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Balderston Collected Manuscripts

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-SC-006
Abstract Most of the correspondence in this collection is addressed to Henry Drinker concerning trivial and more substantive matters of his business and that of the Society of Friends, including a letter from William Savery in 1794 from Canadagua describing a visit to the Oneidas. Also included are a document from the Philadelphia Committee to Joseph Elkinton in Tunesassah (1822) and a subscription list (1831) for J.J. Foster's publication on the New Jersey Crosswicks trial, signed by Roberts Vaux and...
Dates: 1735-1822

Biddle family Papers

 Collection
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

Joseph Scattergood (collector) An account of the Free Quakers

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Identifier: SFHL-SC-113
Abstract This volume contains the collection of Joseph Scattergood of original and manuscript copies of documents relating to the Free Quakers, bound by his son George Scattergood. The Free Quakers disagreed with the strict disownment policy for members of the Society of Friends who fought in the Revolutionary War. Led by Samuel Wetherhill, this group wanted to practice Quakerism without the strict rules of discipline and disownment. The papers in Scattergood's collection include petitions, published...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1781-1885 [ 1781-1802]

Pemberton Manuscripts

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-MSS-039
Overview The collection contains primarily family correspondence of the three Pemberton brothers -- Israel, James, and John, prominent members of the Society of Friends in Philadelphia who were exiled to Virginia during the Revolutionary War for their pacifism. It also includes a small number of correspondence from Edward Stabler and Alexander White, an account on the life of James Pemberton, and the will of his wife, Phebe Lewis Pemberton. Topics include the Pembertons' exile to Winchester, Va., with...
Dates: 1756-1812

Collection of sufferings of Flushing Friends during the American Revolution

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-SC-243
Abstract Contains a document listing the Sufferings of Friends belonging to Flushing Monthly Meeting given to the Committee appointed to inspect the Sufferings of Friends, 1782. Also, accounts submitted by individuals and related epistles, 1775 and 1778, from London and Philadelphia Yearly Meetings.
Dates: 1775-1789

Samuel Wetherill Correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG5-257
Overview Samuel Wetherill (1736-1816), a Philadelphia manufacturer of cloth, chemicals, and pharmaceuticals, was a birthright Quaker born in Burlington, N.J. During the Revolutionary War, he actively supported the military effort and was disowned from Philadelphia Monthly Meeting in 1779. In 1781, he, along with other disowned Quakers, founded an independent Quaker meeting, called the Society of Free Quakers. This collection contains correspondence primarily from another group of disowned Quakers from...
Dates: 1780-1816

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Pemberton, Israel, 1715-1779 2
Pemberton, John, 1727-1795 2
Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends Library 2
Wetherill, Samuel, 1736-1816 2
American Friends Service Committee 1
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Balch, Emily Greene, 1867-1961 1
Barnard, Hannah, 1754?-1825 1
Biddle family 1
Biddle, Clement M. (Clement Miller), 1876-1959 1
Biddle, Owen, 1737-1799 1
Biddle, William Canby, 1864-1942 1
Canby, Isaiah 1
Chalkley, Thomas, 1675-1741 1
Claypoole, Jane 1
Davis, Timothy 1
Dillwyn, George, 1738-1820 1
Drinker, Henry, 1734-1809 1
Elkinton, Joseph, 1794-1868 1
Evans, C. 1
Foster, J. J. (Jeremiah J.) 1
Fothergill, Samuel 1
Grellet, Stephen, 1773-1855 1
Hollingsworth, H. (Henry), 1737-1803 1
James, Dorothy Biddle 1
Jenkins, John 1
Kite, Thomas, 1785-1845 1
Lewis, Lucy Biddle, 1861- 1
Lowber, Michael 1
Mifflin, Thomas, 1744-1800 1
Mifflin, Warner, 1745-1798 1
Monthly Meeting of New York (Society of Friends : approximately 1671-1828 : New York, N.Y.) 1
Murray, Aquila 1
New York Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends 1
New York Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends. Meeting for Sufferings 1
Oxley, John 1
Parke, Thomas, 1749-1835 1
Pemberton family 1
Pemberton, James, 1723-1809 1
Pemberton, Phebe, d. 1812 1
Pemberton, Samuel 1
Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends. Committee Appointed for the Gradual Civilization and Welfare of the Indian Natives (1795-1827) 1
Phillips, Catharine, 1727-1794 1
Pike, Stephen, -1826 1
Relief Missions of the Society of Friends 1
Richardson, Thomas, 1816-1867 1
Rickman, Lydia Cooper Lewis, -1885 1
Savery, William, 1750-1804 1
Say, Thomas, 1709-1796 1
Scattergood, George J. (George Jones), 1835-1914 1
Scattergood, Joseph 1
Society of Free Quakers 1
Stirling, Anne Biddle, -1857 1
Swarthmore College 1
Vaux, Roberts, 1786-1836 1
Waln, Nicholas, 1742-1813 1
Westtown Boarding School 1
Women's International League for Peace and Freedom. Congress (1st : 1915) (The Hague, Netherlands) 1
Women's International League for Peace and Freedom. Geneva, Switzerland (International Office) 1
Woolman School (Swarthmore, Pa.) 1
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