Yearly Meeting Epistles and Extracts
Held at: Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections [Contact Us]370 Lancaster Ave, Haverford, PA 19041
This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in their reading room, and not digitally available through the web.
Overview and metadata sections
Epistles are documents published by Quaker meetings directed towards other meetings. Usually published yearly, these documents contain some of the main concerns of the meetings for that year.
This collection consists of Epistles from England, Ireland, and the United States. Some are printed and some are handwritten. The printed Epistles are sometimes reprinted in other cities. Each Epistle is usually signed by one member of the meeting, the Clerk. See "Other Finding Aids" note for link to itemized list of epistles
The Epistle collection is arranged first by the country from which the Epistle is from, for example: England, Ireland, or the United States. The Epistles to meetings within that country are first, followed by Yearly Meetings for Sufferings and then Epistles from Yearly Meetings of Women Friends. Epistles are then sorted chronologically.
Itemized Listing of epistles in downloadable spreadsheet form.
Processed by Madison Arnold-Scerbo; completed February 2016. Revised by Mary Crauderueff in March 2023 to incorporate outstanding epistles.
- Baltimore Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends
- Indiana Yearly Meeting of Friends (Orthodox: 1828- )
- New England Yearly Meeting of Friends
- Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends Library
- North Carolina Yearly Meeting of Friends (1698- )
- London Yearly Meeting (Society of Friends)
- Yearly Meeting of Friends, held in Virginia
- Rhode Island Yearly Meeting (Society of Friends)
- Dublin Yearly Meeting (Society of Friends)
- Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections
- Finding Aid Author
- Madison Arnold-Scerbo
- Finding Aid Date
- February 2016
- Access Restrictions
The collection is open to research use.
- Use Restrictions
Standard Federal Copyright Law apply (U.S. Title 17)
There are four oversized epistles that should be housed in boxes 4 or 5 but are instead are housed in box 6. They are: 1831Women London to Women England [Box 4 Folder 4], 1784 Women London to Women USA [Box 4 Folder 5], 1813 Women London to Women USA [Box 4 Folder 5], and 1797 Women Philadelphia to Women London [Box 5 Folder 15].Physical Description
4 boxesThis series takes up almost four boxes.
1 boxesThis series contains two folders within one box.