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Mary Ellicott Arnold (1876-1968) Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-003
Overview Mary Ellicott Arnold (1876-1968) was a Quaker writer and social activist, known for her work with consumer cooperatives. After an unsuccessful farming venture in her youth, Mary Ellicott Arnold and her lifelong companion, Mabel Reed, worked with the Karok Indians in California as employees of the United States Indian Bureau. After a period as chief organizer for the U.S. Employment Service in New York State, she and Mabel Reed were involved in a number of successful cooperative ventures. She...

Ash-Schofield Family Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-004
Overview Samuel Shinn Ash and his wife, Sarah Jane Schofield Ash, were prominent Quakers, active in a variety of philanthropic activities, including anti-slavery, peace, temperance, women's rights, and education. Samuel Shinn Ash was apprenticed as an engineer and machinist and worked in manufacturing. This collection consists of family papers, manuscript letters and memorabilia, largely of a domestic nature. Includes some descriptions of Meetings and religious journeys, of the early struggles of Samuel...

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...

Association of Friends Schools Executive Committee minutes

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Identifier: SFHL-SC-262
Abstract Contains the minutes of the Executive Committee of the Association of Friends School. Inserted into the volume are the constitution, conference programs, and some reports.

Asylum for the Relief of Persons Deprived of the Use of Their Reason collected records

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Identifier: SFHL-SC-218
Abstract This collection contains information sent to Tyler Williams, agent for Shrewsbury Monthly Meeting, N.J., concerning the Asylum for the Relief of Persons Deprived of the Use of Their Reason. It includes the proposal for the Asylum, announcement of its opening, an admission certificate, and other circulars that were sent to meetings under the care of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting.

Atkinson family scrapbook

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Identifier: SFHL-SC-166
Abstract Includes Westtown mensuration book, 1835, with newspaper clippings glued in, 1889-1893 & n.d. Also assorted newspaper clippings concerning the Twining, Atkinson, and Smith families, the Carlisle Indian School, Quakers in Bucks County (Pa.), Bucks County history, the Molloy family, and Friends' schools. Obituaries of note in this folder are Isaiah Quinby, 1716-1807; Eleanor Mabel Malloy, 1883-1908; Miranda Doan Baker, d. 1900; Mary B. Stradling, d. 1899; Abram R. Vail, d. 1899; Marcie A....

Wilmer Atkinson Family Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-005
Overview Wilmer Atkinson (1840-1920) of Philadelphia, Pa., was a Quaker journalist and editor and publisher of the Farm Journal. He was active in social concerns, especially suffrage for women. The scrapbooks in this collection were compiled by his daughter, Gertrude Atkinson (1874-1948). The collection includes scrapbooks containing clippings and memorabilia concerning the Atkinson, Allen, and related families, and a typed copy of a journal which Wilmer Atkinson kept in 1917 concerning the War.

Atlantic City Friends Collected Records

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Identifier: SFHL-RG4-113
Overview Contains the records, 1872-1976, of the Trustees for Friends' Meeting House and Lots at Atlantic City, N.J., and the records, 1986-1991, of the committee of the board of managers of Atlantic City Friends School which tried to save the School. Records are lacking between 1976 and 1986. The Trustees for Friends' Meeting House and Lots at Atlantic City was a self-perpetuating and independent board of trustees which held title to the properties in which Atlantic City Friends Meeting and Atlantic...

Frank Aydelotte Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG6-D07
Overview The Frank Aydelotte Papers consists of President Aydelotte's official correspondence, correspondence with faculty, and personal papers.

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Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends Library 14
Comly, John, 1773-1850 12
Hallowell, Benjamin, 1799-1877 12
Hopper, Isaac T. (Isaac Tatem), 1771-1852 11
Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880 11
Hicks, Edward, 1780-1849 10
Ferris, Benjamin, 1780-1867 9
George School (Bucks County, Pa.) 9
Kersey, Jesse, 1768-1845 9
Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of Friends (Hicksite : 1827-1955) 9
Friends General Conference 8
Jackson, John, 1809-1855 8
Jones, Rufus M. (Rufus Matthew), 1863-1948 8
Parrish, Dillwyn, 1809-1886 8
Parsons, Samuel, 1774-1841 8
Penn, William, 1644-1718 8
Whittier, John Greenleaf, 1807-1892 8
Cadbury, Henry J. (Henry Joel), 1883-1974 7
Cooper family 7
Elkinton, J. Passmore (Joseph Passmore), 1887-1971 7
Friends General Conference (U.S.) 7
Janney, Samuel M. (Samuel Mcpherson), 1801-1880 7
Moore family 7
New York Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Hicksite: 1828-1955) 7
Palmer family 7
Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends 7
Stabler family 7
Truman, George 7
Bassett family 6
Cadwallader, Priscilla, 1786-1859 6
Foulke family 6
Grellet, Stephen, 1773-1855 6
Gurney, Joseph John, 1788-1847 6
Jackson, Halliday, 1771-1835 6
Jenkins family (Jenkins, Jabez, 1792-1858) 6
Jenkins, Charles Francis, 1865-1951 6
Lloyd family 6
Mott, James, 1788-1868 6
New York Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Orthodox : 1828-1955) 6
Ohio Yearly Meeting of Friends (Conservative : 1854- ) 6
Pemberton, James, 1723-1809 6
Poole, William, 1764-1829 6
Schofield, Martha 6
Scott, Job, 1751-1793 6
Tolles, Frederick Barnes, 1915-1975 6
Walker family 6
Wharton, Joseph, 1826-1909 6
Williams family 6
Bean, Joel, 1825-1914 5
Dillwyn, George, 1738-1820 5
Fothergill, Samuel 5
Friends World College 5
Friends World Committee for Consultation 5
Garrison, William Lloyd, 1805-1879 5
Gibbons family 5
Hicks family 5
Howland, Emily, 1827-1929 5
Jackson family 5
Kimber, Emmor, 1775-1850 5
McClintock, Thomas, 1792?-1876 5
Parrish, Edward, 1822-1872 5
Pemberton, John, 1727-1795 5
Pickett, Clarence, 1884-1965 5
Powell, Aaron M. (Aaron Macy), 1832-1899 5
Roberts family 5
Schofield Normal and Industrial School (Aiken, S.C.) 5
Sharpless family 5
Walton family 5
Walton, J. Barnard (Joseph Barnard), 1885-1963 5
Wharton family 5
Wharton, Deborah Fisher, 1795-1888 5
Woolman, John, 1720-1772 5
Anthony, Susan B. (Susan Brownell) 4
Baltimore Yearly Meeting 4
Biddle, Clement M. (Clement Miller), 1876-1959 4
Bond, Elizabeth Powell, 1841-1926 4
Brown, Moses, 1738-1836 4
Civilian Public Service 4
Clark, Rebecca Timbres, 1896- 4
Coffin family 4
Drinker, Henry, 1734-1809 4
Dugdale, Joseph A., 1810-1896 4
Earlham College 4
Elkinton family 4
Elkinton, Joseph, 1794-1868 4
Fisher family 4
Fisher, Samuel Rowland, 1745-1834 4
Five Years Meeting (Society of Friends: U.S.) 4
Forbush, Bliss, 1896-1990 4
Foulke, Joseph, 1786-1863 4
Fox, George 4
Friendly Association for Regaining and Preserving Peace with the Indians by Pacific Measures 4
Friends Conference on Religion and Psychology 4
Fry, Elizabeth Gurney, 1780-1845 4
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