Frederick William Evans

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Frederick William Evans (June 9, 1808 Leominster - March 6, 1893 New Lebanon, New York) was a Shaker writer who served as an elder in the Mount Lebanon Shaker Society for many years.


His father settled in the United States in 1820, and apprenticed him to a hatter in New York. He was a diligent student in his leisure hours, was attracted by the theories of Robert Dale Owen and Charles Fourier, and after a brief visit to England joined the Shaker community, whose leader he became in the United States.


  • Tests of Divine Revelation
  • Anne Lee, or Shakers and Shakerism
  • Compendium
  • Autobiography of a Shaker
  • Religious Communism


Further reading[edit]

  • "Evans, Frederick William". American National Biography. New York: Oxford University Press. 1999.