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Archives & Manuscripts

Quakers -- Diaries

 Subject
Subject Source: Library Of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 132 Collections and/or Records:

Joel Swayne diary

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-078
Scope and Content note This collection is composed of the single volume diary of Joel Swayne entitled, “Some account of my journey to the Seneca Nation of Indians and Residence Amongst that People.” Entries describe Swayne’s journey to the Seneca nation, and the two years he spent there. Swayne provides detailed descriptions of the chief, “Cornplanter,” the chief’s family, the village and villagers, cultural differences between the Quakers and the Senecas, the difficulty of the language barrier, and discussions...
Dates: 1798-1800

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

Anna Braithwaite Thomas Family Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-148
Overview Anna Braithwaite Thomas (1854-1947) was a British American Quaker, of Baltimore, Maryland. The collection contains correspondence, drawings, notes, albums, poems, and photos, and eight volumes of diaries (1894-1896, 1936-1944). The earlier diaries describe a trip to England and Europe taken by Anna Thomas and her husband, Richard Henry Thomas (1854-1904), a Baltimore physician. Also included is a notebook (1869-1871) of Richard Henry Thomas while a student at Haverford College, Haverford,...
Dates: 1869-1943

William Thompson diary

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-080
Scope and Content note This collection is composed of the single, handwritten diary of William Thompson. Entries are largely related to his family's grocery business, family news, illness, social calls, and Quaker meetings he attended. He occasionally also describes Quakers from England and Ireland making religious visits to America.
Dates: 1860

Updegraff Family papers

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Identifier: HC.MC-1031
Scope and Contents note The Updegraff Family Papers are composed primarily of letters in addition to a variety of other materials including financial documents and journals. David Benjamin Updegraff’s materials span from 1802 to 1840 and include letters, an account book, and a journal. Many of these letters were exchanges between David and his wife, Rebecca. Rebecca Taylor Updegraff’s materials span from 1815 to 1865 and include letters written to Rebbeca in addition to a personal journal. These documents reflect the...
Dates: 1810-1929; Majority of material found within 1810 - 1896

Virginia Drysdale Keeney journal

 Item
Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-102

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

Joseph Walton diaries

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Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-083
Scope and Content note This collection includes 19 volumes of Joseph Walton's handwritten diaries and a folder of his religious writings. Diary entries focus on Walton's various religious visits in the U.S., and include details about his travel, attendance at meetings, and descriptions of the communities he visited. During his travels in Maryland, in volume 4, Walton discusses the status of free African Americans, particularly the ramifications of newly free former slaves for American politics, and issues surrounding...
Dates: 1875-1894

Ann Warder diaries

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Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-082
Scope and Content note This collection includes three bound volumes of handwritten transcriptions and extracts of Ann Head Warder’s diaries, originally written 1786-1789. The transcriptions were written by later family members during the 19th century. The original diaries encompassed fourteen volumes, and were written “for the perusal” of Ann’s sister, Eliza Head, who remained in England while Ann visited the United States. Diary entries describe Ann’s voyage to America, and her travels within New York and...
Dates: 1786-1789

Elizabeth Webb diary

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-084
Scope and Content note This collection is composed of the single, typed copy of the transcript of Elizabeth Webb's diary, "A Short Account of my Viage into America with Mary Rogers my Companion" with an Introduction by Frederick B. Tolles and John Beverly Riggs. The transcript and introduction are dated 1959. The introduction provides some background about Elizabeth Webb's early life and her travels as a Quaker minister. The transcribed diary entries describe Webb's voyage from England to Virginia, and...
Dates: 1697-1699