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biographies (documents)

Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus

Found in 18 Collections and/or Records:

Jeannette Piccard papers +?

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,...
Dates: 1960 - 1980; Majority of material found within 1960 - 1980

Emily Cooper Johnson Family Papers

Identifier: SFHL-RG5-078
Overview Emily Cooper Johnson was a Quaker author and reformer, born 1885 and died 1966 The collection contains correspondence, articles, reviews, and other papers, relating to Johnson's books, Dean Bond of Swarthmore: A Quaker Humanist (1927), and Under Quaker Appointment: The Life of Jane P. Rushmore (1955); together with business and financial papers, family marriage certificates, reference materials, clippings, and photos.
Dates: 1884-1964

"Members of the Prison Society: Biographical Vignettes"

Identifier: HC.MC-975-07-102
Scope and Content note This collection is comprised of the two volume manuscript by Peter P. and Elizabeth W. Jonitis, entitled "Memoirs of the Prison Society: Biographical Vignettes of the Managers of the Philadelphia Society for Assisting Distressed Prisoners and the Members of the Philadelphia Society for Alleviating the Miseries of Public Prisons, 1787-1830." The biographical sketches were compiled in order to determine how many of the 344 members of the organizations were Quakers, so as to study Quaker...
Dates: 1982

"A Brief Account of Thomas Kite"

Identifier: HC.MC-975-07-057
Scope and Content note This collection is comprised of the single volume, handwritten manuscript of a biographical account of Thomas Kite. The volume describes Kite's early life, his convincement (i.e. conversion to Quakerism), and his testimonies against Elias Hicks during the Hicksite-Orthodox separation.
Dates: Undated

Aaron M. (Aaron Macy) Powell Papers

Identifier: SFHL-RG5-122
Overview Aaron M. (Aaron Macy) Powell, 1832-1899, was a Quaker social reformer. The collection contains correspondence, much of it letters of condolence following the death (1867) of Powell's daughter Elizabeth, biographical materials and tributes, and mss. of his biographies of George Fox and Wendell Phillips.
Dates: 1858-1915

Benjamin Seebohm biography

Identifier: HC.MC-975-07-081
Scope and Content note This collection is comprised of the single volume biography of Benjamin Seebohm. The author of this handwritten biography is unknown. The volume describes Seebohm's early life and education in Germany, and the influence of Quakerism in his young life, particularly the religious visit of Stephen Grellet. The biography also describes Seebohm's travels as a Quaker minister throughout Europe and Great Britain, and includes quoted extracts from Seebohm's journals and letters.
Dates: Undated

"Some Account of Joshua Sharpless"

Identifier: HC.MC-975-07-083
Scope and Content note This collection is comprised of the single volume biographical manuscript of Joshua Sharpless. The front cover includes the signature of Aaron Sharpless, who may have authored the biography. The volume describes Sharpless's early life, the influence of Quakerism in his life, his travels as a missionary to Indian nations in 1798, and a biographical description of his first wife, Edith Yarnall Sharpless.
Dates: Undated

Susanna Sharpless manuscript

Identifier: HC.MC-975-07-084
Scope and Content note This collection is composed of the single volume manuscript of Susanna Sharpless. The manuscript provides a brief biography of Aaron Sharpless, but the majority of the volume describes Aaron Sharpless's illness and death. The manuscript provides a daily record of Aaron Sharpless's final days, with quotes from interactions with family members, and prayers made by Aaron Sharpless on his death bed.
Dates: 1876