Catherine Phillips

Standard Name: Phillips, Catherine
Birth Name: Catharine Payton
Married Name: Catharine Phillips
Used Form: Catherine Payton
Writing in the late eighteenth century, CP centred all her literary work on her Quaker religion, yet both her poetry and prose also deal with secular politics. She wrote pamphlets, sermons, personal letters and formal epistles of admonition, and a spirited autobiography which was printed after her death.


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Friends, Associates Sophia Hume
Besides Catherine Phillips , SH 's Quaker associates included John Woolman , who put his journal in her hands in 1772.
Friends, Associates Mary Peisley
MP formed close relationships with many of her fellow Quakers, as it was the practice of the Society to do, by means of sharing work and travel with them. She mentions particularly in her letters...
Friends, Associates Mary Peisley
At the same period, MP was deeply upset when she had a sight (by which she means a divine revelation) that she and Catherine Payton (later Phillips) were to separate and go their separate ways...
Author summary Mary Peisley
MP was less of an author, either in spirit or practice, than her friend and associate Catherine Phillips , yet writing was an important part of her brief but highly successful career in the mid...
Textual Production Mary Peisley
While on her missionary trip to America, MP wrote, jointly with Catherine Phillips and several others, an epistle addressed to a meeting of Friends : To the Yearly Meeting to be held at Curles for...
Travel Sophia Hume
She also travelled on a missionary journey to Holland with her fellow-QuakerCatherine Payton (later Phillips) ; they set out on 21 July 1757.
Phillips, Catherine. Memoirs of the Life of Catherine Phillips. James Phillips and Son.
Travel Mary Peisley
MP , on a journey of Quaker ministry with her friend Catherine Payton (later Phillips) , travelled nearly nine thousand miles to and around North America.
Peisley, Mary, and Samuel Neale. Some Account of the Life and Religious Exercises of Mary Neale, formerly Mary Peisley. John Gough.
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray et al., editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
Travel Mary Peisley
In the south of England she took in London, Cambridge, and Burford in Gloucestershire, travelling now with Samuel Fothergill . In all this trip involved covering 5000 miles on horseback and attending...


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Phillips, Catherine. An Epistle to Friends in Ireland. Robert Jackson, 1776.
Phillips, Catherine. Considerations on the Causes of the High Price of Grain. James Phillips, 1792.
Phillips, Catherine. Memoirs of the Life of Catherine Phillips. James Phillips and Son, 1797.
Phillips, Catherine. Reasons why the People called Quakers cannot so fully unite with the Methodists. James Phillips, 1792.
Fothergill, Samuel, and Catherine Phillips. Some Discourses, Epistles, and Letters, by the late Samuel Fothergill. W. Phillips, 1803.
Phillips, Catherine. The Happy King. Privately printed, 1794.
Phillips, Catherine. To the Lower Class of People in the Western Part of the County of Cornwall. James Phillips, 1793.