Philadelphia (Pa.) -- History
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 12 Collections and/or Records:
Overview The Bettle family were prominent 19th century Quaker merchants in Philadelphia. Samuel Bettle, Sr., was Clerk of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting at the time of the Separation in 1827. His son, Samuel Bettle, Jr., was also a Quaker minister. They had at least five children, among whom was Samuel, Jr.; the latter married Mary Ann Jones in 1831. The collection includes correspondence, biographical clippings, business records, and other papers of Samuel Bettle and his family. Correspondents include...
Scope and Content note This collection is comprised of the single volume scrapbook of Samuel J. Bunting. The volume includes Quaker meeting minutes, sheet music, clippings related to the Society of Friends, poetry, printed religious illustrations of Quakers, materials related to the Sesqui-Centennial International Exposition, clippings related to history of Quakers in Philadelphia, pamphlets on Thomas Jefferson, pamphlets on the history of Philadelphia, and articles on WWI from "The Christian Century."
Overview Miers Fisher (1748-1819), a birthright Quaker, was a prominent lawyer, legislator, philanthropist, merchant, and scientist in early Federal Philadelphia. Benjamin Warner, publisher and bookseller, married Fisher's daughter, Lydia, in 1814. Born in 1748 in Philadelphia, the son of Joshua and Sarah Rowland Fisher, Miers Fisher married Sarah Redwood in 1774. He was among a group of prominent Quaker merchants who were temporarily exiled to Winchester, Virginia, during the Revolution. Miers and...
Scope and Content note Handwritten records related to the establishment of the Friends Burial Ground in Philadelphia, and includes: "An Act vesting in trustees for the use of the Religious Society of Friends of Philadelphia," "A Brief of the evidence of Friends' title to the Burying Ground on the west side of Schuykill near to the permanent Bridge," and "Minutes relative to Burial Ground."
Scope and Content note This collection is comprised of a single volume commonplace book of the Morris family. It includes copied extracts from the journals of margaret Morris, which include a description of Yellow Fever in Philadelphia in 1793, as well as copied poems, letters written by Mary Morris and Richard Hill Morris, and a clipped illustration depicting early settlers.
Scope and Content note This collection is comprised of four volumes of Marriott C. Morris's scrapbooks. The scrapbooks are largely composed of clippings, pamphlets, and brochures related to travel, bicycling, Haverford College, and the history of Philadelphia and Germantown.
Overview Although the central figure in this collection is the Philadelphia Quaker businessman and philanthropist, T. Wistar Brown (1826-1916), it also includes materials relating to his father Moses Brown, mother Mary Wistar Brown, and wife Mary Farnum Brown, along with other members of the Brown family. Among the papers are correspondence, diaries, scrapbooks and deeds.
Scope and Content note This collection is comprised of the accounts of the treasurer of the Pennsylvania Society for Promoting Public Economy (1818-1819), correspondence (1818), and checks (1818).