Quakers -- Pennsylvania -- Social life and customs
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 24 Collections and/or Records:
Overview Susan Foulke was an Orthodox Quaker and a member of the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting. Entries detail Susan’s daily life and include prayers, religious reflection, descriptions of visits to friends and family in Philadelphia and Burlington, New Jersey, and births, deaths, and marriages within her family and the Quaker community.
Abstract This collection is composed of correspondence of Elizabeth Howell and her family, Philadelphia-area Quakers. Most of the letters were received by Elizabeth Howell, many are condolence latters on the death of her mother in 1866. In addition to family news, there is a receipt for tuition at Friends Select School, a letter of acknowledgement from Israel Howell to Chester Monthly Meeting, and a short note relating the reaction of the author to the assasination of Abraham Lincoln. Correspondents...
Dates: 1841-1885, bulk 1841-1876
Overview The collection presents a detailed picture of several generations of Smiths, Masons and Ewings, Philadelphia families, at least some of whom were Quakers, portraying their daily lives and concerns. The primary authors are Edith Mason Smith (1857-1944) and her husband, Joshua Cowgill Smith (1857-1911), their children Elizabeth Newlin Smith (1884-1977) and her husband J.M. Sharpless Ewing ( - 1960), Mildred Smith (1888-1973) and Jean Smith (1883-1966). The concentration of the collection is the...
Scope and Contents This is a collection of printed ephemera and related correspondence of Charles Palmer of Chester, Pennsylvania. The materials reflect his interests in temperance and other social reforms, politics, the Society of Friends, and other topics. While there is a small amount of correspondence, most is related to business or community involvement on Delaware County, Pennsylvania.
Overview This collection includes materials from Joseph Kirkbride Potts, Mary Potts, Anna Potts, and Elizabeth Potts. and contains materials in five series: “Journalsand Diaries,” “Commonplace Books,” “Scrapbook and Photographs,” “Estate of Joseph Potts,” and “Miscellaneous Materials.”
Dates: 1804-1908; Majority of material found within 1840 - 1880
Overview Joseph Scattergood, an Elder of Green St. Monthly Meeting, was a signer of the first letter of concern by the Elders of Philadelphia to Elias Hicks regarding the doctrine he was preaching (1822). 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.
Overview John Shoemaker was a Quaker minister. Shoemaker's journals detail his religious visits throughout North America. Entries generally describe travel between destinations, families that host Shoemaker and his companions throughout their travels, and descriptions of Quaker meetings attended and Quaker families visited.
Dates: 1805-1893; Majority of material found within 1805 - 1815
Overview Letters; diaries; genealogical material; land grants signed by Presidents John Tyler, Martin Van Buren, and Franklin Pierce; and other papers of the Updegraff family, mainly those of David B. Updegraff, which provide a picture of Quakerism in 19th-century Ohio.
Dates: 1810-1929; Majority of material found within 1810 - 1896
Overview Emma Waln's diary entries detail her active social life, including descriptions of attendance of various social events, including whist parties, women's clubs meetings, lectures, and parties, as well as more informal social calls from friends and family. Waln's diary also describes attending classes and lectures at Swarthmore College.