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Quakers -- History

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 592 Collections and/or Records:


Identifier: HC.MC-950-302
Overview This collection is comprised of correspondence from various Quakers.
Dates: 1656-1974, undated

Council of Properties of the Province of East New Jersey minutes

Identifier: HC.MC-950-021
Overview This collection contains minutes from a meeting of the Council of Properties of the Province of East New Jersey (1685).
Dates: 1685

"John Bowne: Pioneer of Freedom"

Identifier: HC.MC-975-07-026
Overview John Bowne's biography, "John Bowne: Pioneer of Freedom," written by John Cox Jr., is based on Bowne's 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 conversion to Quakersim.
Dates: Undated.

"War Taxes: The Experience of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting Quakers, 1681-1800"

Identifier: HC.MC-975-07-027
Overview The manuscript of Elaine Crauderueff's thesis for a Master of Arts in religious studies provides an overview of religious background of Quaker pacifism, including Quaker relationships with government authorities and the Peace Testimony of 1660. It also describes Quakers in the legislature, consequences of Quaker pacifism, and war taxes from 1750 to 1800, particularly those in Pennsylvania and in the colonies during the Revolutionary War period.
Dates: 1986

Frederick Creedy papers

Identifier: HC.MC-950-047
Overview This collection is comprised of the chapter synopses for Frederick Creedy's book, "The Plain Speaking of a Quaker Scientist," and a letter from Frederick Creedy to Samuel Cooper.
Dates: 1949

Charles C. Cresson account book

Identifier: HC.MC-975-08-006
Overview Charles C. Cresson's account book includes cash accounts for each year and tracks his income per year, “securities” (stocks, bonds, etc.), and expenses per year.
Dates: 1837-1867

Charles C. Cresson correspondence

Identifier: HC.MC-950-048
Overview This collection is comprised of the two letters of the personal correspondence of Charles C. Cresson.
Dates: 1873

Joshua Cresson diary

Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-098
Overview The volume provides an account of the Philadelphia Yellow Fever epidemic in 1793, and is largely religious in nature. Entries describe the illness, as well as the death and burial of many members of Cresson’s community. The volume includes a note signed by Mary Cresson, Cresson's wife, which she addressed to their children, so that they would understand the circumstances of their father's death.
Dates: 1793, undated

Soloman Cresson papers

Identifier: HC.MC-950-049
Overview This collection is comprised of the photocopy of a marriage certificate of Soloman Cresson and Anna Watson, and a photocopied descendants table.
Dates: Undated.

Crew Family papers

Identifier: HC.MC-950-050
Overview This collection is comprised of typed genealogical research, handwritten family correspondence, legal papers, manuscripts, financial records, and miscellaneous papers of the Crew family.
Dates: 1813-1826