Philadelphia (Pa.) -- Social life and customs
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:
Overview Richard Tapper Cadbury (1853-1929) was a Quaker businessman, teacher, writer, and art connoisseur. His mother's brother, Earl Shinn, Jr., (1838-1886) was a well-known art critic. The collection contains correspondence and memorabilia of the Cadbury, Comfort, Haines, and Shinn families. The letters give a detailed picture of life in Philadelphia Quaker families of the mid 19th century, and of the hardships of those who participated in the California gold rush.
Overview Friends Social Union was founded in 1924 in Philadelphia, Pa., as a social club for Quaker men. In 1976 the by-laws were amended to include women as members. The records include by-laws, minutes, and miscellaneous, 1924-1978.
Scope and Contents Papers consist of approximately 500 letters written by Mary Robinson Morton (1757-1829) in the period 1790-1829 and transcripts of these letters. She wrote most often to her parents, Thomas Robinson and Sarah Richardson Robinson, sisters Abigail Robinson and Amy Robinson Bowne (who married Robert Bowne of New York), and brothers Thomas and Rowland. The letters are primarily of a personal and family nature, reflecting the social and cultural attitudes of the day, touching occasionally on the...