British Friends' letters, 1650-1985.


Alexander, Samuel, 1749-1824. British Friends' letters, 1650-1985.

British Friends' letters, 1650-1985.

Chiefly letters; also documents, clippings, published articles, portraits, silhouettes, photographs and misc. mss. related to Friends in England, Ireland and Scotland. Letters shed light on Quaker history and cultural activities; topics discussed include family news, Hicksite Separation, peace, business, slavery, education, N. American Indians, politics, travel, traveling Friends, relief work in Armenia and Quaker publications (especially John Barclay's Diary of Alexander Jaffray, 1833). Includes letters and papers of early Friends. Correspondents include Samuel Alexander, Robert Barrow, Isaac Braithwaite, J. Bevan Braithwaite, John Bright, John Broadhead, John Candler, William Caton, William Dewsbury, Richard Farnworth, Josiah Forster, Ann Fothergill, Samuel Fothergill, Margaret Askew Fell Fox, Elizabeth Fry, David Hall, James Rendel Harris, Mary Howitt, William Howitt, Hannah Kilham, Roger Longworth, Daniel Mildred, Mary Neale, Henry Stanley Newman, Amelia Alderson Opie, Robert Sandilands, Thomas Shillitoe, William Smith, Thomas Story, Joseph Sturge and Ann Whitehead.

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