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Elias Hicks Manuscript Collection

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-MSS-044
Overview Elias Hicks (1748-1830) was an eminent Quaker minister from Jericho, Long Island, N.Y. In the 1820s, a religious controversy within the Society of Friends which focused on Hicks' ministry led to the Hicksite-Orthodox Separation of 1827-1828. The collection includes correspondence written and received by Elias Hicks, sermons, surveyor's drawings, family correspondence, and other papers. Also includes the original 1748-1822 manuscript journal of Elias Hicks (in three parts) and the 1828 Ohio...
Dates: 1779 - 1948; Majority of material found within 1779 - 1830

Ferris Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG5-040
Overview The collection contains correspondence, journals and other writings, business and legal papers, and miscellaneous items of the Ferris family of Wilmington, Delaware, a prominent Quaker family. Of particular note are the correspondence and writings of Benjamin Ferris concerning the Separation in the Society of Friends, as well as the journals and diaries of Anna M. Ferris, David Ferris, Matilda Ferris, Benjamin Ferris, and Henry Ferris. Correspondents include William Lloyd Garrison, William...
Dates: 1737-1940

William Poole letters to Benjamin Ferris

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-SC-100
Abstract

This collection includes photocopies and typed transcripts of letters from William Poole to his relation, Benjamin Ferris. The letters primarily concern the Letters of Paul and Amicus, by Primitive Friend, Elizabeth Gilbert, and Poole's views on the issues of Quaker doctrine, including the divinity of Christ and baptism. Poole also relates his opinions on Elias Hicks and the developing controversy in New York.

Dates: 1821-1825

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