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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

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

William Z. Shetter Bloomington Monthly Meeting Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-219
Overview William Z. Shetter (b. 1927) is Professor of Germanic Studies at Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana. He is an active member of the Society of Friends, and served as clerk of Bloomington Monthly Meeting for two terms, 1982-1985 and 1992-1995. During his first tenure as clerk, he kept a detailed personal journal, recording all that was going on in the Meeting as well as his thoughts and perceptions. During his second tenure, the Meeting decided to take under its care the marriage of a same...
Dates: 1982-1993

Carman family papers

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Identifier: SFHL-SC-230
Abstract The collections contain journals, correspondence, and miscellaneous Quaker papers. A small journal kept by Thomas Carman, 1864 and 1867, describes his travels which included upstate New York, Baltimore, and Richmond (where he attended general Quaker meetings and visited African American services). Also a photocopy of a journal kept by Catharine Williams, describing a trip to Iowa in 1864 where she attended Yearly Meeting. Correspondents include Benjamin Angell, Edward Dorland, George M. Sisson,...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1786-1894

Chapman family correspondence

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Identifier: SFHL-SC-259

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]

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

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

Rachel Davis DuBois Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-035
Overview Rachel Davis DuBois (1892-1993) was a Quaker educator, writer, and a pioneer in the interfaith and interracial dialogue and intercultural education. This collection contains the personal papers of Rachel Davis DuBois, including correspondence, writings, her work with interracial, intercultural, and interfaith projects, personal logs and notes, and miscellaneous material.
Dates: 1920-1993

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

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Brown family 3
Cadwallader, Priscilla, 1786-1859 3
Hopper, Isaac T. (Isaac Tatem), 1771-1852 3
Jackson, John, 1809-1855 3
Monthly Meeting of Friends of Philadelphia (Hicksite) 3
Ohio Yearly Meeting of Friends (Conservative : 1854- ) 3
Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of Friends (Orthodox : 1827-1955) 3
Schofield Normal and Industrial School (Aiken, S.C.) 3
Schofield, Martha 3
Young Friends' Association (New York, N.Y.) 3
Brown, Moses, 1738-1836 2
Dillwyn, George, 1738-1820 2
Ferris, Benjamin, 1780-1867 2
Foulke family 2
Foulke, Joseph, 1786-1863 2
Friends Instruction Association (Philadelphia, Pa.) 2
Gwynedd Boarding School (Gwynedd, Pa.) 2
Hicks, Elias, 1748-1830 2
Jackson, Halliday, 1771-1835 2
Janney family 2
Kersey, Jesse, 1768-1845 2
Mather family 2
New York Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Orthodox : 1828-1955) 2
Ohio Yearly Meeting of Friends (Orthodox : 1828-1854) 2
Pemberton, James, 1723-1809 2
Penn Sewing School (Philadelphia, Pa.) 2
Poole, William, 1764-1829 2
Powell, Aaron M. (Aaron Macy), 1832-1899 2
Rotch, William, 1734-1828 2
Sharon Female Academy 2
Sharples, Edith, 1743-1787 2
Sharples, Joshua, 1747-1826 2
Sharpless family 2
Stratton, Edward F., 1876-1968 2
Swain, Joseph, 1857-1927 2
Turner family 2
Walker family 2
Walton, George A. (George Arthur), 1883- 2
Woolman School (Swarthmore, Pa.) 2
Abington Monthly Meeting of Friends (Hicksite : 1827-1955) 1
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Alexander, Horace Gundry, 1889-1989 1
All American Friends Conference (Oskaloosa, Ia.) 1
Alsop family 1
Alsop, Ann, b. 1774 1
Alsop, Hannah, d. 1820 1
Alsop, Othniel, 1770-1836 1
Alsop, Robert, 1777-1850 1
American League against War and Fascism 1
American League for Peace and Democracy 1
American Peace Society 1
Andrews, C. F. (Charles Freer), 1871-1940 1
Angell, Benjamin, d. 1868 1
Atkinson, Caroline J., 1881-1953 1
Bailey, Hannah Jane 1
Balch, Emily Greene, 1867-1961 1
Baltimore Yearly Meeting of Friends (Hicksite: 1828-1968). Joint Committee on Indian Affairs (1869-1892) 1
Baltimore Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends. Committee Appointed for Indian Affairs 1
Barrow, Robert, -1697 1
Bassett, Hannah, 1815-1855 1
Bassett, Ruth, d. 1860 1
Bassett, William, 1803-1871 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
Birdsall, William W. (William Wilfred), 1854-1909 1
Bloomington Monthly Meeting (Society of Friends : Bloomington, Ind.) 1
Blunston family 1
Bogardus, Joseph A., 1851-1896 1
Bond, Carrie D.L. (Carrie Damon Lupton), b. 1883 1
Boyce, Eliza B. (Eliza Bassett), 1807-1882 1
Boyce, Eunice B. (Eunice Bassett), 1811-1864 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
Bringhurst, Joseph, 1767-1834 1
Brinton family 1
Brinton, Anna Cox 1
Brinton, Howard Haines, 1884-1973 1
Brown, Cedric Vipont, 1896-1972 1
Brown, Dorothy, 1874-1968 1
Brown, E. Vipont (Edward Vipont), 1863-1955 1
Brown, Emily, 1827-1903 1
Brown, Lydia Neal Janney, 1844-1925 1
Burritt, Elihu, 1810-1879 1
Byberry Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends 1
Cadbury, Henry J. (Henry Joel), 1883-1974 1
Capron, George T. (George Truman), b. 1858 1
Capron, Jacob, d. 1891 1
Carman family (Carman, Thomas, 1815-1899) 1
Carman, Catharine Williams 1
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