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Joshua L. and Theodate L. Baily diaries

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Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-006
Overview The diaries span the majority of Baily's adult life. As a young man, Baily was very involved in the Philadelphia community, and many of his early entries are related to the Philadelphia Historical Society, the Eromathean society, the Pennsylvania Prison Society, which advocated for the health and safety of prisoner and prison reform, The Philadelphia Society for Employment and Instruction of the Poor, and the Moyamensing House of Industry. In later entries, Baily is largely concerned with...
Dates: 1845-1916

Elizabeth Newlin Baker Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-248
Overview Elizabeth Newlin Baker was a Pennsylvania Quaker peace activist and graduate of Swarthmore College, Class of 1902. This small collection contains drafts of letters she wrote, miscellaneous correspondence received, and papers concerning the Pennsylvania Job Mobilization Program of the late 1930s.
Dates: 1932-1969

Balderston Family Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-299
Overview The collection contains correspondence of the family of C. Canby Balderston, a prominent Quaker and businessman. He served with the Friends Relief Service and the Relief Commission for Belgium during WWI and both of his sons, Frederick Emery Balderston and Robert W. Balderston, were COs in WWII, working as ambulance drivers. Frederick E. Balderston (1923-2007) married Judith Braude (1926-1993) in 1949. A significant part of the collection consists of her childhood and college correspondence...
Dates: 1853-1949

Esther A. and Lloyd Balderston papers

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Identifier: HC.MC-1185
Overview Materials documenting the life of Esther Balderston Jones during her time as a missionary in Japan (1914-1924) and from her father, Lloyd Balderston, about family history and geneology.
Dates: 1885-1961

"Philadelphia's Arch Street Meeting House: A Biography"

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Identifier: HC.MC-975-07-010
Overview The manuscript of Gergory Barnes's "Philadelphia's Arch Street Meeting House: A Biography" provides a history of Philadelphia's Arch Street Meeting House from the purchase of the land by William Penn in 1683, to the present, including important Quaker individuals, the influence of Philadelphia's history on the Meeting House, the Orthodox-Hicksite separation, and the Wilburite-Gurneyites.
Dates: 2011

Bartram Family Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-008
Overview This collection includes correspondence, autograph albums, photographs, and other memorabilia of the Bartram and related families of Chester County, Pennsylvania.
Dates: 1843-1874

Isaac Battin Family Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-010
Overview The collection contains the papers of the Battin family, Quakers from Albany, New York, Omaha, Nebraska, and Swarthmore, Pennsylvania Includes Letter books (8 v.) of Isaac Battin (ca. 1835-1912), containing chiefly family and personal letters, but also business correspondence relating to his employment by a gas company in Omaha; together with correspondence of other family members.
Dates: 1865-1912

William Baxter family photographs

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Identifier: SFHL-PA-144
Overview William Baxter (1824-1886) was a Philadelphia Quaker wool merchant who later settled in Richmond, Wayne County, Indiana. He was active in social reform, particularly in the temperance movement. This collection contains Baxter family pictures, in the form of albums and loose photographs.
Dates: 1840 - 1942

Helen Wood Bell papers

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Identifier: SFHL-SC-104
Abstract This collection includes a journal of Helen Wood Bell of her stay in New York State, and a series of letters written in the last years of her life, describing the progression of her illness. Also included are pictures of the Randolph and other related families.
Dates: 1847-1941

Benezet House Association Records

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Identifier: SFHL-RG4-010
Overview The Benezet House Association, Philadelphia, Pa., was formed in 1917 to assist and educate the City's poor African American and immigrant residents. It was created by the merger of the Joseph Sturge Mission School, a First Day school for African Americans founded in 1865; Anthony Benezet School, founded in 1795 as the School for Black People and their Descendants (also known as the Raspberry Street School); and Western District Colored School, founded 1848 under the care of Twelfth Street...
Dates: 1846-1945

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deeds 6
letters (correspondence) 6
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Conscientious objectors -- United States -- History -- Sources 4
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Swarthmore College 43
Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends Library 16
American Friends Service Committee 14
Westtown Boarding School 11
Haverford College 7
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Pemberton, James, 1723-1809 7
Pendle Hill (School: Wallingford, Pa.) 7
Penn, William, 1644-1718 7
George School (Bucks County, Pa.) 6
Kersey, Jesse, 1768-1845 6
Lloyd family 6
Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880 6
Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of Friends (Hicksite : 1827-1955) 6
Cadbury, Henry J. (Henry Joel), 1883-1974 5
Drinker, Henry, 1734-1809 5
Foulke family 5
Hicks, Edward, 1780-1849 5
Hicks, Elias, 1748-1830 5
Hunn family 5
Jones, Rufus M. (Rufus Matthew), 1863-1948 5
Smith family 5
Brown, Moses, 1738-1836 4
Comly, John, 1773-1850 4
Cope family 4
Elkinton family 4
Evans family 4
Evans, Edward W. (Edward Wyatt), 1882-1976 4
Friendly Association for Regaining and Preserving Peace with the Indians by Pacific Measures 4
Hull, Hannah Clothier, 1872-1958 4
Jackson, John, 1809-1855 4
Jenkins family (Jenkins, Jabez, 1792-1858) 4
Palmer family 4
Pemberton, John, 1727-1795 4
Scattergood, Joseph 4
Sharpless family 4
Smedley family 4
Taylor family 4
Truman, George 4
Wharton, Joseph, 1826-1909 4
Williams family 4
Allen family 3
Bunting family 3
Cooper family 3
Darlington family 3
Dillwyn, George, 1738-1820 3
Fellowship of Reconciliation (U.S.) 3
Fisher family 3
Fisher, Thomas, 1741-1810 3
Five Years Meeting (Society of Friends: U.S.) 3
Gwynedd Boarding School (Gwynedd, Pa.) 3
Hallowell, Benjamin, 1799-1877 3
Hayes, John Russell, 1866-1945 3
Hull, William I. (William Isaac), 1868-1939 3
Jackson, Halliday, 1771-1835 3
Kite, Mary, 1793?-1861 3
Lewis, Graceanna, 1821-1912 3
Mather family 3
Miller family 3
Monthly Meeting of Friends of Philadelphia (Hicksite) 3
Ohio Yearly Meeting of Friends (Conservative : 1854- ) 3
Parrish, Dillwyn, 1809-1886 3
Parrish, Edward, 1822-1872 3
Parrish, John, 1729-1807 3
Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of Friends (Orthodox : 1827-1955) 3
Preston, Ann, 1813-1872 3
Price family 3
Reynolds, Earle L. 3
Richardson family 3
Savery, William, 1750-1804 3
Schofield, Martha 3
Scott, Job, 1751-1793 3
Sellers family 3
Sharples, Edith, 1743-1787 3
Sharples, Joshua, 1747-1826 3
Thomas family 3
Walker family 3
Walton family 3
Warner family 3
Wharton family 3
Whitson, Benjamin F., 1867-1957 3
Willoughby, George, pacifist 3
A Quaker Action Group 2
Abington Monthly Meeting of Friends (Hicksite : 1827-1955) 2
Abington Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends 2
Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 2
Allinson, Brent D. (Brent Dow) 2
American Anti-slavery Society 2
Association for the Care of Coloured Orphans (Cheyney, Pa.) 2
Atkinson family 2
Aydelotte, Frank, 1880-1956 2
Bacon family 2
Baily, Joshua L. (Joshua Longstreth), 1826-1916 2
Balch, Emily Greene, 1867-1961 2
Baldwin, Roger N. (Roger Nash), 1884-1981 2
Bartram family 2
Bassett family 2
Biddle, Clement M. (Clement Miller), 1876-1959 2
Biddle, William Canby, 1864-1942 2
Birdsall, William W. (William Wilfred), 1854-1909 2
Bond, Elizabeth Powell, 1841-1926 2
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