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diaries

 Subject
Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus

Found in 204 Collections and/or Records:

Collins Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG5-173
Overview The Collins family was a Quaker family of New England and New York City. Abel Collins (1770-1834) was a birthright Quaker and a minister recorded by Hopkinton Monthly Meeting. He married Mary A. Wilbur (d. 1858) of Hopkinton in 1790 and they had eight children. One of their sons, Abel Francis, was clerk of South Kingston Monthly Meeting. He had three sons who attended Friends Boarding School in Providence, Rhode Island, and continued their studies at Brown University. The collection contains...

Rebecca Singer Collins papers

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-1196
Scope and Contents The collection contains many letters between Rebecca and Isaac Collins during his extended business trip to London in 1845. Rebecca passes along news from friends and family, and from the Philadelphia Quakers. Isaac writes about the English Quakers, news from friends, and describes the gifts he is sending to Rebecca and the children. There are also many letters to Rebecca from Mary Anna Longstreth, during Rebecca’s visit to English and Irish Meetings in 1842-1843. There are also letters of John...

Howard Comfort diaries

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-012
Scope and Content note This collection is composed of three original, handwritten journals of Howard Comfort. Each volume is a small “pocket diary,” and entries include lists of assignments and readings for class, notes and quoted excerpts from materials Comfort had read, as well as descriptions of social calls and Quaker meetings.

Comly-White Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG5-030
Overview John Comly, a Quaker minister and school master, was born in 1773. He married Rebecca Budd, a fellow teacher at the Westtown School, in 1803. They operated the Pleasant Hill Boarding School on their Byberry farm from 1804-1815. The collection includes family correspondence, the journal of John Comly's brother, Isaac, other manuscript writings, financial and legal papers, and miscellaneous papers. Also includes the ledger and memorabilia of Pleasant Hill Boarding School and papers of Helen Comly...

Lydia Cooke diaries

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-014
Scope and Content note This collection is composed of two original, handwritten volumes of Lydia Cooke's diaries. Entries include prayers, poems, descriptions of domestic duties, social calls from family and friends, Quaker meetings, and discussions of the health of her husband and children's health. Cooke's diaries also feature religious reflections, potentially concerning the seperation between Orthodox and Hicksite.

Cooper-Richardson Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG5-032
Overview The Cooper-Richardson collection contains correspondence and family memorabilia from the Cooper family (William Evans and Sarah Matlack Roberts Cooper). The Cooper family were Quakers of New Jersey, attending meetings in the Woodbury and Byberry areas. The collection includes correspondence and family memorabilia. Of particular interest is the journal of their granddaughter, Anna C. Richardson, written on her trip to California in 1904, and the writings of Sarah Cooper.

Gilbert Cope papers

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-950-044
Scope and Content note This collection is comprised of the typed diary transcript of entries dated 1869, as well as the Genealogy of Kirk-Price and Cox-Garrett ancestors, and miscellaneous notes pertaining to the Gilbert Cope foundation of genealogy and historical research.

Thomas Pim Cope diaries

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-013
Scope and Content note This collection is composed of eleven volumes of the handwritten journals of Thomas Pym Cope, as well as ten typed transcriptions of all but the first diary. Entries cover a variety of topics including weather, religious and personal reflection, business interests, family news, discussions of international politics.

Joshua Cresson diary

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-098
Scope and Content note This collection is comprised of the single volume diary of Joshua Cresson. The volume provides an account of the Philadelphia Yellow Fever epidemic in 1793, and is largely religious in nature. Entries describe the illness, and the death and burial of many of Cresson’s community. The volume includes a note signed by Mary Cresson, which she addressed to her children with Joshua Cresson, so that they would understand the circumstances of their father's death.

Sarah Cresson diary

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-015
Scope and Contents note This collection is composed of the unbound photocopy of the single volume diary of Sarah Cresson. The majority of entries detail visits from traveling Quaker ministers, descriptions of Quaker meetings, including testimonies given, and funerals of community members. Philadelphia monthly and yearly meetings are described as well. Many entries are composed solely of prayers to God, or exclamations of Sarah’s religious conviction and her devotion to her God and the Quaker faith, while later...