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"Quakers in Boston: Three Centuries of Friends in Boston and Cambridge"

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-07-082

Scope and Contents

This collection is comprised of the single volume history of Quakers in Boston, from 1656 to 1964. The manuscript is organized chronologically-- the first section covers the first two centuries of Quakerism in Boston, 1656-1870, the second part covers 1870-1926, and the third part covers 1926-1964.

This volume features chapters on: Quaker Invasion of Puritan Boston (1656-1870), Quakers Accepted in Boston (1656-1661), A Meeting Develops in Boston (1695-1755), Reform and War Relief (1755-1780), Reformation and Decline (1780-1808), The Barren Years (1808-1870), A New Meeting in Boston with Evangelical Interests (1870-1892), The "New Quakerism" Comes to Boston (1892-1902), The Pastoral Era continued: Decline (1918-1926), Beginnings in Cambridge (1899-1926), Joint Meeting in Cambridge: An Experiment in Unity (1926-1937), The Independent Cambridge Meeting (1937-1944), A United Meeting in Cambridge (1944-1949), The United Meeting Grows (1949-1954), and Old Problems and New Goals (1954-1964).

Dates

  • 1976

Creator

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

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

Biographical Note

George Arthur Selleck (1899-1980) was a birthright Quaker, the son of Guy B. and Cora Gain Selleck. He married Florence M. Gifford in 1925, and later married 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 from 1948 to 1950. He was Inter-faith Seminar Program director of the New England Region of the Service Committee, 1965-1967. 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)

Extent

0.25 Linear Feet (1 volume)

Language

English

Overview

This history of Quakers in Boston covers from 1656 to 1964. The manuscript is organized chronologically-- the first section covers the first two centuries of Quakerism in Boston, 1656-1870, the second part covers 1870-1926, and the third part covers 1926-1964.

Arrangement

The manuscript is organized chronologically-- the first section covers the first two centuries of Quakerism in Boston, 1656-1870, the second part covers 1870-1926, and the third part covers 1926-1964.

Acquisition

Unknown.

Related Materials

  • HC.MC.975.01.066 George A. Selleck diary
  • HC.MC.1146 George Selleck papers

Processing Information

Processed by Kara Flynn; completed October, 2015.

Title
"Quakers in Boston: Three Centuries of Friends in Boston and Cambridge," 1976
Author
Kara Flynn
Date
October, 2015
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

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