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Mary Bradway correspondence

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Identifier: SFHL-SC-013
Abstract This collection includes the personal correspondence of Mary S. Bradway with John Comly, John and Judith Cornell, and John Hallowell. The letters are personal in content, with some discussion of the nature of contemporary Quaker spirituality.
Dates: 1829-1886

Charles Farquar correspondence

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Identifier: SFHL-SC-037
Abstract This collection includes correspondence from Benjamin Hallowell to his brother-in-law, Charles Farquar. The letters relate primarily to family news, and occasionally address issues related to the Alexandria Boarding School and methods of teaching scientific and mathematical information.
Dates: 1829-1842

Albert Lamborn Green Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-175
Overview Albert Lamborn Green (1845-1947) was a Quaker Indian Agent for the Otoe Agency in Nebraska during the period of President Grant's "peace policy," 1869-1872. The bulk of the correspondence in this collection is comprised of letters written to Green from Philadelphia Friends in regard to gifts in support of Indian work. Later letters written by Green describe from memory the social life and customs of the Otoe Indians. The collection has information on the Otoe language, vocabulary, etc., and...
Dates: 1869-1935

Griscom family correspondence

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Identifier: SFHL-SC-050
Abstract This collection primarily includes correspondence between William Wade Griscom and his family while he was at Benjamin Hallowell's boarding school in Alexandria, Virginia. Correspondents include his father, William, his stepmother, Sarah Whitelock, and his sister, Hannah S. Included are grade reports from Friends Central School and from Alexandria Boarding School, descriptions by William Wade Griscom of his trips to Washington, D.C., and an account of a lecture by Horace Mann. Also included are...
Dates: 1844-1896

A. Thomas Hallowell family papers

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Identifier: SFHL-SC-052
Abstract This collection, assembled by A. Thomas Hallowell, contains the photocopy of a letter from Benjamin Hallowell to his son, Henry Clay, a typescript copy of the childhood reminiscences of Henry C. Hallowell, and also a typescript copy of childhood memories of Mary H. Stabler.
Dates: 1851-1940

Hallowell-Stabler Family Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-057
Overview The Hallowell and Stabler families were Quakers mainly of Sandy Spring, Maryland. James S. Hallowell was a noted educator, and Edward Stabler was the postmaster of Sandy Spring. The collection illustrates the life of a 19th century Quaker family in Alexandria, Virginia, Washington, D.C., Sandy Spring, Maryland, and Philadelphia, where several relatives resided. While emphasizing family affairs and domestic life, these papers contain material of interest on education, farm life, observations of...
Dates: 1811-1946

Samuel M. Janney Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-183
Overview Samuel McPherson Janney was a Virginia Quaker minister, author, educator, and reformer. In 1839 he opened a boarding school for girls in Loudoun County. He traveled widely in the ministry, meeting with other denominations as well as being immersed in the contemporary issues facing the Society of Friends. Among his activities were establishing schools for African Americans and women, creating public schools in Virginia, and the abolition of slavery. In 1869 he was appointed Superintendent of...
Dates: 1815-1880

Friends Historical Library collection of memorials

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Identifier: SFHL-MSS-056
Overview Memorials are brief biographical essays which testify to the spiritual values of a Quaker's life. Early meetings only wrote memorials for ministers, but today some meetings continue the practice to memorialize all deceased members. In the 19th century, in particular, some Yearly Meetings periodically published compilations of memorials. This collection consists of miscellaneous memorials, from various meetings and regarding various Friends, collected by the Friends Historical Library over time.
Dates: 1760 - 1920

Letters and reports concerning Quakers work with Native Americans in Nebraska

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Identifier: SFHL-SC-293
Overview This small collection contains letters and reports concerning Friends work with Native Americans in Nebraska during the era of Grant's Peace Policy.
Dates: 1793, 1867-1885 and undated; Majority of material found within 1867 - 1888

Edward Parrish Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG6-D01
Overview This collection contains miscellaneous correspondence of Edward Parrish, first president of Swarthmore College (1864-1871).
Dates: 1859-1872

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