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John Alston Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG5-002
Overview John Alston (1794-1874) was a Quaker farmer who lived in Middletown, Delaware. This collection contains his journals (1837 (?)-1847 and n.d.), account books and business papers (1821-1874), and essays by Nathan Lord on slavery and salvation (1797).
Dates: 1797-1874

Joseph Bancroft Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG5-007
Overview Joseph Bancroft (1803-1874) was Hicksite Quaker and cloth manufacturer from Wilmington, Delaware, who worked for the reunification of the Society of Friends in the 1860's and 1870's. He wrote a number of religious tracts and published a book, A Persuasive To Unity, which he published in 1874. At his death, Bancroft established a trust fund to secure the free circulation of this book among Quakers. This collection includes materials which relate to Joseph Bancroft's writing and other religious...
Dates: 1868-1989 [bulk, 1868-1914]

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

Lewis Walton Brosius Genealogical Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-020
Overview Lewis Walton Brosius (1856-1930) was a Hicksite Quaker teacher, businessman and genealogist from Wilmington, Delaware. This collection contains the materials collected by Brosius for his book Genealogy of Henry and Mary Brosius and their descendants with other historical matters connected therewith.
Dates: 1806-1933

Bye Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG5-022
Overview Contains papers of Quakers of Delaware and southern Chester County (Pa.), particularly members of the Bye, Jenkinson, Passmore, Speakman, and Smith families. The collection includes correspondence, business records, photographs, and memorabilia of E. Mortimer and Pusey Passmore Bye, Thomas Jenkinson, Thomas H. Speakman, and Nathaniel Smith. Also includes accounts of Phebe Thomas who died at the age of 104 in Chester County (Pa.) and had witnessed the Battle of Brandywine as a child.
Dates: 1685-1931

Benjamin Ferris family papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-SC-039
Abstract This collection includes letters between Benjamin Ferris and his wife Hannah, his daughters Deborah and Anna M., and his son David. The letters primarily concern farming and local news. One letter by Benjamin Ferris to his daughter describes in detail his encounter with the dancer Fanny Essler. Also included in the collection are several invitations to Deborah Ferris.
Dates: 1839-1842

Ferris Family Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-040
Overview The collection contains correspondence, journals and other writings, business and legal papers, and miscellaneous items of the Ferris family of Wilmington, Delaware, a prominent Quaker family. Of particular note are the correspondence and writings of Benjamin Ferris concerning the Separation in the Society of Friends, as well as the journals and diaries of Anna M. Ferris, David Ferris, Matilda Ferris, Benjamin Ferris, and Henry Ferris. Correspondents include William Lloyd Garrison, William...
Dates: 1737-1940

Ferris-Wetherald Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG5-041
Overview Contains correspondence, legal papers, deeds, and memorabilia of the Ferris and Wetherald families, who were Quakers of Wilmington, Delaware, and Lancashire, England. Persons represented include Benjamin Ferris (1780-1867), of Wilmington, Del., and his daughters, Deborah (1813-1897) and Anna M. Ferris (1815-1890), and Joseph Wetherald (1787-1842), of Wilmington, and his brother, James Wetherald, of Wakefield, England.
Dates: 1773-1888

Fothergill Family Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-270
Overview Papers of the Fothergill and related families of Yorkshire, England, and Wilmington, Delaware. Manuscripts include eighteenth and ninteenth century letters, essays, and genealogical documents as well as 19th century sketches and watercolors.
Dates: ca.1763-1995

Friends Social Lyceum (Wilmington, De.)

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Identifier: SFHL-RG4-071
Overview Friends Social Lyceum, a Quaker social and study group, was established by 1872 in Wilmington, Delaware. This collection contains the minutes, 1872-1881, in two bound volumes.
Dates: 1872-1882

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Ferris, Anna M., 1815-1890 3
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American Friends Service Committee 2
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Ferris, Deborah, 1813-1897 2
Hicks, Elias, 1748-1830 2
Smith family 2
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Alston, John, 1794-1874 1
Alston, Jonathan 1
Balch, Emily Greene, 1867-1961 1
Bancroft family 1
Bancroft, Joseph, 1803-1874 1
Bancroft, William P. (William Poole), 1835-1928 1
Biddle family 1
Biddle, Clement M. (Clement Miller), 1876-1959 1
Biddle, Mary, 1780-1849 1
Biddle, Owen, 1737-1799 1
Biddle, William Canby, 1864-1942 1
Bringhurst, Deborah, 1773-1844 1
Bringhurst, Joseph, 1767-1834 1
Brosius family 1
Brosius, Lewis Walton, 1856-1930 1
Bye family 1
Bye, E. Mortimer (Enoch Mortimer), 1818-1894 1
Bye, Pusey P. (Pusey Passmore), 1846-1931 1
Clark, Elizabeth 1
Emma Worrell (1834-1930) 1
Essler, Fanny 1
Farris family 1
Fennell, George, b.1787 1
Ferris, Fanny, 1778-1833 1
Ferris, Hannah, 1793-1860 1
Ferris, Henry 1
Ferris, John, 1775-1802 1
Ferris, Matilda, 1853-1937 1
Ferris, Ziba, 1743-1794 1
Fothergill family 1
Fothergill, Alexander, 1709-1788 1
Fothergill, Alexander, 1788-1843 1
Fothergill, Ann, 1830- 1
Fothergill, Samuel 1
Fothergill-Quinlan, Winifred Quigley 1
Friends Social Lyceum (Wilmington, De.) 1
George School (Bucks County, Pa.) 1
Gibbons, Mary, 1795-1876 1
Grellet, Stephen, 1773-1855 1
Heald family 1
Heald, Jacob 1
Heald, Pusey Bancroft, 1896-1972 1
Heald, Pusey, 1838-1928 1
Hilles, Eli, 1783-1863 1
Hollingsworth, H. (Henry), 1737-1803 1
Hopper, Isaac T. (Isaac Tatem), 1771-1852 1
Howell family 1
Hunn family 1
Hunn, John, 1818-1894 1
Hunt, Nathan, 1758-1853 1
Hurnard, Hannah, 1778?-1835 1
Hurnard, Robert, b.1774 1
Jackson, Halliday, 1771-1835 1
Jackson, John, 1809-1855 1
James, Dorothy Biddle 1
Jenkins family (Jenkins, Jabez, 1792-1858) 1
Jenkins, Ezekiel, 1802-1873 1
Jenkins, Patience H. (Patience Hunn), 1805-1884 1
Jenkinson family 1
Jenkinson, Thomas, 1794-1890 1
John Fothergill 1
Judge, Hugh, 1750?-1834 1
Kersey, Jesse, 1768-1845 1
Knight family 1
Knight, Elizabeth Knorr, 1814-1841 1
Knight, Lavinia Lloyd, 1816-1863 1
Lewis, Lucy Biddle, 1861- 1
Lord, Nathan 1
Mifflin, Thomas, 1744-1800 1
Mifflin, Warner, 1745-1798 1
Mott, Bessie Q. (Eliza Quigley), 1876-1957 1
Parke, Thomas, 1749-1835 1
Passmore family 1
Poole, William, 1764-1829 1
Price, Lydia H., 1827-1907 1
Rakestraw, Joseph, 1780?-1860 1
Rasin family 1
Rasin, Abraham, 1799-1826 1
Relief Missions of the Society of Friends 1
Rhoads, J. Edgar ((Joseph Edgar)), 1883-1981 1
Rhoads, Jonathan E. (Jonathan Evans), 1830-1914 1
Rhodes family 1
Richardson, Thomas, 1816-1867 1
Rickman, Lydia Cooper Lewis, -1885 1
Rumford family 1
Rumford, John, ca. 1674-1738 1
Rumford, Jonathan, 1705-1782 1
Sands, David, 1745-1818 1
Scott, Job, 1751-1793 1
Shipley, Sarah, b. 1739 1
Smith, Nathaniel, b. 1755 1
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