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Hunn-Karsner Family Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-322
Overview The collection contains correspondence, writings, and other papers of the family of Ezekiel Hunn and Lydia Jones Sharpless Hunn, Philadelphia and Delaware Quakers. The papers were compiled by their granddaughter Katherine Hunn Karsner (1899-1993). She was a Philadelphia Quaker minister and married Joseph Reed Karsner in 1930 under the care of Philadelphia Monthly Meeting (Hicksite). The bulk of the collection is composed of correspondence from their daughter, Mary Ann Karsner Kegler...
Dates: 1809 - 1985; Majority of material found within 1947 - 1974

“A Short Account of a visit made by Isaac Jackson to Friends on the Western Shore of Maryland: 1776”

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Identifier: HC.MC-975-11-017
Scope and Content note This collection is comprised of the single volume manuscript which describes Jackson’s interviews with Quaker slaveholders in Maryland. The volume is organized by the names of individuals that Jackson interviewed, their reasons for owning slaves, and whether or not they were determined to maintain ownership, or could be persuaded to set them free.
Dates: 1776

Samuel M. Janney Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-183
Overview Samuel McPherson Janney was a Virginia Quaker minister, author, educator, and reformer. In 1839 he opened a boarding school for girls in Loudoun County. He traveled widely in the ministry, meeting with other denominations as well as being immersed in the contemporary issues facing the Society of Friends. Among his activities were establishing schools for African Americans and women, creating public schools in Virginia, and the abolition of slavery. In 1869 he was appointed Superintendent of...
Dates: 1815-1880

John Greenleaf Whittier Manuscript Collection

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-MSS-063
Overview John Greenleaf Whittier was a New England Quaker poet, journalist, and abolitionist. His poetry, inspired by his religious and moral beliefs, was well regarded during his lifetime, and he was respected by both Orthodox and Hicksite Quakers. The collection contains Whittier correspondence, manuscript poetry, books, photographs and miscellaneous material.
Dates: 1708-1896

Samuel Jones papers

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Identifier: HC.MC-950-108
Overview This collection is comprised of two items of Samuel Jones's papers, and includes a copy of his will, as well as a copy of an emancipation document for a family enslaved by Jones.
Dates: 1820, 1833

Manumissions

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Identifier: HC.MC-950-122
Overview This collection is comprised of original and typed transcripts of manumissions of enslaved people.
Dates: 1771-1780

William Parker scrapbook

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Identifier: HC.MC-975-04-012
Overview The scrapbook is comprised of clippings of an article on the Christiana Riot, published in 1910 by the Atlantic Monthly, but originally published in 1866. The article, "The Freedman's Story," was written by William Parker, a formerly enslaved person who escaped slavery and became an abolitionist and activist in Pennsylvania. He was a key actor in the Christiana Riot, and the article describes his memory of the event. It is not known who compiled the scrapbook.
Dates: 1910

Pennsylvania Hall Association Records

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Identifier: SFHL-RG4-074
Overview The Pennsylvania Hall Association was a stockholders association formed in 1837 to erect a building in Philadelphia dedicated “to Liberty and the Rights of Man.” Many of the primary movers behind the Association were Quakers involved in the anti-slavery movement. The building was opened on May 14, 1838, and, as a symbol of the abolitionist movement, was destroyed by an angry mob on May 17, 1838. This collection contains minutes of the Board of Managers of the Association, 1838-1847, financial...
Dates: 1837-1899 (bulk 1837-1849)

The New York Association of Friends for the Relief of Those Held in Slavery and the Improvement of the Free People of Color

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Identifier: SFHL-RG4-051
Overview The New York Association of Friends for the Relief of Those Held in Slavery and the Improvement of Free People of Color was a Quaker society in New York City, organized in 1839. Its purpose was to support the abolition of slavery and educational charities for blacks. This small collection contains a minute book (6/1839-5/1843) and loose minutes (1844).
Dates: 1839-1844

Mira Sharpless Townsend Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-320
Overview The collection contains papers of Mira Sharpless Townsend, a major Quaker social activist and reformer in Philadelphia. Mira Sharpless Townsend (1798-1859) was born in Philadelphia, attended Friends Select School, and in 1828 married Samuel Townsend (1800-1887). He was a member of Philadelphia Monthly Meeting by whom she had six children, only two surviving to adulthood: Emily Sharpless Townsend who married Powell Stackhouse and Clara Gordon Townsend, married William Penn Troth. During the...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1815 - 1858; 1806 - 1910

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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
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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
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
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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, 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
Phillips, Wendell, 1811-1884 1
Poole, William, 1764-1829 1
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