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Samuel Parsons correspondence

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Identifier: SFHL-SC-229
Abstract The collection contains correspondence received by Samuel Parsons of New York Monthly Meeting. Correspondents include William and Hannah Jackson, ministers of New Garden Monthly Meeting, Pa.; London Friends writing to James Mott, Parsons, and Richard R. Lawrence in response to their report of Friends' activities with native Americans; Samuel Bettle of Philadelphia concerning the Separation, offering advice for New York Yearly Meeting; Daniel Comstock describing the program of study at the...
Dates: 1805-1831

William Poole letters to Benjamin Ferris

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Identifier: SFHL-SC-100
Abstract This collection includes photocopies and typed transcripts of letters from William Poole to his relation, Benjamin Ferris. The letters primarily concern the Letters of Paul and Amicus, by Primitive Friend, Elizabeth Gilbert, and Poole's views on the issues of Quaker doctrine, including the divinity of Christ and baptism. Poole also relates his opinions on Elias Hicks and the developing controversy in New York.
Dates: 1821-1825

Caleb Raper commonplace book

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Identifier: HC.MC-975-03-051
Scope and Content note This collection is comprised of the single volume commonplace book of Caleb Raper, and a single photocopy. It is religious in nature, and contains copied bible verses, religious poetry, prayers, and letters. According to the notes on the first and last pages of the volume, the original commonplace book, written in Caleb Rapper's hand, was written in 1711. This volume was copied in 1747 by Raper's nephew, Richard Smith.
Dates: 1711

Robert Barclay Manuscripts Collection

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-MSS-050
Overview Robert Barclay (1648-1690) was a Scottish Quaker and arguably the most influential theologian in the history of the Religious Society of Friends. This small collection consists of manuscript documents by or about Robert Barclay and his works, written during his lifetime.
Dates: 1678 - 1704

Elbert Russell Writings

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-133
Overview Elbert Russell (1871-1951) was a Quaker teacher, historian, and writer. His was a leading voice in bringing the insights of liberal, British Friends on the primacy of revelation and the importance of scholarship in the renewal of faith into American Quakerism. He was professor of Bible at Earlham College starting in 1895 and also served as chaplain. He resigned his position in 1915, later taught at Johns Hopkins, and then became Dean at Duke University. This collection contains primarily...
Dates: 1893-1951

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.
Dates: 1845-1851 & n.d

Taylor Family Papers

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Identifier: HC.MC-1233
Overview This collection traces several generations of the Quaker Taylor family, but centers on Francis R. Taylor (1884-1947) and George Washington Taylor (1803-1891). The former was an attorney and collector of information about his own and related families as well as local historical information. The latter who ran a free produce store in Philadelphia in the period before the American Civil War was connected through his interests in free labor to many correspondents.
Dates: 1737-1999

Trenton Friends Association Records

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Identifier: SFHL-RG4-064
Overview The Trenton Friends Association was formed in 1892 in Trenton, New Jersey, to promote “a thorough knowledge of the history and testimonies of the Society of Friends.” Meetings were held monthly, except in the summer, in the Trenton Friends meeting house. Papers were presented on a variety of topics. The collection contains minutes, constitution and bylaws, and manuscripts of papers read at meetings.
Dates: 1892-1908

Turner Family Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-152
Overview This collection centers around the family and descendants of Joseph Turner, Jr., (1790-1850) and his wife Rebecca (Sinclair) Turner (1787-1877), members of Baltimore Monthly Meeting-Western District. They raised eight children and had fifty-four grandchildren. As a young man, Joseph left the family plantation near Still Pond, Kent County, Maryland, and became a lumber merchant in Baltimore. He served as Clerk of the Lombard Street Meeting. Rebecca was a recorded minister and traveled widely....
Dates: 1776-1954

Daniel P. Whitley correspondence with New York Yearly Meeting Friends

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Identifier: SFHL-SC-242
Abstract The collections contains correspondence between Daniel P. Whitley with Friends in New York Meeting concerning issues of faith. Primary correspondent is Joseph A. Vlaskamp, General Secretary of the Yearly Meeting.
Dates: 1988-1991

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Hicks, Elias, 1748-1830 5
Comly, John, 1773-1850 3
New York Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Orthodox : 1828-1955) 3
Poole, William, 1764-1829 3
Dillwyn, George, 1738-1820 2
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Ferris, Benjamin, 1780-1867 2
Grubb, Edward, 1854-1939 2
Gurney, Joseph John, 1788-1847 2
Jackson, Halliday, 1771-1835 2
Jackson, John, 1809-1855 2
Janney, O. Edward (Oliver Edward), 1856-1930 2
Jones, Rufus M. (Rufus Matthew), 1863-1948 2
Justice, George M. (George Middleton), 1792-1862 2
New York Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends 2
Pendle Hill (School: Wallingford, Pa.) 2
Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of Friends (Hicksite : 1827-1955) 2
Swarthmore College 2
Allen, William Charles, 1857-1938 1
American Friends Service Committee 1
Baily, H. Lavinia (Hannah Lavinia), 1837-1921 1
Baltimore Yearly Meeting of Friends (Hicksite: 1828-1968) 1
Baltimore Yearly Meeting of Friends (Hicksite: 1828-1968). Joint Committee on Indian Affairs (1869-1892) 1
Barbour, Hugh 1
Barclay, Robert, 1672-1747 1
Barclay, Robert, 1751-1830 1
Bennet, Thomas, 1673-1728 1
Benson, Lewis 1
Bettle, Samuel, 1774-1861 1
Bispham, Margaret, -1783 1
Bloomington Monthly Meeting (Society of Friends : Bloomington, Ind.) 1
Bronner, Anne Taylor 1
Brosius, Samuel M., 1851-1938 1
Burr, George H. (George Harris), born 1791 1
Cadwallader, Priscilla, 1786-1859 1
Chester Monthly Meeting of Friends (Hicksite : 1827-1934) 1
Coffin, J. Herschel (Joseph Herschel), b.1880 1
Coffin, Narcissa B. (Narcissa Battey), 1818-1892 1
Collins, Micajah, 1764-1827 1
Comly family 1
Comly, John, 1831-1916 1
Crosswicks Preparative Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends 1
Darby Monthly Meeting of Friends (Hicksite : 1827-1955) 1
Dean Freiday (b. 1915-) 1
Edmunds, Albert J. (Albert Joseph) 1
Elkinton, Joseph, 1859-1920 1
Evans, Thomas, 1798-1868 1
Fisher, Miers, 1748-1819 1
Fisher, Samuel Rowland, 1745-1834 1
Forbush, Bliss, 1896-1990 1
Fox, George 1
Frazer, Solomon, 1816- 1
Friends General Conference 1
Friends General Conference (U.S.) Advancement Committee 1
Friends University (Wichita, Kan.) 1
Friends' Indian Aid Association 1
Fry, Elizabeth Gurney, 1780-1845 1
Garrigues, Edward, 1756-1845 1
Gibbons, J. S. (James Sloan), 1810-1892 1
Gibbons, William, 1781-1845 1
Gilbert, E. W. (Eliphalet Wheeler), 1793-1853 1
Gordon, Charles, approximately 1615- 1
Hadley, David, 1842- 1
Hallock family 1
Hallock, Nicholas, 1785-1853 1
Hanson, John F. (John Frederick), 1841-1917 1
Harris, J. Rendel (James Rendel), 1852-1941 1
Haverford College 1
Haviland, Henry M. (Henry Morris), 1840?-1943 1
Hicks family 1
Hicks, Edward, 1780-1849 1
Hicks, Isaac, 1767-1820 1
Hoag family 1
Hoag, Huldah, 1762-1850 1
Hoag, Joseph, 1762-1846 1
Hobbs, L.L. (Lewis Lyndon), 1849-1932 1
Hopper, Isaac T. (Isaac Tatem), 1771-1852 1
Jackson, Rachel, 1807?-1883 1
Jacob, Edward H. 1
Jacob, Emma Taylor 1
Janney, Anne W. (Anne Webb), 1861-1933 1
Jesus Christ 1
Jones, T. Canby (Thomas Canby), 1921-2014 1
Kelly, Robert Lincoln, 1865-1954 1
Kenworthy, Murray S., 1874-1951 1
Kersey, Jesse, 1768-1845 1
Lippincott, William, 1755- 1
Malone, J. Walter 1
Marlborough Monthly Meeting (Society of Friends : Hicksite: 1828-1847 : Milton, N.Y.) 1
Marriott, Charles 1
McClintock, Thomas, 1792?-1876 1
McGrew, Edwin, 1868- 1
Miles, Walter R. ((Walter Richard)), b. 1885 1
Miller, Larry 1
Miller, Richmond P. (Richmond Pearson), 1902-1972 1
Moore, Joseph, 1832-1905 1
Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880 1
Murphy family 1
Murphy, Carol R. 1
Murphy, Charles R., 1884-1936 1
Murphy, Mildred K., 1889-1974 1
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