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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:

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

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

Henry Drinker correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-SC-031
Abstract This collection includes letters received by Henry Drinker regarding various business and personal matters. The correspondents include Ruth Anna Rutter (later Lindley), George Churchman, and William Brinton, who wrote concerning a subscription from Lampeter Preparative Meeting for relief in Europe.
Dates: 1791-1801

Henry Drinker Letters to Isaac Hicks

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-SC-280
Overview Henry Drinker (1734-1809) was a successful Philadelphia Quaker merchant and served as clerk of Philadelphia Monthly Meeting. A prominent New York City merchant, Isaac Hicks (1767-1820) was a cousin of the Quaker artist and minister Edward Hicks and of Quaker minister Elias Hicks. Drinker and Hicks were close friends and acted as business agents for each other, reflected in the 1801 correspondence. As prominent members of the Society of Friends, they were active in Quaker concerns, including...
Dates: 1801, 1817; Majority of material found within 1801

Hettie G. Fenimore family correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-SC-038
Abstract This collection consists primarily of letters written to Hettie Fenimore by her family, including her brother Jason, his wife Mary, their children, and Eliza Fell. The correspondence relates personal and local news. Also included are letters written by Hettie's mother, Amy, and a copy of a commencement speech given at Central High School, Philadelphia, in 1858 by her nephew, Frank. Frank's letters contain several of his poems and amusing anecdotes about Philadelphia in the 1850's.
Dates: 1832-1869

John Ladd Howell correspondence received

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-SC-060
Abstract The collection contains correspondence received by Philadelphia Quaker merchant John Ladd Howell and his family. The majority of the letters were sent by his father, John Howell, addresseed to him and to his mother during extended absences in North and South Carolina and Georgia. The letters concern family business with fatherly advice to his son, some local commentary, and mention of mistreatment of the Indians. Of interest is a letter from Richard Waln from the Barbadoes. Also included is the...
Dates: 1733-1764; bulk 1753-1764; Majority of material found within 1753 - 1764

Collection of John Melchior Ogden papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-SC-171
Abstract This collection consists of the papers of John Melchior Ogden, including newspaper clippings, letters and receipts, as well as notices from charitable associations such as the Carpenters' Company and the House of Refuge. Also included are letters to Charles Smith Ogden regarding the book, In Memoriam John Melchior Ogden, as well as reminiscences of Philadelphia in 1800 by Jesse Ogden, and an engraving of Fairhill Meeting House by Joseph Pennell.
Dates: 1825-1885

Parrish family papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-SC-184
Abstract Collection of family papers includes letters received by Abraham Scott, 1700-1704, a volume containing copies of letters written by George Dillwyn in relation to his wife's inheritance of part of the estate of Richard Hill, Hannah Moore, and Henry Hill, including a house in Madeira, 1799-1816, and an almanac with notations by Captain John Hollitt. Of particular interest is John Parrish's diary of his journey in the ministry from Philadelphia to Virginia in 1782. Also included are copies of...
Dates: 1662-1873

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.
Dates: 1756-1831

Jane P. Rushmore papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-SC-111
Abstract Personal correspondence of Jane Rushmore, as well as some letters relating the business of Friends Central Bureau. Also included is the collection of Emily Cooper Johnson of notes and recollections for her biography of Jane Rushmore"Under Quaker Appointment." Primary correspondents include Hannah Clothier Hull.
Dates: 1923-1958