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Overview The Coffin family were Quakers of Wayne County, Indiana. Elijah Coffin was born in 1793 in Guilford County, N.C., the son of Bethuel and Hannah Dicks Coffin. His son and daughter-in-law, Charles F. and Rhoda M. Coffin were active in the peace movement, prison reform, reform of the treatment of the insane, and the temperance movement. Father and son both served as Clerk of Indiana Yearly Meeting. The collection contains family correspondence, journals, business papers, and miscellaneous...
Overview Twenty-two scrapbooks of correspondence (circa 2,000 letters) of Josiah Woodward Leeds (1841-1908) with persons involved in the social reform movements of the late 19th century as well as tracts and clippings of articles and editorials written by Leeds and articles on topics of interest to him.
- Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections 1
- Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College 1
- Capital punishment 1
- Indians of North America 1
- Mental illness -- Treatment -- History 1
- Quakers -- Indiana 1
- Quakers -- North Carolina 1
- Cincinnati Book Association of Friends 1
- Coffin family 1
- Coffin, Charles F. (Charles Fisher), 1823-1916 1
- Coffin, Elijah, 1798-1862 1
- Coffin, Percival Brooks, 1865-1935 1