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"Account of Isaac Coates, Joshua Sharpless & John Pierce's Visits to the Indian Reservation in Western New York"

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Identifier: HC.MC-975-07-130
Scope and Content note This collection is comprised of the single bound volume. The original account was written in 1798 & 1799. This copy, in an unknown hand, was likely written in the latter half of the 19th century. The volume describes Isaac Coates, Joshua Sharpless, and John Pierce's travel to Native American reservations on behalf of the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting Indian Committee, and the work they did while there.

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...

Associated Executive Committee of Friends on Indian Affairs

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Identifier: HC.MC-1003
Overview Records deal with the work of Friends in running mission stations in Oklahoma among the Iowa, Modoc, Kickapoo, Oto, Shawnee, Osage and other Indians. Letters from superintendents and missionaries in the field describe the difficulties and experiences of Friends in their work. Topics discussed include attempts to Christianize the Indians, improve living conditions, Indian education, use of peyote and alcohol, disease, Indian dances, conflicts with other religious denominations, protection of the...

David Bacon journal

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Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-003
Scope and Content note This collection includes the original copy of David Bacon’s journal kept during his time with the Six Nations in 1794, as well as two photocopies. Entries describe Bacon’s journey to the Six Nations territory, and interactions between himself and the members of the Six Nations, as well as discussions between representatives from the American and Six Nations governments concerning the treaty that was to determine the land rights of the Six Nations after the end of the American Revolutionary War....

Baltimore Yearly Meeting draft epistles collection

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Identifier: SFHL-SC-269
Abstract Collection of manuscript drafts of epistles prepared by Baltimore Yearly Meeting to send to the Yearly Meetings of Philadelphia, New York, Rhode Island, and North Carolina. Most concern the education and treatment of Indians, African Americans, and Quaker children; also, opposition to war and the production of liquor by Friends. All are handwritten with corrections.

Convention of Delegates from the Seven Yearly Meetings (Hicksite) on Indian Affairs. Executive Central Committee Records

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Identifier: SFHL-RG4-017
Overview The Convention of Delegates was an association of seven Hicksite Yearly Meetings who managed Indian affairs in the Northern Superintendency during the period of President U.S. Grant's “Peace Policy.” The collection contains correspondence and reports of Indian agents, extracts from minutes and reports, financial records, legislative documents, and printed materials published by the convention. Persons represented include William Burgess, John G. Gasmann, Albert L. Green, Samuel M. Janney, M.B....

James Emlen journal

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Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-021
Scope and Content note This collection contains a single photocopy of James Emlen's journal, dated 1794. The diary details Emlen's travels in rural Pennsylvania to small towns and settlements of fellow quakers. Entries often describe tensions and interactions between the white settlers and the Native American populations. Treaties between white settlers and native groups are also discussed.

Albert Lamborn Green Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-175
Overview Albert Lamborn Green (1845-1947) was a Quaker Indian Agent for the Otoe Agency in Nebraska during the period of President Grant's "peace policy," 1869-1872. The bulk of the correspondence in this collection is comprised of letters written to Green from Philadelphia Friends in regard to gifts in support of Indian work. Later letters written by Green describe from memory the social life and customs of the Otoe Indians. The collection has information on the Otoe language, vocabulary, etc., and...

Zebedee Haines Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-056
Overview Zebedee Haines (1843-1923) was a Quaker who was active in the work of the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of Friends and of its Indian Committee in the late 19th century. Zebedee was also a student, teacher, administrator, and school committee member at Westtown School. The Haines family ran a dairy farm in West Grove, Pennsylvania. The collection contains family correspondence and diaries. Also includes letters of Zebedee Haines to his wife, describing his visits to Tunesassa and to native...

Theodore Brinton Hetzel papers and graphics

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Identifier: HC.MC-1168
Abstract Theodore Hetzel (1906-1990) was a Quaker professor of engineering at Haverford College in Haverford, Pennsylvania whose interests led him to involvement with Native American and Quaker issues. An avid photographer, the materials in this collection are primarily photographic, as well as correspondence and documents.

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Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of Friends (Orthodox : 1827-1955). Indian Committee (1827-1948) 5
Cornplanter, Seneca chief 3
Green, Albert Lamborn, 1845-1947 3
Janney, Samuel M. (Samuel Mcpherson), 1801-1880 3
Lightfoot, Thomas, 1821-1896 3
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Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of Friends (Hicksite : 1827-1955). Joint Committee on Indian Affairs (1869-1892) 3
Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of Friends (Hicksite: 1827- 1955). Sub-committee on Indian Concerns 3
Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends. Indian Committee 3
White, Barclay, 1821-1903 3
Ferris, Benjamin, 1780-1867 2
Grant, Elihu, 1873-1942 2
Hicks, Elias, 1748-1830 2
Jackson, John, 1809-1855 2
Jeanes, Samuel, d.1894 2
Joint Committee on Indian Affairs of the Four Yearly Meetings of Baltimore, Genesee, New York, and Philadelphia (Society of Friends : Hicksite) 2
Kersey, Jesse, 1768-1845 2
New York Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Orthodox : 1828-1955) 2
Parrish, Dillwyn, 1809-1886 2
Parsons, Samuel, 1774-1841 2
Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of Friends (Hicksite : 1827-1955) 2
Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of Friends (Hicksite : 1827-1955). Indian Committee (1837-1850) 2
Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Hicksite : 1827-1955). Joint Committee on Indian Affairs (1869-1892) 2
Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends Library 2
Saunders, John, 1814-1891 2
Sharpless, Joshua 2
Simmons, Henry 2
United States. Office of Indian Affairs. Great Nemaha Agency 2
United States. Office of Indian Affairs. Otoe Agency 2
Wistar, Thomas 2
Wood, Carolena Morris, 1871-1936 2
Woolman, John, 1720-1772 2
American Friends Service Committee 1
Associated Committee of Friends on Indian Affairs 1
Bacon, David 1
Baltimore Yearly Meeting of Friends (Hicksite : 1828-1968). Committee on Indian Concerns 1
Baltimore Yearly Meeting of Friends (Hicksite: 1828-1968). Joint Committee on Indian Affairs (1869-1892) 1
Baltimore Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends 1
Bates, Elisha, 1781-1861 1
Bettle, Samuel, 1774-1861 1
Borton, Hugh 1
Bradley, A. Day (Amos Day), -1905 1
Brown, Levi K. (Levi Kirk), 1814-1899 1
Brown, Moses, 1738-1836 1
Burgess, William, d.1905 1
Cadwallader, Priscilla, 1786-1859 1
Channing, William Ellery, 1780-1842 1
Churchman, George, 1730-1814 1
Coffin, Elijah, 1798-1862 1
Coleman, John Royston 1
Collins, Micajah, 1764-1827 1
Comly, John, 1773-1850 1
Convention of Delegates from the Seven Yearly Meetings 1
Convention of Delegates from the Seven Yearly Meetings (Hicksite) on Indian Affairs. Executive Central Committee 1
Cooper, Griffith M., 1790?-1864. 1
Deer, Ada Elizabeth 1
Delaware Indians. Lenape Indians. Lenni Lenape Indians 1
Dillwyn, George, 1738-1820 1
Dorsey, William, 1811-1874 1
Elkinton, Joseph Scotton 1
Friends Boarding School for Indian Children (Tunesassa, N.Y.) 1
Friends' Indian Aid Association 1
Garrett, Thomas, 1789-1871 1
Garrigues, Edward, 1756-1845 1
Gasmann, John G. 1
Genesee Yearly Meeting of Friends 1
Grellet, Stephen, 1773-1855 1
Griest, Jesse W., 1837-1885 1
Groth, Mary Coates 1
Haines, Anna P. (Anna Philips), 1849-1924 1
Haines, Mary Elizabeth, 1886-1920 1
Haines, T. Harvey (Thomas Harvey), b. 1871 1
Haines, Zebedee, 1843-1923 1
Hallowell, Benjamin, 1799-1877 1
Harris, J. Rendel (James Rendel), 1852-1941 1
Haverford College 1
Hayes, John Russell, 1866-1945 1
Hazard, Elizabeth L. 1
Hetzel, Theodore Brinton, 1906-1990 1
Hicks, Edward, 1780-1849 1
Hunt, John, 1711 or 1712-1778 1
Jackson, Halliday, 1771-1835 1
Jackson, Rachel, 1807?-1883 1
Janschka, Fritz 1
Jones, Esther B., approximately 1890-1967 1
Kelsey, Rayner Wickersham 1
Kent, Mahlon B., d.1929 1
Ladd, Benjamin 1
Lightfoot family 1
Lightfoot, Mary B. (Mary Bonner), 1820-1907 1
Lightfoot, Samuel, 1701-1771 1
Lightfoot, Susanna 1720 1781 (Susanna Hudson Hatton Lightfoot) 1
Lightfoot, Thomas Montgomery, -1865 1
Lightfoot, Thomas, 1728-1793 1
Macy, William H., 1805-1887 1
Maiden Creek Preparative Meeting (Society of Friends : 1735-1829 : Maiden Creek (Pa. : Township)) 1
Masters family 1
McGovern, George S. (George Stanley), 1922- 1
Mendenhall, Joseph 1
Monkton Monthly Meeting of Friends (ca. 1925-1996 : Monkton, Vt.) 1
Morgan, Arthur E. (Arthur Ernest), 1878-1975 1
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