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Overview The diaries span the majority of Baily's adult life. As a young man, Baily was very involved in the Philadelphia community, and many of his early entries are related to the Philadelphia Historical Society, the Eromathean society, the Pennsylvania Prison Society, which advocated for the health and safety of prisoner and prison reform, The Philadelphia Society for Employment and Instruction of the Poor, and the Moyamensing House of Industry. In later entries, Baily is largely concerned with...
Abstract The papers of Joshua Longstreth Baily (1826-1916), a Philadelphia Quaker merchant, include his correspondence, speeches, notebooks and articles on topics relating to peace, penal reform, Philadelphia Yearly Meeting and contributions to African American causes.
Dates: 1818 - 1917
- Prison reformers 1
- Prisons -- Missions and charities -- United States 1
- Prisons -- United States 1
- Quakers -- Diaries 1
- Quakers -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia 1
- Baily, Theodate Lang 1
- Kansas Freedmen's Relief Association 1
- Lloyd family 1
- Philadelphia Society for the Employment and Instruction of the Poor 1
- Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends Library 1
- Wistar, Thomas 1 ∧ less