A History of the Rise and Progress of the People Called Quakers in Ireland
The first meeting in Ireland of the Society of Friends (the Quakers) was in 1654,organized by William Edmundson at Lurgan, Co. Armagh. Although persecuted, the Society did not face the extreme turmoil and intolerances as inflicted on the Protestant and Catholic factions. Their schools produced scholars such as Cardinal Cullen, Napper Tandy (the United Irishman), and Edmund Burke, and their social work was noted during the Great Famine in 1845, where they set up soup kitchens in Dublin and Cork and in County Galway. In keeping with Quaker principles, this rather plain book label announces quietly the previous owner of Wright's history of the Friends.