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Found in 134 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Content note This collection is composed of typed transcript of excerpts from Ella Bowles Newlin's travel journal from her trip with her husband from Iowa to England, Norway, and Germany. The transcript was prepared by Newlin's granddaughter, Vesta Newlin Hansen. Newlin's trip begins by taking a train from her home in Iowa to Philadelphia, where she and her husband attended the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting, after which the two traveled to New York, where they spent two weeks visiting friends. The couple took...
Scope and Content note This collection is comprised of the correspondence of the Newlin family. The majority of letters are addressed to Racehl Newlin, written by her brothers Nicholas and William, and her sister Hannah Ann Walter. The letters discuss family news, social calls, and events attended, particularly marriages in the Quaker community.
Scope and Content note This collection is comprised of the two volume manuscript of unpublished poems of John G. Whittier, compiled by Elizabeth Nicholson and Sarah Lloyd. The volumes include copies of many of John Greenleaf Whittier's early poems, as well as poetry by other poets, and sketches and illustrations.
Scope and Content note This collection is comprised of the single volume commonplace book of Rebecca Peirce. It includes excerpts of letters on friendship, prayers, extracts from the writing of William Grover, extracts of a letter from Samuel Fothergill, and extracts from Sherwood's "Lady of the Manor."
Scope and Content note This collection is composed of the single volume autobiographical manuscript of Mary Pennington. This copy is a handwritten copy of the original manuscript, though the copiest is unknown. The manuscript includes descriptions of Pennington's early life, the events leading up to her convincement (i.e. her conversion to Quakerism), her attendance at Quaker meetings, a description of her marriage and her husband, Isaac Pennington, a description of her husband's family (particularly his mother),...
Scope and Content note This collection is comprised of the single volume signature album of Lora A. Perkins. The album includes signatures accompanied by inscriptions, quotes, and small sketches. Signers include: F.P. Woodbury, Wesley K. Bell, John G. Whittier, Etta Peters, Lovina W. Averill, George Jackson, John P. Loving, Jennie M. Cook, and A. Marie Dearborn.
Overview Mary Elizabeth Pidgeon (1890-1979) was born into an extended Quaker family who lived for generations in Clarke and Loudon counties, Virginia. She moved beyond the Virginia Quaker community to a career in the women's movement, first as a campaigner for women's suffrage (1917-1920), then as an educator and political activist in Virginia (1920-1928) and finally as a research economist for the Women's Bureau of the U.S. Department of Labor (1928-1956). During her retirement years, Pidgeon became...