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Benjamin Harrison Branch Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-176
Overview Benjamin H. Branch, Jr. (1919-1993), son of Benjamin H. and Rachel Neill Hoge Branch of Loudoun Co., Virginia, was a birthright Quaker and member of Goose Creek United Meeting. He was active in the Friends Meeting of Washington, acting as Historian. The collection contains personal papers and materials relating to the Conference of Friends in America. Series 1 contains genealogical information,Hoge family letters, and a bound selection of letters of Nathan Jarvis (copies). Series 2 includes...
Dates: 1853-1992[bulk 1977-1992]

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

Kenneth L. Carroll Papers, 1953-2006

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-287
Overview Kenneth Carroll was a professor of Religious studies at Southern Methodist University in Dallas beginning in 1952. He also spent a sabbatical at Haverford College as the T. Wistar Brown Fellow in 1969 and 1970 and retired to Easton, Maryland, in 1986. Carroll is a recognized authority on the history of the Society of Friends on the Eastern Shore of Maryland and Virginia and has written widely on this and other subjects. Collection primarily consists of correspondence related to Carroll's...
Dates: 1953-2006

Eleanor Stabler Clarke Family Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-185
Overview Eleanor Stabler Clarke (1896-1995), a birthright Quaker, was active in the American Friends Service Committee and other Quaker organizations, and served on the Swarthmore College Board of Managers from 1935-1971. She was the daughter of Charles M. and Ida Palmer Stabler, and in 1918 she married William Anderson Clarke, Sr. Her sister, Cornelia Stabler Gillam (1898-1979) was active in the theater and performed for the U.S.O. in 1945 and 1946. The collection includes a genealogy with stories and...
Dates: 1950-1979

Ezekiel Cleaver family papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-SC-021
Abstract This collection includes the correspondence and miscellaneous papers of a Quaker family concerning the Hicksite/Orthodox controversy in Ohio, conditions of everyday life in Virginia and the Midwest, and observations on slavery and the use of tobacco. Also included is an account of Cleaver family births and deaths, 1729-1895.
Dates: 1729-1895

Emlen Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG5-038
Overview Contains papers relating to the Emlen family, residents of Middletown and West Chester, Pennsylvania. Chiefly correspondence (1817-1849) of Sarah Foulke Farquhar Emlen (1787-1849), Quaker minister, relating to her travels to visit Friends' meetings in England, Ireland, New England, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and Virginia. Also correspondence of Quaker ministers 1740-1790, copybooks, and memorabilia. Includes material relating to Westtown School, a Quaker boarding school...
Dates: 1740 - 1886; Majority of material found within 1817 - 1849

Griffith Family Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-052
Overview The Griffith family were Quakers involved in the textile industry in the area of Winchester, Virginia before the Civil War. Aaron H. Griffith was active in the Orthodox branch of Hopewell Monthly Meeting and was an Elder and Clerk of that Meeting. The collection includes family correspondence and miscellaneous manuscripts of the Griffith family, as assembled by Sylvia Dannett who was writing a novel about Aaron H. Griffith's daughter, Harriet Griffith Ellis. Of particular interest are the...
Dates: 1754-1890

Hallowell-Stabler Family Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-057
Overview The Hallowell and Stabler families were Quakers mainly of Sandy Spring, Maryland. James S. Hallowell was a noted educator, and Edward Stabler was the postmaster of Sandy Spring. The collection illustrates the life of a 19th century Quaker family in Alexandria, Virginia, Washington, D.C., Sandy Spring, Maryland, and Philadelphia, where several relatives resided. While emphasizing family affairs and domestic life, these papers contain material of interest on education, farm life, observations of...
Dates: 1811-1946

Asa M. Janney family papers

 Collection — Container: Box 1
Identifier: SFHL-RG5-310
Overview The collection consists of correspondence and other papers of the Virginia Quaker family of Asa M. Janney. The letters contain family news and note Quaker concerns and activities. Of special interest are letters from Asa's older brother, Samuel M. Janney, noted Quaker minister, author and abolitionist. Also included are an account book of Janney's Forest Mills flour mill, 1860-1862; a Swarthmore College student notebook kept by his grandson, Thomas Janney Brown; and a notebook of genealogy...
Dates: 1831 - 1950

Janney family correspondence

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Identifier: SFHL-SC-065
Abstract This collection primarily includes correspondence of Mahlon and Sarah Janney. These letters relate mainly to family and local news of Loudon Co., Virginia. One letter, written by Thomas Scattergood and Josiah Bunting, provides a brief account of their travels as Quaker ministers. Also included are unsigned fragments, one of which provides an account of a visit to Virginia Yearly Meeting, and another of which concludes a poem addressed to Richard Mott. Also included are notes from the collector,...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1763-1932, 1763-1823

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Mary Elizabeth Pidgeon (1890-1979) 2
Parrish, Dillwyn, 1809-1886 2
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Alexandria Boarding School (Alexandria, Va.) 1
Alford, Terry (Seller) 1
Baldwin, Elizabeth J. (Elizabeth Janney) 1
Bennett, William, 1804-1873 1
Bond, Carrie D.L. (Carrie Damon Lupton), b. 1883 1
Branch, Benjamin Harrison, 1919- 1
Bronte, Charlotte, 1816-1855 1
Brown family 1
Brown, Eli F., 1842-1908 1
Brown, Gould 1
Brown, Lydia Neal Janney, 1844-1925 1
Brown, Moses, 1738-1836 1
Bunting, Josiah, 1734-1813 1
Bush, Annie Hallowell, 1849-1930 1
Carmalt, Caleb 1
Carroll, Kenneth L. (Kenneth Lane) 1
Churchman, John, 1753-1805 1
Cleaver family 1
Cleaver, Ellis, 1758-1829 1
Cleaver, Ellis, 1801-1874 1
Cleaver, Ezekiel, 1729-1785 1
Cleaver, Ezekiel, 1757-1832 1
Cleaver, Sarah, 1755-1820 1
Cleaver, Solomon, 1797-1865 1
Coates family 1
Comly, John, 1773-1850 1
Conard family 1
Conard, Edward B., ca. 1844-1917 1
Conference of Friends on the Americas (1977: Wichita, Ks.) 1
Cowgill family 1
Cowgill, Eliza Coates 1
Dannett, Sylvia G. L, -1909 1
Denniston, Eleanor Parrish, d. 1931 1
Dillwyn, George, 1738-1820 1
Dorsey, William, 1811-1874 1
Dugdale, Joseph A., 1810-1896 1
Eleanor Stabler Clarke (1896-1995) 1
Emlen family 1
Emlen, James, 1760-1798 1
Emlen, James, 1792-1866 1
Emlen, Samuel 1
Emlen, Samuel, 1829-1920 1
Emlen, Sarah Foulke Farquhar (Sarah Foulke Farquhar Emlen), 1787-1849 1
Ferris, Benjamin, 1780-1867 1
Forster, Josiah, 1782-1870 1
Fothergill, Samuel 1
Foulke, William Dudley, 1848-1935 1
Gillam, Cornelia Stabler, 1898-1979 1
Griffith family 1
Griffith, Aaron H. , 1802-1877 1
Griscom, Samuel S., 1802-1878 1
Hallowell family 1
Hallowell, Alice 1
Hallowell, Caleb S. (Caleb Shreve), 1818-1870 1
Hallowell, Edward S., 1847-1866 1
Hallowell, James B. (James Bird), 1854-1906 1
Hallowell, Margaret S. (Margaret Stabler), 1824-1900 1
Hoge family 1
Hopkins, Elizabeth 1
Hopper, Isaac T. (Isaac Tatem), 1771-1852 1
Hunt, Uriah, 1796?-1967 1
Jackson family 1
Jackson, Halliday, 1771-1835 1
Jackson, John, 1809-1855 1
James Hallowell (1821-1886) 1
Janney, Asa M., 1802-1877 1
Janney, Elizabeth, 1802-1893 1
Janney, Joseph, 1800-1866 1
Janney, Mahlon, 1731 or 2 - 1812 1
Janney, Sarah, 1734- 1
Jewett, Tacy M. 1
Johnson, Jane 1
Jones, Horatio Gates, 1822-1893 1
Kite, Thomas, 1785-1845 1
Lawrence, Lee and Paul (FHL donor) 1
Lea family 1
Lea, Elizabeth E. 1
Lea, James, 1816-1857 1
Lea, Martha, 1819-1900 1
Lupton family 1
Lupton, David, 1757-1822 1
Lupton, Hugh S. (Hugh Sidwell), 1845-1919 1
Lupton, Joel, 1804-1883 1
Lupton, Jonah H., 1795-1870 1
Lupton, Mary S. (Mary Speckman), 1856-1928 1
Lupton, Mary W., 1841-1890 1
Lupton, Nathan, 1792-1843 1
Macy, William H., 1805-1887 1
McClintock, Thomas, 1792?-1876 1
Moore family 1
Mott, Richard, 1767-1856 1
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