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Archives & Manuscripts

Friends Indian Aid Association of Philadelphia

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG4-031

Scope and Contents

Printed and hand-written documents, correspondence and financial records of the Friends' Indian Aid Association of Philadelphia.

Dates

  • 1869-1875

Creator

Limitations on Accessing the Collection

Collection is open for research.

Copyright and Rights Information

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.

Biographical / Historical

The Friends' Indian Aid Association was organized in 1869 by members of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting (Hicksite). The stated objective was to solicit voluntary donations of money and goods to distribute to the Indian tribes assigned to the care of the Yearly Meeting.

Many of its members were also members of the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting (Hicksite) Indian Committee. Mary Jeanes was the first President of the Indian Aid Association, and Emily H. Atkinson was appointed Treasurer. When the latter resigned in the 12mo 1869, John Saunders assumed the position. The Association continued to supply food, clothing, sanitary stores, books, etc., donated by individuals and meetings until at least 1876.

Extent

0.25 Linear Feet (1 box)

Language

English

Overview

Friends' Indian Aid Association of Philadelphia was an organization of Hicksite Quakers in Philadelphia founded in 1869 to solicit donations of money and goods to distribute to the Indian tribes in Nebraska assigned to the care of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting (Hicksite) during the period of Grant's peace policy. The collection includes reports and minutes, financial reports, correspondence, and lists of goods.

Arrangement

The collection is organized in to 6 series. The series are:
  1. Correspondence
  2. Lists of Goods
  3. Reports and Minutes
  4. Treasurer's Reports
  5. Bills and Receipts
  6. Printed Documents
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Physical Location

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donor: Unknown
Title
An Inventory of the Friends' Indian Aid Association of Philadelphia Records, 1869-1875
Author
FHL staff
Date
2000
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
English
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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