Quaker manuscripts collection from the Library of the Religious Society of Friends, Part A, 1650-1779 (inclusive), [microform].


Quaker manuscripts collection from the Library of the Religious Society of Friends, Part A, 1650-1779 (inclusive), [microform].

The collection consists of letters, journals, engravings, official documents, epistles, and other material relating to the Religious Society of Friends in England and North America.

15 reels.

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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 ...

Penn, William, 1644-1718

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The British colony of Pennsylvania was given to William Penn (1644-1718) in 1681 by Charles II of England in repayment of a debt owed his father, Sir Admiral William Penn (1621-1670). Under Penn's directive, Pennsylvania was settled by Quakers escaping religious torment in England and other European nations. Three generations of Penn descendents held proprietorship of the colony until the American Revolution, when the family was stripped of all but its privately held shares of land...

Fell, Margaret, 1614-1702

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Margaret Askew Fell Fox was an early Quaker, and infused the movement with her feminist ideals. She had joined the Quakers in 1652, and later, a widowed mother of nine, married Quaker founder George Fox. Her belief that men and women were equal in the eyes of God became a key tenet in Quakerism, where women were accepted as equals in church preaching and ministry. She is thus a keystone in both the Quaker movement and early feminism. From the description of Margaret Askew Fell Fox ma...

Fothergill, Samuel, 1715-1772

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Samuel was the son of an "eminent Minister of the Gospel", John Fothergill and his wife Margaret of Carr End in Wensleydale, and he was carefully reared in the religious life; but Samuel, "being of an active and lively disposition, and during his Apprenticeship mostly from under the watchful Eye of his affectionate Parent", fell into wild ways and company until, at the age of 21, he received a powerful "visitation of divine love" which turned his mind to God's service. He soon became an "able M...

Penington, Isaac, 1616-1679

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Society of Friends

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The Society of Friends (or 'Quakers') was formed by George Fox (1624-1691), a shoemaker from Nottingham. In the 1640s Fox travelled throughout England delivering sermons in which he argued that individuals could have direct access to God without the need for churches, priests or other aspects of the established Church. Fox's followers became known as the 'Friends of Truth' and later the 'Society of Friends'. Fox developed rules for the management of meetings, which were printed as 'Friends Fello...