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Abington Friends School (Abington, Pa.) Account book

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Identifier: SFHL-RG4-001
Overview Abington Friends School was established by Abington Monthly Meeting in the latter part of the eighteenth century as a day school. The account book covers the period 1828-1842. Pupil's names are given with the status of their payments, etc.

Alfred H. Bloom papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG6-D13
Overview Alfred H. Bloom was the 13th President of Swarthmore College (1991-2009). One of Swarthmore's longest-serving presidents, he emphasized the importance of intellectual rigor, diversity, and social responsibility on campus, and is best known for revitalizing the Honors Program and eliminating varsity football. A linguistics scholar, Bloom formerly held faculty positions at Swarthmore College and Pitzer College, and resigned from his Swarthmore Presidency to become Vice Chancellor of NYU Abu...

All American Friends Conference (Oskaloosa, Ia.) Records

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Identifier: SFHL-RG4-002
Overview All American Friends Conference (1929) was a conference of Quakers from the United States and Canada which was held in Oskaloosa, Iowa, in September 1929. This collection contains a journal kept by Rebecca Thomas Miller, program, list of participants, pictures, and other records relating to the Conference.

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...

Samuel Allinson papers

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Identifier: SFHL-SC-001
Abstract Correspondence and miscellaneous memorabilia, including a 1834 letter from brother William and Uncle (?) in Burlington regarding temperance and the potential purchase of land.

Alsop Family Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-SC-191
Abstract This collection contains the correspondence of the Alsop and Brown families, particularly Othniel Alsop, Hannah Brown Alsop, and Othneil's English siblings, Ann and Robert Alsop. Other correspondents include Alice Jackson, Mary Coffin, and Ann Douglas. Also included are Othniel's naturalization documents, various wills, and calling cards from friends. Of particular interest is a letter dated 1799 from Othniel Alsop to sister in England, describing the "contagious fever" (yellow fever), a letter...

John Alston Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-002
Overview John Alston (1794-1874) was a Quaker farmer who lived in Middletown, Delaware. This collection contains his journals (1837 (?)-1847 and n.d.), account books and business papers (1821-1874), and essays by Nathan Lord on slavery and salvation (1797).

Edward Ambler Estate Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-SC-002
Abstract Collection includes miscellaneous estate papers, including Edward Ambler's will, dated 1831, and Ann's uncle Richard's estate inventory from 1776.

American Friends Fellowship Committee Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-SC-003
Abstract Collection includes duplicate minutes and miscellaneous mailings received by Ellis W. Bacon. Of particular interest are intineraries of Gilbert and Minnie Bowles, and copies of correspondence between J. Passmore Elkinton, Chair of the Committee, and Clarence E. Pickett, Executive Secretary of the AFSC.

American Friends Fellowship Council Records

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Identifier: SFHL-RG4-004
Overview The American Friends Fellowship Council had its origin in the Fellowship Committee of the American Friends Service Committee. Founded in 1933, its primary purpose was to foster an increased interest in Quakerism throughout the United States and to draw all Friends groups into closer sympathy and fellowship. The Fellowship Council merged with the Friends World Committee, American Section, in 1954. The collection includes correspondence and administrative records, minutes, financial statements,...

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Quakers -- Pennsylvania 191
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Lay ministry -- Society of Friends 59
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Quakers -- Societies, etc. 46
Quakers -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia 44
Society of Friends -- Education 42
Quakers -- New Jersey 40
Society of Friends -- Hicksite separation 37
diaries 35
Church controversies -- Society of Friends 34
Quakers -- Diaries 33
Quakers -- New York (State) -- New York 33
Quaker women 29
Society of Friends -- Charities 28
Swarthmore (Pa.) 26
Universities and colleges -- Pennsylvania 26
genealogies (histories) 26
Society of Friends -- Doctrines 24
Quakers -- Social service 23
Quakers -- United States 23
Society of Friends -- Pennsylvania 22
Quakers -- Correspondence 20
Quaker authors 19
Quakers -- 19th century -- Diaries 19
Quakers -- Genealogy 19
Quakers -- Maryland 19
Society of Friends -- Charities -- Records and correspondence 19
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Pennsylvania -- History -- Sources 16
Quaker women -- Pennsylvania 16
Quakers -- Indiana 16
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Peace -- Religious aspects -- Society of Friends 15
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Society of Friends -- History 10
Society of Friends -- United States 10
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Women in charitable work -- Pennsylvania 10
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account books 9
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Quakers -- Delaware -- Wilmington 8
Social Service -- Pennsylvania 8
Society of Friends -- History -- Societies, etc. 8
Church work with the poor -- Society of Friends 7
Pennsylvania -- Genealogy 7
Prison reformers 7
Quaker abolitionists 7
Quaker artists 7
Quaker businesspeople 7
Quakers -- Great Britain 7
Quakers -- Iowa 7
Quakers -- Maryland -- Baltimore 7
Reconstruction (1914–1939) -- France 7
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Swarthmore College 149
American Friends Service Committee 34
Hicks, Elias, 1748-1830 21
New York Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends 19
Westtown Boarding School 16
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Pendle Hill (School: Wallingford, Pa.) 14
Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends Library 14
Comly, John, 1773-1850 12
Hallowell, Benjamin, 1799-1877 11
Hopper, Isaac T. (Isaac Tatem), 1771-1852 11
Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880 11
Hicks, Edward, 1780-1849 10
Ferris, Benjamin, 1780-1867 9
Kersey, Jesse, 1768-1845 9
Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of Friends (Hicksite : 1827-1955) 9
Jackson, John, 1809-1855 8
Jones, Rufus M. (Rufus Matthew), 1863-1948 8
Parsons, Samuel, 1774-1841 8
Whittier, John Greenleaf, 1807-1892 8
Cadbury, Henry J. (Henry Joel), 1883-1974 7
Garrison, William Lloyd, 1805-1879 7
George School (Bucks County, Pa.) 7
Janney, Samuel M. (Samuel Mcpherson), 1801-1880 7
New York Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Hicksite: 1828-1955) 7
Parrish, Dillwyn, 1809-1886 7
Penn, William, 1644-1718 7
Cadwallader, Priscilla, 1786-1859 6
Cooper family 6
Elkinton, J. Passmore (Joseph Passmore), 1887-1971 6
Foulke family 6
Friends General Conference 6
Friends General Conference (U.S.) 6
Grellet, Stephen, 1773-1855 6
Gurney, Joseph John, 1788-1847 6
Jackson, Halliday, 1771-1835 6
Jenkins family (Jenkins, Jabez, 1792-1858) 6
Lloyd family 6
Moore family 6
Mott, James, 1788-1868 6
New York Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Orthodox : 1828-1955) 6
Ohio Yearly Meeting of Friends (Conservative : 1854- ) 6
Palmer family 6
Pemberton, James, 1723-1809 6
Poole, William, 1764-1829 6
Scott, Job, 1751-1793 6
Tolles, Frederick Barnes, 1915-1975 6
Truman, George 6
Wharton, Joseph, 1826-1909 6
Williams family 6
Bean, Joel, 1825-1914 5
Dillwyn, George, 1738-1820 5
Fothergill, Samuel 5
Hicks family 5
Kimber, Emmor, 1775-1850 5
McClintock, Thomas, 1792?-1876 5
Pemberton, John, 1727-1795 5
Pickett, Clarence, 1884-1965 5
Powell, Aaron M. (Aaron Macy), 1832-1899 5
Schofield Normal and Industrial School (Aiken, S.C.) 5
Schofield, Martha 5
Stabler family 5
Walker family 5
Walton, J. Barnard (Joseph Barnard), 1885-1963 5
Wharton, Deborah Fisher, 1795-1888 5
Woolman, John, 1720-1772 5
Anthony, Susan B. (Susan Brownell) 4
Bassett family 4
Biddle, Clement M. (Clement Miller), 1876-1959 4
Bond, Elizabeth Powell, 1841-1926 4
Brown, Moses, 1738-1836 4
Civilian Public Service 4
Drinker, Henry, 1734-1809 4
Dugdale, Joseph A., 1810-1896 4
Earlham College 4
Elkinton, Joseph, 1794-1868 4
Fisher family 4
Fisher, Samuel Rowland, 1745-1834 4
Five Years Meeting (Society of Friends: U.S.) 4
Foulke, Joseph, 1786-1863 4
Friendly Association for Regaining and Preserving Peace with the Indians by Pacific Measures 4
Friends Conference on Religion and Psychology 4
Friends World College 4
Fry, Elizabeth Gurney, 1780-1845 4
Garrigues, Edward, 1756-1845 4
Genesee Yearly Meeting of Friends 4
Hallowell family 4
Hayes, John Russell, 1866-1945 4
Howland, Emily, 1827-1929 4
Hubben, William, 1895-1974 4
Hull, Hannah Clothier, 1872-1958 4
Hunt, John, 1740-1824 4
Jackson family 4
Jackson, William M. (William Morris), 1837-1919 4
Jenkins, Charles Francis, 1865-1951 4
Monthly Meeting of Friends of Philadelphia (Hicksite) 4
New England Yearly Meeting of Friends 4
Parrish, Edward, 1822-1872 4
Pennock, J. Roland (James Roland), 1906-1995 4
Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of Friends (Orthodox : 1827-1955) 4
Roberts family 4
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