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Archives & Manuscripts

Quakers -- Iowa

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:

Bailey-Wood Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG5-250
Overview This collection contains papers of the Bailey and Wood families, including diaries and school lesson books of Edith M. B. Wood and an account book kept by her husband, Herbert W. Wood, a Quaker pastor. Also family correspondence, 1847-1859, primarily to Edith's mother, and a small number of miscellaneous Quaker-related items. Edith Maria Bailey, a Gurneyite Friend, was born in 1877. In 1901, she married Herbert Wilbur Wood. Herbert Wood was born in 1881 and served as pastor at Unadilla Friends...

Foster-Meyers Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG5-221
Overview Contains the papers of the Foster Family, a Wilburite New England Quaker family of Rhode Island, and the Meyers Family, conservative Orthodox Quakers of the Midwest. The families were united in 1924 by the marriage of Henry Cope Foster (1895-1987) of Warwick, Rhode Island, and Thyra Jane Meyers (1898-1984), born in West Branch, Iowa. The collection contains extensive personal correspondence of five generations of the Foster and Meyers families, school materials, diaries, writings, reminiscences...

William Hobson Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG5-062
Overview William Hobson, 1820-1891, was a Quaker minister and farmer from North Carolina, Iowa, and Oregon. The collection contains chiefly diaries (1859-1891) describing rural life in Iowa and ministerial visits to California, Kansas, Missouri, and Oregon; together with autobiographical fragments and notes for sermons.

Kaltenbach Family Correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG5-291
Overview The collection consists primarily of letters written by John E. Kaltenbach to his parents, Edward C. and Ethel Kaltenbach, from Wesleyan University, Yale Divinity School, and while working as the acting director for the Scattergood Hostel for European Refugees in Iowa. Also a small number of letters from his sister, Linda Kaltenbach, while a student at Swarthmore College.

Walter L. Moore correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-SC-084
Abstract This collection includes letters received by Walter L. Moore in the year 1922-23, primarily regarding his visit to Iowa Yearly Meeting. Included are letters from Howard T. Jones, Benjamin S. Decou, Carl Patterson, Joseph S. Heald, Walter J. Brown, and Samuel Smedley. Also included are a request for contributions to the Scattergood seminary and a page of notes made by Walter L. Moore regarding his trip to Paullina, Iowa, including the number of members.

Smith family correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-SC-133
Abstract The collection contains family correspondence, most received by Ebenezer R. Smith, a Quaker of New York State and Iowa. Of interest is an unsent letter to Orson Squire Fowler, phrenologist and radical author, in which Ebenezer Smith expresses interest in taking Fowler's courses in order to pursue a career as lecturer and phrenologist. Letters from his parents, Barak and Mary Smith, of Springdale, Iowa, and other relations mention farm life and family concerns.

Stabler Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG5-234
Overview Contains the papers of the Stabler family of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Greenwich, Ct., and their collateral lines. The collection spans six generations of a Quaker family and includes diaries, daybooks, albums, pictures, and voluminous correspondence concerned primarily with family issues. Louisa Merritt Field (1826-1914) married Edward Hartshorne Stabler (1813-1877) in 1859. He was the son of Edward Stabler (1769-1831), an Alexandria, Virginia, druggist, by his second wife, Mary Hartshorne. They had...