Evans, F. W. (Frederick William), 1808-1893

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Frederick W. Evans was born in Leominster, England, in 1808. Along with his brother, George Henry, and his father he emigrated to the United States in 1820, settling in Binghamton, New York. Evans pursued studies in philosophy and literature and with his brother issued a number of working class publications which advocated land rights, the end of imprisonment for debt, equality for women, the abolition of slavery, Sunday mail delivery, and other social causes. Evans joined the Shakers at New Lebanon in 1830. He rose in prominence in the North Family at New Lebanon and soon became a spokesperson for the Shakers, promoting modernization of the Shaker sect and rapport with the outside world. Evans served as an Elder and was a prolific author and lecturer, writing scores of publications and delivering many talks throughout the years. He died in 1893, after having been a Shaker for more than 60 years.

From the description of Cares & burthens, blunders & failures, projected improvements, errors in business, cases of sickness. 1861-1892. (Winterthur Library). WorldCat record id: 79176559

F. W. Evans was born in Worcestershire, Eng. and came to the United States in 1820. He became a member of the Owenite community in Massillon, Ohio in 1828. Evans edited and published the Working Man's Advocate, the Daily Sentinel, and Young America. He became a Shaker in 1830 and remained until his death. Evans was the most prolific of Shaker writers.

From the description of Correspondence with Leo Tolstoy, 1890-1891. (Winterthur Library). WorldCat record id: 122397869

Reformer.

From the description of F.W. Evans letter, 1873. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71009916

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referencedIn Fowler family. Fowler and Wells families papers, 1807-1968, 1836-1901(bulk). Cornell University Library
creatorOf Evans, F. W. (Frederick William), 1808-1893. [Confession of a medium]. ca. 1869. Winterthur Library
referencedIn Riley, William Harrison, 1835-1907. William Harrison Riley papers, 1844-1899 (inclusive). Yale University Library
creatorOf Dixon, William Hepworth, 1821-1879. William Hepworth Dixon papers, 1842-1876. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
referencedIn Holloway, Laura C. (Laura Carter), b. 1848. Papers. 1874-1912. Winterthur Library
referencedIn Sollas, W. J. (William Johnson), 1849-1936. Letters, 1888-1928. American Philosophical Society Library
referencedIn Robert Owen Collection, 1805-1858 National Co-operative Archive
referencedIn [Manuscript book of notes on various topics. ca. 1880]. Winterthur Library
referencedIn Riley, William Harrison, 1835-1907. William Harrison Riley papers, 1844-1899 (inclusive). Yale University Library
creatorOf Adams, Ansel, 1902-1984. Autograph collection, 1446-2001. Princeton University Library
creatorOf Evans, F. W. (Frederick William), 1808-1893. ALS : Mt. Lebanon [New York], to Justin Windsor, [i.e., Winsor] [Boston] [between 1880 and 1890]. Boston Public Library, Central Library in Copley Square
referencedIn Fowler and Wells families papers, 1807-1968, 1836-1901(bulk) Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
creatorOf Evans, F. W. (Frederick William), 1808-1893. Correspondence with Leo Tolstoy, 1890-1891. Winterthur Library
creatorOf Evans, F. W. (Frederick William), 1808-1893. New Lebanon, N.Y., single-sheet manuscripts, 1887-1941. United Society of Shakers, Shaker Library
referencedIn Bretzner, Emil. Papers, 1875-1888. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
creatorOf Evans, F. W. (Frederick William), 1808-1893. F.W. Evans letter, 1873. Library of Congress
creatorOf Evans, F. W. (Frederick William), 1808-1893. Cares & burthens, blunders & failures, projected improvements, errors in business, cases of sickness. 1861-1892. Winterthur Library
referencedIn W. J. (William Johnson) Sollas letters, 1888-1928, 1888-1928 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Papers of Francis Ellingwood Abbot, 1841-1904. Harvard University Archives.
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associatedWith Bretzner, Emil. person
associatedWith Dixon, William Hepworth, 1821-1879. person
associatedWith Fowler family. family
associatedWith Fowler family. family
associatedWith Holloway, Laura C. (Laura Carter), b. 1848. person
associatedWith Owen, Robert., 1777-1858 person
associatedWith Riley, William Harrison, 1835-1907. person
associatedWith Shakers. corporateBody
associatedWith Sollas, W. J. (William Johnson), 1849-1936. person
associatedWith Tolstoy, Leo, graf, 1828-1910. person
associatedWith United Society of Believers in Christ's Second Appearing. corporateBody
correspondedWith Winsor, Justin, 1831-1897 person
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