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Quakers -- History

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 592 Collections and/or Records:

Cromwell Family correspondence

Identifier: HC.MC-950-051
Overview This collection contains the correspondence of the Cromwell family, a 19th century Quaker family, believed to be the in-laws of Thomas Chase.
Dates: 1832-1842

William Curtis papers

Identifier: HC.MC-950-052
Overview This collection is comprised of a single folder of papers related to William Curtis, and includes a printed portrait, obituary, and clipped 1946 article on Curtis from "Nature."
Dates: 1946

Darlington, Maryland Anniversary papers

Identifier: HC.MC-950-053
Overview This collection contains papers related to the Darlington, Maryland Anniversary celebration.
Dates: 1937-1938

Samuel C. Davis diary

Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-016
Overview Samuel Cole Davis’s diary details his illness with “cancer of the lip,” as transcribed by Steven E. Kagle. Davis’s diary entries include the particulars of his medical condition and the treatments that various doctors attempted to cure the cancer or alleviate pain. Later entries especially focus on his attempt to atone for his sins and seek salvation as he approaches his death.
Dates: 1807-1809

William P. Dewee papers

Identifier: HC.MC-950-054
Overview This collection is comprised of the personal correspondence of William P. Dewee and the handwritten manuscripts of essays he wrote for The Friend.
Dates: 1860-1864

George Dillwyn commonplace book

Identifier: HC.MC-975-03-009
Overview George Dillwyn was a Quaker minister, and his commonplace book includes poetry, short stories, hymns, extracts from letters and meeting minutes, and quotes from famous authors such as Shakespeare, Milton, and Chaucer. The majority of the volume is composed of lists of extracts organized by topic, including topics such as: anger, affectation, old age, ambition, abstinence, religion, books, revenge, praise, sincerity, death, and temperance.
Dates: Undated

George Dillwyn financial records

Identifier: HC.MC-975-08-007
Overview This collection is comprised of the two volumes of financial records of George Dillwyn, including a receipt book and an account book.
Dates: 1761-1820

Dillwyn & Hill family wills

Identifier: HC.MC-975-11-010
Scope and Content note This collection is comprised of the single volume notebook of George Dillwyn, and is chiefly comprised of copies of the wills of many members of his wife Sarah Hill Dillwyn’s family. The notebook also includes notes concerning family estates, brief genealogical information for the family, maps for partitioning of land according to the deceased’s will, and Dillwyn’s notes concerning actions taken in his role as executor. Included in the notebook are the wills of Richard Hill Sr, Richard Hill...
Dates: 1762-1801

William Dillwyn diary

Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-017
Overview William Dillwyn was a Philadelphia Quaker abolitionist who was tutored under Anthony Benezet. Entries describe Dillwyn's travels from his home in Burlington, New Jersey, to Charleston, South Carolina, including lists of things to pack, the voyage, and the weather. Later entries describe Dillwyn's time in South Carolina, visits with Friends, business, and Quaker meetings.
Dates: 1772-1773

Dolobran Mining Company records

Identifier: HC.MC-950-057
Overview This collection is comprised of the legal papers, correspondence, and financial records of the Dolobran Mining Company, a corporation based in San Miguel County, Colorado, which acted as an economic link between Quakers in Philadelphia and the east coast of the United States and Quakers in Colorado.
Dates: 1880-1908