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Collection of Edward Hicks papers

Identifier: SFHL-SC-056


This collection is composed of miscellaneous papers concerning Edward Hicks. Included are a draft of the first pages of his memoirs, later published, and contura prints of letters and sermons of Hicks, relating to the Hicksite Separation, abolition, and Quaker spirituality. Also included are a typescript copy of Samuel Johnson's letter to Edward Hicks on slavery, the original of Hicks' responses, and a letter from Isaac Parry to Benjamin Ferris after the death of Edward Hicks, concerning the publication of his memoirs.


  • 1836-1849


Restrictions on Access

This collection is available for research use.

Biographical / Historical

Edward Hicks was an American primitive artist and also a Quaker minister. Born in 1780, Hicks grew up on a farm in Bucks County. Hicks is best known for his "Peaceable Kingdom" of which he painted sixty versions. A relative of Elias Hicks, Edward Hicks was a Hicksite and an abolitionist. He died in 1849.


.1 Linear Feet (.1 linear feet (10 folders.))



Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Edward Barnsley. 1952.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source of acquisition--Alice Ford. Method of acquisition--Gift of; Date of acquisition--1961 and 1980.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source of acquisition--Exeter Monthly Meeting papers. Method of acquisition--Transferred from.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source of acquisition--Mary Black. Method of acquisition--Gift of; Date of acquisition--1961.

Location of Originals Note

Contoura prints from the Edward Hicks papers belonging to Stanley Lee.

Reproduction Note

Type of reproduction--In part contoura prints.


Language of description
Script of description

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