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SFHL/FHL/SC. Small Collections

 Record Group Term
Identifier: SFHL/FHL/SC
This record group includes small collections that are less than a box-worth of material.

Found in 11 Collections and/or Records:

Thomas Bissell family papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-SC-010
Abstract Includes genealogical data on the Bissell Family in the 17th century as well as two apprenticeship indentures, to patton ringmaking in Worcester County, England, dated 1704, and to farming in New Jersey, dated 1835.

Mary Capper correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-SC-017
Abstract Transatlantic correspondence between Mary Capper and the Cadbury family in Philadelphia. Letters concern family and spiritual matters. Correspondents include Joel and Caroline Cadbury, and their daughter-in-law, Elizabeth Cadbury.

Elizabeth Gurney Fry collection

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-SC-044
Abstract This collection includes letters of Elizabeth Fry, both original and photocopies. The letters cover a wide range of subjects, from personal news to prison reform. Her correspondence is particularly concerned with education and religious instruction of prisoners, and the treatment of women and children prisoners. One letter describes the philosophy of Quaker marriages. Most of the recipients are unnamed. Also included are several letters of Joseph Fry, passes to visit Newgate prison, and...

Hannah Hurnard family letters

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-SC-062
Abstract This collection includes the correspondence of Hannah Hurnard and her family, written between Essex, England, and Wilmington, Delaware. The letters document the family's emigration to America, their struggles adapting to life there, and finally their return to England. Letters between Hannah and her sister, Elizabeth Clark, share family and local news. Letters from Mary Thresher relate the activities of Quaker ministers, including Stephen Grellet, Jesse Kersey, and Nathan Hunt. The letters...

Moore-Haines family papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-SC-083
Abstract This collection is composed of papers and correspondence of several generations of the Moore and Haines family. Included is genealogical data, correspondence between Lindley Moore and Abigail Mott Moore at Nine Partners and Abby's mother Ann Mott, recounting details of the Hicksote controversy, and letters written by Abby Moore to her daughter Mary H. Moore at Westtown School. An account of the life and death of Mary H. Moore is also included, as well as a letter from Lindley Moore to Elba...

Collection of Amelia Alderson Opie papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-SC-088
Abstract This collection includes letters and papers of Amelia Alderson Opie, written to various recepients and regarding personal news. Also included are several portraits and biographical sketches of the novelist.

Mary B. Parson correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-SC-014
Abstract This collection includes personal correspondence between Mary B. Parsons and members of the Braithwaite family, primarily Anna and Isaac Braithwaite. Letters concern family matters and, occasionally, meeting activities at Flushing and Kendal and news of Joseph Gurney and Elizabeth Fry. Other correspondents include J. Bevan Braithwaite and Martha G. Braithwaite.

William Reckitt papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-SC-105
Abstract This collection includes photographic copies of letters regarding his travels in the ministry, family birth certificates, and a list of ship stores. Also included is a letter from John Pemberton, relating family news and giving an account of the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting.

Some account of the journeys of Thomas and Elizabeth Robson of Liverpool upon the Continent and elsewhere in 1823-1845

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-SC-173
Abstract Bound collection of 29 ALsS, plus 3 typewritten items. Includes a genealogical chart of the Robson family and a summary account of a journey to the Continent in 1831, in part a transcription of the original journal. Also includes silhouettes of members of the Crewdson and Robson families.

Vipont-Brown-Crowley Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-SC-157
Overview The Vipont, Brown, and Crowley families were active Quakers in England and were particularly involved in Mount Street Monthly Meeting.