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Abby Hopper Gibbons Family Photographs

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Identifier: SFHL-PA-069
Overview Abigail Hopper Gibbons (1801-1893) was an important figure in many of the reform movements in the middle and late nineteenth century. Like her father, Isaac T. Hopper (1771-1852), "Abby" Gibbons was an ardent abolitionist and dedicated to prison reform. This collection includes: a carte de visite album compiled by Abby Hopper Gibbons; a daguerreotype of Abby with her husband James and children; and photographs of her descendents, the Dunning family.
Dates: 1854 - 1935

Branson-Jackson Family Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-016
Overview Anna M. Jackson and her daughter, Anna M. (Jackson Branson) Theiss, were Quaker activists in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Anna M. Jackson was very involved in reform activities in New York City. She served as Chairman of the Women's Prison Reform Committee, and was also involved in the Women's Municipal League and the Political Study Club. Her daughter, Anna Morris Jackson, attended Swarthmore College for two years, and in 1909 earned a B.S. in Education from Columbia University. Anna was...
Dates: 1794-1962

Coffin Family Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-029
Overview The Coffin family were Quakers of Wayne County, Indiana. Elijah Coffin was born in 1793 in Guilford County, N.C., the son of Bethuel and Hannah Dicks Coffin. His son and daughter-in-law, Charles F. and Rhoda M. Coffin were active in the peace movement, prison reform, reform of the treatment of the insane, and the temperance movement. Father and son both served as Clerk of Indiana Yearly Meeting. The collection contains family correspondence, journals, business papers, and miscellaneous...
Dates: 1797-1932

Collection of Bringhurst Family Correspondence

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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

Elizabeth Gurney Fry collection

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Identifier: SFHL-SC-044
Abstract This collection includes letters of Elizabeth Fry, both original and photocopies. The letters cover a wide range of subjects, from personal news to prison reform. Her correspondence is particularly concerned with education and religious instruction of prisoners, and the treatment of women and children prisoners. One letter describes the philosophy of Quaker marriages. Most of the recipients are unnamed. Also included are several letters of Joseph Fry, passes to visit Newgate prison, and...
Dates: 1800-1845

Anna Wharton Morris Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-106
Overview Anna Wharton Morris was the youngest daughter of Joseph Wharton, prominent Philadelphia industrialist and philanthropist. She was a birthright member of the Society of Friends, active in prison reform and other social reform movements of her day, and was a profilic writer, primarily of short stories and essays. In 1896, she married Harrison S. Morris, Philadelphia author and arts administrator, and they had one child, Catharine Morris Wright. The collection includes her diaries and journals,...
Dates: 1729-1957

Collection of Thomas Mott Osborne Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-SC-089
Abstract This collection includes a letter from Thomas Mott Osborne to Esther Morton Smith, a Germantown, Pennsylvania Quaker, turning down an invitation to speak on prison reform, and also several news clippings of photographs of Thomas Mott Osborne while he served as warden at Sing Sing prison.
Dates: 1915

Quaker Emergency Service records

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Identifier: SFHL-SC-192
Abstract The collection is organized into four folders: the group's general records, including the initial plan and charter; the records of the Civilian Readjustment Committee, the post-war arm of the group; information on a project in Brazil; and writings by people outside the group. Of interest are transcript talks given by Peter F. Amoroso of the New York Department of Correction, and Austin H. MacCormick of the Osborne Association. There is also a carbon copy, attributed to John S. Gough, of the...
Dates: ca. 1941-1948

Josiah P. Marvel collected Quaker Emergency Service records

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Identifier: SFHL-SC-221
Abstract Collection contains primarily Marvel's files on the wartime projects of the Quaker Emergency Service, 1942-1945, and its postwar Civilian Readjustment Committee, including typed minutes, 1947-1961. Also includes papers concerning the Spears Mobile Clinic which operated in Syria with the help of the Friends Ambulance Unit, including a typescript describing the mission; the dispersal of French funds, 1954-1958, raised by Mme. de la Noue for her Centre Guynemer and deposited with the Quaker...
Dates: 1942-1966

Karen A. Reixach Prison Reform Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-258
Overview Contains correspondence, minutes, and other papers concerning Karen A. Reixach's work with Quaker meetings at Auburn Prison and Attica Prison in New York State, 1974-1986. A member of Rochester Monthly Meeting, she was active in prison reform and Quaker outreach to prisoners. She served on the Rochester Monthly Meeting and New York Yearly Meetings Prison Committees and as clerk of the Oversight Committee at Attica Prison.
Dates: 1974-1986

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Marvel, Josiah P. (Josiah Philip), 1896-1959 2
Monthly Meeting of New York (Society of Friends : Orthodox : New York, N.Y.). Peace and Service Committee 2
New York Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Hicksite : 1828-1957 : New York, N.Y.). Peace and Service Committee 2
Osborne, Thomas Mott, 1859-1926 2
Quaker Emergency Service Readjustment Center (New York, N.Y.) 2
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Spears Mobile Clinics 2
Wood, L. Hollingsworth (Levi Hollingsworth), 1874-1956 2
Amoroso, Peter F. 1
Attica Prison 1
Attica Prison Friends Meeting (Attica, N.Y.) 1
Auburn Prison 1
Auburn Prison Friends Meeting (Auburn, N.Y.) 1
Barrows, Samuel J. (Samuel June), 1845-1909 1
Bean, Joel, 1825-1914 1
Beaux, Cecilia, 1863-1942 1
Benson, John Howard, 1901-1956 1
Blackwell, Antoinette Louisa Brown, 1825-1921 1
Blatch, Harriot Stanton, 1856-1940 1
Boardman, Anna Florence, 1913-1978 1
Bok, Edward William, 1863-1930 1
Bond, Elizabeth Powell, 1841-1926 1
Branson family 1
Bringhurst, James, 1730-1810 1
Bringhurst, Joseph, 1733-1811 1
Brown, Moses, 1738-1836 1
Brumbaugh, G. Edwin, 1890-1983 1
Chase, William Merritt, 1848-1916 1
Cincinnati Book Association of Friends 1
Coffin family 1
Coffin, Charles F. (Charles Fisher), 1823-1916 1
Coffin, Elijah, 1798-1862 1
Coffin, Percival Brooks, 1865-1935 1
Coffin, Rhoda M., 1826-1909 1
Collins, Ellen, 1828-1927 1
Cooper, Anna J. (Anna Julia), 1858-1964 1
Dickinson, John, 1732-1808 1
Dodge, Grace H. (Grace Hoadley) 1
Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963 1
Dunning, Sarah 1
Durham, John S. 1
Foulke, Elizabeth, 1758-1820 1
Friends Ambulance Unit 1
Fry, Elizabeth Gurney, 1780-1845 1
Fry, Joseph Storrs, 1766-1835 1
Gibbons family 1
Gibbons, Abby Hopper, 1801-1893 1
Gilpin, Thomas, 1776-1853 1
Gough, John S. 1
Hanaford, Phebe A. (Phebe Ann), 1829-1921 1
Hancock, Cornelia, 1840-1927 1
Hiatt, Benajah, 1773-1847 1
Hiatt, Mordecai (Rhoda Moorman), 1799-1873 1
Hunt, Nathan, 1758-1853 1
Indiana Yearly Meeting of Friends (Orthodox: 1828- ) 1
Jackson, Anna M. (Anna Margaret), 1848-1920 1
Jackson, William M. (William Morris), 1837-1919 1
Jones, Rufus M. (Rufus Matthew), 1863-1948 1
Kersey, Jesse, 1768-1845 1
Kirchwey, George W. (George Washington), 1855-1942 1
MacCormick, Austin Harbutt, 1893- 1
McKenzie, R. Tait (Robert Tait), 1867-1938 1
Morris, Anna Wharton, 1868-1957 1
Morris, Harrison S. (Harrison Smith), 1856-1948 1
Murray, John, 1758-1819 1
Murray, Lindley, 1745-1826 1
New York Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Hicksite: 1828-1955) 1
New York Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends. Prison Committee 1
Newgate (Prison : London, England) 1
Oakley, Violet, 1874-1961 1
Pemberton, James, 1723-1809 1
Pennell, Elizabeth Robins, 1855-1936 1
Quaker Emergency Service 1
Reese, Lizette Woodworth, 1856-1935 1
Reixach, Karen A., b. 1944 1
Repplier, Agnes, 1855-1950 1
Riis, Jacob A. (Jacob August), 1849-1914 1
Rochester Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (1944- : Rochester, N.Y.) 1
Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919 1
Rosine Association (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
Sartain, Emily, 1841-1927 1
Schelling, Felix Emmanuel, 1858-1945 1
Schofield Normal and Industrial School (Aiken, S.C.) 1
Scott, Job, 1751-1793 1
Sing Sing Prison 1
Smith, Esther Morton, 1865-1942 1
Stanton, Elizabeth Cady, 1815-1902 1
State Penitentiary for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania 1
Stork, Charles Wharton, -1881 1
Swank, James Moore, 1832-1914 1
Swann, Thomas Wallace 1
Swarthmore College 1
Theiss, Anna J. (Anna Jackson), 1881-1960 1
Townsend, Mira Sharpless, 1798-1859 1
Traubel, Anne Montgomerie, 1864-1954 1
Valentino, Carmen 1
Villard, Fanny Garrison, 1844-1928 1
Washington, Booker T., 1856-1915 1
Wharton family 1
Wharton, Joseph, 1826-1909 1
Whitson, Benjamin F., 1867-1957 1
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