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"The Short Journal of George Fox"

Identifier: HC.MC-975-07-134

Scope and Contents

This collection is comprised of the single volume, handwritten copy of "The Short Journal of George Fox," transcribed from the original by Emily Jermyn. The manuscript describes the life of George Fox.


  • Creation: Undated.


Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

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

Biographical Note

George Fox (1624-1691) was an English Dissenter and a founder of the Religious Society of Friends, commonly known as the Quakers or Friends. George Fox was born in Dreyton-in-the-Clay, now called Fenny Drayton, in Leicestershire, England, in 1624. He was the son of Christopher Fox, a weaver, and Mary Lago Fox.

Fox left Drayton-in-the-Clay in 1643, to travel around the country as his religious beliefs began to take shape. In 1647, Fox began to preach publicly. Fox married Margaret Fell in 1669. His ministry expanded and he undertook tours of North America and the Low Countries. Between these tours, he was imprisoned for more than a year. He spent the final decade of his life working in London to organize the expanding Quaker movement. George Fox died in 1691.


0.08 Linear Feet (1 volume)




This copy of "The Short Journal of George Fox" was transcribed from the original by Emily Jermyn. The manuscript describes the life of George Fox.



Related Materials

  • HC.MC.862 George Fox papers
  • HC.MC.975.07.031 "Book of Epistles of George Fox, Founder of Quakerism"
  • HC.MC.975.07.117 "Episltes and Sermons of George Fox"

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Processed by Kara Flynn; completed February, 2016.


"The Short Journal of George Fox," undated
Kara Flynn
February, 2016
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