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"A Short Narrative of the Life of Jane Hoskins"


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

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Jane Fenn Hoskins (1694-1764) was a Quaker minister and the author of her autobiography, "The Spiritual Sufferings of That Faithful Servant of Christ Jane Hoskens, a Public Preacher among the People Called Quakers." She was born in London in 1694, and travelled to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1712, at the age of 19. As a Quaker minister, she travelled to Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, Barbados, Rhode Island, Nantucket, Massachusetts, New York, and New Jersey. Jane Hoskins died in 1764.

This collection is comprised of the single volume autobiography of Jane Hoskins, entitled "A Short Narrative of the Life of Jane Hoskins." The autobiography details her early life, an account of her convincement (conversion to Quakerism), her passage to Pennsylvania as an indentured servant, and her Quaker beliefs and religious reflection.


Processed by Kara Flynn; completed October, 2015.

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

The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).

Collection Inventory

Manuscript, Undated.
Volume 1

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