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Ash-Schofield Family Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-004
Overview Samuel Shinn Ash and his wife, Sarah Jane Schofield Ash, were prominent Quakers, active in a variety of philanthropic activities, including anti-slavery, peace, temperance, women's rights, and education. Samuel Shinn Ash was apprenticed as an engineer and machinist and worked in manufacturing. This collection consists of family papers, manuscript letters and memorabilia, largely of a domestic nature. Includes some descriptions of Meetings and religious journeys, of the early struggles of Samuel...
Dates: 1796 - 1933; Majority of material found within 1833 - 1912

Association of Friends for the Free Instruction of Adult Colored Persons Records

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Identifier: SFHL-RG4-009
Overview The Association of Friends for the Free Instruction of Adult Colored Persons was a Quaker organization organized in 1789 in Philadelphia to operate a charity school for black adults. The Association provided free adult education to African-Americans until 1904 when it was dissolved and its assets were transferred to the Institute for Colored Youth. This collection contains minutes, financial records, and some correspondence of the Association of Friends for the Free Instruction of Adult Colored...
Dates: 1789-1905

Baltimore Yearly Meeting draft epistles collection

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Identifier: SFHL-SC-269
Abstract Collection of manuscript drafts of epistles prepared by Baltimore Yearly Meeting to send to the Yearly Meetings of Philadelphia, New York, Rhode Island, and North Carolina. Most concern the education and treatment of Indians, African Americans, and Quaker children; also, opposition to war and the production of liquor by Friends. All are handwritten with corrections.
Dates: 1776-1815

Benezet House Association Records

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Identifier: SFHL-RG4-010
Overview The Benezet House Association, Philadelphia, Pa., was formed in 1917 to assist and educate the City's poor African American and immigrant residents. It was created by the merger of the Joseph Sturge Mission School, a First Day school for African Americans founded in 1865; Anthony Benezet School, founded in 1795 as the School for Black People and their Descendants (also known as the Raspberry Street School); and Western District Colored School, founded 1848 under the care of Twelfth Street...
Dates: 1846-1945

Friends Freedmen's Association Records

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Identifier: SFHL-RG4-024
Overview Friends' Freedmen's Association was an organization of Philadelphia Quakers founded in 1863 as Friends' Association of Philadelphia and Its Vicinity, for the Relief of Colored Freemen. Its purpose was to provide relief and education to formerly enslaved people during and after the Civil War. The name was changed circa 1873. From 1947-1955 the Association supported black students in schools and summer work camps. From 1955-1970 the income from investments was used to provide grants for...
Dates: 1863-1982

Cornelia Hancock Correspondence

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-308
Overview Cornelia Hancock (1840-1927) was a Civil War nurse, Reconstruction-era teacher in South Carolina, and, later, Philadelphia social worker. The papers consist primarily of her letters written in the post-Civil War years, 1865-1879, when she was teaching the children of formerly enslaved people in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. The collection includes reference material used by the donor, Henrietta Stratton Jaquette, in preparation for her book South after Gettysburg which was based on Hancock's...
Dates: 1861 - 1937; Majority of material found within 1865-1880

Emily Howland Family Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-066
Overview Emily Howland (1827-1929) was a Quaker humanitarian and educator who is particularly known for her work with formerly-enslaved African Americans in Virginia during and after the American Civil War. A birthright Friend, Emily Howland was the only daughter of Slocum and Hannah (Tallcot) Howland of Sherwood, N.Y. She was educated locally and for a brief period in Philadelphia, and then moved to Washington, D.C. in 1857 to teach at the Miner School for Freedmen. During the war she worked at a...
Dates: 1763-1929

Emily Howland family photographs

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Identifier: SFHL-PA-115
Overview Emily Howland (1827-1929) was a Quaker humanitarian and educator who is particularly known for her work with formerly enslaved people in Virginia during and after the American Civil War. This collection includes family photographs and photographs of Howland's abolition and women's rights colleagues.
Dates: 1763 - 1929

Lewis-Fussell Family Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-087
Overview Bartholomew Fussell was a Quaker minister who married Rebecca Bond at Abington Monthly Meeting in Pennsylvania in 1781. He was a member of Uwchlan Monthly Meeting of Friends at his death in 1838. The couple had eight children, viz. Esther, William, Sarah, Joseph, Jacob, Bartholomew, Rebecca, and Solomon. Esther married John Lewis in 1818, and they had four children, among whom was Graceanna Lewis, Quaker scientist and humanitarian. Joseph Fussell married Elizabeth Moore in 1814, and their...
Dates: 1698-1978

Martha Schofield Scholarship Fund

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Identifier: SFHL-RG4-048
Overview This small collection contains papers relating to the Martha Schofield Scholarship Fund, named after Quaker educator Martha Schofield, and restricted to students from Aiken County, South Carolina.
Dates: 1975-1980

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American League against War and Fascism 1
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Ash, Samuel S. (Samuel Shinn), 1829-1911 1
Ash, Sarah J. (Sarah Jane), 1835-1912 1
Association of Friends for the Free Instruction of Adult Colored Persons 1
Association of Friends for the Free Instruction of Colored Women 1
Baltimore Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends 1
Beehive School for Colored Children (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
Benezet House Association (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
Bryn Mawr College 1
Cheyney Training School for Teachers 1
Child, Mary H. (Mary Hough), 1803-1874 1
Christian Arbitration and Peace Society 1
Christiansburg Industrial Institute 1
Earlham College 1
Foster School for Girls (Clifton Springs, N.Y.) 1
Foulke family 1
Freedmen's Friend (Cambria, Va.) 1
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Fussell family 1
Fussell, Charles Lewis, 1840-1909 1
Fussell, Henry B. (Henry Bartholomew), 1815-1890 1
Fussell, Henry M. (Henry Moore), d.1917 1
Fussell, Linnaeus, 1842-1907 1
Fussell, Rebecca L. (Rebecca Lewis), 1820-1893 1
Guilford College 1
Hamilton, Alexander, 1757-1804 1
Hancock, Cornelia, 1840-1927 1
Haverford College 1
Hopper, Isaac T. (Isaac Tatem), 1771-1852 1
Howland, Benjamin, 1837-1882 1
Howland, Hannah T. (Hannah Tallcot), 1796-1867 1
Howland, Slocum, 1794-1881 1
Howland, William, 1823-1905 1
Humphreys, Richard, 1750-1832 1
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Institute for Colored Youth at Cheyney 1
Jenkins, Mary Ash, 1875-1948 1
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Lewis, Graceanna, 1821-1912 1
Locust Street Mission Association (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
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New York Association for Educating Colored Male Adults. Committee on Ways and Means 1
New-York Society for Promoting the Manumission of Slaves, and Protecting Such of Them as Have Been, or May Be Liberated 1
Putnam, Caroline F., 1826-1917 1
Richard Humphreys Foundation 1
Schofield, Lydia A. (Lydia Ann), 1835-1909 1
Schofield, Oliver W. (Oliver Wilson), 1806-1852 1
Scipio Executive Meeting of Friends (Hicksite : 1886-1924 : Scipio, N.Y.) 1
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Strange, Edward, d. 1872 1
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Tallcot, Phebe F., 1799-1870 1
Tallcot, Richard, b.1791 1
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Towne, Laura M. (Laura Matilda) 1
Trimble, Esther Jane, 1838-1888 1
Trimble, Rebecca F. (Rebecca Fussell), 1796-1882 1
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