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"Epistles and Sermons of George Fox"

975.07.117

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
Creator:
Fox, George, 1624-1691
Title:
"Epistles and Sermons of George Fox"
Date:
1683
Call Number:
975.07.117
Extent:
0.13 Linear feet
Language:
English
Cite as:
"Epistles and Sermons of George Fox" (MC.975.07.117), 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

Scope and Contents

This collection is comprised of the single, handwritten volume of the epistles and sermons of George Fox, ca. 1683. The inside cover of a later binding attributes the volume to Thomas Richardson, dated 1714. However, it has been speculated that the volume may have been written originally by one of George Fox’s secretaries.

Administrative Information

Publication Information

Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections,  November 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 November 2015.

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Related Materials

Related Materials

MC 862 George Fox papers

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Controlled Access Headings

Form/Genre(s)
  • Letters
  • Manuscripts
  • Sermons
Subject(s)
  • Quakers
  • Quakers--History

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Collection Inventory

Manuscript, 1683. 0.13 Linear feet.