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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.

Biddle family Papers

 Collection
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...

Female Association of Philadelphia for the Relief of the Sick and Infirm Poor with Clothing Records

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Identifier: SFHL-RG4-018
Overview The Female Association of Philadelphia for the Relief of the Sick and Infirm Poor with Clothing was a Quaker charity founded in 1828 to distribute clothing and provide other assistance to the sick and poor of Philadelphia. It went out of existence in 1975.

Ferris Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG5-040
Overview The collection contains correspondence, journals and other writings, business and legal papers, and miscellaneous items of the Ferris family of Wilmington, Delaware, a prominent Quaker family. Of particular note are the correspondence and writings of Benjamin Ferris concerning the Separation in the Society of Friends, as well as the journals and diaries of Anna M. Ferris, David Ferris, Matilda Ferris, Benjamin Ferris, and Henry Ferris. Correspondents include William Lloyd Garrison, William...

Friends Historical Library account book collection

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Identifier: SFHL-MSS-001
Overview Account books are ledgers in which commercial and personal financial accounts are recorded. This collection consists of individual account books that were given to the Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College as single accessions.

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...

Painter Family Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-110
Overview The Painter family was an early Pennsylvania Quaker family that married into the Minshall family of Delaware County. In 1681, William Penn granted Thomas Minshall a land tract which now includes the Tyler Arboretum. The property was home to eight generations of the same family. The collection includes family correspondence, business and legal papers, property records, papers on interests and concerns of the Painter brothers, genealogical papers, and miscellaneous deeds and other papers...

Purdy Family Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-243
Overview The collection contains account books, financial papers, family correspondence, and miscellaneous papers of William Purdy, a New York Quaker preacher, and his family. He was a member of Amawalk Monthly Meeting, attending Croton preparative and worship meetings, and traveled in the ministry, leaving an undated record of the Friends and meetings that he visited. Purdy was donated money, land, and labor towards building a new bridge and school house in Cortlandt. Collection also includes...

Stout-Alston Family Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-141
Overview The Stout and Alston families were Quaker merchant families of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Delaware and Maryland. This collection of paper contains the personal and business correspondence, business and legal papers of Quaker merchants in Delaware, Philadelphia, and Maryland. The papers are chiefly of Jacob Stout (1774-1855), of Smyrna, Kent County, Delaware, who served as Governor of Delaware and Judge of Court of Appeals, and Jonathan Alston of Leipsic, Delaware.

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Abington Friends School (Abington, Pa.) 1
Abington Monthly Meeting of Friends (Hicksite : 1827-1955) 1
Alston, Jonathan 1
American Friends Service Committee 1
Balch, Emily Greene, 1867-1961 1
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Biddle family 1
Biddle, Clement M. (Clement Miller), 1876-1959 1
Biddle, Mary, 1780-1849 1
Biddle, Owen, 1737-1799 1
Biddle, William Canby, 1864-1942 1
Bringhurst, Joseph, 1767-1834 1
Brown family 1
Brown, Lydia Neal Janney, 1844-1925 1
Chester Monthly Meeting (Society of Friends : 1681-1827) 1
Chester Monthly Meeting of Friends (Hicksite : 1827-1934) 1
Elliott Baldwin Hunt 1
Female Association of Philadelphia for the Relief of the Sick and Infirm Poor with Clothing 1
Ferris family 1
Ferris, Anna M., 1815-1890 1
Ferris, Benjamin, 1780-1867 1
Ferris, David, 1821-1908 1
Ferris, Fanny, 1778-1833 1
Ferris, Henry 1
Ferris, John, 1775-1802 1
Ferris, Matilda, 1853-1937 1
Ferris, Ziba, 1743-1794 1
Gibbons, Mary, 1795-1876 1
Hicks, Elias, 1748-1830 1
Hollingsworth, H. (Henry), 1737-1803 1
Hopper, Isaac T. (Isaac Tatem), 1771-1852 1
Jackson, Halliday, 1771-1835 1
Jackson, John, 1809-1855 1
James, Dorothy Biddle 1
James, Rachel P. (Rachel Painter), 1792-1863 1
Janney family 1
Janney, Asa M., 1802-1877 1
Janney, Samuel M. (Samuel Mcpherson), 1801-1880 1
John J. Tyler Arboretum (Lima, Pa.) 1
Lawrence, Lee and Paul (FHL donor) 1
Lewis, Lucy Biddle, 1861- 1
Middletown Preparative Meeting (Society of Friends : 1699-1827 : Delaware County, Pa.) 1
Middletown Preparative Meeting (Society of Friends : Hicksite : 1827- : Delaware County, Pa.) 1
Mifflin, Thomas, 1744-1800 1
Minshall family 1
Minshall, Jacob, 1738-1817 1
Painter family 1
Painter, Enos, 1773-1857 1
Painter, Jacob, 1814-1876 1
Painter, Minshall, 1801-1873 1
Parke, Thomas, 1749-1835 1
Parrish, Dillwyn, 1809-1886 1
Poole, William, 1764-1829 1
Purdy family 1
Purdy, William, d. 1847 1
Rakestraw, Joseph, 1780?-1860 1
Relief Missions of the Society of Friends 1
Richardson, Thomas, 1816-1867 1
Rickman, Lydia Cooper Lewis, -1885 1
Salkeld, John, 1672-1739 1
Stabler, Edward, 1769-1831 1
Stirling, Anne Biddle, -1857 1
Stout, Jacob, 1774-1855 1
Swarthmore College 1
Tingue, Arthur M. 1
Tyler, Ann Painter, 1818-1914 1
Tyler, John J., 1851-1930 1
Westtown Boarding School 1
Women's International League for Peace and Freedom. Congress (1st : 1915) (The Hague, Netherlands) 1
Women's International League for Peace and Freedom. Geneva, Switzerland (International Office) 1
Woolman School (Swarthmore, Pa.) 1
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