Skip to main content

William Poole letters to Benjamin Ferris

 Collection — othertype: SC-100
Identifier: SFHL-SC-100


This collection includes photocopies and typed transcripts of letters from William Poole to his relation, Benjamin Ferris. The letters primarily concern the Letters of Paul and Amicus, by Primitive Friend, Elizabeth Gilbert, and Poole's views on the issues of Quaker doctrine, including the divinity of Christ and baptism. Poole also relates his opinions on Elias Hicks and the developing controversy in New York.


  • Creation: 1821-1825


Restrictions on Access

This collection is available for research use.

Biographical / Historical

William Poole was a Quaker of Wilmington, Delaware. He was born in 1784, the son of William and Elizabeth Shipley Canby Poole. In 1791 he married Sarah Sharpless. He died in 1829. Poole was a distant relative of Benjamin Ferris, also of Wilmington.


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

Language of Materials


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source of acquisition--Stephen Clark. Method of acquisition--Gift of; Date of acquisition--1983.

Description rules
Archives, Personal Papers, And Manuscripts (Appm)
Language of description
Script of description

Find It at the Library

Most of the materials in this catalog are not digitized and can only be accessed in person. Please see our website for more information about visiting or requesting repoductions from Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College Library

500 College Avenue
Swarthmore Pennsylvania 19081 USA