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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 8 Collections and/or Records:

Benjamin Ferris family papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-SC-039
Abstract This collection includes letters between Benjamin Ferris and his wife Hannah, his daughters Deborah and Anna M., and his son David. The letters primarily concern farming and local news. One letter by Benjamin Ferris to his daughter describes in detail his encounter with the dancer Fanny Essler. Also included in the collection are several invitations to Deborah Ferris.
Dates: 1839-1842

Heald family papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-SC-055
Abstract This collection includes papers of the family of Pusey Bancroft Heald, including the 1886 Friends Almanac with marginal notes by his grandfather, Jacob Heald, and two piece books compiled by his aunt, Lydia Heald, in her adolescence. Also included are copies of the Friends Intelligencer containing articles by his father, Dr. Pusey Heald, and about other members of the family.
Dates: 1841-1908

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...
Dates: 1804-1836

Mifflin-Rasin-Jenkins family papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-SC-080
Abstract This collection includes legal documents and genealogical information on the Mifflin, Rasin and Jenkins families. Included are marriage records of Warner Mifflin and a will of Abraham Rasin and deeds of Elizabeth Jenkins. Also included is an account of a conversation between Warner Mifflin, an abolitionist, and the slave he was about to emancipate.
Dates: 1740-1899

Rhoads family papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-SC-107
Abstract This collection includes letters written by J. Edgar Rhoads to his family while he was in Germany administering war relief after WWI. Also included are the diaries of his grandfather, Jonathan E. Rhoads, from 1908-1910. These provide a record of daily appointments and expenses.
Dates: 1908-1920

Rumford estate papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-SC-164
Abstract Estate papers of the Rumford family of Delaware, 1705-1809. Includes: will and witness affirmation, Feb. 3, 1730, revised will, Nov. 26, 1738, and inventory, Dec. 5, 1738, of John Rumford; will, March 10, 1784, and witness affirmation , May 2, 1772, of Francis Way, as well as a statement of repeal of Francis Way's will by John Rumford, Oct. 25, 1784; the will of Jonathan Rumford, Jan. 24, 1772; the will of Sarah (Rumford) Shipley, Dec. 2, 1805; the will of Jonathan Rumford, Sept. 1790; Samuel...
Dates: 1705-1809

Job Scott letters

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-SC-067
Abstract This collection contains three letters written by Job Scott to fellow Quaker Hugh Judge. Scott wrote the letters while travelling in religious ministry in Oxbridge, Philadelphia, and Charleston, S.C. The letters mostly contain spiritual musings.
Dates: 1788-1790

Smyth family papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-SC-121
Abstract This collection includes letters between David Smyth and his brothers Thomas and John, regarding business and family news. Also included are notes on the Smyth family genealogy and on the Welsh tract.
Dates: 1810-1819