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Archives & Manuscripts

Quakers -- Travel

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 68 Collections and/or Records:

Charles Edward Gause papers

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-950-082
Scope and Contents This collection is comprised mostly of journals that Charles Edward Gause wrote, including during travels with friends. There are also some letters.

George Churchman diaries

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Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-011
Scope and Content note This collection is composed of ten volumes of George Churchman's original, handwritten diaries. Churchman frequently traveled throughout the Mid-Atlantic and New England regions and many of his entries describe his travels to visit various meetings and Quaker families from Pennsylvania to as far north as Massachusetts. Entries describe meetings attended and families visited in the various towns and cities that Churchman traveled to, as well as family news, and marriages and deaths within the...

Thomas P. Cope letters

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-02-005
Scope and Content note This collection is composed of a single volume notebook of copied extracts of the letters of Thomas P. Cope from Norway. The note on the first page is as follows: " Extracts from letters of Thomas P. Cope from Norway 6 mo 5, to 7 mo 4 89. The following selections have been made at the request of friends and have been taken from family letters. It is hoped they will prove instructive as well as interesting although, as will be observed they are chiefly narrative and descriptive," signed...

Eli and Sybil Jones family papers

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-1009-A
Scope and Contents This collection contains materials from Eli and Sybil Jones, as well as Susan Taber Jones, James Parnell Jones, Virginia Costello Jones, and other materials related to the work and ministry of Eli and Sybil Jones.

Joseph Elkinton journal transcript

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-101
Scope and Content note This collection is comprised of the single photocopy of a typed transcript of the journal of Joseph Elkinton. The entries describe Elkinton's trip from Philadelphia to a Quaker missionary settlement and school called "Tunessassa," among the Seneca in upstate New York, in 1816. His entries describe the preparation for the trip and his travel from Philadelphia to Tunessassa. The location of the original journal in unknown. This item is foldered.

Margaret Ellis memoir

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Identifier: HC.MC-975-07-109
Scope and Content note This collection is comprised of the single volume manuscript of Margaret Ellis's memoir. The volume begins with an account of Ellis's convincement (i.e. conversion to Quakerism) at the age of 14, her experiences in the Society of Friends and her experiences as a minister, and her travels as a minister in England from Philadelphia with her friend Margaret Lewis.

Samuel Emlen Jr. diaries

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Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-022
Scope and Content note This collection is composed of two handwritten diaries by Samuel Emlen Jr.

The first diary, dated 1794, is called "A Memorandum on a Journey into Maryland" by Emlen himself, and entries record his journey into Maryland, and describes visits with Friends there.

The second diary, dated 1817-1818 includes entries that describe discussions of international politics had with friends, particularly concerning Russia, social calls with friends and family, and Quaker meetings.

Families of Philadelphia papers

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Identifier: HC.MC-1184
Scope and Contents The collection primarily consists of the correspondence and papers of members of twelve different families in the Philadelphia area. A great deal of the correspondence relates to concern for health and relationships among family members. The papers are often concerned with matters of business as well as estates, both in terms of the exchange of property, but also as property and possessions of deceased family members. Many of the principals in the collection traveled for business or pleasure....

"A Memorable instance of Divine guidance and protection"

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Identifier: HC.MC-975-07-029
Scope and Content note This collection is comprised of the single volume, handwritten manuscript of "A Memorable instance of Divine guidence and protection," as told to Sarah Taylor by Jane Fearon and James Dickinson, two Quaker ministers. The manuscript is undated, but the story takes place circa 1680. The manuscript tells the story of Jane Fearon and James Dickinson's experience when on a religious visit to Scotland circa 1680. While traveling, they come upon a house and plan to stay there for the night. The family...

Samuel Gummere diary

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Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-031
Scope and Content note This collection is composed of the single handwritten volume diary of Samuel Gummere's 1854 trip to England. Early entries describe the ten day voyage by steamship, including descriptions of passengers, accommodations on board, and sea sickness. Later entries describe Gummere's exploration of England, including visits to Liverpool and London.