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Archives & Manuscripts

biographies (documents)

 Subject
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Found in 18 Collections and/or Records:

Allen Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG5-001
Overview Contains the papers of the Allen Family, a Quaker family of Philadelphia and Delaware County, Pennsylvania, which traced its ancestry back to one of William Penn's commissioners. Includes papers relating to the Allen and related Breidenhart, Casdorp, Gibbons, Hubley, Jacobs, Matlack, and Samuel families. The Allen family papers contain extensive genealogical material, family correspondence, journals and memorials which provide excellent source material on Quaker family life in the 19th century...

"Biographical Sketch of Joshua Longstreth Baily"

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-07-007
Scope and Content note This collection is comprised of the single volume typed manuscript biography of Joshua Longstreth Baily, written by Alfred Baily. The volume includes a brief history of the Baily family, and is largely composed of extracts of Joshua Baily's letters.

"Philadelphia's Arch Street Meeting House: A Biography"

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-07-010
Scope and Content This collection is comprised of the single volume typed manuscript of Gergory Barnes' "Philadelphia's Arch Street Meeting House: A Biography." The manuscript provides a history of Philadelphia's Arch Street Meeting House from the purchase of the land by William Penn in 1683 to the present, including important Quaker individuals, the influence of Philadelphia's history on the Meeting House, the Orthodox-Hicksite separation, and the Wilburite-Gurneyites.

"John Bowne: Pioneer of Freedom"

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Identifier: HC.MC-975-07-026
Scope and Content note This collection is comprised of John Bowne's single volume typed manuscript biography, "John Bowne: Pioneer of Freedom," written by John Cox Jr. The biography of John Bowne Flushing is based on his letters, journals, and public records, and describes his early life in England, his emigration to the colonies, the arrival of the Quakers, his marriage and his convincement (i.e. conversion to Quakersim).

"The Short Journal of George Fox"

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-07-134
Scope and Content note This collection is comprised of the single volume, handwritten copy of "The Short Journal of George Fox," transcribed from the original by Emily Jermyn. The manuscript describes the life of George Fox.

Joseph Joshua Green manuscripts

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-07-038
Scope and Content note This collection is comprised of two volumes of biographies, written by Joseph John Green. One volume is the biography of Samuel Cater, an early British Quaker, and the other volume is a biography of "Bishop" John Hall.

Sarah Cooper Tatum Hilles family papers

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Identifier: HC.MC-1213
Abstract The Sarah Cooper Tatum Hilles family papers house the correspondence of a Quaker family who lived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Woodbury, New Jersey; Wilmington, Delaware; and other surrounding areas from approximately 1840 to 1882. A majority of the letters were written to or by Sarah Cooper Tatum Hilles; her husband, John Smith Hilles; and other Tatum or Hilles family members. There is a small sampling of assorted family papers, dating from 1825 to 1901. Included, among other items, are...

"The Life and Travels in the Ministry of the Gospel of John Pemberton"

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Identifier: HC.MC-975-07-045
Scope and Content note This collection is composed of the single volume manuscript, "The Life and Travels in the Ministry of the Gospel of John Pemberton," written by William Hodgson, Jr. The manuscript was compiled by Hodgson from Pemberton's manuscript diaries and letters. The manuscript recounts his early life, first journey in Europe with John Churchman, excerpts of diary kept during revolutionary war, his second visit to Europe, and his travel in England and Scotland.

"Allen David Hole: His Life and Thought"

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-07-046
Scope and Content note This collection is comprised of the single volume manuscript, entitled "Allen David Hole: his Life and Thought" edited by Francis Doan Hole. The manuscript includes a description of his early life, attendance at Earlham College, and essays written by Allen David Hole: "The Prophet," "Fundamental Concepts," "Real Safeguards for Individuals and Nations," and "He doeth all things well."

Jeannette Piccard papers +?

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Identifier: BMC-M95
Overview Jeannette Ridlon Piccard, BMC class of 1918, was the first woman licensed to pilot a balloon in the United States, and the first woman to enter the stratosphere (with a flight that reached 57, 559 feet). She served as a consultant and lecturer for NASA’s Manned Spacecraft Center from 1964-1970. At the age of 79 Piccard was ordained as a priest in the Episcopal Church, one of the “Philadelphia Eleven”- the first ordained female priests. The material in this collection consists of correspondence,...