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Overview The Central Soup Society of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was incorporated on March 6, 1861, with the charitable purpose of distributing soup and other food to the poor and needy during the inclement seasons. The organization was founded by Hicksite Quakers and continued to serve the people of Philadelphia throughout the 20th century. It survives at the turn of the 21st century as a foundation. Records of the Central Soup Society; includes financial records, minutes, and miscellaneous historical...
Scope and Contents Papers include letters, legal and financial papers, deeds, journals and diaries, genealogical material, photographs, other. Noteworthy among the letters are the correspondence of John Carter and John L. Kite, concerning Gurneyite tendencies in Philadelphia Monthly Meeting, 1860; letters, 1895-1899, to Charles Evans; a letter from William Evans, Antigua, June 4, 1780, to his brother Jonathan, telling of life as a ship's carpenter; correspondence of William Evans (1835-1919) with his family....
- Names: Evans, Charles X
- Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections 2
- Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College 1
- Charities -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia 1
- Church work with the poor -- Society of Friends 1
- Food relief -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia 1
- Nonprofit organizations -- Pennsylvania 1
- Philadelphia (Pa.) -- Poor -- Services for 1