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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

Darlington Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG5-296
Overview This collection contains the papers of the Darlington family of Delaware County, Pa., and Woodstown, NJ. Quakers with strong ties to Swarthmore College, the family was involved in education, social and peace concerns, and businesses in the Philadelphia area. Charles J. Darlington (1894-1966) served as Clerk of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends during the reunification of the two Philadelphia Yearly Meetings. The collection includes family correspondence relating to...
Dates: 1831-2012

Friends Committee on War Tax Concerns Records

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG1-002
Overview The Friends Committee on War Tax Concerns (FCWTC) was created in 1985 under the sponsorship of the Friends World Committee for Consultation (FWCC). Its stated purpose was to address the widespread and growing concern in the Society of Friends on many aspects of war taxes. This collection contains the records of the Friends Committee on War Tax Concerns, including minutes, correspondence, publicity, and financial records.
Dates: 1985-1988

Nicholas Hallock papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-SC-228
Abstract The collections contains a draft or copy of a letter dated 6 mo. 1846 from Nicholas Hallock to Elizabeth Paxson which explains his religious beliefs; an 1848 letter from Henry Titus and others, Jerusalem, Long Island, NY, expressing their thanks for Hallock's religious visit; a copy of a letter dated 1835 from George Hull to Hallock, dispirited by the divisions among Friends; a record of the births of the family of Edward Hallock, younger brother of Nicholas; and a copy of the minute adopted by...
Dates: 1835-1884

Hull family papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-SC-255
Abstract The collection contains papers of the George Hull family of Gasport, New York. It includes sermons by George Hull dated 1913, miscellaneous Gasport Friends Church notices, 1910-1930; acknowledgements for donations to Friends Relief Mission, 1920-1921; family prohibition concert poster and other temperance ephemera; postcards of Quaker meeting houses; and miscellaneous material.
Dates: 1910-1930

T. Atkinson Jenkins Research for Friends World Conference (London, 1920)

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-075
Overview T. Atkinson Jenkins (1868-1935) was a Quaker and a university professor. The collection contains chiefly correspondence, questionnaires, notes, clippings, and other papers, relating to Jenkins's collection of information on Friends' attitudes to the Mexican and Civil wars, information which was designed to be part of the reassessment of the Quaker peace testimony in preparation for the first Friends World Conference (London, 1920). Also includes bibliography of Jenkins' writings on French...
Dates: 1917-1919

Sarah Hopper Palmer Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG5-115
Overview Sarah Hopper Palmer (1796-1885) was the eldest child of Isaac T. Hopper (1771-1852), noted Hicksite Quaker abolitionist and social reformer. The collection was apparently compiled as a basis for Lydia Maria Child's Life of Isaac T. Hopper, which was first published in 1853. The original manuscript of the published book is included in the collection. The collection contains material on the Palmer, Hunn and Jenkins families, family correspondence, legal and...
Dates: 1705-1883

Pemberton Manuscripts

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-MSS-039
Overview The collection contains primarily family correspondence of the three Pemberton brothers -- Israel, James, and John, prominent members of the Society of Friends in Philadelphia who were exiled to Virginia during the Revolutionary War for their pacifism. It also includes a small number of correspondence from Edward Stabler and Alexander White, an account on the life of James Pemberton, and the will of his wife, Phebe Lewis Pemberton. Topics include the Pembertons' exile to Winchester, Va., with...
Dates: 1756-1812

Richard Price correspondence with John Watson

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-SC-254
Abstract Richard Price's letters to fellow Hicksite Quaker John Watson provide a rich account of the Hicksite-Orthodox Separation with references and comments on many of the personalities involved: Elias Hicks, William Wharton, Jonathan Evans, as well as visiting Quaker ministers including George Truman, Lucretia Mott, Ann Jones, Mary and Susan Cox, and Martha Smith. Price also wrote a detailed account of the Proceedings of the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting, 1848. The collection contains a small number of...
Dates: 1826-1867-1826-1848 (bulk)

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Baltimore Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends 1
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Brinton family 1
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Brown, Cedric Vipont, 1896-1972 1
Brown, Dorothy, 1874-1968 1
Brown, E. Vipont (Edward Vipont), 1863-1955 1
Brown, Emily, 1827-1903 1
Chaffee, Edmund B. (Edmund Bigelow), 1887-1936 1
Child, Lydia Maria Francis, 1802-1880 1
Crowley family 1
Crowley, Mary Catherine, 1834-1912 1
Darlington family 1
Darlington, Charles J. (Charles Joseph), 1894-1966 1
Darlington, Esther 1
Dillwyn, George, 1738-1820 1
Five Years Meeting (Society of Friends: U.S.) 1
Freeman, Harrop A. (Harrop Arthur), 1907-1993 1
Friends Committee on War Tax Concerns 1
Friends World Conference (1s t: 1920 : London, England) 1
Fuges, Frederick 1
Gause family 1
Gibbons family 1
Hallock family 1
Hallock, Nicholas, 1785-1853 1
Hanna, Benjamin, 1779-1853 1
Hartland Monthly Meeting of Friends (1955- : Gasport, N.Y.) 1
Hartshorne, Susan Vipont 1
Hicks, Elias, 1748-1830 1
Hopper family 1
Hopper, Isaac T. (Isaac Tatem), 1771-1852 1
Howe, Alan R. 1
Hull, George, 1853-1922 1
Hunn family 1
Hunn, Ezekiel, 1841-1926 1
Hunn, Lydia Jones Sharpless, 1818-1911 1
Jenkins, T. Atkinson (Thomas Atkinson), 1868-1935 1
Joint Peace Committee of New York Quakers 1
Jones, Rebecca, 1739-1817 1
Knowles, Mary, 1910- 1
Libby, Frederick J. (Frederick Joseph), 1874-1970 1
Malin, Patrick Murphy, 1903-1964 1
Marlborough Monthly Meeting (Society of Friends : Hicksite: 1828-1847 : Milton, N.Y.) 1
Monthly Meeting of Friends of Philadelphia 1
Monthly Meeting of Friends of Philadelphia (Hicksite) 1
Monthly Meeting of New York (Society of Friends : Orthodox : New York, N.Y.). Peace and Service Committee 1
New York Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Hicksite : 1828-1957 : New York, N.Y.) 1
New York Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Hicksite : 1828-1957 : New York, N.Y.). Peace and Service Committee 1
New York Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends 1
New York Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Hicksite: 1828-1955) 1
New York Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Orthodox : 1828-1955) 1
Palmer family 1
Palmer, Sarah Hopper, 1796-1885 1
Pemberton family 1
Pemberton, Israel, 1715-1779 1
Pemberton, James, 1723-1809 1
Pemberton, John, 1727-1795 1
Pemberton, Phebe, d. 1812 1
Pennock, J. Roland (James Roland), 1906-1995 1
Pickus, Sara 1
Price, Richard, 1794-1865 1
Rushmore, Leon A., . 1910-2001 1
Rushmore, Stephen 1
Savery, William, 1721 or 1722-1787 1
Sharples, Edith, 1743-1787 1
Sharples, Joshua, 1747-1826 1
Shortlidge family 1
Spencer, Robert, b. 1784 1
Sprogell, Harry E. (Harry Edward), 1911-1972 1
Swarthmore College 1
Thomas, Norman, 1884-1968 1
Thomas, Wilbur K. (Wilbur Kelsey), 1882-1953 1
Thorne family 1
Thorne, Phebe Anna, 1828-1909 1
Tolles, Frederick Barnes, 1915-1975 1
Vipont family 1
Vipont, Elfrida, 1902-1992 1
Waln, Nicholas, 1742-1813 1
Watkins, John T. 1
Watson, John, 1774-1864 1
Willis, Thomas, 1770 or 1771-1864 1
Woman's Christian Temperance Union 1
Woodstown Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends 1
Young People's Peace Conference (1933 : New York, N.Y.) 1
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