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Annual Association for the Relief of Sick Children in the Summer Records

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Identifier: SFHL-RG4-007
Overview The Annual Association for the Relief of Sick Children in the Summer was a Quaker women's organization founded in 1818 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to provide relief for impoverished sick children and their mothers from the crowding and oppressive heat during the summer months. The collection contains minutes, 1818-1854 (gap 1819-1821) and other records, including acting committee minutes and workbook, 1843-1851.
Dates: 1818-1862

Association for the Care of Colored Orphans Records

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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

Baltimore Yearly Meeting draft epistles collection

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Identifier: SFHL-SC-269
Abstract Collection of manuscript drafts of epistles prepared by Baltimore Yearly Meeting to send to the Yearly Meetings of Philadelphia, New York, Rhode Island, and North Carolina. Most concern the education and treatment of Indians, African Americans, and Quaker children; also, opposition to war and the production of liquor by Friends. All are handwritten with corrections.
Dates: 1776-1815

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

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

Chapman family correspondence

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Identifier: SFHL-SC-259

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Allinson, Samuel, 1739-1791 1
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Brinton, Joseph, 1828-1917 1
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Brinton, William Fisher, 1909-2008 1
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Carter, Arabella, 1867- 1
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Chapman, Ann B. (Ann Baldwin), 1788-1854 1
Chapman, T. Ellwood 1
Christiansburg Industrial Institute 1
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Davis, Edward M., 1811-1887 1
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Grandom, Hartt, 1778-1840 1
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