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Archives & Manuscripts

biographies (documents)

 Subject
Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus

Found in 18 Collections and/or Records:

Emily Cooper Johnson Family Papers

 Collection
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"

 Collection
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"

 Collection
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

Margaret Hope Bacon collection on Henry Joel Cadbury

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-950-010
Scope and Contents This collection contains research notes and cassette tape recordings created by Margaret Hope Bacon during the writing of her book Let This Life Speak: The Legacy of Henry Joel Cadbury, published in 1987.
Dates: 1985 - 1987, undated

Aaron M. (Aaron Macy) Powell Papers

 Collection
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

 Collection
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"

 Collection
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

 Collection
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