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Box 8

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Contains 83 Results:

White, George F. (New York) to Ferris, Benjamin, 1840

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3 ALS. White was a popular New York Quaker minister with extremely conservative views against Quakers participation reform societies, including women's rights and abolition. Two of the letters include long commentary of published religious tracts.

Dates: 1840

White, John J. (Philadelphia), 1851-1854, n.d.

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7 ALsS and poem by him. 7mo 19, 1851, interesting in his views of review pre-publication by the Meeting for Sufferings, specifically in the case of Journal of John Comly for which the family elected to select their own committee. 1854 hopes for an eventual reunification of the Society.

Dates: 1851-1854, n.d.

Whitely, A. to Ferris, Benjamin, 1847

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ALS in which he lists the Queries used by the Nicholites. He writes that he attended a service early in his life.

Dates: 1847

Willets, Amos (New York) to BF#, 1831

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ALS with news about Friends, including note that John and Phebe Merrit are on a visit to Nantucket. Willets was a wealthy New York merchant and patron of the artist Edward Hicks, to whom was related.

Dates: 1831

Willets, Amos (New York) to BF#, 1848-1853

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12 ALsS concerning Ferris's dissatisfaction with a coat manufactured by Willets. Also financial disagreement between the Ann P. Merritt and Abraham Merritt (?), illness among the Indians. Report of the yearly meeting. 8mo 1849 letters reports cholera epidemic, the illness and death of Edward Hicks, and the illness of Abraham Hicks, son of Rachel (Seaman) Hicks. 1850, mentions mixed reviews to John D. Wright's ministry.

Dates: 1848-1853

Willets, Amos (New York), 1854-1856

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12 ALsS with ALS (copy) from Ferris. Includes the report of the death of Rachel Hicks's only surviving child, Abraham, 11 mo 1, 1854. Mentions controversy about the Abraham Hicks testimony, very approving of Ferris's publication on music. Traveling with Quaker minister Rachel Hicks in 1856 until he had to abbreviate his trip when his wife, Caroline, suffered a fall. Caroline Willets was Rachel Hicks most frequent travel companion.

Dates: 1854-1856

Willets, Joseph (New York), 1851

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ALS inviting Ferris to stay at his home when he attends yearly meeting.

Dates: 1851

Wilson, Jesse S. (Richmond), 1855

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ALS notes the prospect of a Friend giving up his music.

Dates: 1855

Wright, John D. (New York) to Ferris, Benjamin, 1853 11mo 18

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ALS asking Ferris's thoughts on a proposal laid before Nine Partners Trust Society to establish a lunatic asylum under the care of Friends

Dates: 1853 11mo 18