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Alsop Family Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-SC-191
Abstract This collection contains the correspondence of the Alsop and Brown families, particularly Othniel Alsop, Hannah Brown Alsop, and Othneil's English siblings, Ann and Robert Alsop. Other correspondents include Alice Jackson, Mary Coffin, and Ann Douglas. Also included are Othniel's naturalization documents, various wills, and calling cards from friends. Of particular interest is a letter dated 1799 from Othniel Alsop to sister in England, describing the "contagious fever" (yellow fever), a letter...
Dates: 1795-1830

Collection of Bringhurst Family Correspondence

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Identifier: SFHL-MSS-046
Overview Contains the collected correspondence of the Bringhurst family, largely compiled by C. Marshall Taylor. It includes correspondence, 1780-1806, of Philadelphia Quaker businessman James Bringhurst and his letters received from John Murray of New York City. Bringhurst corresponded with family and prominent friends including John Dickinson, Job Scott, Nathan Hunt, James Pemberton, Jesse Kersey, Lindley Murray and Moses Brown. Of particular interest are descriptions of life in Philadelphia and the...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1780 - 1811; 1780 - 1941

Emlen Family Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-038
Overview Contains papers relating to the Emlen family, residents of Middletown and West Chester, Pennsylvania. Chiefly correspondence (1817-1849) of Sarah Foulke Farquhar Emlen (1787-1849), Quaker minister, relating to her travels to visit Friends' meetings in England, Ireland, New England, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and Virginia. Also correspondence of Quaker ministers 1740-1790, copybooks, and memorabilia. Includes material relating to Westtown School, a Quaker boarding school...
Dates: 1740 - 1886; Majority of material found within 1817 - 1849

Eyre Family Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-179
Overview The collection contains papers concerning the Eyre family, Pennsylvania Quakers. descendents of Isaac and Eleanor (Cooper) Eyre, of Philadelphia and Bucks County. Isaac Eyre (1778-1843) was a prominent Philadelphia shipbuilder. In 1828, he removed to a farm in Bucks County, Pa. William Eyre (1804-1885) was their oldest son, a Philadelphia master builder. His brother, Isaac (1819-1904) was a farmer and promoter of the railroad from Bucks County, Pa. He was also one of the founders of the George...
Dates: 1840-1912

Marshall Fell writings

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Identifier: SFHL-SC-256
Abstract The collection contains drafts of poems, letters to the editor, and a few personal letters. 1880-1890. Most of the letters express support for prohibition; one letter mentions the school run by Bradford Preparative meeting.
Dates: 1880-1890

Howland-Kirby Family Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-067
Overview Howland and Kirby families were Quakers of Dartmouth, Fairhaven, and New Bedford, Mass. The collection contains primarily transcripts and photocopies of their papers. Of particular interest are dairies of Weston Howland, Jr., with notes on the arrival of whaling ships in New Bedford and details of a controversy over the New Bedford-Fairhaven bridge; those of Abby S., and Rachel, which describe a trip taken by Abby to New York, N.Y., and Washington, D.C. (1888) and women preaching at Friends...
Dates: circa 1790-circa 1973

Hull family papers

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Identifier: SFHL-SC-255
Abstract The collection contains papers of the George Hull family of Gasport, New York. It includes sermons by George Hull dated 1913, miscellaneous Gasport Friends Church notices, 1910-1930; acknowledgements for donations to Friends Relief Mission, 1920-1921; family prohibition concert poster and other temperance ephemera; postcards of Quaker meeting houses; and miscellaneous material.
Dates: 1910-1930

Halliday Jackson Manuscripts

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-182
Overview Halliday Jackson (1771-1835) was a Quaker minister from New Garden and Darby, Pa.. From 1798 to 1800 he joined the Quaker mission to the Seneca Indians organized by the Indian Committee of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting. Shortly after his return from the mission to the Seneca, Halliday Jackson married Jane Hough and moved to Darby, Pa. Following Jane's death in 1830, Halliday Jackson remarried in 1833 to Ann P. Paschall (1792-1874), also a Quaker minister. These records contain documents relating...
Dates: 1755-1833

Perry and Rebecca John Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-236
Overview Rebecca (Underwood) John and her husband, Perry John, were ministers in the Society of Friends, members of Roaring Creek Monthly Meeting, and worshipped in the Quaker meeting house at Bear Gap (Shamokin), Pennsylvania. The bulk of this collection is correspondence, primarily from the 1840s through the 1850s. It includes some letters between Rebecca and Perry John, but the collection also includes letters received by the couple from relatives and friends. Many of the letters relate to Rebecca’s...
Dates: 1805-1873

Jane Johnson papers

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Identifier: SFHL-SC-253
Abstract This collection of miscellaneous papers includes Johnson's personal letters to fellow members of Green Street Monthly Meeting, minutes of a reading group, and copies of Quaker manuscripts: 8 ALsS, 1870-1879, to Ann Reeves; minutes of a reading circle, ca. 1870-1874 which include topics and discussions; ms copy of a vision described by Mary Levis at a Women's Yearly Meeting in 1843; ms copy by Harrison Streeter, 1868, of Joseph Hoag's 1803 vision; 2 ALsS, 1884, from Johnson to H. and K.S.; brief...
Dates: 1868-1909

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Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends Library 3
Brown, Moses, 1738-1836 2
Dillwyn, George, 1738-1820 2
Kersey, Jesse, 1768-1845 2
Monthly Meeting of Friends of Philadelphia (Hicksite) 2
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Ohio Yearly Meeting of Friends (Conservative : 1854- ) 2
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Pemberton, James, 1723-1809 2
Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of Friends (Hicksite : 1827-1955) 2
Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of Friends (Orthodox : 1827-1955) 2
Stratton, Edward F., 1876-1968 2
Alsop family 1
Alsop, Ann, b. 1774 1
Alsop, Hannah, d. 1820 1
Alsop, Othniel, 1770-1836 1
Alsop, Robert, 1777-1850 1
Bailey, Hannah Jane 1
Baltimore Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends. Committee Appointed for Indian Affairs 1
Bradford Monthly Meeting of Friends (Orthodox : 1827-1955) 1
Brenholts, Rachel, 1775-1844 1
Bringhurst, James, 1730-1810 1
Bringhurst, Joseph, 1733-1811 1
Brown family 1
Churchman, John, 1753-1805 1
Collins, Micajah, 1764-1827 1
Dickinson, John, 1732-1808 1
Downing, Hannah M. 1
Downing, Jane W. 1
Downing, Rebecca S. 1
Emlen family 1
Emlen, James, 1760-1798 1
Emlen, James, 1792-1866 1
Emlen, Samuel 1
Emlen, Samuel, 1829-1920 1
Emlen, Sarah Foulke Farquhar (Sarah Foulke Farquhar Emlen), 1787-1849 1
Evans, Charles, 1802-1879 1
Evans, William, 1787-1867 1
Eyre family 1
Eyre, Isaac, 1819-1904 1
Eyre, William, 1804-1885 1
Fell, Marshall, 1822-1897 1
Ferris, Benjamin, 1780-1867 1
Forster, Josiah, 1782-1870 1
Fothergill, Samuel 1
Foulke, Elizabeth 1
Foulke, Elizabeth, 1758-1820 1
Garrett, Alice H. Howland, b. 1867 1
Garrigues, Edward, 1756-1845 1
George School (Bucks County, Pa.) 1
Gould, Martha S., b. 1813 1
Gould, Thomas B., 1813-1856 1
Green Street Monthly Meeting of Friends (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
Hall, Hannah, approximately 1836- 1
Hanna, Benjamin, 1779-1853 1
Hartland Monthly Meeting of Friends (1955- : Gasport, N.Y.) 1
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Howland, Abigail Hathaway, 1774-1867 1
Howland, Rachel, 1853-1934 1
Howland, Rebecca Kirby, 1825-1895 1
Howland, Weston, 1815-ca. 1901 1
Howland, Weston, 1852-1878 1
Hull, George, 1853-1922 1
Hunn family 1
Hunn, Ezekiel, 1841-1926 1
Hunn, Lydia Jones Sharpless, 1818-1911 1
Hunt, Nathan, 1758-1853 1
Jackson, Halliday, 1771-1835 1
Jackson, John, 1809-1855 1
Janney, Mary Ann 1
John family 1
John, Griffith 1
John, Palemon 1
John, Perry, 1815-1895 1
John, Phebe, 1780-1855 1
John, Rebecca, 1808-1887 1
John, Reuben, 1744-1822 1
Johnson, Jane, 1803-1884 1
Jones, Rebecca, 1739-1817 1
Kirby family 1
Kirby, Abigail H. Smith, 1798-1861 1
Kirby, George, 1794-1882 1
Kite, Mary, 1793?-1861 1
Kite, Nathan 1
Kite, Thomas, 1785-1845 1
Maule family 1
Maule, Joshua, b. 1806 1
Monthly Meeting of Friends of Philadelphia 1
Moore, James 1
Moore, Priscilla 1
Murray, John, 1758-1819 1
Murray, Lindley, 1745-1826 1
Pemberton family 1
Pemberton, Israel, 1715-1779 1
Pemberton, John, 1727-1795 1
Pemberton, Phebe, d. 1812 1
Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends. Indian Committee 1
Poole, William, 1764-1829 1
Price, Richard, 1794-1865 1
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