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New York Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Orthodox : 1828-1955), Representative Meeting session concerning Luke Woodard

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-SC-216

Abstract

This collection contains correspondence and notes concerning the special session of New York Yearly Meeting, Representative Meeting, held 4 mo. 28, 1881.

Dates

  • 1881

Creator

Language of Material

Materials are in English.

Restrictions on Access

This collection is available for research use.

Biographical / Historical

Luke Woodard (1832-1925) was a Gurneyite Friend and a leader of the Great Revival movement in the second half of the 19th century. He was an active evangelist in New York Yearly Meeting in the 1870s and one of the first Quaker pastors. In 1881 his apparent tolerance of water baptism resulted in a special session of the Representative Meeting for New York Yearly Meeting. Woodard maintained that he was in accord with Quaker Discipline, and the Meeting accepted his statement.

Extent

.1 Linear Feet (.1 linear feet (1 folder.))

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source of acquisition--New York Yearly Meeting. Method of acquisition--Gift of; Date of acquisition--1997.

General Note

The official recording of the session is included in the Records of New York Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Orthodox : 1828-1955), Representative Meeting Minutes, 4 mo. 28, 1881.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

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