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Stephen Grellet travel papers

 Collection — othertype: SC-234
Identifier: SFHL-SC-234


The collection contains travel minutes for Stephen Grellet's ministry in 1800-1805 in the northeastern U.S., a copy of Stephen Grellet's account of the religious conversion of a Swede who was called upon to preach to pirates, and the original and a manuscript copy of Grellet's religious epistle dated 24, 6mo, 1813, to New York Monthly Meeting, sent from Morlaix, France.


  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1800-1813


Language of Material

Materials are in English.

Restrictions on Access

This collection is available for research use.

Biographical / Historical

Stephen Grellet was a Quaker merchant, minister and social reformer. He was born in France and migrated to the U.S. in 1795. He joined the Society of Friends in 1796 and moved to New York City in 1800. Grellet traveled widely in the ministry, visiting in America, Haiti, and Europe.


.1 linear ft. (.1 linear feet (1 folder.))

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source of acquisition--New York Yearly Meeting. Method of acquisition--Gift of; Date of acquisition--1997.

Local Note

S FHL note: Traveling minutes to Great Britain, Ireland, and the Continent for Stephen Grellet with endorsements and return minutes, 1807-1814, are stored in MSS 062. These documents were chosen by William Wood, Clerk of New York Yearly Meeting, in a selection of Quaker materials which he pasted in scrapbooks titled Gathered Leaves. The only document actually by Stephen Grellet is his 1813 Epistle.

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