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Overview The diaries of Jacob R. Elfreth Jr., a Quaker merchant, elder, and minister. Early diaries, from 1861 to 1867, focus on military movement and battles during the Civil War, reactions to President Lincoln's assassination, and the political tensions during the aftermath of the war. The majority of entries detail day-to-day activities, family news, news of Elfreth's carpet business, attendance at Quaker meetings, social calls, accounts of weather, and births, deaths, and marriages within the Quaker...
Overview Jacob R. Elfreth Sr. was a teacher and a bookkeeper for the Leigh Navigation Company. The majority of entries detail family news, Quaker meetings, Elfreth's work with the Leigh Navigation Company, and births, deaths, and marriages within the Quaker community,
Overview The commonplace book of the Morris family includes copied extracts from the journals of Margaret Morris, which include a description of Yellow Fever in Philadelphia in 1793, as well as copied poems, letters written by Mary Morris and Richard Hill Morris, and a clipped illustration depicting early settlers.
Overview The first pages of William G. Rhoads's diary ask a series of questions concerning moral behavior and manners, which Rhoads subsequently answers in each entry. Entries also detail Rhoads's apprenticeship as a book keeper, social calls, and Quaker meetings he attended.
- Quakers -- Diaries 3
- Quakers -- History 3
- United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 2
- Education -- United States 1
- Pennsylvania -- Politics and Government -- 1865-1950 1
- Philadelphia (Pa.) -- History 1
- Quaker women 1
- Society of Friends -- Education 1
- World War, 1914-1918 1
- Yellow fever 1
- commonplace books 1
- correspondence 1 ∧ less
- Elfreth, Jacob R. Jr., 1837-1924 1
- Elfreth, Jacob R., Sr., 1789-1870 1
- Haverford College 1
- Morris family 1
- Morris, Margaret Hill 1
- Rhoads, William Gibbons 1 ∧ less