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Allen Family Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-001
Overview Contains the papers of the Allen Family, a Quaker family of Philadelphia and Delaware County, Pennsylvania, which traced its ancestry back to one of William Penn's commissioners. Includes papers relating to the Allen and related Breidenhart, Casdorp, Gibbons, Hubley, Jacobs, Matlack, and Samuel families. The Allen family papers contain extensive genealogical material, family correspondence, journals and memorials which provide excellent source material on Quaker family life in the 19th century...
Dates: 1700-1954

Ash-Schofield Family Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-004
Overview Samuel Shinn Ash and his wife, Sarah Jane Schofield Ash, were prominent Quakers, active in a variety of philanthropic activities, including anti-slavery, peace, temperance, women's rights, and education. Samuel Shinn Ash was apprenticed as an engineer and machinist and worked in manufacturing. This collection consists of family papers, manuscript letters and memorabilia, largely of a domestic nature. Includes some descriptions of Meetings and religious journeys, of the early struggles of Samuel...
Dates: 1796 - 1933; Majority of material found within 1833 - 1912

David Bacon journal

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Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-003
Overview A journal kept during David Bacon's time with the Six Nations in 1794. Entries describe Bacon’s journey to the Six Nations territory, and interactions between himself and the members of the Six Nations, as well as discussions between representatives from the United States and Six Nations governments concerning the treaty that was to determine the land rights of the Six Nations after the end of the Revolutionary War. Bacon also includes his accounts of speeches given by both United States...
Dates: 1794

Francis Bacon diaries

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Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-004
Overview Entries describe Bacon’s daily life, including descriptions of the weather, Quaker meetings he attended, business transactions, social calls with friends and family, and the births, deaths, and marriages within the Quaker community.
Dates: 1841-1843 and 1858-1862

Joshua L. and Theodate L. Baily diaries

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Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-006
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...
Dates: 1845-1916

Esther A. and Lloyd Balderston papers

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Identifier: HC.MC-1185
Overview Materials documenting the life of Esther Balderston Jones during her time as a missionary in Japan (1914-1924) and from her father, Lloyd Balderston, about family history and geneology.
Dates: 1885-1961

Biddle family Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-177
Overview This collection contains the papers of Philadelphia Quaker Owen Biddle (1737-1799), his son, Clement Biddle (1778-1856), and numerous descendants. Owen Biddle, a scientist and merchant, was a member of Philadelphia Monthly Meeting and helped in the establishment of Westtown School (1799). Owen Biddle's papers, 1772-1793, (Series 1) include correspondence, and journals, some of which relate to his Revolutionary War activities. Three of his letterbooks, 1778-1779, have been microfilmed. The...
Dates: 1793-1951

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

George D. Cock Family Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-SC-174
Abstract This small collection includes George D. Cock's journal in two bound volumes of his trip in 1843 from his home in Brownsville, Pennsylvania, through Quaker communities in the East, including Philadelphia and Baltimore. The journal includes comments on his courtship of Susan W. Smith, who he married in 1845. The collection also includes a balance sheet from 1843 on freight carried, his marriage certificate, and a letter from his daughter, Marion Cock, which includes family information.
Dates: 1843-1932-bulk 1843

Howard Comfort diaries

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Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-012
Overview Howard Comfort was a Quaker merchant in Philadelphia, and often traveled between Philadelphia and various cities in Great Britain on business. Each volume is a small “pocket diary,” and entries include lists of assignments and readings for class, notes, and quoted excerpts from materials Comfort had read, as well as descriptions of social calls and Quaker meetings.
Dates: 1867-1870

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Comly, John, 1773-1850 2
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Drinker, Henry, 1734-1809 2
Fallowfield Monthly Meeting of Friends 2
Fisher family 2
Fisher, Jabez Maud, 1750-1779 2
Fisher, Samuel Rowland, 1745-1834 2
Five Years Meeting (Society of Friends: U.S.) 2
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Hicks, Edward, 1780-1849 2
Hicks, Elias, 1748-1830 2
Hunn, Lydia Jones Sharpless, 1818-1911 2
Kite, Mary, 1793?-1861 2
Moore family 2
Richardson, Elizabeth C., 1863-1947 2
Richardson, Nathaniel, 1839-1920 2
Scattergood, Joseph 2
Sharples, Edith, 1743-1787 2
Sharples, Joshua, 1747-1826 2
Taylor family 2
Wistar, Thomas 2
Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 1
Allen family 1
Allen, Charles, 1776-1843 1
Allen, George Briedenhart, 1804-1869 1
American Protective League 1
Anderson, J. Aubrey 1
Andrews, C. F. (Charles Freer), 1871-1940 1
Ash, Samuel S. (Samuel Shinn), 1829-1911 1
Ash, Sarah J. (Sarah Jane), 1835-1912 1
Bacon, David 1
Bacon, Francis, 1812-1870 1
Baily, Joshua L. (Joshua Longstreth), 1826-1916 1
Baily, Theodate Lang 1
Balch, Emily Greene, 1867-1961 1
Balderston, Ida Smedley (Ida Roberts Smedley Balderston), 1896-1993 1
Balderston, Lloyd, 1863-1933 1
Balderston, Mary F. 1
Barnard, Ella K. (Ella Kent), 1853- 1
Barnard, Mary A. (Mary Anna), 1828-1865 1
Baumgardt, David, 1890-1963 1
Beans, Mary, b. 1811 1
Bettle, Samuel 1
Biddle family 1
Biddle, Clement M. (Clement Miller), 1876-1959 1
Biddle, Owen, 1737-1799 1
Biddle, William Canby, 1864-1942 1
Blunston family 1
Booth family 1
Booth, Elizabeth M. (Elizabeth Martin), 1816-1882 1
Booth, Ellen M. (Ellen Miller), 1853-1929 1
Booth, George M. (George Martin), 1851-1918 1
Booth, William, 1812-1877 1
Boyd, Lizette, 1838-1867 1
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Broomell, Anna Pettit 1
Buck, Pearl S. (Pearl Sydenstricker), 1892-1973 1
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Cadbury, Catharine Balderston 1
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Chalkley, Thomas, 1675-1741 1
Chester Monthly Meeting (Society of Friends : 1681-1827) 1
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Child, Mary H. (Mary Hough), 1803-1874 1
Cleghorn, Sarah Norcliffe, 1876-1959 1
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Cock, George D., 1816-1872 1
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Cooke, Lydia Barton 1
Cooper, Anna, 1872-1926 1
Cooper, Elizabeth M. (Elizabeth Matlack), 1815-1902 1
Cooper, Henry R. (Henry Roberts), 1856-1928 1
Cooper, Sarah, 1838-1923 1
Cooper, William E. (William Evans), 1812-1856 1
Cope family 1
Cope, Jasper, 1775-1856 1
Cope, Rebecca, 1781-1856 1
Cope, Thomas P. (Thomas Pim) 1
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