Join us Saturday, January 29th, for the second lecture in CFHA’s Quakerism in the Atlantic World series. Our speaker is Quaker scholar Betsy Cazden who will discuss her chapter, “‘Within the Bounds of their Circumstances:’ The Testimony of Inequality among Eighteenth-Century New England Friends.”
Registration for CFHA’s lecture series, Quakerism in the Atlantic World, is now open. All are welcome to attend the lectures and are we encourage you to share this link with friends and colleagues who will find the series of interest.
Happy New Year!
The Canadian Friends Historical Association is excited to announce our upcoming lecture series. Given the success of the keynote presentation at our last AGM by the authors of Quakerism in the Atlantic World, 1690-1830, we have invited each author back to share their findings in a series of ten online lectures. . . . (Click here to read more) “Upcoming Lecture Series – Quakerism in the Atlantic World”
Preserving History: FHL Provides CFHA with Digital Images of the Earliest Nine Partners Monthly Meeting Books (1769 – 1851).
Friends Historical Library (FHL) at Swarthmore College, PA, hosts one of the most extensive archives of early American Quaker meeting minute books and other documents to be found anywhere in North America.
All books were photographed in 1950 by Latter-day Saints in Salt Lake City and are of a very high quality. . . . (Click here to read more) “Preserving History: FHL Provides CFHA with Digital Images of the Earliest Nine Partners Monthly Meeting Books (1769 – 1851).”
We’ve updated our Digital Archive with a new upload: Maps and Charts of Quaker Meetings in Canada, New York, and Pennsylvania.
This resource includes a map and two charts from Arthur G. Dorland’s 1927 book, A History of the Society of Friends (Quakers) in Canada. . . . (Click here to read more) “New Resource: Maps and Charts of Quaker Meetings in Upper Canada, NY, and PA”
This photo of Elma Starr, taken 29 June 1974 by Keith Beaty for the Toronto Star, shows Elma in front of the Yonge Street meeting house. The photo was taken in anticipation of the 1810 meeting house getting central heating, electric lights, and running water. . . . (Click here to read more) “Elma Starr in 1974”
Hannah Doan (alternatively spelled Doane) was born 13 April 1812 near York, Ontario, and died 6 February 1901. Her parents, Ebenezer Doan and Elizabeth Paxson, emigrated from Bucks County, Pennsylvania, to Upper Canada in 1808 where they joined the Yonge Street Monthly Meeting. . . . (Click here to read more) “Canadian Quaker Highlight: Hannah Doan Lundy”
Thank you to everyone who participated in our Annual General Meeting this year! This was our second virtual gathering, allowing for a number of attendees from a distance to participate.
Our thanks and appreciation also go to the keynote presentation panelists who shared about their research from Quakerism in the Atlantic World, 1690-1830, including Robynne Rogers Healey, Richard C. . . . (Click here to read more) “AGM 2021 Highlights”
A reminder that CFHA’s Annual General Meeting is fast approaching! Our meeting will take place online this Saturday, September 18th (beginning at 0800 Pacific, 1100 Eastern, 1600 UK).
We’re thrilled to have a Keynote Presentation beforehand by the authors of Quakerism in the Atlantic World, 1690-1830. . . . (Click here to read more) “Upcoming Keynote Presentation & AGM”
This week on the blog, we’re featuring two photos from the Elgin County Archives. The photos, taken in 1954, depict Friends after the 1954 Half-Yearly Meeting at Yarmouth meetinghouse in Sparta, Ontario. The photos were originally taken for an article in the St. . . . (Click here to read more) “1954 Half-Yearly Meeting Photos at Yarmouth”