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

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG4-007

Scope and Contents

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

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Copyright and Rights Information

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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.

Extent

0.4 Linear Feet (1 box)

Language

English

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.

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
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Sponsor
Encoding made possible by a grant by the Gladys Kriebel Delmas Foundation to the Philadelphia Consortium of Special Collections Libraries

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