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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

William Baxter Family Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-011
Overview William Baxter (1824-1886) was a Quaker businessman who lived in Wayne County, Indiana, and was active in social reform, particularly in the temperance movement. The collection includes correspondence of William and his wife, Mary Baxter (1830-1918), business papers, essays and speeches on temperance and other social reforms, family memorabilia, and miscellaneous materials.
Dates: 1840-1942

Biddle family Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-177
Overview This collection contains the papers of Philadelphia Quaker Owen Biddle (1737-1799), his son, Clement Biddle (1778-1856), and numerous descendants. Owen Biddle, a scientist and merchant, was a member of Philadelphia Monthly Meeting and helped in the establishment of Westtown School (1799). Owen Biddle's papers, 1772-1793, (Series 1) include correspondence, and journals, some of which relate to his Revolutionary War activities. Three of his letterbooks, 1778-1779, have been microfilmed. The...
Dates: 1793-1951

J & J Darlington Brothers Papers

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Identifier: FHL-RG5-333
Content Description Business records of the historic Delaware County, Pennsylvania, dairy farm and creamery of J and J Darlington, as well as the business records of the Darlington/Darling Post Office, about 1879-1922. The rural branch of Postal Service was established about 1879 and officially closed in 1976. The name was changed to Darling Post Office in 1896 to avoid confusion with a Darlington in Beaver County, Pennsylvania.
Dates: Majority of material found within about 1875-1922

Fisher-Brinton family papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-332
Overview The Fisher-Brinton collection contains the papers of an Irish-American and Pennsylvania family with roots in the earliest years of the Society of Friends. It includes correspondence, diaries, memoirs, photographs, scrapbooks, and other materials that reflect family and Quaker concerns, and, in particular, the Conservative branch of the Society of Friends. Abraham Fisher (1823-1909) was a member of a prominent Quaker family of Youghal County, Ireland. In 1871, he moved his family to rural...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1846 - 2020; 1764 - 2020

Francis A. Harvey Diaries

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-246
Overview This collection contains 18 diaries/daybooks kept by Francis A. Harvey, a birthright Quaker. Harvey lived in many parts of the United States as part of his work for the S.S. Kresge Company. The diaries detail the lives and travels of Francis Harvey and his Mennonite wife, Elsie Harvey.
Dates: 1928-1942, 1962-2001

Isaac Hicks Family Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-197
Overview Isaac Hicks (1767-1820) was a New York Quaker merchant. He established a large fleet of international trading vessels and financially helped to support his cousin, Edward Hicks (1780-1849), the Pennsylvania Quaker folk artist. Isaac Hicks traveled extensively with his cousin, Elias Hicks (1748-1830), the New York Quaker minister. The collection contains primarily the correspondence of Isaac Hicks, including letters from Isaac Hicks to his wife describing religious journeys taken with Elias...
Dates: 1798-ca. 1956 (bulk 1798-1818)

John Ladd Howell correspondence received

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Identifier: SFHL-SC-060
Abstract The collection contains correspondence received by Philadelphia Quaker merchant John Ladd Howell and his family. The majority of the letters were sent by his father, John Howell, addresseed to him and to his mother during extended absences in North and South Carolina and Georgia. The letters concern family business with fatherly advice to his son, some local commentary, and mention of mistreatment of the Indians. Of interest is a letter from Richard Waln from the Barbadoes. Also included is the...
Dates: 1733-1764; bulk 1753-1764; Majority of material found within 1753 - 1764

Jenkins Family Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-211
Overview The Jenkins family papers include journals, a letterbook, other miscellaneous correspondence and a variety of other material. Of particular note are the journals and copybook kept by Jabez Jenkins, a Quaker merchant. The documents from Canton were apparently assembled for his children after the death of their mother and contain parental advice on a variety of subjects. Another letter, written in 1741 from Sophia Hume to Madam Shettele, provides information about her attitude towards rationalism...
Dates: 1741-1877

Jenkins family papers

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Identifier: SFHL-SC-190
Abstract Papers of the Jabez Jenkins family of Pennsylvania, 1829-1849. Includes "On board the Packet Ship George Washington Capt. Holdrege Liverpool to New York 1833: Some Recollections of England &c." 1833, manuscript Recollections of travel in England and Scotland in 1833 by Jabez Jenkins. Jenkins stopped for a relatively short time in England, on his way home to Philadelphia from Canton. Observations were largely of architecture and industry in London, Birmingham, Staffordshire, Manchester,...
Dates: 1829-1854

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Westtown Boarding School 2
American Friends Service Committee 1
Ash, Samuel S. (Samuel Shinn), 1829-1911 1
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Ash, Sarah J. (Sarah Jane), 1835-1912 1
Balch, Emily Greene, 1867-1961 1
Baxter family 1
Baxter, Mary, 1830-1918 1
Baxter, William, 1824-1886 1
Biddle family 1
Biddle, Clement M. (Clement Miller), 1876-1959 1
Biddle, Owen, 1737-1799 1
Biddle, William Canby, 1864-1942 1
Brinton family 1
Brinton, David, 1864-1945 1
Brinton, Eleanor Fisher, 1868-1958 1
Brinton, Joseph, 1828-1917 1
Brinton, Mary H. (Mary Howland), 1833-1870 1
Brinton, William Fisher, 1909-2008 1
Child, Mary H. (Mary Hough), 1803-1874 1
Comly, John, 1773-1850 1
Darlington family 1
Darlington, Richard Stiles 1
Fisher family 1
Fisher, Abraham, 1823-1909 1
Fisher, Miers, 1748-1819 1
Fisher, Samuel Rowland, 1745-1834 1
Fisher, Sarah Wright, 1822-1886 1
Fisher, Susanna G., 1865-1956 1
Gibbons, J. S. (James Sloan), 1810-1892 1
Gould, Thomas B., 1813-1856 1
Guest family 1
Harvey, Francis A. (Francis Adolphus), 1905- 1
Hicks family 1
Hicks, Edward, 1780-1849 1
Hicks, Elias, 1748-1830 1
Hicks, Isaac, 1767-1820 1
Hollingsworth, H. (Henry), 1737-1803 1
Hopkins, Mary Brinton, 1831-1926 1
Hopper, Isaac T. (Isaac Tatem), 1771-1852 1
Howell, John Ladd, 1738-1785? 1
Howell, John, 1713- 1
Howland family 1
Howland, David P., 1809-1852 1
Hume, Sophia, 1701-1774 1
James, Dorothy Biddle 1
Jenkins, Mary Ash, 1875-1948 1
Ladd, John, -1740 1
Lewis, Lucy Biddle, 1861- 1
Marriott, Charles 1
Mifflin, Thomas, 1744-1800 1
New England Yearly Meeting of Friends 1
Newbold, George, d. 1858 1
Parke, Thomas, 1749-1835 1
Partnership for Productivity 1
Relief Missions of the Society of Friends 1
Richardson, Thomas, 1816-1867 1
Rickman, Lydia Cooper Lewis, -1885 1
Rotch, Thomas, 1767-1823. 1
Rotch, William, 1734-1828 1
Schofield Normal and Industrial School (Aiken, S.C.) 1
Schofield, Lydia A. (Lydia Ann), 1835-1909 1
Schofield, Martha 1
Schofield, Oliver W. (Oliver Wilson), 1806-1852 1
Scull, David Hutchinson, 1914-1983 1
Smiley, A. Keith (Albert Keith), 1910-2001 1
Stirling, Anne Biddle, -1857 1
Swarthmore College 1
Warner, Mary J., -1858 1
Wayne County (Ind.) 1
Wilbur, John, 1774-1856 1
Women's International League for Peace and Freedom. Congress (1st : 1915) (The Hague, Netherlands) 1
Women's International League for Peace and Freedom. Geneva, Switzerland (International Office) 1
Woolman School (Swarthmore, Pa.) 1
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