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John Comly Separation papers

 Collection — othertype: SC-022
Identifier: SFHL-SC-022


The papers relate to the Hicksite Separation of 1827. Included are copies of the published Orthodox declaration of 1828, a letter from John Comly (1773-1850) in defense of his own actions in the Separation, a copy of the address by John Comly to Green Street Monthly Meeting, and a refutation of Orthodox charges against Hicksites by William Gibbons.


  • Creation: 1827-1908


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This collection is available for research use.

Biographical / Historical

John Comly was a birthright Quaker, born in 1831 to Charles and Debbie Ann Comly of Byberry. He was also the grandson of John Comly (1773-1850), noted Hicksite minister. He died in 1916.


.1 linear ft. (.1 linear feet (1 folder.))

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source of acquisition--George L. Pickering. Method of acquisition--Gift of; Date of acquisition--1988.


Description rules
Archives, Personal Papers, And Manuscripts (Appm)
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