George 2
Arnold family 1
Baltimore Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends. Committee Appointed for Indian Affairs 1
Barnsley, Edward R. (Edward Roberts), 1906-1989 (FHL donor) 1
Bennett, William, 1804-1873 1
Brown, Gould 1
Cadwallader, Priscilla, 1786-1859 1
Carmalt, Caleb 1
Carpenter family 1
Chalkley, Thomas, 1675-1741 1
Comly, John, 1773-1850 1
Cornell, John J., 1826-1909 1
Dorsey, William, 1811-1874 1
Dugdale, Joseph A., 1810-1896 1
Evans, Charles, 1802-1879 1
Evans, William, 1787-1867 1
Ferris, Benjamin, 1780-1867 1
Ford, Alice, 1906- 1
Foulke, William Dudley, 1848-1935 1
Fox, George 1
Friends General Conference (U.S.) 1
Friends World College 1
Genesee Yearly Meeting of Friends 1
Gould, Martha S., b. 1813 1
Gould, Thomas B., 1813-1856 1
Griscom, Samuel S., 1802-1878 1
Hall, Hannah, approximately 1836- 1
Hallowell, Benjamin, 1799-1877 1
Hopkins, Elizabeth 1
Hopper, Isaac T. (Isaac Tatem), 1771-1852 1
Hough, Oliver, 1804-1855 1
Hunt, Uriah, 1796?-1967 1
Jackson, Halliday, 1771-1835 1
Jackson, John, 1809-1855 1
Janney family 1
Janney, Elizabeth, 1802-1893 1
Janney, Joseph, 1800-1866 1
Jewett, Tacy M. 1
Johnson, Jane 1
Jones, Horatio Gates, 1822-1893 1
Kersey, Jesse, 1768-1845 1
Kite, Mary, 1793?-1861 1
Kite, Nathan 1
Lee, J. Stanley (FHL donor) 1
Macy, William H., 1805-1887 1
Maule family 1
Maule, Joshua, b. 1806 1
McClintock, Thomas, 1792?-1876 1
Mott, John, 1783-1848 1
Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880 1
New York Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Hicksite : 1828-1957 : New York, N.Y.) 1
Nine-Partners' Boarding School (Washington, N.Y.) 1
Parrish, Dillwyn, 1809-1886 1
Parrish, Edward, 1822-1872 1
Pendle Hill (School: Wallingford, Pa.) 1
Pierce, Moses, 1816-1886 1
Quimby, Daniel 1
Roosevelt University 1
Rushmore, Leon A., . 1910-2001 1
Saunders, John, 1814-1891 1
Story, Thomas, 1662-1742 1
Stratton family 1
Stratton, Edward F., 1876-1968 1
Thomas, Philip E. (Philip Evan), 1776-1861 1
Thomas, Philip W. 1
Thompson, Jonah, 1702 or 1703-1780 1
Waln, Nicholas, 1742-1813 1
Walton family 1
Walton, Joseph, 1817-1898 1
Walton, Rebecca, 1814-1859 1
Walton, Samuel, 1827-1899 1
Walton, Sarah J. (Sarah James), 1826-1911 1
Watson, Elizabeth G. 1
Watson, George H., 1915- 1
Wharton, Deborah Fisher, 1795-1888 1
White, Barclay, 1821-1903 1
White, George F., 1789-1847 1
Williams family 1
Williams, Edward, 1821-1894 1
Williams, Sarah B., 1823-1882 1
Wing family 1
Wing family (Dutchess County, N.Y.) 1
Yearly Meeting of Congregational Friends (Waterloo, N.Y.) 1
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