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Archives & Manuscripts

Quakers -- Diaries

 Subject
Subject Source: Library Of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 132 Collections and/or Records:

Henry Simmons journals

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-072
Scope and Content note This collection is composed of four volumes of Henry Simmons's journals, the majority of which are related to time Simmons spent with the Oneida and Seneca tribes. In addition to the four handwritten journals, the collection includes two photocopies of Simmons's 1796-1797 journal (vol 1), and a single typed transcript of Simmons's 1799 journal (vol 2).
Dates: 1796-1800

Edward Smedley diary

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-073
Scope and Content note This collection is composed of the single handwritten diary of Edward Smedley, written while at the conscript barracks in Philadelphia after being drafted for the American Civil War. Entries describe Smedley's experiences as a drafted soldier and non-combatant prisoner in Philadelphia, including religious reflection, visits from family members, and military preparations.
Dates: 1863

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

Philip W. Smith Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG5-224
Overview Philip W. Smith (1889-1981) was a Quaker dairyman from Bucks County, Pennsylvania, who was active in Russian concerns and a prominent peace activist. In 1925-1926, he spent two years on a collective farm in Russia, and in later life he traveled extensively for peace causes. He was a member of Buckingham Monthly Meeting. This collection contains his correspondence, several journals and day books, photographs, writings on Russia, dairy farm records, and information on various groups he was...
Dates: 1906-1981

Samuel Smith papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-SC-119
Abstract This collection includes 10 memorandum books of Samuel Smith, recounting his experiences as a travelling Quaker minister on his journeys in the eastern United States, Liverpool, London and Scotland. Also included is the copy book of a certain "S.B." of Darby Monthly Meeting, dated 1740-1746. This book contains tables of climates and distances, home remedies, and personal financial records. Notable are a list of the holdings of the Philadelphia library in 1741, an elegy to John Chalkley (1741),...
Dates: 1740-1817

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

Stabler Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG5-234
Overview Contains the papers of the Stabler family of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Greenwich, Ct., and their collateral lines. The collection spans six generations of a Quaker family and includes diaries, daybooks, albums, pictures, and voluminous correspondence concerned primarily with family issues. Louisa Merritt Field (1826-1914) married Edward Hartshorne Stabler (1813-1877) in 1859. He was the son of Edward Stabler (1769-1831), an Alexandria, Virginia, druggist, by his second wife, Mary Hartshorne. They had...
Dates: 1835-1955(bulk)

Stackhouse Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG5-306
Overview The Stackhouse family was a Pennsylvania and New Jersey Quaker family with roots in the earliest settlement of America. The papers include diaries, ledgers, correspondence and other family papers and voluminous genealogical research conducted by Powell Stackhouse, Jr. They were united by the descendants of two sons of Amos and Mary (Powell) Stackhouse who shared an interest in family history. Powell Stackhouse, Jr., (1827-1900) was a real estate lawyer and conveyancer who pursued a...
Dates: 1804 - 1951; Majority of material found within 1820-1916

Isaac Stephenson diary

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-076
Scope and Content note This collection is composed mainly of a single photostatic copy of Issac Stephenson's diary. Diary entries describe Stephenson's travels in the Quaker ministry in New England, including descriptions of towns he visited, Friends who hosted him or whom he visited with, and Meetings attended.Until 1959, the diary was thought to be that of Mary Olney. However, upon closer inspection in 1959, researchers determined that the diary was likely that of Issac Stephenson. Notes on this...
Dates: 1823-1824

Janet Stokes diaries

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-077
Scope and Content note This collection is composed of two volumes of Janet Stokes's diaries. Entries are generally related to personal and religious reflection and descriptions of Stokes's struggles with depression.
Dates: 1996-1997