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Quaker women -- United States

 Subject
Subject Source: Library Of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 42 Collections and/or Records:

Elizabeth Drinker diaries

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-018
Scope and Content note The collection includes unbound typed transcripts of Drinker’s original diaries, from 1758-1800, though the diaries from 1787-1788 are missing. The diaries are composed of Elizabeth’s personal reflections of the day-to-day life of a wealthy Quaker woman in colonial Philadelphia. The majority of Elizabeth’s entries detail her daily life, including social calls with other Quaker families and individuals, the births, deaths, and marriages within her community, and attendance at, and descriptions...
Dates: 1758-1800

Joseph A. and Ruth Dugdale Correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-SC-032
Abstract Correspondence of Dugdale and his wife, Ruth Dugdale, both of whom were active in reform efforts such as the abolition of slavery and women's rights. Correspondents include Susan B. Anthony, Frederick Douglass, Thomas Garrett, William Lloyd Garrison, James Mott, Lucretia Mott, and Wendell Phillips.
Dates: 1841-1873

Amy Fenimore diary

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-025
Scope and Content note This collection consists of the single original, handwritten copy of Amy Fenimore’s diary for the years 1803-1840. Diary entries largely focus on prayers and religious reflection, and many describe Quaker meetings, and births, deaths, and marriages within the Quaker community. Entries during the years 1832-1833 discuss the Quaker separation between Quaker and Hicksite, or as Fenimore refers to it, the separation between “Friends and orthodox.” Illnesses and medical treatments are also described.
Dates: 1803-1840

Hannah Logan Fisher commonplace book

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-03-057
Scope and Content note This collection is comprised of the single volume commonplace book of Hannah Logan Fisher. Notes on the inside covers of the volume describe that Fisher gave the volume to Rebecca Byrd Young in 1796, upon Young's departure for America from England. The volume includes Quaker testimonies, extracts of letters, hymns, and religious poems.
Dates: 1796

Sarah Logan Fisher letterbook

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-02-006
Scope and Content note This collection is comprised of the single volume letterbook of Sarah Logan Fisher, and includes personal correspondence. The majority of letters are written to Fisher's family members, including her brother Charles Fisher, her cousin Mary Arch, as well as a number of unnamed cousins, and are largely related to new concerning family and friends, and births, deaths, and marriages within the Quaker community.
Dates: 1783-1788

Deborah Bunting Haines diaries

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-096
Scope and Content note This collection is comprised of two volumes of the diaries of Deborah Bunting Haines. Entries describe weather, family news, social calls, religious reflection, and descriptions of Quaker meetings.
Dates: 1860-1863

Sara Hartshorne diary

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-034
Scope and Content note This collection is composed of the single, handwritten diary of Sara Hartshorne. Entries focus on illnesses and deaths within the family, but also include religious reflections, descriptions of the weather, and visits with family and friends.
Dates: 1845-1856

Emily Cooper Johnson Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG5-078
Overview Emily Cooper Johnson was a Quaker author and reformer, born 1885 and died 1966 The collection contains correspondence, articles, reviews, and other papers, relating to Johnson's books, Dean Bond of Swarthmore: A Quaker Humanist (1927), and Under Quaker Appointment: The Life of Jane P. Rushmore (1955); together with business and financial papers, family marriage certificates, reference materials, clippings, and photos.
Dates: 1884-1964

Lloyd family diaries

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-043
Scope and Content note This collection includes a variety of diaries of the Lloyd family, including three anonymous diaries, one diary written by Mary Ann Lloyd, one by Sarah Lloyd, and one by Susan Lloyd. Diary entries are generally related to religion, Quaker meetings, and social calls. Some volumes includes extracts or poetry.
Dates: 1815-1873

Margaret MacInstosh signature album

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-05-005
Scope and Content note This collection is comprised of the single volume signature album of Margaret MacIntosh and includes signatures on individual cards, a letter from the Diocese of the Arctic to the Helping Hands Sewing Circle, and a letter from the secretary of state in reference to MacIntosh's request for a signature.
Dates: 1911-1944