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Overview The collection is composed chiefly of letters of members of the Society of Friends in the United States from the 17th to the 20th centuries; there are also documents, clippings, published articles, and miscellaneous manuscripts.
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...
Overview The Bettle family were prominent 19th century Quaker merchants in Philadelphia. Samuel Bettle, Sr., was Clerk of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting at the time of the Separation in 1827. His son, Samuel Bettle, Jr., was also a Quaker minister. They had at least five children, among whom was Samuel, Jr.; the latter married Mary Ann Jones in 1831. The collection includes correspondence, biographical clippings, business records, and other papers of Samuel Bettle and his family. Correspondents include...
Overview This collection contains the personal materials of Stephen G. Cary and historical materials collected by Cary about his relatives.
Scope and Contents Papers include such biographical information as provided in William Wistar Comfort’s autobiography, a small amount of correspondence, as with his father, Howard Comfort, Comfort’s writings on French topics, Friends’ stories for children, on William Cowper and primarily on Quaker topics, including on William Penn, Anthony Benezet and Stephen Grellet. Comfort spoke publicly on many occasions, specifically at schools and colleges as well as in France during his stay there in 1937.
Overview Letters to and from the Quaker Marmaduke Cooper Cope (1804-1897) of the prominent Philadelphia Cope family on various important issues of his day.
Overview Papers of the Philadelphia families Bloomfield, Coates, Cresson, Emlen, Gumbes, Horner, Howel, Lloyd, Macomb, Moore, Vaux and Wetherill families from the 19th and 20th centuries. Some of these families were Quaker, including Coates, Emlen and Vaux; others had some Quaker family members, including Cresson, other families (as represented in this collection, including Gumbes and Wetherill, did not remain Quaker.
Abstract This collection includes correspondence of members of the Grellet and Gurney families. Letters between Stephen and Rebecca Collins Grellet to her Collins and Longstreth relations relate primarily family news. Also included are letters of the Gurneys, Joseph John and his wife, Elizabeth Paul, from William Forster, and from Stephan Grellet. These letters share news of traveling ministers and discussions of spiritual issues. Also of interest are a letter of Edward Pease, a letter from Mary Anna...
Overview Letters, diary fragments and other miscellaneous papers. Primarily related to Grellet's travels in Europe, Russia and Haiti as Quaker missionary. Topics include his spiritual life, meeting leaders of religious denominations in Europe, with Friends and other religious sects (Saints), visits to schools, prisons, poorhouses and hospitals during travels, visits with members of European aristocracy, Russian nobility and Pope Pius VII (1819), social and religious situation in Haiti (1816).
Dates: 1796 - 1955; Majority of material found within 1796 - 1833
Abstract The collection contains travel minutes for Stephen Grellet's ministry in 1800-1805 in the northeastern U.S., a copy of Stephen Grellet's account of the religious conversion of a Swede who was called upon to preach to pirates, and the original and a manuscript copy of Grellet's religious epistle dated 24, 6mo, 1813, to New York Monthly Meeting, sent from Morlaix, France.
Dates: Majority of material found within 1800-1813
- Names: Grellet, Stephen, 1773-1855 X
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- Lay ministry -- Society of Friends 3
- Quakers -- Travel 2
- Society of Friends -- Hicksite separation 2
- Society of Friends -- Missions 2
- Society of Friends -- Wilburite controversy 2
- Spiritual life -- Society of Friends 2
- correspondence 2
- Business 1
- Christian literature for children 1
- Cold War 1
- Conscientious objectors -- History -- 20th century -- Sources 1
- England -- Emigration and Immigration -- 19th century 1
- Haiti -- History 1
- Indians of North America 1
- Oneida Indians 1
- Philadelphia (Pa.) -- History 1
- Political activists -- United States 1
- Quakers -- Delaware -- Wilmington 1
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- Quakers -- England -- Essex 1
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- Quakers -- Persecutions 1
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- Slavery and the church -- Society of Friends 1
- Social service -- Religious aspects -- Society of Friends 1
- Society of Friends -- Education 1
- Society of Friends -- Haiti 1
- Society of Friends -- Indian affairs -- History 1
- Society of Friends -- Military service 1
- Society of Friends -- Missions -- Japan 1
- Society of Friends -- Pennsylvania 1
- Society of Friends -- Russia 1
- Society of Friends -- War relief and reconstruction 1
- Spirituality -- Society of Friends 1
- United States -- Emigration and immigration -- 19th century 1
- United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 1
- United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Prisoners and prisons 1
- Universities and colleges -- Pennsylvania -- Haverford 1
- Vietnam War, 1961-1975 1
- Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Civilian relief 1
- Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Protest movements 1
- War relief 1
- Women -- Suffrage -- United States -- History 1
- World War, 1939-1945 1
- World War, 1939-1945 -- Civilian relief 1
- World War, 1939-1945 -- War work -- American Friends Service Committee 1
- deeds 1
- diaries 1
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