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"A Short Narrative of the Life of Jane Hoskins"


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.

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Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections
Hoskins, Jane, 1694-1764
"A Short Narrative of the Life of Jane Hoskins"
Call Number:
04 Linear feet
Cite as:
"A Short Narrative of the Life of Jane Hoskins" (MC.975.07.048), Quaker & Special Collections, Haverford College, Haverford, PA.
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Jane Fenn Hoskins (1694-1764), was a Quaker minister, and the author of her autobiography, "The Spiritual Sufferings of That Faithful Servant of Christ Jane Hoskens, a Public Preacher among the People Called Quakers." She was born in London in 1694, and travelled to Philadelphia, Pa. in 1712, at the age of nineteen. As a Quaker minister, she travelled to Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, Barbados, Rhode Island, Nantucket, Massachusetts, New York, and New Jersey. Jane Hoskins died in 1764.

Scope and Contents

This collection is comprised of the single volume autobiography of Jane Hoskins, entitled "A Short Narrative of the Life of Jane Hoskins." The autobiography details her early life, an account of her convincement (i.e. conversion to Quakerism), her passage to Pennsylvania as an indentured servant, her Quaker beliefs and religious reflection.

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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).



Processing Information

Processed by Kara Flynn; completed October 2015.

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Related Materials

Related materials

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Controlled Access Headings

  • Autobiographies
  • Manuscripts
  • Quaker women
  • Quakers -- Travel
  • Quakers--History
  • Quakers--Pennsylvania
  • Women travelers

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Collection Inventory

Manuscript, Undated.