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Mira Sharpless Townsend Papers

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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

Turner Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG5-152
Overview This collection centers around the family and descendants of Joseph Turner, Jr., (1790-1850) and his wife Rebecca (Sinclair) Turner (1787-1877), members of Baltimore Monthly Meeting-Western District. They raised eight children and had fifty-four grandchildren. As a young man, Joseph left the family plantation near Still Pond, Kent County, Maryland, and became a lumber merchant in Baltimore. He served as Clerk of the Lombard Street Meeting. Rebecca was a recorded minister and traveled widely....
Dates: 1776-1954

Walker-Conard-Cowgill Family Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-155
Overview The Walkers, Conard, and Cowgills were Quaker families of Frederick County, Virginia, and Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. The collections contains papers of the Walker and allied Coates, Cowgill, and Conard families, including general correspondence (1792-1912), Civil War correspondence and diaries (1893-1900) of Union soldier Edward B. Conard (ca. 1844-1917), diaries (1896-1898) of Jacob Walker, ledger (1847-1887) of David Walker (1818-1889), journals, financial and legal papers, genealogical...
Dates: 1699-1912 [bulk 1792-1912]

Walker-Stephens Family Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-168
Overview William Walker Stephens (1824-1902) was the son of Hannah Walker and Stephen Stephens of Chester Valley, Pennsylvania. The family were members of Valley Preparative and Radnor Monthly Meetings of Friends. William Walker Stephens worked as a businessman in Philadelphia and was married three times. His relation, J. Aubrey Anderson, was district attorney in Conshohocken, Pa. Papers include the diaries and day books of Hannah W. Stephens, 1857-1864, William W. Stephens, 1850-1902, and Annie R....
Dates: 1850-1919

Walton Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG5-160
Overview The Waltons were a Quaker family from Byberry, Pennsylvania, and the Philadelphia area, including Swarthmore. The lines represented in this collection were descended from Benjamin Walton (1701-1753) and Rebecca Homer Walton (d. 1783), of Abington Monthly Meeting and Byberry. The collection includes business and estate papers, mostly of Israel Walton (1789-1863), a diary of Mary D. Walton (1832-1915) which includes a roll book of Fallowfield Monthly Meeting First Day School, albums and verse by...
Dates: 1725-1930

Joseph Solomon Walton Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-158
Overview Joseph Solomon Walton (1855-1j912) was a Quaker educator and the second principal (1901-1912) of the George School (Bucks County, Pa.). The collection contains diaries and biographical material, financial and legal papers, correspondence, writings and lectures, and papers related to the George School.
Dates: 1878-1943 [bulk, 1878-1910]

Margaretta Walton Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG5-159
Overview Margaretta Walton (1829-1904), eminent Quaker minister of Ercildoun, Chester County, Pennsylvania. The collection contains diaries and correspondence of Walton and her husband, Jesse Pusey Walton; business papers and memorabilia; sermons; and related papers. Also included in the collections are journals (1836-1853) of her father, Joseph Shoemaker Walton, who was companion to several Quaker ministers.
Dates: 1812-1961

Joseph Wharton Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG5-162
Overview Joseph Wharton (1826-1909) was a prominent Philadelphia Quaker merchant, industrialist, scientist, and philanthropist who was active in 19th century Delaware Valley manufacturing, business, and education development. The papers cover in depth his business activities as well as his career as Manager of Swarthmore College for over 35 years and as founder of the Wharton School of Finance and Commerce at the University of Pennsylvania. The collection includes business correspondence, 1855-1908, of...
Dates: 1691-1955

Benjamin F. Whitson Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG5-164
Overview Benjamin F. Whitson (1867-1957) of Moylan, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, was a Quaker businessman. Whitson was active in Quaker affairs such as Friends World Conference in 1937 and the Fellowship of Reconciliation, and in Quaker concerns such as peace, temperance, and education. He was the son of Thomas H. and Phebe (Cooper) Whitson, and his family and extended family has deep Quaker associations. Both Benjamin Whitson and his father, were recognized as Quaker ministers and made visits to Ohio...
Dates: 1835-1957

Wood Family Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-192
Overview The Wood Family Papers contains papers from a Quaker family active in 19th century New York City Friends affairs, compiled by M. S. (Mary Sutton) Wood. Included are business correspondence concerning the printing house founded by Samuel Wood and his sons, correspondence from prominent Friends concerning work for social causes including abolition, freedmen, prisoners, First Day schools, and peace, and genealogical material, writings, and reminiscences by Mary S. Wood.
Dates: 1784-1874

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Fisher, Jabez Maud, 1750-1779 2
Fisher, Samuel Rowland, 1745-1834 2
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Hopewell Monthly Meeting (Society of Friends) 2
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Jones, Rufus M. (Rufus Matthew), 1863-1948 2
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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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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
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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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