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Pennsylvania Hall Association Records

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG4-074
Overview The Pennsylvania Hall Association was a stockholders association formed in 1837 to erect a building in Philadelphia dedicated “to Liberty and the Rights of Man.” Many of the primary movers behind the Association were Quakers involved in the anti-slavery movement. The building was opened on May 14, 1838, and, as a symbol of the abolitionist movement, was destroyed by an angry mob on May 17, 1838. This collection contains minutes of the Board of Managers of the Association, 1838-1847, financial...
Dates: 1837-1899 (bulk 1837-1849)

The New York Association of Friends for the Relief of Those Held in Slavery and the Improvement of the Free People of Color

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Identifier: SFHL-RG4-051
Overview The New York Association of Friends for the Relief of Those Held in Slavery and the Improvement of Free People of Color was a Quaker society in New York City, organized in 1839. Its purpose was to support the abolition of slavery and educational charities for blacks. This small collection contains a minute book (6/1839-5/1843) and loose minutes (1844).
Dates: 1839-1844

Mira Sharpless Townsend Papers

 Collection
Identifier: FHL-RG5-320
Overview The collection contains papers of Mira Sharpless Townsend, a major Quaker social activist and reformer in Philadelphia. Mira Sharpless Townsend (1798-1859) was born in Philadelphia, attended Friends Select School, and in 1828 married Samuel Townsend (1800-1887). He was a member of Philadelphia Monthly Meeting by whom she had six children, only two surviving to adulthood: Emily Sharpless Townsend who married Powell Stackhouse and Clara Gordon Townsend, married William Penn Troth. During the...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1815 - 1858; 1806 - 1910

John Woolman Manuscripts Collection

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-MSS-068
Overview John Woolman (1720-1772) was one of the most influential ministers in the history of the Religious Society of Friends. He was particularly active in opposing slavery and encouraging Quakers to disavow the practice. His journal, published posthumously, is still considered an important document in the fields of religion, history, and literature. The Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College holds several versions of Woolman's manuscript journal, letters written by Woolman, and other...
Dates: 1720 - 1939

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Dugdale, Joseph A., 1810-1896 2
Ferris, Benjamin, 1780-1867 2
Garrison, William Lloyd, 1805-1879 2
Hopper, Isaac T. (Isaac Tatem), 1771-1852 2
Jackson, Halliday, 1771-1835 2
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Jackson, John, 1809-1855 2
Alston, John, 1794-1874 1
American Convention for Promoting the Abolition of Slavery and Improving the Condition of the African Race 1
Anthony, Susan B. (Susan Brownell) 1
Bennett, William, 1804-1873 1
Biddle, Mary, 1780-1849 1
Bringhurst, Joseph, 1767-1834 1
Brown, Gould 1
Brown, John, 1800-1859 1
Brown, Moses, 1738-1836 1
Bryant, William Cullen, 1794-1878 1
Carmalt, Caleb 1
Chase, Salmon P. (Salmon Portland), 1808-1873 1
Child, Lydia Maria Francis, 1802-1880 1
Churchman, John, 1753-1805 1
Codding, Ichabod, 1810-1866 1
Comly, John, 1773-1850 1
Dillwyn family 1
Dorsey, William, 1811-1874 1
Douglass, Frederick, 1818-1895 1
Dudley, Elizabeth Comfort Lawrence (FHL donor) 1
Elizabeth Pearsall Frazier (1869-1957) 1
Emerson, Ralph Waldo, 1803-1882 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
Ferris family 1
Ferris, Anna M., 1815-1890 1
Ferris, David, 1821-1908 1
Ferris, Fanny, 1778-1833 1
Ferris, Henry 1
Ferris, John, 1775-1802 1
Ferris, Matilda, 1853-1937 1
Ferris, Ziba, 1743-1794 1
Forster, Josiah, 1782-1870 1
Fothergill, Samuel 1
Foulke, William Dudley, 1848-1935 1
Frazier family 1
Friends Boarding School Association 1
Garrett, Thomas, 1789-1871 1
Gibbons, Mary, 1795-1876 1
Gillette, Francis, 1807-1879 1
Griscom, Samuel S., 1802-1878 1
Hallowell, Benjamin, 1799-1877 1
Hicks, Elias, 1748-1830 1
Hopkins, Elizabeth 1
Howe, Julia Ward, 1819-1910 1
Hunn family 1
Hunn, Ezekiel, 1810-1902 1
Hunn, John, 1818-1894 1
Hunt, Uriah, 1796?-1967 1
Janney family 1
Janney, Elizabeth, 1802-1893 1
Janney, Joseph, 1800-1866 1
Janney, Samuel M. (Samuel Mcpherson), 1801-1880 1
Jewett, Tacy M. 1
Johnson, Jane 1
Jones, Horatio Gates, 1822-1893 1
Joshua Evans (1731-1798) 1
Karsner family 1
Karsner, Katherine Hunn (FHL donor (estate of)) 1
Karsner, Katherine Hunn, 1899-1993 1
Kegler, Mary Ann Hunn Karsner, 1932-1983 1
Kite, Thomas, 1785-1845 1
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 1
Lord, Nathan 1
Lovejoy, Owen, 1811-1864 1
Macy, William H., 1805-1887 1
McClintock, Thomas, 1792?-1876 1
Mott, James, 1788-1868 1
Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880 1
Mott, Thomas 1
Neall, Daniel, 1784-1846 1
Parrish family 1
Parrish, Dillwyn, 1809-1886 1
Parrish, Edward, 1822-1872 1
Pearsall family 1
Pennsylvania Anti-Slavery Society, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1
Pennsylvania Hall (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
Pennsylvania Hall Association (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
Phillips, Wendell, 1811-1884 1
Poole, William, 1764-1829 1
Pusey family 1
Quimby, Daniel 1
Rakestraw, Joseph, 1780?-1860 1
Republican Party (Ill.) 1
Rosine Association (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
Saunders, John, 1814-1891 1
Sharpless, Townsend 1
Shillitoe, Thomas, 1754-1836 1
Sumner, Charles, 1811-1874 1
The New York Association of Friends for the Relief of Those Held in Slavery and the Improvement of the Free People of Color 1
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