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Archives & Manuscripts

Lay ministry -- Society of Friends

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

Linda Chidsey writings and speeches

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-SC-274
Abstract Letters, articles, and speeches by Linda Chidsey, former Clerk of New York Yearly Meeting and acknowledged minister. Of special interest are the materials that relate to the peace testimony after the attacks of September 11, 2001 and renewal in the Society of Friends.
Dates: 1995-2006

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.
Dates: 1689-2009

Daniel P. Whitley correspondence with New York Yearly Meeting Friends

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-SC-242
Abstract The collections contains correspondence between Daniel P. Whitley with Friends in New York Meeting concerning issues of faith. Primary correspondent is Joseph A. Vlaskamp, General Secretary of the Yearly Meeting.
Dates: 1988-1991

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