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Archives & Manuscripts

Lay ministry -- Society of Friends

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

Elias Hicks Manuscript Collection

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-MSS-044
Overview Elias Hicks (1748-1830) was an eminent Quaker minister from Jericho, Long Island, N.Y. In the 1820s, a religious controversy within the Society of Friends which focused on Hicks' ministry led to the Hicksite-Orthodox Separation of 1827-1828. The collection includes correspondence written and received by Elias Hicks, sermons, surveyor's drawings, family correspondence, and other papers. Also includes the original 1748-1822 manuscript journal of Elias Hicks (in three parts) and the 1828 Ohio...
Dates: 1779 - 1948; Majority of material found within 1779 - 1830

John Hunt Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG5-240
Overview John Hunt, a Quaker minister from Chester, New Jersey, was born in 1740, the son of Robert and Abigail (Wood) Hunt. He kept a journal for more than 40 years, recording Quaker concerns and daily events. This collections consists primarily of the manuscript journal, 1770-1800; fragments of 1805, 1806 & 1808; and 1814-1824. There if also an account book, some correspondence received, and other miscellaneous materials.
Dates: 1770-1928

John Jackson correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-SC-204
Abstract Contains primarily correspondence from John Jackson to George and Catherine Truman. Letters are largely religious in content, with reflections on education and the death of his father. Also contains a copy of a letter to William B. Irish, an account of Priscilla Hunt's sermon, and extracts of a letter from Elias Hicks.
Dates: 1834-1835

Lewis-Garrigues collection of family papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-SC-046
Abstract This collection centers on the correspodence and family history of the Garrigues family and the Price family, to whom the former were linked with the marriage of Edward Garrigues and Margaret Price. The correspondence, received by Edward Garrigues, is from many prominent Quaker ministers, including Isaac Hicks as he travelled with his cousin, Elias Hicks. Other correspondents include Rebecca Jones, Sarah Scattergood, Stephen Grellet, Charity Cook, Deborah Darby, and Martha Routh. The letters...
Dates: 1753-1840

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