George Schubert papers 1862-1911 (bulk 1862-1863)
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This collection (27 items) contains correspondence related to Stephen Pike of Burlington, New Jersey, and other Quakers in the early 19th century. In 24 letters to friends and family members, including Thomas Kite, Ann Pike, and Rebecca Scattergood Pike, Stephen discussed his life in Burlington, religion, philosophy, and education. He mentioned his attendance at a lecture on Quaker involvement in secular governments (June 2, 1813) and shared his thoughts about schoolteachers' desired qualities. He occasionally expressed his feelings about the meaning of life, inspired on one occasion by the death of a friend (May 18, 1814), and shared his opinions on Mary Roscoe. Pike mentioned a crowded Quaker yearly meeting (April 17, 1805) and travels in Pennsylvania and New York; on one occasion, he encountered Native Americans (July 23, 1819). The remaining items include a letter by Pike's wife Rebecca about the application of leeches to a wound (February 15, 1824).