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Association for the Care of Colored Orphans Records

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG4-008
Overview The Association for the Care of Colored Orphans, also known as “The Shelter,” was founded in Philadelphia by Quaker women in 1822 to care for black orphans, both boys and girls, within a nurturing, home-like environment. In 1915, it relocated to Cheyney, Pa, and became a home for girls. In 1965, its name was changed to “Friends Shelter for Girls,” and its mission evolved to serve as a home for teenaged girls. In 1981 it ceased to function as a group home and was succeeded by Friends Association...
Dates: 1822-1979

Association of Friends for the Free Instruction of Adult Colored Persons Records

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Identifier: SFHL-RG4-009
Overview The Association of Friends for the Free Instruction of Adult Colored Persons was a Quaker organization organized in 1789 in Philadelphia to operate a charity school for black adults. The Association provided free adult education to African-Americans until 1904 when it was dissolved and its assets were transferred to the Institute for Colored Youth. This collection contains minutes, financial records, and some correspondence of the Association of Friends for the Free Instruction of Adult Colored...
Dates: 1789-1905

Bacon family papers

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Identifier: HC.MC-1226
Overview Included are letters to the Bacons from family and friends; biographical and genealogical materials; travel letters; Margaret Hope Bacon's diaries of her trip to China under the auspices of the American Friends Service Committee, 1972; to Australia, 1989 and Galapagos, 1992; to Costa Rica and Friends World Committee for Consultation, 1988; and Egypt, 1990; Margaret Hope Bacon's letters; Allen Bacon's letters; stories by Norman Borchardt (M.H. Bacon's father); Francis Bacon in Germany.
Dates: 1725-1993

"Biographical Sketch of Joshua Longstreth Baily"

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Identifier: HC.MC-975-07-007
Overview The biography of Joshua Longstreth Baily, written by Alfred Baily, includes a brief history of the Baily family, and is largely comprised of extracts of Joshua Baily's letters.
Dates: 1955

Broomell-Cleghorn-Fisher Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-278
Overview This collection contains material collected by Anna Pettit Broomell and primarily consists of the writings and correspondence of Broomell, Dorothy Canfield Fisher, and Sarah Cleghorn.
Dates: 1876-1967

Bucks Auxiliary Bible Association of Friends (Bucks County, Pa.) Records

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Identifier: SFHL-RG4-011
Overview The Bucks Auxiliary Bible Association of Friends, a Quaker Bible distribution society, located in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, was established in 2nd month, 1830, under the Bible Association of Friends in America. Its purpose was to supply “Friends and others with the Holy Scripture, “to encourage “the frequent and serious perusal of them”, and to promote “a more accurate knowledge of their invaluable contents”. All subscriptions collected by the Auxiliary were turned over to the parent body,...
Dates: 1830-1845

Byberry Library Company Records

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Identifier: SFHL-RG4-013
Overview Byberry Library Company was founded in 1794 and incorporated in 1799. Located in the Byberry section of Philadelphia, Pa., the Library was generally under Quaker management. The collection includes the minutes of the director's meetings; constitution and by-laws, financial and property records, and miscellaneous papers.
Dates: 1794-1922

Byberry School Association Records

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Identifier: SFHL-RG4-014
Overview The Byberry School Association was formed in 1837 by several members of the Society of Friends, mostly members of Byberry Monthly Meeting (Hicksite) for the purpose of raising stock to buy land and erect a secondary school in Byberry, Pennsylvania. It includes minutes, financial records, and some miscellaneous papers.
Dates: 1837-1844

Mary G. Cary and John R. Cary papers

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Identifier: HC.MC-950-038
Overview This collection includes letters, documents, and photographs of 18th, 19th, and early 20th century family members mostly of the Quaker Cary, Cope, Elkinton, Gilpin, Newlin, Stokes, and Waln families.
Dates: 1780-1920

Central Employment Association (Philadelphia, Pa.) Records

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Identifier: SFHL-RG4-015
Overview The Central Employment Association, a women's charity, was established circa 1840 in Philadelphia by Hicksite Quakers as the Northern Female Association for the Relief of the Sick and Infirm Poor. The collection contains the charter and by-laws, work and financial records, and correspondence, 1840-1942.
Dates: 1840-1942

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Monthly Meeting of Friends of Philadelphia (Hicksite) 3
Association for the Care of Colored Orphans 2
Drinker, Henry, 1734-1809 2
Female Association of Philadelphia for the Relief of the Sick and Infirm Poor with Clothing 2
Friends Instruction Association (Philadelphia, Pa.) 2
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Haverford College 2
Penn Sewing School (Philadelphia, Pa.) 2
Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends Library 2
Abington Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends 1
Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 1
Allen family 1
Allinson, Samuel, 1739-1791 1
American Friends Service Committee 1
Anthony, Susan B. (Susan Brownell) 1
Association of Friends for the Free Instruction of Adult Colored Persons 1
Association of Friends for the Free Instruction of Colored Women 1
Bacon family 1
Bacon, Francis R. (Francis Rogers), 1888-1965 1
Bacon, S. Allen 1
Baily, Joshua L. (Joshua Longstreth), 1826-1916 1
Barney, Nathaniel 1
Baumgardt, David, 1890-1963 1
Bromley family 1
Broomell, Anna Pettit 1
Brown, Moses, 1738-1836 1
Bryn Mawr College 1
Bucks Auxiliary Bible Association of Friends (Bucks County, Pa.) 1
Burleigh, Charles C. (Charles Calistus), 1810-1878 1
Byberry Library Company 1
Byberry Preparative Meeting (Society of Friends) 1
Byberry School Association 1
Carter, Arabella, 1867- 1
Cary, John R. 1
Cary, Mary Goodhue 1
Central Employment Association (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
Chapman, Ann B. (Ann Baldwin), 1788-1854 1
Chapman, Isaac 1
Chapman, T. Ellwood 1
Christiansburg Industrial Institute 1
Clark family 1
Cleghorn, Sarah Norcliffe, 1876-1959 1
Collyer, Robert, 1823-1912 1
Combe, George, 1788-1858 1
Cope family 1
Cope, Esther Whitson, b.1900 1
Cornplanter, Seneca chief 1
Davis, Edward M., 1811-1887 1
Davis, Maria Mott 1
Dugdale, Joseph A., 1810-1896 1
Dugdale, Ruth 1
Earle, Mary Hussey 1
Earlham College 1
Edwards family 1
Elkinton family 1
Ely family 1
Evans family 1
Fahnestock, Zephine 1
Fisher family 1
Fisher, Alfred William 1
Fisher, Dorothy Canfield, 1879-1958 1
Fisher, Thomas 1
Fisher, Thomas S., b.1928 1
Fisher, Thomas, 1741-1810 1
Foulke, Elizabeth 1
Freedmen's Friend (Cambria, Va.) 1
Friendly Settlement Association (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
Friends Association for the Care and Protection of Children 1
Friends Boarding Home of the Bucks Quarterly Meeting (Newtown, Pa.) 1
Friends Freedmen's Association 1
Friends Housing, Inc. 1
Friends Instruction Association 1
Friends Mission No.1 (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
Friends Neighborhood Guild 1
Friends Sewing School (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
Friends Shelter for Girls 1
Friends Village (Newtown, Pa.) 1
Friends' Association of Philadelphia and Its Vicinity, for the Relief of Colored Freedmen 1
Friends' Freedman's Association 1
Fuel Saving Society of the City and Liberties of Philadelphia 1
Furness, William Henry, 1802-1896 1
Garrison, William Lloyd, 1805-1879 1
Grandom Institution (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
Grandom, Hartt, 1778-1840 1
Green Street Monthly Meeting of Friends (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
Grew, Mary, 1813-1896 1
Guilford College 1
Hale, Sarah Josepha Buell, 1788-1879 1
Hallowell, Anna Davis, 1838-1913 1
Hallowell, Mary 1
Hamm, Thomas D. 1
Hanaford, Phebe A. (Phebe Ann), 1829-1921 1
Hanna, Benjamin, 1779-1853 1
Hastings, Faith O. 1
Hockley, Richard 1
Home for Destitute Colored Children (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
Home for the Moral Reform of Destitute Colored Children (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
Horne family 1
Howard Institution (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
Humphrey family 1
Hunt, William 1
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