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Quaker women

 Subject
Subject Source: Library Of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 134 Collections and/or Records:

Bowles family correspondence

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Identifier: HC.MC-1212
Abstract The Bowles family was deeply involved with Quaker missionary and relief work during the 20th century. In 1900, the Bowles moved to Japan under the auspices of the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting and managed the Friends School and established the Tokyo Friends Center. During World War II, the Bowles family moved to Hawaii and worked with war refugees. The Bowles family correspondence consists of correspondence from Gilbert and Minnie Pickett Bowles to their son Gordon Townsend Bowles from 1922 to...

Branson-Jackson Family Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-016
Overview Anna M. Jackson and her daughter, Anna M. (Jackson Branson) Theiss, were Quaker activists in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Anna M. Jackson was very involved in reform activities in New York City. She served as Chairman of the Women's Prison Reform Committee, and was also involved in the Women's Municipal League and the Political Study Club. Her daughter, Anna Morris Jackson, attended Swarthmore College for two years, and in 1909 earned a B.S. in Education from Columbia University. Anna was...

Cassandra Rigby Brinton notebook

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Identifier: HC.MC-975-11-004
Scope and Content note This collection is comprised of the single volume notebook of Cassandra Rigby Brinton, and provides a record of Friends who visited her meeting in Lampeter, and her family's Sadsbury Monthly Meeting. Entries describe the individuals who visited, many of whom stayed with Brinton's family. The collection also includes a typed extract of a letter from Walter L. Moore, who donated the notebook, providing further context for the notebook.

Erica Brooks commonplace books

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Identifier: HC.MC-975-03-055
Scope and Content note This collection is comprised of the five volumes of commonplace books of Erica May Brooks. The majority of the volumes are composed of poems about nature, history, family, friendship, and WWII, and includes both copied poem and originals written by Brooks.

Elizabeth Browett diary

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Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-010
Scope and Content note This collection is composed of the single, handwritten diary of Elizabeth Browett. The cover of the diary reads: “Diary of a Poor Quaker Seamstress, 1833-4, being a pathetic record of monotonous penury.” Entries focus on social calls, and descriptions of Quaker meetings, Browett’s health, and her work as a seamstress in London.

Sarah Buckley estate account book

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Identifier: HC.MC-975-08-038
Scope and Content note This collection is comprised of the single volume account book of Sarah Buckley's estate, and records payments made by Sarah Buckley to various individuals and businesses for goods and services.

The Testimony of Mary Bundock

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Identifier: HC.MC-975-11-005
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.

Mary Bye Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-024
Overview Mary (Du Bois) Bye, Quaker peace and social activist and member of Doylestown Monthly Meeting of Friends in Pennsylvania, was born in 1913. This collection consists of the papers relating to Mary Bye's political activity. It includes correspondence, notes, clippings, and other files concerning peace and justice issues.

Elizabeth Cadwallader papers

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Identifier: HC.MC-950-188
Scope and Content note This collection is comprised of the papers of Elizabeth Cadwallader Comfort, and include certificates of removal, clippings, correspondence, diaries, extracts, recipe books, wills, and miscellaneous items from various members of Comfort's family.

Kay Camp Papers

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Identifier: SCPC-DG-169
Abstract Katherine Lindsley Camp was born in 1918 [1919?], Mt. Kisco New York. She was a graduate of Swarthmore College (Class of 1940). Camp was elected president of the U.S. Section of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom in 1967, and served as international president, 1974-1980. In addition Camp was founder of the Citizens Bi-Racial Study Group; former president of the Pennsylvania Women's Political Caucus; made unsuccessful bid for Congress in 1972 on the Democratic ticket in...