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Archives & Manuscripts

Conscientious objection

 Subject
Subject Source: Library Of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 11 Collections and/or Records:

Solomon Frazer prison letters, 1864-1865 (copies)

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-SC-042
Abstract This collection is a compilation of photocopies and typescripts of the letters of Solomon Frazer, written while he was imprisoned at Salisbury Confederate Prison as a religious objector to the Civil War. The letters are arranged as an informal history of the prison and of the Quaker community of North Carolina during the Civil War. Also included are letters from several other Quakers, some of whom were imprisoned as religious objectors and others who participated in the conflict.
Dates: 1864-1865

Joseph Scattergood (collector) An account of the Free Quakers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-SC-113
Abstract This volume contains the collection of Joseph Scattergood of original and manuscript copies of documents relating to the Free Quakers, bound by his son George Scattergood. The Free Quakers disagreed with the strict disownment policy for members of the Society of Friends who fought in the Revolutionary War. Led by Samuel Wetherhill, this group wanted to practice Quakerism without the strict rules of discipline and disownment. The papers in Scattergood's collection include petitions, published...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1781-1885 [ 1781-1802]

"War Inconsistent with the Christian Character"

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-07-037
Scope and Content note This collection is comprised of the single volume of Thomas Greene's manuscript, entitled "War Inconsistent with the Christian Character," which discusses the "pacific sentiments" of Quakers.
Dates: 1822

Mary G. Cary and John R. Cary papers

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-950-038
Scope and Contents This collection includes letters, documents and photographs of 18th & 19th and early 20th -century family members mostly of the Quaker Cary, Cope, Elkinton, Gilpin, Newlin, Stokes and Waln families. Issues of domestic life and family relations, as well as attendance at Meeting are the focus of this collection of letters and documents relating to the Quaker families: Evans, Gilpin, Newlin, Stokes and Waln. The greatest number of letters was written by John Stokes (1800-1868) to Hannah Smith...
Dates: 1780-1920

Haridas Thakordas Muzumdar Collected Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SCPC-CDG-A-Muzumdar, Haridas
Abstract Includes pamphlets and typescript.
Dates: Majority of material found within 1920-1942

New York Yearly Meeting collection of militia regulations

 Collection — folder
Identifier: SFHL-SC-283
Overview The collection contains Quaker correspondence concerning various states' regulations on military conscription and conscientious objection in the early 19th century.
Dates: 1812, 1821

Quakers Exiled in Virginia collection

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-950-153
Scope and Content note This collection is comprised of the two folders of materials related to a group of Quakers exiled in Virigina during the American Revolutionary War, from 1777-1778. The collection includes both originals, and photocopies and transcripts of the materials. The materials are largely composed of correspondence, but also include decisions made by congress, and financial records of the exiles, and a single photograph of the Isaac Brown house, where Quaker exiles were held in Virginia in 1777....
Dates: 1777-1778

David S. and Mary W. Richie Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG5-264
Overview David S. Richie (1908-2005) spent his life devoted to public service, particularly in the areas of work camps and cooperatives. A birthright Quaker, he served as Secretary of the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting Social Order Committee from 1939–1973 and was president of the Board of Friends Housing, Inc. He also was involved with the American Friends Service Committee and other organizations. These papers are divided into correspondence, writings, and topical files as assembled by Richie.
Dates: 1935-2005

Sharpless Family papers

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-1111
Overview Letters, accounts, diaries, journals of members of the inter-related Sharpless and Kite families, including the papers of Joshua Sharpless (1746/7-1826) and letters of Mary Kite (1792-1861) as well as the papers of Edward G. Smedley, ca. 1836-1908, dealing with his experiences as a conscientious objector during the Civil War, 1863-1866.
Dates: 1748-1875

War Resisters' International Collected Records

 Collection
Identifier: SCPC-DG-039
Overview The War Resisters' International was founded at Bilthoven, Netherlands, in 1921 by representative pacifists from that country, Germany, Austria and Great Britain. The War Resisters' International was never more than a coordinating body in its relationship to affiliated groups.
Dates: 1923-1976