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Mary Elizabeth Pidgeon Schlesinger Library Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-124
Overview Mary Elizabeth Pidgeon (1890-1979) was born into an extended Quaker family who lived for generations in Clarke and Loudon counties, Virginia. She moved beyond the Virginia Quaker community to a career in the women's movement, first as a campaigner for women's suffrage (1917-1920), then as an educator and political activist in Virginia (1920-1928) and finally as a research economist for the Women's Bureau of the U.S. Department of Labor (1928-1956). During her retirement years, Pidgeon became...
Dates: 1906-1979

Edna Postlethwaite Family papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-125
Overview Edna Postlethwaite (1892-1972) graduated from Swarthmore College in 1914 and earned a masters degree from Columbia University. A Quaker and a member of New York Monthly Meeting of Friends, she was a teacher and involved in many social concerns. The collection contains the letters and diaries of Edna Postlethwaite and photocopies of the letters of G. Edmund Stratton, her uncle, and also a Swarthmore College graduate. Of particular interest is the correspondence of the former with her parents,...
Dates: 1894-1962

James Morgan Read Papers,

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-128
Overview James Morgan Read (1908-1985) was a Quaker and president of Wilmington College from 1960-69. He also served as the United Nations Deputy High Commissioner from 1951-60, and was a vice president of the Charles F. Kettering Foundation from 1969 until his retirement in 1974. The bulk of the collection documents James Read's work as a consultant after 1974. His diaries date from his association with Wilmington College. Areas of particular interest include the establishment of Soviet-American...
Dates: 1951-1987

Redman family papers

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Identifier: SFHL-SC-106
Abstract This collection includes Mercy Redman's journal of her visits to eighty-seven meetings in New York, New England, and Pennsylvania. During this time she met and travelled with John Woolman. Also included is a copy of the record kept by Thomas Redman of his imprisonment and trial for refusing to take an oath of loyalty to the United States. A poem written by John E. Redman and various other family documents are also included.
Dates: 1760-1806

Rosalie Regen Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-166
Overview Rosalie Stork Regen (1909-1993) was a Quaker author and playwright who joined the Rahway and Plainfield Monthly Meeting in 1941. She was the daughter of Charles Wharton Stork and Elisabeth von Pausinger Stork. An active member of the Society of Friends, Rosalie taught First Day School and visited Quakers all over the world. The collection includes journals kept continuously from 1936 to the time of her death in 1993. She also maintained a prodigious correspondence with family and friends....
Dates: 1856-1993

Richardson-Yarnall family papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-187
Overview The collection contains personal papers, primarily correspondence, of members of the Richardson and Yarnall families, Pennsylvania Quakers who emigrated to America in the 1680s. The families were united by the marriage in 1816 of Nathaniel Richardson and Hannah Yarnall of Byberry. Of special significance are the diaries of Quaker ministers Peter Yarnall (1754-1798) and his second wife, Hannah Haines Thornton Yarnall (1765-1822) and their correspondence with family and fellow ministers. The...
Dates: 1722 - 1962

Robbins Family Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-130
Overview This small collection concerning the Robbins family, Quakers who owned the historic Seven Stars Tavern property in Salem County, New Jersey, was compiled by John H. Bourne. The Robbins family purchased the tavern about 1805, and the property remained in the family until it was purchased by John H. Bourne in 1927. The Robbins family belonged to Pilesgrove Monthly Meeting (Hicksite), which in 1928 became Woodstown Monthly Meeting. John Bourne also was a member of Woodstown Monthly Meeting. The...
Dates: 1849-1934

Martha Schofield Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-134
Overview Martha Schofield (1839-1916) was a Hicksite Quaker teacher from Pennsylvania who founded the Schofield Normal and Industrial School in Aiken, S. C., in 1868 to provide education for freed slaves. The School gradually evolved into a boarding school for training young blacks in industrial trades or to become teachers. It was absorbed into the public school system in 1952. Martha Fell Schofield was born Feb. 1, 1839, near Newtown, Bucks County, PA. She was the daughter of Oliver W. Schofield and...
Dates: 1853-1944 (bulk 1856-1916)

Benjamin Sharp Family Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-136
Overview Benjamin Sharp (1858-1915), a zoologist who was primarily affiliated with the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia, attended Swarthmore College (1876) and earned a M.D. and Ph. D. from the University of Pennsylvania. A birthright member of the Society of Friends (Quakers), Dr. Sharp was the son of Benjamin and Hannah B. (Leedom) Sharp of the Germantown section of Philadelphia, Pa. He was married to Virginia May of Ridley, Mass. The family moved to Massachusetts in the early 20th century,...
Dates: 1809-1915

Sharpless Family Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-MSS-040
Overview The collection represents two branches of the Sharpless family of Pennsylvania descended from Joseph and Lydia (Lewis) Sharpless). It contains correspondence between extended Sharpless family relations including Sharpless, Hunn, Jones, Drinker families and journals of Joshua Sharpless, a Quaker minister who worked with Native Americans and visited Quaker meetings in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Canada. Correspondence covers various topics including the travels of women ministers, yellow fever,...
Dates: 1792-1892

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Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of Friends (Hicksite : 1827-1955) 3
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Ferris, Benjamin, 1780-1867 2
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Fisher, Jabez Maud, 1750-1779 2
Fisher, Samuel Rowland, 1745-1834 2
Five Years Meeting (Society of Friends: U.S.) 2
Foulke family 2
Hicks, Edward, 1780-1849 2
Hicks, Elias, 1748-1830 2
Hopewell Monthly Meeting (Society of Friends) 2
Hunn, Lydia Jones Sharpless, 1818-1911 2
Jones, Rufus M. (Rufus Matthew), 1863-1948 2
Lloyd family 2
Pickett, Clarence, 1884-1965 2
Richardson, Elizabeth C., 1863-1947 2
Richardson, Nathaniel, 1839-1920 2
Schofield Normal and Industrial School (Aiken, S.C.) 2
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Sharples, Edith, 1743-1787 2
Sharples, Joshua, 1747-1826 2
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Walton, George A. (George Arthur), 1883- 2
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Woolman School (Swarthmore, Pa.) 2
Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 1
Aggs family 1
Aggs, Anna C. (Anna Christy), 1831-1913 1
Aggs, Henry, 1780-1859 1
Aggs, Mary, b. 1785 1
Aggs, Thomas, 1750-1824 1
Aggs, Thomas, 1822-1896 1
Alexander, H.P. 1
Alexander, Samuel 1
Allen and Hanbury's 1
Allen family 1
Allen, Charles, 1776-1843 1
Allen, Charlotte, 1762-1816 1
Allen, George Briedenhart, 1804-1869 1
Allen, William, 1770-1843 1
Alsop, John , b.1813 1
Alston, John, 1794-1874 1
American League against War and Fascism 1
American League for Peace and Democracy 1
American Peace Society 1
American Protective League 1
Anderson, J. Aubrey 1
Andrews, C. F. (Charles Freer), 1871-1940 1
Angell, Benjamin, d. 1868 1
Ash, Samuel S. (Samuel Shinn), 1829-1911 1
Ash, Sarah J. (Sarah Jane), 1835-1912 1
Backhouse, James, d. 1890 1
Balch, Emily Greene, 1867-1961 1
Balderston, Ida Smedley (Ida Roberts Smedley Balderston), 1896-1993 1
Baltimore Yearly Meeting 1
Baltimore Yearly Meeting of Friends (Hicksite: 1828-1968) 1
Baltimore Yearly Meeting of Friends (Hicksite: 1828-1968). Joint Committee on Indian Affairs (1869-1892) 1
Barnard College 1
Barnard, Ella K. (Ella Kent), 1853- 1
Barnard, Mary A. (Mary Anna), 1828-1865 1
Barnsley, Edward R. (Edward Roberts), 1906-1989 (FHL donor) 1
Basine, Robert (Robert Basine and Melissa Basine) (FHL donors) 1
Baumgardt, David, 1890-1963 1
Bean, Hannah E. (Hannah Elliott), 1830-1909 1
Bean, James 1
Bean, Joel, 1825-1914 1
Beans, Mary, b. 1811 1
Beck, M.E. 1
Bewley, Maria, d.1886 1
Bewley, Samuel 1
Biddle family 1
Biddle, Clement M. (Clement Miller), 1876-1959 1
Biddle, Mary, 1780-1849 1
Biddle, Owen, 1737-1799 1
Biddle, William Canby, 1864-1942 1
Bigelow, Ann Harvey (FHL donor) 1
Blunston family 1
Bond, Carrie D.L. (Carrie Damon Lupton), b. 1883 1
Booth family 1
Booth, Elizabeth M. (Elizabeth Martin), 1816-1882 1
Booth, Ellen M. (Ellen Miller), 1853-1929 1
Booth, George M. (George Martin), 1851-1918 1
Booth, William, 1812-1877 1
Bourne, John H. (John Hill), 1870-1944 1
Boyd, Lizette, 1838-1867 1
Braithwaite family 1
Braithwaite, J. Bevan (Joseph Bevan), 1818-1905 1
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