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Friends Sesqui-Centennial Commission

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Identifier: SFHL-RG4-037
Overview The Friends Sesqui-Centennial Commission was an organization involved with coordinating Quaker activities relating to the sesquicentennial celebration of the American Revolution in 1926 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The collection contains a minute book containing committee and treasurer's reports, registration books, printed material and other records.
Dates: 1925-1926

Friends Social Union (Philadelphia, Pa.)

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Identifier: SFHL-RG4-039
Overview Friends Social Union was founded in 1924 in Philadelphia, Pa., as a social club for Quaker men. In 1976 the by-laws were amended to include women as members. The records include by-laws, minutes, and miscellaneous, 1924-1978.
Dates: 1924-1978; 1924-1978

George Family Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-170
Overview John M. George (1802-1887) was the son of Joseph and Alice Malin George. He was a birthright Quaker and member of Radnor Monthly Meeting. The George family came to Pennsylvania from Wales in 1708 and settled in Blockley Township, Pennsylvania. The George family papers include correspondence (1705-1864), other personal papers (1681-1887), business and financial accounts (1734-1887), and estate papers (1714-1883). Of particular note are the estate accounts of many family members and other...
Dates: 1705-1959 [bulk 1705-1887]

Hallowell-Stabler Family Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-057
Overview The Hallowell and Stabler families were Quakers mainly of Sandy Spring, Maryland. James S. Hallowell was a noted educator, and Edward Stabler was the postmaster of Sandy Spring. The collection illustrates the life of a 19th century Quaker family in Alexandria, Virginia, Washington, D.C., Sandy Spring, Maryland, and Philadelphia, where several relatives resided. While emphasizing family affairs and domestic life, these papers contain material of interest on education, farm life, observations of...
Dates: 1811-1946

Home for the Moral Reform of Destitute Colored Children

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Identifier: SFHL-RG4-044
Overview The Home for the Moral Reform of Destitute Colored Children, an Orthodox Quaker charity which provided shelter and education for black children, was organized in 1854 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Home was incorporated in 1860. By the end of the 19th century, the organization's primary function was providing financial support for other educational and shelter programs for black youths, including The Shelter (Association for the Care of Colored Orphans). This bound volume contains the...
Dates: 1859-1907

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

George M. Justice Memorandums, 1825-1861

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-298
Overview George M. Justice was a successful Philadelphia merchant and important Hicksite Quaker. Beginning in 1825 until shortly before his death, he kept volumes of memorandum reflecting his thoughts on religion, the Hicksite Separation and its aftermath in Philadelphia, family information, astronomy, slavery, and other topics.
Dates: 1825-1861

Livezey-Laughlin Family Papers, 1746-1948

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-271
Overview Papers of the Livezey and Laughlin families. Thomas Livezey (1723/4-1790) married Martha Knowles in 1748 at Abington Monthly Meeting. He was a miller and expanded the family property along the Wissahicken and Cresheim Creeks. Thomas Livezey's great granddaughter, Anna, married George Laughlin, and her son, Thomas, moved to Ohio. This collection includes correspondence and legal and financial papers of the Livezey and Laughlin families of Philadelphia and Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, and and...
Dates: about 1763-1995

Wilmer W. Marshall Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-213
Overview Wilmer W. Marshall (1847-1905) was a Philadelphia Quaker businessman. He was the son of Caleb and Jane Marshall and a member of Philadelphia Monthly Meeting (Hicksite). In 1876, he married out of meeting to Julia Jacoby. The collection includes diaries and a small amount of correspondence and miscellaneous material. The diaries cover the years 1859-1878 and relate daily life, including his attendance at meeting, family concerns, and participation in political meetings during the Civil War.
Dates: 1859-1889

Collection of John Melchior Ogden papers

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Identifier: SFHL-SC-171
Abstract This collection consists of the papers of John Melchior Ogden, including newspaper clippings, letters and receipts, as well as notices from charitable associations such as the Carpenters' Company and the House of Refuge. Also included are letters to Charles Smith Ogden regarding the book, In Memoriam John Melchior Ogden, as well as reminiscences of Philadelphia in 1800 by Jesse Ogden, and an engraving of Fairhill Meeting House by Joseph Pennell.
Dates: 1825-1885

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Friends Instruction Association (Philadelphia, Pa.) 2
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Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends Library 2
Swarthmore College 2
Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 1
Alexandria Boarding School (Alexandria, Va.) 1
Alston, Jonathan 1
American Protective League 1
Anderson, J. Aubrey 1
Association for the Care of Colored Orphans 1
Asylum for the Relief of Persons Deprived of the Use of Their Reason 1
Atkinson, Caroline J., 1881-1953 1
Baldwin, James, 1841-1925 1
Bassett family 1
Biddle, Clement M. (Clement Miller), 1876-1959 1
Biddle, John W., 1835-1916 1
Biddle, Robert 1
Biddle, William C. 1
Boyd, Lizette, 1838-1867 1
Brinton, William, 1759-1842 1
Broomell, Anna Pettit 1
Bunting, Elizabeth 1
Bush, Annie Hallowell, 1849-1930 1
Byberry Hall Association (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
Byberry Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends 1
Cadbury, Caroline, 1801-1868 1
Cadbury, Elizabeth Head, 1768-1851 1
Cadbury, Joel, 1799-1870 1
Cadbury, Richard Tapper, 1853-1929 1
Capper, Mary, 1795- 1
Carpenters' Company of the City and County of Philadelphia 1
Carter, Arabella, 1867- 1
Central High School (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
Central Philadelphia Monthly Meeting of Friends 1
Central Soup Society 1
Champney, Benjamin, 1817-1907. 1
Chase, William Merritt, 1848-1916 1
Churchman, George, 1730-1814 1
Comfort family 1
Comly, John, 1773-1850 1
Cooper, Stanley B. 1
Denniston, Eleanor Parrish, d. 1931 1
Dillwyn, George, 1738-1820 1
Drinker, Henry Sandwith,, 1770-1824 1
Eakins, Thomas, 1844-1916. 1
Edouart, Augustin-Amant-Constant-Fidèle, 1789-1861 1
Engle family 1
Evans, Charles 1
Fell, Eliza, 1810-1891 1
Fenimore, Amy 1
Fenimore, Edward, 1845-1888 1
Fenimore, Frank, b.1840 1
Fenimore, Hettie G., 1810-1891 1
Fenimore, Jason L., 1796-1869 1
Fenimore, Mary, 1808-1866? 1
Fenimore, Rebecca F. (Rebecca Fell), 1841-1891 1
Ferris, Benjamin, 1780-1867 1
Fisher, Hannah Rodman, 1764-1819 1
Fisher, Jabez M., 1801-1876 1
Fisher, Jabez Maud, 1842-1879 1
Fisher, Joshua, 1707-1783 1
Fisher, Miers, 1748-1819 1
Fisher, Miers, 1786-1813 1
Fisher, Miers, 1834- 1
Fisher, Morton C. (Morton Coates), fld 1835-1889 1
Fisher, Nancy Andrews, 1845-1883 1
Fisher, Redwood, 1782-1856 1
Fisher, Redwood, 1839-1870 1
Fisher, Robert Andrews, 1832-1893 1
Fisher, Sarah Redwood, 1755-1847 1
Fisher, Thomas, 1741-1810 1
Fisher, Thomas, 1776-1798 1
Francke, Marie Ogden, 1878-1955 1
French family 1
Friendly Acres (Secane, Pa.) 1
Friendly Acres Community Services 1
Friendly Settlement Association (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
Friends Association of Byberry 1
Friends Housing, Inc. 1
Friends Instruction Association 1
Friends Mission No.1 (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
Friends Neighborhood Guild 1
Friends Sesqui-centennial Commission 1
Friends Sewing School (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
Friends Social Union (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
Friends' Book Association of Philadelphia 1
Friends' Central School 1
Friends' Central School System 1
Friends' Central School System. Executive Committee 1
Friends' Home for Children 1
Friends' Indian Aid Association of Philadelphia 1
Garrett, Martha H., 1839-1927 1
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