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Marriage -- Religious aspects -- Society of Friends

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 16 Collections and/or Records:

Samuel Allinson commonplace book

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-03-003
Scope and Content note This collection is composed of the single volume commonplace book of Samuel Allinson. It includes reflections on a variety of topics, including: Jealousy, Constancy and Fortitude, Human Trouble or Infelicity, Deceit, Novels, and Romances, Riches and Poverty, Parents and Children, Women, and Marriage. He also includes remarks on slavery (p. 71), and extracts of poetry.
Dates: 1761

Cadbury-Brown Family papers, addition 1

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-1177-addition 1
Overview This addition consists of over 240 letters between Caroline Cadbury (1851-1914) and Thomas Kite Brown (1851-1929) during their engagement. There are also letters between Caroline's parents Richard Cadbury (1825-1897) and Lydia Comfort Shinn (1828-1904) during their own engagement, as well as later letters from Caroline to her family.
Dates: 1849-1919

Elizabeth Gurney Fry collection

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-SC-044
Abstract This collection includes letters of Elizabeth Fry, both original and photocopies. The letters cover a wide range of subjects, from personal news to prison reform. Her correspondence is particularly concerned with education and religious instruction of prisoners, and the treatment of women and children prisoners. One letter describes the philosophy of Quaker marriages. Most of the recipients are unnamed. Also included are several letters of Joseph Fry, passes to visit Newgate prison, and...
Dates: 1800-1845

Rowland Greene letterbook

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-02-008
Scope and Content note This collection is comprised of the single letterbook of Dr. Rowland Greene. The volume is composed of personal correspondence, with the majority of letters addressed to Greene's wife and children while he was away from home on religious visits. Topics covered in Greene's correspondence include descriptions of his travels and meetings he attended, social calls made, and family news.
Dates: 1809-1833

Seiju Hirakawa commonplace books

 Item
Identifier: HC.MC-975-03-058
Scope and Content note This collection is comprised of the single volume commonplace book of Seiju Hirakawa. It inlcudes extracts of poetry and religious reflection on the occasion of the Hirakawa’s 50th wedding anniversary, or the “Golden Wedding Number.” The excerpts and quotations are arranged by topics, and cover topics such as friendship, teachers and pupils, self-expression, books, Pride. The volume also includes a personal reflection of his marriage, presumably written by Hirakawa.
Dates: Undated

Hannah M. Jones index

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-11-018
Scope and Content note This collection is comprised of three volumes of an index created by Hannah M. Jones, given to her aunt, Mary Ann Jones. The indexes include the deaths and marriages of Quakers, copied from The Friend, and arranged alphabetically.
Dates: 1827-1914

George M. Justice Memorandums, 1825-1861

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-298
Overview George M. Justice was a successful Philadelphia merchant and important Hicksite Quaker. Beginning in 1825 until shortly before his death, he kept volumes of memorandum reflecting his thoughts on religion, the Hicksite Separation and its aftermath in Philadelphia, family information, astronomy, slavery, and other topics.
Dates: 1825-1861

George M. Justice papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-SC-068
Abstract This collection includes various business correspondence, including a letter and testimony by John Comly encouraging changes in the Quaker discipline regarding marriage. Also contained are extracts of minutes from Abington Quarterly Meeting discussing marriage, a letter from George M. Justice to his sons, and a hymn printed in raised type for the Pennsylvania Institution for the Instruction of the Blind. Also included are unsigned writings on the subjects of a possible war between the U.S. and...
Dates: 1818-1853

Marriage Certificates

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Identifier: HC.MC-950-307
Scope and Content note This collection is comprised of Quaker marriage certificates from various Quaker families. The collection includes original certificates, photos, and photostatic copies.
Dates: 1600s-1898, undated

"Indian Summer of the Heart"

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-07-069
Scope and Content note This collection is comprised of the single volume annotated manuscript of Daisy Newman's novel, "Indian Summer of the Heart." The volume is the sequel to "I take thee, Serenity" focuses on two entwined love stories. The first story is that of the continuing story of Peter and Serenity Holland, married at the end of the earlier book, as they face the difficult stresses of building two careers while also trying to meet the needs of Ross, their little boy. The other love story is that of Oliver...
Dates: 1982