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Clark-Allen family papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-SC-268
Abstract The collection contains family correspondence (4 ALsS), genealogical notes, and bible records. It includes family correspondence received by Rebecca Clark, 1804-1806, before her marriage to John Humphrey. One letter is from her sister Elizabeth and the other letters were written by her mother Bathsheba Clark. Bathsheba mentions caring for a grandchild with smallpox and various needlework projects. The genealogical information includes pages from a family bible, research on the Allen, Clark, and...
Dates: 1725-1932

Edwards Clock scrapbook

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Identifier: SFHL-SC-264
Abstract This collection contains papers of the Leonard, Pyle, Edwards, and Horne families of Chester Co., Pa., including a small amount of correspondence, financial papers, photographs, and miscellaneous papers.
Dates: 1742-1932

Ely family correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-SC-267
Abstract The collection contains correspondence received by members of the Ely family, Quakers of Bucks County, Pa. The bulk of the correspondence concerns estate matters received by Hugh B. Ely as an executor of the estate of Elias Ely. The second group is largely family correspondence received by Mary Anna Ely who married Moses Eastburn. Most of the letters were written by her sister Francenia (Fanny) before Mary Anna's marriage and are devoted to family matters. Two letters dated 1876 are addressed...
Dates: 1837-1876

Fisher-Whitson Family Papers

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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

King family correspondence

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Identifier: SFHL-SC-265
Abstract The collection contains correspondence received by members of the King family, Quaker residents of Ceres, McKean County, Pennsylvania. The letters primarily deal with family concerns. One from Mary (King) Swayne, written in 1817, mentions that her husband, Joel Swayne, had contemplated returning to Indian territory but her poor health prevented his leaving. Anna King mentions her students and is distressed by the tensions in the Society of Friends in 1828.
Dates: 1817-1835

Rebecca W. Lightfoot family papers

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Identifier: SFHL-SC-126
Abstract This collection includes family invitations, a letter from Amos S. Jackson, and several letters from Mary Cadwallader Lightfoot to her daughter-in-law Rebecca, regarding family news. Also included is a small book of Hannah Wood's, containing personal notes.
Dates: 1817-1902

Passmore family papers

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Identifier: SFHL-SC-093
Abstract This collection includes papers of the Passmore family. Of particular interest are letters to Mary Passmore from her siblings George S. Pennock, Margaret and Rachel, relating family and local news. Also included are various invitations and collected poems.
Dates: 1810-1866

Anna W. Stout correspondence received

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Identifier: SFHL-SC-272
Abstract The collection contains correspondence received by Anna W. Stout who attended the Preparative Department at Swarthmore College from 1884 to 1886 and then moved to Grand Meadow, Minn. Five letters are from Albert M. Johnson; four from Arabella Carter; and a single letter (1886) is from Alice Bowman Comly at Swarthmore which mentions improvements at the College made on the observatory and a new track and grandstand. The bulk of the letters (18) are from her cousin Frank W. Hibbs, a student at the...
Dates: 1864-1891 (-1886-1891)

James Thornton correspondence

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Identifier: SFHL-SC-132
Abstract This collection includes letters written to and by James Thornton, mostly regarding his work and the work of other Friends in travelling ministry, both in the United States and in England. Among the correspondents are John Pemberton, Samuel Allinson, Henry Drinker, Thomas Fisher, Rebecca Jones, and William Rathbone.
Dates: Majority of material found within 1669-1792- 1771-1792

Eugene Vickers Civil War correspondence

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Identifier: SFHL-SC-138
Overview This small collection of Civil War correspondence consists of letters of a Hicksite Quaker family of West Chester, Pennsylvania, received by Eugene Vickers while he was serving with Company C of the 97th Regiment of Pennsylvania Volunteers in the coastal South. Most of the letters are from his mother, Elizabeth (Painter) Vickers. A few are from his brothers, Jonathan and Joseph P. Vickers, who also served the Union cause, and his father, Joseph Vickers. The material is particularly interesting...
Dates: 1862-1864

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