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"The Quakers and the American Revolution"


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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Arthur J. Mekeel served in the Technical Assistance program at the United States Department of State, and was a T. Wistar Brown Fellow at Haverford College during 1976. He was a Quaker historian, and wrote many papers on the topic, including: Glimpses into Haverford Quakeriana (1936), A Quaker Loyalist and General Washington (1938), New York Quakers in the American Revolution (1940), Friends University: The Growth of an Idea (1948), and Elias Hicks on the Revolution and the Great Seperation of 1827-1828 (1979).

This collection is comprised of the single volume manuscript by Arthur Mekeel. It includes the following chapters: The Quakers in America in the eighteenth Century, The Problems of empire, The Quakers Take Alarm, The Breakdown of Non-Importation and the Challenge to Quaker Policy, The Tea Crisis and Its Sequel, The Quakers Cast Their Lot, Conciliation Efforts of the British Quakers, The First Year of War, the Quakers under the New Order, Suspicion of Quaker Treachery and the Virginia Exiles, The Later Years of the War in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware, New England, New York, The Quakers in the South, The Free Quakers, Quaker Relief Work, and Post-War Problems and Readjustments.


Processed by Kara Flynn; completed November, 2015.

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

The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

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

Collection Inventory

Manuscript Part 1, Undated.
Box 12
Manuscript Part 2, Undated.
Box 12

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