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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

Clark-Allen family papers

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Identifier: SFHL-SC-268
Abstract The collection contains family correspondence (4 ALsS), genealogical notes, and bible records. It includes family correspondence received by Rebecca Clark, 1804-1806, before her marriage to John Humphrey. One letter is from her sister Elizabeth and the other letters were written by her mother Bathsheba Clark. Bathsheba mentions caring for a grandchild with smallpox and various needlework projects. The genealogical information includes pages from a family bible, research on the Allen, Clark, and...
Dates: 1725-1932

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]

Eleanor Stabler Clarke Family Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-185
Overview Eleanor Stabler Clarke (1896-1995), a birthright Quaker, was active in the American Friends Service Committee and other Quaker organizations, and served on the Swarthmore College Board of Managers from 1935-1971. She was the daughter of Charles M. and Ida Palmer Stabler, and in 1918 she married William Anderson Clarke, Sr. Her sister, Cornelia Stabler Gillam (1898-1979) was active in the theater and performed for the U.S.O. in 1945 and 1946. The collection includes a genealogy with stories and...
Dates: 1950-1979

Elizabeth H. Cock family correspondence

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Identifier: SFHL-SC-197
Abstract Includes correspondence of Elizabeth Hicks primarily during her marriage to her first husband, William F. Seaman; also family correspondence from her second marriage to William Townsend Cock. Correspondents include Rachel Hicks and Abby Hopper.
Dates: 1821-1881

George D. Cock Family Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-SC-174
Abstract This small collection includes George D. Cock's journal in two bound volumes of his trip in 1843 from his home in Brownsville, Pennsylvania, through Quaker communities in the East, including Philadelphia and Baltimore. The journal includes comments on his courtship of Susan W. Smith, who he married in 1845. The collection also includes a balance sheet from 1843 on freight carried, his marriage certificate, and a letter from his daughter, Marion Cock, which includes family information.
Dates: 1843-1932-bulk 1843

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

Collins Family Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-173
Overview The Collins family was a Quaker family of New England and New York City. Abel Collins (1770-1834) was a birthright Quaker and a minister recorded by Hopkinton Monthly Meeting. He married Mary A. Wilbur (d. 1858) of Hopkinton in 1790, and they had eight children. One of their sons, Abel Francis Collins, was clerk of South Kingston Monthly Meeting. He had three sons who attended Friends Boarding School in Providence, Rhode Island, and continued their studies at Brown University. The collection...
Dates: 1797-1937

Comly-White Family Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-030
Overview John Comly, a Quaker minister and school master, was born in 1773. He married Rebecca Budd, a fellow teacher at the Westtown School, in 1803. They operated the Pleasant Hill Boarding School on their Byberry farm from 1804-1815. The collection includes family correspondence, the journal of John Comly's brother, Isaac, other manuscript writings, financial and legal papers, and miscellaneous papers. Also includes the ledger and memorabilia of Pleasant Hill Boarding School and papers of Helen Comly...
Dates: 1771-1961

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Swarthmore College 18
Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of Friends (Hicksite : 1827-1955) 6
Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends Library 6
Westtown Boarding School 6
American Friends Service Committee 5
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Jackson, John, 1809-1855 5
Ferris, Benjamin, 1780-1867 4
Foulke family 4
George School (Bucks County, Pa.) 4
Hopper, Isaac T. (Isaac Tatem), 1771-1852 4
Ohio Yearly Meeting of Friends (Conservative : 1854- ) 4
Stabler family 4
Walker family 4
Brown family 3
Cadwallader, Priscilla, 1786-1859 3
Comly, John, 1773-1850 3
Fisher family 3
Fisher, Samuel Rowland, 1745-1834 3
Gibbons family 3
Haines family 3
Hicks, Elias, 1748-1830 3
Kersey, Jesse, 1768-1845 3
Miller family 3
Monthly Meeting of Friends of Philadelphia (Hicksite) 3
Moore family 3
Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of Friends (Orthodox : 1827-1955) 3
Powell, Aaron M. (Aaron Macy), 1832-1899 3
Schofield Normal and Industrial School (Aiken, S.C.) 3
Schofield, Martha 3
Sharpless family 3
Warner family 3
Williams family 3
Young Friends' Association (New York, N.Y.) 3
Allen family 2
Brown, Moses, 1738-1836 2
Bunting family 2
Carter, Arabella, 1867- 2
Child, Lydia Maria Francis, 1802-1880 2
Cocke family 2
Cooper family 2
Dillwyn, George, 1738-1820 2
Engle family 2
Fallowfield Monthly Meeting of Friends 2
Ferris family 2
Ferris, Anna M., 1815-1890 2
Fisher, Jabez Maud, 1750-1779 2
Fisher, Miers, 1748-1819 2
Five Years Meeting (Society of Friends: U.S.) 2
Foster family 2
Foulke, Joseph, 1786-1863 2
Friends Boarding School (Barnesville, Ohio) 2
Friends Instruction Association (Philadelphia, Pa.) 2
Gibbons, Abby Hopper, 1801-1893 2
Gibbons, J. S. (James Sloan), 1810-1892 2
Gwynedd Boarding School (Gwynedd, Pa.) 2
Hallowell family 2
Hallowell, Benjamin, 1799-1877 2
Hamm, Thomas D. 2
Hicks, Edward, 1780-1849 2
Hoag, Huldah, 1762-1850 2
Hopper family 2
Howland family 2
Hunn family 2
Hunn, Lydia Jones Sharpless, 1818-1911 2
Jackson, Halliday, 1771-1835 2
Janney family 2
Jenkins family (Jenkins, Jabez, 1792-1858) 2
John family 2
John, Phebe, 1780-1855 2
John, Reuben, 1744-1822 2
Knight family 2
Lewis, Graceanna, 1821-1912 2
Lippincott, H. Mather, Jr. (Horace Mather), 1921-2010 2
Lloyd family 2
Mather family 2
Meyers family 2
New York Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Hicksite : 1828-1957 : New York, N.Y.) 2
New York Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Orthodox : 1828-1955) 2
Ohio Yearly Meeting of Friends (Orthodox : 1828-1854) 2
Palmer family 2
Pemberton, James, 1723-1809 2
Penn Sewing School (Philadelphia, Pa.) 2
Poole, William, 1764-1829 2
Price family 2
Richardson, Elizabeth C., 1863-1947 2
Richardson, Nathaniel, 1839-1920 2
Rotch, William, 1734-1828 2
Sharon Female Academy 2
Sharples, Edith, 1743-1787 2
Sharples, Joshua, 1747-1826 2
Shinn family 2
Stratton, Edward F., 1876-1968 2
Swain, Joseph, 1857-1927 2
Tallcot, Joseph, 1768-1853 2
Truman, George 2
Turner family 2
Tyson family 2
Tyson, Elisha, 1750-1824 2
Underhill, Rachel W., 1844-1923 2
Underwood family 2
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