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Friends Temperance Union (New York, N.Y.)

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG4-094
Overview Records of the Friends Temperance Union of New York, a Quaker organization which promoted abstinence from all alcohol. It was founded in 1876 and ceased to meet after 5/1898. Includes Minutes, Executive Committee minutes, a Treasurer's book, and miscellaneous papers.
Dates: 1876-1905

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

Laura Lippincott Pancoast correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-SC-091
Abstract This collection includes letters received by Laura Lippincott Pancoast regarding the movement for temperance and women's suffrage. Letters refer to Francis B. Willard, and describe in detail the activities and philosophies of J. Ellen Foster. Letters discuss the issue of the WCTU's involvement with party policies. Correspondents include Anna H. Shaw, Anna A. Gordon, and J. Ellen Foster.
Dates: 1888-1917

Elizabeth Sellers Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-SC-115
Abstract This collection consists of documents relating to the withdrawal of Elizabeth Sellers from the Society of Friends and her subsequent disownment. Included is a letter from to Darby Monthly Meeting explaining her reasons for leaving the Society of Friends. In the letter she accuses Quakers of failing to take action on issues of temperance, pacifism, and abolition. Also included are genealogical notes on the Sellers family.
Dates: 1845-1851 & n.d

Sharpless-Reeve family papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-325
Overview The collected papers of the Sharpless and Reeve family of New Jersey and Philadelphia. Much of the correspondence is between Edward Sharpless (1831-1894), a New Jersey Quaker minister, and his sister, Anna N. Sharpless, who married John Newbold Reeve in 1857. Their daughter, Mary Offley Reeve, worked as a school teacher when young and became involved in temperance and evangelical Christianity. She shared these interests, reflected in diaries and other writings, with Annie Way Smith, a...
Dates: 1852 - 1957

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Bogardus, Joseph A., 1851-1896 1
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Chester Monthly Meeting of Friends (Hicksite : 1827-1934) 1
Darby Monthly Meeting of Friends (Hicksite : 1827-1955) 1