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Archives & Manuscripts

Quakers -- Social life and customs

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 179 Collections and/or Records:

Stephen Gould diary

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-027
Scope and Content note This collection is composed of the single, handwritten diary of Stephen Gould. Diary entries include descriptions of social calls, Quaker Meetings, the health of Gould's young son, births, deaths, and marriages within the Quaker community, and discussions of the War of 1812 and Gould's opposition to war fare in general.

Gove-Meader Family Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-294
Overview This collection contains letters and miscellaneous papers of members of the Gove and Meader family, New England Wilburite Quakers.

Grant family papers

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Identifier: SFHL-SC-273
Abstract Mary Lukens, a birthright member of Abington Monthly Meeting, acknowledged marrying out of unity in 1801 and remained a member of the Society of Friends. Her husband, William Grant (d. 1849) became a member of Abington Monthly Meeting in 1811, and in 1818 the couple requested membership for their four children: Gulielma, Lukens, Mary, and John M. Grant. Their daughter Jane L. Grant, was born 1817, a birthright member of Abington Monthly Meeting. The family affiliated with the Hicksite branch in...

Griscom Hall Association

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Identifier: SFHL-RG4-041
Overview Griscom Hall Association was a Quaker organization which established and ran Griscom Hall, a summer recreational facility for young Quakers in Buck Hill Falls, Pennsylvania. The collection contains correspondence, reports, a history of the Hall and the Association, and other related papers.

Isaac Hacker diaries

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Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-032
Scope and Content note This collection is composed of three bound, handwritten volumes of Isaac Hacker’s diaries. Entries describe the weather, Hacker’s attendance at Quaker Meetings, social calls from friends and family, and births, deaths, and marriages within the Quaker community.

Collected papers of Alice P. Hadley and the Thread and Needle Society

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-302
Overview Alice C. Paxson Hadley (1857-1919) was the daughter of Frederick and Lydia Betts Paxson, Philadelphia Hicksite Quakers. She was a founding member of the Thread and Needle Society, a social and charitable club of young Friends. Alice kept a diary that recorded events and meetings of the group 1873 to 1880 which were transcribed by her granddaughter, and she collected memorabilia and speeches she presented.

Elizabeth Shinn Haines Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-054
Overview Elizabeth Shinn Haines (1823-1883) was a Philadelphia Orthodox Quaker. She married Henry Haines in 1845. The collection contains diaries, commonplace books, and albums.

Samuel B. Haines Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-055
Overview Samuel Bowne Haines (1834-1913) was a banker and a minister in New York Monthly Meeting. The collection contains family correspondence (1859-1869), expense book of Samuel B. Haines, and Quaker manuscripts, possibly by Mary Caley. Also includes genealogical and biographical materials on the Haines, Gaskill, and related families.

Zebedee Haines Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-056
Overview Zebedee Haines (1843-1923) was a Quaker who was active in the work of the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of Friends and of its Indian Committee in the late 19th century. Zebedee was also a student, teacher, administrator, and school committee member at Westtown School. The Haines family ran a dairy farm in West Grove, Pennsylvania. The collection contains family correspondence and diaries. Also includes letters of Zebedee Haines to his wife, describing his visits to Tunesassa and to native...

Hallowell-Stabler Family Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-057
Overview The Hallowell and Stabler families were Quakers mainly of Sandy Spring, Maryland. James S. Hallowell was a noted educator, and Edward Stabler was the postmaster of Sandy Spring. The collection illustrates the life of a 19th century Quaker family in Alexandria, Virginia, Washington, D.C., Sandy Spring, Maryland, and Philadelphia, where several relatives resided. While emphasizing family affairs and domestic life, these papers contain material of interest on education, farm life, observations of...