Society of Friends fonds : finding aid no. 20
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- Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) in Canada.
- Society of Friends fonds : finding aid no. 20
MG 17 G 1
- Document source
- Library and Archives Canada / Bibliothèque et Archives Canada
Quakers (or Friends, as they refer to themselves) are members of a family of religious movements collectively known as the Religious Society of Friends. Quakers can be found throughout Canada. Some of the largest concentrations are in Southern Ontario. The movement was formed in 17th century England during the Civil War, and was established in Canada at the end of the 18th and beginning of the 19th centuries by Friends who migrated from the USA, largely as a result of the unpopularity which their attitude toward the War of the American Revolution had brought them. They came chiefly from the states of the Atlantic seaboard and settled mainly in the Bay of Quinté (1798), Niagara (1799), and Yonge Street (1804) areas of Upper Canada.
This collection consists of the finding aid for microfilmed minute books of Meetings in Ontario.