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All American Friends Conference (Oskaloosa, Ia.) Records

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG4-002
Overview All American Friends Conference (1929) was a conference of Quakers from the United States and Canada which was held in Oskaloosa, Iowa, in September 1929. This collection contains a journal kept by Rebecca Thomas Miller, program, list of participants, pictures, and other records relating to the Conference.
Dates: 1929

American Friends Service Committee, Committee on Rights of Conscience Records

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG4-006
Overview Contains the records of American Friends Service Committee, Committee on Rights of Conscience, 1955-1962, including minutes and other supporting documents. Persons represented include Faith Bissell, Miriam E. Brailey, Harrop Freeman, Frederick Fuges, Alan Howe, Mary Knowles, Patrick M. Malin, Roland Pennock, Sara Pickus, Harry B. Sprogell, Frederick B. Tolles, and John T. Watkins.
Dates: 1955-1962

Baltimore Yearly Meeting draft epistles collection

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-SC-269
Abstract Collection of manuscript drafts of epistles prepared by Baltimore Yearly Meeting to send to the Yearly Meetings of Philadelphia, New York, Rhode Island, and North Carolina. Most concern the education and treatment of Indians, African Americans, and Quaker children; also, opposition to war and the production of liquor by Friends. All are handwritten with corrections.
Dates: 1776-1815

Bassett-Little Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG5-277
Overview The collection contain papers of the Bassett and Little families who resided in Swarthmore, Pa., in the first half of the twentieth century. In the 1980s, May Virginia Bassett Little (1913-1994) created a series of family scrapbooks accompanied by short memoirs and excerpts from her diaries. Her father was a birthright Quaker, and the family had deep roots in Swarthmore College and the Borough of Swarthmore. Her husband, Ralph V. Little, Jr., (1909-2001), also was raised in Swarthmore. Their...
Dates: ca. 1923-2015

Broomell-Cleghorn-Fisher Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG5-278
Overview This collection contains material collected by Anna Pettit Broomell and primarily consists of the writings and correspondence of Broomell, Dorothy Canfield Fisher, and Sarah Cleghorn.
Dates: 1876-1967

Eli F. Brown Collection

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-SC-277
Overview The collection contains manuscript memoirs of Eli F. Brown (1842-1908) in which he describes the hardships of Quakers caught in Loudoun County, Virginia, during the Civil War and immediately thereafter. He was briefly imprisoned for refusing miliary service and describes the looting and guerilla warfare, and the burning of Loudoun County in late 1864 on Sheridan's orders. Also in the collection is Brown's sympathetic account of John Brown's revolt in nearby Harpers Ferry as well as 19 family...
Dates: Circa 1880-1905

Chapman family correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-SC-259

Collection of Chester County Quaker property records and other manuscripts

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-SC-270
Abstract Collection contains Chester County, Pa., land-related records including a deed for land sold to Peter Chambers (colored) in East Marlborough in 1833 and survey papers for lands in the 1821-1838, including an 1824 survey of land for a burial ground for people of color conveyed from James Steemer. miscellaneous notes concerning funerals, report of First Day School, 1879, New Garden.
Dates: 1787-1879

Clark-Allen family papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-SC-268
Abstract The collection contains family correspondence (4 ALsS), genealogical notes, and bible records. It includes family correspondence received by Rebecca Clark, 1804-1806, before her marriage to John Humphrey. One letter is from her sister Elizabeth and the other letters were written by her mother Bathsheba Clark. Bathsheba mentions caring for a grandchild with smallpox and various needlework projects. The genealogical information includes pages from a family bible, research on the Allen, Clark, and...
Dates: 1725-1932

Joseph A. and Ruth Dugdale Correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-SC-032
Abstract Correspondence of Dugdale and his wife, Ruth Dugdale, both of whom were active in reform efforts such as the abolition of slavery and women's rights. Correspondents include Susan B. Anthony, Frederick Douglass, Thomas Garrett, William Lloyd Garrison, James Mott, Lucretia Mott, and Wendell Phillips.
Dates: 1841-1873

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Bond, Elizabeth Powell, 1841-1926 2
Monthly Meeting of Friends of Philadelphia (Hicksite) 2
Nine-Partners' Boarding School (Washington, N.Y.) 2
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Alford, Terry (Seller) 1
All American Friends Conference (Oskaloosa, Ia.) 1
Allen family 1
American Friends Reconstruction Unit 1
American Friends Service Committee 1
American Friends Service Committee. Committee on Rights of Conscience 1
American Friends Service Committee. Message Committee 1
Anthony, Susan B. (Susan Brownell) 1
Arnold family 1
Augur, Margaret Riggs 1
Baltimore Yearly Meeting of Friends (Hicksite: 1828-1968). Joint Committee on Indian Affairs (1869-1892) 1
Baltimore Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends 1
Bassett family 1
Baumgardt, David, 1890-1963 1
Berlin Centre Committee 1
Bissell, Faith 1
Bradford Monthly Meeting of Friends (Orthodox : 1827-1955) 1
Brayley, Miriam E. 1
Bromley family 1
Broomell, Anna Pettit 1
Brown, Eli F., 1842-1908 1
Cadwallader, Priscilla, 1786-1859 1
Canton Christian College 1
Canton Hospital (Guangzhou, China) 1
Carpenter family 1
Chapman, Ann B. (Ann Baldwin), 1788-1854 1
Chapman, T. Ellwood 1
Charles F. Kettering Foundation 1
Child, Lydia Maria Francis, 1802-1880 1
Choate, Joseph Hodges, 1832-1917. 1
Clark family 1
Cleghorn, Sarah Norcliffe, 1876-1959 1
Council for International Service 1
Dartmouth Conference (XIII : 1981 : Moscow) 1
Dartmouth Conference (XIV : 1984 : Dartmouth) 1
Douglass, Frederick, 1818-1895 1
Downing family 1
Dugdale, Joseph A., 1810-1896 1
E. Carlton (Edwin Carlton) MacDowell (1887-1973) 1
Edwards family 1
Ely family 1
Emerson family 1
Emerson, Sarah Hopper, 1835- 1
Fahnestock, Zephine 1
Fell, Marshall, 1822-1897 1
Fisher family 1
Fisher, Dorothy Canfield, 1879-1958 1
Fisher, Hannah Rodman, 1764-1819 1
Fisher, Jabez Maud, 1750-1779 1
Fisher, Samuel Rowland, 1745-1834 1
Foulke, Elizabeth 1
Fox, George 1
Freeman, Harrop A. (Harrop Arthur), 1907-1993 1
Friends Opportunity in the Orient 1
Friends World Conference (1s t: 1920 : London, England) 1
Friends' Indian Aid Association 1
Fuges, Frederick 1
Garrett, Thomas, 1789-1871 1
Garrison, William Lloyd, 1805-1879 1
Gibbons family 1
Gibbons, Abby Hopper, 1801-1893 1
Gibbons, J. S. (James Sloan), 1810-1892 1
Hamm, Thomas D. 1
Hobson, William, 1820-1891 1
Hopper family 1
Hopper, Isaac T. (Isaac Tatem), 1771-1852 1
Horne family 1
Howe, Alan R. 1
Humphrey family 1
Isaac T. Hopper Home 1
Jenkins, T. Atkinson (Thomas Atkinson), 1868-1935 1
Johnson, Emily Cooper 1
Joshua Evans (1731-1798) 1
Knowles, Mary, 1910- 1
Leonard family 1
Lester B. Pearson Conference on the Canada-United States Relationship (5th : 1981 : Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont.) 1
Little family 1
Little, Donald Townsend 1
Little, May Virginia Bassett, 1913-1994 1
Lovering family 1
MacDowell, E. Carleton (Edwin Carlton), 1887-1973 1
Malin, Patrick Murphy, 1903-1964 1
Miller, Rebecca Thomas, 1864-1938 1
Morse, Lucy Gibbons, 1839-1936. 1
Mott, James, 1788-1868 1
Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880 1
Muste, Abraham John, 1885-1967 1
New York Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Hicksite : 1828-1957 : New York, N.Y.) 1
New York Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Hicksite: 1828-1955) 1
Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees 1
Patterson, Mary Sullivan, 1906-1987 1
Pennock, J. Roland (James Roland), 1906-1995 1
Pickus, Sara 1
Pierce, Moses, 1816-1886 1
Powell, Aaron M. (Aaron Macy), 1832-1899 1
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