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Bettle Family Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-013
Overview The Bettle family were prominent 19th century Quaker merchants in Philadelphia. Samuel Bettle, Sr., was Clerk of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting at the time of the Separation in 1827. His son, Samuel Bettle, Jr., was also a Quaker minister. They had at least five children, among whom was Samuel, Jr.; the latter married Mary Ann Jones in 1831. The collection includes correspondence, biographical clippings, business records, and other papers of Samuel Bettle and his family. Correspondents include...

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...

Ruth Chambers Biddle genealogical research papers

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Identifier: SFHL-SC-165
Abstract Includes correspondence, 1927-1928, concerning genealogical research, a bound volume with her genealogical research notes, including information on the Yarnall, Pennell, and Cope families, and loose notes.

Mary Birckhead papers

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Identifier: SFHL-SC-163
Abstract Includes: Her drawings and writings, 1959-1991, including a publication entitled Tide Pools.

William W. Birdsall Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG6-D05
Overview This collection contains correspondence, lists of prospective students, class lists of alumni, and miscellaneous material of William W. Birdsall, fifth President of Swarthmore College (1898-1902).

Compiled birth, death, marriage records within the area of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting

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Identifier: SFHL-SC-289
Overview This small collection is composed of notebooks containing announcements and records of births, death, marriage of individuals living within the area of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting, many living in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Not all were members of the Society of Friends, and the sources are not included.

Thomas Bissell family papers

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Identifier: SFHL-SC-010
Abstract Includes genealogical data on the Bissell Family in the 17th century as well as two apprenticeship indentures, to patton ringmaking in Worcester County, England, dated 1704, and to farming in New Jersey, dated 1835.

Brand Blanshard Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG6-L8-012
Overview Brand Blanshard was a Quaker philosopher, writer, and teacher. He taught philosophy at Swarthmore College 1925-1944 and subsequently at Yale University until 1962 where he served as the chairman of the Philosophy Department. The collection contains primarily published writings and some correspondence and unpublished speeches.

Frances Bradshaw Blanshard photographs

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Identifier: SFHL-PA-170
Overview Frances Bradshaw Blanshard attended Smith College and later became dean of women at Swarthmore College. She also had ties to Yale University, where her husband (Brand Blanshard) was a philosophy professor. This collection largely consists of portraits of Frances Blanshard, with some photographs of family members.

Dorothea Johnson Blom Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-241
Overview Dorothea Johnson Blom (1911-1991) was a Quaker writer, artist, and teacher. She became a member of the Society of Friends in 1937 at Chappaqua Monthly Meeting, subsequently transferring to Purchase Monthly Meeting. She co-authored nine books and taught courses at Pendle Hill and other schools in art history and art appreciation with an emphasis on the Jungian concept of growth and spiritual needs. The collection contains her letters to her friend Liza B. ("Betty") Lewis, 1961-1975, reflecting...

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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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