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Hiram Doty collected papers relating to Quaker history

 Collection — othertype: SC-029
Identifier: SFHL-SC-029


This collection includes original manuscripts collected by Hi Doty relating to early Quaker involvement in Indian affairs from 1756 to 1821 and the Friendly Association. Of particular interest are documents concerning the settlement at Oneida and the Treaty of Easton. Correspondents include Tedyuscung, Nathaniel Holland, Frederick Post, John Hunt, William Cooper, Israel Chapin, William Savery, James Pemberton, and Joseph Elkinton. Also included in the collection are several letters written by 19th century Quakers on a variety of topics. Among the latter are eight letters received by Joel and Hannah E. Bean.


  • Creation: 1756-1874


Restrictions on Access

This collection is available for research use.

Biographical / Historical

Hi Doty was a convinced Friend active in peace and justice issues in the Philadelphia area. Born in Oklahoma in 1913, he moved to Chicago in the 1940's with his first wife, Margaret Mitchell. There he was imprisoned as a war resister during World War II and parolled to work for the Pacifist Research Bureau in Philadelphia. Later, he served as archivist for the American Friends Service Committee and helped to organize the Peace Collection of Swarthmore College. He died in 1988.


.1 linear ft. (.1 linear feet (28 folders.))

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Ownership and Custodial History

Transferred from Swarthmore College Peace Collection.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source of acquisition--Anne Davis Cope. Method of acquisition--Gift of; Date of acquisition--1989.

Description rules
Archives, Personal Papers, And Manuscripts (Appm)
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