210 pages, multiple photographs, recording 1899-1903.
From the introduction:
"A word about her background will make the diary more meaningful. She was born in 1852 and was nearly 4 7 years old when she went to Alaska to undertake this service in 1899. Records show that she was certified to teach in Ohio and in Iowa where the family moved in the early 1880's. Her brother, Joseph Hadley, was state superintendent of schools in Iowa. About 1890 she attended a missionary training school in Chicago, Illinois. When she decided to be a missionary she took special training in medicine and in caring for the sick.
It is difficult to determine how long Martha Hadley felt the concern to serve as a missionary or what contributed to her specific interest in the Alaskan field. We do know that an Alaskan girl, Mary Moon (Alaskan name unknown) roomed at their home (Douglas Hall Wilmington College, Ohio) while attending college. Also Frank Bangham, a cousin, had spent two years in Ala*a previous to Martha'sgoing to the Kotzebue Mission.
Martha Hadley was a birthright member of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) and was sponsored by the California Yearly Meeting of Friends. The Wilmington (Ohio) Yearly Meeting gave her supplies of medicine and other necessities. The California Yearly Meeting has continued to sponsor the Kotzebue Mission. The Friends' influence has remained quite strong, as noted from recent photographs included in the diary, and the Mission school has provided the community's main educational program until Alaska was admitted as a state."
Quaker Lecture, Indiana Yearly Meeting of Friends, Richmond, Indiana. August 15, 1962.
Excerpt: "It is my purpose to raise and briefly answer some of the many questions asked about the Quakers both by outsiders and insiders, non-Friends and members of the Society. I am, of course, speaking only for myself and not in any official capacity. I shall, however, try to present a Quaker consensus rather than special points of view."
21 pages, 15 cm. Year not specified. Published before 1967.
Trueblood lived from 1900-1994.
North Carolina Yearly Meeting
10 pages, 23 cm.
Excerpt from Introduction: "The story of George Fox's life suffers from two great disadvantages which the reader should always bear in mind.
In the first place, the old, strange, stilted language, used by all in his day, makes it difficult for us to feel as much at home with him as we should do. We must remember that even Salvationists in our own days are tempted when they write to give up their simple, everyday language, and to wrap up their thoughts more fashionably. But those who will try to see George Fox, as he so often was to be found, praising the Lord in a stinking prison cell, will be able in spite of his strange words to grasp his glorious meaning.
And then we have also to remind ourselves that he had little chance either to observe or to organize any regular and effective warfare. For over a hundred years England had been victimized by religious discussions until the very idea of real worship had been almost lost. No wonder at poor George's perplexities when his hungry soul began to long for God, and' no wonder that the great note of his whole life thereafter was so largely that of avoiding whatever others did. If he could anywhere have seen how singing processions, flags, music, open-air demonstrations could be used in the power of the Holy Ghost to the salvation of the people; and if he could have been allowed to organize accordingly, all England would have been stirred and perhaps delivered at once from the curses of formalism and spiritual death. But it may be that God only granted him light according to what it was then possible to do. He lived a prophet's life leaving to us in these days of liberty, not a complete description of our duties, but an example of fearless, devoted service, that, alas, but few have ever attempted to follow."
Kelsey E. Hinshaw
Excerpt: "This article is called forth by the following considerations: There is the desire, first, to answer the stock remark of so many young people, ''What's the harm? Everybody does it." - and second, to arouse the church of today to a realization of what is happening. Our homes and home influences are at an all-time low. Divorce, the "white slave" trade, and the illegitimate birth rate are, according to government statistics, at or near all-time highs. Competent authorities conservatively report that in one U. S. city alone hundreds of girls disappear each day of the year never to be heard from again. We see about us indications of a sadistic social trend like that which preceded the crack-up of the Roman Empire. One such indication is the tremendous drawing power of the prize fight and the modern slap-bang professional wrestling match. It may be hard for the psychologist to find the answer to these conditions, but for the Christian it is is found in Romans 1 :28, "And even as they refused to have God in their knowledge, God gave them up unto a reprobate mind .... " "
Raymond Binford et al.
Quaker Hill Pamphlet No. 2
Excerpt: "The objective pursued in these pages has been to produce for elders and overseers in Friends meetings a body of literature which 'is problem centered. The swiftly moving historical scene during the last generation has been the cause of immense and widespread confusion about the important spiritual testimonies which characterize the Christian life. The automobile. the radio, the motion picture-to mention only a few of the products of the last quarter-century-have had revolutionary effects upon society. The older Quaker communities have been rooted out of their former isolationism from the rest of the world where the Christian life as envisioned by Friends could be taught the young without interruption from the outside world. The vast population movements in the last twenty-five years have affected Friends as they have everyone else and have made us now veritable children of the dispersion in this modern world. Our homes suffer the shock and strain of modern life, as other homes do with the economic arrangements of our time that bring varying hours of employment during the night and day and split apart the activities of the members of the family who work, and, in addition, the multitudinous claims of present day society from outside the home that constantly intrude upon our families and tend to break them down. The two world wars in our generation have been successively more totalitarian 'in their effects upon the life of the people. All these circumstances and more have shaken us to the foundations , and the bewilderment and confusion which beset the people in our churches is not of itself to be mistaken for any less earnest Christian desire on their part. The persons who occupy the positions of elders and overseers in our meetings are almost certainly as devoted and in many cases, as courageous-as any who have exercised these responsibilities in the past. But in the light of the present situation these people are in need of help by way of defining their responsibilities as elders and overseers in the light of contemporary situations, and illuminating their imagination with the momentous possibilities which their positions offer for meeting the human need in this present hour."
Vercia P. Cox
Excerpt: " "Eunice, is Larkin Cox speaking the truth? Does thee desire to marry him and go to that wild new Territory, infested still with wild buffalo, coyotes and Indians?"
The tall young man, with the fingers of his right hand touching the new but heavy growth of dark beard, looked steadfastly at the slender Quakeress across the fireplace from him. Eunice Cox stood. She looked not at her father, who had spoken, but at her lover and replied, "Yes, father; I wish to marry Larkin and go wherever he sees fit to take me." Her mother and sisters began to weep. Her brothers, William and Reuben, not to be repressed, taunted her:
"What will thee do when a wild buffalo chases thee or the Indians surround thy house?"
"I shall trust God to keep the buffaloes away and to make the Indians friendly, and trust Larkin Cox to make peace with the Indians."
Then said stern Michael Cox, the father of Eunice, addressing his wife, Rhoda, "We must speak with Gideon and Hulda Cox. Thee is not of age, is thee, Larkin?" "
Ernest E. Taylor (Edwin)
Reprinted from the Friends' Quarterly Examiner, 1924. Includes bibliographical references. 16 pages, 22 cm.
James Herbert Midgley
Published for the Friends' Tract Association, Series: Friends ancient and modern ; no. 11
N. H. Dole
Biographical sketch from The Early Poems of John Greenleaf Whittier. Spine title Whittier's Poetical Works. Biographical sketch written by N. H. Dole. Pages ix-xxxii. Portrait of Whittier included.
Dinah W. Goff
Excerpt: "The Saviour of men frequently inculcated on his followers the duty of avoiding an over-anxious and distrustful disposition, and of confiding in the protecting and preserving care of our Heavenly Father. "Are ·not five sparrows sold for two farthings," said he, "and not one of them is forgotten before God,"- " one of them shall not fall on the ground without your Father. But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear ye not, therefore, ye are of more value than many sparrows." "
32 pages; 15 cm
Publishing year unclear; Mary Rathmell lived 1761-1796
Cyrus W. Harvey
Writings from such early Friends as George Fox, and William Penn.
Bound with: The solid path, and other sketches, observations, and extracts ; a collection of serious and solid readings from pious authors of different religious denominations.--2d series.--Philadelphia : J.B. Lippincott, 1870.
53, 72 pages, 18 cm
Joseph Phipps (1708-1787)
Book published 187-?
Letters to Dr. Alderson: The Original and History of the Celebrated Tract on Redemption, Now First Printed from the Autograph Letters
Joseph John Gurney
64 pages; 16 cm
Sketch of the History of Education in the Society of Friends; with a Review of the Proceedings of the Friends' Educational Society, and Other Papers
Friends Educational Society
Five papers on the past proceedings and experience of the Society of Friends in connection with the education of youth, read at themeetings of the Friends' Educational Society, at Ackworth, in the years 1838, 1839, 1840, 1841, 1842. -- Report concerning Friendsschools in Ireland ... -- Review of the papers and proceedings of the Friends' Educational Society from 1837 to 1849 inclusive. -- Influence and authority ... / John Ford. -- Notes of a conference of Friends ... 1842. 2nd ed. -- An epistle from the Yearly Meeting ofFriends held in London, 1850, to its junior members.
On cover: Education in the Society of Friends.
1 volume (various pagings) ; 22 cm
A question-and-answer book about George Fox for children's reading.
This book is comprised of questions and answers for children on the life of George Fox. 32 pages, 14 cm. 3rd edition.
Cover title: George Fox.
"This short compilation was prepared solely for the use of Friends' Infant School, without any view to its publication; but having been found interesting to the pupils there, it is now offered to parents and those who have the charge of instructing the children of Friends, in the hope that it may prove helpful to them in leading the youthful mind to an acquaintance with our Christian testimonies."
71 pages, 19 cm. Some pages are faint while others are darker and easier to read.
Relating to the diary written by Mahlon Pickett:
Theodate Lang Pickett, daughter of Mahlon and Rebecca Pickett was born near Mooresville, Indiana, July 26, 1861. Died September 22, 1927.
In 1870 the family moved to the vicinity of Lawrence, Kansas. There two years. Moved to Butler County, Kansas.
In 1885 Miss Pickett with her brother B. H. Pickett, came to Kiowa County where she proved up on a claim three miles north of Haviland. Taught in the first school in the community. On September 7, 1887, she married Charles A. Taylor. Moved to Salem, Oregon, in 1909. Mr. Taylor died in 1916.
In 1921 Mrs. Taylor and children moved to Ballston Road, Sheridan, Oregon.
Found in family scrapbook:
Artilla G. Cox was born September, 1850 in Chatham County, North Carolina. Died January 29, 1935 -- age 84.
Her parents were Isham and Lavina Cox of Liberty, North Carolina -- noted Friends ministers. Served many years as State Supt. of Yearly Meetings. He died September, 1884. Lavina Cox died 16 years before.
Diary of Mahlon Pickett: Indiana, 1853--
Names appearing in the diary:
Page 1: Jonah Hoyle (minister from Ohio), John D. Lang (Maine), Isaiah Gay (Indiana), William Lewison (Iowa), Susan Howland, Mary S. Wadkins (Indiana)
Page 7: Mikles Hobson, Malinda Thompson
Page 8, 9: John Hutchens, Mahlon Hockett, David Farlow, Daniel Barker
Page 13: Mary S. Wadkins (minister death)
Page 16: Dugan Clark and Aseneth, David Farlow, Gabes Farlow
Page 21: Francis Thomas, Jonathan Johnson
Page 26: John Stuart
Page 32: Hannah Peirson
Page 37: Mahlon Hockett (Deep River), Daniel Barker
Page 43: Hannah Hockett
Page 45: Catherine (Pickett? sister of writer, death)
Page 49: Visitors to marriage: Benjamin Jones, Nathan Breed
Page 50: Seth Barker
Page 51: Aseneth Clark
Page 54: David Tarlow
Page 63: John D. Carter, cousin
Last page = list of males
Diary of Mahlon Pickett: Indiana 1835--
Page 36: Slavery "The sin of human chattle. Slavery is one of very black dye and deserves to be punished."
Page 54, 55, 62: Slavery
Page 56: Circus, clowns
Page 58: First day of Scriptural school. "Any destitute of a full copy of the Holy Scriptures should be given same. Used for family reading."
Page 61: Plain dress
Page 63: White Lick Monthly Meeting
Page 64: Slavery--refugees in Washington, Indiana?
Page 67: Slavery--refugees in Fortress Monroe, Virginia
Page 69: Refugees from Indiana troubles in Minnesota
278 pages, 20 cm.
No year stated, 1852 estimated
Joseph Tallcot: compiler
2nd edition, revised. 2 volumes, 20 cm.
No date specified, but 1852 assumed.
Fuller's Catechism: Some Principles and Precepts of the Christian Religion by way of Question and Answer: Recommended to Parents and Tutors for the Use of Children
"The same read and approved by the National Meeting, held at Dublin, in the Ninth month 1733."
43 pages. From the Dublin edition of 1765.