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SFHL/FHL/MSS. Assembled Collections

 Record Group Term
Identifier: SFHL/FHL/MSS
Included in this record group are manuscript collections that were assembled by the Friends Historical Library or assembled by other collectors (not the creator of the material). Major genre collections include: Account Books (MSS 001), Albums (MSS 002), Journals (MSS 003), and Miscellaneous Manuscripts (MSS 004). In this section you will also find topical collections assembled over time to document prominent Quakers like Lucretia Mott.

Found in 38 Collections and/or Records:

Friends Historical Library manuscript epistles collection

Identifier: SFHL-MSS-006

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.

Dates: 1688 - 1973

Friends Historical Library collection of miscellaneous extracts

Identifier: SFHL-MSS-058
Scope and Contents This collection contains a miscellaneous assortment of minutes extracted, or copied out, of various Quaker meeting records for several reasons. It includes a mix of manuscript copies created at the time, as well as photocopies or modern transcriptions.Many of the extracts contain advice or rules of behavior for Friends, and were likely copied out by or for a clerk compiling a Quaker Meeting's Book of Discipline.Some of the extracts concern an individual Quaker, and...
Dates: 1671 - 1952

Gathered Leaves: Miscellaneous Papers from New York Yearly Meeting

Identifier: SFHL-MSS-062

The bulk of the collection is epistles, sorted roughly by topic. William Wood, the Clerk of New York Yearly Meeting who arranged the collection, was particularly interested in the issues of slavery, freedmen, peace testimony, and religious education. Also included are correspondence, Quaker documents, and miscellaneous papers. Correspondents include Moses Brown, William Rickman, John Pemberton.

Dates: 1694-1871

Friends Historical Library collection of genealogical manuscripts

 Consolidated manuscripts collections
Identifier: SFHL-MSS-GEN

This collection consolidates genealogical manuscripts into a single genre -- FHL Genealogical Manuscripts.

Dates: 1758 - 2001

Quaker visit to the Gestapo in 1938 reference collection

 Collection — Othertype MSS-070
Identifier: SFHL-MSS-070

Reference material (largely photocopies) collected by Lawrence M. Miller for a planned study of the visit by Rufus Jones, Robert Yarnall, and George Walton to Gestapo headquarters in Berlin in 1938.

Dates: ca. 2005 with photocopies of earlier publications and writings

Sarah Coates Harris scrapbooks

 Collection — Othertype MSS-067
Identifier: SFHL-MSS-067
Abstract The collection is composed of three scrapbooks compiled by Sarah Coates Harris, Quaker reformer and naturalist of Galena, Illinois. Scrapbook 1 contains newspaper clippings that reflect Harris' activities in horticultural, temperance, suffrage, and other civic endeavors as well as biographical information about her husband and local history. Scrapbook 2 contains botanical cards organized by the month of flowering and a small number of images of the Gould Mine in Nevada. Scrapbook 3 contains...
Dates: 1865-1880

Edward Hicks Manuscript Collection

 Collection — Othertype MSS-016
Identifier: SFHL-MSS-016
Overview This collection is composed of the draft manuscript of the memoirs and journal of Edward Hicks and related miscellaneous papers. Included are his drafts of the first pages of the memoirs, photocopies of letters and sermons of Hicks relating to the Hicksite Separation, abolition, and Quaker spirituality. Also included are a typescript copy of Samuel Johnson's letter to Edward Hicks on slavery, the original of Hicks' responses, and a letter from Isaac Parry to Benjamin Ferris after the death...
Dates: 1836 - 1952; Majority of material found within 1836 - 1849

Elias Hicks Manuscript 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 Greenleaf Whittier Manuscript Collection

Identifier: SFHL-MSS-063

John Greenleaf Whittier was a New England Quaker poet, journalist, and abolitionist. His poetry, inspired by his religious and moral beliefs, was well regarded during his lifetime, and he was respected by both Orthodox and Hicksite Quakers. The collection contains Whittier correspondence, manuscript poetry, books, photographs and miscellaneous material.

Dates: 1708-1896

Joseph Smith manuscripts of four bibliographies, 1890

Identifier: SFHL-MSS-041

Manuscripts for: A Catalogue of Friends Books; Bibliotheca Antiquariana; Bibliotheca Quakerestica; Bibliography of literature relating to bees, and Miscellaneous notes for his catalogs.

Dates: 1890