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"The Short Journal of George Fox"


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
"The Short Journal of George Fox"
Call Number:
08 Linear feet
Cite as:
"The Short Journal of George Fox" (MC.975.07.134), 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.

Scope and Contents

This collection is comprised of the single volume, handwritten copy of "The Short Journal of George Fox," transcribed from the original by Emily Jermyn. The manuscript describes the life of George Fox.

Administrative Information

Publication Information

Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections,  February 2016

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 February 2016.

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Related Materials

Related Materials

  • MC 862 George Fox papers
  • MC 975.07.031 "Book of Epistles of George Fox, Founder of Quakerism"
  • MC 975.07.117 "Episltes and Sermons of George Fox"

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Controlled Access Headings

  • Biographies
Personal Name(s)
  • Fox, George, 1624-1691
  • Manuscripts
  • Quakers
  • Quakers--Great Britain
  • Quakers--History

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Collection Inventory

Manuscript, Undated.