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Ash-Schofield Family Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-004
Overview Samuel Shinn Ash and his wife, Sarah Jane Schofield Ash, were prominent Quakers, active in a variety of philanthropic activities, including anti-slavery, peace, temperance, women's rights, and education. Samuel Shinn Ash was apprenticed as an engineer and machinist and worked in manufacturing. This collection consists of family papers, manuscript letters and memorabilia, largely of a domestic nature. Includes some descriptions of Meetings and religious journeys, of the early struggles of Samuel...

William Baxter Family Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-011
Overview William Baxter (1824-1886) was a Quaker businessman who lived in Wayne County, Indiana, and was active in social reform, particularly in the temperance movement. The collection includes correspondence of William and his wife, Mary Baxter (1830-1918), business papers, essays and speeches on temperance and other social reforms, family memorabilia, and miscellaneous materials.

Biddle family Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-177
Overview This collection contains the papers of Philadelphia Quaker Owen Biddle (1737-1799), his son, Clement Biddle (1778-1856), and numerous descendants. Owen Biddle, a scientist and merchant, was a member of Philadelphia Monthly Meeting and helped in the establishment of Westtown School (1799). Owen Biddle's papers, 1772-1793, (Series 1) include correspondence, and journals, some of which relate to his Revolutionary War activities. Three of his letterbooks, 1778-1779, have been microfilmed. The...

Francis A. Harvey Diaries

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-246
Overview This collection contains 18 diaries/daybooks kept by Francis A. Harvey, a birthright Quaker. Harvey lived in many parts of the United States as part of his work for the S.S. Kresge Company. The diaries detail the lives and travels of Francis Harvey and his Mennonite wife, Elsie Harvey.

Isaac Hicks Family Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-197
Overview Isaac Hicks (1767-1820) was a New York Quaker merchant. He established a large fleet of international trading vessels and financially helped to support his cousin, Edward Hicks (1780-1849), the Pennsylvania Quaker folk artist. Isaac Hicks traveled extensively with his cousin, Elias Hicks (1748-1830), the New York Quaker minister. The collection contains primarily the correspondence of Isaac Hicks, including letters from Isaac Hicks to his wife describing religious journeys taken with Elias...

John Ladd Howell correspondence received

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Identifier: SFHL-SC-060
Abstract The collection contains correspondence received by Philadelphia Quaker merchant John Ladd Howell and his family. The majority of the letters were sent by his father, John Howell, addresseed to him and to his mother during extended absences in North and South Carolina and Georgia. The letters concern family business with fatherly advice to his son, some local commentary, and mention of mistreatment of the Indians. Of interest is a letter from Richard Waln from the Barbadoes. Also included is the...

Jenkins family papers

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Identifier: SFHL-SC-190
Abstract Papers of the Jabez Jenkins family of Pennsylvania, 1829-1849. Includes "On board the Packet Ship George Washington Capt. Holdrege Liverpool to New York 1833: Some Recollections of England &c." 1833, manuscript Recollections of travel in England and Scotland in 1833 by Jabez Jenkins. Jenkins stopped for a relatively short time in England, on his way home to Philadelphia from Canton. Observations were largely of architecture and industry in London, Birmingham, Staffordshire, Manchester,...

Jenkins Family Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-211
Overview The Jenkins family papers include journals, a letterbook, other miscellaneous correspondence and a variety of other material. Of particular note are the journals and copybook kept by Jabez Jenkins, a Quaker merchant. The documents from Canton were apparently assembled for his children after the death of their mother and contain parental advice on a variety of subjects. Another letter, written in 1741 from Sophia Hume to Madam Shettele, provides information about her attitude towards rationalism...

George Newbold correspondence

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Identifier: SFHL-SC-194
Abstract Contains business and family correspondence received by George Newbold.

Partnership for Productivity Records

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Identifier: SFHL-RG4-102
Overview Contains the records, 1968-1987, of Partnership for Productivity, a Quaker-sponsored program in overseas economic development, created to advise small business ventures primarily in African countries. Founded in 1969 by David H. Scull with an initial project in Western Kenya, it was designed to provide capital for loans or investments combined with management counsel and personal supervision through its two organs, the Partnership for Productivity Foundation/USA, Inc., and the Partnership for...

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Jenkins family (Jenkins, Jabez, 1792-1858) 2
Jenkins, Jabez, 1792-1858 2
Westtown Boarding School 2
American Friends Service Committee 1
Ash, Samuel S. (Samuel Shinn), 1829-1911 1
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Ash, Sarah J. (Sarah Jane), 1835-1912 1
Balch, Emily Greene, 1867-1961 1
Baxter family 1
Baxter, Mary, 1830-1918 1
Baxter, William, 1824-1886 1
Biddle family 1
Biddle, Clement M. (Clement Miller), 1876-1959 1
Biddle, Owen, 1737-1799 1
Biddle, William Canby, 1864-1942 1
Bigelow, Ann Harvey (FHL donor) 1
Child, Mary H. (Mary Hough), 1803-1874 1
Comly, John, 1773-1850 1
Cooper, Emily Fletcher (FHL donor) 1
Fisher, Miers, 1748-1819 1
Fisher, Samuel Rowland, 1745-1834 1
Gibbons, J. S. (James Sloan), 1810-1892 1
Guest family 1
Harvey, Francis A. (Francis Adolphus), 1905- 1
Hicks family 1
Hicks, Edward, 1780-1849 1
Hicks, Elias, 1748-1830 1
Hicks, Isaac, 1767-1820 1
Hollingsworth, H. (Henry), 1737-1803 1
Hopper, Isaac T. (Isaac Tatem), 1771-1852 1
Howell, John Ladd, 1738-1785? 1
Howell, John, 1713- 1
Hume, Sophia, 1701-1774 1
James, Dorothy Biddle 1
Jenkins, Mary Ash, 1875-1948 1
Ladd, John, -1740 1
Lewis, Lucy Biddle, 1861- 1
Marriott, Charles 1
Mifflin, Thomas, 1744-1800 1
Newbold, George, d. 1858 1
Parke, Thomas, 1749-1835 1
Partnership for Productivity 1
Ransom, Robert B. (Robert Bailey), b. 1945 (FHL donor) 1
Relief Missions of the Society of Friends 1
Richardson, Thomas, 1816-1867 1
Rickman, Lydia Cooper Lewis, -1885 1
Rotch, Thomas, 1767-1823. 1
Rotch, William, 1734-1828 1
Schofield Normal and Industrial School (Aiken, S.C.) 1
Schofield, Lydia A. (Lydia Ann), 1835-1909 1
Schofield, Martha 1
Schofield, Oliver W. (Oliver Wilson), 1806-1852 1
Scull, David Hutchinson, 1914-1983 1
Smiley, A. Keith (Albert Keith), -1910 1
Stirling, Anne Biddle, -1857 1
Swarthmore College 1
Warner, Mary J., -1858 1
Wayne County (Ind.) 1
Wexler, Lydia Valentine (FHL donor) 1
Women's International League for Peace and Freedom. Congress (1st : 1915) (The Hague, Netherlands) 1
Women's International League for Peace and Freedom. Geneva, Switzerland (International Office) 1
Woolman School (Swarthmore, Pa.) 1
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