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Gidley and Carter family papers

 Collection — othertype: RG5-309
Identifier: SFHL-RG5-309


Contains correspondence of Job Scott Gidley, Wilburite minister, of New England Yearly Meeting, (2) notebooks of notes taken by Jessie Gidley Carter during London Yearly Meeting and Friends Service Council in 1938, and miscellaneous Carter property records and family papers.


  • Creation: 1843 - 1938
  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1892 - 1938


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Biographical / Historical

Job Scott Gidley, Quaker educator and minister, was born on March 21, 1844, in Dartmouth, Massachusetts. He joined the Society of Friends in 1866, and in 1874 he married Susanna Wilbur Tucker also of Dartmouth. In 1891 he was recorded as a minister by Dartmouth Monthly Meeting and he served as the Clerk of New England Yearly Meeting. Susanna Gidley (1846-1913) served as an Elder in the Meeting. Gidley travelled widely in the ministry and accompanied Joseph S. Elkinton in 1899 to welcome the Dukhobors to Canada. Gidley died December 22, 1928, in Dartmouth, Mass. Job and Susanna Gidley had five children: Mary Jessie (1876-1946) who married Charles Henry Carter; Henry T. (1878-1944); Annie B. (18-1970) who married Robert Lowry; Alice Wilbur (1884-1971); and Elizabeth E. Gidley (1888-) Both Jessie and her husband graduated from the Westtown School, and Charles Henry Carter was appointed Principal of the School in 1924.


.25 linear ft. (1 slim legal sized box)

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Arranged in three series

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Robin Dizard, Acc. 2017.015

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