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Jesse Kersey papers

 Collection — othertype: SC-199
Identifier: SFHL-SC-199


Includes letters, sermons, and manuscript fragments, as well as an 1824 printed epistle from London Yearly Meeting. The papers provide important insight into Kersey's faith and his thoughts on the Separation in the Society of Friends.


  • Creation: 1824-1841


Restrictions on Access

This collection is available for research use.

Biographical / Historical

Jesse Kersey, Philadelphia Quaker preacher, was one of the leaders of the Hicksite faction of the Society of Friends in the Separation of 1827.


.1 Linear Feet (.1 linear feet (3 folders.))



Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source of acquisition--Tolles Fund. Method of acquisition--Purchase; Date of acquisition--1999.

General Note

Some of the manuscript material was published in A Narrative of the Early Life, Travels and Gospel Labors of Jesse Kersey (Philadelphia, 1851)

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

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