Americana, Quakers. Some Account of the Conduct of the Relig...





Americana, Quakers. Some Account of the Conduct of the Religious Society of Friends Towards the Indian Tribes in the Settlement of the Colonies of East and West Jersey and Pennsylvania: with a Brief Narrative of their Labours for the Civilization and Christian Instruction of the Indians, from the time of their settlement in America, to the year 1843. Published by the Aborigines' Committee of The Meeting for Sufferings, first edition, London: Edward Marsh, 1844, pp: [iv], x, 11-247, most gatherings unopened, map frontispiece (Aboriginal America, East of the Mississippi) and folding map (A Map of North America, denoting the boundaries of the Yearly Meeting of Friends and the locations of the various Indian Tribes), lithographed by H. Clark after James Bowden, hand-coloured &/or delineated in watercolour, the folding map with a stable marginal tear, original publisher's brown cloth, split upper-joint, chipped spine, 8vo   
Provenance: John Massey from his affectionate Father, 6th March 1844; ffep with contemporary ink MS presentation inscription. Probably descendants of a John Massey, noted 18th c Lincolnshire Quaker, appointed by the Meetings for Sufferings to manage the Ackworth school 'intended for the education of children of Friends who were not "in affluent circumstances" ' (Burtt, Quakerism in Lincolnshire, 1989, pages 70-72).

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