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Jay Worrall's Research Notes for The Friendly Virginians: America's First Quakers


Held at: Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections [Contact Us]370 Lancaster Ave, Haverford, PA 19041

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Jay Wesley Worrall Jr. (1916-2010) was born in Pennsylvania and graduated from Haverford College in 1937. During World War II, he served in the U.S. Army Signal Corps. In 1942, he married Carolyn Randal. After the war, he worked as a marketing manager and joined the Religious Society of Friends as a member of the Reading Meeting. He served again in the military during the Korean War. He was an active participant in the civil rights movement and worked to assist prisoners in reentering society. After his retirement, he wrote The Friendly Virginians: America's First Quakers, regarded as the most comprehensive history of the Quakers in Virginia from colonial to modern times. (From Quaker Life, Oct. 2010: 39)

The collection consists of hand-written index cards contained in 13 boxes comprising information gained through research by Jay Worrall Jr. on Quaker families and individuals and Quaker Meetings in Virginia, as well as a bibliography, extensively researched by Worrall toward his 1994 book The Friendly Virginians: America's First Quakers and a companion volume he was working on relating to Quaker families in Virginia. There is an interconnected arrangement of alphabetical and numerical cards.

Jay Worrall's Research Notes for The Friendly Virginians: America's First Quakers were donated to Special Collections, Haverford College in 2010 by Jay Worrall Jr.

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Collection Inventory

Archival Resource Key. Bibliographic resources.
Box 1
Archival Resource Key. A-Brown.
Box 2
Archival Resource Key. Brownfield-C.
Box 3
Archival Resource Key. D-Gl.
Box 4
Archival Resource Key. Go-Ho.
Box 5
Archival Resource Key. Hu-Li.
Box 6
Archival Resource Key. Ll-O.
Box 7
Archival Resource Key. P-Ri.
Box 8
Archival Resource Key. Ro-To.
Box 9
Archival Resource Key. Tr-Z.
Box 10
Archival Resource Key. Nos. 1-375.
Box 11
Archival Resource Key. Nos. 376-1040.
Box 12
Archival Resource Key. Meetings.
Box 13

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