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Archives & Manuscripts

Quakers -- History

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

"Account of Isaac Coates, Joshua Sharpless & John Pierce's Visits to the Indian Reservation in Western New York"

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-07-130
Scope and Content note This collection is comprised of the single bound volume. The original account was written in 1798 & 1799. This copy, in an unknown hand, was likely written in the latter half of the 19th century. The volume describes Isaac Coates, Joshua Sharpless, and John Pierce's travel to Native American reservations on behalf of the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting Indian Committee, and the work they did while there.
Dates: Undated

Joshua Sharpless diaries

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-069
Scope and Content note This collection is composed of two handwritten volumes of Joshua Sharpless's diaries. Entries describe Sharpless's travel to, and time spent in, Cornplanter's village during 1798. Also included is a single folder of related materials.
Dates: 1798, 1965

"Some Account of Joshua Sharpless"

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-07-083
Scope and Content note This collection is comprised of the single volume biographical manuscript of Joshua Sharpless. The front cover includes the signature of Aaron Sharpless, who may have authored the biography. The volume describes Sharpless's early life, the influence of Quakerism in his life, his travels as a missionary to Indian nations in 1798, and a biographical description of his first wife, Edith Yarnall Sharpless.
Dates: Undated

"Account of a visit paid to the Indians in New York State"

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-07-132
Scope and Content note This collection is comprised of the single volume manuscript describing Joshua Sharpless' visit to Native American tribes in New York state with John Pierce and Henry Simmons. The inside cover includes the signature of Aaron Sharpless, and it appears that he may have copied the manuscript from the diaries of Joshua Sharpless.
Dates: Undated

Joel Swayne diary

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-078
Scope and Content note This collection is composed of the single volume diary of Joel Swayne entitled, “Some account of my journey to the Seneca Nation of Indians and Residence Amongst that People.” Entries describe Swayne’s journey to the Seneca nation, and the two years he spent there. Swayne provides detailed descriptions of the chief, “Cornplanter,” the chief’s family, the village and villagers, cultural differences between the Quakers and the Senecas, the difficulty of the language barrier, and discussions...
Dates: 1798-1800