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BRIEFER NOTICES By Henry J. Cadbuhy A sesquicentennial of the earliest organization of its kind among American Friends is celebrated by an article dealing with its work and history, entitled "Distributing the Printed Word: The Tract Association of Friends, 1816-1966," written by Edwin B. Bronner, and published in the Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography, XCI (1967), 342-354. Patrick Sowie has contributed to the North Carolina Historical Review, XLII (1965), 47-69, an article on the "North Carolina Manumission Society, 18161834 ." It is an excellent summary of the whole Quaker approach to slavery since colonial times, including efforts for legal relief, colonization of free Negroes, and migration of Quakers themselves. The odds against manumission were too great, and this society to promote it petered out. TAe History of Atlantic City Friends, 1856-1966 by Sarah W. R. Ewing is an attractive little pamphlet published by the Monthly Meeting. One of the earliest residents was Eliza P. Gurney, widow of Joseph John, who opened her house for a summer meeting. The first meeting house was built in 1872; heat was installed for year-round meetings about ten years later. A school was established in 1900 and a new building for meeting and school was created in 1926 and enlarged in 1963. The meeting, formerly "indulged," became a monthly meeting in 1956. Levinus K. Painter contributed to Niagara Frontier, XIV (1967), 12-18, a detailed account of "The Quaker Heritage in Orchard Park." The settlers had come mainly from Danby, Vermont. The meeting house at East Hamburg was built in 1820 and a log meetinghouse of 1812 was replaced by a frame one. This was for the use of "Orthodox" Friends after the separation, who ultimately were transferred to Collins Monthly Meeting. Concerns for the neighboring Indians and against slavery are a part of this record from western New York State. Janet Stevenson contributes to American Heritage, April, 1967, pp. 5-8, 84-91, an article on "A Family Divided." It deals with Sarah Grimké and her sister Angelina Grimké Weld and the tensions resulting from their antislavery sentiments too strong for many Quakers, and from their discovery that they had Negro nephews. 59 60Quaker History "Uncle Marcus" is the title of an article about Marcus Spring (1810-?) and his wife Rebecca Buffum Spring (1811-1911) in New England Galaxy, Summer, 1967, pp. 16-26, written by a relative, Dale Warren. They were best known as leaders for a time of the community outside Perth Amboy known as Eagleswood or Raritan Bay Union, but they were associated with many progressive and Utopian ideas and with notable persons of the same kind. They both were Quakers from New England and ardent abolitionists. Delaware History, XII, No. 4 (Oct., 1967), is a monograph by Ruthanna Hindes on "Delaware Silversmiths, 1700-1850." About fifty are listed with some account of each, and there are nearly as many illustrations. Among them are the names of many Friends—Thomas Byrnes, Ziba Ferris, Eliakim Garretson, Thomas J. Megear, William Poole, Joseph Warner, Bancroft Woodcock, Jesse S. Zane. Evangelical Friend, September, 1967, Vol. I1 No. 1, marks the appearance of a new American Quaker periodical. It is the official publication of the newly formed Evangelical Friends Alliance composed of four Yearly Meetings with membership of 23,000. It is to appear monthly, and with it supplements called Ohio, Northwest (Oregon Y.M.), Southwest (Kansas Y.M.), and Rocky Mountain Supplements. Until now the same name was used of the magazine of Ohio Yearly Meeting. There was an earlier paper of the same name also. The editor is Dean Gregory, the address P.O. Box 232, Newberg, Oregon, 97132. In Neo-Latin News, XIII, No. 2 (1967), 43 (in Seventeenth-Century News, XXV, No. 2), Leo M. Kaiser prints an unpublished Latin poem of James Logan written on the death of his year-old daughter Rachel in 1723. It is a skillful translation of a Greek poem by Daniel Heinsius. In Church History, XXXV (1966), 35-59, Donald F. Durnbaugh deals with "Relationships of the Brethren with the Mennonites and Quakers, 1708-1865." At first and in Europe there were few, if any, Quaker contacts, but in Colonial...


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