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Parrish Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG5-229
Overview Collection contains papers of the Parrish family, a prominent Philadelphia Quaker family. Includes correspondence, writings, and other papers of Edward Parrish, first president of Swarthmore College. Also of special interest is the correspondence of Dillwyn Parrish and his aunt and uncle, William and Deborah Parrish Wright; the letters of the Wrights in 1835 and 1836 give information about abolition and anti-slavery efforts in Lancaster County. A scrapbook assembled by Clemmons Parrish contains...
Dates: 1780-1966

Parrish family papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-SC-184
Abstract Collection of family papers includes letters received by Abraham Scott, 1700-1704, a volume containing copies of letters written by George Dillwyn in relation to his wife's inheritance of part of the estate of Richard Hill, Hannah Moore, and Henry Hill, including a house in Madeira, 1799-1816, and an almanac with notations by Captain John Hollitt. Of particular interest is John Parrish's diary of his journey in the ministry from Philadelphia to Virginia in 1782. Also included are copies of...
Dates: 1662-1873

John Parrish diaries

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-053
Scope and Content note This collection is composed of the original, handwritten diaries of John Parrish, a member and minister of the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting. The diaries describe Parrish's travels to Quaker families, including those disowned by their Meeting, throughout Rhode Island, Maryland, New York, and Pennsylvania.

Included with the diaries are a photocopy of a silhouette of John Parrish, and an article about the diaries published in The Friend on March 30, 1957.
Dates: 1796-1805

"Thoughts on Slavery"

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-07-071
Scope and Content note This collection is comprised of the single volume handwritten manuscript of John Parrish's essay, "Thoughts on Slavery," in which Parrish discusses the religious and moral reasons in favor of abolishing slavery in America, as well as a short history of slavery in America, and the responsibilities of the American government to those they are oppressing through slavery.
Dates: 1800

William Savery diaries

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-061
Scope and Content note This collection is composed of four handwritten volumes of William Savery's diaries. The majority of the first volume concerns the Treaty at Canandaigua, but the remaining volumes are all accounts of religious visits Savery made throughout Europe and Britain. Entries generally describe details of travel between destinations, Quaker meetings attended, Quaker families visited, and descriptions of each location's culture, food, language, style of dress, and form of local government.
Dates: 1794-1798