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Samuel M. Janney Papers

 Collection
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

John Greenleaf Whittier Manuscript Collection

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-MSS-063
Overview John Greenleaf Whittier was a New England Quaker poet, journalist, and abolitionist. His poetry, inspired by his religious and moral beliefs, was well regarded during his lifetime, and he was respected by both Orthodox and Hicksite Quakers. The collection contains Whittier correspondence, manuscript poetry, books, photographs and miscellaneous material.
Dates: 1708-1896

Mott Manuscripts

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-MSS-035
Overview Lucretia Mott was a prominent Philadelphia Quaker minister and a leader in reform movements, especially antislavery, education, peace, and women's rights. She was born in 1793 in Nantucket, Mass., the daughter of Thomas and Anna Coffin, and educated at Nine Partners Boarding School in Dutchess Co., N.Y. In 1811, she married James Mott and they settled in Philadelphia, Pa. The Motts were active Hicksite Quakers, and Lucretia served as clerk of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting and traveled in the...
Dates: 1831-1898

Daniel Neall papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-SC-086
Abstract This collection comprises the letters and papers of Daniel Neall. Included are essays on various academic subjects, poems, and an account of the life of his father, Daniel Neall. Also included are personal letters of Daniel Neall, and papers relating to the 50th Anniversary convention of the American Anti-Slavery Society in 1883. Minutes of this meeting are included, as well as letters relating to its organization, from Edward M. Davis, Mary Grew, and Dillwyn Parrish. Among these are letters...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1834-1977- 1834-1884

New York Yearly Meeting collection of papers concerning slavery

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-SC-284
Overview The collection contains a small number of miscellaneous papers relating to efforts within New York Yearly Meeting to support the manumission of slaves, abolition, and education of freed slaves, 1778-1870. Most are copies of reports presented to New York Monthly Meeting or to the Yearly Meeting, compiled as a reference file.
Dates: 1778 - 1870

Sarah Hopper Palmer Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG5-115
Overview Sarah Hopper Palmer (1796-1885) was the eldest child of Isaac T. Hopper (1771-1852), noted Hicksite Quaker abolitionist and social reformer. The collection was apparently compiled as a basis for Lydia Maria Child's Life of Isaac T. Hopper, which was first published in 1853. The original manuscript of the published book is included in the collection. The collection contains material on the Palmer, Hunn and Jenkins families, family correspondence, legal and...
Dates: 1705-1883

Pennsylvania Hall Association Records

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG4-074
Overview The Pennsylvania Hall Association was a stockholders association formed in 1837 to erect a building in Philadelphia dedicated “to Liberty and the Rights of Man.” Many of the primary movers behind the Association were Quakers involved in the anti-slavery movement. The building was opened on May 14, 1838, and, as a symbol of the abolitionist movement, was destroyed by an angry mob on May 17, 1838. This collection contains minutes of the Board of Managers of the Association, 1838-1847, financial...
Dates: 1837-1899 (bulk 1837-1849)

Moses Pierce correspondence with George F. White

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Identifier: SFHL-SC-238
Abstract The collections contains correspondence between George F. White and Moses Pierce in which Pierce asks White to clarify his views on abolition, temperance, and peace. White does not agree with abolitionists who want an immediate end to slavery, and he thinks that Great Britain's Abolition of Slavery Act was a ill-conceived. He notes the wretched conditions of factories and mines in England and Scotland as other forms of slavery. Pierce, in copies or drafts of the letters he sent, argues that the...
Dates: 1839-1926 (bulk 1842-1846)

Aaron M. (Aaron Macy) Powell Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG5-122
Overview Aaron M. (Aaron Macy) Powell, 1832-1899, was a Quaker social reformer. The collection contains correspondence, much of it letters of condolence following the death (1867) of Powell's daughter Elizabeth, biographical materials and tributes, and mss. of his biographies of George Fox and Wendell Phillips.
Dates: 1858-1915

Reproduction pictures used in exhibitions or book illustrations

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Identifier: SFHL-PA-ILL
Overview Reproductions of photographs, documents, and objects used as book illustrations or in exhibits. Most of the original photographs, documents, and objects are at FHL but some are from other repositories.
Dates: 1981 - 1998

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Hopper, Isaac T. (Isaac Tatem), 1771-1852 4
Dugdale, Joseph A., 1810-1896 3
Garrison, William Lloyd, 1805-1879 3
Hicks, Elias, 1748-1830 3
Phillips, Wendell, 1811-1884 3
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Whittier, John Greenleaf, 1807-1892 3
American Anti-slavery Society 2
Anthony, Susan B. (Susan Brownell) 2
Child, Lydia Maria Francis, 1802-1880 2
Comly, John, 1773-1850 2
Davis, Edward M., 1811-1887 2
Ferris, Benjamin, 1780-1867 2
Gibbons family 2
Grew, Mary, 1813-1896 2
Jackson, Halliday, 1771-1835 2
Jackson, John, 1809-1855 2
Lundy, Benjamin, 1789-1839 2
Marriott, Charles 2
Mott, James, 1788-1868 2
Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880 2
Neall, Daniel, 1784-1846 2
New York Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Hicksite : 1828-1957 : New York, N.Y.) 2
Parrish, Dillwyn, 1809-1886 2
Pennsylvania Hall (Philadelphia, Pa.) 2
Anti-slavery Convention 1
Baltimore Society for the Protection of Free People of Color 1
Baltimore Yearly Meeting of Friends (Hicksite: 1828-1968). Joint Committee on Indian Affairs (1869-1892) 1
Barbour, Hugh 1
Barney, Nathaniel 1
Bean, Hannah E. (Hannah Elliott), 1830-1909 1
Bean, Joel, 1825-1914 1
Bennett, William, 1804-1873 1
Biddle, Mary, 1780-1849 1
Bond, Elizabeth Powell, 1841-1926 1
Bringhurst, Joseph, 1767-1834 1
Brown, Gould 1
Brown, Moses, 1738-1836 1
Burleigh, Charles C. (Charles Calistus), 1810-1878 1
Burritt, Elihu, 1810-1879 1
Cadwallader, Priscilla, 1786-1859 1
Carmalt, Caleb 1
Cleaver family 1
Cleaver, Ellis, 1758-1829 1
Cleaver, Ellis, 1801-1874 1
Cleaver, Ezekiel, 1729-1785 1
Cleaver, Ezekiel, 1757-1832 1
Cleaver, Sarah, 1755-1820 1
Cleaver, Solomon, 1797-1865 1
Clement, Mary S. (Mary Sharpless), 1807-1858 1
Clement, William Lloyd Garrison, 1834-1889 1
Clements family 1
Collyer, Robert, 1823-1912 1
Combe, George, 1788-1858 1
Davis, Anna 1
Davis, Maria Mott 1
Densmore, Christopher 1
Dorsey, William, 1811-1874 1
Douglass, Frederick, 1818-1895 1
Dugdale, Ruth 1
Dunning, Sarah 1
Earle, Mary Hussey 1
Emerson, Ralph Waldo, 1803-1882 1
Ferris family 1
Ferris, Anna M., 1815-1890 1
Ferris, David, 1821-1908 1
Ferris, Fanny, 1778-1833 1
Ferris, Henry 1
Ferris, John, 1775-1802 1
Ferris, Matilda, 1853-1937 1
Ferris, Ziba, 1743-1794 1
Fisher, Miers, 1748-1819 1
Fisher, Samuel Rowland, 1745-1834 1
Foulke, William Dudley, 1848-1935 1
Fox, George 1
Free Produce Association of Friends, of New-York Yearly Meeting 1
Friends' Indian Aid Association 1
Frost, Gideon, 1798-1880 1
Frost, Mary W. (Mary Willets), 1803-1847 1
Frost, Robert, 1874-1963 1
Furness, William Henry, 1802-1896 1
Garrett, Thomas, 1789-1871 1
Gibbons, Abby Hopper, 1801-1893 1
Gibbons, J. S. (James Sloan), 1810-1892 1
Gibbons, Mary, 1795-1876 1
Grimke, Angelina Emily, 1805-1879 1
Griscom, Samuel S., 1802-1878 1
Gurney, Joseph John, 1788-1847 1
Hale, Sarah Josepha Buell, 1788-1879 1
Hallowell, Anna Davis, 1838-1913 1
Hallowell, Benjamin, 1799-1877 1
Hallowell, Mary 1
Hanaford, Phebe A. (Phebe Ann), 1829-1921 1
Harper, Frances Ellen Watkins, 1825-1911 1
Hicks family 1
Hicks, Edward, 1780-1849 1
Hicks, Isaac, 1767-1820 1
Hopkins, Elizabeth 1
Hopper family 1
Howe, Julia Ward, 1819-1910 1
Howland family 1
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