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Scope and Content note This collection is comprised of five volumes of the commonplace books of various members of the Elfreth family, including: Rebecca P. Elfreth, Jacob R. Elfreth Sr., Jacob R. Elfreth Jr,. and Jane P. Elfreth. The volumes include poetry, extracts, pressed leaves and flowers, and clippings of illustrations.
Overview The collection, spanning the period from 1832 to 1892, consists primarily of the letters written to Joseph Elfreth (1824-1898), a Quaker, many of which relate to family matters, including health and the birth of children, and occasionally indicates the connections among Quaker families. There are also financial accounts, miscellaneous letters, documents and a few photographs.
Dates: 1832 - 1892
Dates: 1820-1924 (change me)
Scope and Content note This collection is composed of 45 handwritten, bound volumes of the diaries of Jacob R. Elfreth, Sr. The majority of entries detail family news, births, deaths, and marriages within the Quaker community, Quaker meetings, and Elfreth's work with the Leigh Navigation Company.Diaries from 1860-1866 include entries and newspaper clippings that discuss issues related to the American Civil War, including slavery, movements of the Union and Confederate troops, battles between the two, and...
Overview Although the central figure in this collection is the Philadelphia Quaker businessman and philanthropist, T. Wistar Brown (1826-1916), it also includes materials relating to his father Moses Brown, mother Mary Wistar Brown, and wife Mary Farnum Brown, along with other members of the Brown family. Among the papers are correspondence, diaries, scrapbooks and deeds.
- Names: Elfreth, Jacob R., Sr., 1789-1870 X
- Quakers -- History 2
- Society of Friends -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- History -- Sources 2
- Philadelphia (Pa.) -- History 1
- Poetry 1
- Quaker women 1
- Quakers 1
- Quakers -- Diaries 1
- Quakers -- Pennsylvania 1
- United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 1
- clippings (information artifacts) 1
- commonplace books 1
- diaries 1
- financial records 1
- letters (correspondence) 1
- minutes (administrative records) 1
- photograph albums 1
- photographs 1
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