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Abington monthly meeting manumissions

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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...

Samuel Allinson commonplace book

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Identifier: HC.MC-975-03-003
Scope and Content note This collection is composed of the single volume commonplace book of Samuel Allinson. It includes reflections on a variety of topics, including: Jealousy, Constancy and Fortitude, Human Trouble or Infelicity, Deceit, Novels, and Romances, Riches and Poverty, Parents and Children, Women, and Marriage. He also includes remarks on slavery (p. 71), and extracts of poetry.

American Friends letters

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Identifier: HC.MC-851
Scope and Contents The letters and documents in this collection, including by many prominent Friends, shed light on several aspects of Quaker history and thought from religious to economic and cultural developments. Topics discussed include news of family and Friends, slavery and freedmen, Native Americans, Society of Friends affairs and controversies (e.g. Elias Hicks American Friends' Letters and the Separation of 1827-1828, the Wilbur-Gurney controversy, the Richmond Declaration of Faith), as well as women's...

George Bacon diaries

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Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-005
Scope and Content note This collection is composed of seventeen, handwritten volumes of George Bacon's diaries from 1813-1829. All of Bacon's diaries were written in "the Gentleman's Annual Pocket Remembrancer," which, in addition to Bacon's daily entries, includes an almanac, lists of members of the U.S. government, and a list of the Army and Navy for each year. In addition to the seventeen original volumes of diaries, the collection includes a folder of partial transcripts of Bacon's diaries, some typed, some...

Anthony Benezet letters

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Identifier: HC.MC-852
Abstract A collection of letters of Anthony Benezet (1713-1784), a prominent Friend, philanthropist and teacher. These letters, which are addressed to various persons, reflect cultural and religious aspects, the efforts of Friends to abolish slavery, interest in education, opposition to intolerance and war, missionary work, and observations on the Indians. Mention is made in the letters of Conrad Weiser, George Whitfield, Samuel Wetherill, and others; and there are frequent references to publications in...

"The History of the Rise, Progress, and Accomplishment of the Abolition of the African Slave Trade"

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Identifier: HC.MC-975-07-021
Scope and Content note This collection is comprised of the two volume, handwritten manuscript of Thomas Clarkson's "The History of the Rise, Progress, and Accomplishment of the Abolition of the African Slave Trade." In it, Clarkson describes the Quaker influence in the abolitionist movement in Britain and the parliamentary debates leading to the Slave Trade Act of 1807. The manuscript describes both the arguments in support and in opposition to abolition, and the actions of the members of the abolition movement....

William Dillwyn diary

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Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-017
Scope and Content note This collection is composed of the single volume, handwritten diary of William Dillwyn, as well as a photo copy and typed transcript. Entries describe Dillwyn's travels from his home in Burlington, N.J. to Charleston, South Carolina, including lists of things to pack, the voyage, and the weather. Later entries describe Dillwyn's time in South Carolina; visits with Friends, business, and Quaker meetings.The collection also includes a copy of a New York Sun newspaper article, dated...

Free Produce Association of Friends of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting

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Identifier: HC.MC-975-09-011
Scope and Contents This collection contains the minutes from 1845 - 1852, from the Free Produce Association of the Friends of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting. George W. Taylor was the secretary of the organization, at least for the duration of this minute book. The minutes contain finance reports, nominations for officiers, and reports from various committees, including reports from a committee delegated to be in correspondence with Quakers in England doing similar work.

Friends Freedmen's Association records

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Identifier: HC.MC-950-075
Scope and Content note This collection is comprised of the single volume account book and single volume account book of the Friends Freedman's Association.

Garrett, McCollin, and Vail family papers

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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...