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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.

American Friends Fellowship Council Records

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Identifier: SFHL-RG4-004
Overview The American Friends Fellowship Council had its origin in the Fellowship Committee of the American Friends Service Committee. Founded in 1933, its primary purpose was to foster an increased interest in Quakerism throughout the United States and to draw all Friends groups into closer sympathy and fellowship. The Fellowship Council merged with the Friends World Committee, American Section, in 1954. The collection includes correspondence and administrative records, minutes, financial statements,...

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...

Joseph Brinton Family Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-233
Overview Joseph Brinton, an outspoken member of the Society of Friends from southeastern Pennsylvania, was active in the Wilburite schisms of the 1850s and 1860's in New England. His family papers include his own journals, as well as his extensive correspondence. This collection also includes the correspondence of his two wives, Mary H. Brinton and Anna H. Brinton.

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,...

Chester Friends Association (Chester, Pa.) Records

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Identifier: SFHL-RG4-016
Overview The Chester Friends Association was established in Chester, Pennsylvania, in 1901 as a society to study Quaker history and literature. This collection contains the record book of Chester Friends Association, a society to study Quaker history and literature. The volume contains minutes, constitution, and by-laws.

Bainbridge C. Davis Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-212
Overview Bainbridge C. Davis (1910-1993) was a Quaker active in many concerns and organizations. He worked as a Foreign Service Officer, serving in Venezuela, Jamaica, Chile, and Panama. He retired early, at the age of 62, to devote himself to Quaker causes. He worked to improve race relations and opposed U.S. support for dictatorships. Organizations and committees which he was active in include the Friends World Committee for Consultation, American Friends Service Committee, and Pendle Hill. He was a...

Emlen Family Papers

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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...

Edward W. Evans Quaker Concerns Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-237
Overview Edward W. Evans (1882-1976) was a Quaker leader and lawyer active in the educational and peace concerns of the Society of Friends. The collection primarily contains papers compiled by Edward W. Evans during his time as Secretary of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting (Orthodox), from 1938-1946. Of particular interest are the materials concerning Civilian Public Service. The collection is significant in its documentation of pacifist attitudes and the ways in which the Society of Friends was active...

Eyre Family Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-179
Overview The collection contains papers concerning the Eyre family, Pennsylvania Quakers. descendents of Isaac and Eleanor (Cooper) Eyre, of Philadelphia and Bucks County. Isaac Eyre (1778-1843) was a prominent Philadelphia shipbuilder. In 1828, he removed to a farm in Bucks County, Pa. William Eyre (1804-1885) was their oldest son, a Philadelphia master builder. His brother, Isaac (1819-1904) was a farmer and promoter of the railroad from Bucks County, Pa. He was also one of the founders of the George...

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American Friends Service Committee 4
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Westtown Boarding School 4
Biddle, Clement M. (Clement Miller), 1876-1959 3
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Jones, Rufus M. (Rufus Matthew), 1863-1948 3
Pendle Hill (School: Wallingford, Pa.) 3
Abington Monthly Meeting of Friends (Hicksite : 1827-1955) 2
American Friends Fellowship Council 2
American Friends Service Committee. Message Committee 2
American Young Friends Fellowship 2
Brinton, Anna Cox 2
Brinton, Howard Haines, 1884-1973 2
Clark, Rebecca Timbres, 1896- 2
Davis, Bainbridge C., 1910-1993 2
Elkinton, J. Passmore (Joseph Passmore), 1887-1971 2
George School (Bucks County, Pa.) 2
Goodenow, Leanore 2
Gwynedd Monthly Meeting of Friends (Hicksite : 1827-1936) 2
Heacock, Walter G. 2
Jones, Margaret E., 1895-1984 2
Kersey, Jesse, 1768-1845 2
Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of Friends (Hicksite : 1827-1955) 2
Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Hicksite : 1827-1955). Joint Committee on Indian Affairs (1869-1892) 2
Pickard, Irene 2
Shaffer, Leslie D., 1901-1950 2
Simkin, Margaret 2
Simkin, Robert 2
Steere, Douglas V. (Douglas Van), 1901-1995 2
Swarthmore College 2
Walker, James F., d.1978 2
Walton, J. Barnard (Joseph Barnard), 1885-1963 2
Wider Quaker Fellowship (Philadelphia, Pa.) 2
Wilbur, John, 1774-1856 2
Woolman School (Swarthmore, Pa.) 2
57th Street Meeting of Friends (Chicago, Ill.) 1
Abington Friends School (Abington, Pa.) 1
Abington Monthly Meeting of Friends (Orthodox : 1827-1944) 1
Ambler family 1
Ann Arbor Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Ann Arbor, Mich.) 1
Atkinson, Caroline J., 1881-1953 1
Atlanta Monthly Meeting (Society of Friends : Atlanta, Ga.) 1
Austin, Ebenezer, d. 1864 1
Austin, Esther 1
Bailey, Hannah Jane 1
Baily, Sydney 1
Balch, Emily Greene, 1867-1961 1
Baltimore Yearly Meeting Of Friends (Nottingham : 1854 1868) 1
Barnard, Hannah, 1754?-1825 1
Beaumont family 1
Beede, Willis 1
Biddle family 1
Biddle, Owen, 1737-1799 1
Biddle, William Canby, 1864-1942 1
Binford, Raymond, 1876-1951 1
Bolzau, Dr. Emma 1
Bowles, Gilbert, 1869-1960 1
Brenholts, Rachel, 1775-1844 1
Brinton family 1
Brinton, Anna H. (Anna Howland), b. 1843 1
Brinton, Charles, b. 1876 1
Brinton, David, b. 1864 1
Brinton, Elma, b. 1872 1
Brinton, Gulielma C., 1794-1879 1
Brinton, Jane Smith, b. 1874 1
Brinton, Joseph, 1828-1917 1
Brinton, Mary H. (Mary Howland), 1833-1870 1
Brinton, Susanna, b. 1833 1
Brinton, William, 1785-1878 1
Brinton, William, b. 1869 1
Brown, Moses, 1738-1836 1
Buchinger, Hans, -1910 1
Buck, Mattie 1
Bucks Auxiliary Bible Association of Friends (Bucks County, Pa.) 1
Buffington, Israel 1
Burridge, Florence 1
Burridge, Seaton 1
Byberry Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends 1
Cadbury, Henry J. (Henry Joel), 1883-1974 1
Campbell, Louise D. 1
Carter, Arabella, 1867- 1
Chase, Abby L. 1
Chase, Anna 1
Chase, Levi 1
Chester Friends Association (Chester, Pa.) 1
Churchman, John, 1753-1805 1
Cleveland Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Cleveland, Ohio) 1
Coffin, Narcissa B. (Narcissa Battey), 1818-1892 1
College Park Association of Friends 1
Collins, Micajah, 1764-1827 1
Conference on the Nature and Laws of Our Spiritual Life 1
Connecticut Valley Association 1
Conrad, Ellwood B. 1
Cook, Martha G. 1
Coope, Benjamin, 1765-1845 1
Coope, Rachel, 1771-1807 1
Darby Monthly Meeting of Friends 1
Davidson, Pearl 1
Davidson, Robert J. 1
Davis, Timothy 1
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