Fox, George, 1624-1691

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George Fox (July 1624 – 13 January 1691) was an English Dissenter, who was a founder of the Religious Society of Friends, commonly known as the Quakers or Friends. The son of a Leicestershire weaver, he lived in times of social upheaval and war. He rebelled against the religious and political authorities by proposing an unusual, uncompromising approach to the Christian faith. He travelled throughout Britain as a dissenting preacher, performing hundreds of healings, and often being persecuted by the disapproving authorities. In 1669, he married Margaret Fell, widow of a wealthy supporter, Thomas Fell; she was a leading Friend. His ministry expanded and he made tours of North America and the Low Countries. He was arrested and jailed numerous times for his beliefs. He spent his final decade working in London to organise the expanding Quaker movement. Despite disdain from some Anglicans and Puritans, he was viewed with respect by the Quaker convert William Penn and the Lord Protector, Oliver Cromwell.

From Wikipedia, July 15, 2021. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Fox

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referencedIn Yolen, Jane. Friend : the story of George Fox and the Quakers : production material. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
referencedIn Scantlebury, Thomas, d. 1821. Diaries of Thomas Scantlebury. Haverford College Library
referencedIn Library of the Society of Friends (London Yearly Meeting). Quaker manuscripts collection from the Library of the Religious Society of Friends, Part A, 1650-1779 (inclusive), [microform]. Yale University Library
referencedIn Penn, William, 1644-1718. Papers, 1660-1982. Haverford College Library
referencedIn Quaker collection 1700-1888 Quaker collection William L. Clements Library
creatorOf MISCELLANEOUS LETTERS AND PAPERS; 14th cent.-1961. Paper and (article B) vellum; ff. 177. Folio. A. '4e Duo pour Alto et Violoncelle par François [Franz] Danzi' (ff. 1, 5); circa 1802. Parts. Three other duos for viola and 'cello by Danzi published Z..., 1300-1961 British Library
referencedIn Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends. A collection of Christian & brotherly advices / given forth from time to time by the yearly meetings of Friends for Pennsylvania & New-Jersey held alternately at Burlington and Philadelphia : alphabetically digested under proper heads. Newberry Library
referencedIn Penn, William, 1644-1718. ALS, [16]91 June 16, England to T[homas] L[loyd] / Wm. Penn. Haverford College Library
creatorOf SWARTHMORE MANUSCRIPTS: three Quaker treatises originating from the circle of George Fox and his wife, Margaret Fell, at Swarthmore Hall, Ulverston; circa 1652-1668. All three manuscripts are docketed in Fox's hand. Further portions of the Swarthmore..., approximately 1652-1668 British Library
referencedIn Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends. Records, 1692, 1695-1710. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Hart, Francis F.,. Collection, 1681-1925. Historical Society of Pennsylvania
referencedIn Trenton Friends Association (Trenton, N.J.). Records, 1892-1908 & n.d. Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College
referencedIn Records of Yorkshire Quarterly Meeting of the Society of Friends, 1651-1977 GB 206 Leeds University Library
referencedIn Benson, Lewis. Papers, 1932-1986. Haverford College Library
creatorOf Fox, George, 1624-1691. Correspondence. Harvard University, Divinity School Library
referencedIn Whitman, Walt, 1819-1892. Autograph notes by Walt Whitman [manuscript], 19th century. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Powell Family Papers, 1836-1961 University of California, Los Angeles. Library Special Collections.
referencedIn Powell family. Papers, 1836-1961. University of California, Los Angeles
creatorOf Vol. IV. (ff. 146). 1678-1690. 1. [John Skeffington, 2nd Viscount] Massereene, to Sir E. Dering, on public affairs in Ireland; Dublin, 18 May, 1678. f. 1. 2. William Lodge, the artist, to Henry [Giles]; London, 9 Nov. 1678. f. 3. 3. Jo. Assheton, Hen... British Library
creatorOf Fox, George, 1624-1691. Autograph letter signed : Kingston[-upon-Thames], to William Penn, 1673 Aug. 8. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Powell, Aaron M. (Aaron Macy), 1832-1899. Papers. 1865-1900. Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College
referencedIn Platt, Floyd Sellers, 1887-1967. Papers, 1944-1963. Bucks County Historical Society
referencedIn Barrow, Robert, d. 1697. Letter from Robert Barrow concerning the funeral of George Fox to Henry Loward, Thomas Green, Thomas Dockrey [sic], Richard Barrow, William Higgins and Thomas Widders. Haverford College Library
creatorOf COPIES of devotional letters of members of the Society of Friends or Quakers, intended for circulation ; 1653-1676. They are mostly signed and dated, sometimes from prison (ff. 2, 12, 15, 29 b). Amoung the writers are G[eorge] F[ox], the younger (f. ..., 1653-1676 British Library
referencedIn Society of Friends. Quaker manuscripts collection from the Library of the Religious Society of Friends, Part A, 1650-1779 (inclusive), [microform]. Yale University Library
referencedIn FOUR letters of William Penn to George Fox, Robert Vickris, and John Gratton, with a grant from the same to John Everoid of land in Pennsylvania, and a letter from Hannah, his second wife, to Elizabeth Taylor, daughter of Robert Vickris; 1674-1700. ..., 18th century-19th century British Library
creatorOf Fox, George, 1624-1691. Papers, 1660-1952. Haverford College Library
creatorOf Fox, George, 1624-1691. Letter of George Fox, 1682. Library of Congress
referencedIn George Fox collection, [ca. 1940] Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn James Wood papers, Bulk, 1865-1921, 1865-1964 Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections
creatorOf Edward Wanton Smith papers, 1681-1971 Haverford College Library
creatorOf Fox, George, 1624-1690. The short journal of George Fox, [ca. 1900?] / transcribed by Emily Jermyn. Haverford College Library
creatorOf Yorkshire Quarterly Meeting of the Society of Friends. Records of Yorkshire Quarterly Meeting of the Society of Friends. Brotherton Library, University of Leeds
creatorOf ORIGINAL letters, etc., viz.A. Eight letters to Rev. Adam Sedgwick, Woodwardian Professor of Geology at Cambridge, concerning Darwin's essay On the Origin of Species :— (a) Charles [Robert] Darwin, replying to Professor Sedgwick's letter of criticism..., 1796-1860 British Library
referencedIn Gummere, Amelia M. (Amelia Mott), 1859-1937. Papers, 1884-1937. Haverford College Library
creatorOf Miscellaneous letters and papers, etc., 1300-1923 British Library
referencedIn Penn-Forbes papers, 1644-1744. Historical Society of Pennsylvania
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associatedWith Benson, Lewis. person
associatedWith Charles II, King of England, 1630-1685. person
acquaintanceOf Crisp, Stephen, 1628-1692 person
associatedWith Engelhard, Charles W., Mrs, person
associatedWith Gilmor, Robert, 1774-1848, person
associatedWith Gummere, Amelia M. (Amelia Mott), 1859-1937. person
associatedWith Hart, Francis F., person
associatedWith Hendricks, Pieter, fl. 1661-1689. person
associatedWith Library of the Society of Friends (London Yearly Meeting) corporateBody
associatedWith Penn, William, 1644-1718. person
associatedWith Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends. corporateBody
associatedWith Platt, Floyd Sellers, 1887-1967. person
associatedWith Powell, Aaron M. (Aaron Macy), 1832-1899. person
associatedWith Powell family. family
associatedWith Powell Family family
associatedWith Scantlebury, Thomas, d. 1821. person
associatedWith Smith, Edward Wanton, 1875-1940, person
associatedWith Society of Friends. corporateBody
associatedWith Trenton Friends Association (Trenton, N.J.) corporateBody
associatedWith Whitman, Walt, 1819-1892. person
associatedWith William L. Clements Library corporateBody
associatedWith Wood, James, 1839-1925 person
associatedWith Yolen, Jane. person
associatedWith Yorkshire Quarterly Meeting of the Society of Friends. corporateBody
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Leicestershire ENG GB
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Birth 1624-07

Death 1691-01-13

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