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"George Fox, Quakers, Negroes, and Slavery on Barbados, 1671-1675"
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- "George Fox, Quakers, Negroes, and Slavery on Barbados, 1671-1675"
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- 0.13 Linear feet
Cite as:"George Fox, Quakers, Negroes, and Slavery on Barbados, 1671-1675" (MC.975.07.063), Quaker & Special Collections, Haverford College, Haverford, PA.
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George Fox (1624 – 1691) was an English Dissenter and a founder of the Religious Society of Friends, commonly known as the Quakers or Friends. George Fox was born in Dreyton-in-the-Clay, now called Fenny Drayton, in Leicestershire, England in 1624. He was the son of Christopher Fox, a weaver, and Mary Lago Fox.
Fox left Drayton-in-the-clay in 1643, to travel around the country as his religious beliefs began to take shape.In 1647, Fox began to preach publicly. Fox married Margaret Fell in 1669. His ministry expanded and he undertook tours of North America and the Low Countries. Between these tours, he was imprisoned for more than a year. He spent the final decade of his life working in London to organize the expanding Quaker movement. George Fox died in 1691.
Edward A. Manice graduated from Yale University in 1945.
Scope and Contents
This collection is comprised of the single carbon copy manuscript of Edward A Manice's "George Fox, Quakers, Negroes, and Slavery on Barbados 1671-1675." The manuscript describes the ways in which Quakers in Philadelphia and surrounding areas engaged with slavery in Barbados in the seventeenth century. The manuscript was written as an essay for his senior history class at Yale University.
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Kara Flynn
Standard Federal Copyright Law Applies (U.S. Title 17).
Processed by Kara Flynn; completed October 2015.
Controlled Access Headings
- Fox, George, 1624-1691
- Society of Friends--Barbados