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"Notes on Early Friends Attending Meetings"

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-07-131

Scope and Contents

This collection is comprised of the single volume manuscript by Jeffrey Smedley, entitled "Notes on Early Friends Attending Meetings." The beginning of the volume was used to record financial transactions, but the majority of the volume describes testimony given by various Quakers at Meetings for worship, arranged chronologically. Many of the entries are related to Elias Hicks.

Dates

  • 1816-1843

Creator

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

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

Biographical Note

Jeffrey Smedley (1811-1861) was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on December 1, 1811, the son of Isaac Smedley and Amy Cox. He married Catherine W. Denny, and the couple had children: Lydia (b. 1835), Amy (b. 1837), Isaac (b. 1838), John Kinsey (b. 1839), Abiah (b. 1840), Anna Mary (b. 1843), Jeffrey Jr. (b. 1845), and Charles (b. 1847). Smedley died on May 1, 1861, in West Philadelphia.

Extent

0.06 Linear Feet (1 volume)

Language

English

Overview

The beginning of the manuscript of Jeffrey Smedley, entitled "Notes on Early Friends Attending Meetings," was used to record financial transactions, but the majority of the volume describes testimony given by various Quakers at Meetings for worship, arranged chronologically. Many of the entries are related to Elias Hicks.

Acquisition

"Notes on Early Friends Attending Meetings" was donated to Special Collections, Haverford College in 1952 by Susanna Smedley.

Processing Information

Processed by Kara Flynn; completed January, 2016.

Title
"Notes on Early Friends Attending Meetings," 1816-1843
Author
Kara Flynn
Date
January, 2016
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

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