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Balderston Collected Manuscripts

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Identifier: SFHL-SC-006
Abstract Most of the correspondence in this collection is addressed to Henry Drinker concerning trivial and more substantive matters of his business and that of the Society of Friends, including a letter from William Savery in 1794 from Canadagua describing a visit to the Oneidas. Also included are a document from the Philadelphia Committee to Joseph Elkinton in Tunesassah (1822) and a subscription list (1831) for J.J. Foster's publication on the New Jersey Crosswicks trial, signed by Roberts Vaux and...

Emlen Family Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-038
Overview Contains papers relating to the Emlen family, residents of Middletown and West Chester, Pennsylvania. Chiefly correspondence (1817-1849) of Sarah Foulke Farquhar Emlen (1787-1849), Quaker minister, relating to her travels to visit Friends' meetings in England, Ireland, New England, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and Virginia. Also correspondence of Quaker ministers 1740-1790, copybooks, and memorabilia. Includes material relating to Westtown School, a Quaker boarding school...

Fothergill Family Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-270
Overview Papers of the Fothergill and related families of Yorkshire, England, and Wilmington, Delaware. Manuscripts include eighteenth and ninteenth century letters, essays, and genealogical documents as well as 19th century sketches and watercolors.

Samuel Garrigues commonplace book

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Identifier: HC.MC-975-03-014
Scope and Content note This collection is comprised of the single volume commonplace book of Samuel Garrigues and includes extracts of minutes by Thomas Brown, Quaker testimonies, memorandum of Thomas Brown's last illness, and an Account of Ann Parrish. The volume also contains copies of letters written by: Samuel Fothergill, Frances Dodshon, Thomas Lloyd, and Samuel Neale.

Rebecca Jones commonplace book

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Identifier: HC.MC-975-03-022
Scope and Content note This collection is comprised of the single volume commonplace book of Rebecca Jones. The volume includes extracts from H.F.'s manuscript, Samuel Fothergill's remarks upon Cornelius Cayley's application to Friends of Leed's Meeting, the manuscript found among the papers of Thomas Wilson, a sermon preached by Luke Cock at York, the Vision of William Bayley, and the Quaker testimonies of Samuel Fothergill and Rachel Wilson. The volume also includes copied letters to Friends of the Women's Meeting...

Letters of Friends: Unsigned, Unattributed and/or Undated

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Identifier: HC.MC-865
Scope and Contents Included are letters of Friends unsigned, unattributed and/or undated. In addition, there is a memorial to Samuel Fothergill; a letter to Phin, possibly Phineas Garrett, and two poems, one to the memory of a Richard Jordan (written in the 19th century), the other to the memory of Tacy Bates (written in the 19th century).

Friends Historical Library collection of memorials

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Identifier: SFHL-MSS-056
Overview Memorials are brief biographical essays which testify to the spiritual values of a Quaker's life. Early meetings only wrote memorials for ministers, but today some meetings continue the practice to memorialize all deceased members. In the 19th century, in particular, some Yearly Meetings periodically published compilations of memorials. This collection consists of miscellaneous memorials, from various meetings and regarding various Friends, collected by the Friends Historical Library over time.

Jonah Thompson correspondence

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Identifier: SFHL-SC-131
Abstract This collection contains correspondence received by English Quaker Jonah Thompson. The bulk of these are written by Friends in Pennsylvania, relating the developing conflict between the Pennsylvania government and the Delaware Indians, and expressing concern with the role Quakers should have in a military defense of the colony. Included is a detailed account of developments regarding this issue in the Pennsylvania government by James Pemberton. Other prominent Philadelphia correspondents...

Anna Wharton Wood collection

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Identifier: HC.MC-958
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous papers reflecting the religious and social interests of Friends of the period. Included are the following papers: Extracts from a journal, 1809, of a tour to Tunesassa and Cattaraugus by William Allinson, giving interesting details of travel and life among the Indians, their reservations on the Allegheny River, and the prehistoric remains of a people who lived in this section more than 2000 years ago; letters of William Logan, Samuel Emlen, Samuel Fothergill, and John Pemberton; a...

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