SFHL/FHL/SC. Small Collections
Record Group Term
This record group includes small collections that are less than a box-worth of material.
Found in 281 Collections and/or Records:
Friendly Association for Regaining and Preserving Peace with the Indians by Pacific Measures records
Abstract Correspondence, including that with civil and military authorities, accounts of preliminary meetings with Indian delegates, and invoices, relating to the Treaty of Easton.
Abstract Minutes, 1869-1872, of Friends' Social Union, New York City. Aaron M. Powell was one of the early chairmen, and Maria Mitchell included in the speakers. One of the group's continuing concerns was the plight of the American Indians.
Overview The collection contains correspondence between members of the Gideon and Mary W. (Willets) Frost family, Hicksite Quakers of Westbury, Long Island, New York. Gideon Frost was a successful merchant, philanthropist, and founder of Friends Academy at Locust Valley. Family members were active in Quaker concerns, especially education and abolition. The letters mention prominent Friends, family, and anti-slavery concerns.
Dates: 1831, 1838, 1843 and 1871
Abstract This collection includes letters of Elizabeth Fry, both original and photocopies. The letters cover a wide range of subjects, from personal news to prison reform. Her correspondence is particularly concerned with education and religious instruction of prisoners, and the treatment of women and children prisoners. One letter describes the philosophy of Quaker marriages. Most of the recipients are unnamed. Also included are several letters of Joseph Fry, passes to visit Newgate prison, and...
Abstract This collection includes the papers and correspondence of the Fussell and Lewis famlies. The latter relate primarily family and local news. Of particular interest are several letters by Graceanna Lewis denouncing slavery, an account of the response in New York Yearly Meeting to the disownment of Isaac T. Hopper, and correspondence relating an encounter with the Seneca Indians. Other letters include those written to Mariann Lewis by friends from Kimberton Boarding School, some of which relate to...
Dates: 1836-1938-bulk 1836-1866
Abstract This collection includes letters and legal documents of the Gest family over several generations. The collection also includes genealogical information on the Gests, their ancestors the Dickinsons, and their descendants, the Pownalls. Notable among the correspondence is a letter from Philadelphia Western District Women's Meeting to Deborah West, Jr., reprimanding her for disunity, presumably with the Hicksites. Also included are wills of Joseph and Deborah Gest, and letters from John B. Gest...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1815-1980 [ 1815-1884]
Abstract Mary Lukens, a birthright member of Abington Monthly Meeting, acknowledged marrying out of unity in 1801 and remained a member of the Society of Friends. Her husband, William Grant (d. 1849) became a member of Abington Monthly Meeting in 1811, and in 1818 the couple requested membership for their four children: Gulielma, Lukens, Mary, and John M. Grant. Their daughter Jane L. Grant, was born 1817, a birthright member of Abington Monthly Meeting. The family affiliated with the Hicksite branch in...