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Annual Association for the Relief of Sick Children in the Summer Records

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG4-007
The collection contains minutes, 1818-1854 (gap 1819-1821) and other records, including acting committee minutes and workbook, 1843-1851.

Dates

  • 1818-1862

Creator

Limitations on Accessing the Collection

Collection is open for research.

Copyright and Rights Information

Access is through microfilm, when available.

Copyright has not been assigned to Friends Historical Library All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in to the Director. Permission for publication is given on behalf Friends Historical Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by reader.

Extent

0.4 Linear Feet (1 box)

Overview

The Annual Association for the Relief of Sick Children in the Summer was a Quaker women's organization founded in 1818 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to provide relief for impoverished sick children and their mothers from the crowding and oppressive heat during the summer months. The collection contains minutes, 1818-1854 (gap 1819-1821) and other records, including acting committee minutes and workbook, 1843-1851.

Biographical / Historical

The Annual Association for the Relief of Sick Children in the Summer was a Quaker women's organization founded in 1818 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to provide relief for impoverished sick children and their mothers from the crowding and oppressive heat during the summer months. The Association was proposed by Casper Wister, M.D., (1801-1867) and was originally housed in a wing of the City Hospital.

Arrangement

The collection is organized into two series. The series are:
  1. Minutes
  2. Miscellaneous
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Physical Location

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Deposited by Philadelphia Yearly Meeting, 1975.

Existence and Location of Copies

Minutes, 1818-1854 (gap 1819-1821) available on microfilm: Film Org.-H (film on roll with Home for Moral Reform)
Title
An Inventory of the Annual Association for the Relief of Sick Children in the Summer Records, 1818-1862
Author
FHL staff
Date
1975
Description rules
dacs
Sponsor
Encoding made possible by a grant by the Gladys Kriebel Delmas Foundation to the Philadelphia Consortium of Special Collections Libraries

Revision Statements

  • 2016 Summer: This electronic finding aid was updated in Summer 2016 by Abdulrezak Kemal in preparation for importing into ArchivesSpace, to conform to current markup standards and the ArchivesSpace data model.

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