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Archives & Manuscripts

Quakers -- England

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 11 Collections and/or Records:

Thomas Bissell family papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-SC-010
Abstract Includes genealogical data on the Bissell Family in the 17th century as well as two apprenticeship indentures, to patton ringmaking in Worcester County, England, dated 1704, and to farming in New Jersey, dated 1835.
Dates: 1640-1835

Mary Capper correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-SC-017
Abstract Transatlantic correspondence between Mary Capper and the Cadbury family in Philadelphia. Letters concern family and spiritual matters. Correspondents include Joel and Caroline Cadbury, and their daughter-in-law, Elizabeth Cadbury.
Dates: 1816-1835

Elizabeth Gurney Fry collection

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-SC-044
Abstract This collection includes letters of Elizabeth Fry, both original and photocopies. The letters cover a wide range of subjects, from personal news to prison reform. Her correspondence is particularly concerned with education and religious instruction of prisoners, and the treatment of women and children prisoners. One letter describes the philosophy of Quaker marriages. Most of the recipients are unnamed. Also included are several letters of Joseph Fry, passes to visit Newgate prison, and...
Dates: 1800-1845

Hanbury-Aggs Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG5-058
Overview The Hanbury and Aggs families were prominent English Quakers who were involved in a variety of mercantile and philanthropic activities, predominantly in the 19th century. They were pharmacologists, silk merchant in Shanghai, travelers, and philanthropists (Thomas Hanbury was knighted in 1901 for his philanthropy). The collection contains correspondence, journals, business and financial papers, and other miscellaneous material. Includes Daniel Bell Hanbury's journals of his travels with William...
Dates: 1718-1914

William and Mary Howitt Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG5-181
Overview William Howitt (1792-1879) and his wife, Mary Botham Howitt (1799-1888), were English Quaker writers of miscellaneous poetic and narrative materials for children and adults. The collection contains mainly personal correspondence. Some translations from Swedish are included. There are scattered references to their developing interest in spiritualism after the 1840s and manuscript copies of some of the poems and stories by both Howitts.
Dates: 1827-1886

Moore-Haines family papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-SC-083
Abstract This collection is composed of papers and correspondence of several generations of the Moore and Haines family. Included is genealogical data, correspondence between Lindley Moore and Abigail Mott Moore at Nine Partners and Abby's mother Ann Mott, recounting details of the Hicksote controversy, and letters written by Abby Moore to her daughter Mary H. Moore at Westtown School. An account of the life and death of Mary H. Moore is also included, as well as a letter from Lindley Moore to Elba...
Dates: 1812-1886

Lindley Murray Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG5-198
Overview Lindley Murray, Quaker author and grammarian, was born in 1745 in Pennsylvania and resided in England for many years while publishing grammar books and religious tracts. The collection is primarily composed of letters written by Lindley Murray and other family members between 1785 and 1822.
Dates: 1785-1830

Collection of Amelia Alderson Opie papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-SC-088
Abstract This collection includes letters and papers of Amelia Alderson Opie, written to various recepients and regarding personal news. Also included are several portraits and biographical sketches of the novelist.
Dates: 1809-1853

Mary B. Parson correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-SC-014
Abstract This collection includes personal correspondence between Mary B. Parsons and members of the Braithwaite family, primarily Anna and Isaac Braithwaite. Letters concern family matters and, occasionally, meeting activities at Flushing and Kendal and news of Joseph Gurney and Elizabeth Fry. Other correspondents include J. Bevan Braithwaite and Martha G. Braithwaite.
Dates: 1843-1878

Some account of the journeys of Thomas and Elizabeth Robson of Liverpool upon the Continent and elsewhere in 1823-1845

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-SC-173
Abstract Bound collection of 29 ALsS, plus 3 typewritten items. Includes a genealogical chart of the Robson family and a summary account of a journey to the Continent in 1831, in part a transcription of the original journal. Also includes silhouettes of members of the Crewdson and Robson families.
Dates: 1823-1909