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Archives & Manuscripts

Quakers -- Diaries

 Subject
Subject Source: Library Of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 132 Collections and/or Records:

Amy Fenimore diary

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-025
Scope and Content note This collection consists of the single original, handwritten copy of Amy Fenimore’s diary for the years 1803-1840. Diary entries largely focus on prayers and religious reflection, and many describe Quaker meetings, and births, deaths, and marriages within the Quaker community. Entries during the years 1832-1833 discuss the Quaker separation between Quaker and Hicksite, or as Fenimore refers to it, the separation between “Friends and orthodox.” Illnesses and medical treatments are also described.

Ferris Family Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-040
Overview The collection contains correspondence, journals and other writings, business and legal papers, and miscellaneous items of the Ferris family of Wilmington, Delaware, a prominent Quaker family. Of particular note are the correspondence and writings of Benjamin Ferris concerning the Separation in the Society of Friends, as well as the journals and diaries of Anna M. Ferris, David Ferris, Matilda Ferris, Benjamin Ferris, and Henry Ferris. Correspondents include William Lloyd Garrison, William...

Fisher-Warner Family Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-042
Overview Miers Fisher (1748-1819), a birthright Quaker, was a prominent lawyer, legislator, philanthropist, merchant, and scientist in early Federal Philadelphia. Benjamin Warner, publisher and bookseller, married Fisher's daughter, Lydia, in 1814. Born in 1748 in Philadelphia, the son of Joshua and Sarah Rowland Fisher, Miers Fisher married Sarah Redwood in 1774. He was among a group of prominent Quaker merchants who were temporarily exiled to Winchester, Virginia, during the Revolution. Miers and...

Susan Foulke diary

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-026
Scope and Content This collection is composed of the single, handwritten diary of Susan Foulke. Entries detail Susan’s daily life and include prayers, religious reflection, descriptions of visits to friends and family in Philadelphia and Burlington, N.J., and Births, deaths, and marriages within her family and the Quaker community. Foulke also describes the sermons of Elias Hicks, which she heard at various Meetings.

Anna Gillingham Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-051
Overview Anna Gillingham (1878-1964) was a prominent Quaker educator and author. She taught at Friends Central School in Philadelphia from 1901-05, was school psychologist in the Ethical Culture School in New York City from 1905-36, directed the remedial reading program at the Punahon School in Honolulu from 1936-38, and was a consultant on remedial reading after 1938. She also co-authored a book on remedial training for children with Stillman. She was co-founder of the Orton Society, a national...

Stephen Gould diary

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Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-027
Scope and Content note This collection is composed of the single, handwritten diary of Stephen Gould. Diary entries include descriptions of social calls, Quaker Meetings, the health of Gould's young son, births, deaths, and marriages within the Quaker community, and discussions of the War of 1812 and Gould's opposition to war fare in general.

Sadie Sharpless Green family papers

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Identifier: SFHL-SC-048
Abstract This collection includes the commonplace book of Sarah Sharpless Green, the writing book of her sister Amy Sharpless, and the copy book of her daughter Sadie Sharpless Green. In her journals are personal notes, poetry, newspaper clippings, and manuscript copies of spiritual writings. The most substantial of these is the account of the life of Quaker minister Ruth Anna Lindley.

Anna Greene diary

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Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-028
Scope and Content note This collection is composed of the single, handwritten diary of Anna Greene. Entries focus on prayer and religious reflection.

Rowland Greene journals

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Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-029
Scope and Content note This collection is composed of ten handwritten journals of Rowland Greene. Entries largely focus on religious visits Greene made throughout New England, as well as Quaker meetings he attended, social calls, family news, deaths within the Quaker community, and passages of religious reflection.

Griffith Family Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-052
Overview The Griffith family were Quakers involved in the textile industry in the area of Winchester, Virginia before the Civil War. Aaron H. Griffith was active in the Orthodox branch of Hopewell Monthly Meeting and was an Elder and Clerk of that Meeting. The collection includes family correspondence and miscellaneous manuscripts of the Griffith family, as assembled by Sylvia Dannett who was writing a novel about Aaron H. Griffith's daughter, Harriet Griffith Ellis. Of particular interest are the...