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Friends' Home for Children

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG4-086
Overview Friends' Home for Children (“Friendly Acres”) was established in 1881 in Philadelphia by Hicksite Quakers. The Home was a residential facility for orphans and other children in need, modeled on a homelike environment rather than the large institutional more typical of the era. The Home was administered by a Board of Managers which originally was composed entirely of members of the Society of Friends. Eventually it became a summer camp, “Camp Sommerdale,” a summer facility for the children....
Dates: 1881-1988

Friends Housing, Inc., Records

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG4-030
Overview This collection contains the records, 1966-1975, of Friends Housing, Inc., a non-profit Quaker organization founded in 1966 to aid in the rehabilitation of low income housing in the Mantua section of Philadelphia, Pa. The records include minutes and reports, correspondence, and related papers.
Dates: 1966-1975

Friends Indian Aid Association of Philadelphia

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG4-031
Overview Friends' Indian Aid Association of Philadelphia was an organization of Hicksite Quakers in Philadelphia founded in 1869 to solicit donations of money and goods to distribute to the Indian tribes in Nebraska assigned to the care of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting (Hicksite) during the period of Grant's peace policy. The collection includes reports and minutes, financial reports, correspondence, and lists of goods.
Dates: 1869-1875

Friends Institute scrapbook

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Identifier: HC.MC-975-04-007
Scope and Content note This collection is comprised of the single volume scrapbook of the Friends Institute. The volume includes materials related to the Friends Institute for Young Men, particularly for the lectures and events of the organization. Lectures focus on a variety of topics, including: Business Ethics, Party Politics, Early Friends and Their services in America, the Idolatry of Culture, and Siberian Convicts. Also included are the Annual Reports of the Board of Managers.
Dates: 1881-1909

Friends Instruction Association records

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Identifier: SFHL-RG4-028
Overview Contains the records of the Friends Instruction Association including minutes and financial records, receipts from stores, and published bylaws. Friends Instruction Association was organized in 1873 by Philadelphia Quaker women as A Mothers Meeting. Originally part of the Penn Sewing School, the group incorporated in 1876 as Friends Instruction Association. Philadelphia Monthly Meeting provided a meeting space in the Race Street meeting house. Its purpose was to...
Dates: 1843-1894

Friends Neighborhood Guild

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Identifier: SFHL-RG4-035
Overview Friends Neighborhood Guild is a social welfare agency established by Hicksite Quakers in 1879 to serve the Poplar section of North Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It began as a volunteer organization for immigrant children and evolved into a settlement house and community center. This collection primarily contains early records of Friends Neighborhood Guild, and also the records of two related Quaker societies, the Friendly Settlement Association and the Spring Street Mission.
Dates: 1880-1962

Friends Sesqui-Centennial Commission

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Identifier: SFHL-RG4-037
Overview The Friends Sesqui-Centennial Commission was an organization involved with coordinating Quaker activities relating to the sesquicentennial celebration of the American Revolution in 1926 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The collection contains a minute book containing committee and treasurer's reports, registration books, printed material and other records.
Dates: 1925-1926

Friends Social Union (Philadelphia, Pa.)

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Identifier: SFHL-RG4-039
Overview Friends Social Union was founded in 1924 in Philadelphia, Pa., as a social club for Quaker men. In 1976 the by-laws were amended to include women as members. The records include by-laws, minutes, and miscellaneous, 1924-1978.
Dates: 1924-1978; 1924-1978

George Family Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-170
Overview John M. George (1802-1887) was the son of Joseph and Alice Malin George. He was a birthright Quaker and member of Radnor Monthly Meeting. The George family came to Pennsylvania from Wales in 1708 and settled in Blockley Township, Pennsylvania. The George family papers include correspondence (1705-1864), other personal papers (1681-1887), business and financial accounts (1734-1887), and estate papers (1714-1883). Of particular note are the estate accounts of many family members and other...
Dates: 1705-1959 [bulk 1705-1887]

John S. Haines financial records

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Identifier: HC.MC-975-08-041
Scope and Content note This collection is comprised of two volumes of the personal account books of John S. Haines. The volumes record Haines' expenses, payments to various individuals and businesses, and his account balances at the end of each year.
Dates: 1864-1886

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Balderston, Lloyd, 1863-1933 1
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Baldwin, James, 1841-1925 1
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Bettle, Samuel 1
Biddle, Clement M. (Clement Miller), 1876-1959 1
Biddle, John W., 1835-1916 1
Biddle, Robert 1
Biddle, William C. 1
Boardman, Elizabeth Jelinek, 1917- 1
Boyd, Lizette, 1838-1867 1
Braxton, John Worth 1
Brinton, William, 1759-1842 1
Brockway, Fenner, 1888-1988 1
Bronner, Edward 1
Broomell, Anna Pettit 1
Brown, Elizabeth Potts 1
Brown, H. Runham (Herbert Runham), 1879-1949 1
Bunting, Elizabeth 1
Bush, Annie Hallowell, 1849-1930 1
Butterworth, Harrison 1
Byberry Hall Association (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
Byberry Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends 1
Byrns, Elinor 1
Cadbury, Caroline, 1801-1868 1
Cadbury, Catharine Balderston 1
Cadbury, Elizabeth Head, 1768-1851 1
Cadbury, Henry J. (Henry Joel), 1883-1974 1
Cadbury, Joel, 1799-1870 1
Cadbury, Richard Tapper, 1853-1929 1
Capper, Mary, 1795- 1
Carpenters' Company of the City and County of Philadelphia 1
Carter, Arabella, 1867- 1
Carter, Joseph C. 1
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Cary, Mary Goodhue 1
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Central Soup Society 1
Champney, Benjamin, 1817-1907. 1
Champney, Horace 1
Chase, William Merritt, 1848-1916 1
Cherry, Charles L. 1
Churchman, George, 1730-1814 1
Civilian Public Service 1
Coffin, Jerry D. 1
Comfort family 1
Comfort, William Wistar 1
Comly, John, 1773-1850 1
Conference for the Reduction and Limitation of Armaments (1932-1934) (Geneva, Switzerland) 1
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Cope, Annette 1
Cope, Caroline E. (Caroline Elizabeth) 1
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