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Robinson Family papers

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Identifier: HC.MC-1136
Scope and Contents Papers consist of approximately 500 letters written by Mary Robinson Morton (1757-1829) in the period 1790-1829 and transcripts of these letters. She wrote most often to her parents, Thomas Robinson and Sarah Richardson Robinson, sisters Abigail Robinson and Amy Robinson Bowne (who married Robert Bowne of New York), and brothers Thomas and Rowland. The letters are primarily of a personal and family nature, reflecting the social and cultural attitudes of the day, touching occasionally on the...
Dates: 1723 - circa 1980

“Rules and Discipline of the Yearly Meeting of Friends held in Philadelphia”

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Identifier: HC.MC-975-07-127
Scope and Content note This collection is comprised of the single volume manuscript published by Kimber, Conrad, & Co. in 1806, by the direction of the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting. The manuscript describes a code of discipline for Quakers to help them avoid temptation.
Dates: 1806

Alice Hall Paxson Papers on Scattered Seeds

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-119
Overview Alice Hall Paxson (1868-1955) was a Quaker author and editor, of Swarthmore, Pennsylvania. She was the daughter of Thomas Heston and Lydia H. (Cox) Hall of Chester County. The family moved to Swarthmore, Pa., about 1889, and Alice graduated from Swarthmore College in 1888. In 1897, she married Charles Paxson. The family had close ties to Swarthmore College, including many graduates. Lydia (Cox) Hall was founding editor and editor for forty years of the periodical Scattered Seeds, a position in...
Dates: 1930-1936

Sharpless Family Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-MSS-040
Overview The collection represents two branches of the Sharpless family of Pennsylvania descended from Joseph and Lydia (Lewis) Sharpless). It contains correspondence between extended Sharpless family relations including Sharpless, Hunn, Jones, Drinker families and journals of Joshua Sharpless, a Quaker minister who worked with Native Americans and visited Quaker meetings in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Canada. Correspondence covers various topics including the travels of women ministers, yellow fever,...
Dates: 1792-1892

Mary Williams Shoemaker Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-139
Overview Mary Williams Shoemaker (1861-1953) was a Quaker philanthropist from Germantown, Pennsylvania. She was the daughter of Franklin and Mary (Williams) Shoemaker. The collection contains chiefly journals (1934-1945) and correspondence (1914-1953) relating to Shoemaker's support of Quaker historical, educational, and social service agencies; together with correspondence of her brother, Thomas Howard Shoemaker (1851-1936), relating to his historical interests and civic activities. Includes deeds and...
Dates: 1860-1957

Spruce Street Monthly Meeting Records

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Identifier: QM-Ph-S700
Scope and Contents Records of the Hicksite meeting include: vital records, 1833-1902; minutes, 1833-1903; women's minutes, 1833-1893; ministers and elders' minutes, 1834-1838 and 1845-1897; overseers' minutes, 1852-1871; account books and other financial records, 1834-1904; miscellaneous papers, 1782-1904.
Dates: 1782-1904

Taylor and Nicholson family papers

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Identifier: HC.MC-1215
Abstract The Taylor and Nicholson family papers contain the records of these two families from the late-nineteenth to mid-twentieth centuries. The two focal points of this collection are William Nicholson Taylor (1882-1945), and his mother, Rebecca Morgan Nicholson Taylor (1857-1944). William graduated from Harvard in 1903 and afterwards spent considerable time abroad studying architecture. He also served as an officer in the United States Military from 1916 to 1917, and worked in diplomacy after the...
Dates: Bulk, 1869-1944 1810-1999; Majority of material found within 1869 - 1944

Florence E. Taylor Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-145
Overview Florence E. Taylor was the descendant of a Quaker family whose roots went back to the settlement of Pennsylvania. Her parents were Frederick W. Taylor (1848-1919) and Emily Hunt Taylor (d. 1942). Fred Taylor, a wealthy Philadelphia businessman and philanthropist to the Society of Friends, was the son of Charles Maus Taylor and Anna E. W. Sterling Taylor. His grandfather was Israel Taylor (1782-1850). The collection includes correspondence of Israel Taylor (1782-1850) and Charles M. Taylor...
Dates: 1806-1995

Mira Sharpless Townsend Papers

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Identifier: FHL-RG5-320
Overview The collection contains papers of Mira Sharpless Townsend, a major Quaker social activist and reformer in Philadelphia. Mira Sharpless Townsend (1798-1859) was born in Philadelphia, attended Friends Select School, and in 1828 married Samuel Townsend (1800-1887). He was a member of Philadelphia Monthly Meeting by whom she had six children, only two surviving to adulthood: Emily Sharpless Townsend who married Powell Stackhouse and Clara Gordon Townsend, married William Penn Troth. During the...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1815 - 1858; 1806 - 1910

Unity Monthly Meeting, Frankford Records

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Identifier: QM-Ph-U550
Scope and Contents Records include: one folder of miscellaneous materials.
Dates: 1999-2000

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Fenimore, Edward, 1845-1888 1
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Field Artillery School (Fort Sill, Okla.) 1
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Fisher, Jabez M., 1801-1876 1
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Fisher, Joshua, 1707-1783 1
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