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Archives & Manuscripts

Indians of North America

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 29 Collections and/or Records:

"Account of Isaac Coates, Joshua Sharpless & John Pierce's Visits to the Indian Reservation in Western New York"

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-07-130
Scope and Content note This collection is comprised of the single bound volume. The original account was written in 1798 & 1799. This copy, in an unknown hand, was likely written in the latter half of the 19th century. The volume describes Isaac Coates, Joshua Sharpless, and John Pierce's travel to Native American reservations on behalf of the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting Indian Committee, and the work they did while there.
Dates: Undated

David Bacon journal

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-003
Scope and Content note This collection includes the original copy of David Bacon’s journal kept during his time with the Six Nations in 1794, as well as two photocopies. Entries describe Bacon’s journey to the Six Nations territory, and interactions between himself and the members of the Six Nations, as well as discussions between representatives from the American and Six Nations governments concerning the treaty that was to determine the land rights of the Six Nations after the end of the American Revolutionary War....
Dates: 1794

Balderston Collected Manuscripts

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-SC-006
Abstract Most of the correspondence in this collection is addressed to Henry Drinker concerning trivial and more substantive matters of his business and that of the Society of Friends, including a letter from William Savery in 1794 from Canadagua describing a visit to the Oneidas. Also included are a document from the Philadelphia Committee to Joseph Elkinton in Tunesassah (1822) and a subscription list (1831) for J.J. Foster's publication on the New Jersey Crosswicks trial, signed by Roberts Vaux and...
Dates: 1735-1822

Zelma Corning Brandt papers

 Collection
Identifier: BMC-M92
Overview Zelma Corning Brandt (1891-1990) was a social crusader active throughout the twentieth century. Her chief interests included the independence and development of colonial countries, American Indian affairs, nuclear disarmament, women’s issues, and geriatric concerns. The collection consists of correspondence, travel notes, diaries and writings, and publications and reports, especially from 1960-1989. Brandt’s longevity and attention to detail provide a complete view of various world and...
Dates: 1906 - 1989

Coffin Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG5-029
Overview The Coffin family were Quakers of Wayne County, Indiana. Elijah Coffin was born in 1793 in Guilford County, N.C., the son of Bethuel and Hannah Dicks Coffin. His son and daughter-in-law, Charles F. and Rhoda M. Coffin were active in the peace movement, prison reform, reform of the treatment of the insane, and the temperance movement. Father and son both served as Clerk of Indiana Yearly Meeting. The collection contains family correspondence, journals, business papers, and miscellaneous...
Dates: 1797-1932

Frederica de Laguna papers

 Collection
Identifier: BMC-1975-06
Overview The papers of Frederica de Laguna consist of family and personal photographs, collections of clippings, typescripts, and publication materials of this Bryn Mawr College professor and distinguished scholar in anthropology, specializing in Arctic cultures.
Dates: 1922 - 1975

James Emlen journal

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-021
Scope and Content note This collection contains a single photocopy of James Emlen's journal, dated 1794. The diary details Emlen's travels in rural Pennsylvania to small towns and settlements of fellow quakers. Entries often describe tensions and interactions between the white settlers and the Native American populations. Treaties between white settlers and native groups are also discussed.
Dates: 1794

Friends' Social Union (New York, N.Y.) minutes

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-SC-181
Abstract Minutes, 1869-1872, of Friends' Social Union, New York City. Aaron M. Powell was one of the early chairmen, and Maria Mitchell included in the speakers. One of the group's continuing concerns was the plight of the American Indians.
Dates: 1869-1872

Theodore Brinton Hetzel papers and graphics

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-1168
Abstract Theodore Hetzel (1906-1990) was a Quaker professor of engineering at Haverford College in Haverford, Pennsylvania whose interests led him to involvement with Native American and Quaker issues. An avid photographer, the materials in this collection are primarily photographic, as well as correspondence and documents.
Dates: 1866-1987 (bulk 1930s-1980s)

Hoskins family letterbook

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-02-034
Scope and Content note This collection is comprised of the single volume letterbook of the Hoskin family. The primary correspondents in the volume are members of the Hoskins family, though quite a number of the letters are directed to Benjamin H. Warder. Most of the letters were written in the 18th century, but some in the 19th century. A number of them are religious in nature, others deal with service in the ministry or visiting Friends and some deal with states of health and mortality. The letters cover a broad...
Dates: 1729-1864