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Archives & Manuscripts

Quakers -- Travel

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 69 Collections and/or Records:

S. F. Smiley notebooks

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-11-037
Scope and Content note This collection is comprised of two volumes of the notebooks of S.F. Smiley. The notebooks essentially function as date books, and records places visited, goods purchased, and reading he or she did.
Dates: 1867-1886

Isaac Stephenson diary

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-076
Scope and Content note This collection is composed mainly of a single photostatic copy of Issac Stephenson's diary. Diary entries describe Stephenson's travels in the Quaker ministry in New England, including descriptions of towns he visited, Friends who hosted him or whom he visited with, and Meetings attended.Until 1959, the diary was thought to be that of Mary Olney. However, upon closer inspection in 1959, researchers determined that the diary was likely that of Issac Stephenson. Notes on this...
Dates: 1823-1824

Mary Howell Swett papers

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Identifier: HC.MC-1001-B
Scope and Content note This collection is comprised of the papers of Mary Howell Swett, and includes lists of places she visited, and one volume of financial information.
Dates: 1797-1820

Joseph Walton diaries

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-083
Scope and Content note This collection includes 19 volumes of Joseph Walton's handwritten diaries and a folder of his religious writings. Diary entries focus on Walton's various religious visits in the U.S., and include details about his travel, attendance at meetings, and descriptions of the communities he visited. During his travels in Maryland, in volume 4, Walton discusses the status of free African Americans, particularly the ramifications of newly free former slaves for American politics, and issues surrounding...
Dates: 1875-1894

Joseph Solomon Walton Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-158
Overview Joseph Solomon Walton (1855-1j912) was a Quaker educator and the second principal (1901-1912) of the George School (Bucks County, Pa.). The collection contains diaries and biographical material, financial and legal papers, correspondence, writings and lectures, and papers related to the George School.
Dates: 1878-1943 [bulk, 1878-1910]

Margaretta Walton Family Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-159
Overview Margaretta Walton (1829-1904), eminent Quaker minister of Ercildoun, Chester County, Pennsylvania. The collection contains diaries and correspondence of Walton and her husband, Jesse Pusey Walton; business papers and memorabilia; sermons; and related papers. Also included in the collections are journals (1836-1853) of her father, Joseph Shoemaker Walton, who was companion to several Quaker ministers.
Dates: 1812-1961

Ann Warder diaries

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Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-082
Scope and Content note This collection includes three bound volumes of handwritten transcriptions and extracts of Ann Head Warder’s diaries, originally written 1786-1789. The transcriptions were written by later family members during the 19th century. The original diaries encompassed fourteen volumes, and were written “for the perusal” of Ann’s sister, Eliza Head, who remained in England while Ann visited the United States. Diary entries describe Ann’s voyage to America, and her travels within New York and...
Dates: 1786-1789

John S. Whitall diary

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Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-091
Scope and Content note This collection is composed of the single handwritten diary of John S. Whitall's diary of his voyage from New York to France in 1785. Whitall kept the diary for his sister, to whom he addresses the majority of his entries. Entries include quotes from scripture, Quaker sermons, and poetry, as well as descriptions of the voyage by sea, notably the ship’s celebration of Saint Louis. During his time in France, entries describe Whitall's travels to Nantes and Bordeaux and visits with Friends in...
Dates: 1785

John Woolman diary

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Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-092
Scope and Content note This collection is composed of a single photocopy of John Woolman's diary from his voyage to England in 1772, the original manuscript of which is held at the Mount School, York. Entries discuss Woolman's travel with Samuel Emlen, including preparations for the voyage, description of weather conditions, conditions on board, religious reflection and reflection on the slave trade.
Dates: 1772