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Samuel Jones papers

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Identifier: HC.MC-950-108
Scope and Content note This collection is comprised of two items of Samuel Jones' papers, and includes a copy of his will, as well as a copy of an emancipation document for a family of slaves owned by Jones.

Longshore-Williams family correspondence

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Identifier: SFHL-SC-076
Abstract This collection includes letters written to Mary W. Longshore from the family of her sister, Martha Williams, after the Williams moved from Pennsylvania to Warsaw, Ohio. Included are letters from her sister, brother-in-law, Isaac B. Williams, and nephews, Jonathon and Jeremiah. These letters relate family and local news, and news about the temperance and anti-slavery movements. A letter from Isaac B. Williams, dated 1861, relates his thoughts on the prospect of civil war. A letter from Dr....

Manumissions

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Identifier: HC.MC-950-122
Scope and Content This collection is comprised of original and typed transcripts of manumissions of slaves.

Mott Manuscripts

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Identifier: SFHL-MSS-035
Overview Lucretia Mott was a prominent Philadelphia Quaker minister and a leader in reform movements, especially antislavery, education, peace, and women's rights. She was born in 1793 in Nantucket, Mass., the daughter of Thomas and Anna Coffin, and educated at Nine Partners Boarding School in Dutchess Co., N.Y. In 1811, she married James Mott and they settled in Philadelphia, Pa. The Motts were active Hicksite Quakers, and Lucretia served as clerk of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting and traveled in the...

John Parrish diaries

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Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-053
Scope and Content note This collection is composed of the original, handwritten diaries of John Parrish, a member and minister of the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting. The diaries describe Parrish's travels to Quaker families, including those disowned by their Meeting, throughout Rhode Island, Maryland, New York, and Pennsylvania.

Included with the diaries are a photocopy of a silhouette of John Parrish, and an article about the diaries published in The Friend on March 30, 1957.

"Thoughts on Slavery"

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Identifier: HC.MC-975-07-071
Scope and Content note This collection is comprised of the single volume handwritten manuscript of John Parrish's essay, "Thoughts on Slavery," in which Parrish discusses the religious and moral reasons in favor of abolishing slavery in America, as well as a short history of slavery in America, and the responsibilities of the American government to those they are oppressing through slavery.

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...

Moses Pierce correspondence with George F. White

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Identifier: SFHL-SC-238
Abstract The collections contains correspondence between George F. White and Moses Pierce in which Pierce asks White to clarify his views on abolition, temperance, and peace. White does not agree with abolitionists who want an immediate end to slavery, and he thinks that Great Britain's Abolition of Slavery Act was a ill-conceived. He notes the wretched conditions of factories and mines in England and Scotland as other forms of slavery. Pierce, in copies or drafts of the letters he sent, argues that the...

Elizabeth Sellers Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-SC-115
Abstract This collection consists of documents relating to the withdrawal of Elizabeth Sellers from the Society of Friends and her subsequent disownment. Included is a letter from to Darby Monthly Meeting explaining her reasons for leaving the Society of Friends. In the letter she accuses Quakers of failing to take action on issues of temperance, pacifism, and abolition. Also included are genealogical notes on the Sellers family.

Enos and Hannah Sharpless family papers

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Identifier: SFHL-SC-117
Abstract This collection contains family papers and correspondence of Enos and Hannah Sharpless including two copy books of the latter. The letters primarily concern family matters. Two documents of note are a letter from Johnson Knight concerning the Quaker testimony on slavery and a pass issued for a slave bought by Enos Sharpless to be liberated.

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Names
Brown, Moses, 1738-1836 3
Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880 2
Parrish, John, 1729-1807 2
Whittier, John Greenleaf, 1807-1892 2
Woolman, John, 1720-1772 2
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Abington Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends 1
Allinson, Samuel, 1739-1791 1
Allinson, William J., 1810-1874 1
American Friends Service Committee 1
Anthony, Susan B. (Susan Brownell) 1
Bacon, George 1
Barney, Nathaniel 1
Bates, Benjamin, 1769-1812 1
Beliefs Into Actions (Program) 1
Benezet, Anthony 1
Burleigh, Charles C. (Charles Calistus), 1810-1878 1
Chester Monthly Meeting of Friends (Hicksite : 1827-1934) 1
Churchman, George, 1730-1814 1
Churchman, John, 1753-1805 1
Clarkson, Thomas 1
Coffin, Elijah, 1798-1862 1
Collyer, Robert, 1823-1912 1
Combe, George, 1788-1858 1
Darby Monthly Meeting of Friends (Hicksite : 1827-1955) 1
Davis, Anna 1
Davis, Bainbridge C., 1910-1993 1
Davis, Edward M., 1811-1887 1
Davis, Maria Mott 1
Day, Mahlon 1
Deming, Vinton 1
Densmore, Christopher 1
Dillwyn, William, 1743-1824 1
Dugdale, Joseph A., 1810-1896 1
Dugdale, Ruth 1
Earle, Mary Hussey 1
Earlham College 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
Fauset, Crystal Dreda Bird, 1893-1965 1
Forster, Josiah, 1782-1870 1
Fothergill, Samuel 1
Free Produce Association of Friends, of New-York Yearly Meeting 1
Friendly Acres (Secane, Pa.) 1
Friends Chester Project 1
Friends Freedmen's Association 1
Friends Mississippi Project 1
Frost, Gideon, 1798-1880 1
Frost, Mary W. (Mary Willets), 1803-1847 1
Furness, William Henry, 1802-1896 1
Fussell, Alice, 1871-1955 1
Fussell, Linnaeus, 1842-1907 1
Garret family 1
Garrett, Thomas Harrison 1
Garrison, William Lloyd, 1805-1879 1
Grant, Elihu, 1873-1942 1
Green Circle (Program) 1
Grellet, Stephen, 1773-1855 1
Grew, Mary, 1813-1896 1
Groth, Mary Coates 1
Hale, Sarah Josepha Buell, 1788-1879 1
Hallowell, Anna Davis, 1838-1913 1
Hallowell, Mary 1
Hambleton family 1
Hanaford, Phebe A. (Phebe Ann), 1829-1921 1
Harris, J. Rendel (James Rendel), 1852-1941 1
Hicks, Elias, 1748-1830 1
Hopper, Isaac T. (Isaac Tatem), 1771-1852 1
Howard, Mary Alice (FHL donor) 1
Hunt, John, 1711 or 1712-1778 1
Jackson, Isaac 1
Jackson, John, 1809-1855 1
Jackson, Rachel, 1807?-1883 1
Johnson, Oliver, 1821-1907 1
Joint Committee on Race Relations (Society of Friends : 1929-1955) 1
Jones, Esther B., approximately 1890-1967 1
Jones, Rebecca, 1739-1817 1
Jones, Samuel 1
Kenyatta, Muhammed, d. 1992 1
Kersey, Jesse, 1768-1845 1
Kimberton Boarding School 1
Kite, Thomas, 1785-1845 1
Knight, Johnson 1
Ladd, Benjamin 1
Lewis, Graceanna, 1821-1912 1
Lewis, Mariann, 1819-1866 1
Longshore family 1
Longshore, J.S. (Joseph Skelton), 1809-1879 1
Longshore, Mary W. ((Mary White)), 1792-1860 1
Lord, George 1
Lord, Martha Mott, 1828-1916 1
Lossing, Benson John, 1813-1891 1
Lundy, Benjamin, 1789-1839 1
March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, Washington, D.C., 1963 1
Marriott, Charles 1
Martineau, Harriet, 1802-1876 1
Masters family 1
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