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Byberry Monthly Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-Ph-B900
Scope and Contents Records include: pre-Separation and Hicksite minutes of the Women's Meeting; minutes of the pre-Separation and Hicksite Ministry & Council committee and its predecessor, the Preparative Meeting of Ministers & Elders; pre-Separation and Hicksite vital records since 1726, including births, deaths, burials, marriage and membership records, certificates of removal, etc. as well as other types of records.
Dates: 1726-2012

Byberry School Association Records

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG4-014
Overview The Byberry School Association was formed in 1837 by several members of the Society of Friends, mostly members of Byberry Monthly Meeting (Hicksite) for the purpose of raising stock to buy land and erect a secondary school in Byberry, Pennsylvania. It includes minutes, financial records, and some miscellaneous papers.
Dates: 1837-1844

Richard Tapper Cadbury Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG5-025
Overview Richard Tapper Cadbury (1853-1929) was a Quaker businessman, teacher, writer, and art connoisseur. His mother's brother, Earl Shinn, Jr., (1838-1886) was a well-known art critic. The collection contains correspondence and memorabilia of the Cadbury, Comfort, Haines, and Shinn families. The letters give a detailed picture of life in Philadelphia Quaker families of the mid 19th century, and of the hardships of those who participated in the California gold rush.
Dates: 1799-1924

Central Soup Society

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG4-100
Overview The Central Soup Society of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was incorporated on March 6, 1861, with the charitable purpose of distributing soup and other food to the poor and needy during the inclement seasons. The organization was founded by Hicksite Quakers and continued to serve the people of Philadelphia throughout the 20th century. It survives at the turn of the 21st century as a foundation. Records of the Central Soup Society; includes financial records, minutes, and miscellaneous historical...
Dates: 1860-1968

Chestnut Hill Monthly Meeting of Friends Records

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Identifier: QM-Ph-C482
Scope and Contents Records of Chestnut Hill Monthly Meeting, 1932-2007, include: burials chart; marriage certificates, 1941-2000; memberships, removals, transfer, 1934-90s; joint minutes, 1932-2007; ministers and elders minutes, 1940-1942, 1953-1973; overseers minutes, 1959-1973.
Dates: 1932-2007

Collection of Bringhurst Family Correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-MSS-046
Overview Contains the collected correspondence of the Bringhurst family, largely compiled by C. Marshall Taylor. It includes correspondence, 1780-1806, of Philadelphia Quaker businessman James Bringhurst and his letters received from John Murray of New York City. Bringhurst corresponded with family and prominent friends including John Dickinson, Job Scott, Nathan Hunt, James Pemberton, Jesse Kersey, Lindley Murray and Moses Brown. Of particular interest are descriptions of life in Philadelphia and the...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1780 - 1811; 1780 - 1941

Comly-White Family Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-030
Overview John Comly, a Quaker minister and school master, was born in 1773. He married Rebecca Budd, a fellow teacher at the Westtown School, in 1803. They operated the Pleasant Hill Boarding School on their Byberry farm from 1804-1815. The collection includes family correspondence, the journal of John Comly's brother, Isaac, other manuscript writings, financial and legal papers, and miscellaneous papers. Also includes the ledger and memorabilia of Pleasant Hill Boarding School and papers of Helen Comly...
Dates: 1771-1961

Committee on Race Relations Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-Phy-800
Overview Records, 1921-1969, of the Race Relations Committee of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting and its predecessors, the Anti-Lynching Committee (1919-1921), Committee on the Interests of the Colored Race (1921-1929) Committee on Race Relations (1921-1929), and the Joint Committee on Race Relations(1929-1955).
Dates: 1921-1969

Joshua Cresson diary

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-098
Scope and Content note This collection is comprised of the single volume diary of Joshua Cresson. The volume provides an account of the Philadelphia Yellow Fever epidemic in 1793, and is largely religious in nature. Entries describe the illness, and the death and burial of many of Cresson’s community. The volume includes a note signed by Mary Cresson, which she addressed to her children with Joshua Cresson, so that they would understand the circumstances of their father's death.
Dates: 1793, Undated

Diane Dunning collection on Chestnut Hill Monthly Meeting Capital Campaign

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-1317
Overview This collection contains the administrative and fundraising records of the Chestnut Hill Monthly Meeting Meetinghouse Campaign.
Dates: 1999-2014

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Kersey, Jesse, 1768-1845 2
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Pemberton, James, 1723-1809 2
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Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends. Indian Committee 2
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Bettle, Jane, 1773-1840 1
Bettle, Samuel, 1774-1861 1
Bettle, Samuel, 1809-1880 1
Biddle, Clement M. (Clement Miller), 1876-1959 1
Biddle, Robert 1
Biddle, William C. 1
Bowne, Amy Robinson 1
Boyd, Lizette, 1838-1867 1
Brate, Charlotte 1
Breidenhart family 1
Bringhurst, James, 1730-1810 1
Bringhurst, Joseph, 1733-1811 1
Brown, Moses, 1738-1836 1
Bunting, Samuel J., 1862-1946 1
Byberry Hall Association (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
Byberry Preparative Meeting (Society of Friends) 1
Byberry School Association 1
Cadbury family 1
Cadbury, Henry J. (Henry Joel), 1883-1974 1
Cadbury, Richard Tapper, 1853-1929 1
Carpenters' Company of the City and County of Philadelphia 1
Carter, Arabella, 1867- 1
Casdorp family 1
Central High School (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
Central Philadelphia Monthly Meeting of Friends 1
Central Soup Society 1
Champney, Benjamin, 1817-1907. 1
Chase, William Merritt, 1848-1916 1
Chestnut Hill Monthly Meeting of Friends (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
Chestnut Hill Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends 1
Comfort family 1
Comly family 1
Comly, Charles B. (Charles Budd), 1808-1894 1
Comly, Debby Ann, 1812-1882 1
Comly, Isaac, 1779-1847 1
Comly, John, 1773-1850 1
Comly, Rebecca, 1773-1832 1
Cooper, Stanley B. 1
Cresson, Joshua 1
Davis, Bainbridge C., 1910-1993 1
Deming, Vinton 1
Dickinson, John, 1732-1808 1
Dillwyn, George, 1738-1820 1
E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co. 1
Eakins, Thomas, 1844-1916. 1
Earlham College 1
Earnest Workers of Philadelphia 1
Elfreth, Jacob R. Jr., 1837-1924 1
Elfreth, Jacob R., Sr., 1789-1870 1
Evans, Charles 1
Eyre family 1
Eyre, Isaac, 1819-1904 1
Eyre, William, 1804-1885 1
Fauset, Crystal Dreda Bird, 1893-1965 1
Fell, Eliza, 1810-1891 1
Fenimore, Amy 1
Fenimore, Edward, 1845-1888 1
Fenimore, Frank, b.1840 1
Fenimore, Hettie G., 1810-1891 1
Fenimore, Jason L., 1796-1869 1
Fenimore, Mary, 1808-1866? 1
Fenimore, Rebecca F. (Rebecca Fell), 1841-1891 1
Field Artillery School (Fort Sill, Okla.) 1
Fisher family 1
Fisher, Jabez M., 1801-1876 1
Fisher, Jabez Maud, 1750-1779 1
Fisher, Jabez Maud, 1842-1879 1
Fisher, Joshua, 1707-1783 1
Fisher, Miers, 1748-1819 1
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