Guide to the Robert J. Leach Papers, undated

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Collection Details

Collection Number:
MS47
Title:
Robert J. Leach Papers
Date(s):
undated
Creator:
Leach, Robert J.
Repository:
Nantucket Historical Association
Language:
Material is in English.

Information for Users

Restrictions to Access: No restrictions. Open for research.

Restrictions to Use: Use of audio materials may require production of listening copies.

Copyright Notice: Copyright is retained by the authors of items in this collection, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Preferred Citation: [identification of item], in the Robert J. Leach Papers, Nantucket Historical Association.

Acquisitions Information:

Gift of Robert J. Leach in 1976.

Sensitive Materials Statement:

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Subject Headings

  • Person Name
    • Leach, Robert J.
  • Topical Term
    • Quakers--Massachusetts--Nantucket.

Biographical Information

The Robert J. Leach Papers include manuscripts of three unpublished books by Robert J. Leach on the Quakers of Nantucket, Mass. There are also thirteen tapes of Robert J. Leach reading from his manuscripts. Texts in this collection represent Robert J. Leach’s analysis of the first half century of the Quaker movement on Nantucket and incidentally also much of the important history of Nantucket itself.

Scope and Content

The Robert J. Leach Papers include manuscripts of three unpublished books by Robert J. Leach on the Quakers of Nantucket, Mass. There are also thirteen tapes of Robert J. Leach reading from his manuscripts. Texts in this collection represent Robert J. Leach’s analysis of the first half century of the Quaker movement on Nantucket and incidentally also much of the important history of Nantucket itself.

Why Nantucket Quakers? presents the historical facts of the Quaker movement in Nantucket as if seen through the eyes of twenty-one leading Nantucket Quakers. Nantucket Monthly Meeting is a chronological account of the Nantucket Quakers from 1698 to 1738. Nantucket Quakerism records the beginning of the Quaker movement on Nantucket from 1661 to 1763. The text of an article on the “Hicksite Separation on Nantucket” is included on tape, but no transcription of this is among the papers.

Contents

Box 1 Folder 1-3: Why Nantucket Quakers? manuscript, undated
Box 1 Folder 4-6: Nantucket Monthly Meeting manuscript, undated
Box 1 Folder 7-10: Nantucket Quakerism manuscript, undated
CT-47/1–13: Cassette tapes of Why Nantucket Quakers?, Hicksite Separation on Nantucket, and Nantucket Monthly Meeting (previously numbered CT-149–161), undated

Items Separated

  • CT-47/1–13

Processing Information

Processed by NHA staff.
Finding aid by Sarah Lerner and Amelia Holmes, October 2018. Updated by Teddy Leane, July 2021.

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