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Archives & Manuscripts

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 87 Collections and/or Records:

Alsop Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-SC-191
Abstract This collection contains the correspondence of the Alsop and Brown families, particularly Othniel Alsop, Hannah Brown Alsop, and Othneil's English siblings, Ann and Robert Alsop. Other correspondents include Alice Jackson, Mary Coffin, and Ann Douglas. Also included are Othniel's naturalization documents, various wills, and calling cards from friends. Of particular interest is a letter dated 1799 from Othniel Alsop to sister in England, describing the "contagious fever" (yellow fever), a letter...
Dates: 1795-1830

Asylum for the Relief of Persons Deprived of the Use of Their Reason collected records

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-SC-218
Abstract This collection contains information sent to Tyler Williams, agent for Shrewsbury Monthly Meeting, N.J., concerning the Asylum for the Relief of Persons Deprived of the Use of Their Reason. It includes the proposal for the Asylum, announcement of its opening, an admission certificate, and other circulars that were sent to meetings under the care of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting.
Dates: 1812-1831

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

Helen Wood Bell papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-SC-104
Abstract This collection includes a journal of Helen Wood Bell of her stay in New York State, and a series of letters written in the last years of her life, describing the progression of her illness. Also included are pictures of the Randolph and other related families.
Dates: 1847-1941

Abraham Bonsall family papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-SC-167
Abstract Miscellaneous papers of Abraham Bonsall and his family, 1682-1918. Of note are the marriage intentions of Job Sinkler and Elizabeth Musgrave, 1771, colonial currency, 1756-1777, and a Bonsall family tree, no date.
Dates: Majority of material found within 1682-1918-1699-1793

Burlington-Bucks Young Friends Forum minutes

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-SC-271
Abstract Contains the minutes of Burlington-Bucks Young Friends Forum from September 1942 through June 1944 with some topical leaflets, a mimeographed newsletter dated Nov. 1, 1943, and a photograph of the Young Friends at Ocean City, NJ, in 1940.
Dates: 1940-1944

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.
Dates: 1816-1835

Collection of Chester County Quaker property records and other manuscripts

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-SC-270
Abstract Collection contains Chester County, Pa., land-related records including a deed for land sold to Peter Chambers (colored) in East Marlborough in 1833 and survey papers for lands in the 1821-1838, including an 1824 survey of land for a burial ground for people of color conveyed from James Steemer. miscellaneous notes concerning funerals, report of First Day School, 1879, New Garden.
Dates: 1787-1879

Clark-Allen family papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-SC-268
Abstract The collection contains family correspondence (4 ALsS), genealogical notes, and bible records. It includes family correspondence received by Rebecca Clark, 1804-1806, before her marriage to John Humphrey. One letter is from her sister Elizabeth and the other letters were written by her mother Bathsheba Clark. Bathsheba mentions caring for a grandchild with smallpox and various needlework projects. The genealogical information includes pages from a family bible, research on the Allen, Clark, and...
Dates: 1725-1932