Quakers -- History
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 592 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Content note This collection is comprised of the single folder of minutes from a meeting of the Council of Properties of the Province of East New Jersey (1685).
Scope and Content note This collection is comprised of John Bowne's single volume typed manuscript biography, "John Bowne: Pioneer of Freedom," written by John Cox Jr. The biography of John Bowne Flushing is based on his letters, journals, and public records, and describes his early life in England, his emigration to the colonies, the arrival of the Quakers, his marriage and his convincement (i.e. conversion to Quakersim).
Scope and Content note This collection is comprised of the single volume manuscript of Elaine Crauderueff's thesis for the Master of Arts in Religious Studies from Villanova University. The manuscript provides an overview of religious background of Quaker pacifism, including Quaker's relationships with government authorities and the Peace Testimony of 1660. Also describes Quakers in the legislature, consequences of Quaker pacifism, and war taxes from 1750-1800, particularly war taxes in Pennsylvania, and war taxes in...
Identifier: HC.MC-950- 048
Scope and Content note This collection is comprised of the single volume account book of Charles C. Cresson, and includes cash accounts for each year, tracks his income per year, “securities” (stocks, bonds, etc), and expenses per year.
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.
Dates: 1793, Undated
Scope and Content note This collection is comprised of typed genealogical research, handwritten family correspondence, legal papers, manuscripts, financial records, and miscellaneous papers. The collection includes primarily the correspondence of the Crew family, including Jonathan Butler, John Crew, Lemuel Crew, Margaret Crew, Micajah Crew, W.H. Crew, J.B. Ferguson, Elizabeth Howell, P.B. Price, Samuel Price and Elizabeth Terrell, there are also financial documents, property map, narrative regarding the events of...