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Archives & Manuscripts

Quakers -- Diaries

 Subject
Subject Source: Library Of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 132 Collections and/or Records:

Joseph Wharton Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG5-162
Overview Joseph Wharton (1826-1909) was a prominent Philadelphia Quaker merchant, industrialist, scientist, and philanthropist who was active in 19th century Delaware Valley manufacturing, business, and education development. The papers cover in depth his business activities as well as his career as Manager of Swarthmore College for over 35 years and as founder of the Wharton School of Finance and Commerce at the University of Pennsylvania. The collection includes business correspondence, 1855-1908, of...

Ann Cooper Whitall diary

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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...

John S. Whitall diary

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Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-091
Scope and Content note This collection is composed of the single handwritten diary of John S. Whitall's diary of his voyage from New York to France in 1785. Whitall kept the diary for his sister, to whom he addresses the majority of his entries. Entries include quotes from scripture, Quaker sermons, and poetry, as well as descriptions of the voyage by sea, notably the ship’s celebration of Saint Louis. During his time in France, entries describe Whitall's travels to Nantes and Bordeaux and visits with Friends in...

Benjamin F. Whitson Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG5-164
Overview Benjamin F. Whitson (1867-1957) of Moylan, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, was a Quaker businessman. Whitson was active in Quaker affairs such as Friends World Conference in 1937 and the Fellowship of Reconciliation, and in Quaker concerns such as peace, temperance, and education. He was the son of Thomas H. and Phebe (Cooper) Whitson, and his family and extended family has deep Quaker associations. Both Benjamin Whitson and his father, were recognized as Quaker ministers and made visits to Ohio...

Elizabeth Wilkinson journal

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Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-085
Scope and Content note This collection is composed of the single handwritten journal of Elizabeth Wilkinson. The diary describes her religious visit to Friends in America from her home in England. Entries describe her travel from England to Boston on the ship Beulah with fellow Quakers; John Stephenson, Robert Proud, Alice Hall, and Wilkinson's "companion," Hannah Harris.Upon her arrival in America, Wilkinson's diary entries describe visits to Friends and attendance at meetings throughout Massachusetts,...

Rachel Wilson diary

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Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-086
Scope and Content note This collection is composed of the single typed transcript of Rachel Wilson's religious visit to New England and Charleston, S.C. from England. Entries describe her travels, Quaker families visited, and meetings attended.

Esther Fisher Wistar diary

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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.

Sarah Wistar diary

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Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-088
Scope and Content note This collection is composed of the single handwritten diary of Sarah "Sallie" Wistar. Early entries describe Sallie's classes and studies in her efforts to earn her high school diploma, while later entries describe social calls, illnesses in the family and other family news, as well as Sallie's responsibilities as the eldest daughter living at home.

Thomas Wistar journals

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Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-089
Scope and Content note This collection is composed of five bound, handwritten journals by Thomas Wistar. Each volume includes daily entries interspersed with correspondence. Journal entries largely describe Wistar’s work as an Indian Commissioner, including visits to Washington D.C. and various trips to Indian Reservations, and Indian Agencies including the Seneca Nation and the Wichita Indian Agency. In addition to his work as a commissioner, entries detail social calls with family and friends, descriptions of...

John Woolman diary

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Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-092
Scope and Content note This collection is composed of a single photocopy of John Woolman's diary from his voyage to England in 1772, the original manuscript of which is held at the Mount School, York. Entries discuss Woolman's travel with Samuel Emlen, including preparations for the voyage, description of weather conditions, conditions on board, religious reflection and reflection on the slave trade.