Skip to main content

John Mott papers

 Collection — othertype: SC-208
Identifier: SFHL-SC-208


Contains transcriptions of John Mott's letters to family and friends and journals, probably compiled to circulate in manuscript form. Also some original letters from John Mott to his family. Mott wrote extensively on his religious views, particularly on Quaker testimony and the issues of the Hicksite separation, as well as the conflicts within Genesee Yearly Meeting which led to the separation of Congregational (Progressive) Friends. Of special interest is a draft of responses to queries dated 1851 which refers to a discipline recently adopted by Friends.


  • 1822-1851


Language of Material

Materials are in English.

Restrictions on Access

This collection is available for research use.

Biographical / Historical

John Mott was a Hicksite Quaker minister from Rensselaerville, N.Y. He spoke and wrote extensively on issues relating to Orthodox-Hicksite Separation of 1827-28. In 1837, John Mott and his wife, Hannah, along with their twelve children were granted a certificate to transfer to Plymouth (later, Battle Creek) Monthly Meeting in Michigan. Mott was active in the controversies that led to the 1848 separation in Genesee Yearly Meeting.


.1 Linear Feet (.1 linear feet (7 folders.))