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Nicholas Hallock papers

 Collection — othertype: SC-228
Identifier: SFHL-SC-228


The collections contains a draft or copy of a letter dated 6 mo. 1846 from Nicholas Hallock to Elizabeth Paxson which explains his religious beliefs; an 1848 letter from Henry Titus and others, Jerusalem, Long Island, NY, expressing their thanks for Hallock's religious visit; a copy of a letter dated 1835 from George Hull to Hallock, dispirited by the divisions among Friends; a record of the births of the family of Edward Hallock, younger brother of Nicholas; and a copy of the minute adopted by the New York Yearly Meeting in which Marlborough Monthly Meeting was laid down. Also typed transcripts of these documents, typed extracts from an 1884 manuscript by Nathaniel Hallock, and biographical information supplied by the donor.


  • Creation: 1835-1884


Language of Material

Materials are in English.

Restrictions on Access

This collection is available for research use.

Biographical / Historical

Nicholas Hallock was the son of James and Elizabeth (Townsend) Hallock, members of Marlborough Monthly Meeting. In 1806 he married Elizabeth Titus, and they had nine children. In 1828, the family affiliated with the Hicksite Quakers. Elizabeth died in 1838, and Nicholas married secondly Phebe. In the 1840s, Marlborough Monthly Meeting (Hicksite) was divided by a second schism and was laid down in 1847 by Westbury Quarterly Meeting. Members who did not apply for membership in New York Monthly Meeting were no longer considered members of the Society of Friends. Most of the Hallocks in Milton, NY, joined the reformist Friends of Human Progress of Milton, and Nicholas Hallock continued to travel in the ministry as a Progressive Friend.


.1 linear ft. (.1 linear feet (2 folders.))

Ownership and Custodial History

Theodora M. Carrell gave these papers to New York Yearly Meeting in 1934.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

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

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