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Joel and Hannah Bean Papers

Identifier: SFHL-RG5-012
Overview Joel Bean (1835-1914) and his wife, Hannah Elliott Bean (1830-1909), were prominent Quaker ministers in Iowa Yearly Meeting in the mid-nineteenth century when Quaker settlements were expanding in Iowa. Joel Bean was born in Alton, New Hampshire, in 1825, the son of John and Elizabeth Hill Bean, and educated at Friends Boarding School in Providence, Rhode Island. He migrated to Iowa in 1853, and taught school at West Branch, Iowa, from 1850 to 1861. In 1859, he married Hannah Elliott Shipley in...
Dates: 1825-1914

Fisher-Brinton family papers

Identifier: SFHL-RG5-332
Overview The Fisher-Brinton collection contains the papers of an Irish-American and Pennsylvania family with roots in the earliest years of the Society of Friends. It includes correspondence, diaries, memoirs, photographs, scrapbooks, and other materials that reflect family and Quaker concerns, and, in particular, the Conservative branch of the Society of Friends. Abraham Fisher (1823-1909) was a member of a prominent Quaker family of Youghal County, Ireland. In 1871, he assumed a position as...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1846 - 2020; 1764 - 2020

Foster-Meyers Family Papers

Identifier: SFHL-RG5-221
Overview Contains the papers of the Foster Family, a Wilburite New England Quaker family of Rhode Island, and the Meyers Family, conservative Orthodox Quakers of the Midwest. The families were united in 1924 by the marriage of Henry Cope Foster (1895-1987) of Warwick, Rhode Island, and Thyra Jane Meyers (1898-1984), born in West Branch, Iowa. The collection contains extensive personal correspondence of five generations of the Foster and Meyers families, school materials, diaries, writings, reminiscences...
Dates: 1765-2006

Friends Historical Library manuscript epistles collection

Identifier: SFHL-MSS-006
Overview The term "epistle" is used to refer to letters exchanged between Quaker organizations, especially from one yearly meeting to another. Epistles are often used to articulate Quaker doctrine and discipline. This collection of various manuscript (handwritten) epistles was compiled from the Friends Historical Library from different sources.
Dates: 1688 - 1973

Quaker Disciplines

Identifier: SFHL-MSS-005
Overview The Society of Friends or Quakers (the terms are synonymous) was founded in the middle of the seventeenth century in England by George Fox and others. The Friends Historical Library has collected Quaker disciplines since its founding in 1871. FHL is also the official repository for the records of seven American yearly meetings.
Dates: 1689-2009

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Clark, Dougan, d.1896 1
Coffin, Charles F. (Charles Fisher), 1823-1916 1
College Park Association of Friends 1
Congenies Two Months Meeting (Society of Friends : Congenies, France) 1
Coope, Benjamin, 1765-1845 1
Coope, Rachel, 1771-1807 1
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Cox, Lydia Shipley Bean 1
Crosfield, Elizabeth, d.1883 1
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Doncaster, Phebe 1
Elkinton, Joseph, 1859-1920 1
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Fisher, Abraham, 1823-1909 1
Fisher, Sarah Wright, 1822-1886 1
Fisher, Susanna G., 1865-1956 1
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Foster, Elizabeth, 1888-1980 1
Foster, Henry C. (Henry Cope), 1895-1987 1
Foster, Horace B. (Horace Bragg), 1850-1933 1
Foster, John Henry, -1926 1
Foster, Mary C. (Mary Cope), 1854-1936 1
Foster, Thyra Jane 1
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Gould, Thomas B., 1813-1856 1
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Hopkins, Mary Brinton, 1831-1926 1
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Howland, David P., 1809-1852 1
Illinois Yearly Meeting (Society of Friends) 1
Indiana Yearly Meeting of Friends (Hicksite : 1828-1975) 1
Iowa Yearly Meeting of the Society of Friends. Hickory Grove Quarterly Meeting 1
Jones, Rufus M. (Rufus Matthew), 1863-1948 1
Kansas Yearly Meeting of the Society of Friends 1
Langdon, Mary A. 1
London Yearly Meeting (Society of Friends) 1
Mather, J. Francis 1
Meyers family 1
Meyers, Bernice L. (Bernice Lydia), 1896-1946 1
Meyers, Joseph E. (Joseph Elkinton), 1858-1937 1
Meyers, Mary W. (Mary Worthington), 1862-1925 1
Muncy Monthly Meeting (Society of Friends) 1
Murray, Augustus T. (Agustus Taber), 1866-1940 1
Nantucket Monthly Meeting (Society of Friends : Orthodox : 1845- 1867 : Nantucket, Mass.) 1
Neave, Joseph J. 1
Nebraska Yearly Meeting of Friends 1
Negus, Jesse, 1831-1922 1
New Zealand Yearly Meeting of the Society of Friends 1
Nicholson, Timothy, 1828-1924 1
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