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Archives & Manuscripts

Quakers -- History

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

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

Henry Simmons journals

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-072
Scope and Content note This collection is composed of four volumes of Henry Simmons's journals, the majority of which are related to time Simmons spent with the Oneida and Seneca tribes. In addition to the four handwritten journals, the collection includes two photocopies of Simmons's 1796-1797 journal (vol 1), and a single typed transcript of Simmons's 1799 journal (vol 2).
Dates: 1796-1800

Henry Simmons letterbooks

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-02-019
Scope and Content note This collection is comprised of the two volumes of the letterbooks of Henry Simmons, and a single folder of related materials. Letterbooks are comprised of business and government correspondence related to Simmons' work with various Indian tribes.
Dates: 1797-1799, Undated

Henry Simmons commonplace book

 Item
Identifier: HC.MC-975-03-054
Scope and Content note This collection is comprised of the single volume commonplace book of Henry Simmons, and includes: "A Memorable instance of Divine guidance and protection," prayers, speech made by the King of England to the Quakers, “A Testimony concerning Elisha Kirk, a memorial for his wife, Priscilla Yarnal, and a memorial for Robert Jordan.
Dates: 1791-1796

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