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Archives & Manuscripts

Quakers -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 87 Collections and/or Records:

Scattergood family papers

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-950-158
Scope and Contents Primarily the letters of the Quaker Scattergood family detailing daily life in the Philadelphia area and touching on issues of dress, there is a also a letter of Joseph Scattergood from Tunesassa, NY in telling of his work with Corn Planter's Native Americans. As well there is a diary kept by Ann Sellers from 1853-1856 and a cookbook, circa 1800.
Dates: circa 1800-1876

Joseph Scattergood diary

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-063
Scope and Content note This collection is composed of the single handwritten volume of Joseph Scattergood's diary. Entries describe Quaker meetings, social calls and family news, visits to family and friends in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, births, deaths, and marriages within the Quaker community, and Scattergood's work as a school teacher.
Dates: 1792-1820

Benjamin Sharp Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG5-136
Overview Benjamin Sharp (1858-1915), a zoologist who was primarily affiliated with the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia, attended Swarthmore College (1876) and earned a M.D. and Ph. D. from the University of Pennsylvania. A birthright member of the Society of Friends (Quakers), Dr. Sharp was the son of Benjamin and Hannah B. (Leedom) Sharp of the Germantown section of Philadelphia, Pa. He was married to Virginia May of Ridley, Mass. The family moved to Massachusetts in the early 20th century,...
Dates: 1809-1915

Anne E. Sheppard correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-SC-118
Abstract This collection includes letters received by Anne E. Sheppard from members of her family, including her mother, Margaret G. Sheppard, and her cousins John W. Biddle, Martha H. Garrett, Rebecca C. Sheppard, and Mary M. Sheppard. Of these the most extensive are those of Martha H. Garrett, describing the daily life, education, and concerns of a young Quaker woman in Philadelphia in the 1860's. Especially interesting are her accounts of Freedmen's relief work and of her unorthodox practice of...
Dates: 1856-1869

Daniel B. Smith manuscripts

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-07-086
Scope and Content note This collection is comprised of two volumes of manuscripts written by Daniel B. Smith; "The History of the United States of North America," and "Ethics: Prepared for the Use of Haverford School."
Dates: Undated

Joseph Smith account book

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Identifier: HC.MC-975-08-030
Scope and Content note This collection is comprised of the single volume personal account book of Joseph Smith. The volume includes an account of John Smith’s estate, and Joseph Smith’s personal accounts, including records of deposits, withdrawals for payments for goods and services, and account balances.
Dates: 1771-1795

Stout-Alston Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG5-141
Overview The Stout and Alston families were Quaker merchant families of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Delaware and Maryland. This collection of paper contains the personal and business correspondence, business and legal papers of Quaker merchants in Delaware, Philadelphia, and Maryland. The papers are chiefly of Jacob Stout (1774-1855), of Smyrna, Kent County, Delaware, who served as Governor of Delaware and Judge of Court of Appeals, and Jonathan Alston of Leipsic, Delaware.
Dates: 1750-1905 (bulk, 1750-1830)

Taylor family papers

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-818
Scope and Content note This collection contains materials pertaining to the Taylor family. It contains correspondence, journals, legal documents, genealogical information, and research in the history of Quakerism. There are also many photographs in the collection, including carte de vistas and other nineteenth century photographic techniques.

Other related families within the collection include the Savery, Scattergood, Richie, Hooton and Roberts families.
Dates: 1700 - 1944

George Washington Taylor account books

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-08-032
Scope and Content note This collection is comprised of the three volumes of the account books of George W. Taylor. The volumes record deposits, withdrawals for payments for goods and services, and account balances.
Dates: 1831-1882

The Northern Association of the City and County of Philadelphia for the Relief and Employment of Poor Women records

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG4-053
Overview This Hicksite Quaker women's charity was organized in 1844 and incorporated in 1856. Its mission was to provide employment in sewing for poor women. Lucretia Mott served as president until 1866. The Association went out of existence in 1926. The collection contains legal documents, financial records, membership list (1849-1872), reports, correspondence, and related papers.
Dates: 1841-1929