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George Selleck papers

Identifier: HC.MC-1146

Scope and Contents

Papers include Selleck's essays on Quakers in New England, notes for ministry and towards a book on beatitudes; Christmas letters to Finland and letters of condolence on Selleck's death, photographs and other memorabilia; 1801 transcription of a report of a religious visit to Scotland by James Dickerson and Jane Fearon in the hand of Solomon Boyce; Henry Cadbury's papers regarding the 1935 Massuchusetts Teachers' Loyalty Oath.


  • Creation: 1801-1980


Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).

Biographical / Historical

George Arthur Selleck (1899-1980) was born into a Quaker family, the son of Guy B. and Cora Gain Selleck. He married (1) Florence M. Gifford in 1925 and (2) Daisy Newman in 1978. Selleck was educated at Friends University, Wichita (B.A., 1921), Hartford Theological Seminary (S.T.B., ca. 1926) and Harvard (M.A., ca. 1932). He was a recorded minister and held positions in various Quaker Meetings and was also instrumental in reunifying the New England Yearly Meeting, revising that Meeting's Book of Discipline. Selleck directed relief work under the auspices of the American Friends Service Committee in Finland in 1948-50. He was Inter-faith Seminar Program director of the New England Region of the Service Committee, 1965-67. George Selleck was author of Quakers in Boston 1656-1964 and Principles of the Quaker Business Meeting among others.(Information from: Quaker Life and Friends Intelligencer and obituary notices)


0.5 Linear Feet (1 box)




A collection of some papers of Quaker author George Selleck, inlcuding essays relating to his book Quakers in Boston, 1656-1964: three centuries of Friends in Boston and Cambridge.

Related Materials

See also: Daisy Newman Papers, Coll. No. 1144 and the diary of George A. Selleck at 1st All Friends Conference in London, 1920, Coll. No. 975B

Processing Information

Original processing history is unknown. Reboxed and finding aid revised by Katherine Hong, March 2022.

George Selleck papers, 1801-1980
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Revision Statements

  • March 2022: Reboxed and finding aid updated
  • June 2022: by Nathaniel Rehm-Daly, Harmful Language Revision Project

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