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A Map of the Yearly Meeting of Friends for New England
Printmaker:Engraved by George G. Smith , American, 1795 - 1878
Engraving; black printer's ink on wove paper
Primary Dimensions (image height x width): 22 3/8 x 16 1/4in. (56.8 x 41.3cm) Sheet (height x width): 22 3/8 x 16 5/8in. (56.8 x 42.2cm)
Credit Line: Connecticut Historical Society collection
Gallery Copy: The New England Yearly Meeting of the Society of Friends (or Quakers) was first established in 1661. Yearly Meetings provide Friends with the opportunity to deal with matters of business in an atmosphere of contemplation and worship. The term also encompasses the smaller meetings that take place within the region throughout the year, such as the Quarterly Meeings and Monthly Meetings shown on this 1850 map. The New England Yearly Meeting continues to the present day.
Description: Map of the New England states along the Atlantic coast, minus Vermont, northern Maine, and Connecticut and Massachusetts west of the Connecticut River. The map shows the locations of the different Quaker meetings held throughout the year, including the yearly meeting, which was held in Newport, Rhode Island. Circles are used to denote the locations of cities that hold quarterly meetings, monthly meetings, preparation meetings and meetings for worship; squares are used to denote towns that do not hold Quaker meetings of any kind.
Cartographic Note: Scale: 7/8 inch equals 10 miles
Inscription: Recto, right side, printed in black ink: "A MAP OF THE / YEARLY MEETING OF FRIENDS / for New England. / 1850 / Engraved by Geo. G. Smith" Verso, top left corner, handwritten in pencil: "Maps / Flat / 44" Center, handwritten in pencil: "90062"
Object Number: 1990.180.0
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