Halliday Jackson Manuscripts
Scope and Contents
Contains documents relating to the work of Halliday Jackson (1771-1835), Pennsylvania Quaker minister to the Indians. Includes correspondence, journals, copy work in prose and poetry, a history of the Separation of 1828, papers on Indian affairs. One journal concerns a visit to the Quakers in Ohio in 1816. Correspondents include Benjamin Ferris, Edward Garrigues, David Seaman, Micajah Collins, George Dillwyn, William Poole, Jesse Kersey, Halliday Jackson, John Jackson. The correspondence deals extensively with the Separation within the Society of Friends.
- Jackson, Halliday, 1771-1835 (Person)
Limitations on Accessing the Collection
Collection is open for research.
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Biographical / Historical
Halliday Jackson (1771-1835) was born 8 mo, 31, 1771, the son of Isaac and Phebe (Halliday) Jackson of New Garden Monthly Meeting, Pa.. He married Jane Hough (1777-1830) in 1801, and they had twelve children. In 1803, the family transferred to Darby Monthly Meeting,, Delaware Co., Pa. After Janes death, he married Ann P. Paschall (1792-1874), who was the widow of Thomas Paschall of Darby, Pa., and a Quaker minister.
From 1798 to 1800 he joined the Quaker mission to the Seneca Indians organized by the Indian Committee of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting. The Quaker settlement was located at Geneshunguhta on the Allegheny River in New York State, just north of the Pennsylvania border. In 1806 Jackson visited the mission, which had been relocated to Tunesassa, with John Philips and Isaac Bonsall. In 1816 and 1838, he made religious visits to Ohio. In the Separation of 1828, Jackson affiliated with the Hicksite in the Society of Friends.
Two of Halliday and Janes children were ministers. Mary Jackson (1803-1874) married first Oliver W. Schofield and second John Child. Their son, John Jackson (1809-1855) was approved minister and with his wife, Rachel T. Jackson, established the Sharon Female Boarding School in Darby, Pa. John Jackson was an active member of the Delaware County Institute for Science and traveled widely in the ministry.
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Halliday Jackson (1771-1835) was a Quaker minister from New Garden and Darby, Pa.. From 1798 to 1800 he joined the Quaker mission to the Seneca Indians organized by the Indian Committee of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting. Shortly after his return from the mission to the Seneca, Halliday Jackson married Jane Hough and moved to Darby, Pa. Following Jane's death in 1830, Halliday Jackson remarried in 1833 to Ann P. Paschall (1792-1874), also a Quaker minister. These records contain documents relating to the work of Halliday Jackson (1771-1835), Pennsylvania Quaker minister to the Indians. Includes correspondence, journals, copy work in prose and poetry, a history of the Separation of 1828, papers on Indian affairs. One journal concerns a visit to the Quakers in Ohio in 1816. Correspondents include Benjamin Ferris, Edward Garrigues, David Seaman, Micajah Collins, George Dillwyn, William Poole, Jesse Kersey, Halliday Jackson, John Jackson. The correspondence deals extensively with the Separation within the Society of Friends.
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Immediate Source of Acquisition
Deposit. Donor: S. T. and I. T. Child, 1876; Donor: Martha and Eliza H. Schofield, 1910, 1912; Donor: Herbert W. Jackson and Elizabeth Jackson Shaffner, 1950; Purchase: Letterbook, 1969; Donor: Ruth Porter Powers, 1979; Donor: Warner Jackson; Donor: Mr. and Mrs. Fisher A. Buell, Jr.
Letterbooks purchased from dealer, 1969. Earlier items transferred from Jackson Small Collection were gifts of Martha and Eliza Schofield, Herbert W. Jackson, and Elizabeth Jackson Shaffner. Miscellaneous Manuscripts added to the collection were from a number of sources, mostly descendents of Halliday Jackson. The journal of a visit to Friends in Ohio, 1816, was one of the first manuscript donations in 1876 to Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College, then known as the Anson Lapham Repository.
Formerly catalogued as Jackson (Halliday) Manuscripts. The manuscript collection was created from a number of sources, probably circa 1969 when the letterbooks were purchased. It combined items originally catalogued as Miscellaneous Manuscripts with manuscripts in a Jackson Small Collection and the letterbooks.
The Letterbooks were received as manuscript letters sewn together as four separate volumes and were fully individually catalogued in the old card catalogue. The Notebook of poems and prose was catalogued briefly under the old system.
In 1987, the collection was transferred to Record Group 5 and renamed the Halliday Jackson Manuscripts. A new finding aid was produced in 2002.
- Church controversies -- Society of Friends
- Indians of North America -- New York (State)
- Jackson, Halliday, 1771-1835
- Lay ministry -- Society of Friends
- Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of Friends (Hicksite : 1827-1955)
- Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends. Indian Committee
- Quakers -- New York (State)
- Quakers -- Ohio
- Quakers -- Pennsylvania
- Quakers -- Relations with Indians
- Quakers -- Social life and customs
- Seneca Indians
- Society of Friends -- Doctrines -- History -- 19th century
- Society of Friends -- Hicksite separation
- Society of Friends -- Indian affairs
- Society of Friends -- Ohio
- Society of Friends -- Pennsylvania
- Jackson, Halliday, 1771-1835 (Person)
- Ferris, Benjamin, 1780-1867 (Contributor, Person)
- Garrigues, Edward, 1756-1845 (Contributor, Person)
- Seaman, David, 1791-1844 (Contributor, Person)
- Collins, Micajah, 1764-1827 (Contributor, Person)
- Dillwyn, George, 1738-1820 (Contributor, Person)
- Poole, William, 1764-1829 (Contributor, Person)
- Kersey, Jesse, 1768-1845 (Contributor, Person)
- Jackson, John, 1809-1855 (Contributor, Person)
- Halliday Jackson Manuscripts, 1755-1833
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
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