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Archives & Manuscripts

Quaker women -- United States

 Subject
Subject Source: Library Of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 42 Collections and/or Records:

Beulah Sansom receipt book

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-08-027
Scope and Content note This collection is comprised of the single volume receipt book of Beulah Sansom. The volume records payments for goods and services.
Dates: 1827-1828

Sarah Coates Harris scrapbooks

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-MSS-067
Abstract The collection is composed of three scrapbooks compiled by Sarah Coates Harris, Quaker reformer and naturalist of Galena, Illinois. Scrapbook 1 contains newspaper clippings that reflect Harris' activities in horticultural, temperance, suffrage, and other civic endeavors as well as biographical information about her husband and local history. Scrapbook 2 contains botanical cards organized by the month of flowering and a small number of images of the Gould Mine in Nevada. Scrapbook 3 contains her...
Dates: 1865-1880

Sarah Frances Smiley diaries

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-074
Scope and Content note This collection includes two original, handwritten diaries of Sarah Frances Smiley. The first diary is dated the summer of 1857, the second dated 1859. Entries describe Quaker meetings, and Smiley’s ongoing struggles with her religious conviction and her dedication to God.
Dates: 1857-1859

Anna Spencer diaries

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-075
Scope and Content note This collection is composed of 50 handwritten volumes of Anna Spencer's diaries. Entries describe weather, social calls, domestic duties, family news, attendance at meetings, births, deaths, and marriages within the Quaker community, and the health of herself and family members.
Dates: 1855-1905

Mary Howell Swett diary

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-079
Scope and Content note This collection is composed of the single handwritten journal of Mary Swett's religious visit to England in 1797. Entries describe her travel, her attendance at meetings, and her Quaker hosts in England.
Dates: 1797-1799

Hannah Milhous Vernon papers

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-950-173
Scope and Content note This collection is comprised of the papers of Hannah Milhous Vernon, and includes two unbound commonplace books, the loose pages of Vernon's diaries, and a single unbound volume of meeting minutes for the Damorris Monthly Meeting of Women Friends.
Dates: 1855-1889

Emma Waln diary

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-081
Scope and Content note This collection is composed of the single handwritten diary of Emma Waln. Entries detail Waln's active social life, including descriptions of attendance of various social events; whist parties, women's clubs meetings, lectures, and parties, as well as more informal social calls from friends and family. Waln's diary also describes attending classes and lectures at Swarthmore College.

Individuals mentioned in Waln diary include; Caleb Middleton, Mary Paxson.
Dates: February 1890- August 1891

Mary E. Warner account book

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-08-037
Scope and Content note This collection is comprised of the single volume household account book of Mary E. Warner, and records the worth of various household items.
Dates: Undated

Ann Cooper Whitall diary

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-090
Scope and Content note This collection is composed of the original, handwritten, unbound diary of Ann Cooper Whitall, as well as a single volume typed transcript of the diary. Whitall’s diary was transcribed by Michael C. Osborne in 1976.The majority of diary entries were written between 1760 and 1762, however, there are entries dated as late as 1780. Entries focus on descriptions of Quaker meetings, illnesses within Whitall’s family and community, reflections on religion and the perceived failure of Whitall’s...
Dates: 1760-1780; Majority of material found within 1760 - 1762

Esther Fisher Wistar diary

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-087
Scope and Content note This collection is composed of the single handwritten diary of Esther Fisher Wistar. Entries focus on family news, social calls, religious reflection, and descriptions of Quaker meetings, and discussions of aging and death.
Dates: 1866-1892