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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 278 Collections and/or Records:

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.

Borton-Williams family legal papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-SC-147
Abstract This collection includes legal papers of the Borton and Williams families. Among those are maps and blueprints of property in New Jersey, deeds, bonds, and wills.

Mary Bradway correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-SC-013
Abstract This collection includes the personal correspondence of Mary S. Bradway with John Comly, John and Judith Cornell, and John Hallowell. The letters are personal in content, with some discussion of the nature of contemporary Quaker spirituality.

Anna Pettit Broomell collection of poetry

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-SC-099
Abstract This collection includes miscellaneous poetry, primarily written by Quakers, which was collected by Anna Broomell. Among items of interest is a poem by Charles Francis Jenkins to the Female Association of Philadelphia on the occasion of its centennial anniversary. Also included are poems by and related to the Pettit family.

Eli F. Brown Collection

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-SC-277
Overview The collection contains manuscript memoirs of Eli F. Brown (1842-1908) in which he describes the hardships of Quakers caught in Loudoun County, Virginia, during the Civil War and immediately thereafter. He was briefly imprisoned for refusing miliary service and describes the looting and guerilla warfare, and the burning of Loudoun County in late 1864 on Sheridan's orders. Also in the collection is Brown's sympathetic account of John Brown's revolt in nearby Harpers Ferry as well as 19 family...

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.

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.

Henry J. Cadbury correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-SC-016
Abstract This collection primarily includes correspondence related to Frederick Tolles' article "Emerson and Quakerism" and to Henry Cadbury's article " Quakerism in Friedrichstadt.". Correspondents include Frederick Tolles, Bliss Perry, R.L. Rusk, Jessie Carter, and others.

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.

Carman family papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-SC-230
Abstract The collections contain journals, correspondence, and miscellaneous Quaker papers. A small journal kept by Thomas Carman, 1864 and 1867, describes his travels which included upstate New York, Baltimore, and Richmond (where he attended general Quaker meetings and visited African American services). Also a photocopy of a journal kept by Catharine Williams, describing a trip to Iowa in 1864 where she attended Yearly Meeting. Correspondents include Benjamin Angell, Edward Dorland, George M. Sisson,...