Society of Friends -- Wilburite controversy
Subject Source: Local Authority: Quaker Subject Headings
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Scope and Contents Primarily consisting of the letters of Kite, Sharpless and Walton family members who discuss 19th-century Quaker issues such as the Wilburite Separation, attending meeting, slavery and business. Of particular interest may be the diary of Rebecca Walton, 1842-1844.
Overview The Waltons were prominent Quakers in Philadelphia, Pa., and Belmont County, Ohio. Joseph Walton (1817-1898) taught at Westtown School, edited the Quaker periodical, The Friend, and served as Clerk of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting (Orthodox). His brother, Samuel Walton (1827-1899), moved to Ohio in 1847 and in 1854 married Sarah James Edgerton at Stillwater Monthly Meeting, the center of Wilburite Quakerism in Ohio. The family was deeply involved in matters relating to the Society of Friends....