Correspondence concerning John Unthank Gift
Contains correspondence concerning the gift of Dr. John Unthank of Limerick, Ireland, of £1,000, to be divided between two concerns: first, to the Ohio, Indiana and Baltimore Yearly Meetings to be applied by them through their Indian committees toward promoting the so-called civilization and Christian instruction of Native Americans; and, secondly£250 each to Indiana and Ohio Yearly Meetings toward establishing boarding schools for the children of members. Samuel Parsons of New York Yearly Meeting (Orthodox) served as agent in distributing the funds.
- Parsons, Samuel, 1774-1841 (Contributor, Person)
Language of Material
Materials are in English.
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Biographical / Historical
John Unthank, M.D., was a Quaker of Limerick, Ireland. He was the son of Isaac and Mary Unthank, born in 1754 and died in 1840 at the age of 86. In 1811-1812, he placed a sum of £300 in trust, to be used after his death to aid the Indians of North America. In 1834, at the suggestion of Elisha Bates, an Ohio evangelical Quaker who crusaded for social causes including temperance, prison reform, and anti-slavery, this amount was amended to £1,000, to be immediately distributed. New York Yearly Meeting for Sufferings (Orthodox) appointed Samuel Parsons, long-time Clerk, to act as agent in distributing the funds.
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Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source of acquisition--New York Yearly Meeting. Method of acquisition--Gift of; Date of acquisition--1997.
- Bates, Elisha, 1781-1861
- Church work with Indians
- New York Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Orthodox : 1828-1955). Meeting for Sufferings
- Quakers -- New York (State) -- New York
- Society of Friends -- Education
- Society of Friends -- Indian affairs
- Society of Friends -- New York (State) -- New York
- Unthank, John, 1754-1840
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