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Central Soup Society

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG4-100
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...

Friends Indian Aid Association of Philadelphia

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Identifier: SFHL-RG4-031
Overview Friends' Indian Aid Association of Philadelphia was an organization of Hicksite Quakers in Philadelphia founded in 1869 to solicit donations of money and goods to distribute to the Indian tribes in Nebraska assigned to the care of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting (Hicksite) during the period of Grant's peace policy. The collection includes reports and minutes, financial reports, correspondence, and lists of goods.

Friends Neighborhood Guild

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Identifier: SFHL-RG4-035
Overview Friends Neighborhood Guild is a social welfare agency established by Hicksite Quakers in 1879 to serve the Poplar section of North Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It began as a volunteer organization for immigrant children and evolved into a settlement house and community center. This collection primarily contains early records of Friends Neighborhood Guild, and also the records of two related Quaker societies, the Friendly Settlement Association and the Spring Street Mission.

Albert Lamborn Green Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-175
Overview Albert Lamborn Green (1845-1947) was a Quaker Indian Agent for the Otoe Agency in Nebraska during the period of President Grant's "peace policy," 1869-1872. The bulk of the correspondence in this collection is comprised of letters written to Green from Philadelphia Friends in regard to gifts in support of Indian work. Later letters written by Green describe from memory the social life and customs of the Otoe Indians. The collection has information on the Otoe language, vocabulary, etc., and...

Lightfoot Family Manuscripts

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-184
Overview The Lightfoot family was a Pennsylvania Quaker family descended from Thomas Lightfoot, a Quaker minister who emigrated from Ireland to Kennett Monthly Meeting in 1716 with his family. The collection includes three journals which have been attributed to his grandson Thomas on the basis of contextual detail. These accounts document visits to meetings in the mid Atlantic region, New Jersey to Virginia, from 1757 to 1760. Jacob Lightfoot, a son of Thomas and Sarah Lightfoot, married Mary Bonsall, a...

Sewing Society (New York, N.Y.) minutes

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Identifier: SFHL-SC-182
Abstract The collection contains the minutes, 1833-1853, of the Sewing Society which was established in 1833 by a group of New York Orthodox Quaker women. Its mission was to prepare clothing for the poor.

Turner Family Papers

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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....

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Jeanes, Samuel, d.1894 2
Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of Friends (Hicksite : 1827-1955). Joint Committee on Indian Affairs (1869-1892) 2
Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of Friends (Hicksite: 1827- 1955). Sub-committee on Indian Concerns 2
Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Hicksite : 1827-1955). Joint Committee on Indian Affairs (1869-1892) 2
Baltimore Yearly Meeting of Friends (Hicksite: 1828-1968). Joint Committee on Indian Affairs (1869-1892) 1
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Biddle, Clement M. (Clement Miller), 1876-1959 1
Biddle, Robert 1
Biddle, William C. 1
Cadwallader, Priscilla, 1786-1859 1
Central Soup Society 1
Cooper, Stanley B. 1
Dorsey, William, 1811-1874 1
Evans, Charles 1
Friendly Settlement Association (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
Friends Mission No.1 (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
Friends Neighborhood Guild 1
Friends' Indian Aid Association 1
Friends' Indian Aid Association of Philadelphia 1
Green, Albert Lamborn, 1845-1947 1
Hallowell, Benjamin, 1799-1877 1
Hayes, John Russell, 1866-1945 1
Ingram, William S. 1
Janney, Samuel M. (Samuel Mcpherson), 1801-1880 1
Jeanes, Joseph 1
Leidy, Joseph 1
Lightfoot family 1
Lightfoot, Mary B. (Mary Bonner), 1820-1907 1
Lightfoot, Samuel, 1701-1771 1
Lightfoot, Susanna 1720 1781 (Susanna Hudson Hatton Lightfoot) 1
Lightfoot, Thomas Montgomery, -1865 1
Lightfoot, Thomas, 1728-1793 1
Lightfoot, Thomas, 1821-1896 1
Lippincott, Joshua 1
Maiden Creek Preparative Meeting (Society of Friends : 1735-1829 : Maiden Creek (Pa. : Township)) 1
McInnes, Robert K. 1
Parrish, Dillwyn, 1809-1886 1
Parrish, Edward, 1822-1872 1
Perot, T. Morris 1
Philadelphia First Day School Union 1
Pierce, Charles W. 1
Robins, George 1
Saunders, John, 1814-1891 1
Sewing Society (New York, N.Y.) 1
Spring Street Mission (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
Spring Street Settlement (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
Turner family 1
Turner, Joseph, III, 1831-1865 1
Turner, Joseph, Jr., 1790-1850 1
Turner, Rebecca Sinclair, 1795-1877 1
Turner, Richard Townsend, Jr., 1845-1908 1
Turner, Richard Townsend, 1819-1892 1
United States. Office of Indian Affairs. Great Nemaha Agency 1
United States. Office of Indian Affairs. Otoe Agency 1
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