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Briefer Notices By Henry J. Cadbury First published in 1902, Albert Cook Myers' Quaker Arrivals at Philadelphia, 1682-1750: Being a List of Certificates of Removal Received at Philadelphia Monthly Meeting of Friends has proved over the years to be an invaluable source of information for genealogists and students of colonial immigration. It is now available in print again (Baltimore: Southern Book Company, 1956, 131 pages). * * * Selections from the writings of the two most famous early American Quaker botanists have been reprinted in John and Wiliiam Bartram's America, edited by Helen G. Cruikshank and attractively illustrated with black-and-white drawings by Francis Lee Jaques (New York: DevinAdair , 1957, xxii, 418 pages). The passages are well-chosen; a number of William Bartram's own drawings are reproduced; there is a useful glossary and a full index. It is unfortunate, however, that the book was not equipped with an up-to-date introduction in place of the biographical sketch written by William Jay Youmans in 1896. * * * Stanley K. Burgesen writes on "The Quaker School for Negroes," Nassau County Historical Journal, XVII (1957), 17-24. This school was established in Guinea, Long Island, in 1817. * * * In The Scottish Genealogist, IV (1957), 47-49, J. F. Mitchell lists the burials known to have been made from 1811 to 1857 in "The Quaker Burial Ground in Glasgow." Friends had begun to use the burial ground in 1711. * * * Opal Thornburg again writes about the Quaker artist she has been studying: "Marcus Mote, Early Ohio Artist, with Notes on Lebanon, Ohio." Bulletin of the Historical and Philosophical Society of Ohio, XIV (1956), 186-196. * * * The early minute book of Perquimans Monthly Meeting, North Carolina , has had a checkered history. W. W. Hinshaw printed its information in three instalments as groups of a few pages came successively to light. Now Dorothy Gilbert Thorne prints new data for the omitted years 1729-1736 in the North Carolinian, III (1957), 327-334, from a fragment at Duke University formerly supposed to come from Chuckatuck Meeting. 56 Briefer Notices57 Leslie Johnston writes on "The Friends' School in Ipswich, 1790-1800," in The Suffolk Review, I (1957), 70-76. * * * "The Mystery of the Death of William Bartram, Father of John Bartram " is brought to view by Francis D. West (Pennsylvania Genealogical Magazine, XX [1957], 253-255), but it is not solved, nor is the trouble which developed in connection with his second marriage, for which he was read out of meeting in 1708. He died, perhaps the victim of an Indian massacre in North Carolina, about 1711. * * * Roman J. Zorn writes in the Journal of Negro History, XLII (1957), 157-176, on "The New England Anti-Slavery Society: Pioneer Abolition Organization." This society was founded in 1832 and by 1835 had become the Massachusetts unit of the American Anti-Slavery Society. It was largely Garrisonian and a vigorous opponent of colonization as well as of slavery. Its first president and agent was Arnold Buffum, a Quaker. Joshua Coffin and later John G. Whittier were active members. * * * George S. Snyderman publishes in full in the Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society, CI (1957), 565-588, "Halliday Jackson's Journal of a Visit Paid to the Indians of New York (1806)," from the MS in the Friends Historical Library at Swarthmore. Another journal by another Friend, John Philips, of the same visit, was published by the same editor in conjunction with M. H. Deardoff in the Proceedings, C (1956), 582-612. The extended and full notes are done in the best manner and are invaluable for this stage of the story of the interest of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting in the Seneca Indians of the Cattaraugus area. * * * The issue for October 1957 in Vol. XCIII of Essex Institute Historical Collections appropriately observes the sesquicentennial of the birth of the Essex County celebrity "John Greenleaf Whittier, 1807-1957." Howard Mumford Jones in "Whittier Reconsidered" (pp. 231-246) regards much of his poetry as sentimental or merely rhymed rhetoric, but finds also much to praise in his simplicity, his honesty, and his "religious verse of the first water." Discriminating but generally favorable is also Philip C. Moon's article (pp. 247-253) "Observations on the...

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ISSN
1934-1504
Print ISSN
0033-5053
Pages
pp. 56-61
Launched on MUSE
2012-04-04
Open Access
No
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