Stephen Grellet papers

These papers of Stephen Grellet, Quaker minister, relate primarily to his missions throughout Europe. Born and educated in France, Grellet came to Philadelphia in 1795, was accepted into the Society of Friends, and admitted as an itinerant minister in 1798. In 1823 he moved to Burlington. During...

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Main Author: Grellet, Stephen (Creator)
Collection:Stephen Grellet Papers
Collection Number:LCP.in.HSP68
Format: Manuscript
Language:English
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520 |a These papers of Stephen Grellet, Quaker minister, relate primarily to his missions throughout Europe. Born and educated in France, Grellet came to Philadelphia in 1795, was accepted into the Society of Friends, and admitted as an itinerant minister in 1798. In 1823 he moved to Burlington. During his four trips abroad from 1807 to 1843, visiting France, Great Britain, Russia, Scandinavia, and other countries, Grellet was concerned not only with spiritual matters but also with social improvements, particularly abolition of slavery, prison reforms, and education of the poor. His activities are described through extracts in an unknown hand from letters to his wife (4 vols.) and occasional reports to Meetings. The main portion of the papers consists of incoming correspondence from Friends whom Grellet met on his missions. Among the authors of these pietistic epistles are Peter Bedford, Lucy Bradshaw, Josiah Forster, George Gessler, Johannes Gossner, Af Kothen, Louis Majolier, J. A. Mollet, Martha Ussher, and John Venning. Grellet's major correspondent is British philanthropist William Allen with whom Grellet shared humanitarian interests and sometimes traveled. Allen's letters are more substantial records of the activities of European Quakers. Also included is "memorandum kept by L[ucy] Bradshaw during the last illness of William Allen," 1834. In addition, there are letters form Grellet's father Gabriel Grellet, brothers Joseph and Charles, and other family members. There are a few of the reports, 1818, which Grellet wrote at the request of host sovereigns concerning social conditions of their countries, including a lengthy communication to Alexander I of Russia. Some of the correspondence and reports are in French or German. 
650 7 |a Quakerism--Principles and Practices  |2 Local sources 
650 7 |a Quakers--Missionaries--Europe  |2 Local sources 
650 7 |a Quakers--Missionaries--Russia  |2 Local sources 
852 |a The Historical Society of Pennsylvania  |b Stephen Grellet Papers  |c LCP.in.HSP68