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"George Fox, Quakers, Negroes, and Slavery on Barbados, 1671-1675"

975.07.063

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in our reading room, and not digitally available through the web.

Summary Information

Repository:
Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections
Title:
"George Fox, Quakers, Negroes, and Slavery on Barbados, 1671-1675"
Date:
1946
Call Number:
975.07.063
Extent:
0.13 Linear feet
Language:
English
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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Biography/History

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.

Administrative Information

Publication Information

Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections,  October 2015

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Kara Flynn

Use Restrictions

Standard Federal Copyright Law Applies (U.S. Title 17).

Acquisition

Unknown.

Processing Information

Processed by Kara Flynn; completed October 2015.

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Controlled Access Headings

Form/Genre(s)
  • Manuscripts
Personal Name(s)
  • Fox, George, 1624-1691
Subject(s)
  • Quakers
  • Quakers--History
  • Slavery--Barbados.
  • Society of Friends--Barbados

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Collection Inventory

Manuscript, 1946.