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Archives & Manuscripts

Society of Friends -- Discipline

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:

Townsend Cooper family papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-SC-025
Abstract Includes Townsend Cooper's receipt book, 1870-74, and miscellaneous receipts, the disownments of Elizabeth and Mary Cooper, a printed invitation to a quilting party, 1831, and other miscellaneous materials. Also includes genealogical notes on the Cooper and Hibberd families.

Discipline and Faith &Practice Revision Committees of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-Phy-25
Overview Records, 1911-1996 of the Faith and Practice Revision Committee of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends and its predecessors. Records include revisions to the ?book of discipline,? commonly called Faith and Practice, published in 1913, 1927, 1955, 1972, and 1997.

Howell family correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-SC-059
Abstract This collection is composed of correspondence of Elizabeth Howell and her family, Philadelphia-area Quakers. Most of the letters were received by Elizabeth Howell, many are condolence latters on the death of her mother in 1866. In addition to family news, there is a receipt for tuition at Friends Select School, a letter of acknowledgement from Israel Howell to Chester Monthly Meeting, and a short note relating the reaction of the author to the assasination of Abraham Lincoln. Correspondents...

Collection on the New Light Movement at Lynn, Massachusetts

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-SC-078
Abstract This is a collection of papers relating to the troubles over the New Light faction in Lynn Monthly Meeting, Massachusetts. Included are copies of letters and articles, and personal written accounts of the events at Lynn Monthly Meeting from 1822-1826 that led to the trial of New Lights, including Jonathon Buffum, John Alley, Jr., and Mary Newhall. Included are accounts by Stephen Oliver and Micajah Collins, as well as a letter from Mary Newhall, written to Stephen Gould, an elder of Newport...

Quaker Disciplines

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-MSS-005
Overview The Society of Friends or Quakers (the terms are synonymous) was founded in the middle of the seventeenth century in England by George Fox and others. The Friends Historical Library has collected Quaker disciplines since its founding in 1871. FHL is also the official repository for the records of seven American yearly meetings.

Roberts-French family papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-SC-109
Abstract This collection includes letters and papers of the Roberts and French families. Included is a record of the disownment of Asa Roberts from the Orthodox meeting in 1828, presumably due to his Hicksite beliefs,and a letter from John Mott to Josiah Mott, regarding Quaker testimony and issues of the Hicksite separation. Also included are wills and deeds of Robert French and other members of the family, as well as maps and charts of their properties in Burlington County, NJ.

Roberts-Hunt family papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-SC-061
Abstract This collection includes papers relating to Rachel H. Roberts and her family. Included is correspondence between Esther Hunt Collins and her first husband, Joshua Hunt, his brother John, her children Elisha, Caleb and Rachel, her second husband, John Collins, and Hannah Yarnall. Also included is correspondence between Rachel H. Roberts and her husband, David. The collection includes genealogical information on the Roberts, Hooton, and other related families, along with wills and account books...

Smedley Family Scrapbook

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-MSS-066
Overview These manuscripts of the Smedley family, Quakers of Chester County, Pennsylvania, were collected by Mary (Green) Smedley in the early 20th century. The scrapbook contains primarily 18th century legal and property documents concerning Thomas Smedley (1688?-1758) of Willistown, Chester County, a member of Goshen Monthly Meeting, and his descendants, particularly George Smedley (d. 1783) and family. The scrapbook includes records relating to a property dispute between George Smedley and George...