Yearly Meeting of Friends, held in Virginia
Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:
The term "epistle" is used to refer to letters exchanged between Quaker organizations, especially from one yearly meeting to another. Epistles are often used to articulate Quaker doctrine and discipline. This collection of various manuscript (handwritten) epistles was compiled from the Friends Historical Library from different sources.
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.
Records of Virginia Yearly Meeting, 1674-1887. Includes men's minutes 1702-1844, women's minutes 1763-1838, Worship & Ministry and its Predecessors 1758-1853, vital records 1674-1885, committee records 1811-1840, and miscellaneous 1740-1887. Most records after Virginia Yearly Meeting was laid down and assumed as a Half-Years Meeting by Baltimore Yearly Meeting are described in QM-B-V574.
Contemporary copies of epistles and extracts of Yearly Meeting minutes, of Meeting for Sufferings, and of Women Friends, of London, Dublin, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Virginia, Rhode Island from 1698-1944.