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”
A few weeks ago at the Conference of Quaker Historians and Archivists, I connected with Kyle Jolliffe, a scholar who has written extensively for the CFHA. Part of the paper I gave at the conference discussed the Norwich Monthly Meeting and its progenitor, Peter Lossing (1761-1833). . . . (Click here to read more) “Norwich Series: A Pamphlet on Doctrine”
Know an undergraduate or graduate student interested in Quaker history? The second annual Lucretia Mott Student Essay Award is being hosted by Azusa Pacific University’s Quaker Studies program.
Students are invited to submit papers for the “Lucretia Mott Student Essay Award.” . . . (Click here to read more) “Calling all Students for the Lucretia Mott Student Essay Award”
Last month, the blog featured articles by German Friend Lutz Caspers detailing early Quakerism in Germany, nineteenth century Quakerism, and Quakers in twentieth-century Germany. CFHA’s co-founder Kathleen Hertzberg (then Kathleen Brookhouse), spent time in pre-World War Two Germany with British Friends, and her daughter, Evelyn Schmitz-Hertzberg, has provided the blog with two photos of Kathleen’s time there. . . . (Click here to read more) “Kathleen Hertzberg at Germany Yearly Meeting”
Every June 13th, the Uxbridge Quaker Meeting House hosts an annual service. This year, on its 212th anniversary service (and 201st anniversary of the meeting house), Chair Rob Croxall and several committee friends worked to provide an online service that can be viewed via YouTube. . . . (Click here to read more) “Uxbridge Quaker Meeting House Annual Service Online”
Moore Family Reunion and Presentations 2021
July 17, 2021 via Zoom
All are welcome to attend the upcoming 2021 Moore Family Reunion, which includes three presentations that are of note to CFHA members. This event is a gathering of the descendants and friends of Samuel Moore I, of the Massachusetts Bay Colony and the Province of New Jersey, born c. . . . (Click here to read more) “Moore Family Reunion & Presentations”
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”
On the subject of marriage, William Penn wrote, “Never marry but for love; but see that thou lovest what is lovely.” Marriage was an expectation for most young Quakers, yet the practice of endogamy and the parameters surrounding marriage set out by Quaker discipline governed the choices Friends made. . . . (Click here to read more) “Marriage and Faith Adherence: An Early Canadian Quaker Love Story”
We’ve updated our transcriptions page with a new upload: Muncy Monthly Meeting, 1819–1834, as well as Certificates of Removal, 1797–1808.
You can also see the PDF here: https://cfha.info/MuncyMM1819-34.pdf
This new transcription is two books in one. The first forty-seven pages include removal certificates from 1797 to 1808 and record a number of removals from the Muncy Meeting in Pennsylvania to Pelham Meeting in the Niagara area and the Yonge St Meeting in the Newmarket area. . . . (Click here to read more) “New Transcription: Muncy Monthly Meeting, 1819 – 1834”
An exciting new anthology, Quakerism in the Atlantic World, 1690–1830, is coming out this May. Edited by Robynne Rogers Healey, the anthology features articles on Quaker testimonies and practices, Quakerism in community and in the world, and expressions of Quakerism around the Atlantic world. . . . (Click here to read more) “New Anthology Coming Soon on Eighteenth-Century Quakers”