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Overview The Central Soup Society of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was incorporated on March 6, 1861, with the charitable purpose of distributing soup and other food to the poor and needy during the inclement seasons. The organization was founded by Hicksite Quakers and continued to serve the people of Philadelphia throughout the 20th century. It survives at the turn of the 21st century as a foundation. Records of the Central Soup Society; includes financial records, minutes, and miscellaneous historical...
Convention of Delegates from the Seven Yearly Meetings (Hicksite) on Indian Affairs. Executive Central Committee Records
Overview The Convention of Delegates was an association of seven Hicksite Yearly Meetings who managed Indian affairs in the Northern Superintendency during the period of President U.S. Grant's “Peace Policy.” The collection contains correspondence and reports of Indian agents, extracts from minutes and reports, financial records, legislative documents, and printed materials published by the convention. Persons represented include William Burgess, John G. Gasmann, Albert L. Green, Samuel M. Janney, M.B....
Collection — Container: Box 1
Overview The collection consists of correspondence and other papers of the Virginia Quaker family of Asa M. Janney. The letters contain family news and note Quaker concerns and activities. Of special interest are letters from Asa's older brother, Samuel M. Janney, noted Quaker minister, author and abolitionist. Also included are an account book of Janney's Forest Mills flour mill, 1860-1862; a Swarthmore College student notebook kept by his grandson, Thomas Janney Brown; and a notebook of genealogy...
Dates: 1831 - 1950
Overview Samuel McPherson Janney was a Virginia Quaker minister, author, educator, and reformer. In 1839 he opened a boarding school for girls in Loudoun County. He traveled widely in the ministry, meeting with other denominations as well as being immersed in the contemporary issues facing the Society of Friends. Among his activities were establishing schools for African Americans and women, creating public schools in Virginia, and the abolition of slavery. In 1869 he was appointed Superintendent of...
Abstract This collection comprises the letters and papers of Daniel Neall. Included are essays on various academic subjects, poems, and an account of the life of his father, Daniel Neall. Also included are personal letters of Daniel Neall, and papers relating to the 50th Anniversary convention of the American Anti-Slavery Society in 1883. Minutes of this meeting are included, as well as letters relating to its organization, from Edward M. Davis, Mary Grew, and Dillwyn Parrish. Among these are letters...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1834-1977- 1834-1884
Overview Collection contains papers of the Parrish family, a prominent Philadelphia Quaker family. Includes correspondence, writings, and other papers of Edward Parrish, first president of Swarthmore College. Also of special interest is the correspondence of Dillwyn Parrish and his aunt and uncle, William and Deborah Parrish Wright; the letters of the Wrights in 1835 and 1836 give information about abolition and anti-slavery efforts in Lancaster County. A scrapbook assembled by Clemmons Parrish contains...
Overview The Parrish family were prominent Philadelphia Quakers with close ties to Swarthmore College (Edward Parrish was the first president of the College). This collection contains portraits of various members of the Parrish family. The portraits are primarily card photographs.
Dates: Majority of material found within 1860 - 1900
Abstract This collection includes letters of Benjamin and Jane Price, among their family and with other Quakers. Also included are letters received by Benjamin's brother Eli K. Price regarding his legal practice, and by Benjamin's daughter-in-law Lydia H. Price, regarding family news. Bound volumes of letters record the correspondence of Benjamin and Jane Price while one or the other travelled in Quaker ministry. Of particular interest are : letters of Edward Hicks, regarding the Hicksite controversy ;...
- Society of Friends -- Hicksite separation 3
- Indians of North America -- Government relations -- 1869-1934 2
- Indians of North America -- Missions 2
- Quakers -- Education 2
- Quakers -- Pennsylvania 2
- Quakers -- Virginia 2
- Society of Friends -- Indian affairs 2
- Abolitionists 1
- Abolitionists -- Pennsylvania 1
- Antislavery movements 1
- Baal (Canaanite deity) 1
- Charities -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia 1
- Church controversies -- Society of Friends 1
- Church work with Indians -- Society of Friends 1
- Church work with the poor -- Society of Friends 1
- Food relief -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia 1
- Freedmen -- Virginia 1
- Freedmen -- Washington (D.C.) 1
- Hicksites -- 19th century 1
- Indian agents -- United States 1
- Lay ministry -- Society of Friends 1
- Nonprofit organizations -- Pennsylvania 1
- Philadelphia (Pa.) -- Poor -- Services for 1
- Poor -- Services for -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia 1
- Progressive Quakers 1
- Quaker authors 1
- Quakers -- Correspondence 1
- Quakers -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia 1
- Quakers -- Poor -- Services for 1
- Quakers -- Social life and customs 1
- Quakers -- Social service -- United States 1
- Quakers -- Virginia -- Diaries 1
- Quakers -- Virginia -- Loudoun County 1
- Sermons, American 1
- Slavery -- United States 1
- Social reformers -- 19th century 1
- Society of Friends -- Antislavery movement 1
- Society of Friends -- Charities 1
- Society of Friends -- History 1
- Society of Friends -- Missions -- United States 1
- Society of Friends -- Sermons 1
- Soup kitchens -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia 1
- United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Quakers 1
- Universities and colleges -- Pennsylvania -- History -- 19th century 1
- Universities and colleges -- Pennsylvania -- Swarthmore 1
- Women -- Diaries 1
- account books 1 ∧ less