Eliza Paul Kirkbride Gurney (1801-1881)

Eliza Paul Kirkbride was a Quaker who traveled all across the United States and England, visiting Orthodox Quaker communities. In 1836, she married Joseph John Gurney, probably the most influential Quaker in England. Gurney was antislavery in her views and the Civil War presented her with a dilemma: she could not break with her pacifism, but she wished for the North to win. In October 1862 she visited Abraham Lincoln to encourage him to rely on God's guidance. Lincoln asked Gurney to correspond with him.

Date:
1865 circa 5 years
Original Format:
Photographic Print
Item#:
MES17090
Photographer:
Walmsley (Philadelphia)
Height:
2787px
Width:
1775px
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