In this month’s Founders and Builders Series, we introduce you to Sandra Fuller. Sandra served as secretary for a number of years and has written many articles for the Canadian Quaker History Journal and the CFHA Newsletter. Her work has contributed greatly to the success of CFHA. . . . (Click here to read more) “Founders and Builders Series: Sandra Fuller”
In this month’s Founders and Builders Series, we introduce you to Albert Schrauwers, a steadfast member who has contributed greatly to the success of CFHA.
By Ruth Jeffery-Maclean
Albert Schrauwers has been an integral part of the work of CFHA for many years.
Registration for this year’s Conference of Quaker Historians and Archivists (CQHA) is now open. The conference is taking place online June 24–26 and is free for everyone to attend. Information on the conference can be found here, and you can register directly here. . . . (Click here to read more) “Registration Now Open for Conference of Quaker Historians and Archivists”
Doan’s Kidney Pills, a widely used brand of pills that gained popularity throughout the United States and Britain in the early twentieth century, claimed Canadian Quaker origins in their advertising. The pills were said to help a number of ‘female complaints,’ including kidney disease, back pain, nervousness, headaches, and restlessness. . . . (Click here to read more) “Quaker Connections: Doan’s Kidney Pills”
In the 1820s, North American Quakers were locked in disputes that divided the Religious Society of Friends in the Hicksite-Orthodox Separation of 1827–28. In the years preceding the separation, several influential English Quaker ministers—especially women—dedicated themselves to travelling throughout North America trying to correct what they saw as the flawed doctrine espoused by Friends known as Hicksites. . . . (Click here to read more) “Elizabeth Robson’s Visit to Upper Canada, 1824–25”
We are excited to share this guest post from Cathy Miles Grant about her father, Frank Miles. An American citizen at the time he served with the Friends Ambulance Unit in China, Frank Miles was naturalized Canadian after he and his wife Pat Miles moved to Canada in 1974. . . . (Click here to read more) “Canadian Quaker Highlight: Frank Miles”
In 1961 MacLean’s, a Canadian news magazine, published John Gray’s article titled “How Seven Families Really Got Away from it All.” The article introduced Canadians and other readers of MacLean’s to the Quaker community of Argenta in the west Kootenay region of British Columbia. . . . (Click here to read more) “Argenta: An Intentional Canadian Quaker Community”
A few new changes have come to CFHA’s website. Our events page has been updated with more information about Friendly Fridays. These free sessions are ongoing and new participants are always welcome! If you’re interested in attending a Friendly Fridays session and delving into the journal of George Fox, you can find more information and register on our events page. . . . (Click here to read more) “New to the Website”
In this month’s Founders and Builders Series, we introduce you to David L. Newlands, an early member of CFHA and a dedicated advocate for Quaker heritage in Canada. David has held various roles in the CFHA and has contributed numerous publications to the Canadian Quaker History Journal. . . . (Click here to read more) “Founders and Builders Series: David L. Newlands”
Quakers in the Thirteen Colonies
During the 1770s Quakers living in North America had large families and, like many settlers at that time, found that land for younger family members was becoming scarce and expensive. So began the great westward migration. . . . (Click here to read more) “Our Enduring Heritage: Yonge Street Friends Burial Ground, Newmarket, Ontario”