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"Journal of Joseph Hoag"


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.

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Joseph Hoag (1762-1846) was a New York and Vermont Quaker minister who regarded himself as a traditional Friend, opposing both Elias Hicks and Joseph Gurney. He is best known for his "Vision" of 1803 which predicted an American Civil War, and his Journal, the publication of which in 1860 precipitated a schism at Scipio Monthly Meeting into Otisite and Kingite groups. His wife, Huldah Hoag (1762-1850), was also a Quaker minister, as were many of his ten children. The collection contains the manuscript of Joseph Hoag's Journal, as well as some family correspondence and related papers. Of particular importance are the manuscript journal transcribed by Hoag's granddaughter, Narcissa Battery Coffin, under his direction and correspondence from Huldah Hoag, Joseph Hoag, and Lindley Murray Hoag.

This collection is comprised of the single volume handwritten manuscript of Joseph Hoag's journal and correspondence related to the item's donation. The Manuscript is identified as a manuscript copy of Joseph Hoag's journal, dictated by Joseph Hoag and written by his granddaughter, Narcissa Battey, with additional notes added from Joseph Hoag's memoranda. The journal was first published in 1860.

"Journal of Joseph Hoag" by Joseph Hoag was donated to Special Collections, Haverford College, in 1937 by Susanna H. Guindon.

Processed by Kara Flynn; completed September 2015.

Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections
Finding Aid Author
Kara Flynn
Finding Aid Date
September 2015
Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

Standard Federal Copyright Law Applies (U.S. Title 17).

Collection Inventory

Volume 1
Scope and Content note

The manuscript of Joseph Hoag's journal provides a brief genealogical history of the Hoag family, Hoag's early life, personal reflection and reflections on Quakerism.

Related Correspondence, 1937-1957.
Box 5
Scope and Content note

Related correspondence encompasses the letters to and from the curator of Quaker and Special Collections concerning the collection and its history.

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