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Gidley and Carter family papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG5-309
Overview Contains correspondence of Job Scott Gidley, Wilburite minister, of New England Yearly Meeting, (2) notebooks of notes taken by Jessie Gidley Carter during London Yearly Meeting and Friends Service Council in 1938, and miscellaneous Carter property records and family papers.
Dates: 1843 - 1938; Majority of material found within 1892 - 1938

Howland-Kirby Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG5-067
Overview Howland and Kirby families were Quakers of Dartmouth, Fairhaven, and New Bedford, Mass. The collection contains primarily transcripts and photocopies of their papers. Of particular interest are dairies of Weston Howland, Jr., with notes on the arrival of whaling ships in New Bedford and details of a controversy over the New Bedford-Fairhaven bridge; those of Abby S., and Rachel, which describe a trip taken by Abby to New York, N.Y., and Washington, D.C. (1888) and women preaching at Friends...
Dates: circa 1790-circa 1973

Howland-Shearman Family Correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG5-303
Overview The collection is composed of correspondence of the family of David Sands Shearman and his wife, Hepsa Hathaway Howland Shearman of New Bedford, Massachusetts, and Poughkeepsie, New York. The Shearman and Howlands were prominent New England Quaker merchant and whaling families, intertwined by business and marriage. Much of the correspondence is directed to Hepsa, largely from her children who pursued a range of careers. Early correspondence is with her husband Captain David Sands Shearman,...
Dates: 1800 - 1916; Majority of material found within 1832 - 1899

John Greenleaf Whittier Manuscript Collection

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-MSS-063
Overview John Greenleaf Whittier was a New England Quaker poet, journalist, and abolitionist. His poetry, inspired by his religious and moral beliefs, was well regarded during his lifetime, and he was respected by both Orthodox and Hicksite Quakers. The collection contains Whittier correspondence, manuscript poetry, books, photographs and miscellaneous material.
Dates: 1708-1896

Kite-Bassett Family Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-080
Overview The Kite and Bassett families were Orthodox Quakers from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Lynn, Massachusetts, respectively. James Kite was born in 1808, the son of Benjamin and Rebecca Kite of Philadelphia. In 1837 he was granted a certificate to Salem Monthly Meeting in Massachusetts to marry Lydia B. Rodman, widow of Caleb Rodman and daughter of Isaac and Ruth Bassett of Lynn. James and Lydia had eight children, viz. Ruth, James Rodman, Eliza B., Rebecca, Isaac C. Bassett, Hannah B., Lydia...
Dates: 1837-1930

Collection on the New Light Movement at Lynn, Massachusetts

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-SC-078
Abstract This is a collection of papers relating to the troubles over the New Light faction in Lynn Monthly Meeting, Massachusetts. Included are copies of letters and articles, and personal written accounts of the events at Lynn Monthly Meeting from 1822-1826 that led to the trial of New Lights, including Jonathon Buffum, John Alley, Jr., and Mary Newhall. Included are accounts by Stephen Oliver and Micajah Collins, as well as a letter from Mary Newhall, written to Stephen Gould, an elder of Newport...
Dates: 1822-1826

Henry T. Osborne correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-SC 291
Overview The collection consists of the correspondence of Henry T. Osborne (1868-1896), a civil engineer and member of Weare Monthly Meeting, New Hampshire. The letters were sent to family and friends at home, most from Amesbury, Massachusetts, where he worked as a surveyor with John P. Titcomb (1891-1932). His family was involved in temperance and peace concerns. Henry's letters mention attending Quaker meetings, John Greenleaf Whittier, the religious views of P. T. Barnum, and visiting sites in...
Dates: 1890 - 1892

Mary G. Otis correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-SC-090
Abstract This collection includes letters to Mary G. Otis written by her mother and father, Susanna I. and James H. Otis, and her aunt, Sarah H. Otis. These relate primarily to family and local news. One letter of interest, written by Sarah H. Otis, quotes from Theodore Parker, describes his personal character, and muses on the similarities between Parker and the Quakers.
Dates: 1863-1865

Rodman-Rotch Family Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-132
Overview The Rodman and Rotch families were New England Quakers. Samuel Rodman (1753-1835) married Elizabeth Rotch (1757-1856) in 1780. He was a successful Nantucket and New Bedford, Massachusetts, whaling merchant and clerk of New England Yearly Meeting. Elizabeth (Rotch) Rodman was a birthright member of the Society of Friends, also from a family involved in the whaling business, and active in philanthropic and reform causes. They had nine children. The Rodmans and Rotches were closely intertwined by...
Dates: 1763-1865

Benjamin Sharp Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG5-136
Overview Benjamin Sharp (1858-1915), a zoologist who was primarily affiliated with the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia, attended Swarthmore College (1876) and earned a M.D. and Ph. D. from the University of Pennsylvania. A birthright member of the Society of Friends (Quakers), Dr. Sharp was the son of Benjamin and Hannah B. (Leedom) Sharp of the Germantown section of Philadelphia, Pa. He was married to Virginia May of Ridley, Mass. The family moved to Massachusetts in the early 20th century,...
Dates: 1809-1915

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Alley, John, b. 1777 1
Barnard, Hannah, 1754?-1825 1
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Bassett, Hannah, 1815-1855 1
Bassett, Ruth, d. 1860 1
Bassett, William, 1803-1871 1
Boyce, Eliza B. (Eliza Bassett), 1807-1882 1
Boyce, Eunice B. (Eunice Bassett), 1811-1864 1
Buffum, Jonathan, 1793-1868 1
Cadwallader, Priscilla, 1786-1859 1
Carter, Jessie Gidley, 1876-1946 1
Child, Lydia Maria Francis, 1802-1880 1
Collins, Micajah, 1764-1827 1
Crosbie, Archibald, 1830-1912 1
Davis, Timothy 1
Dizard, Robin (FHL donor) 1
Emerson, Ralph Waldo, 1803-1882 1
Garrett, Alice H. Howland, b. 1867 1
Garrison, William Lloyd, 1805-1879 1
Gidley, Job Scott, 1844-1928 1
Gould, Stephen, 1781?-1838 1
Hoffman, Ruth McCollin, b. 1890 1
Howe, Julia Ward, 1819-1910 1
Howland family 1
Howland, Abigail Hathaway, 1774-1867 1
Howland, Rachel, 1853-1934 1
Howland, Rebecca Kirby, 1825-1895 1
Howland, Weston, 1815-ca. 1901 1
Howland, Weston, 1852-1878 1
Kimber, Thomas, 1825-1890 1
Kirby family 1
Kirby, Abigail H. Smith, 1798-1861 1
Kirby, George, 1794-1882 1
Kite, Abbie, 1851-1919 1
Kite, James R. (James Rodman), 1840-1908 1
Kite, James, 1808-1856 1
Kite, Lydia B. (Lydia Bassett), 1813-1872 1
Lynn Monthly Meeting (Society of Friends) 1
Masters, Rebecca K. (Rebecca Kite), 1843-1895 1
Mrs. Hudson's Fine Books and Papers (Book dealer) 1
Newhall, Anna G. (Anna Greene), fld 1824-1863 1
Newhall, Mary, 1785-1829 1
Oliver, Stephen, 1785- 1
Osborne, Henry T., 1868-1896 1
Otis, Mary G. ((Mary Green)), 1847- 1
Otis, Sarah H. (Sarah Harris), 1828- 1
Otis, Susannah I., d. 1897 1
Otis, Thomas, 1822-1882 1
Parker, Theodore, 1810-1860 1
Philadelphia Yearly Meeting (Orthodox: 1827-1955) 1
Rodman family 1
Rodman, Elizabeth Rotch, 1757-1856 1
Rodman, Samuel, 1753-1835 1
Rodman-Rotch family 1
Rotch family 1
Rotch, William, 1734-1828 1
Sharp, Benjamin, 1858-1915 1
Sharp, Rebecca, 1823-1853 1
Sharp, Virginia Mae Guild 1
Shearman, Alice Delano, 1840-1931 1
Shearman, David Sands, 1802-1852 1
Shearman, Henry F. (Henry Franklin Shearman), 1842-1922 1
Shearman, Hepsa Hathway Howland, 1806-1892 1
Shearman, Joseph Tucker, 1834-1894 1
Shearman, Mary Eliza (Mary Eliza Shearman Kimber), 1838-1921 1
Smedley, Jacob, 1835-1893 1
Smedley, Ruth K. (Ruth Kite), 1838-1914 1
Spavold, Samuel 1
Stern, Katherine Kirk, -1915 1
Stern, T. Noel (Thomas Noel), -1913 1
Swarthmore College 1
Thomas, Wilbur K. (Wilbur Kelsey), 1882-1953 1
Valentino, Carmen 1
Ward, Elizabeth Stuart Phelps, 1844-1911 1
Wetherill, Samuel, 1736-1816 1
Whittier, John Greenleaf, 1807-1892 1
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