Halliday Jackson Manuscripts
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Halliday Jackson (1771-1835) was born 8 mo, 31, 1771, the son of Isaac and Phebe (Halliday) Jackson of New Garden Monthly Meeting, Pa.. He married Jane Hough (1777-1830) in 1801, and they had twelve children. In 1803, the family transferred to Darby Monthly Meeting,, Delaware Co., Pa. After Janes death, he married Ann P. Paschall (1792-1874), who was the widow of Thomas Paschall of Darby, Pa., and a Quaker minister.
From 1798 to 1800 he joined the Quaker mission to the Seneca Indians organized by the Indian Committee of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting. The Quaker settlement was located at Geneshunguhta on the Allegheny River in New York State, just north of the Pennsylvania border. In 1806 Jackson visited the mission, which had been relocated to Tunesassa, with John Philips and Isaac Bonsall. In 1816 and 1838, he made religious visits to Ohio. In the Separation of 1828, Jackson affiliated with the Hicksite in the Society of Friends.
Two of Halliday and Janes children were ministers. Mary Jackson (1803-1874) married first Oliver W. Schofield and second John Child. Their son, John Jackson (1809-1855) was approved minister and with his wife, Rachel T. Jackson, established the Sharon Female Boarding School in Darby, Pa. John Jackson was an active member of the Delaware County Institute for Science and traveled widely in the ministry.
Contains documents relating to the work of Halliday Jackson (1771-1835), Pennsylvania Quaker minister to the Indians. Includes correspondence, journals, copy work in prose and poetry, a history of the Separation of 1828, papers on Indian affairs. One journal concerns a visit to the Quakers in Ohio in 1816. Correspondents include Benjamin Ferris, Edward Garrigues, David Seaman, Micajah Collins, George Dillwyn, William Poole, Jesse Kersey, Halliday Jackson, John Jackson. The correspondence deals extensively with the Separation within the Society of Friends.
Deposit. Donor: S. T. and I. T. Child, 1876; Donor: Martha and Eliza H. Schofield, 1910, 1912; Donor: Herbert W. Jackson and Elizabeth Jackson Shaffner, 1950; Purchase: Letterbook, 1969; Donor: Ruth Porter Powers, 1979; Donor: Warner Jackson; Donor: Mr. and Mrs. Fisher A. Buell, Jr.
Letterbooks purchased from dealer, 1969. Earlier items transferred from Jackson Small Collection were gifts of Martha and Eliza Schofield, Herbert W. Jackson, and Elizabeth Jackson Shaffner. Miscellaneous Manuscripts added to the collection were from a number of sources, mostly descendents of Halliday Jackson. The journal of a visit to Friends in Ohio, 1816, was one of the first manuscript donations in 1876 to Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College, then known as the Anson Lapham Repository.
Formerly catalogued as Jackson (Halliday) Manuscripts. The manuscript collection was created from a number of sources, probably circa 1969 when the letterbooks were purchased. It combined items originally catalogued as Miscellaneous Manuscripts with manuscripts in a Jackson Small Collection and the letterbooks.
The Letterbooks were received as manuscript letters sewn together as four separate volumes and were fully individually catalogued in the old card catalogue. The Notebook of poems and prose was catalogued briefly under the old system.
In 1987, the collection was transferred to Record Group 5 and renamed the Halliday Jackson Manuscripts. A new finding aid was produced in 2002.
- Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of Friends (Hicksite : 1827-1955)
- Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends. Indian Committee
- Quakers -- Pennsylvania
- Quakers -- New York (State)
- Quakers -- Ohio
- Quakers -- Social life and customs
- Quakers -- Relations with Indians
- Lay ministry -- Society of Friends
- Church controversies -- Society of Friends
- Society of Friends -- Ohio
- Society of Friends -- Pennsylvania
- Seneca Indians
- Society of Friends -- Hicksite Separation
- Indians of North America -- New York (State)
- Society of Friends -- Indian Affairs
- Society of Friends -- Doctrines -- History -- 19th century
- Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College
- Access Restrictions
Collection is open for research.
- Use Restrictions
Friends Historical Library believes all of the items in this collection to be in the Public Domain in the United States, and is not aware of any restrictions on their use. However, the user is responsible for making a final determination of copyright status before reproducing. See http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/NoC-US/1.0/.
Commonplace book, includes an account of David Sands suffering during the American Revolution and a memorial to Susanna Parrish by Joseph Parrish.Physical Description
Correspondence between the Committee on Indian Affairs at Philadelphia [Philadelphia Yearly Meeting] and the Friends residing amongst the Seneca Nation of Indians settled on the Allegheny River . (Copies of the correspondence kept in a notebook.Physical Description
The Memorial and Petition of the Religious Society of Friends Commonly Called Quakers, to the Legislature of Virginia, 11mo 17, 1810 (copied from a newspaper, 1mo1811).Physical Description
Catalogue of books belonging to H[alliday] J[ackson].Physical Description
Available on microfilm in the following location(s):
Available in published form in Proceedings of The American Philosophical Society, Volume 101, Number 6 (December 1957).Physical Description
Memorandums kept on a visit to the Meetings of Friends in the State of Ohio some parts of Pennsylvania & Virginia Performed by Leatitia [sic] Ware accompanied by Martha Rose and Halliday Jackson . [Manuscript appears to be in Halliday Jackson's handwriting and a slightly edited version of journal in folder 6.]Physical Description
Memorandums of a visit to friends in the State of Ohio in company with Letitia Ware and Martha Rose . [Gift of a descendent of Halliday Jackson and seems to be the original travel journal from which a copy in Folder 5 was made, possibly in same hand.]Physical Description
Darby Asses[s]ment, 1831. Halliday Jackson, assessor. A return of the taxable property with the valuation thereof, and tax on taxable persons in Darby [PA] Township, taken for the trien[n]iel asses[s]ment for the year 1831.Physical Description
A History of the separation that has taken place in the society of Friends, shewing the primary causes that have operated to produce it, the means by which it was effected, and the subsequent conduct of the two parties in relation to it. [by Halliday Jackson, 1832?]. Deposited for Safe keeping in the George Burr Box, at the Fire Proof Race Street Meeting House, by the Heirs of the Author. Philadelphia 4th month 1875.Physical Description
45 letters, 1797-1833, stitched together. Authors include Halliday Jackson, Noah Haines, Benjamin Ferris, Edward Garrigues, David Seaman, Micajah Collins, George Dillwyn.Physical Description
51 letters, 1819-1828, stitched together. Recipients are Halliday Jackson and Edward Garrigues. Authors include Noah Haines, Benjamin Ferris, David Seaman, William Poole, Jesse Kersey, Valentine HicksPhysical Description
44 letters, 1827-1829, stitched together. Recipients are Halliday and Jane Jackson, Jesse Kersey, William Poole. Authors include Halliday Jackson, Lydia Lundy, Noah Haines.Physical Description
15 letters, 1829-1830, stitched together. Recipients are Halliday and Jane Jackson. Authors include Lydia Lundy, Noah Haines, and other Ohio Quakers.Physical Description