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Joshua L. Baily notes on quaker meetings

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

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Joshua Longstreth Baily (1826-1916) was a Quaker merchant in the dry goods business. He attended all the American Yearly Meetings between 1845 and 1855. He contributed to African American causes, was interested in peace issues, and worked toward temperance, establishing temperance coffeehouses in Philadelphia. He was also the vice President of the National Temperance Society. He was treasurer of the Mohonk Arbitration Conference, president of the American Bible Society, and was affiliated with the Pennsylvania Prison Society for 66 years, and was the organization's president at the time of his death. He was an author on topics related to Bible study and temperance.

Baily married Theodate Lang in 1856. The couple had 5 children:

Frederick Lang Baily, b. 1858 Albert Lang Baily, b. 1859 William Lloyd Baily, b. 1861 Charles Winter Baily, b. 1866 Henry Paul Baily, b. 1868

This collection is comprised of Joshua Baily's notes on the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting, as well as various Quarterly meetings. The collection includes Baily's original handwritten notes, a volume of typed notes compiled later, and related materials, such as letters and extracts of sermons.

Unknown.

Processed by Kara Flynn; completed December 2015.

Publisher
Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections
Finding Aid Author
Kara Flynn
Finding Aid Date
December 2015
Use Restrictions

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

Collection Inventory

Archival Resource Key. "Joshua L. Baily's Notes on Philadelphia Yearly Meeting", 1844-1856.
Volume 1
Archival Resource Key. Typed notes, 1866.
Box 1
Scope and Content note

Typed notes concerning Philadelphia Yearly Meeting in 1866.

Archival Resource Key. Handwritten notes, 1844-1871.
Box 1
Scope and Content note

This collection is comprised of the handwritten notes kept by Joshua L. Baily, concerning the Philadelphia and Indiana Yearly Meetings.

Archival Resource Key. Related Materials, 1826-1828.
Box 1
Scope and Content note

Includes letters related to the Yearly Meetings, written to friends and family, as well as copied extracts by Elias Hicks and others.

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