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Archives & Manuscripts

Society of Friends -- Hicksite separation

 Subject
Subject Source: Local Authority: Quaker Subject Headings

Found in 60 Collections and/or Records:

Joseph Scattergood diary

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-063
Scope and Content note This collection is composed of the single handwritten volume of Joseph Scattergood's diary. Entries describe Quaker meetings, social calls and family news, visits to family and friends in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, births, deaths, and marriages within the Quaker community, and Scattergood's work as a school teacher.
Dates: 1792-1820

David Seaman correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-SC-114
Abstract This collection includes the correspondence of David Seaman, primarily relating to the Hicksite controversy. Correspondents include Edward Hicks, Samuel Mott, Halliday Jackson, and John Comly.
Dates: 1808-1843

Smedley Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG5-319
Overview The collection contains correspondence, journals and other writings, business and legal papers, and miscellaneous items of the Smedley family, a large and prominent Quaker family of Penncrest Farm, Middletown Township, Delaware County, Pennsylvania. The family was related to the Kite and Sharples/Sharpless families of Chester and Delaware Counties. The papers include significant correspondence of the Kite family, especially Thomas Kite (1785-1845) and Mary Kite (1792-1861), both prominent...
Dates: 1751 - 1996; Majority of material found within 1821 - 1950

"Some Account of Baltimore Yearly Meeting 1825"

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-09-003
Scope and Contents This collection is composed of the single, handwritten document by an unknown author. It reads similiarly to minutes that may have been taken. It also includes a note on the inside that "The Individuals to whose names the * is attached in the following sheets were acive and influential "Hicksites" at the time or afterwards" [Emphasis theirs].
Dates: 1825

Samuel L. Southard Papers concerning the Quaker Separation

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: SFHL-RG5-312
Overview This collection contains the correspondence and legal papers of Samuel L. Southard, New Jersey lawyer and politician, concerning his defense of the Hicksite position in the trial over the Crosswicks School Fund at the time of the Separation in the Society of Friends. The School Fund of Crosswick Preparative Meeting, New Jersey, was claimed by both factions, Hicksite and Orthodox.
Dates: 1827 - 1833

Mira Sharpless Townsend Papers

 Collection
Identifier: FHL-RG5-320
Overview The collection contains papers of Mira Sharpless Townsend, a major Quaker social activist and reformer in Philadelphia. Mira Sharpless Townsend (1798-1859) was born in Philadelphia, attended Friends Select School, and in 1828 married Samuel Townsend (1800-1887). He was a member of Philadelphia Monthly Meeting by whom she had six children, only two surviving to adulthood: Emily Sharpless Townsend who married Powell Stackhouse and Clara Gordon Townsend, married William Penn Troth. During the...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1815 - 1858; 1806 - 1910

"The Congregational or Progressive Friends in the Pre-Civil War Reform Movement"

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-07-140
Scope and Content note This collection includes the single copy of a typed manuscript written by Albert J. Wahl, as his dissertation for the Degree of Doctor of Education at the Teachers College at Temple University.
Dates: 1951

Thomas Wetherald papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-SC-143
Abstract This collection includes letters from Thomas Wetherald written to his family while he traveled in the ministry. Some of his letters concern Elias Hicks and the Hicksite controversy. Also included is a sermon of Thomas Wetherald.
Dates: 1823-1828

Thomas Willis writings relating to the Separation and Quaker testimonies

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-SC-220
Abstract These writings, apparently a draft in answer to Evan Lewis's defense of Hicks, elucidate Willis's beliefs and his account of the Separation, including his being part of the committee that presented the complaint against Hicks which culminated in the disownment of Hicks in 1829 by the Orthodox faction. Willis defends the importance of the Bible, the divinity of Jesus, and the authority of the Church. Includes a draft of a letter to Josiah Forster (1848) in which Willis refers to the Wilburite...
Dates: 1807-1848

William Woodman correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-SC-125
Abstract This collection includes letters received by William Woodman, primarily from his cousins Mary Anna Stradling and Annie Michener. Mary Anna Stradling's letters recount the rise of spiritualism in her community, her views on and interests in literature, and her conception of God. In one letter she muses on the changes among Orthodox Friends, and that they are now little different from Hicksite. Her writings reflect the daily life of women in the 19th Century.
Dates: 1861-1872