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Friends' Boarding House Association (Philadelphia, Pa.)

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG4-084
Overview The Friends Boarding House Association was incorporated in 1877 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, with the purpose of establishing a boarding home for Quakers and others. The Association was dissolved in 1913 with the establishment of a Boarding Home under the care of the Quarterly Meeting. The collection contains records of the Friends Boarding House Association, 1877-1913, including legal papers, minutes and other documents.
Dates: 1877-1913

Friends' Home for Children

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG4-086
Overview Friends' Home for Children (“Friendly Acres”) was established in 1881 in Philadelphia by Hicksite Quakers. The Home was a residential facility for orphans and other children in need, modeled on a homelike environment rather than the large institutional more typical of the era. The Home was administered by a Board of Managers which originally was composed entirely of members of the Society of Friends. Eventually it became a summer camp, “Camp Sommerdale,” a summer facility for the children....
Dates: 1881-1988

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  • Library: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College X
  • Subject: Quakers -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia X
  • Names: Friends' Boarding House Association (Philadelphia, Pa.) X

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