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"The Contribution of the Quakers to the Reconstruction of the Southern States"

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Identifier: HC.MC-975-07-004
Scope and Content note This collection is comprised of the single typed manuscript of Francis Anscombe's dissertation, written in partial fulfillment of the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in the department of History and Government at the University of North Carolina. The manuscript includes descriptions of Quakers religious tenents and beliefs about war. It focuses largely on descriptions of Quakers efforts at reconstruction during the antebellum era, particularly in North Carolina and Maryland, and focuses on the...

Eli F. Brown Collection

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Identifier: SFHL-SC-277
Overview The collection contains manuscript memoirs of Eli F. Brown (1842-1908) in which he describes the hardships of Quakers caught in Loudoun County, Virginia, during the Civil War and immediately thereafter. He was briefly imprisoned for refusing miliary service and describes the looting and guerilla warfare, and the burning of Loudoun County in late 1864 on Sheridan's orders. Also in the collection is Brown's sympathetic account of John Brown's revolt in nearby Harpers Ferry as well as 19 family...

Jacob R. Elfreth Jr. diaries

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Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-020
Scope and Content note This collection is composed of 64 volumes of the bound, handwritten diaries of Jacob R. Elfreth, Jr. Early diaries, from 1861-1867, focus on military movement and battles during the Civil War, reactions to President Lincoln's assassination, and the political tensions during the aftermath of the war. The majority of entries detail day-to day activities; family news, news of Elfreth's carpet business, attendance at Quaker meetings, social calls, accounts of weather, and births,...

Jacob R. Elfreth Sr. diaries

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Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-019
Scope and Content note This collection is composed of 45 handwritten, bound volumes of the diaries of Jacob R. Elfreth, Sr. The majority of entries detail family news, births, deaths, and marriages within the Quaker community, Quaker meetings, and Elfreth's work with the Leigh Navigation Company.Diaries from 1860-1866 include entries and newspaper clippings that discuss issues related to the American Civil War, including slavery, movements of the Union and Confederate troops, battles between the two, and...

Fisher-Whitson Family Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-281
Overview This collection contains manuscripts and other materials relating to the Whitson, Smedley, Fisher and other Quaker families of southeastern Pennsylvania. Along with commonplace books, correspondence, and photographs are a series of thematically arranged genealogical binders assembled by the donors. Of particular interest are the battlefield correspondence of Sam Smedley who was killed in the American Civil War and the journal of Esther Whitson, later Cope, who served as a nurse with the AFSC in...

Solomon Frazer prison letters, 1864-1865 (copies)

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Identifier: SFHL-SC-042
Abstract This collection is a compilation of photocopies and typescripts of the letters of Solomon Frazer, written while he was imprisoned at Salisbury Confederate Prison as a religious objector to the Civil War. The letters are arranged as an informal history of the prison and of the Quaker community of North Carolina during the Civil War. Also included are letters from several other Quakers, some of whom were imprisoned as religious objectors and others who participated in the conflict.

Friends Freedmen's Association Records

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Identifier: SFHL-RG4-024
Overview Friends' Freedmen's Association was an organization of Philadelphia Quakers founded in 1863 as Friends' Association of Philadelphia and Its Vicinity, for the Relief of Colored Freemen. Its purpose was to provide relief and education to freed slaves during and after the Civil War. The name was changed circa 1873. From 1947-1955 the Association supported black students in schools and summer work camps. From 1955-1970 the income from investments was used to provide grants for scholarship to needy...

Robert Heydon Gayner Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-048
Overview Chiefly family papers of tye Gayner family, Quakers, of Sunderland, England. Especially includes John Gayner (1824-1911), and his brother, Robert Heydon Gayner (1831-1916). Topics include family affairs, various Quaker interests, including the religious welfare of sailors and evening schools for young men, American Civil War, and trips to Europe and Egypt.

Haines and Bunting family papers

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Identifier: HC.MC-950-190
Scope and Content note This collection is comprised of the papers of the Bunting and Haines families, and includes clippings, correspondence, financial records, legal documents, and marriage certificates of the family. While the majority of materials focus on Samuel Bunting Haines, other members of the family are represented among the materials as well.

Samuel B. Haines correspondence

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Identifier: HC.MC-950-191
Scope and Content note This collection is comprised of the single folder of the correspondence of Samuel B. Haines. These letters were written primarily from army camps in Virginia and Maryland during the Civil War, mostly to his mother, Deborah Bunting Haines, and a few to his father, Josiah Lippincott Haines. They describe battles, encampments and many vivid details concerning the war. There are also a few letters from family members, including one from Howard Lippincott Haines, Samuel's brother, who matriculated...

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Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880 2
Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of Friends (Orthodox : 1827-1955) 2
Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends Library 2
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Walker family 2
Williams family 2
Alexandria Boarding School (Alexandria, Va.) 1
Alford, Terry (Seller) 1
Anscombe, Francis Charles 1
Anthony, Susan B. (Susan Brownell) 1
Bacon, George B., 1835-1890 1
Bailey, John, 1776-1861 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
Baltimore Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends. Committee Appointed for Indian Affairs 1
Barnard, George N. 1
Barney, Nathaniel 1
Bond, Carrie D.L. (Carrie Damon Lupton), b. 1883 1
Brenholts, Pamela, 1775-1844 1
Brown family 1
Brown, Eli F., 1842-1908 1
Brown, Josephine C., 1887-1976 1
Brown, Lydia Neal Janney, 1844-1925 1
Brown, Moses, 1738-1836 1
Bryn Mawr College 1
Burleigh, Charles C. (Charles Calistus), 1810-1878 1
Burnham, T.R. 1
Burritt, Elihu, 1810-1879 1
Bush, Annie Hallowell, 1849-1930 1
Cadwallader, Priscilla, 1786-1859 1
Chestnut Hill Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends 1
Christiansburg Industrial Institute 1
Coates family 1
Collyer, Robert, 1823-1912 1
Combe, George, 1788-1858 1
Conard family 1
Conard, Edward B., ca. 1844-1917 1
Cope, Esther Whitson, b.1900 1
Cowgill family 1
Cowgill, Eliza Coates 1
Crenshaw, John Bacon, 1820-1889 1
Davies family 1
Davis, Anna 1
Davis, Edward M., 1811-1887 1
Davis, Maria Mott 1
Dillwyn, George, 1738-1820 1
Dinsmore family 1
Dugdale, Joseph A., 1810-1896 1
Dugdale, Ruth 1
Earle, Mary Hussey 1
Earlham College 1
Elfreth, Jacob R. Jr., 1837-1924 1
Elfreth, Jacob R., Sr., 1789-1870 1
Evans, Charles, 1802-1879 1
Fisher family 1
Fisher, Alfred William 1
Fisher, Thomas S., b.1928 1
Foster School for Girls (Clifton Springs, N.Y.) 1
Foulke family 1
Frazer, Solomon, 1816- 1
Freedmen's Friend (Cambria, Va.) 1
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Friends School New York 1
Friends World Conference (1s t: 1920 : London, England) 1
Friends' Freedman's Association 1
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Furness, William Henry, 1802-1896 1
Fussell family 1
Fussell, Charles Lewis, 1840-1909 1
Fussell, Henry B. (Henry Bartholomew), 1815-1890 1
Fussell, Henry M. (Henry Moore), d.1917 1
Fussell, Linnaeus, 1842-1907 1
Fussell, Rebecca L. (Rebecca Lewis), 1820-1893 1
Garrison, William Lloyd, 1805-1879 1
Gayner family 1
Gayner, John, 1824-1911 1
Gould, Martha S., b. 1813 1
Gould, Thomas B., 1813-1856 1
Grew, Mary, 1813-1896 1
Griffith, Joanna, 1773-1815 1
Grimke, Angelina Emily, 1805-1879 1
Guilford College 1
Gutekunst, Frederick 1
Hacker family 1
Hacker, Jeremiah, 1801-1895 1
Haines, Ann, 1776-1834 1
Haines, Deborah Bunting 1
Hale, Sarah Josepha Buell, 1788-1879 1
Hall, Hannah, approximately 1836- 1
Hallowell family 1
Hallowell, Alice 1
Hallowell, Anna Davis, 1838-1913 1
Hallowell, Benjamin, 1799-1877 1
Hallowell, Caleb S. (Caleb Shreve), 1818-1870 1
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