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Abington monthly meeting manumissions

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-11-001
Scope and Content note This volume records the manumissions of slaves for various members of Abington Monthly meeting. The Manumissions include a statement describing who the slave holder is freeing, and why, and includes the signatures of the slave holders and their witnesses. Individuals whose manumission of slaves is recorded in the volume include: Thomas Walton, David Parry, Thomas Fletcher, Susannah and Thomas Walmsley, Sarah Bolton, Margaret Bolton, Rachel Bolton, and Isaac Bolton, Silar Walmsey, Thomas...
Dates: 1775

John Alston Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG5-002
Overview John Alston (1794-1874) was a Quaker farmer who lived in Middletown, Delaware. This collection contains his journals (1837 (?)-1847 and n.d.), account books and business papers (1821-1874), and essays by Nathan Lord on slavery and salvation (1797).
Dates: 1797-1874

Ichabod Codding Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-028
Overview Ichabod Codding, a Congregational minister, was active in the anti-slavery movement. He was born in New York, and attended Middlebury College. He moved to the Midwest in 1842, and was involved in politics in Illinois. The collection contains biographical materials, manuscript sermons, speeches, and notes, correspondence received (1830-1866), publications, and reference materials of Ichabod Codding. Includes information on abolition, John Brown, Owen Lovejoy, Abraham Lincoln, and Republican...
Dates: 1830-1966

Thomas P. Cope Family papers

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Identifier: HC.MC-1013
Overview Letters, legal, business and financial papers, accounts, minutes, diary, portraits and other papers chiefly related to the Cope family of Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Topics include business and civic interests in Philadelphia, Philadelphia Yearly Meeting committe aiding German Separatists led by Joseph M. Bimeler (Baumler), Separation of 1827-1828, slavery and immigration of free blacks to Haiti, War of 1812, etc. Letters (1854-1857) of Thomas Garrett (1789-1871) discuss his work assisting...
Dates: 1795-1891

Joseph A. and Ruth Dugdale Correspondence

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Identifier: SFHL-SC-032
Abstract Correspondence of Dugdale and his wife, Ruth Dugdale, both of whom were active in reform efforts such as the abolition of slavery and women's rights. Correspondents include Susan B. Anthony, Frederick Douglass, Thomas Garrett, William Lloyd Garrison, James Mott, Lucretia Mott, and Wendell Phillips.
Dates: 1841-1873

Emlen Family Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-038
Overview Contains papers relating to the Emlen family, residents of Middletown and West Chester, Pennsylvania. Chiefly correspondence (1817-1849) of Sarah Foulke Farquhar Emlen (1787-1849), Quaker minister, relating to her travels to visit Friends' meetings in England, Ireland, New England, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and Virginia. Also correspondence of Quaker ministers 1740-1790, copybooks, and memorabilia. Includes material relating to Westtown School, a Quaker boarding school...
Dates: 1740 - 1886; Majority of material found within 1817 - 1849

Joshua Evans Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-190
Overview Joshua Evans, a Quaker minister and abolitionist, was born in 1731 in West Jersey. About the year 1754, he experienced a religious conversion and thereafter devoted his life to sharing his rigorous interpretation of the gospel through an ascetic and pious life style and simple ministry. Barely educated, he was nevertheless acknowledged as a minister by Haddonfield Monthly Meeting in 1759. Evans was a vegetarian and a fervent proponent of the peace testimony, Quaker plainness, and ending...
Dates: ca. 1788- ca. 1804

Ferris Family Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-040
Overview The collection contains correspondence, journals and other writings, business and legal papers, and miscellaneous items of the Ferris family of Wilmington, Delaware, a prominent Quaker family. Of particular note are the correspondence and writings of Benjamin Ferris concerning the Separation in the Society of Friends, as well as the journals and diaries of Anna M. Ferris, David Ferris, Matilda Ferris, Benjamin Ferris, and Henry Ferris. Correspondents include William Lloyd Garrison, William...
Dates: 1737-1940

Elizabeth Pearsall Frazier Family Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-120
Overview This small collection of Quaker family papers appears to have been collected and preserved by Elizabeth Pearsall Frazier (1869-1957) and her daughter, Elizabeth P. Frazier (b. 1902). They include family genealogy, some correspondence, manuscript writings, financial papers, two wills, and reference material. The Pearsall side and its allied families, especially Parrish, were Quakers of long standing. Prior to 1800 the Pearsalls were a New York family, but after that they intermarried with...
Dates: 1769-1914 (bulk 1807-1848)

Garrett, McCollin, and Vail family papers

 Series
Identifier: HC.MC-950-081
Scope and Content This collection contains the correspondence of the Garrett, McCollin and Vail families.Writers include Ann Garrett, Edward Garrett, Margaret Malin Garrett, Thomas Garrett, Anna Garrett McCollin, James Garrett McCollin, John McCollin, Anna Garrett Vail and Benjamin Vail. One letter to Margaret Malin Garrett from William Biddle includes an (undated) account of a Quarterly Meeting in which he offers quick reviews of those who spoke, including Mary Ann Loyd, whose "ministry is far from edifying to...
Dates: 1820-1920

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Names
Dugdale, Joseph A., 1810-1896 2
Ferris, Benjamin, 1780-1867 2
Garrett, Thomas, 1789-1871 2
Garrison, William Lloyd, 1805-1879 2
Hopper, Isaac T. (Isaac Tatem), 1771-1852 2
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Jackson, Halliday, 1771-1835 2
Jackson, John, 1809-1855 2
Abington Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends 1
Alston, John, 1794-1874 1
American Convention for Promoting the Abolition of Slavery and Improving the Condition of the African Race 1
Anthony, Susan B. (Susan Brownell) 1
Baltimore Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends 1
Bennett, William, 1804-1873 1
Biddle, Mary, 1780-1849 1
Bringhurst, Joseph, 1767-1834 1
Brown, Gould 1
Brown, John, 1800-1859 1
Brown, Moses, 1738-1836 1
Bryant, William Cullen, 1794-1878 1
Carmalt, Caleb 1
Chase, Salmon P. (Salmon Portland), 1808-1873 1
Child, Lydia Maria Francis, 1802-1880 1
Churchman, John, 1753-1805 1
Codding, Ichabod, 1810-1866 1
Comly, John, 1773-1850 1
Cope, Alfred 1
Cope, Thomas P. (Thomas Pim) 1
Dillwyn family 1
Dorsey, William, 1811-1874 1
Douglass, Frederick, 1818-1895 1
Dudley, Elizabeth Comfort Lawrence (FHL donor) 1
Elizabeth Pearsall Frazier (1869-1957) 1
Emerson, Ralph Waldo, 1803-1882 1
Emlen family 1
Emlen, James, 1760-1798 1
Emlen, James, 1792-1866 1
Emlen, Samuel 1
Emlen, Samuel, 1829-1920 1
Emlen, Sarah Foulke Farquhar (Sarah Foulke Farquhar Emlen), 1787-1849 1
Ferris family 1
Ferris, Anna M., 1815-1890 1
Ferris, David, 1821-1908 1
Ferris, Fanny, 1778-1833 1
Ferris, Henry 1
Ferris, John, 1775-1802 1
Ferris, Matilda, 1853-1937 1
Ferris, Ziba, 1743-1794 1
Forster, Josiah, 1782-1870 1
Fothergill, Samuel 1
Foulke, William Dudley, 1848-1935 1
Frazier family 1
Friends Boarding School Association 1
Garret family 1
Garrett, Thomas Harrison 1
Gibbons, Mary, 1795-1876 1
Gillette, Francis, 1807-1879 1
Griscom, Samuel S., 1802-1878 1
Hallowell, Benjamin, 1799-1877 1
Hicks, Elias, 1748-1830 1
Hopkins, Elizabeth 1
Howe, Julia Ward, 1819-1910 1
Hunn family 1
Hunn, Ezekiel, 1810-1902 1
Hunn, John, 1818-1894 1
Hunt, Uriah, 1796?-1967 1
Indiana Yearly Meeting of Friends (Orthodox: 1828- ) 1
Jackson, Isaac 1
Janney family 1
Janney, Elizabeth, 1802-1893 1
Janney, Joseph, 1800-1866 1
Janney, Samuel M. (Samuel Mcpherson), 1801-1880 1
Jewett, Tacy M. 1
Johnson, Jane 1
Jones, Horatio Gates, 1822-1893 1
Jones, Samuel 1
Joshua Evans (1731-1798) 1
Karsner family 1
Karsner, Katherine Hunn (FHL donor (estate of)) 1
Karsner, Katherine Hunn, 1899-1993 1
Kegler, Mary Ann Hunn Karsner, 1932-1983 1
Kite, Thomas, 1785-1845 1
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 1
Lord, Nathan 1
Lovejoy, Owen, 1811-1864 1
Macy, William H., 1805-1887 1
McClintock, Thomas, 1792?-1876 1
Mott, James, 1788-1868 1
Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880 1
Mott, Thomas 1
Neall, Daniel, 1784-1846 1
Parker, WIlliam 1
Parrish family 1
Parrish, Dillwyn, 1809-1886 1
Parrish, Edward, 1822-1872 1
Pearsall family 1
Pennsylvania Anti-Slavery Society, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1
Pennsylvania Hall (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
Pennsylvania Hall Association (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
Philadelphia (Pa.). City Council 1
Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends Library 1
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