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Quaker prison reformers

 Subject
Subject Source: Local Authority: Quaker Subject Headings

Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:

Abby Hopper Gibbons Family Photographs

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-PA-069
Overview Abigail Hopper Gibbons (1801-1893) was an important figure in many of the reform movements in the middle and late nineteenth century. Like her father, Isaac T. Hopper (1771-1852), "Abby" Gibbons was an ardent abolitionist and dedicated to prison reform. This collection includes: a carte de visite album compiled by Abby Hopper Gibbons; a daguerreotype of Abby with her husband James and children; and photographs of her descendents, the Dunning family.
Dates: 1854 - 1935

Fry, Elizabeth Gurney, Crosmer, to Fraser, Catherine, 1842-08-27

 File — Box 26
Scope and Contents Elizabeth Gurney Fry (1780-1845) prominent English prison reformer. In this autograph letter, she wrote about the spiritual benefit of having female matrons on ships carrying female convicts.
Dates: 1842-08-27

Fry, Elizabeth, Upton Lane, to [Delessert, Francois-Marie], 1838-05-13

 File — Box 25
Scope and Contents Elizabeth Fry (1780-1845) was a prominent English Quaker prison reformer. In this autograph letter, she requested permission for her brother to visit prisons in Paris. Delessert was a prominent banker and president of the Paris Chamber of Congress. Fry was with a delegation of Quakers visiting prison, asylums, and hospitals in France.
Dates: 1838-05-13

Margaret Bacon Collection

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-1312
Overview This collection contains the papers and writings of Margaret Hope Bacon. Included within the collection are research materials compiled about Edward Townsend, William Biddle, and Lucretia Mott, documents relating to the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, the Friends Historical Library, the Fair Hill Board, Farmington Meeting House, and Fair Hill Burial Grounds, and personal writings including Memorial poetry, correspondance, and historical writings.
Dates: 1933-2010

Karen A. Reixach Prison Reform Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG5-258
Overview Contains correspondence, minutes, and other papers concerning Karen A. Reixach's work with Quaker meetings at Auburn Prison and Attica Prison in New York State, 1974-1986. A member of Rochester Monthly Meeting, she was active in prison reform and Quaker outreach to prisoners. She served on the Rochester Monthly Meeting and New York Yearly Meetings Prison Committees and as clerk of the Oversight Committee at Attica Prison.
Dates: 1974-1986

Mira Sharpless Townsend Papers

 Collection
Identifier: FHL-RG5-320
Overview The collection contains papers of Mira Sharpless Townsend, a major Quaker social activist and reformer in Philadelphia. Mira Sharpless Townsend (1798-1859) was born in Philadelphia, attended Friends Select School, and in 1828 married Samuel Townsend (1800-1887). He was a member of Philadelphia Monthly Meeting by whom she had six children, only two surviving to adulthood: Emily Sharpless Townsend who married Powell Stackhouse and Clara Gordon Townsend, married William Penn Troth. During the...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1815 - 1858; 1806 - 1910

L. Hollingsworth Wood correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-SC-227
Abstract In 1908, L. Hollingsworth Wood corresponded with Quaker-related schools to obtain contact information for graduates living in the New York City area and updated information about teaching Quakerism. Previously, a committee of the Yearly Meeting had conducted a survey inquiring about courses at the schools concerning Quaker history and principles. Fourteen schools responded to Wood's letter. Folder 2 contains Wood's correspondence with organizations and persons concerned with prison reform,...
Dates: 1907-1937