Joseph Wood 1750-1821: A Yorkshire Quaker, An Introduction to His Life, Ministry & Writings
An introduction to a remarkable man who was both a true Quaker of the Quietest years and a prolific writer. Based on the contents of 100 notebooks written by Joseph from his youth until 1821, realted letters and Quaker writings, it offers a lively portrayal of Jospeh a minister of the gospel for 42 years. In that time he became a greatly valued friend to all who knew him, a well-respected and much-travelled Minister, a hugely influential person and powerful preacher and a tireless worker in the course of spreading Quaker truth. It provides a clear account of the place of religious belief in a an individual's daily living and an understanding of the faith of one convinced Quaker.
Many extracts from his daily memoranda, letters, accounts of journeys undertaken and meetings attended are included in the text. Effectively evoking the spirit of the times in whcih he lived these also give the reader a flavour of Josph's use of language and written style.