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Joseph Scattergood (collector) An account of the Free Quakers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-SC-113

Abstract

This volume contains the collection of Joseph Scattergood of original and manuscript copies of documents relating to the Free Quakers, bound by his son George Scattergood. The Free Quakers disagreed with the strict disownment policy for members of the Society of Friends who fought in the Revolutionary War. Led by Samuel Wetherhill, this group wanted to practice Quakerism without the strict rules of discipline and disownment. The papers in Scattergood's collection include petitions, published editorials, accounts of prominent members of the Free Quakers and correspondence. Primary correspondents and writers include Samuel Wetherhill, Thomas Say, and others.

Dates

  • Majority of material found within 1781-1885 [ 1781-1802]

Creator

Restrictions on Access

This collection is available for research use.

Biographical / Historical

Joseph Scattergood was a prominent Quaker, born in 1808 to James and Ann Scattergood of Philadelphia. He was interested in the history of conscientious objection, did work for native American groups in New York State, and started a fund which helped to establish a boarding school, Scattergood Seminary, in 1890.

Extent

.1 Linear Feet (.1 linear feet 36 x 26 cm. (1 v. ))

Language

English

Ownership and Custodial History

Papers collected by Joseph Scattergood, furnished by Rachel Wetherhill, a descendant of Samuel Wetherhill, and later bound by George J. Scattergood, son of Joseph.

Creator

Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

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