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Archives & Manuscripts

Society of Friends -- Doctrines

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 28 Collections and/or Records:

Collection of Rufus Jones papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-SC-066
Abstract This collection includes letters and printed materials relating to Rufus Jones. Included are photocopies of letters commenting on or criticizing The American Friend of which Rufus Jones was editor. Among these are a letter from Henry Stanley Neuman, editor of The Friend, regarding the state of the Society in England, and a letter from Walter Malone relating events at Ohio Yearly Meeting in 1894. Letters from R.L. Kelly, Joseph Moore, David Hadley, and Thomas Newlin discuss The American Friend,...

George M. Justice Memorandums, 1825-1861

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-298
Overview George M. Justice was a successful Philadelphia merchant and important Hicksite Quaker. Beginning in 1825 until shortly before his death, he kept volumes of memorandum reflecting his thoughts on religion, the Hicksite Separation and its aftermath in Philadelphia, family information, astronomy, slavery, and other topics.

George M. Justice papers

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Identifier: SFHL-SC-068
Abstract This collection includes various business correspondence, including a letter and testimony by John Comly encouraging changes in the Quaker discipline regarding marriage. Also contained are extracts of minutes from Abington Quarterly Meeting discussing marriage, a letter from George M. Justice to his sons, and a hymn printed in raised type for the Pennsylvania Institution for the Instruction of the Blind. Also included are unsigned writings on the subjects of a possible war between the U.S. and...

Lippincott-Dillwyn papers

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Identifier: SFHL-SC-028
Abstract This collection includes a daily journal and spiritual essays by William Lippincott and extracts on theological themes by George Dillwyn. Also included is the copy book of Edward Randolph, dated 1822, and a bound manuscript entitled The Experiences of Margret Bispham, of Mount Holly, 1769. This manuscript reflects the influence of Quakerism and spirituality on the choices of an 18th century Quaker woman.

Walter R. Miles correspondence concerning Why be loyal to the Society of Friends?

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Identifier: SFHL-SC-081
Abstract In April of 1911, Walter R. Miles, then professor at Iowa State University, posed this query to other Quakers: Why be loyal to the Society of Friends as a distinct denomination? This collection includes responses he received over the next year from prominent Friends across the nation, particularly educators from the Midwest. The letters present their spiritual and doctrinal philosophies. Authors include J. Herschell Coffin, H. Lavinia Bailey, O. Edward Janney, Edward Grubb, Joseph Elkinton,...

Carol R. Murphy Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-195
Overview Carol R. Murphy (1916-1994) was a Quaker writer and thinker. She was the daughter of Mildred Knight Murphy (1889-1974) and Charles R. Murphy (1884-1936), who were convinced Friends. Carol R. Murphy was a member of Swarthmore Monthly Meeting and active at Pendle Hill Quaker Study Center, Wallingford, Pennsylvania. The papers of Carol R. Murphy, late twentieth century Quaker writer, are organized into two series. Series 1 contains autobiographical material and memorabilia, literary manuscripts,...

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...

William Poole letters to Benjamin Ferris

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Identifier: SFHL-SC-100
Abstract This collection includes photocopies and typed transcripts of letters from William Poole to his relation, Benjamin Ferris. The letters primarily concern the Letters of Paul and Amicus, by Primitive Friend, Elizabeth Gilbert, and Poole's views on the issues of Quaker doctrine, including the divinity of Christ and baptism. Poole also relates his opinions on Elias Hicks and the developing controversy in New York.

Caleb Raper commonplace book

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Identifier: HC.MC-975-03-051
Scope and Content note This collection is comprised of the single volume commonplace book of Caleb Raper, and a single photocopy. It is religious in nature, and contains copied bible verses, religious poetry, prayers, and letters. According to the notes on the first and last pages of the volume, the original commonplace book, written in Caleb Rapper's hand, was written in 1711. This volume was copied in 1747 by Raper's nephew, Richard Smith.

Robert Barclay Manuscripts Collection

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Identifier: SFHL-MSS-050
Overview Robert Barclay (1648-1690) was a Scottish Quaker and arguably the most influential theologian in the history of the Religious Society of Friends. This small collection consists of manuscript documents by or about Robert Barclay and his works, written during his lifetime.