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Annual Association for the Relief of Sick Children in the Summer Records

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Identifier: SFHL-RG4-007
Overview The Annual Association for the Relief of Sick Children in the Summer was a Quaker women's organization founded in 1818 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to provide relief for impoverished sick children and their mothers from the crowding and oppressive heat during the summer months. The collection contains minutes, 1818-1854 (gap 1819-1821) and other records, including acting committee minutes and workbook, 1843-1851.

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...

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...

Benezet House Association Records

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Identifier: SFHL-RG4-010
Overview The Benezet House Association, Philadelphia, Pa., was formed in 1917 to assist and educate the City's poor blacks and immigrants. It was created by the merger of the Joseph Sturge Mission School, a First Day school for blacks founded in 1865; Anthony Benezet School, founded in 1795 as the School for Black People and their Descendants (also known as the Raspberry Street School); and Western District Colored School, founded 1848 under the care of Twelfth Street Meeting as a graded primary school....

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...

Bucks Auxiliary Bible Association of Friends (Bucks County, Pa.) Records

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Identifier: SFHL-RG4-011
Overview The Bucks Auxiliary Bible Association of Friends, a Quaker Bible distribution society, located in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, was established in 2nd month, 1830, under the Bible Association of Friends in America. Its purpose was to supply “Friends and others with the Holy Scripture, “to encourage “the frequent and serious perusal of them”, and to promote “a more accurate knowledge of their invaluable contents”. All subscriptions collected by the Auxiliary were turned over to the parent body,...

Byberry Hall Association Records

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Identifier: SFHL-RG4-012
Overview Byberry Hall Association was organized in 1854 when the citizens of Byberry township and vicinity decided to form a company for the purpose of erecting a building where residents could meet to hear lectures, hold elections, etc. This collection contains the records of the Byberry Hall Association, 1847-1981. It includes the secretary's book containing minutes (1854-1905); account books, deeds and miscellaneous papers.

Byberry Library Company Records

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Identifier: SFHL-RG4-013
Overview Byberry Library Company was founded in 1794 and incorporated in 1799. Located in the Byberry section of Philadelphia, Pa., the Library was generally under Quaker management. The collection includes the minutes of the director's meetings; constitution and by-laws, financial and property records, and miscellaneous papers.

Byberry School Association Records

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Identifier: SFHL-RG4-014
Overview The Byberry School Association was formed in 1837 by several members of the Society of Friends, mostly members of Byberry Monthly Meeting (Hicksite) for the purpose of raising stock to buy land and erect a secondary school in Byberry, Pennsylvania. It includes minutes, financial records, and some miscellaneous papers.

Central Employment Association (Philadelphia, Pa.) Records

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Identifier: SFHL-RG4-015
Overview The Central Employment Association, a women's charity, was established circa 1840 in Philadelphia by Hicksite Quakers as the Northern Female Association for the Relief of the Sick and Infirm Poor. The collection contains the charter and by-laws, work and financial records, and correspondence, 1840-1942.

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American Friends Service Committee 3
Association for the Care of Colored Orphans 2
Biddle, Clement M. (Clement Miller), 1876-1959 2
Female Association of Philadelphia for the Relief of the Sick and Infirm Poor with Clothing 2
Friends Instruction Association (Philadelphia, Pa.) 2
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Friends' Boarding House Association (Philadelphia, Pa.) 2
Penn Sewing School 2
Swarthmore College 2
Young Friends Aid Association (New York, N.Y.) 2
American Friends Service Committee. Coal Relief 1
Annual Association for the Relief of Sick Children in the Summer 1
Association of Friends for the Free Instruction of Adult Colored Persons 1
Association of Friends for the Free Instruction of Colored Women 1
Association of Friends for the Relief of Freedmen (New York, N.Y.) 1
Balch, Emily Greene, 1867-1961 1
Beehive School for Colored Children (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
Benezet House Association 1
Biddle family 1
Biddle, Owen, 1737-1799 1
Biddle, Robert 1
Biddle, William C. 1
Biddle, William Canby, 1864-1942 1
Bogardus, Joseph A., 1851-1896 1
Bowne, Amy, 1795- 1
Brinton, Anna Cox 1
Bryn Mawr College 1
Bucks Auxiliary Bible Association of Friends (Bucks County, Pa.) 1
Byberry Hall Association (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
Byberry Library Company 1
Byberry Preparative Meeting (Society of Friends) 1
Byberry School Association 1
Central Employment Association (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
Central Soup Society 1
Cheyney Training School for Teachers 1
Christiansburg Industrial Institute 1
Circle of the King's Daughters (New York, N.Y.) 1
Collins, Sarah, b. 1795 1
Cooper, Stanley B. 1
Cox, John, 1860-1951 1
Cromwell, Caroline A., b. 1833 1
Davis, Mary E., d. 1879 1
Earlham College 1
Edwards, Martha 1
Evans, Charles 1
Free-School Society of New-York 1
Freedmen's Friend (Cambria, Va.) 1
Friendly Acres (Secane, Pa.) 1
Friendly Acres Community Services 1
Friendly Settlement Association (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
Friends Association for the Care and Protection of Children 1
Friends Boarding Home of the Bucks Quarterly Meeting (Newtown, Pa.) 1
Friends Boarding Home of the Burlington Quarterly Meeting 1
Friends Employment Society 1
Friends Freedmen's Association 1
Friends Housing, Inc. 1
Friends Instruction Association 1
Friends Mission No.1 (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
Friends Neighborhood Guild 1
Friends Sewing School (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
Friends Shelter for Girls 1
Friends Village (Newtown, Pa.) 1
Friends' Association of Philadelphia and Its Vicinity, for the Relief of Colored Freedmen 1
Friends' Boarding Home of the Concord Quarterly Meeting 1
Friends' Employment Society (New York, N.Y.) 1
Friends' Freedman's Association 1
Friends' Home for Children 1
Friends' Indian Aid Association of Philadelphia 1
Fry, Elizabeth Gurney, 1780-1845 1
Fry, Joseph Storrs, 1766-1835 1
Fuel Saving Society of the City and Liberties of Philadelphia 1
Gandhi, Mahatma, 1869-1948 1
Garvan, Theresa 1
Grandom Institution (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
Grandom, Hartt, 1778-1840 1
Guilford College 1
Haverford College 1
Hawkins, Harry A., b. 1860 1
Hoag, May 1
Hollingsworth, H. (Henry), 1737-1803 1
Hollywood Children's Summer Home of Baltimore City 1
Holmes family 1
Holmes, Jesse Herman, 1864-1942 1
Holmes, Rebecca W. (Rebecca Webb), 1868-1957 1
Home for Destitute Colored Children (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
Home for the Moral Reform of Destitute Colored Children (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
Howard Institution (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
Humphreys, Richard, 1750-1832 1
Ingram, William S. 1
Institute for Colored Youth (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
Institute for Colored Youth at Cheyney 1
Jackson, Anna M. (Anna Margaret), 1848-1920 1
Jackson, William M. (William Morris), 1837-1919 1
James, Dorothy Biddle 1
Jeanes, Joseph 1
Jeanes, Samuel, d.1894 1
Jones, Margaret E., 1895-1984 1
Joseph Sturge Mission School (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
Kelsey, Mary, 1877-1948 1
Lawton, Albert R., 1858-1930 1
Leidy, Joseph 1
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