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Abby Hopper Gibbons Family Photographs

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Identifier: SFHL-PA-069
Overview Abigail Hopper Gibbons (1801-1893) was an important figure in many of the reform movements in the middle and late nineteenth century. Like her father, Isaac T. Hopper (1771-1852), "Abby" Gibbons was an ardent abolitionist and dedicated to prison reform. This collection includes: a carte de visite album compiled by Abby Hopper Gibbons; a daguerreotype of Abby with her husband James and children; and photographs of her descendents, the Dunning family.

Joshua L. and Theodate L. Baily diaries

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Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-006
Scope and Contents note This collection includes 43 original, bound, handwritten volumes of Joshua Baily’s personal diaries, spanning the majority of his adult life. Baily began keeping diaries at the age of nineteen and continued to write daily entries throughout his life, though diaries for the years 1857-1878 are missing. As a young man, Baily was very involved in the Philadelphia community, and many of his early entries describe his attendance at both religious and secular lectures, and his attendance at...

Branson-Jackson Family Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-016
Overview Anna M. Jackson and her daughter, Anna M. (Jackson Branson) Theiss, were Quaker activists in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Anna M. Jackson was very involved in reform activities in New York City. She served as Chairman of the Women's Prison Reform Committee, and was also involved in the Women's Municipal League and the Political Study Club. Her daughter, Anna Morris Jackson, attended Swarthmore College for two years, and in 1909 earned a B.S. in Education from Columbia University. Anna was...

Sarah Norcliffe Cleghorn Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-027
Overview Sarah Norcliffe Cleghorn (1876-1959) was a Quaker author, reformer, and pacifist from Manchester, Vermont, and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Throughout her life she was active in a number of reform movements, including peace, anti-vivisection, women suffrage, anti-lynching, prison reform, and opposition to child labor. She joined the Socialist party at the age of 35. At the time of her death in 1959, she was a member of Chestnut Hill (Pa.) Monthly Meeting. The collection contains correspondence,...

Coffin Family Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-029
Overview The Coffin family were Quakers of Wayne County, Indiana. Elijah Coffin was born in 1793 in Guilford County, N.C., the son of Bethuel and Hannah Dicks Coffin. His son and daughter-in-law, Charles F. and Rhoda M. Coffin were active in the peace movement, prison reform, reform of the treatment of the insane, and the temperance movement. Father and son both served as Clerk of Indiana Yearly Meeting. The collection contains family correspondence, journals, business papers, and miscellaneous...

Collection of Bringhurst Family Correspondence

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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...

Jean Scobie Davis papers

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Identifier: BMC-M85
Overview Jean Scobie Davis, a 1914 graduate of Bryn Mawr College, taught economics and sociology at Agnes Scott College, Vassar College, Pierce College, Wells College and the American Women’s College in Beirut. A lifetime interest in prison reform resulted in her work at the New York State Correctional Facility in Bedford Hills, New York.The Jean Scobie Davis papers is a collection consisting largely of Jean Scobie Davis’ diaries and correspondence covering nearly all stages of her life....
Found in: Bryn Mawr College

Elizabeth Gurney Fry collection

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Identifier: SFHL-SC-044
Abstract This collection includes letters of Elizabeth Fry, both original and photocopies. The letters cover a wide range of subjects, from personal news to prison reform. Her correspondence is particularly concerned with education and religious instruction of prisoners, and the treatment of women and children prisoners. One letter describes the philosophy of Quaker marriages. Most of the recipients are unnamed. Also included are several letters of Joseph Fry, passes to visit Newgate prison, and...

Robert Horton Collected Papers

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Identifier: SCPC-CDG-A-Horton, Robert
Abstract Collection includes biographical information about Robert Horton; consists primarily of materials gathered for a manuscript titled The Power of the Powerless, a series of biographies and interviews of conscientious objectors to war and those imprisoned for their beliefs.

"Members of the Prison Society: Biographical Vignettes"

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Identifier: HC.MC-975-07-102
Scope and Content note This collection is comprised of the two volume manuscript by Peter P. and Elizabeth W. Jonitis, entitled "Memoirs of the Prison Society: Biographical Vignettes of the Managers of the Philadelphia Society for Assisting Distressed Prisoners and the Members of the Philadelphia Society for Alleviating the Miseries of Public Prisons, 1787-1830." The biographical sketches were compiled in order to determine how many of the 344 members of the organizations were Quakers, so as to study Quaker...

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Horton, Robert, 1900-1991 2
Marvel, Josiah P. (Josiah Philip), 1896-1959 2
Monthly Meeting of New York (Society of Friends : Orthodox : New York, N.Y.). Peace and Service Committee 2
New York Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Hicksite : 1828-1957 : New York, N.Y.). Peace and Service Committee 2
New York State Reformatory for Women (Bedford Hills, N.Y.) 2
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Osborne, Thomas Mott, 1859-1926 2
Prisoner Visitation and Support (1971-) 2
Quaker Emergency Service Readjustment Center (New York, N.Y.) 2
Spears Mobile Clinics 2
Wood, L. Hollingsworth (Levi Hollingsworth), 1874-1956 2
Agnes Scott College 1
American Bible Society 1
American Women's College in Beirut 1
Amoroso, Peter F. 1
Attica Prison 1
Attica Prison Friends Meeting (Attica, N.Y.) 1
Auburn Prison 1
Auburn Prison Friends Meeting (Auburn, N.Y.) 1
Baily, Joshua L. (Joshua Longstreth), 1826-1916 1
Baily, Theodate Lang 1
Balch, Emily Greene, 1867-1961 1
Barbour, Hugh 1
Barrows, Samuel J. (Samuel June), 1845-1909 1
Bean, Joel, 1825-1914 1
Beaux, Cecilia, 1863-1942 1
Bedford Farmers' Club (Bedford (Westchester County, N.Y.)) 1
Benson, John Howard, 1901-1956 1
Biddle, William C. 1
Blackwell, Antoinette Louisa Brown, 1825-1921 1
Blatch, Harriot Stanton, 1856-1940 1
Boardman, Anna Florence, 1913-1978 1
Bok, Edward William, 1863-1930 1
Bond, Elizabeth Powell, 1841-1926 1
Branson family 1
Bringhurst, James, 1730-1810 1
Bringhurst, Joseph, 1733-1811 1
Brown, David Wesley 1
Brown, Moses, 1738-1836 1
Brumbaugh, G. Edwin, 1890-1983 1
Bryn Mawr College 1
Bryn Mawr Summer School for Women Workers in Industry 1
Central Committee for Conscientious Objectors 1
Chase, William Merritt, 1848-1916 1
Cincinnati Book Association of Friends 1
Clausen, Russell 1
Cleghorn, Sarah Norcliffe, 1876-1959 1
Coffin family 1
Coffin, Charles F. (Charles Fisher), 1823-1916 1
Coffin, Elijah, 1798-1862 1
Coffin, Percival Brooks, 1865-1935 1
Coffin, Rhoda M., 1826-1909 1
Collins, Ellen, 1828-1927 1
Cooper, Anna J. (Anna Julia), 1858-1964 1
Corson, Eric 1
Davis, Jean Scobie 1
Davis, John D. 1
Davis, Marguerite Scobie 1
Dickinson, John, 1732-1808 1
Dodge, Grace H. (Grace Hoadley) 1
Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963 1
Dunning, Sarah 1
Durham, John S. 1
Five Years Meeting (Society of Friends: U.S.) 1
Foulke, Elizabeth, 1758-1820 1
Fox, George 1
Friends Ambulance Unit 1
Fry, Elizabeth Gurney, 1780-1845 1
Fry, Joseph Storrs, 1766-1835 1
Gibbons family 1
Gibbons, Abby Hopper, 1801-1893 1
Gilpin, Thomas, 1776-1853 1
Gough, John S. 1
Hanaford, Phebe A. (Phebe Ann), 1829-1921 1
Hancock, Cornelia, 1840-1927 1
Haverford College 1
Hiatt, Benajah, 1773-1847 1
Hiatt, Mordecai (Rhoda Moorman), 1799-1873 1
Horton, Kay 1
Hunt, Nathan, 1758-1853 1
Indiana Yearly Meeting of Friends (Orthodox: 1828- ) 1
Jackson, Anna M. (Anna Margaret), 1848-1920 1
Jackson, William M. (William Morris), 1837-1919 1
Jones, Rufus M. (Rufus Matthew), 1863-1948 1
Jonitis, Elizabeth Wright 1
Jonitis, Peter Paul 1
Kersey, Jesse, 1768-1845 1
Kirchwey, George W. (George Washington), 1855-1942 1
Knopp, Fay Honey 1
Leeds, Josiah W. (Josiah Woodward) 1
Lester, Muriel, 1883-1968 1
Lloyd family 1
MacCormick, Austin Harbutt, 1893- 1
McKenzie, R. Tait (Robert Tait), 1867-1938 1
Morris, Anna Wharton, 1868-1957 1
Morris, Harrison S. (Harrison Smith), 1856-1948 1
Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880 1
Murray, John, 1758-1819 1
Murray, Lindley, 1745-1826 1
Muste, Abraham John, 1885-1967 1
Nearing, Scott, 1883-1983 1
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