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diaries

 Subject
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Found in 204 Collections and/or Records:

Jean Scobie Davis papers

 Collection
Identifier: BMC-M85
Overview Jean Scobie Davis, a 1914 graduate of Bryn Mawr College, taught economics and sociology at Agnes Scott College, Vassar College, Pierce College, Wells College and the American Women’s College in Beirut. A lifetime interest in prison reform resulted in her work at the New York State Correctional Facility in Bedford Hills, New York.The Jean Scobie Davis papers is a collection consisting largely of Jean Scobie Davis’ diaries and correspondence covering nearly all stages of her life....

Samuel C. Davis diary

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-016
Scope and Content note This collection includes a bound typed transcript of Samuel Cole Davis’s diary of his illness with “cancer of the lip,” as transcribed by Steven E. Kagle. The diary was written during the last months of Davis’s life. Entries begin on April 1st of 1808, and continue until July 18, 1809, just a few days before Davis’s death. Davis’s diary entries detail not only the particulars of his medical condition and the treatments that various doctors attempted to cure the cancer or alleviate pain, but...

William Dillwyn diary

 Item
Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-017
Scope and Content note This collection is composed of the single volume, handwritten diary of William Dillwyn, as well as a photo copy and typed transcript. Entries describe Dillwyn's travels from his home in Burlington, N.J. to Charleston, South Carolina, including lists of things to pack, the voyage, and the weather. Later entries describe Dillwyn's time in South Carolina; visits with Friends, business, and Quaker meetings.The collection also includes a copy of a New York Sun newspaper article, dated...

Elizabeth Drinker diaries

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Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-018
Scope and Content note The collection includes unbound typed transcripts of Drinker’s original diaries, from 1758-1800, though the diaries from 1787-1788 are missing. The diaries are composed of Elizabeth’s personal reflections of the day-to-day life of a wealthy Quaker woman in colonial Philadelphia. The majority of Elizabeth’s entries detail her daily life, including social calls with other Quaker families and individuals, the births, deaths, and marriages within her community, and attendance at, and descriptions...

Edward Bettle papers

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-950-022
Scope and Contents This collection contains papers of the Bettle family, primarily Edward and Jane Temple Bettle. This includes three of Jane's diaries and speeches and essays by Edward. Of note, the collection also includes a letter from Samuel Bettle about the 1827-1878 Separation of the Religious Society of Friends in Ohio, accounts of religious experiences, testimony for Elizabeth Fry, a fragment of a copybook containing letters and sermons by William Penn, Sophie Hume, and Samuel Fothergill, among others. It...

Jacob R. Elfreth Jr. diaries

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Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-020
Scope and Content note This collection is composed of 64 volumes of the bound, handwritten diaries of Jacob R. Elfreth, Jr. Early diaries, from 1861-1867, focus on military movement and battles during the Civil War, reactions to President Lincoln's assassination, and the political tensions during the aftermath of the war. The majority of entries detail day-to day activities; family news, news of Elfreth's carpet business, attendance at Quaker meetings, social calls, accounts of weather, and births,...

Jacob R. Elfreth Sr. diaries

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Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-019
Scope and Content note This collection is composed of 45 handwritten, bound volumes of the diaries of Jacob R. Elfreth, Sr. The majority of entries detail family news, births, deaths, and marriages within the Quaker community, Quaker meetings, and Elfreth's work with the Leigh Navigation Company.Diaries from 1860-1866 include entries and newspaper clippings that discuss issues related to the American Civil War, including slavery, movements of the Union and Confederate troops, battles between the two, and...

Eli and Sybil Jones family papers

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Identifier: HC.MC-1009-A
Scope and Contents This collection contains materials from Eli and Sybil Jones, as well as Susan Taber Jones, James Parnell Jones, Virginia Costello Jones, and other materials related to the work and ministry of Eli and Sybil Jones.

Joseph Elkinton journal transcript

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Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-101
Scope and Content note This collection is comprised of the single photocopy of a typed transcript of the journal of Joseph Elkinton. The entries describe Elkinton's trip from Philadelphia to a Quaker missionary settlement and school called "Tunessassa," among the Seneca in upstate New York, in 1816. His entries describe the preparation for the trip and his travel from Philadelphia to Tunessassa. The location of the original journal in unknown. This item is foldered.

James Emlen journal

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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.