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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 18 Collections and/or Records:

Association of Friends Schools Executive Committee minutes

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-SC-262
Abstract Contains the minutes of the Executive Committee of the Association of Friends School. Inserted into the volume are the constitution, conference programs, and some reports.
Dates: 1900-1921

Atkinson family scrapbook

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-SC-166
Abstract Includes Westtown mensuration book, 1835, with newspaper clippings glued in, 1889-1893 & n.d. Also assorted newspaper clippings concerning the Twining, Atkinson, and Smith families, the Carlisle Indian School, Quakers in Bucks County (Pa.), Bucks County history, the Molloy family, and Friends' schools. Obituaries of note in this folder are Isaiah Quinby, 1716-1807; Eleanor Mabel Malloy, 1883-1908; Miranda Doan Baker, d. 1900; Mary B. Stradling, d. 1899; Abram R. Vail, d. 1899; Marcie A....
Dates: 1804, 1835-ca. 1935

Moses Bailey papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-SC-205
Abstract Contains miscellaneous papers relating to Moses Bailey, including his draft essay on Alexander C. Purdy, a letter to him from Rufus Jones concerning an Arabic translation by George Keith, and a mimeographed draft of Hannah J. Bailey's 1902 annual address to the Winthrop Women's Christian Temperance Union with her editing.
Dates: 1902-ca.1950

Edith K. Bushong family papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-SC-015
Abstract These papers include the journal of Edith Bushong from 1856 to 1858, detailing the life of the wife of a 19th century Quaker farmer. The papers also include essays and a copy book of Abraham Rakestraw, recording his editorial letters to newspapers under various pseudonyms.
Dates: 1833-1872

Evans family correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-SC-035
Abstract This collection includes photocopies of letters from Joseph and Hannah Evans addressed to their children William, Joseph, and Mary, while they attended Westtown Boarding School. Also included are letters from William Evans to his parents, and from Joseph Evans to his brother. These letters primarily relate family news.
Dates: 1799-1801

Fair Hill Boarding School records

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-SC-036
Abstract This collection includes manuscripts relating to the establishment of Fair Hill Boarding School by the Baltimore Yearly Meeting. Included are documents concerning the purchase of land, distribution of the Fair Hill Fund, and lists of rules for Westtown and Nine Partners Boarding Schools. These materials reflect Quaker views of education and their objectives in the establishment of Quaker schools. Especially interesting is a letter from Ann King relating the efforts of Nine Partners School to...
Dates: 1815-1869

Charles Farquar correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-SC-037
Abstract This collection includes correspondence from Benjamin Hallowell to his brother-in-law, Charles Farquar. The letters relate primarily to family news, and occasionally address issues related to the Alexandria Boarding School and methods of teaching scientific and mathematical information.
Dates: 1829-1842

Maria Fox family correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-SC-041
Abstract This collection primarily includes letters written by Maria Fox to her parents in Philadelphia while she was a student at Wilmington Boarding School. Also included are two letters from Maria's sister, Sarah Ann. The correspondence gives an account of the daily experiences of a student at Wilmington Boarding School. One letter briefly mentions a talk given at the school by the Quaker minister, Emmor Kimber.
Dates: 1809-1825

Griscom family correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-SC-050
Abstract This collection primarily includes correspondence between William Wade Griscom and his family while he was at Benjamin Hallowell's boarding school in Alexandria, Virginia. Correspondents include his father, William, his stepmother, Sarah Whitelock, and his sister, Hannah S. Included are grade reports from Friends Central School and from Alexandria Boarding School, descriptions by William Wade Griscom of his trips to Washington, D.C., and an account of a lecture by Horace Mann. Also included are...
Dates: 1844-1896

Elizabeth F. Haines papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-SC-051
Abstract This collection contains the papers of Elizabeth French Haines, relating to Kimberton Boarding School. Included are her piecebook and copybook, letters she wrote to her father and brother while at school, a Kimberton catalogue, and letters written by Emmor Kimber to the Haines family. Also included are letters from Elizabeth to her aunt describing her work as a school teacher, letters from Kimberton friends, a family deed, and a daguerretype of Elizabeth Haines later in her life.
Dates: 1838-1872