Hull family papers
Held at: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College [Contact Us]500 College Avenue, Swarthmore, Pennsylvania 19081
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New York Quaker minister George Hull (1853-1922), son of Nehemiah Hull and Hannah Southwick, was a birthright member of Collins Monthly Meeting and descended from generations of early Quakers. In 1872 he married Juliaetta Vogan (1853-1931), and they had six surviving children. In 1891, they transferred their membership to Hartland Monthly Meeting (after 1912 informally known as Gasport Friends Meeting), and in 1895 the family built the Gasport meeting house. Their son G. Albert Hull followed his father's commitment to the Meeting. The family was deeply involved with prohibition, including temperance lectures by George Hull, a singing quartet composed of his children, and participation in the Gasport Woman's Christian Temperance Union.
Source of acquisition--Max Fredric Volkman. Method of acquisition--Gift of; Date of acquisition--2012.
- Hull family
- Quakers -- Social life and customs
- Prohibition -- New York (State)
- Temperance -- New York (State)
- Quakers -- New York (State)
- Lay ministry -- Society of Friends
- Society of Friends -- United States -- History -- 19th century
- Society of Friends -- Clergy
- Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College
- Access Restrictions
This collection is available for research use.
Typed sermons (photocopies) with TLS cover letter from Florence, daughter of George Hull, to her niece, Helen [Volkman], 1972
Thank you and acknowledgement of relief packages from Gasport Church, ALsS in German with English translations
1919 Congregational letters (2); Gasport Friends Church and New York Yearly Meeting notices, etc. Certificates for G. Albert Hull for religious education courses
Poster "The Right Must Win! announcing prohibition sermon and concert by family quartet; copy prints of photographs: "Niagara Prohibition Brass Band" and Prohibition candidate Eugene Chafin rally, 1912, Lockport, N.Y. DVD holds enhanced photos of the band.
Collected postcards of Quaker meeting houses; Golden Anniversary of the Hulls in 1922 clipping; George Hull poem (typed by G. Albert Hull, 1963; descendants of George and Juliaetta Hull, no dates; "Peace Anthem" by words by John Hull. [Copies of donor's correspondence 2012 included - has additional information about family]