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Lewis Benson papers

Identifier: HC.MC-1162
Scope and Contents The collection contains written materials that cover a period of over fifty years (1932 - 1986). The papers are a testimony to the power of God in the life of Lewis Benson. They follow his growth from a young man of deep religious conviction into a dedicated and gifted minister in the Religious Society of Friends. Many of the materials in the Lewis Benson Papers evidence his long uphill journey to reclaim the prophetic heritage of the Quaker faith. The bulk of the collection is correspondence...

Henry J. Cadbury papers

Identifier: HC.MC-1121
Abstract Papers of the notable Quaker Biblical scholar Henry J. Cadbury (1883-1974), a founder of the American Friends Service Committee and Nobel Prize winner on behalf of the American Friends Service Committee. Cadbury taught at Haverford (1910-1919 and 1954-1963) and Bryn Mawr Colleges as well as Harvard Divinity School as Hollis professor of divinity.

De Armand Family Album

Identifier: SFHL-PA-049
Overview This collection consists of a family album of cartes de visite depicting prominent Friends and members of various Quaker families. The album seemed to belong to William Webster, whose family immigrated to Woodbridge, New Jersey circa 1685 and who helped in the development of Plainfield, New Jersey and the Plainfield Meeting House in the late 1700s.

"Charismatic Communication: A Critical Analysis of the Rhetorical Behaviors of George Fox, Founder of the Society of Friends"

Identifier: HC.MC-975-07-028
Scope and Content note This collection is comprised of the single volume manuscript of Eugene C. Elser's dissertation for the Doctor of Philosophy degree at Ohio State University. The manuscript analyzes the rhetoric of George Fox in his journal entries and analyzes George Fox as a "charismatic communicator."

"Book of Epistles of George Fox, Founder of Quakerism"

Identifier: HC.MC-975-07-031
Scope and Content note This collection is comprised of the two volumes of the "Book of Epistles of George Fox, Founder of Quakerism." The volume was originally written by Thomas Richardson in 1714, with copied epistles of George Fox. These manuscripts are typed transcripts of the original document, as compiled by Thomas Richardson's descendants: Edward Wanton Smith, Esther Morton Smith, and Anna Wharton Wood. The manuscript includes an introduction which discusses the history of Thomas Richardson's volume of the...

"Epistles and Sermons of George Fox"

Identifier: HC.MC-975-07-117
Scope and Content note This collection is comprised of the single, handwritten volume of the epistles and sermons of George Fox, ca. 1683. The inside cover of a later binding attributes the volume to Thomas Richardson, dated 1714. However, it has been speculated that the volume may have been written originally by one of George Fox’s secretaries.

"Quaker Origins: A Chronological Bibliography"

Identifier: HC.MC-975-07-032
Scope and Content note This collection is comprised of the single volume manuscript of C.B. Freeman's "Quaker Origins: A Quaker Bibliography of the published writings of the people called Quakers from their first appearance to the end of the year 1656." The volume includes bibliographic entries with early Quaker authors and their works, organized monthly for the years 1652-1657. Includes works by Quaker authors such as: George Fox, James Naylor, Richard Farnworth, William Dewsbury, Richard Hubberthorne, Edward...

Friends General Conference slide show on "George Fox Country"

Identifier: SFHL-PA-040
Overview The Audio-Visual Subcommittee of the Religious Education Committee of the Friends General Conference assembled this slide collection alongside a script. The purpose, according to the introduction, is "to help viewers feel better acquainted with George Fox, the period in which he lived, and to bring alive for present day Friends the feel of theh country where Quakerism began." This collection contains slides related to George Fox's life and surroundings and an accompanying script.

Friends Historical Library Collection of Sermons

Identifier: SFHL-MSS-047
Overview Collected sermons received from miscellaneous sources.

"George Fox, Seine Botschaft, Seine Wese und Seine Leben"

Identifier: HC.MC-975-07-033
Scope and Content note This collection is comprised of the single volume manuscript of Emil Fuch's "George Fox, Seine Botschaft, Seine Wesen un Sein Leben," in German. In English, the title of the manuscript is: "George Fox, his Message, his Essence, and his Life."

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