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Quakers -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 87 Collections and/or Records:

Thomas family papers

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-950-170
Scope and Content note This collection is comprised of a single folder of the papers of the Thomas family, and includes a letter from Thomas Jones of Haverford Monthly Meeting to Chester Monthly Meeting, documents related to the execution of a will, and a document pertaining to the purchase of land in 1682 by John thomas and Edward Jones.
Dates: 1697-1700

Joseph C. Turnpenny scrapbook

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: SFHL-MSS-069
Overview The scrapbook has an embossed cover titled Joseph C. Turnpenny and contains a collection of approximately 60 mostly loose 19th century engravings, lithographs, full-sized silhouettes, photographs, post cards, and other prints, primarily of Quaker and Philadelphia scenes. It is labelled on the first page "Elizabeth Bunting Scrapbook," but the contents indicate that Joseph C. Turnpenny, a member of Spruce Street Monthly Meeting, was a collector, perhaps together with Elizabeth Bunting and later...
Dates: 1833 - 1926

Vol. 1, 1894

 Item
Scope and Content note This volume is a scrapbook of various Philadelphia Societies. Materials from the following organizations are included: Western Soup Society, the Children's Aid Society, the Pennsylvania Society to Protect Children from Cruelty, Philadelphia Society for Organizing Charity, Whosoever Gospel Mission and Rescue Home, The Home Missionary Society of the City of Philadelphia, Woman's Sanitary League of Philadelphia, the Christian League of Philadelphia, The Volunteers of America, Negro Educational...
Dates: 1894

Vol. 3, 1886-1941

 Item
Scope and Content note This volume includes pamphlets and invitations to events hosted by the Monthly Meeting of Philadelphia for the Western District, such as invitations to lawn parties, “tea meetings,” pamphlets with information about twelfth street day school, and pamphlets about proposed new buildings.
Dates: 1886-1941

Walker-Stephens Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG5-168
Overview William Walker Stephens (1824-1902) was the son of Hannah Walker and Stephen Stephens of Chester Valley, Pennsylvania. The family were members of Valley Preparative and Radnor Monthly Meetings of Friends. William Walker Stephens worked as a businessman in Philadelphia and was married three times. His relation, J. Aubrey Anderson, was district attorney in Conshohocken, Pa. Papers include the diaries and day books of Hannah W. Stephens, 1857-1864, William W. Stephens, 1850-1902, and Annie R....
Dates: 1850-1919

Joseph Wharton Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG5-162
Overview Joseph Wharton (1826-1909) was a prominent Philadelphia Quaker merchant, industrialist, scientist, and philanthropist who was active in 19th century Delaware Valley manufacturing, business, and education development. The papers cover in depth his business activities as well as his career as Manager of Swarthmore College for over 35 years and as founder of the Wharton School of Finance and Commerce at the University of Pennsylvania. The collection includes business correspondence, 1855-1908, of...
Dates: 1691-1955

Thomas Wistar journals

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-089
Scope and Content note This collection is composed of five bound, handwritten journals by Thomas Wistar. Each volume includes daily entries interspersed with correspondence. Journal entries largely describe Wistar’s work as an Indian Commissioner, including visits to Washington D.C. and various trips to Indian Reservations, and Indian Agencies including the Seneca Nation and the Wichita Indian Agency. In addition to his work as a commissioner, entries detail social calls with family and friends, descriptions of...
Dates: 1841-1875