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Watson Library Quaker Collections

This page features links to full-text documents selected from the Quaker Rare or other Quaker collections in the Watson Library, Wilmington College (Oh). These documents are made available because of their importance, rarity, or popularity with researchers.

Alphabetical Order by Title:

APPEAL. Indiana Yearly Meeting of Anti-Slavery Friends held at Newport, Wayne County, Ia. by adjournments from the 4th to the 9th of the 9th mo. inclusive, 1843.

Electronic reproduction of the 8-page printed pamphlet donated by Jan Hiatt, Plymouth, Michigan, to the Wilmington College (OH) Watson Library Quaker Rare Collections (July 2007). APPEAL.  Indiana Yearly Meeting of Anti-Slavery Friends held at Newport, Wayne County, Ia. by adjournments from the 4th to the 9th of the 9th mo. inclusive, 1843. .pdf

Friends with Lincoln at the White House (Wilbur/Eyster, Philadephia, 1913):

Electronic reproduction of the booklet owned by the Wilmington College Quaker Heritage Center. The story of the visit of Issac and Sarah Harvey, Ohio Quakers, to President Abraham Lincoln, in 1862. Adapted by Henry Watson Wilbur from an original narrative by Nellie Blessing-Eyster. Friends with Lincoln in the White House - Wilbur- Eyster 1913 2nd ed. scan .pdf

Miami Monthly Meeting (OVYM) Cemetery Records (Hicksite) 1832-1946 - "A Record of Interments in Miami Graveyard."

Electronic reproduction of one of three extant lists of graves in the Hicksite portion of the Miami Monthly Meeting cemetery in Waynesville, Ohio. This list was found in Elizabeth Moore's estate. Scan of this original list - .pdf
A list of interments in the Orthodox portion of Miami's cemetery is not available.

Minutes of the Alum Creek Monthly Meeting held at Owl Creek 10th Mo. 30th 1828.

Electronic reproduction of the first four pages of the bound minute book of the Alum Creek Monthly Meeting (October 30, 1828 - September 20, 1849), on deposit by the Ohio Valley Yearly Meeting in the Watson Library Quaker Rare Collection, Wilmington College (Ohio). Minutes of the Alum Creek Monthly Meeting held at Owl Creek 10th Mo. 30th 1828. .pdf

Minutes of the Indiana Yearly Meeting of Friends, 1835.

Electronic reproduction of the 20-page printed pamphlet donated by Jan Hiatt, Plymouth, Michigan, to the Wilmington College (OH) Watson Library Quaker Rare Collections (July 2007). "At Indiana Yearly Meeting of Friends, held at White Water, in Wayne county, Indiana, on the 5th day of the Tenth month, 1835." Includes summaries of Quarterly reports and committee reports related to school, African, and Indian affairs. Elijah Coffin (1798-1862), a Richmond, Ind., banker, was Clerk of Indiana Yearly Meeting of Friends (Orthodox) and submitted these Minutes. Minutes of the Indiana Yearly Meeting of Friends, 1835. .pdf

Minutes of the Yearly Meeting of Women Friends (Philadelphia, 1848).

Electronic reproduction of the 14-page printed pamphlet that is held in the Quaker Rare collections of Watson Library, Wilmington College (Ohio). "Extracts from the Minutes of the Yearly Meeting of Women Friends held in Philadelphia, by adjournments, from the Fifteenth of the Fifth Month, to the Nineteenth of the Same, Inclusive, 1848, Philadelphia, T. Ellwood Chapman, No. 74 North Fourth Street, 1848." Minutes of the Yearly Meeting of Women Friends (Philadelphia, 1848) .pdf