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Manuscript Group 982, Ann Nicholson (fl. 1819), Quaker
Book of essays and verse, 1819, 0.1 linear feet / 1 volume
Call Number: MG 982
Selected verse and notes on Quaker meetings in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Salem, New Jersey.
Ann Nicholson (fl. 1819), possibly a descendant of the Nicholson family that arrived in New Jersey in 1675 with John Fenwick, was a Quaker who attended religious meetings in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Salem, New Jersey.
The source of this collection is unknown.
This book, kept by Ann Nicholson, contains notes on public prayers, speeches, and religious poetry dating from the early 19th century, and documents Quaker activities in New Jersey and Pennsylvania during the period.
The contents of the book are as follows:
The First Public Prayer of Nicholas Waln, Uttered in Friends Meeting House in Market Street, Philadelphia
A Dream of Samuel Hackett (a poem)
A Farewell to Elias Hicks (a poem)
Epitaph on a Young Woman (a poem)
On the Death of Beulah Nicholson (a poem signed by A. Nicholson)
Farewell to Priscillix (a poem)
Essay on the religious meeting in Salem, NJ, March 23, 1819
To the Memory of the late George Dillington, of Burlington (a poem signed by Ann Nicholson)
Stanzas (by R. H. Wield of Georgia)
What to Charity (a poem by "The Boston bard")
Lines by William Williams
Processed by Irina Peris, December 1999 as part of the "Farm to City" project funded by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
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