Samuel Parsons correspondence
The collection contains correspondence received by Samuel Parsons of New York Monthly Meeting. Correspondents include William and Hannah Jackson, ministers of New Garden Monthly Meeting, Pa.; London Friends writing to James Mott, Parsons, and Richard R. Lawrence in response to their report of Friends' activities with native Americans; Samuel Bettle of Philadelphia concerning the Separation, offering advice for New York Yearly Meeting; Daniel Comstock describing the program of study at the Rensselaer School in Troy, NY; and Ann Shipley of Wilmington, Ohio, describing visits from Quaker ministers including John and Elizabeth Meader.
- Parsons, Samuel, 1774-1841 (Person)
Language of Material
Materials are in English.
Restrictions on Access
This collection is available for research use.
Biographical / Historical
Samuel Parsons was the son of James and Mary Parsons and in 1806 married Mary Bowne. He was an Orthodox Quaker, serving as an elder and long-time clerk of New York Yearly Meeting; he was Clerk at the time of the Hicksite-Orthodox separation.
.1 Linear Feet (.1 linear feet (1 folder ; 11 items.))
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source of acquisition--New York Yearly Meeting. Method of acquisition--Gift of; Date of acquisition--1997.
- Church controversies -- Society of Friends
- New York Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Orthodox : 1828-1955)
- Parsons, Samuel, 1774-1841
- Quakers -- New York (State) -- New York
- Society of Friends -- Doctrines
- Society of Friends -- Hicksite separation
- Society of Friends -- Indian affairs
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- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
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