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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

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

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

Mary Ellicott Arnold (1876-1968) Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-003
Overview Mary Ellicott Arnold (1876-1968) was a Quaker writer and social activist, known for her work with consumer cooperatives. After an unsuccessful farming venture in her youth, Mary Ellicott Arnold and her lifelong companion, Mabel Reed, worked with the Karok Indians in California as employees of the United States Indian Bureau. After a period as chief organizer for the U.S. Employment Service in New York State, she and Mabel Reed were involved in a number of successful cooperative ventures. She...
Dates: 1888-1970

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...
Dates: 1796 - 1933; Majority of material found within 1833 - 1912

Association for the Care of Colored Orphans Records

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Identifier: SFHL-RG4-008
Overview The Association for the Care of Colored Orphans, also known as “The Shelter,” was founded in Philadelphia by Quaker women in 1822 to care for black orphans, both boys and girls, within a nurturing, home-like environment. In 1915, it relocated to Cheyney, Pa, and became a home for girls. In 1965, its name was changed to “Friends Shelter for Girls,” and its mission evolved to serve as a home for teenaged girls. In 1981 it ceased to function as a group home and was succeeded by Friends Association...
Dates: 1822-1979

Association of Friends for the Free Instruction of Adult Colored Persons Records

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Identifier: SFHL-RG4-009
Overview The Association of Friends for the Free Instruction of Adult Colored Persons was a Quaker organization organized in 1789 in Philadelphia to operate a charity school for black adults. The Association provided free adult education to African-Americans until 1904 when it was dissolved and its assets were transferred to the Institute for Colored Youth. This collection contains minutes, financial records, and some correspondence of the Association of Friends for the Free Instruction of Adult Colored...
Dates: 1789-1905

Asylum for the Relief of Persons Deprived of the Use of Their Reason collected records

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-SC-218
Abstract This collection contains information sent to Tyler Williams, agent for Shrewsbury Monthly Meeting, N.J., concerning the Asylum for the Relief of Persons Deprived of the Use of Their Reason. It includes the proposal for the Asylum, announcement of its opening, an admission certificate, and other circulars that were sent to meetings under the care of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting.
Dates: 1812-1831

Atkinson family scrapbook

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Identifier: SFHL-SC-166
Abstract Includes Westtown mensuration book, 1835, with newspaper clippings glued in, 1889-1893 & n.d. Also assorted newspaper clippings concerning the Twining, Atkinson, and Smith families, the Carlisle Indian School, Quakers in Bucks County (Pa.), Bucks County history, the Molloy family, and Friends' schools. Obituaries of note in this folder are Isaiah Quinby, 1716-1807; Eleanor Mabel Malloy, 1883-1908; Miranda Doan Baker, d. 1900; Mary B. Stradling, d. 1899; Abram R. Vail, d. 1899; Marcie A....
Dates: 1804, 1835-ca. 1935

Wilmer Atkinson Family Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-005
Overview Wilmer Atkinson (1840-1920) of Philadelphia, Pa., was a Quaker journalist and editor and publisher of the Farm Journal. He was active in social concerns, especially suffrage for women. The scrapbooks in this collection were compiled by his daughter, Gertrude Atkinson (1874-1948). The collection includes scrapbooks containing clippings and memorabilia concerning the Atkinson, Allen, and related families, and a typed copy of a journal which Wilmer Atkinson kept in 1917 concerning the War.
Dates: 1881-1948

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Kersey, Jesse, 1768-1845 6
Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880 6
Pemberton, James, 1723-1809 6
Pendle Hill (School: Wallingford, Pa.) 6
Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of Friends (Hicksite : 1827-1955) 6
Foulke family 5
Hicks, Edward, 1780-1849 5
Lloyd family 5
Brown, Moses, 1738-1836 4
Comly, John, 1773-1850 4
Friendly Association for Regaining and Preserving Peace with the Indians by Pacific Measures 4
Hull, Hannah Clothier, 1872-1958 4
Hunn family 4
Jackson, John, 1809-1855 4
Jenkins family (Jenkins, Jabez, 1792-1858) 4
Palmer family 4
Pemberton, John, 1727-1795 4
Penn, William, 1644-1718 4
Sharpless family 4
Smedley family 4
Truman, George 4
Wharton, Joseph, 1826-1909 4
Williams family 4
Allen family 3
Bunting family 3
Cadbury, Henry J. (Henry Joel), 1883-1974 3
Cooper family 3
Dillwyn, George, 1738-1820 3
Drinker, Henry, 1734-1809 3
Fisher family 3
Fisher, Thomas, 1741-1810 3
Five Years Meeting (Society of Friends: U.S.) 3
Gwynedd Boarding School (Gwynedd, Pa.) 3
Hallowell, Benjamin, 1799-1877 3
Haverford College 3
Hayes, John Russell, 1866-1945 3
Hicks, Elias, 1748-1830 3
Jackson, Halliday, 1771-1835 3
Jones, Rufus M. (Rufus Matthew), 1863-1948 3
Lewis, Graceanna, 1821-1912 3
Mather family 3
Miller family 3
Monthly Meeting of Friends of Philadelphia (Hicksite) 3
Ohio Yearly Meeting of Friends (Conservative : 1854- ) 3
Parrish, Dillwyn, 1809-1886 3
Parrish, Edward, 1822-1872 3
Preston, Ann, 1813-1872 3
Schofield, Martha 3
Scott, Job, 1751-1793 3
Sellers family 3
Sharples, Edith, 1743-1787 3
Sharples, Joshua, 1747-1826 3
Smith family 3
Taylor family 3
Walker family 3
Walton family 3
Warner family 3
Wharton family 3
Whitson, Benjamin F., 1867-1957 3
Abington Monthly Meeting of Friends (Hicksite : 1827-1955) 2
American Anti-slavery Society 2
Association for the Care of Colored Orphans 2
Atkinson family 2
Aydelotte, Frank, 1880-1956 2
Bartram family 2
Bassett family 2
Biddle, Clement M. (Clement Miller), 1876-1959 2
Birdsall, William W. (William Wilfred), 1854-1909 2
Bond, Elizabeth Powell, 1841-1926 2
Brinton family 2
Broomell, Anna Pettit 2
Buckingham Monthly Meeting of Friends 2
Bye family 2
Cadbury family 2
Carter, Arabella, 1867- 2
Chase, William Merritt, 1848-1916 2
Chester Monthly Meeting (Society of Friends : 1681-1827) 2
Chester Monthly Meeting of Friends (Hicksite : 1827-1934) 2
Churchman, George, 1730-1814 2
Comly family 2
Darby Monthly Meeting of Friends 2
Darby Monthly Meeting of Friends (Hicksite : 1827-1955) 2
Darlington family 2
Davis, Edward M., 1811-1887 2
Dickinson, John, 1732-1808 2
Elkinton, Joseph Scotton 2
Elkinton, Joseph, 1794-1868 2
Evans, Edward W. (Edward Wyatt), 1882-1976 2
Evans, William, 1787-1867 2
Fallowfield Monthly Meeting of Friends 2
Fellowship of Reconciliation (U.S.) 2
Female Association of Philadelphia for the Relief of the Sick and Infirm Poor with Clothing 2
Ferris, Benjamin, 1780-1867 2
Fisher, Jabez Maud, 1750-1779 2
Fisher, Samuel Rowland, 1745-1834 2
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