Wilbur, John

Wilbur, John,

1774–1856, American Quaker leader, b. Hopkinton, R.I. He became the leader of the opposition to the evangelical principles of J. J. Gurney and Elias Hicks, and his expulsion (1843) by the Quakers resulted in the formation of the new New England Yearly Meeting. His followers were called Wilburites. See Friends, Religious Society ofFriends, Religious Society of,
religious body originating in England in the middle of the 17th cent. under George Fox. The members are commonly called Quakers, originally a term of derision.
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Robert Duncan, Richard Wilbur, John Berryman, Galway Kinnell, W.S.
See tomorrow's Birmingham Post' Top from left: John James, IOD' Mike Whitby, Birmingham City Council and Wilbur, John Edwards, AWM' bottom from left: Chris Clifford, regional director CBI' Neil Rami, Marketing Birmingham and Jerry Blackett, Chamber of Commerce
TRUCKEE, CA--Fine Art landscape photographer Elizabeth Carmel's soon-to-be released (July 1) book, Brilliant Waters: Portraits of Lake Tahoe, Yosemite and The High Sierra, will combine landscape photography, poetry by Richard Wilbur, John Updike, Octavio Paz, Gainor Ventresco and Frederick George Scott; and commentary by actor Robert Redford in the book's foreword.