Quaker women -- United States
Subject Source: Library Of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 42 Collections and/or Records:
Overview The autobiography of Willa E. Ballard, a Quaker teacher, describes Ballard's early life, her parents and siblings, her experience growing up as a Quaker, her training as a teacher, and her experiences teaching in Moorestown and Atlantic City, New Jersey, and at the Mekusukey School in the Seminole Nation, as well as her time as a teacher and later a principal at various schools in California.
Overview The diary begins with a description of Bowerman's childhood and early adulthood. Entries are composed of religious reflection, descriptions of meetings attended in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, family news, and social calls.
Scope and Content note This collection is comprised of the single volume of Mary Bundock’s testimony of Elisabeth Kendall. The testimony describes Kendall’s convincement, her family’s negative reaction to her joining the Society of Friends, and Kendall’s personality. It also includes some extracts written by Kendall prior to her death.
Identifier: SCPC-CDG-A-Carner, Lucy Perkins
Overview Lucy Perkins Carner served on the board of such organizations as the American Friends Service Committee, the Fellowship of Reconciliation, the War Resisters League, and the United World Federalists. She also joined the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom. In many ways Carner worked for civil rights, protesting discrimination in businesses, and joining organizations such as the Congress on Racial Equality and the NAACP. She was also a war tax resister and protested against the...
Abstract Letters, articles, and speeches by Linda Chidsey, former Clerk of New York Yearly Meeting and acknowledged minister. Of special interest are the materials that relate to the peace testimony after the attacks of September 11, 2001 and renewal in the Society of Friends.
Overview Cresson was a Quaker minister who was born in Philadelphia and later moved to Haddonfield, New Jersey. The majority of her diary entries detail visits from traveling Quaker ministers, funerals of community members, and descriptions of Quaker meetings, including testimonies given. Many entries are composed solely of prayers to God, or exclamations of Sarah’s religious conviction and her devotion to her God and the Quaker faith, while later entries tend to detail more earthly concerns,...
Overview Correspondence is largely personal, but does include a number of letters addressed to Mary Davis's Meeting, including South Kingstown Monthly Meeting. Letters included in this volume are all written by Mary Davis, and are addressed to the following individuals: Lydia Gould, P. Dunham, J Walton, and her son, J.H Davis, among others. Letters are generally religious in nature, or are related to personal matters such as news of family and friends. A number of letters dated 1838 are related to...
Overview The Dorcassian Society of Burlington, New Jersey was founded in 1839, and appears to have dissolved at the end of the minute book, in 1860. The mission of the Dorcassion Society was to provide relief work to the poor, in particular clothing. This collection is comprised of one volume of minutes and attendence lists from 1843 - 1860.