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Society of Friends -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- History -- Sources

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 13 Collections and/or Records:

Aimwell School records

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-1183
Scope and Contents note The Aimwell School Records (1796-1935) consist primarily of minute book records and various documents related to the operation and administration of the Aimwell School. There are 13 volumes of minute books, including extracts and drafts of minutes, 1797-1935. Financial information includes 11 volumes of treasurer's accounts, 1797-1895, including an account of the cost of building a new school house in 1825 and documents regarding bequests and donations. There are several legal documents,...

"Philadelphia's Arch Street Meeting House: A Biography"

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Identifier: HC.MC-975-07-010
Scope and Content This collection is comprised of the single volume typed manuscript of Gergory Barnes' "Philadelphia's Arch Street Meeting House: A Biography." The manuscript provides a history of Philadelphia's Arch Street Meeting House from the purchase of the land by William Penn in 1683 to the present, including important Quaker individuals, the influence of Philadelphia's history on the Meeting House, the Orthodox-Hicksite separation, and the Wilburite-Gurneyites.

Earnest Workers records

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Identifier: HC.MC-950-062
Scope and Content note This collection is comprised of the minutes and annual reports for the Earnest Workers of Philadelphia.

Jacob R. Elfreth Jr. diaries

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Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-020
Scope and Content note This collection is composed of 64 volumes of the bound, handwritten diaries of Jacob R. Elfreth, Jr. Early diaries, from 1861-1867, focus on military movement and battles during the Civil War, reactions to President Lincoln's assassination, and the political tensions during the aftermath of the war. The majority of entries detail day-to day activities; family news, news of Elfreth's carpet business, attendance at Quaker meetings, social calls, accounts of weather, and births,...

Jacob R. Elfreth Sr. diaries

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Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-019
Scope and Content note This collection is composed of 45 handwritten, bound volumes of the diaries of Jacob R. Elfreth, Sr. The majority of entries detail family news, births, deaths, and marriages within the Quaker community, Quaker meetings, and Elfreth's work with the Leigh Navigation Company.Diaries from 1860-1866 include entries and newspaper clippings that discuss issues related to the American Civil War, including slavery, movements of the Union and Confederate troops, battles between the two, and...

Friends Burial Ground, Philadelphia records

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Identifier: HC.MC-950-074
Scope and Content note Handwritten records related to the establishment of the Friends Burial Ground in Philadelphia, and includes: "An Act vesting in trustees for the use of the Religious Society of Friends of Philadelphia," "A Brief of the evidence of Friends' title to the Burying Ground on the west side of Schuykill near to the permanent Bridge," and "Minutes relative to Burial Ground."

Friends Historical Association records

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Identifier: HC.MC-901
Scope and Contents Founded in 1873, incorporated in 1975.

one legal sized box for all legal sized materials (box 50).

Leeds and Maule family genealogy

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Identifier: HC.MC-975-10-004
Scope and Contents This collection is composed of one original book and a set of photocopied indices. The book is handwritten, and along with the genealogy includes many glued in photos, newspaper obituaries, and several genealogies or family trees of Leeds families. The set of indices is presented as an index for the family genealogy, and was compiled in 1947 by Morris Leeds.

Morris family commonplace book

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Identifier: HC.MC-975-03-065
Scope and Content note This collection is comprised of a single volume commonplace book of the Morris family. It includes copied extracts from the journals of margaret Morris, which include a description of Yellow Fever in Philadelphia in 1793, as well as copied poems, letters written by Mary Morris and Richard Hill Morris, and a clipped illustration depicting early settlers.