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Archives & Manuscripts

Society of Friends -- England

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

British Friends' letters

Identifier: HC.MC-861
Scope and Contents Letters of English Friends containing information on Quaker history and throwing light on religious and cultural activities. The collection also includes letters relating to the activities of early Friends, including a 1690 letter from Robert Barrow (d. 1697), telling of the death and burial of George Fox, 2 letters, 1661, of William Dewsbury (1621-1688), written while imprisoned in York castle and a 1716 arrest warrant for Thomas Story (1662-1742), for preaching in Kilkenny.
Dates: 1650 - 1985

Friends General Conference slide show on "George Fox Country"

Identifier: SFHL-PA-040
Overview The Audio-Visual Subcommittee of the Religious Education Committee of the Friends General Conference assembled this slide collection alongside a script. The purpose, according to the introduction, is "to help viewers feel better acquainted with George Fox, the period in which he lived, and to bring alive for present day Friends the feel of theh country where Quakerism began." This collection contains slides related to George Fox's life and surroundings and an accompanying script.
Dates: 1952 - 1970

Lindley Murray Papers

Identifier: SFHL-RG5-198
Overview Lindley Murray, Quaker author and grammarian, was born in 1745 in Pennsylvania and resided in England for many years while publishing grammar books and religious tracts. The collection is primarily composed of letters written by Lindley Murray and other family members between 1785 and 1822.
Dates: 1785-1830

Vipont-Brown-Crowley Family Papers

Identifier: SFHL-SC-157
Overview The Vipont, Brown, and Crowley families were active Quakers in England and were particularly involved in Mount Street Monthly Meeting.
Dates: 1802-1993

Nicolas Waln Family papers

Identifier: HC.MC-966
Scope and Contents Correspondence, portraits, photographs, poetry, genealogy and misc. papers related to Nicholas Waln and the Waln family. Bulk of the material consists of correspondence related to Nicholas Waln's journeys as a Quaker minister in England and Ireland. Topics discussed include news of family, Friends activities, travel, friendship, spiritual matters, ministry, slave conditions in the West Indies (1784 letter from William B. Clark); other correspondents include James Bringhurst, Joseph Bringhurst,...
Dates: 1783 - 1895; Majority of material found within 1783 - 1819

John Whiting Severall Book and Papers

Identifier: SFHL-SC-146
Abstract This collection contains a bound volume of manuscript essays by early English Quaker John Whiting, most written during his imprisonment for failing to pay tithes. These essays include accounts of his confinement, testimonies on tiths, and accounts of Mary Whiting and of William Penn. Also included is typescript of a 1955 article written for the Journal of the Friends Historical Society by Frederick B. Tolles which describes the contents and significance of the volume.
Dates: Majority of material found within 1679-1695; 1679-1695, 1955