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Mahlon Day collection of publications

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-SC-183
Abstract Religious tracts and reprints and children's books with some manuscript inscriptions, published and sold by Mahlon Day, a New York Orthodox Quaker.
Dates: 1821-1852

Emlen Family Papers

 Collection
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

Free Produce Association of Friends of New-York Yearly Meeting collected records

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-SC-217
Abstract This collection contains a circular with extracts of the minutes of the Executive Committee of the Free Produce Association of Friends, 1834, which notes its organization in Sixth Month [June] of the previous year; a circular dated 1848 addressed to Isaac Thorne announcing the opening of a store on Pearl Street; and published reports of the Board of Managers, 1849, 1851-1854.
Dates: 1834-1854

Frost family correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-SC-292
Overview The collection contains correspondence between members of the Gideon and Mary W. (Willets) Frost family, Hicksite Quakers of Westbury, Long Island, New York. Gideon Frost was a successful merchant, philanthropist, and founder of Friends Academy at Locust Valley. Family members were active in Quaker concerns, especially education and abolition. The letters mention prominent Friends, family, and anti-slavery concerns.
Dates: 1831, 1838, 1843 and 1871

Fussell-Lewis Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-SC-045
Abstract This collection includes the papers and correspondence of the Fussell and Lewis famlies. The latter relate primarily family and local news. Of particular interest are several letters by Graceanna Lewis denouncing slavery, an account of the response in New York Yearly Meeting to the disownment of Isaac T. Hopper, and correspondence relating an encounter with the Seneca Indians. Other letters include those written to Mariann Lewis by friends from Kimberton Boarding School, some of which relate to...
Dates: 1836-1938-bulk 1836-1866

Hambleton family papers

 Collection — Container: Folders
Identifier: SFHL-SC-287
Scope and Contents The collection contains draft correspondence and writings attributed to Isaac P. Hambleton of Carmel Monthly Meeting, Ohio. He was a strong supporter of abolition. The letters and manuscripts express liberal religious and progressive Quaker views.
Dates: 1829-1855 and undated

Collection of papers concerning John Jackson

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-SC-064
Abstract This is an artificial collection of papers concerning John Jackson, his spiritual teachings, and his religious mission to the West Indies. Included are essays by an unknown author, regarding John Jackson's views on Quaker ministry and doctrine as presented in his work"A Dissertation.. on Christian Ministry." An eight part manuscript entitled "Some account of the life and labors of John Jackson" is also unsigned. Also included is a bound volume of copies of letters written by John Jackson to his...
Dates: 1840-1900

Longshore-Williams family correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-SC-076
Abstract This collection includes letters written to Mary W. Longshore from the family of her sister, Martha Williams, after the Williams moved from Pennsylvania to Warsaw, Ohio. Included are letters from her sister, brother-in-law, Isaac B. Williams, and nephews, Jonathon and Jeremiah. These letters relate family and local news, and news about the temperance and anti-slavery movements. A letter from Isaac B. Williams, dated 1861, relates his thoughts on the prospect of civil war. A letter from Dr....
Dates: 1840-1965-bulk 1840-1861

Mott Manuscripts

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-MSS-035
Overview Lucretia Mott was a prominent Philadelphia Quaker minister and a leader in reform movements, especially antislavery, education, peace, and women's rights. She was born in 1793 in Nantucket, Mass., the daughter of Thomas and Anna Coffin, and educated at Nine Partners Boarding School in Dutchess Co., N.Y. In 1811, she married James Mott and they settled in Philadelphia, Pa. The Motts were active Hicksite Quakers, and Lucretia served as clerk of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting and traveled in the...
Dates: 1831-1898

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)

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Brown, Moses, 1738-1836 2
Anthony, Susan B. (Susan Brownell) 1
Barney, Nathaniel 1
Bates, Benjamin, 1769-1812 1
Burleigh, Charles C. (Charles Calistus), 1810-1878 1
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Chester Monthly Meeting of Friends (Hicksite : 1827-1934) 1
Churchman, John, 1753-1805 1
Collyer, Robert, 1823-1912 1
Combe, George, 1788-1858 1
Darby Monthly Meeting of Friends (Hicksite : 1827-1955) 1
Davis, Anna 1
Davis, Edward M., 1811-1887 1
Davis, Maria Mott 1
Day, Mahlon 1
Densmore, Christopher 1
Dugdale, Joseph A., 1810-1896 1
Dugdale, Ruth 1
Earle, Mary Hussey 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
Forster, Josiah, 1782-1870 1
Fothergill, Samuel 1
Free Produce Association of Friends, of New-York Yearly Meeting 1
Frost, Gideon, 1798-1880 1
Frost, Mary W. (Mary Willets), 1803-1847 1
Furness, William Henry, 1802-1896 1
Fussell, Alice, 1871-1955 1
Fussell, Linnaeus, 1842-1907 1
Garrison, William Lloyd, 1805-1879 1
Grew, Mary, 1813-1896 1
Hale, Sarah Josepha Buell, 1788-1879 1
Hallowell, Anna Davis, 1838-1913 1
Hallowell, Mary 1
Hambleton family 1
Hanaford, Phebe A. (Phebe Ann), 1829-1921 1
Hopper, Isaac T. (Isaac Tatem), 1771-1852 1
Howard, Mary Alice (FHL donor) 1
Jackson, John, 1809-1855 1
Jackson, Rachel, 1807?-1883 1
Johnson, Oliver, 1821-1907 1
Kimberton Boarding School 1
Kite, Thomas, 1785-1845 1
Knight, Johnson 1
Lewis, Graceanna, 1821-1912 1
Lewis, Mariann, 1819-1866 1
Longshore family 1
Longshore, J.S. (Joseph Skelton), 1809-1879 1
Longshore, Mary W. ((Mary White)), 1792-1860 1
Lord, George 1
Lord, Martha Mott, 1828-1916 1
Lossing, Benson John, 1813-1891 1
Lundy, Benjamin, 1789-1839 1
Marriott, Charles 1
Martineau, Harriet, 1802-1876 1
May, Samuel J. (Samuel Joseph), 1797-1871 1
McKim, James Miller, 1810-1874 1
Mill, John Stuart, 1806-1873 1
Monthly Meeting of New York (Society of Friends : Orthodox : New York, N.Y.) 1
Mott, James, 1788-1868 1
Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880 1
Mott, Thomas 1
Neall, Daniel, 1784-1846 1
Needles, Elizabeth 1
New York Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Hicksite : 1828-1957 : New York, N.Y.) 1
Nichol, Elizabeth Pease 1
Parker, Emma 1
Pennsylvania Hall (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
Pennsylvania Hall Association (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
Phillips, Wendell, 1811-1884 1
Pierce, Moses, 1816-1886 1
Potter, William J. (William James), 1829?-1893 1
Preston, Ann, 1813-1872 1
Rotch, William, 1759-1850 1
Schofield, Martha 1
Sellers family 1
Sellers, Elizabeth, 1821-1898 1
Sharples, Daniel, 1751-1842 1
Sharpless, Enos, 1781-1866 1
Sharpless, Hannah W. (Hannah Webster), 1783-1864 1
Sharps family 1
Shillitoe, Thomas, 1754-1836 1
Stanton, Elizabeth Cady, 1815-1902 1
Stevenson, Thomas B. 1
Stone, Lucy, 1818-1893 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
Tilton, Theodore, 1835-1907 1
Truman, Joseph M. 1
Tuke, Esther, 1727-1794 1
Webb, Emily 1
Webb, Richard Davis 1
Webb, Ruth D. 1
Webb, Samuel 1
Westtown Boarding School 1
Wharton, Deborah Fisher, 1795-1888 1
White, George F., 1789-1847 1
Wilbur, John, 1774-1856 1
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