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Archives & Manuscripts

Quakers -- Diaries

 Subject
Subject Source: Library Of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 132 Collections and/or Records:

Margaret Hill Morris diary

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-049
Scope and Content note This collection is composed of the original, handwritten Revolutionary War diary of Margret Hill Morris, as well as a photocopy of the diary of Margaret Hill Morris. The entries detail Morris’s experiences during the early years of the American Revolutionary War, including her fears for her family, the movement through her town of various military groups, including “Tory Hunters,” “Gondola Men,” and Hessian soldiers. Morris also describes her treatment of the sick and injured at surrounding...

Samuel B. Morris diary

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-050
Scope and Content note This collection is composed of the single, handwritten diary of Samuel B. Morris. Diary entries describe Morris's time at Haverford, including classes he attended, meals, sporting events, socializing with friends, and family news and events.

E. Mae Myers papers

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: SFHL-RG5-301
Overview The collection contains diaries and memorabilia of E. Mae Myers (1879-1953), a Quaker educator and graduate of the Martin Academy and Swarthmore College.

Samuel Newitt journal

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-051
Scope and Content note This collection is composed of the single handwritten travel journal of Samuel Newitt. Entries detail Newitt's journey to Rhode Island, including descriptions of visits with Friends, and attendance at Meetings in various towns in Rhode Island.

Ella Bowles Newlin journal

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-052
Scope and Content note This collection is composed of typed transcript of excerpts from Ella Bowles Newlin's travel journal from her trip with her husband from Iowa to England, Norway, and Germany. The transcript was prepared by Newlin's granddaughter, Vesta Newlin Hansen. Newlin's trip begins by taking a train from her home in Iowa to Philadelphia, where she and her husband attended the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting, after which the two traveled to New York, where they spent two weeks visiting friends. The couple took...

Painter Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG5-110
Overview The Painter family was an early Pennsylvania Quaker family that married into the Minshall family of Delaware County. In 1681, William Penn granted Thomas Minshall a land tract which now includes the Tyler Arboretum. The property was home to eight generations of the same family. The collection includes family correspondence, business and legal papers, property records, papers on interests and concerns of the Painter brothers, genealogical papers, and miscellaneous deeds and other papers...

Parke Family diaries

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: SFHL-RG 5-318
Overview The collection contains diaries and daybooks of Dr. Thomas E. Parke and his wife, Mary Bacon Parke, of Downingtown, Pennsylvania. They reflect the life and activities of 20th century Quakers, active in the Society of Friends and other philanthropic activities.

John Parrish diaries

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-053
Scope and Content note This collection is composed of the original, handwritten diaries of John Parrish, a member and minister of the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting. The diaries describe Parrish's travels to Quaker families, including those disowned by their Meeting, throughout Rhode Island, Maryland, New York, and Pennsylvania.

Included with the diaries are a photocopy of a silhouette of John Parrish, and an article about the diaries published in The Friend on March 30, 1957.

Katherine T. Paxson journals

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-054
Scope and Content note This collection consists of 15 volumes of Katherine Paxson’s journals. Included inside the journals are pamphlets from Lansdowne Meeting, to-do lists, descriptions of dreams, and excerpts of poems. Entries describe Quaker meetings, prayers and religious reflection, attendance at writing conferences and workshops, as well as visits with family and friends, and daily housework, including preparations for holidays and meal preparation.

John Pemberton diaries

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-055
Scope and Content note This collection is composed of two volumes of handwritten extracts, copied by Joseph Elkington, date unknown, from John Pemberton's original diaries. The first volume describes Pemberton's visit to England in 1750-1754, the second volume is composed of daily entries dated 1778. The majority of entries in both volumes describe Quaker meetings attended, and social visits with Friends and family.