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Annual Association for the Relief of Sick Children in the Summer Records

Identifier: SFHL-RG4-007
Overview The Annual Association for the Relief of Sick Children in the Summer was a Quaker women's organization founded in 1818 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to provide relief for impoverished sick children and their mothers from the crowding and oppressive heat during the summer months. The collection contains minutes, 1818-1854 (gap 1819-1821) and other records, including acting committee minutes and workbook, 1843-1851.
Dates: 1818-1862

Benezet House Association Records

Identifier: SFHL-RG4-010
Overview The Benezet House Association, Philadelphia, Pa., was formed in 1917 to assist and educate the City's poor blacks and immigrants. It was created by the merger of the Joseph Sturge Mission School, a First Day school for blacks 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 Meeting as a graded primary school....
Dates: 1846-1945

Carman family papers

Identifier: SFHL-SC-230
Abstract The collections contain journals, correspondence, and miscellaneous Quaker papers. A small journal kept by Thomas Carman, 1864 and 1867, describes his travels which included upstate New York, Baltimore, and Richmond (where he attended general Quaker meetings and visited African American services). Also a photocopy of a journal kept by Catharine Williams, describing a trip to Iowa in 1864 where she attended Yearly Meeting. Correspondents include Benjamin Angell, Edward Dorland, George M. Sisson,...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1786-1894

Central Employment Association (Philadelphia, Pa.) Records

Identifier: SFHL-RG4-015
Overview The Central Employment Association, a women's charity, was established circa 1840 in Philadelphia by Hicksite Quakers as the Northern Female Association for the Relief of the Sick and Infirm Poor. The collection contains the charter and by-laws, work and financial records, and correspondence, 1840-1942.
Dates: 1840-1942

Central Soup Society

Identifier: SFHL-RG4-100
Overview The Central Soup Society of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was incorporated on March 6, 1861, with the charitable purpose of distributing soup and other food to the poor and needy during the inclement seasons. The organization was founded by Hicksite Quakers and continued to serve the people of Philadelphia throughout the 20th century. It survives at the turn of the 21st century as a foundation. Records of the Central Soup Society; includes financial records, minutes, and miscellaneous historical...
Dates: 1860-1968

Collection of Bringhurst Family Correspondence

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

Female Association of Philadelphia for the Relief of the Sick and Infirm Poor with Clothing Records

Identifier: SFHL-RG4-018
Overview The Female Association of Philadelphia for the Relief of the Sick and Infirm Poor with Clothing was a Quaker charity founded in 1828 to distribute clothing and provide other assistance to the sick and poor of Philadelphia. It went out of existence in 1975.
Dates: 1828-1978

Friends' Employment Society Record

Identifier: SFHL-RG4-098
Overview The Friends Employment Society was founded in 1862 in New York City by Hicksite women as the Women's Association of Friends for the Employment and Relief by Clothing of the Suffering Poor. Incorporated in 1902, it provided employment for the working poor by providing sewing projects. In 1948 it revised its charter to state its purpose of giving help to needy people, through contributions to other charitable organizations. This collection contains minutes and...
Dates: 1862-1948

Friends Neighborhood Guild

Identifier: SFHL-RG4-035
Overview Friends Neighborhood Guild is a social welfare agency established by Hicksite Quakers in 1879 to serve the Poplar section of North Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It began as a volunteer organization for immigrant children and evolved into a settlement house and community center. This collection primarily contains early records of Friends Neighborhood Guild, and also the records of two related Quaker societies, the Friendly Settlement Association and the Spring Street Mission.
Dates: 1880-1962

Grandom Institution (Philadelphia, Pa.)

Identifier: SFHL-RG4-040
Overview The Grandom Institution was a charity established in 1841 through the will of Hartt Grandom, a Philadelphia Quaker, to provide fuel, clothing, and financial assistance to poor Philadelphians. The collection contains minutes, reports, legal, and financial records, as well as similar records of two affiliated but independent organizations, the Fuel Savings Society of the City and Liberties of Philadelphia, and the Philadelphia Soup House and records pertaining to the William Keinath Fund, an...
Dates: 1765-1971

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Female Association of Philadelphia for the Relief of the Sick and Infirm Poor with Clothing 2
Young Friends Aid Association (New York, N.Y.) 2
Angell, Benjamin, d. 1868 1
Annual Association for the Relief of Sick Children in the Summer (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
Association for the Care of Colored Orphans 1
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Association of Friends for the Relief of Freedmen (New York, N.Y.) 1
Beaver Valley General Hospital 1
Beehive School for Colored Children (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
Benezet House Association (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
Biddle, Clement M. (Clement Miller), 1876-1959 1
Biddle, Robert 1
Biddle, William C. 1
Bogardus, Joseph A., 1851-1896 1
Bowne, Amy, 1795- 1
Bringhurst, James, 1730-1810 1
Bringhurst, Joseph, 1733-1811 1
Brown, Moses, 1738-1836 1
Carman family (Carman, Thomas, 1815-1899) 1
Carman, Catharine Williams 1
Carman, Thomas, 1815-1899 1
Central Employment Association (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
Central Soup Society 1
Collins, Sarah, b. 1795 1
Cooper, Stanley B. 1
Cox, John, 1860-1951 1
Cromwell, Caroline A., b. 1833 1
Davis, Mary E., d. 1879 1
Dickinson, John, 1732-1808 1
District Nurse Association of New Brighton 1
Edwards, Martha 1
Evans, Charles 1
Foulke, Elizabeth, 1758-1820 1
Free-School Society of New-York 1
Friendly Settlement Association (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
Friends Employment Society 1
Friends Mission No.1 (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
Friends Neighborhood Guild 1
Friends' Employment Society (New York, N.Y.) 1
Fuel Saving Society of the City and Liberties of Philadelphia 1
Garvan, Theresa 1
Grandom Institution (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
Grandom, Hartt, 1778-1840 1
Hawkins, Harry A., b. 1860 1
Hoag, May 1
Hollywood Children's Summer Home of Baltimore City 1
Home for Destitute Colored Children (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
Home for the Moral Reform of Destitute Colored Children (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
Hunt, Nathan, 1758-1853 1
Ingram, William S. 1
Jackson, Anna M. (Anna Margaret), 1848-1920 1
Jackson, William M. (William Morris), 1837-1919 1
Jeanes, Joseph 1
Jeanes, Samuel, d.1894 1
Joseph Sturge Mission School (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
Kersey, Jesse, 1768-1845 1
Ladies Benevolent Association of New Brighton (Pa.) 1
Lawton, Albert R., 1858-1930 1
Leidy, Joseph 1
Lindley Murray Fund 1
Lippincott, Joshua 1
Locust Street Mission Association (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
Ludlam, Sarah, d. 1841 1
McInnes, Robert K. 1
Minturn, Mary 1
Murray, Catherine Bowne 1
Murray, John, 1758-1819 1
Murray, Lindley, 1745-1826 1
New York Colored Mission 1
New York Female Association 1
New York Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Orthodox : 1828-1955) 1
Northern Association of the City and County of Philadelphia for the Relief and Employment of Poor Women 1
Northern Female Association for the Relief of the Sick and Infirm Poor (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
Parrish, Dillwyn, 1809-1886 1
Parrish, Edward, 1822-1872 1
Pemberton, James, 1723-1809 1
Perot, T. Morris 1
Philadelphia First Day School Union 1
Philadelphia Society for Supplying the Poor with Soup 1
Philadelphia Soup House 1
Pierce, Charles W. 1
Robins, George 1
Scott, Job, 1751-1793 1
Spring Street Mission (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
Spring Street Settlement (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
Sunnycrest Farm for Negro Boys (Cheyney, Pa.) 1
Swarthmore Monthly Meeting (Society of Friends). Refugee Committee 1
Swarthmore Refugee Resource House 1
Taber, Anna F. 1
Taber, Elizabeth W. 1
The Shelter (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
Underhill, Hannah 1
Underhill, Sarah F. 1
Waring, Eileen B. 1
Whitson, Benjamin F., 1867-1957 1
William Keinath Fund 1
Wood, M. S. (Mary Sutton), 1805-1894 1
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