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Archives & Manuscripts

Lay ministry -- Society of Friends

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 67 Collections and/or Records:

Anna S. Palmer Collected Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG5-304
Overview Family and Quaker papers collected by Anna S. Palmer (1881-1973), a member of Falls Monthly Meeting. Included is a manuscript volume containing copies of letters, genealogical information, and memorials concerning John Simpson (1739-1811), Quaker minister; collected postcards of Quaker meeting houses; and other miscellaneous Quaker manuscripts.

Parrish family papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-SC-184
Abstract Collection of family papers includes letters received by Abraham Scott, 1700-1704, a volume containing copies of letters written by George Dillwyn in relation to his wife's inheritance of part of the estate of Richard Hill, Hannah Moore, and Henry Hill, including a house in Madeira, 1799-1816, and an almanac with notations by Captain John Hollitt. Of particular interest is John Parrish's diary of his journey in the ministry from Philadelphia to Virginia in 1782. Also included are copies of...

Pemberton Manuscripts

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-MSS-039
Overview The collection contains primarily family correspondence of the three Pemberton brothers -- Israel, James, and John, prominent members of the Society of Friends in Philadelphia who were exiled to Virginia during the Revolutionary War for their pacifism. It also includes a small number of correspondence from Edward Stabler and Alexander White, an account on the life of James Pemberton, and the will of his wife, Phebe Lewis Pemberton. Topics include the Pembertons' exile to Winchester, Va., with...

Richard Price correspondence with John Watson

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-SC-254
Abstract Richard Price's letters to fellow Hicksite Quaker John Watson provide a rich account of the Hicksite-Orthodox Separation with references and comments on many of the personalities involved: Elias Hicks, William Wharton, Jonathan Evans, as well as visiting Quaker ministers including George Truman, Lucretia Mott, Ann Jones, Mary and Susan Cox, and Martha Smith. Price also wrote a detailed account of the Proceedings of the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting, 1848. The collection contains a small number of...

Caleb B. Cope Primitive Friends papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-SC-156
Abstract Journal of Caleb B. Cope, documenting a religious visit to England in 1876 in the company of Daniel Koll, a Quaker minister of the Primitive Friends. Fritchley Meeting served as their base. Also includes a transcript of the journal and a photocopycopy of the deed for the North Dartmouth Monthly Meeting meeting house, 1850.

Purdy Family Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-243
Overview The collection contains account books, financial papers, family correspondence, and miscellaneous papers of William Purdy, a New York Quaker preacher, and his family. He was a member of Amawalk Monthly Meeting, attending Croton preparative and worship meetings, and traveled in the ministry, leaving an undated record of the Friends and meetings that he visited. Purdy was donated money, land, and labor towards building a new bridge and school house in Cortlandt. Collection also includes...

Quaker Disciplines

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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.

William Reckitt papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-SC-105
Abstract This collection includes photographic copies of letters regarding his travels in the ministry, family birth certificates, and a list of ship stores. Also included is a letter from John Pemberton, relating family news and giving an account of the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting.

Records of Primitive Friends

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Identifier: HC.MC-1145
Scope and Contents Records of Primitive Friends in the 19th and 20th centuries, predominantly minutes, within Baltimore and Philadelphia Yearly Meetings, as well as Salem Monthly Meeting in Ohio. Other miscellaneous records include epistles from Primitive Friends at Fritchley, England to Primitive Friends in the U.S., deeds, accounts, legal papers of individual members and a list of removed pamphlets.

Redman family papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-SC-106
Abstract This collection includes Mercy Redman's journal of her visits to eighty-seven meetings in New York, New England, and Pennsylvania. During this time she met and travelled with John Woolman. Also included is a copy of the record kept by Thomas Redman of his imprisonment and trial for refusing to take an oath of loyalty to the United States. A poem written by John E. Redman and various other family documents are also included.