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Archives & Manuscripts

Quakers -- Diaries

 Subject
Subject Source: Library Of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 132 Collections and/or Records:

Samuel C. Davis diary

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-016
Scope and Content note This collection includes a bound typed transcript of Samuel Cole Davis’s diary of his illness with “cancer of the lip,” as transcribed by Steven E. Kagle. The diary was written during the last months of Davis’s life. Entries begin on April 1st of 1808, and continue until July 18, 1809, just a few days before Davis’s death. Davis’s diary entries detail not only the particulars of his medical condition and the treatments that various doctors attempted to cure the cancer or alleviate pain, but...

William Dillwyn diary

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Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-017
Scope and Content note This collection is composed of the single volume, handwritten diary of William Dillwyn, as well as a photo copy and typed transcript. Entries describe Dillwyn's travels from his home in Burlington, N.J. to Charleston, South Carolina, including lists of things to pack, the voyage, and the weather. Later entries describe Dillwyn's time in South Carolina; visits with Friends, business, and Quaker meetings.The collection also includes a copy of a New York Sun newspaper article, dated...

Jacob R. Elfreth Jr. diaries

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Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-020
Scope and Content note This collection is composed of 64 volumes of the bound, handwritten diaries of Jacob R. Elfreth, Jr. Early diaries, from 1861-1867, focus on military movement and battles during the Civil War, reactions to President Lincoln's assassination, and the political tensions during the aftermath of the war. The majority of entries detail day-to day activities; family news, news of Elfreth's carpet business, attendance at Quaker meetings, social calls, accounts of weather, and births,...

Jacob R. Elfreth Sr. diaries

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Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-019
Scope and Content note This collection is composed of 45 handwritten, bound volumes of the diaries of Jacob R. Elfreth, Sr. The majority of entries detail family news, births, deaths, and marriages within the Quaker community, Quaker meetings, and Elfreth's work with the Leigh Navigation Company.Diaries from 1860-1866 include entries and newspaper clippings that discuss issues related to the American Civil War, including slavery, movements of the Union and Confederate troops, battles between the two, and...

Eli and Sybil Jones family papers

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Identifier: HC.MC-1009-A
Scope and Contents This collection contains materials from Eli and Sybil Jones, as well as Susan Taber Jones, James Parnell Jones, Virginia Costello Jones, and other materials related to the work and ministry of Eli and Sybil Jones.

James Emlen journal

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Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-021
Scope and Content note This collection contains a single photocopy of James Emlen's journal, dated 1794. The diary details Emlen's travels in rural Pennsylvania to small towns and settlements of fellow quakers. Entries often describe tensions and interactions between the white settlers and the Native American populations. Treaties between white settlers and native groups are also discussed.

Samuel Emlen Jr. diaries

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Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-022
Scope and Content note This collection is composed of two handwritten diaries by Samuel Emlen Jr.

The first diary, dated 1794, is called "A Memorandum on a Journey into Maryland" by Emlen himself, and entries record his journey into Maryland, and describes visits with Friends there.

The second diary, dated 1817-1818 includes entries that describe discussions of international politics had with friends, particularly concerning Russia, social calls with friends and family, and Quaker meetings.

Charles Evans diary

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Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-023
Scope and Content note This collection is composed of the single, handwritten volume of Charles Evans's "Diary of a European Trip, 1861." The diary details Evans's voyage from Philadelphia to England including descriptions of the captain and other cabin passengers, illness on board, and the weather during the voyage. Upon arrival in England, diary entries relate visits to Friends, Quaker meetings, and Evans's tour of England.

Elizabeth Reeve Evans diaries

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Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-024
Scope and Contents note This collection is composed of seven volumes of the handwritten diaries of Elizabeth Reeve Evans. Diary entries describe social calls, the health of family and friends, the weather, births, deaths, and marriages within the Quaker community, and Quaker meetings.

Joshua Evans Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-190
Overview Joshua Evans, a Quaker minister and abolitionist, was born in 1731 in West Jersey. About the year 1754, he experienced a religious conversion and thereafter devoted his life to sharing his rigorous interpretation of the gospel through an ascetic and pious life style and simple ministry. Barely educated, he was nevertheless acknowledged as a minister by Haddonfield Monthly Meeting in 1759. Evans was a vegetarian and a fervent proponent of the peace testimony, Quaker plainness, and ending...