Quakers -- History
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 592 Collections and/or Records:
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.