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Collection of Bringhurst Family Correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-MSS-046
Overview Contains the collected correspondence of the Bringhurst family, largely compiled by C. Marshall Taylor. It includes correspondence, 1780-1806, of Philadelphia Quaker businessman James Bringhurst and his letters received from John Murray of New York City. Bringhurst corresponded with family and prominent friends including John Dickinson, Job Scott, Nathan Hunt, James Pemberton, Jesse Kersey, Lindley Murray and Moses Brown. Of particular interest are descriptions of life in Philadelphia and the...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1780 - 1811; 1780 - 1941

Hiram Doty collected papers relating to Quaker history

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Identifier: SFHL-SC-029
Abstract This collection includes original manuscripts collected by Hi Doty relating to early Quaker involvement in Indian affairs from 1756 to 1821 and the Friendly Association. Of particular interest are documents concerning the settlement at Oneida and the Treaty of Easton. Correspondents include Tedyuscung, Nathaniel Holland, Frederick Post, John Hunt, William Cooper, Israel Chapin, William Savery, James Pemberton, and Joseph Elkinton. Also included in the collection are several letters written by...
Dates: 1756-1874

Henry Drinker correspondence

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Identifier: SFHL-SC-031
Abstract This collection includes letters received by Henry Drinker regarding various business and personal matters. The correspondents include Ruth Anna Rutter (later Lindley), George Churchman, and William Brinton, who wrote concerning a subscription from Lampeter Preparative Meeting for relief in Europe.
Dates: 1791-1801

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

Pemberton Manuscripts

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Identifier: SFHL-MSS-039
Overview The collection contains primarily family correspondence of the three Pemberton brothers -- Israel, James, and John, prominent members of the Society of Friends in Philadelphia who were exiled to Virginia during the Revolutionary War for their pacifism. It also includes a small number of correspondence from Edward Stabler and Alexander White, an account on the life of James Pemberton, and the will of his wife, Phebe Lewis Pemberton. Topics include the Pembertons' exile to Winchester, Va., with...
Dates: 1756-1812

Jonah Thompson correspondence

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Identifier: SFHL-SC-131
Abstract This collection contains correspondence received by English Quaker Jonah Thompson. The bulk of these are written by Friends in Pennsylvania, relating the developing conflict between the Pennsylvania government and the Delaware Indians, and expressing concern with the role Quakers should have in a military defense of the colony. Included is a detailed account of developments regarding this issue in the Pennsylvania government by James Pemberton. Other prominent Philadelphia correspondents...
Dates: 1756-1759

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