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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

Rebecca Timbres Clark Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-026
Overview Rebecca Timbres Clark (1896-2000) was a Quaker nurse and social worker. She and her first husband, Harry Garland Timbres (1899-1937), performed relief work under the auspices of the AFSC in Eastern Europe in 1921-22 and worked with Rabindranath Tagore in Bengal, India, in 1931-34. In 1936-1937, the couple worked in the malaria unit in Soviet Russia. After Harry Timbres' death, Rebecca returned to the U.S. She married Edgar Sydenham Clark (1885-1961) on July 2, 1943, and the couple moved to...
Dates: 1853-1999 [bulk 1920-1990]

Darlington Family Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-296
Overview This collection contains the papers of the Darlington family of Delaware County, Pa., and Woodstown, NJ. Quakers with strong ties to Swarthmore College, the family was involved in education, social and peace concerns, and businesses in the Philadelphia area. Charles J. Darlington (1894-1966) served as Clerk of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends during the reunification of the two Philadelphia Yearly Meetings. The collection includes family correspondence relating to...
Dates: 1831-2012

Bainbridge C. Davis Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-212
Overview Bainbridge C. Davis (1910-1993) was a Quaker active in many concerns and organizations. He worked as a Foreign Service Officer, serving in Venezuela, Jamaica, Chile, and Panama. He retired early, at the age of 62, to devote himself to Quaker causes. He worked to improve race relations and opposed U.S. support for dictatorships. Organizations and committees which he was active in include the Friends World Committee for Consultation, American Friends Service Committee, and Pendle Hill. He was a...
Dates: 1960-1993

Edward W. Evans Quaker Concerns Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-237
Overview Edward W. Evans (1882-1976) was a Quaker leader and lawyer active in the educational and peace concerns of the Society of Friends. The collection primarily contains papers compiled by Edward W. Evans during his time as Secretary of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting (Orthodox), from 1938-1946. Of particular interest are the materials concerning Civilian Public Service. The collection is significant in its documentation of pacifist attitudes and the ways in which the Society of Friends was active...
Dates: 1938-1951

Elizabeth A.W. Furnas Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-283
Overview Elizabeth A.W. (Betty) Furnas was an active member of the Society of Friends who served as a member of the Board of Pendle Hill and was a member of the Women's Problems Group of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting and its sucessor, Philadelphia Quaker Women. The collection includes minutes and correspondence, particularly of the latter, as well as published and unpublished writings and other material.
Dates: 1928-1967

Nelson Fuson Family Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-261
Overview Nelson Fuson was a physicist and educator, active in Quaker concerns. The collection contains extensive correspondence and papers concerning his service as a conscientious objector in Civilian Public Service during World War II. As the child of missionaries to China, his hope was to do relief service in China, and many of the papers deal with CPS China Units. However, the China Units were never activated and Fuson was assigned to camps in Maryland, Indiana, New York, and North Dakota. He also...
Dates: 1909-1996

Holmes-Webb Family Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-065
Overview William B. Webb was a druggist and member of Philadelphia Monthly Meeting of Friends (Hicksite). He married Rebecca Turner in 1853. Their youngest daughter, Rebecca St. Claire Webb, married Jessie Herman Holmes in 1892. Holmes was a prominent Quaker, taught philosophy and religion at Swarthmore College, and was active in AFSC relief in Europe after World War I. He also served as President of the National Federation of Religious Liberals and was an active member of the Socialist Party. The...
Dates: 1839-1972

Hunn-Karsner Photograph Collection.

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Identifier: SFHL-PA-214
Overview The collection contains photographs of the family of Quakers Ezekiel Hunn and Lydia Jones Sharpless Hunn and their granddaughter, Katherine Hunn Karsner, who married Joseph Reed Karsner in 1930. Compiled Katherine Hunn Karsner, it includes 19th century family albums, early twentieth century photographs, and also focuses on Katherine's daughter, Mary Ann Karsner Kegler (1932-1983) who moved to Alaska as a college student and was one of the founders of Chena Ridge Monthly Meeting.
Dates: 1870 - 1970

Elmore Jackson Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-202
Overview Writings, correspondence, and other papers of Elmore Jackson (1910-1989), a noted Quaker author and former U.S. State Department official. Jackson was particularly involved in using Quaker principles in the realm of international relations. This collection also includes the papers of his wife, Elisabeth Rose Averill Jackson (1909-).
Dates: 1927-1985

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Delta Cooperative Farm Project (Hillhouse, Miss.) 2
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Pickett, Clarence, 1884-1965 2
Scattergood Hostel 2
Woolman School (Swarthmore, Pa.) 2
Young, Wilmer J. 2
Alexander, Horace Gundry, 1889-1989 1
American Friends Service Committee. China Program 1
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Andrews, C. F. (Charles Freer), 1871-1940 1
Aspen Institute 1
Averill, Carrie Brownell 1
Averill, Edward Wilson 1
Balch, Emily Greene, 1867-1961 1
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Bassett, Hannah, 1815-1855 1
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Bassett, William, 1803-1871 1
Biddle family 1
Biddle, Clement M. (Clement Miller), 1876-1959 1
Biddle, Owen, 1737-1799 1
Biddle, William Canby, 1864-1942 1
Boyce, Eliza B. (Eliza Bassett), 1807-1882 1
Boyce, Eunice B. (Eunice Bassett), 1811-1864 1
Brethren Service Committee 1
Brinton family 1
Brosius, Samuel M., 1851-1938 1
Charles F. Kettering Foundation 1
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Clark, Rebecca Timbres, 1896- 1
Clepper, W. Wendell, 1910- 1
Columbia University 1
Darlington family 1
Darlington, Charles J. (Charles Joseph), 1894-1966 1
Darlington, Esther 1
Dartmouth Conference (XIII : 1981 : Moscow) 1
Dartmouth Conference (XIV : 1984 : Dartmouth) 1
Davis, Bainbridge C., 1910-1993 1
Delta Cooperative Farm (Rochdale, Miss.) 1
Evans, Edward W. (Edward Wyatt), 1882-1976 1
Fellowship of Reconciliation (U.S.) 1
Forbush, Bliss, 1896-1990 1
French, Paul Comly, 1903-1960 1
Friends Civilian Public Service Cooking School 1
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Gandhi, Mahatma, 1869-1948 1
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Hunn family 1
Hunn, Ezekiel, 1841-1926 1
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Janney, Anne W. (Anne Webb), 1861-1933 1
Janney, O. Edward (Oliver Edward), 1856-1930 1
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Kaltenbach, John E., 1915-1984 1
Karsner family 1
Karsner, Katherine Hunn, 1899-1993 1
Kegler, Mary Ann Hunn Karsner, 1932-1983 1
Kite, Abbie, 1851-1919 1
Kite, James R. (James Rodman), 1840-1908 1
Kite, James, 1808-1856 1
Kite, Lydia B. (Lydia Bassett), 1813-1872 1
Lester B. Pearson Conference on the Canada-United States Relationship (5th : 1981 : Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont.) 1
Lewis, Lucy Biddle, 1861- 1
Love Makes a Family Foundation 1
MacClelland, Emma Chandler, 1892-1965 1
Masters, Rebecca K. (Rebecca Kite), 1843-1895 1
Mifflin, Thomas, 1744-1800 1
Multnomah Friends Meeting (Portland, Oregon) 1
National Federation of Religious Liberals (U.S.) 1
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