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Gurney, Joseph John

(1788–1847). B. Earlham Hall, near Norwich, Eng.; brother of E. Fry*; Quaker; well educ.; wealthy; minister 1818; advocated prison reform, end of capital punishment, abolition of slavery; visited US Can., and W. Indies 1837–40; followers called Gurneyites. See also Friends, Society of.

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