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American Friends letters

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Identifier: HC.MC-851
Scope and Contents The letters and documents in this collection, including by many prominent Friends, shed light on several aspects of Quaker history and thought from religious to economic and cultural developments. Topics discussed include news of family and Friends, slavery and freedmen, Native Americans, Society of Friends affairs and controversies (e.g. Elias Hicks American Friends' Letters and the Separation of 1827-1828, the Wilbur-Gurney controversy, the Richmond Declaration of Faith), as well as women's...

Extension Committee Records

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Identifier: QM-Phy-573
Scope and Contents Records of Extension Committee of the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting (Delaware County, PA), 1921-1953, including Minute Books (1921-1952), Financial Records (1928-1953), Printed Materials (1921-1939) and minutes of the Approach to Public Subcommittee (1921-1927).

Amelia Mott Gummere papers

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Identifier: HC.MC-1005
Scope and Contents The Amelia Mott Gummere papers (1831, 1881-1937) consist of Mott’s research and writing focused mainly on Quaker topics and John Woolman. The John Woolman series (1831, 1889-1890, 1901-1937) consists of primary source documents both original and reproductions related to John Woolman, including legal records, personal documents, photos, portraits, drawings, reproductions of journal pages, and his published and unpublished works, as well as the Gummere’s research on John Woolman, including...

Illustrations for The Quakers

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Identifier: SFHL-PA-055
Overview This collection was intended, but failed, to be included in Barbour's and Frost's book entitled The Quakers, which recounted the history of Quakerism in American from 1650 to 1987. The illustrations, reproduced by William H. Bishop Jr., include a variety of subjects and scenes, depicting individual and prominent Friends, Quaker gatherings, Quaker publications/literature, and abolitionist endeavors. All photographs in this collection are copies of original items in the...

John Woolman Memorial Association records

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Identifier: HC.MC-975-09-014
Scope and Contents This collection contains one volume of records, mostly minutes from the John Woolman Memorial Association. It spans from its start in 1915, finishing with dedication to the death of Amelia Mott Gummere, founder of the Association, in 1937. It includes the minutes from the organization of the Association, along with by-laws (both from the start, and revised). It also includes reports to the trustees, including financial, and the state of the house, and affairs of the house. Interspersed in the...

Matlack Family papers

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Identifier: HC.MC-1120
Scope and Contents These papers include journals, diaries, account books, commonplace books and poetry of the Matlack family, as well as some other families (Roberts and Stackhouse among others) plus 3 boxes of letters, genealogical materials, and other papers. Included among the papers is "Notes Taken from Samuel Spavold's Testimony," signed by Anthony Benezet (n.d.); a copy of George Keith's Journal of Travels...on the Continent of North America, printed in London, 1706; an announcement of a visit he will pay...

New Jersey Association for helping the Indians records

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Identifier: HC.MC-975-09-019
Scope and Contents This collection contains two copies of the Constitution for the New Jersey Association for Helping Indians, 1757. One copy has signatures of subscribers who gave money for the cause, including John Woolman. The other copy was found among records at Haddonfield Monthly Meeting, Haddonfield, New Jersey.

Redman family papers

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Identifier: SFHL-SC-106
Abstract This collection includes Mercy Redman's journal of her visits to eighty-seven meetings in New York, New England, and Pennsylvania. During this time she met and travelled with John Woolman. Also included is a copy of the record kept by Thomas Redman of his imprisonment and trial for refusing to take an oath of loyalty to the United States. A poem written by John E. Redman and various other family documents are also included.

Agnes L. Tierney papers

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Identifier: SFHL-SC-134
Abstract This collection includes papers and speeches written by Agnes L. Tierney. Subjects include John Woolman, Quakers in social reform, women's rights, and Quaker education.

John Woolman diary

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Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-092
Scope and Content note This collection is composed of a single photocopy of John Woolman's diary from his voyage to England in 1772, the original manuscript of which is held at the Mount School, York. Entries discuss Woolman's travel with Samuel Emlen, including preparations for the voyage, description of weather conditions, conditions on board, religious reflection and reflection on the slave trade.

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