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"An Account of the Death of a Prussian Nobleman"

Identifier: HC.MC-975-07-002
Overview The manuscript, "An Account of the Death of a Prussian Nobleman," written by Ruth S. Abbott, describes the death of a Prussian nobleman in 1749, as an example of the ideal, peaceful death of a faithful Christian.
Dates: 1924

Samuel C. Davis diary

Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-016
Overview Samuel Cole Davis’s diary details his illness with “cancer of the lip,” as transcribed by Steven E. Kagle. Davis’s diary entries include the particulars of his medical condition and the treatments that various doctors attempted to cure the cancer or alleviate pain. Later entries especially focus on his attempt to atone for his sins and seek salvation as he approaches his death.
Dates: 1807-1809

Fisher-Whitson Family Papers

Identifier: SFHL-RG5-281
Overview This collection contains manuscripts and other materials relating to the Whitson, Smedley, Fisher and other Quaker families of southeastern Pennsylvania. Along with commonplace books, correspondence, and photographs are a series of thematically arranged genealogical binders assembled by the donors. Of particular interest are the battlefield correspondence of Sam Smedley who was killed in the American Civil War and the journal of Esther Whitson, later Cope, who served as a nurse with the AFSC in...
Dates: 1778-2011

Lloyd family diaries

Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-043
Overview This collection includes a variety of diaries of the Lloyd family, including three anonymous diaries, one diary written by Mary Ann Lloyd, one by Sarah Lloyd, and one by Susan Lloyd. Diary entries are generally related to religion, Quaker meetings, and social calls. Some volumes includes extracts or poetry.
Dates: 1815-1873

"Some Memorandums respecting my beloved wife Margery Mickle"

Identifier: HC.MC-975-07-065
Overview The memorandum written by Margery Mickle's husband (name unknown) recounts Mickle's illness with "tumorous pollypus" in the corner of her right eye and her nose. Her husband writes about the series of operations she underwent to remove the tumors, the re-emergence of the tumors after a number of operations, and the doctor's recommendation that they remove her right eye. The manuscript describes Mickle's decision not to undergo the operation to remove her eye, and recounts her final days,...
Dates: 1809

Susanna Sharpless manuscript

Identifier: HC.MC-975-07-084
Overview The manuscript of Susanna Sharpless provides a brief biography of Aaron Sharpless and describes his illness and death. The manuscript provides a daily record of Aaron Sharpless's final days, with quotes from interactions with family members and prayers made by Aaron Sharpless on his death bed.
Dates: 1876

Waln family commonplace books

Identifier: HC.MC-975-03-038
Overview The Waln family's commonplace books, written by Joseph Waln, Richard Waln, and Sarah Waln, include poetry and prose related to sin, illness, and death.
Dates: 1814, undated

Esther Fisher Wistar commonplace book

Identifier: HC.MC-975-03-066
Overview The commonplace book of Esther Fisher Wistar includes extracts of poetry, as well as an account of the illness and death of Wistar's mother.
Dates: 1846

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