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Eli F. Brown Collection

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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...

Fisher-Whitson Family Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-281
Overview This collection contains manuscripts and other materials relating to the Whitson, Smedley, Fisher and other Quaker families of southeastern Pennsylvania. Along with commonplace books, correspondence, and photographs are a series of thematically arranged genealogical binders assembled by the donors. Of particular interest are the battlefield correspondence of Sam Smedley who was killed in the American Civil War and the journal of Esther Whitson, later Cope, who served as a nurse with the AFSC in...

Solomon Frazer prison letters, 1864-1865 (copies)

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Identifier: SFHL-SC-042
Abstract This collection is a compilation of photocopies and typescripts of the letters of Solomon Frazer, written while he was imprisoned at Salisbury Confederate Prison as a religious objector to the Civil War. The letters are arranged as an informal history of the prison and of the Quaker community of North Carolina during the Civil War. Also included are letters from several other Quakers, some of whom were imprisoned as religious objectors and others who participated in the conflict.

Friends Freedmen's Association Records

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Identifier: SFHL-RG4-024
Overview Friends' Freedmen's Association was an organization of Philadelphia Quakers founded in 1863 as Friends' Association of Philadelphia and Its Vicinity, for the Relief of Colored Freemen. Its purpose was to provide relief and education to freed slaves during and after the Civil War. The name was changed circa 1873. From 1947-1955 the Association supported black students in schools and summer work camps. From 1955-1970 the income from investments was used to provide grants for scholarship to needy...

Robert Heydon Gayner Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-048
Overview Chiefly family papers of tye Gayner family, Quakers, of Sunderland, England. Especially includes John Gayner (1824-1911), and his brother, Robert Heydon Gayner (1831-1916). Topics include family affairs, various Quaker interests, including the religious welfare of sailors and evening schools for young men, American Civil War, and trips to Europe and Egypt.

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...

Ruth Anne Hillborn papers

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Identifier: SFHL-SC-012
Abstract This collection includes the journal of Ruth Anne Hillborn from 1864-1868. She relates events concerning the emancipation of slaves, the U. S. Civil War, and the Presidency of Abraham Lincoln. She also describes Lucretia Mott and her ministry. This collection also includes miscellaneous poetry, a facsimile letter to the Women's Aid Association of Philadelphia about efforts in freedman's relief, a letter from John Bailey on Quaker ministry, and extracts from an account of the death of George F....

George B. Jackson Family Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-292
Overview George B. Jackson, Swarthmore College Class of 1921, was a New York Quaker businessman. A member of New York Monthly Meeting, he was interested in family history and compiled the collection which contains farm daybooks of his great grandfather James M. Jackson of Quakertown and the memoirs of his grandfather, William Morris Jackson, Quaker businessman, reformer, and Trustee of Swarthmore College. The collection also contains genealogical information on the Jackson, Bacon, Chapin and Morris...

Asa M. Janney family papers

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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...

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...

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Bacon, George B., 1835-1890 1
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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. Committee Appointed for Indian Affairs 1
Barney, Nathaniel 1
Bond, Carrie D.L. (Carrie Damon Lupton), b. 1883 1
Brenholts, Pamela, 1775-1844 1
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Brown, Eli F., 1842-1908 1
Brown, Josephine C., 1887-1976 1
Brown, Lydia Neal Janney, 1844-1925 1
Brown, Moses, 1738-1836 1
Bryn Mawr College 1
Burleigh, Charles C. (Charles Calistus), 1810-1878 1
Burritt, Elihu, 1810-1879 1
Bush, Annie Hallowell, 1849-1930 1
Cadwallader, Priscilla, 1786-1859 1
Christiansburg Industrial Institute 1
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Collyer, Robert, 1823-1912 1
Combe, George, 1788-1858 1
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Davis, Edward M., 1811-1887 1
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Earle, Mary Hussey 1
Earlham College 1
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Friends' Indian Aid Association 1
Furness, William Henry, 1802-1896 1
Fussell family 1
Fussell, Charles Lewis, 1840-1909 1
Fussell, Henry B. (Henry Bartholomew), 1815-1890 1
Fussell, Henry M. (Henry Moore), d.1917 1
Fussell, Linnaeus, 1842-1907 1
Fussell, Rebecca L. (Rebecca Lewis), 1820-1893 1
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Guilford College 1
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Hale, Sarah Josepha Buell, 1788-1879 1
Hall, Hannah, approximately 1836- 1
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Hallowell, Anna Davis, 1838-1913 1
Hallowell, Benjamin, 1799-1877 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
Hallowell, Mary 1
Hanaford, Phebe A. (Phebe Ann), 1829-1921 1
Haverford College 1
Hillborn, Ruth Anne, 1832-1869 1
Hopewell Monthly Meeting (Society of Friends) 1
Hunn family 1
Hunn, Ezekiel, 1841-1926 1
Hunn, Lydia Jones Sharpless, 1818-1911 1
Jackson, George B. (George Bement), 1900-1995 1
Jackson, William M. (William Morris), 1837-1919 1
Jackson, William W. (William Walter), 1872-1953 1
Jacob, Caroline M. 1
James Hallowell (1821-1886) 1
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Janney, Asa M., 1802-1877 1
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