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A. Keith and Ruth Smiley slides

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Identifier: SFHL-PA-161
Overview A. Keith and Ruth Smiley were Quakers active in the Mohonk area. This collection consists of slides they took on their travels to England, Africa, and other sites.
Dates: 1952 - 1976

Abby Hopper Gibbons Family Photographs

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Identifier: SFHL-PA-069
Overview Abigail Hopper Gibbons (1801-1893) was an important figure in many of the reform movements in the middle and late nineteenth century. Like her father, Isaac T. Hopper (1771-1852), "Abby" Gibbons was an ardent abolitionist and dedicated to prison reform. This collection includes: a carte de visite album compiled by Abby Hopper Gibbons; a daguerreotype of Abby with her husband James and children; and photographs of her descendents, the Dunning family.
Dates: 1854 - 1935

Abington Friends School (Abington, Pa.) Account book

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Identifier: SFHL-RG4-001
Overview Abington Friends School was established by Abington Monthly Meeting in the latter part of the eighteenth century as a day school. The account book covers the period 1828-1842. Pupil's names are given with the status of their payments, etc.
Dates: 1828-1842

Mary Albertson Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG6-L8-001
Overview Mary Albertson was born in 1895 and earned a Ph.D. from Bryn Mawr College. She joined the Swarthmore faculty in 1927 and served as chairman of the History Department from 1942 until her retirement in 1963. She died in May 1986. The collection contains notes and bibliography on index cards for book on British royal castles in the 13th and 14th centuries.
Dates: 1933-1935

All American Friends Conference (Oskaloosa, Ia.) Records

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Identifier: SFHL-RG4-002
Overview All American Friends Conference (1929) was a conference of Quakers from the United States and Canada which was held in Oskaloosa, Iowa, in September 1929. This collection contains a journal kept by Rebecca Thomas Miller, program, list of participants, pictures, and other records relating to the Conference.
Dates: 1929

Allen Family Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-001
Overview Contains the papers of the Allen Family, a Quaker family of Philadelphia and Delaware County, Pennsylvania, which traced its ancestry back to one of William Penn's commissioners. Includes papers relating to the Allen and related Breidenhart, Casdorp, Gibbons, Hubley, Jacobs, Matlack, and Samuel families. The Allen family papers contain extensive genealogical material, family correspondence, journals and memorials which provide excellent source material on Quaker family life in the 19th century...
Dates: 1700-1954

Samuel Allinson papers

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Identifier: SFHL-SC-001
Abstract Correspondence and miscellaneous memorabilia, including a 1834 letter from brother William and Uncle (?) in Burlington regarding temperance and the potential purchase of land.
Dates: 1812-1856

Alsop Family Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-SC-191
Abstract This collection contains the correspondence of the Alsop and Brown families, particularly Othniel Alsop, Hannah Brown Alsop, and Othneil's English siblings, Ann and Robert Alsop. Other correspondents include Alice Jackson, Mary Coffin, and Ann Douglas. Also included are Othniel's naturalization documents, various wills, and calling cards from friends. Of particular interest is a letter dated 1799 from Othniel Alsop to sister in England, describing the "contagious fever" (yellow fever), a letter...
Dates: 1795-1830

John Alston Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-002
Overview John Alston (1794-1874) was a Quaker farmer who lived in Middletown, Delaware. This collection contains his journals (1837 (?)-1847 and n.d.), account books and business papers (1821-1874), and essays by Nathan Lord on slavery and salvation (1797).
Dates: 1797-1874

Edward Ambler Estate Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-SC-002
Abstract Collection includes miscellaneous estate papers, including Edward Ambler's will, dated 1831, and Ann's uncle Richard's estate inventory from 1776.
Dates: 1776-1879

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Hicks, Elias, 1748-1830 21
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Pendle Hill (School: Wallingford, Pa.) 16
Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends Library 14
Comly, John, 1773-1850 12
Hallowell, Benjamin, 1799-1877 12
Hopper, Isaac T. (Isaac Tatem), 1771-1852 11
Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880 11
Hicks, Edward, 1780-1849 10
Ferris, Benjamin, 1780-1867 9
George School (Bucks County, Pa.) 9
Kersey, Jesse, 1768-1845 9
Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of Friends (Hicksite : 1827-1955) 9
Friends General Conference 8
Jackson, John, 1809-1855 8
Jones, Rufus M. (Rufus Matthew), 1863-1948 8
Parrish, Dillwyn, 1809-1886 8
Parsons, Samuel, 1774-1841 8
Penn, William, 1644-1718 8
Whittier, John Greenleaf, 1807-1892 8
Cadbury, Henry J. (Henry Joel), 1883-1974 7
Cooper family 7
Elkinton, J. Passmore (Joseph Passmore), 1887-1971 7
Friends General Conference (U.S.) 7
Janney, Samuel M. (Samuel Mcpherson), 1801-1880 7
Moore family 7
New York Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Hicksite: 1828-1955) 7
Palmer family 7
Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends 7
Stabler family 7
Truman, George 7
Bassett family 6
Cadwallader, Priscilla, 1786-1859 6
Foulke family 6
Grellet, Stephen, 1773-1855 6
Gurney, Joseph John, 1788-1847 6
Jackson, Halliday, 1771-1835 6
Jenkins family (Jenkins, Jabez, 1792-1858) 6
Jenkins, Charles Francis, 1865-1951 6
Lloyd family 6
Mott, James, 1788-1868 6
New York Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Orthodox : 1828-1955) 6
Ohio Yearly Meeting of Friends (Conservative : 1854- ) 6
Pemberton, James, 1723-1809 6
Poole, William, 1764-1829 6
Schofield, Martha 6
Scott, Job, 1751-1793 6
Tolles, Frederick Barnes, 1915-1975 6
Walker family 6
Wharton, Joseph, 1826-1909 6
Williams family 6
Bean, Joel, 1825-1914 5
Dillwyn, George, 1738-1820 5
Fothergill, Samuel 5
Friends World College 5
Friends World Committee for Consultation 5
Garrison, William Lloyd, 1805-1879 5
Gibbons family 5
Hicks family 5
Howland, Emily, 1827-1929 5
Jackson family 5
Kimber, Emmor, 1775-1850 5
McClintock, Thomas, 1792?-1876 5
Parrish, Edward, 1822-1872 5
Pemberton, John, 1727-1795 5
Pickett, Clarence, 1884-1965 5
Powell, Aaron M. (Aaron Macy), 1832-1899 5
Roberts family 5
Schofield Normal and Industrial School (Aiken, S.C.) 5
Walton family 5
Walton, J. Barnard (Joseph Barnard), 1885-1963 5
Wharton family 5
Wharton, Deborah Fisher, 1795-1888 5
Woolman, John, 1720-1772 5
Anthony, Susan B. (Susan Brownell) 4
Baltimore Yearly Meeting 4
Biddle, Clement M. (Clement Miller), 1876-1959 4
Bond, Elizabeth Powell, 1841-1926 4
Brown, Moses, 1738-1836 4
Civilian Public Service 4
Clark, Rebecca Timbres, 1896- 4
Coffin family 4
Drinker, Henry, 1734-1809 4
Dugdale, Joseph A., 1810-1896 4
Earlham College 4
Elkinton family 4
Elkinton, Joseph, 1794-1868 4
Fisher family 4
Fisher, Samuel Rowland, 1745-1834 4
Five Years Meeting (Society of Friends: U.S.) 4
Forbush, Bliss, 1896-1990 4
Foulke, Joseph, 1786-1863 4
Fox, George 4
Friendly Association for Regaining and Preserving Peace with the Indians by Pacific Measures 4
Friends Conference on Religion and Psychology 4
Fry, Elizabeth Gurney, 1780-1845 4
Garrigues, Edward, 1756-1845 4
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