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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...
Dates: 1796 - 1933; Majority of material found within 1833 - 1912
Overview Cornelia Hancock (1840-1927) was a Civil War nurse, Reconstruction-era teacher in South Carolina, and, later, Philadelphia social worker. The papers consist primarily of her letters written in the post-Civil War years, 1865-1879, when she was teaching the children of freed slaves in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. The collection includes reference material used by the donor, Henrietta Stratton Jaquette, in preparation for her book South after Gettysburg which was based on Hancock's letters....
Dates: 1861 - 1937; Majority of material found within 1865-1880
Overview This small collection contains papers relating to the Martha Schofield Scholarship Fund, named after Quaker educator Martha Schofield, and restricted to students from Aiken County, South Carolina.
Overview Martha Schofield (1839-1916) was a Hicksite Quaker teacher from Pennsylvania who founded the Schofield Normal and Industrial School in Aiken, S. C., in 1868 to provide education for freed slaves. The School gradually evolved into a boarding school for training young blacks in industrial trades or to become teachers. It was absorbed into the public school system in 1952. Martha Fell Schofield was born Feb. 1, 1839, near Newtown, Bucks County, PA. She was the daughter of Oliver W. Schofield and...
Dates: 1853-1944 (bulk 1856-1916)
Overview Martha Schofield (1839-1916) was a Hicksite Quaker teacher from Pennsylvania who founded the Schofield Normal and Industrial School in Aiken, S. C., in 1868 to provide education for formerly enslaved people. This collection contains a number of portraits of Martha Schofield, as well as some family pictures and photographs of the Schofield school.
Dates: 1847 - 1984
Overview The Schofield Normal and Industrial School was founded in 1868 by Martha Schofield (1839-1916), a Pennsylvania Quaker. Her intention initially was to provide education for freed slaves. The School gradually evolved into a boarding school for training young blacks in industrial trades or to become teachers. It was absorbed into the public school system in 1952. The collection contains minutes of the board of trustees (1886-1942), legal documents, financial records, correspondence and other...
- Subject: African Americans -- Education -- South Carolina X
- Schofield, Martha 4
- Schofield Normal and Industrial School (Aiken, S.C.) 3
- American League against War and Fascism 1
- American League for Peace and Democracy 1
- American Peace Society 1
- Ash, Samuel S. (Samuel Shinn), 1829-1911 1
- Ash, Sarah J. (Sarah Jane), 1835-1912 1
- Child, Mary H. (Mary Hough), 1803-1874 1
- Christian Arbitration and Peace Society 1
- Hancock, Cornelia, 1840-1927 1
- Howland, Emily, 1827-1929 1
- Jaquette, Henrietta Stratton (FHL donor) 1
- Jenkins, Mary Ash, 1875-1948 1
- Martha Schofield Scholarship Fund 1
- Schofield, Lydia A. (Lydia Ann), 1835-1909 1
- Schofield, Oliver W. (Oliver Wilson), 1806-1852 1
- Towne, Laura M. (Laura Matilda) 1
- Wexler, Lydia Valentine (FHL donor) 1 ∧ less