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Archives & Manuscripts

Philadelphia (Pa.)

 Subject
Subject Source: Lcnaf

Found in 17 Collections and/or Records:

1948 Democratic National Convention ticket

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-950-238
Overview This collection contains a ticket to the 1948 Democratic National Convention.

Anonymous financial records

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-08-013
Scope and Content note This collection is comprised of a single volume anonymous account book, and is "an account of mony advanced for the Poor of the City of Philadelphia." Entries include amounts donated by various individuals in the Philadelphia area.

Collection of Bringhurst Family Correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-MSS-046
Overview Contains the collected correspondence of the Bringhurst family, largely compiled by C. Marshall Taylor. It includes correspondence, 1780-1806, of Philadelphia Quaker businessman James Bringhurst and his letters received from John Murray of New York City. Bringhurst corresponded with family and prominent friends including John Dickinson, Job Scott, Nathan Hunt, James Pemberton, Jesse Kersey, Lindley Murray and Moses Brown. Of particular interest are descriptions of life in Philadelphia and the...

Joshua Cresson diary

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-098
Scope and Content note This collection is comprised of the single volume diary of Joshua Cresson. The volume provides an account of the Philadelphia Yellow Fever epidemic in 1793, and is largely religious in nature. Entries describe the illness, and the death and burial of many of Cresson’s community. The volume includes a note signed by Mary Cresson, which she addressed to her children with Joshua Cresson, so that they would understand the circumstances of their father's death.

Eyre Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG5-179
Overview The collection contains papers concerning the Eyre family, Pennsylvania Quakers. descendents of Isaac and Eleanor (Cooper) Eyre, of Philadelphia and Bucks County. Isaac Eyre (1778-1843) was a prominent Philadelphia shipbuilder. In 1828, he removed to a farm in Bucks County, Pa. William Eyre (1804-1885) was their oldest son, a Philadelphia master builder. His brother, Isaac (1819-1904) was a farmer and promoter of the railroad from Bucks County, Pa. He was also one of the founders of the George...

Friends of Ramallah Friends Meeting (Quakers) records

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-1040
Scope and Contents This collection related to the Ramallah Friends Meeting and Friends International Center in Ramallah, Palestine. The majority of the collection is dated between 2002 - 2014, and pertains to renewing the Ramallah Friends Meetinghouse and transforming it into a Friends Center, and then minutes for the Center.

Joseph Gibbons account book

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-08-010
Scope and Content note This collection is comprised of the single volume account book of John Gibbons' household expenses for his home in Philadelphia, for the years from 1790-1837. Entries include payments for dry goods, wages for servants, saddles, and services, such as sending out the washing or a home visit from a doctor.

Sarah Cooper Tatum Hilles family papers

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-1213
Abstract The Sarah Cooper Tatum Hilles family papers house the correspondence of a Quaker family who lived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Woodbury, New Jersey; Wilmington, Delaware; and other surrounding areas from approximately 1840 to 1882. A majority of the letters were written to or by Sarah Cooper Tatum Hilles; her husband, John Smith Hilles; and other Tatum or Hilles family members. There is a small sampling of assorted family papers, dating from 1825 to 1901. Included, among other items, are...

Lippincott Family Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-251
Overview Horace Mather Lippincott (1877-1967) was a Quaker editor and historian. The collection contains his speeches and writings on topics primarily concerning the Society of Friends. Of particular interest is the scrapbook he compiled in 1946 of papers and photographs of the 1913-1914 Joint Group which met weekly to study the Separation in the Society of Friends, along with other papers on the topic and on the first joint meeting of the two Philadelphia Yearly Meetings in 1946. The collection...

Maps

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-950-306
Scope and Content note This collection is comprised of the maps from the Quaker collection. The majority of the maps depict areas of Pennsylvania, especially the Philadelphia area. All maps depict areas in North America.