Amna C. Stabler Family Papers, 1675-1864

(1 box; 0.5 linear feet)

RG5/204


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Table of contents
Abstract
The Amna C. Stabler Family Papers are a collection of miscellaneous manuscripts relating to Quakers and the Society of Friends in southeastern New York State.

Background note:
BIOGRAPHICAL AND HISTORICAL Amna C. (Amna Cope) Stabler was the wife of Edward Russell Stabler. His father, Edward L. (Edward Lincoln) Stabler of Greenwich, Connecticut, lent at least part of the collection to New York Yearly Meeting (?) in 1957, according to a note found with the materials. Edward L. Stabler was the son of Louisa M. Field Stabler and the grandson of Mary Hartshorne Stabler.

Scope and content
SCOPE AND CONTENT The Amna C. Stabler Papers are a collection of miscellaneous manuscripts relating to Quakers and the Society of Friends in southeastern New York State. Of particular interest are several letters addressed to John Bowne (1627-1695) from England, and a commonplace book, probably of Edward S. Willets, with an obituary for Matthew Franklin (1815), The Speech of Sagoua Fla (1811), Address of the Seneca Indians to Dewitt Clinton (1818), An Indian Oration on the Death of Commodore Decater (sic.) (1820), and Circumstance related by Samuel Parsons (1826). Also included are a commonplace-book, belonging to Deborah M. Field, with an opening passage from Scripture inscribed to her and signed by Elias Hicks (silhouette of Elias Hicks inserted in front of book) as well as an inspirational passage from Jesse Kersey, a School Fund Account Book (kept by Isaac T. Hopper), and a collection of financial papers related to the building of the Pearl Street Meeting House in New York City, 1774-75.

Arrangement
Arrangement The collection is divided into five series:


Added entries

Subjects
  • Bowne family
  • Hunt family
  • Quaker church building--New York (State)--New York
  • Seneca Indians --New York (State)
  • Society of Friends--New York (State)
Additional Authors and Contributors
  • Bowne, John, 1627-1695
  • Hicks, Elias, 1748-1830
  • Monthly Meeting of New York (Society of Friends: ca. 1671-1828: New York, N.Y.)
  • New York Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Hicksite: 1828-1957: New York, N.Y.)
  • New York Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends
  • New York Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Hicksite: 1828-1955)
  • Parsons, Samuel, 1774-1841
Credits
Processed by: POD
Date: 1999
Restrictions: Use Restrictions Copyright has not been assigned to Friends Historical Library All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in to the Director. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Friends Historical Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by reader.


Inventory

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE RECORDS
Notes
Note to Researchers: To request materials, please note both the location and box numbers shown below:

Ser. 1 Bowne Family, 1679-1717

Letter, Jone Brocksopp to John Bowne, London 1679 Box 1

Letter, John Burnyeat to John Bowne, Little Nonmanton (sic.) 1680 Box 1

Certificate of removal, Harmanus King from Flushing to Chesterfield, N.J
signed by Samuel Bowne
1699 Box 1

Marriage certificate, Richard Lawrence and Hannah Bowne, Flushing 1717 (copy from copper plate) Box 1

Ser. 2. Hunt Family, 1774-1799

Deed, Benjamin Ferris to Joshua Hunt
164 acres in Harrison's Purchase, Westchester County, N.Y.
1774 Box 1

Apprenticeship agreement
William Thorn of Flushing to Joshua Hunt, "tayler"
1790 Box 1

Financial agreement, Jordan Seaman of Jericho and widow Mary Hunt of Jerusalem, Hempstead
"whereas a marriage is shortly intended to be had and solemnised between the said Jordan Seaman and the said Mary Hunt"
1799 Box 1

Ser. 3 Other Family Papers, 1680-1856

Condemnation, Christopher Holder c. 1680 Box 1

Release of debt, Barbary Briggs
release of debt owed to her husband, Nathaniel Briggs, by George Langly of New Shorum (sic)
1691 Box 1

Condemnation Martha Smith, Herricks
for marrying out
1707 Box 1

Indenture, John and Catharine Marsh to Thomas Brown, Woodbridge, N.J. 1781 Box 1

Manumission certificate, Philener Hunt
signed by Mary Seaman, Jericho, confirmed by her husband, Jordan Seaman
1799 Box 1

Receipt book, John Merritt 1804-23 Box 1

Federal Republican and Commercial Gazette
Georgetown, Vol.VI, No.852
1812 Box 1

Commonplace book, probably of Edward S. Willets
with obituary for Matthew Franklin (1815), The Speech of Sagoua Fla (1811), Address of the Seneca Indians to Dewitt Clinton (1818), An Indian Oration on the Death of Commodore Decater (sic.) (1820), and Circumstance related by Samuel Parsons (1826)
1820-1821 Box 1

Directions "To draw a Tooth without pain"
[n.d., notes on verso dated 1824 and 1825].
1825 Box 1

"Circumstances related by Samuel Parsons as he had it from Stephen Greelett [sic]..." c.1825 Box 1

Commonplace-book, Deborah M. Field
opening passage from Scripture inscribed to her and signed by Elias Hicks (Silhouette of Elias Hicks inserted in front of book), passage from Jesse Kersey, etc.
1829-1841 Box 1

The Friend,
Vol. 1, no. 4
1832 Box 1

Household Account Book, [Long Island?] 1841-1853 Box 1

Poetic "Address" by Cynthia Bullock
in embossed print for the use of blind persons
1847 Box 1

Letter with "A Poem on the death of Abraham Hicks," by Mary Thorne
to Rachel Hooks, Sen., Westbury
1856 Box 1

"Counsel to Friends' Children" et.al.
pp. 51-56 (book unidentified)
n.d. Box 1

Ser. 4.1 Society of Friends records: Pearl Street Meeting House, 1774-1775

Financial papers
8 documents relating to the building of the "New Meeting House" (Pearl Street), New York City
1774-1775 Box 1

Ser. 4.2 Society of Friends records, 1675-1865
Financial Records, Epistles, & Extracts


"A Testimony given Forth by Friends against a People who stilled themselves New or Young Friends," Flushing 1675 Box 1

Subscription list, Gough's History of the People Called Quakers 1788 Box 1

School Fund Account Book
kept by Isaac T. Hopper
1832-1836 Box 1

Epistle, Meeting for Sufferings, New York Yearly Meeting (Clerk's Draft) to Meeting for Sufferings, Philadelphia Yearly Meeting 1774 Box 1

Epistle, Meeting for Sufferings, Philadelphia Yearly Meeting to Meeting for Sufferings, New York Yearly Meeting 1774 (2 pages, 3rd apparently missing) Box 1

Extracts, New-York Yearly Meeting 1808 Box 1

Epistle, London Yearly Meeting to subordinate meetings 1811 Box 1

Extracts, New York Yearly Meeting 1812 Box 1

Epistle, London Yearly Meeting to subordinate meetings 1816 Box 1

Epistle, Yearly Meeting of Women Friends, New York Yearly Meeting (Hicksite) to subordinate meetings 1833 Box 1

Epistle, New York Yearly Meeting (Hicksite) to subordinate meetings 1834 Box 1

Epistle, London Yearly Meeting to subordinate meetings
printed by Providence, Knowles, Anthony, & Co., Printers, 1865
1864 Box 1