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Ann Jones Papers


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

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Ann Jones was an English Quaker minister, the daughter of Joseph and Sarah Burgess. In 1815, she married George Jones (1765-1841), who also was a minister. From 1826 to 1830, they made an extensive religious visit to Friends in the United States. Their staunch evangelical ministry added to the tensions already brewing in the Society of Friends and resulting in the Hicksite-Orthodox Separation of 1827-1828.

This collection contains letters and other manuscripts relating to visits of English Friends to America in the 1820s and the controversies which led to the Hicksite-Orthodox Separation. Also included are letters from Elizabeth Rathbone, Liverpool, England, to "My Beloved Uncle;" Joseph Bringhurst, Philadelphia, to "My Esteemed Friend;" also Abel Thomas to Thomas and Mary Wistar (copy) as well as some miscellaneous Quaker papers.

Purchase, Acc. 2013.002

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