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Archives & Manuscripts

Philadelphia (Pa.) -- History

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 11 Collections and/or Records:

Bettle Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG5-013
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...

Samuel J. Bunting scrapbook

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-04-004
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."

Earnest Workers records

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-950-062
Scope and Content note This collection is comprised of the minutes and annual reports for the Earnest Workers of Philadelphia.

Fisher-Warner Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG5-042
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...

Friends Burial Ground, Philadelphia records

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-950-074
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."

Benjamin S. Jones papers

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-950-105
Scope and Content note This collection is comprised of one folder of correspondence related to the manuscripts of Benjamin Jones, as well as two of his typed manuscripts.

Morris family commonplace book

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-03-065
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.

Marriott C. Morris scrapbooks

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Identifier: HC.MC-975-04-010
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.

Pennsylvania Society Promoting Public Economy records

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-950-145
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).

Sansom Perot papers

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-950-147
Scope and Content note This collection is comprised of the correspondence, financial records, and legal records of Sansom Perot Morris. The collection includes hand drawn maps of property, copies of Sansom Perot's will, loose financial documents, rent contracts, deeds, and correspondence.