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Elihu Burritt Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SCPC-DG-096
Overview Elihu Burritt was born on December 10, 1810, in New Britain, Connecticut, into a working class family. He attended school briefly, but was largely self-educated. Burritt became a blacksmith to support himself, but he continued to study languages at night. Word of his erudition spread; he became known as the "Learned Blacksmith", and was offered opportunities to speak in public. While writing a lecture on "The Anatomy of the Earth", he was so impressed by the interdependency of its parts that he...
Dates: 1840-1965; Majority of material found within 1841-1878

Joseph A. and Ruth Dugdale Correspondence

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Identifier: SFHL-SC-032
Abstract Correspondence of Dugdale and his wife, Ruth Dugdale, both of whom were active in reform efforts such as the abolition of slavery and women's rights. Correspondents include Susan B. Anthony, Frederick Douglass, Thomas Garrett, William Lloyd Garrison, James Mott, Lucretia Mott, and Wendell Phillips.
Dates: 1841-1873

Ferris Family Papers

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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...
Dates: 1737-1940

Samuel M. Janney Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-183
Overview Samuel McPherson Janney was a Virginia Quaker minister, author, educator, and reformer. In 1839 he opened a boarding school for girls in Loudoun County. He traveled widely in the ministry, meeting with other denominations as well as being immersed in the contemporary issues facing the Society of Friends. Among his activities were establishing schools for African Americans and women, creating public schools in Virginia, and the abolition of slavery. In 1869 he was appointed Superintendent of...
Dates: 1815-1880

Mott Manuscripts

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Identifier: SFHL-MSS-035
Overview Lucretia Mott was a prominent Philadelphia Quaker minister and a leader in reform movements, especially antislavery, education, peace, and women's rights. She was born in 1793 in Nantucket, Mass., the daughter of Thomas and Anna Coffin, and educated at Nine Partners Boarding School in Dutchess Co., N.Y. In 1811, she married James Mott and they settled in Philadelphia, Pa. The Motts were active Hicksite Quakers, and Lucretia served as clerk of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting and traveled in the...
Dates: 1831-1898

Pennsylvania Hall Association Records

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Identifier: SFHL-RG4-074
Overview The Pennsylvania Hall Association was a stockholders association formed in 1837 to erect a building in Philadelphia dedicated β€œto Liberty and the Rights of Man.” Many of the primary movers behind the Association were Quakers involved in the anti-slavery movement. The building was opened on May 14, 1838, and, as a symbol of the abolitionist movement, was destroyed by an angry mob on May 17, 1838. This collection contains minutes of the Board of Managers of the Association, 1838-1847, financial...
Dates: 1837-1899 (bulk 1837-1849)

Aaron M. (Aaron Macy) Powell Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-122
Overview Aaron M. (Aaron Macy) Powell, 1832-1899, was a Quaker social reformer. The collection contains correspondence, much of it letters of condolence following the death (1867) of Powell's daughter Elizabeth, biographical materials and tributes, and mss. of his biographies of George Fox and Wendell Phillips.
Dates: 1858-1915

Turner Family Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-152
Overview This collection centers around the family and descendants of Joseph Turner, Jr., (1790-1850) and his wife Rebecca (Sinclair) Turner (1787-1877), members of Baltimore Monthly Meeting-Western District. They raised eight children and had fifty-four grandchildren. As a young man, Joseph left the family plantation near Still Pond, Kent County, Maryland, and became a lumber merchant in Baltimore. He served as Clerk of the Lombard Street Meeting. Rebecca was a recorded minister and traveled widely....
Dates: 1776-1954

Wood Family Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-192
Overview The Wood Family Papers contains papers from a Quaker family active in 19th century New York City Friends affairs, compiled by M. S. (Mary Sutton) Wood. Included are business correspondence concerning the printing house founded by Samuel Wood and his sons, correspondence from prominent Friends concerning work for social causes including abolition, freedmen, prisoners, First Day schools, and peace, and genealogical material, writings, and reminiscences by Mary S. Wood.
Dates: 1784-1874

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Quaker women 2
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Names
Dugdale, Joseph A., 1810-1896 3
Phillips, Wendell, 1811-1884 3
Anthony, Susan B. (Susan Brownell) 2
Burritt, Elihu, 1810-1879 2
Ferris, Benjamin, 1780-1867 2
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Garrison, William Lloyd, 1805-1879 2
Hopper, Isaac T. (Isaac Tatem), 1771-1852 2
Jackson, Halliday, 1771-1835 2
Jackson, John, 1809-1855 2
Mott, James, 1788-1868 2
Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880 2
American Peace Society 1
Baltimore Yearly Meeting of Friends (Hicksite: 1828-1968). Joint Committee on Indian Affairs (1869-1892) 1
Barney, Nathaniel 1
Bennett, William, 1804-1873 1
Biddle, Mary, 1780-1849 1
Bond, Elizabeth Powell, 1841-1926 1
Bringhurst, Joseph, 1767-1834 1
Brown, Gould 1
Brown, Moses, 1738-1836 1
Burleigh, Charles C. (Charles Calistus), 1810-1878 1
Cadwallader, Priscilla, 1786-1859 1
Carmalt, Caleb 1
Carpenter, Mary, 1807-1877 1
Collyer, Robert, 1823-1912 1
Combe, George, 1788-1858 1
Comly, John, 1773-1850 1
Davis, Edward M., 1811-1887 1
Davis, Maria Mott 1
Dorsey, William, 1811-1874 1
Douglass, Frederick, 1818-1895 1
Dugdale, Ruth 1
Earle, Mary Hussey 1
Ferris family 1
Ferris, Anna M., 1815-1890 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
Foulke, William Dudley, 1848-1935 1
Fox, George 1
Friends' Indian Aid Association of Philadelphia 1
Furness, William Henry, 1802-1896 1
Garrett, Thomas, 1789-1871 1
Gibbons, Mary, 1795-1876 1
Grew, Mary, 1813-1896 1
Grimke, Angelina Emily, 1805-1879 1
Griscom, Samuel S., 1802-1878 1
Hale, Sarah Josepha Buell, 1788-1879 1
Hallowell, Anna Davis, 1838-1913 1
Hallowell, Benjamin, 1799-1877 1
Hallowell, Mary 1
Hanaford, Phebe A. (Phebe Ann), 1829-1921 1
Hicks, Elias, 1748-1830 1
Hopkins, Elizabeth 1
Hunt, Uriah, 1796?-1967 1
Jackson, E. W. 1
Janney family 1
Janney, Elizabeth, 1802-1893 1
Janney, Joseph, 1800-1866 1
Janney, Samuel M. (Samuel Mcpherson), 1801-1880 1
Jewett, Tacy M. 1
Johnson, Jane 1
Johnson, Oliver, 1821-1907 1
Jones, Horatio Gates, 1822-1893 1
League of Universal Brotherhood 1
Lord, George 1
Lord, Martha Mott, 1828-1916 1
Lossing, Benson John, 1813-1891 1
Lundy, Benjamin, 1789-1839 1
Macy, William H., 1805-1887 1
Marriott, Charles 1
Martineau, Harriet, 1802-1876 1
May, Samuel J. (Samuel Joseph), 1797-1871 1
McClintock, Thomas, 1792?-1876 1
McKim, James Miller, 1810-1874 1
Mill, John Stuart, 1806-1873 1
Mott, Thomas 1
Neall, Daniel, 1784-1846 1
Needles, Elizabeth 1
Nichol, Elizabeth Pease 1
Parker, Emma Parker, 1817-1898 1
Parrish, Dillwyn, 1809-1886 1
Parrish, Edward, 1822-1872 1
Peace Congress (1st : 1848) (Brussels, Belgium) 1
Peace Congress (2nd : 1849) (Paris, France) 1
Peace Congress (3rd : 1850) (Frankfurt, Germany) 1
Pennsylvania Hall (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
Pennsylvania Hall Association (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
Poole, William, 1764-1829 1
Potter, William J. (William James), 1829?-1893 1
Powell, Aaron M. (Aaron Macy), 1832-1899 1
Powell, Elizabeth, -1867 1
Preston, Ann, 1813-1872 1
Quimby, Daniel 1
Rakestraw, Joseph, 1780?-1860 1
Rotch, William, 1759-1850 1
Samuel S. & William Wood (Firm) 1
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