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William Hobson, Quaker Diarist

William Hobson, Quaker Diarist 106Bulletin of Friends Historical Association By Edward P. Thatcher* "Attended School and meeting. I was favored with a good degree of power in the ministry." These words from the diary of William Hobson, Quaker, were written in Newberg, Oregon, Seventh Month 31, 1887. The school referred to is Friends Monthly Meeting of Friends, established in October 1875 by Pacific Academy, then just two years along in its history toward the present George Fox College. The meeting was Newberg munity west of the Rockies. The diaries of William Hobson have recently been loaned William Hobson and other Orthodox Friends recently of Honey Creek Meeting, New Providence, Iowa. Newberg, through the efforts of William Hobson, thus became the first Quaker comby his granddaughter, Laura Blair, to the University of Oregon Library. To insure preservation of the paper and the legibility of the penciled entries the diaries have been microfilmed,. The micro- films are retained in fireproof stacks and are available for study by historians and other scholars. William Hobson was born to Quaker parents, Second Month 4, 1820 in Yadkin (then Surry) County, North Carolina. He worked in his father's grain mill and blacksmith's forge, attending eighteen, he became proficient http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Bulletin of Friends' Historical Association Friends Historical Association

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106Bulletin of Friends Historical Association By Edward P. Thatcher* "Attended School and meeting. I was favored with a good degree of power in the ministry." These words from the diary of William Hobson, Quaker, were written in Newberg, Oregon, Seventh Month 31, 1887. The school referred to is Friends Monthly Meeting of Friends, established in October 1875 by Pacific Academy, then just two years along in its history toward the present George Fox College. The meeting was Newberg munity west of the Rockies. The diaries of William Hobson have recently been loaned William Hobson and other Orthodox Friends recently of Honey Creek Meeting, New Providence, Iowa. Newberg, through the efforts of William Hobson, thus became the first Quaker comby his granddaughter, Laura Blair, to the University of Oregon Library. To insure preservation of the paper and the legibility of the penciled entries the diaries have been microfilmed,. The micro- films are retained in fireproof stacks and are available for study by historians and other scholars. William Hobson was born to Quaker parents, Second Month 4, 1820 in Yadkin (then Surry) County, North Carolina. He worked in his father's grain mill and blacksmith's forge, attending eighteen, he became proficient

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Bulletin of Friends' Historical AssociationFriends Historical Association

Published: Apr 4, 1957

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