Main content

Collection on the New Light Movement at Lynn, Massachusetts


Held at: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College [Contact Us]500 College Avenue, Swarthmore, Pennsylvania 19081

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in their reading room, and not digitally available through the web.

Overview and metadata sections

In 1822, the turmoil in Lynn Monthly Meeting of Friends in Massachusetts reached a climax, as so-called New Light ministers became disruptive and were disowned. Young Quaker minister, Mary Newhall, preached a unitarian doctrine. Jonathan Buffum and John Alley, Jr. were among her New Light followers who were disowned.

Method of acquisition--Purchased; Date of acquisition--1965.

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College
Access Restrictions

This collection is available for research use.

Collection Inventory

Print, Suggest