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"An Account of the Death of a Prussian Nobleman"

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Identifier: HC.MC-975-07-002
Scope and Content note This collection is comprised of the single handwritten manuscript, "An Account of the Death of a Prussian Nobleman." The manuscript describes the death of a Prussian nobleman in 1749, as an example of the ideal, peaceful death of a faithful Christian.

Jayma Abdoo Collected Papers

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Identifier: SCPC-CDG-A-Abdoo, Jayma
Abstract Abdoo was actively involved with the Vietnam War draft resistance group, the Camden 28, which this small collection of papers helps to document.

Abington monthly meeting manumissions

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Identifier: HC.MC-975-11-001
Scope and Content note This volume records the manumissions of slaves for various members of Abington Monthly meeting. The Manumissions include a statement describing who the slave holder is freeing, and why, and includes the signatures of the slave holders and their witnesses. Individuals whose manumission of slaves is recorded in the volume include: Thomas Walton, David Parry, Thomas Fletcher, Susannah and Thomas Walmsley, Sarah Bolton, Margaret Bolton, Rachel Bolton, and Isaac Bolton, Silar Walmsey, Thomas...

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.

Abington Monthly Meeting Records

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Identifier: QM-Ph-A200
Scope and Contents Records of Abington Monthly Meeting and its predecessors, the pre-Separation and Hicksite monthly meetings, since 1670. Included are: minutes of the men's meeting and later, of joint sessions with women; minutes of the women's meeting; registers of births and deaths; marriage and membership records; certificates of removal, disownments, etc.; epistles received and other miscellaneous papers. Records of the Orthodox Abington Monthly Meeting include: membership, 1827-1886; removals, 1828-1921;...

Abington Preparative Meeting Records

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Identifier: QM-Ph-A220
Scope and Contents The original records of Abington Preparative Meeting -- pre-Separation, Hicksite, and Orthodox -- include minutes of men's, women's and joint business meetings as well as other records. Records of Abington Preparative Meeting include: men's minutes, 1786-1897 (H), 1827-1868 (O); women's minutes, 1787-1893 (H); women's account books, 1834-1874; school fund account books, 1773-1900 (H).

Abington Quarterly Meeting Records

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Identifier: QM-Ph-A250
Scope and Contents Records of Abington Quarterly Meetings, from 1786, include: Hicksite and United men’s minutes, 1786-1997; Orthodox men’s minutes, 1827-1955; Hicksite women's minutes, 1786-1897; Orthodox women’s minutes, 1827-1920; First-day School Union records, 1877-1938; minutes of the Hicksite Meeting on Worship and Ministry, the Ministry and Counsel Committee, and of the Meeting of Ministers & Elders, 1786-1977, Orthodox, 1827-1955; Orthodox meeting financial records, 1844-1878, 1924-1955; minutes of...

Abortion Study Group of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting Records

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Identifier: QM-Phy-710
Overview The Abortion Study Group was formed by the Family Relations Committee to discuss the Yearly Meeting's position on abortion issues. It met monthly for two years, and wrote position papers supporting the pro-life and pro-choice points of view. Records include minutes, reports, correspondence, and miscellaneous papers.

Grace Contrino Abrams and Fran Contrino Schmidt Collected Papers

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Identifier: SCPC-CDG-A-Schmidt, Fran Contrino and Grace Contrino Abrams
Overview This small collection of papers details especially the life of Grace Contrino Abrams and her strong interests in teaching and in working against injustice in whatever form. The clippings from newspapers of media coverage, as well as the many Letters to the Editor, show some of her public life, while letters, and reminiscences of sister Fran Contrino Schmidt, fill out her private life. It should be noted that though there were five siblings, Grace and Fran spent much of their time together in...

Irwin Abrams Collected Papers

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Identifier: SCPC-CDG-A-Abrams, Irwin
Abstract Includes biographical and bibliographical information and photocopies of a small portion of Abrams published writings, including material about the Nobel Peace Prize, women Nobel Peace Prize winners, the Quaker peace testimony and the Nobel Peace Prize, Henri La Fontaine, and Carl von Ossietzky.

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Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections 1207
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Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College 944
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Bryn Mawr College 210
 
Subject
Quakers -- History 591
Quakers 549
Quakers -- Pennsylvania 231
Correspondence 227
diaries 200
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manuscripts (documents) 199
Quakers -- Social life and customs 177
Peace movements -- United States -- History -- Sources 144
Quakers -- Diaries 131
Quaker women 130
Peace -- Societies, etc. -- History -- Sources 128
Pacifists -- United States -- History -- Sources 114
Society of Friends -- Pennsylvania 89
letters (correspondence) 84
Quakers -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia 83
Conscientious objectors -- United States -- History -- Sources 81
Quakers -- Family relationships 78
commonplace books 77
Women and peace -- History -- Sources 76
financial records 74
Quakers -- Education 73
Society of Friends -- Education 70
photographs 69
Society of Friends -- New Jersey 68
Antinuclear movement -- United States -- History -- Sources 67
Quakers -- Travel 67
Lay ministry -- Society of Friends 64
Quakers -- New York (State) 64
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Protest movements -- United States -- Sources 62
Society of Friends -- Maryland 60
genealogies (histories) 60
Poetry 59
Quakers -- United States -- History -- Sources 58
Society of Friends -- Delaware 58
Society of Friends -- Hicksite separation 58
Draft resisters -- United States -- History -- Sources 54
Quakers -- New Jersey 49
Quakers -- Societies, etc. 47
Society of Friends -- Pennsylvania -- Chester County 47
clippings (information artifacts) 47
travel literature 45
Peace movements -- History -- Sources 42
Quaker women -- United States 42
Quakers -- Great Britain 40
Society of Friends -- Charities 40
account books 39
scrapbooks 38
Church controversies -- Society of Friends 35
Society of Friends -- New York (State) -- Dutchess County 35
Chester County (Pa.) -- Genealogy 33
Quakers -- New York (State) -- New York 33
Slavery and the church -- Society of Friends 32
Draft -- United States -- History -- Sources 31
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 31
minutes (administrative records) 31
Government, Resistance to -- United States -- History -- Sources 30
Literature 30
Quaker businesspeople 30
Society of Friends -- New Jersey -- Burlington County 30
Society of Friends -- New York (State) -- Westchester County 30
Disarmament -- History -- Sources 29
Indians of North America 29
Peace -- Societies, etc. 29
Society of Friends -- Pennsylvania -- Delaware County 29
Conscientious objection -- United States -- History -- Sources 28
Society of Friends -- Indian affairs 28
Society of Friends -- New York (State) 28
Society of Friends -- Pennsylvania -- Bucks County 28
Society of Friends -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia 28
Society of Friends -- War relief and reconstruction 28
Neutrality -- United States -- History -- Sources 27
Society of Friends -- Doctrines 27
Swarthmore (Pa.) 27
autobiographies (documents) 27
Education 26
International organization -- History -- Sources 26
Peace movements -- United States 26
Universities and colleges -- Pennsylvania 26
Peace -- Study and teaching -- History -- Sources 25
Society of Friends -- New York (State) -- New York 25
World War, 1914-1918 -- United States -- Sources 25
World War, 1939-1945 -- Conscientious objectors -- United States -- Sources 25
Youth and peace -- History -- Sources 25
Antislavery movements -- United States 24
Bucks County (Pa.) -- Genealogy 24
Civil rights -- United States -- History -- Sources 24
Quakers -- United States 24
World War, 1914-1918 24
notebooks 24
Academic writing 23
Peace -- Religious aspects -- Christianity -- History -- Sources 23
Peace -- Religious aspects -- Society of Friends -- History -- Sources 23
Quakers -- Genealogy 23
Quakers -- Maryland 23
Quakers -- Social service 23
Peace -- Religious aspects -- Society of Friends 22
Quakers -- Pennsylvania -- Social life and customs 22
Society of Friends 22
Women and religion 22
World War, 1939-1945 22
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Names
Swarthmore College 158
American Friends Service Committee 107
Haverford College 95
Bryn Mawr College 58
Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends Library 47
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Muste, Abraham John, 1885-1967 45
Civilian Public Service 40
Hicks, Elias, 1748-1830 34
New York Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends 31
Balch, Emily Greene, 1867-1961 30
Thomas, Norman, 1884-1968 27
Westtown Boarding School 27
Fellowship of Reconciliation (U.S.) 25
Cadbury, Henry J. (Henry Joel), 1883-1974 24
Libby, Frederick J. (Frederick Joseph), 1874-1970 24
Jones, Rufus M. (Rufus Matthew), 1863-1948 23
Pendle Hill (School: Wallingford, Pa.) 23
Fox, George 22
Philadelphia Yearly Meeting (Society of Friends : 1699-1827 : Delaware County, Pa.) 21
War Resisters League 21
Philadelphia Yearly Meeting (Society of Friends : Orthodox : 1827- : Delaware County, Pa.) 20
Women's International League for Peace and Freedom. U.S. Section 20
Detzer, Dorothy, 1893-1981 19
Whittier, John Greenleaf, 1807-1892 19
Baldwin, Roger N. (Roger Nash), 1884-1981 18
Hughan, Jessie Wallace, 1875-1955 18
League of Nations 18
Penn, William, 1644-1718 18
United Nations 18
Holmes, John Haynes, 1879-1964 17
Rustin, Bayard, 1912-1987 17
Catt, Carrie Chapman, 1859-1947 16
Schwimmer, Rosika, 1877-1948 16
Willoughby, George, pacifist 16
Mead, Lucia True Ames, 1856-1936 15
Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880 15
Mygatt, Tracy D. (Tracy Dickinson), 1885-1973 15
Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of Friends (Hicksite : 1827-1955) 14
Pickett, Clarence, 1884-1965 14
Sayre, John Nevin, 1884-1977 14
Wilson, E. Raymond (Edward Raymond), 1896-1987 14
Woolman, John, 1720-1772 14
Hull, Hannah Clothier, 1872-1958 13
Kaufman, Abraham 13
Lyttle, Bradford 13
Comly, John, 1773-1850 12
Hopper, Isaac T. (Isaac Tatem), 1771-1852 12
Lloyd family 12
Pemberton, John, 1727-1795 12
Swomley, John M., 1915-2010 12
Women's International League for Peace and Freedom. Geneva, Switzerland (International Office) 12
Dillwyn, George, 1738-1820 11
Grellet, Stephen, 1773-1855 11
Gurney, Joseph John, 1788-1847 11
Hallowell, Benjamin, 1799-1877 11
Hull, William I. (William Isaac), 1868-1939 11
Jack, Homer A. (Homer Alexander), 1916-1993 11
Thomas, Evan W. (Evan Welling), 1890-1974 11
Allen, Devere, 1891-1955 10
Cope family 10
Friends World Committee for Consultation 10
Garrison, William Lloyd, 1805-1879 10
Hicks, Edward, 1780-1849 10
Kersey, Jesse, 1768-1845 10
Lochner, Louis Paul, 1887-1975 10
New York Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Hicksite: 1828-1955) 10
Newton, Ray 10
Pemberton, James, 1723-1809 10
Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of Friends (Orthodox : 1827-1955) 10
Scott, Lawrence, 1908-1986 10
Baer, Gertrude 9
Baltimore Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends 9
Bean, Joel, 1825-1914 9
Brinton, Ellen Starr, 1886-1954 9
Brown family 9
Committee for Nonviolent Action 9
Dellinger, David T., 1915-2004 9
Elkinton, J. Passmore (Joseph Passmore), 1887-1971 9
Ferris, Benjamin, 1780-1867 9
Forbes, Rose Dabney, 1864-1947 9
Fothergill, Samuel 9
French, Paul Comly, 1903-1960 9
Friends Committee on National Legislation (U.S.) 9
McReynolds, David 9
Morris family 9
New York Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Orthodox : 1828-1955) 9
Reynolds, Barbara (Barbara Leonard) 9
Society of Friends 9
Steere, Douglas V. (Douglas Van), 1901-1995 9
Witherspoon, Frances, 1886-1973 9
Woman's Peace Party 9
American Peace Society 8
Andrews, Fannie Fern, 1867-1950 8
Cadbury family 8
Carner, Lucy Perkins, 1886-1983 8
Cooper family 8
Cornplanter, Seneca chief 8
Earlham College 8
Gandhi, Mahatma, 1869-1948 8
George School (Bucks County, Pa.) 8
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