Quakers -- Pennsylvania -- Social life and customs
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 22 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Content note This collection is composed of the two original, handwritten diaries of Francis Bacon, kept during the years 1841-1843, and 1858-1862. Entries describe Bacon’s daily life, including descriptions of the weather, Quaker meetings he attended, business transactions, social calls with friends and family, and the births, deaths, and marriages within the Quaker community.
Scope and Contents note This collection includes 43 original, bound, handwritten volumes of Joshua Baily’s personal diaries, spanning the majority of his adult life. Baily began keeping diaries at the age of nineteen and continued to write daily entries throughout his life, though diaries for the years 1857-1878 are missing. As a young man, Baily was very involved in the Philadelphia community, and many of his early entries describe his attendance at both religious and secular lectures, and his attendance at...
Scope and Content note This collection is composed of the single handwritten letterbook of Isaac Chapman. The book contains business correspondence, particularly related to the buying and selling of real estate, and information related to financial accounts and investments. All letters appear to be addressed to Wrightstown, Pa. Letter writers include: Henry R. Fell, James Buchanan, Edward Roberts, James Barten, E.W. Clark, Joseph Satterthwaite, Thomas Miller, Ellwood Lewis, Charles Meyers, Benjamin Scattergood, and...
Scope and Content note This collection is composed of three original, handwritten journals of Howard Comfort. Each volume is a small “pocket diary,” and entries include lists of assignments and readings for class, notes and quoted excerpts from materials Comfort had read, as well as descriptions of social calls and Quaker meetings.
Scope and Content note This collection is comprised of the three drafts of William Wistar Comfort's manuscripts of his book, "Just Among Friends: The Quaker Way of Life" and promotional materials related to its publication. The book describes the Quaker way of life, and the influence Quakers have had on issues of tolerance, peace, and economic and social justice. The manuscript includes Wistar's notes and edits.
Scope and Content note This collection is composed of two original, handwritten volumes of Lydia Cooke's diaries. Entries include prayers, poems, descriptions of domestic duties, social calls from family and friends, Quaker meetings, and discussions of the health of her husband and children's health. Cooke's diaries also feature religious reflections, potentially concerning the seperation between Orthodox and Hicksite.
Overview The Cope-Evans papers cover the years 1683 to 2012 and detail the history of the inter-related Cope and Evans families, important Philadelphia-area Quakers. The papers are divided into four series: Personal and Family papers, Business papers, J. Morris Evans papers, and Miscellaneous.
Scope and Content note The collection includes unbound typed transcripts of Drinker’s original diaries, from 1758-1800, though the diaries from 1787-1788 are missing. The diaries are composed of Elizabeth’s personal reflections of the day-to-day life of a wealthy Quaker woman in colonial Philadelphia. The majority of Elizabeth’s entries detail her daily life, including social calls with other Quaker families and individuals, the births, deaths, and marriages within her community, and attendance at, and descriptions...
Overview This collection consists of 15 boxes of photograph albums, black and white photographs, negatives, portraits, and loose photographs, dating from approximately 1856-1987. It includes images of the Elkinton, Bucknell, Grove, and Dunham families.
Dates: 1856 - 1987
Scope and Contents note This collection is composed of seven volumes of the handwritten diaries of Elizabeth Reeve Evans. Diary entries describe social calls, the health of family and friends, the weather, births, deaths, and marriages within the Quaker community, and Quaker meetings.