Quaker Connections: Doan’s Kidney Pills

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”

Elizabeth Robson’s Visit to Upper Canada, 1824–25

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”

New to the Website

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”

Our Enduring Heritage: Yonge Street Friends Burial Ground, Newmarket, Ontario

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”

Friends Historical Library Provides Minute Book Images

Canadian Friends Historical Association (CFHA) is pleased to announce the latest collaboration with Friends Historical Library at Swarthmore College, Pennsylvania. Arrangements are now in place for staff at Friends Historical Library to provide CFHA with digital images of three late eighteenth-century minute books for transcription. . . . (Click here to read more) “Friends Historical Library Provides Minute Book Images”