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Archives & Manuscripts

Quakers -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 87 Collections and/or Records:

Friends Institute scrapbook

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-04-007
Scope and Content note This collection is comprised of the single volume scrapbook of the Friends Institute. The volume includes materials related to the Friends Institute for Young Men, particularly for the lectures and events of the organization. Lectures focus on a variety of topics, including: Business Ethics, Party Politics, Early Friends and Their services in America, the Idolatry of Culture, and Siberian Convicts. Also included are the Annual Reports of the Board of Managers.

Friends Instruction Association records

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Identifier: SFHL-RG4-028
Overview Contains the records of the Friends Instruction Association including minutes and financial records, receipts from stores, and published bylaws. Friends Instruction Association was organized in 1873 by Philadelphia Quaker women as A Mothers Meeting. Originally part of the Penn Sewing School, the group incorporated in 1876 as Friends Instruction Association. Philadelphia Monthly Meeting provided a meeting space in the Race Street meeting house. Its purpose was to...

Friends Neighborhood Guild

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Identifier: SFHL-RG4-035
Overview Friends Neighborhood Guild is a social welfare agency established by Hicksite Quakers in 1879 to serve the Poplar section of North Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It began as a volunteer organization for immigrant children and evolved into a settlement house and community center. This collection primarily contains early records of Friends Neighborhood Guild, and also the records of two related Quaker societies, the Friendly Settlement Association and the Spring Street Mission.

Friends Sesqui-Centennial Commission

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Identifier: SFHL-RG4-037
Overview The Friends Sesqui-Centennial Commission was an organization involved with coordinating Quaker activities relating to the sesquicentennial celebration of the American Revolution in 1926 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The collection contains a minute book containing committee and treasurer's reports, registration books, printed material and other records.

Friends Social Union (Philadelphia, Pa.)

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Identifier: SFHL-RG4-039
Overview Friends Social Union was founded in 1924 in Philadelphia, Pa., as a social club for Quaker men. In 1976 the by-laws were amended to include women as members. The records include by-laws, minutes, and miscellaneous, 1924-1978.

George Family Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-170
Overview John M. George (1802-1887) was the son of Joseph and Alice Malin George. He was a birthright Quaker and member of Radnor Monthly Meeting. The George family came to Pennsylvania from Wales in 1708 and settled in Blockley Township, Pennsylvania. The George family papers include correspondence (1705-1864), other personal papers (1681-1887), business and financial accounts (1734-1887), and estate papers (1714-1883). Of particular note are the estate accounts of many family members and other...

John S. Haines financial records

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Identifier: HC.MC-975-08-041
Scope and Content note This collection is comprised of two volumes of the personal account books of John S. Haines. The volumes record Haines' expenses, payments to various individuals and businesses, and his account balances at the end of each year.

Hallowell-Stabler Family Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-057
Overview The Hallowell and Stabler families were Quakers mainly of Sandy Spring, Maryland. James S. Hallowell was a noted educator, and Edward Stabler was the postmaster of Sandy Spring. The collection illustrates the life of a 19th century Quaker family in Alexandria, Virginia, Washington, D.C., Sandy Spring, Maryland, and Philadelphia, where several relatives resided. While emphasizing family affairs and domestic life, these papers contain material of interest on education, farm life, observations of...

Walter G. Heacock scrapbook

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Identifier: HC.MC-975-04-009
Scope and Content note This collection is comprised of the single volume scrapbook of Walter G. Heacock. The scrapbook is largely composed of postcards of Quaker Meeting Houses that Heacock collected, along with typed descriptions of the meeting house featured in each postcard. The majority of postcards are from Pennsylvania and New Jersey, though there are a few from other states and Canada. The volume also includes newspaper clippings related to Quakers and Quaker history.

Richard Hockley letterbook

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Identifier: HC.MC-975-02-009
Scope and Content note This collection is comprised of the single letterbook of Richard Hockley and contains business correspondence. The majority of letters in the volume are written by Richard Hockley on his travels for the business interests of Thomas Hyam, a London merchant. Letters are written from a variety of locations, including Barbados, Charleston, S.C., and Philadelphia, Pa.