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"A Brief Account of Thomas Kite"


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

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Thomas Kite (1785-?) was born in Frankford, Pennsylvania, in 1785, the son of Benjamin and Rebecca Kite. After moving to Philadelphia as a child, Kite became convinced (converted to Quakerism) at the age of 17. In 1808, he married Elizabeth Barnard, and the couple had two children: Susanna (1809-1844) and William (1810-1900). Thomas Kite married Edith Sharpless, and the couple had three children: Rebecca Kite (1814-1852), Joshua Kite (1816-1835), and Thomas Kite (1818-1884). Elizabeth died in 1810, the same year that Thomas was first recognized as a minister. During the Hicksite-Orthodox seperation, Kite maintained his Orthodox testimonies against Hicks. Thomas Kite died on January 25, 1845, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

This collection is comprised of the single volume, handwritten manuscript of a biographical account of Thomas Kite. The volume describes Kite's early life, his convincement (conversion to Quakerism), and his testimonies against Elias Hicks during the Hicksite-Orthodox separation.

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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