Halliday Jackson Manuscripts, 1755-1833

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RG5/182


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Abstract
Halliday Jackson (1771-1835) was a Quaker minister from New Garden and Darby, Pa.. From 1798 to 1800 he joined the Quaker mission to the Seneca Indians organized by the Indian Committee of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting. Shortly after his return from the mission to the Seneca, Halliday Jackson married Jane Hough and moved to Darby, Pa. Following Jane's death in 1830, Halliday Jackson remarried in 1833 to Ann P. Paschall (1792-1874), also a Quaker minister. These records contain documents relating to the work of Halliday Jackson (1771-1835), Pennsylvania Quaker minister to the Indians. Includes correspondence, journals, copy work in prose and poetry, a history of the Separation of 1828, papers on Indian affairs. One journal concerns a visit to the Quakers in Ohio in 1816. Correspondents include Benjamin Ferris, Edward Garrigues, David Seaman, Micajah Collins, George Dillwyn, William Poole, Jesse Kersey, Halliday Jackson, John Jackson. The correspondence deals extensively with the Separation within the Society of Friends.

Background note:
Halliday Jackson (1771-1835) was born 8 mo, 31, 1771, the son of Isaac and Phebe (Halliday) Jackson of New Garden Monthly Meeting, Pa.. He married Jane Hough (1777-1830) in 1801, and they had twelve children. In 1803, the family transferred to Darby Monthly Meeting,, Delaware Co., Pa. After Jane’s death, he married Ann P. Paschall (1792-1874), who was the widow of Thomas Paschall of Darby, Pa., and a Quaker minister.

From 1798 to 1800 he joined the Quaker mission to the Seneca Indians organized by the Indian Committee of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting. The Quaker settlement was located at Geneshunguhta on the Allegheny River in New York State, just north of the Pennsylvania border. In 1806 Jackson visited the mission, which had been relocated to Tunesassa, with John Philips and Isaac Bonsall. In 1816 and 1838, he made religious visits to Ohio. In the Separation of 1828, Jackson affiliated with the Hicksite in the Society of Friends.

Two of Halliday and Jane’s children were ministers. Mary Jackson (1803-1874) married first Oliver W. Schofield and second John Child. Their son, John Jackson (1809-1855) was approved minister and with his wife, Rachel T. Jackson, established the Sharon Female Boarding School in Darby, Pa. John Jackson was an active member of the Delaware County Institute for Science and traveled widely in the ministry.

Scope and content
Contains documents relating to the work of Halliday Jackson (1771-1835), Pennsylvania Quaker minister to the Indians. Includes correspondence, journals, copy work in prose and poetry, a history of the Separation of 1828, papers on Indian affairs. One journal concerns a visit to the Quakers in Ohio in 1816. Correspondents include Benjamin Ferris, Edward Garrigues, David Seaman, Micajah Collins, George Dillwyn, William Poole, Jesse Kersey, Halliday Jackson, John Jackson. The correspondence deals extensively with the Separation within the Society of Friends.


Administrative and Other Descriptive Information

Restrictions
Collection is open for research.

Copyright has not been assigned to the Repositories. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to the individual Meeting or its successor. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Repositories as the holder(s) of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by reader.

Acquisition Information
Deposit. Donor: S. T. and I. T. Child, 1876; Donor: Martha and Eliza H. Schofield, 1910, 1912; Donor: Herbert W. Jackson and Elizabeth Jackson Shaffner, 1950; Purchase: Letterbook, 1969; Donor: Ruth Porter Powers, 1979; Donor: Warner Jackson; Donor: Mr. and Mrs. Fisher A. Buell, Jr.

Letterbooks purchased from dealer, 1969. Earlier items transferred from Jackson Small Collection were gifts of Martha and Eliza Schofield, Herbert W. Jackson, and Elizabeth Jackson Shaffner. Miscellaneous Manuscripts added to the collection were from a number of sources, mostly descendents of Halliday Jackson. The journal of a visit to Friends in Ohio, 1816, was one of the first manuscript donations in 1876 to Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College, then known as the Anson Lapham Repository.

Processing information
Formerly catalogued as Jackson (Halliday) Manuscripts. The manuscript collection was created from a number of sources, probably circa 1969 when the letterbooks were purchased. It combined items originally catalogued as Miscellaneous Manuscripts with manuscripts in a Jackson Small Collection and the letterbooks.

The “Letterbooks” were received as manuscript letters sewn together as four separate volumes and were fully individually catalogued in the old card catalogue. The Notebook of poems and prose was catalogued briefly under the old system.

In 1987, the collection was transferred to Record Group 5 and renamed the Halliday Jackson Manuscripts. A new finding aid was produced in 2002.

Related material
The journal, Some Account of a Visit... to the Friends at Tunesassa & Indians liveing on Allegany and Ca[tta]raugus Rivers (folder 4) was edited by George S. Snyderman and published as, "Halliday Jackson's Journal of a Visit to the Indians of New York (1806)" in Proceedings of The American Philosophical Society, Volume 101, Number 6 (December 1957).

The Journal of John Philips (1806) also describes the same visit. The Philips Journal is at the Quaker Collection, Haverford College Library, and it was edited by Merle H. Deardorff and George S. Snyderman and published as "A Nineteenth-Century Journal of a Visit to the Indians of New York" in Proceedings of The American Philosophical Society, Volume 100, Number 6 (December 1956).

See also RG 2/Ph Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends. Indian Committee.

See also Burr Manuscripts and Southard Manuscripts for material documenting the Hicksite position in the Separation of 1827/28.

Halliday Jackson published Civilization of the Indian Natives (Philadelphia: Marcus T.C. Gould, 1830), a history of Quaker work with the Indians from 1795, stressing the work of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting with the Senecas.

Chester County Historical Society, Chester County, Pa., has a collection of Halliday Jackson manuscripts. An inventory is included in RG 5/182 Administrative folder.

"Halliday Jackson's Journal to the Seneca Indians, 1798-1800," edited by Anthony F. C. Wallace, reprinted from Pennsylvania History, Vol. XIX (April and July, 1952). This Journal is located at the Chester County Historical Society.


Added entries

Subjects
  • Church controversies -- Society of Friends
  • Indians of North America -- New York (State)
  • Jackson, Halliday, 1771-1835
  • Lay Ministry -- Society of Friends
  • Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of Friends (Hicksite : 1827-1955).
  • Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends. Indian Committee.
  • Quakers -- New York
  • Quakers -- Ohio
  • Quakers -- Pennsylvania
  • Quakers -- Relations with Indians
  • Quakers -- Social life and customs
  • Seneca Indians
  • Society of Friends -- Ohio
  • Society of Friends -- Pennsylvania
  • Society of Friends -- Doctrines -- History -- 19th Century
  • Society of Friends -- Hicksite separation
  • Society of Friends -- Indian affairs

    Additional Authors and Contributors
  • Collins, Micajah, 1764-1827
  • Dillwyn, George, 1738-1820
  • Ferris, Benjamin, 1780-1867
  • Garrigues, Edward, 1756-1845
  • Jackson, Halliday, 1771-1835
  • Jackson, John, 1809-1855
  • Kersey, Jesse, 1768-1845
  • Poole, William, 1764-1829
  • Seaman, David, 1791-1844

    Contact information

    Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

     


    Collection inventory

    Note to Researchers: These records may only be consulted at Swarthmore, and are not available through inter-Library loan.


    Commonplace Book, 1793-1799

    Commonplace book (manuscript verse and prose)
    1793-1799
    (1 vol.)

    Commonplace book, includes an account of David Sands’ suffering during the American Revolution and a memorial to Susanna Parrish by Joseph Parrish.

    Halliday Jackson's book, 1799

    Correspondence
    [1798-1800]
    (1 folder)

    Correspondence between the Committee on Indian Affairs at Philadelphia [Philadelphia Yearly Meeting] and the Friends residing amongst the Seneca Nation of Indians settled on the Allegheny River . (Copies of the correspondence kept in a notebook.

    Memorial and Petition to Virginia Legislature
    1810-11
    (1 item)

    The Memorial and Petition of the Religious Society of Friends Commonly Called Quakers, to the Legislature of Virginia, 11mo 17, 1810 (copied from a newspaper, 1mo1811).

    Catalogue of books
    2mo 15, 1824.
    (1 vol.)

    Catalogue of books belonging to H[alliday] J[ackson].

    Some account of my residence among the Indians, ca.1800

    Some account of my residence among the Indians
    [1800?]
    (1 folder)

    Some Account of a Visit to the Friends at Tunesassa & Indians liveing on Allegany and Ca[tta]raugus Rivers, 1806

    Ms journal.
    1806
    (1 vol.)

    Typescript of Halliday Jackson's journal.
    n.d.
    (1 folder)



    Visit to the Meetings of Friends in the State of Ohio, 1816

    Memorandums kept on a visit to the Meetings of Friends in the State of Ohio
    [6mo 12, 1816 - 10mo 21, 1816].
    (1 folder)

    Memorandums kept on a visit to the Meetings of Friends in the State of Ohio some parts of Pennsylvania & Virginia Performed by Leatitia [sic] Ware accompanied by Martha Rose and Halliday Jackson . [Manuscript appears to be in Halliday Jackson's handwriting and a slightly edited version of journal in folder 6.]

    Visit to Friends in the State of Ohio in company with Letitia Ware and Martha Rose, 1816

    Memorandums of a visit to friends in the State of Ohio in company with Letitia Ware and Martha Rose
    1816
    (1 folder)

    Memorandums of a visit to friends in the State of Ohio in company with Letitia Ware and Martha Rose . [Gift of a descendent of Halliday Jackson and seems to be the original travel journal from which a copy in Folder 5 was made, possibly in same hand.]

    Darby Assessment, 1831

    Darby Asses[s]ment
    1831
    (1 folder)

    Darby Asses[s]ment, 1831. Halliday Jackson, assessor. A return of the taxable property with the valuation thereof, and tax on taxable persons in Darby [PA] Township, taken for the trien[n]iel asses[s]ment for the year 1831.

    History of the Separation of the Society of Friends, ca.1832

    Manuscript
    ca.1832
    (1 folder)

    “A History of the separation that has taken place in the society of Friends, shewing the primary causes that have operated to produce it, the means by which it was effected, and the subsequent conduct of the two parties in relation to it.” [by Halliday Jackson, 1832?]. Deposited for Safe keeping in the George Burr Box, at the Fire Proof Race Street Meeting House, by the Heirs of the Author. Philadelphia 4th month 1875.

    Letterbooks, 1797-1833

    Letterbook no. 1
    1797-1833
    (1 folder)

    45 letters, 1797-1833, stitched together. Authors include Halliday Jackson, Noah Haines, Benjamin Ferris, Edward Garrigues, David Seaman, Micajah Collins, George Dillwyn.

    Letterbook no. 2
    1819-1828
    (1 folder)

    51 letters, 1819-1828, stitched together. Recipients are Halliday Jackson and Edward Garrigues. Authors include Noah Haines, Benjamin Ferris, David Seaman, William Poole, Jesse Kersey, Valentine Hicks

    Letterbook no. 3
    1827-1829
    (1 folder)

    44 letters, 1827-1829, stitched together. Recipients are Halliday and Jane Jackson, Jesse Kersey, William Poole. Authors include Halliday Jackson, Lydia Lundy, Noah Haines.

    Letterbook no. 4, 1829-1830
    1829-1830
    (1 folder)

    15 letters, 1829-1830, stitched together. Recipients are Halliday and Jane Jackson. Authors include Lydia Lundy, Noah Haines, and other Ohio Quakers.