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Archives & Manuscripts

Quakers -- Diaries

 Subject
Subject Source: Library Of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 132 Collections and/or Records:

John Mietou Griscom diary

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-030
Scope and Content note This collection is composed of the single, handwritten diary of John M. Griscom. The diary focuses on Griscom's attendance at "Friendly Study Group" meetings, a group, according to Griscom, that gathers for "the study of the influences and causes leading to the separation of 1827." Entries describe discussions had at these meetings.
Dates: 1912-1914

Samuel Gummere diary

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-031
Scope and Content note This collection is composed of the single handwritten volume diary of Samuel Gummere's 1854 trip to England. Early entries describe the ten day voyage by steamship, including descriptions of passengers, accommodations on board, and sea sickness. Later entries describe Gummere's exploration of England, including visits to Liverpool and London.
Dates: 1854

Isaac Hacker diaries

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-032
Scope and Content note This collection is composed of three bound, handwritten volumes of Isaac Hacker’s diaries. Entries describe the weather, Hacker’s attendance at Quaker Meetings, social calls from friends and family, and births, deaths, and marriages within the Quaker community.
Dates: 1809-1818

Elizabeth Shinn Haines Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG5-054
Overview Elizabeth Shinn Haines (1823-1883) was a Philadelphia Orthodox Quaker. She married Henry Haines in 1845. The collection contains diaries, commonplace books, and albums.
Dates: 1836-1882

John S. Haines diary

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-033
Scope and Content note This collection is composed of the single, handwritten, "Farm and Garden" diary of John S. Haines. Entries detail the weather, farm work done each day, harvests, planting, and the crops yielded. Entries also describe farm-related business, including the sale of crops and the purchasing of farm equipment.
Dates: 1839-1865

Sara Hartshorne diary

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-034
Scope and Content note This collection is composed of the single, handwritten diary of Sara Hartshorne. Entries focus on illnesses and deaths within the family, but also include religious reflections, descriptions of the weather, and visits with family and friends.
Dates: 1845-1856

Heacock Family Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-060
Overview The Heacocks were a Quaker family of Bucks and Montgomery Counties, Pennsylvania. The collection includes correspondence, diary, and letter book (1871-1872), of Joseph Heacock (1846-1918), farmer, of Wyncote, Pa., including material relating to his work on a farm in Albion, N.Y., and in iron works in Pittsburgh, Pa., to earn money to pay debts; account book (1836-1877) of his father, Joseph Heacock (1800-1883); papers relating to the teaching activity of his wife, Elizabeth Walker Heacock, and...
Dates: 1773-1928

William Hobson Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG5-062
Overview William Hobson, 1820-1891, was a Quaker minister and farmer from North Carolina, Iowa, and Oregon. The collection contains chiefly diaries (1859-1891) describing rural life in Iowa and ministerial visits to California, Kansas, Missouri, and Oregon; together with autobiographical fragments and notes for sermons.
Dates: 1851-1891

William Hodgson Jr. diary

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-035
Scope and Content note This collection is composed of the single handwritten diary of William Hodgson Jr. Hodgson titled his diary: "Notes taken during a voyage from England and a Visit of six months in Philadelphia and New York." Initial entries describe the voyage from Liverpool, England, to Philadelphia, PA, including descriptions of the weather, books Hodgson read while on board, and the Captain and other passengers. Later entries related to Hodgson's time in Philadelphia describe the terrain, his attendance at...
Dates: 1827

Emily Howland Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG5-066
Overview Emily Howland (1827-1929) was a Quaker humanitarian and educator who is particularly known for her work with freed slaves in Virginia during and after the American Civil War. A birthright Friend, Emily Howland was the only daughter of Slocum and Hannah (Tallcot) Howland of Sherwood, N.Y. She was educated locally and for a brief period in Philadelphia, and then moved to Washington, D.C. in 1857 to teach at the Miner School for Freedmen. During the war she worked at a contraband camp in Virginia,...
Dates: 1763-1929