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Archives & Manuscripts

Quakers -- Correspondence

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 21 Collections and/or Records:

Baltimore Yearly Meeting draft epistles collection

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-SC-269
Abstract Collection of manuscript drafts of epistles prepared by Baltimore Yearly Meeting to send to the Yearly Meetings of Philadelphia, New York, Rhode Island, and North Carolina. Most concern the education and treatment of Indians, African Americans, and Quaker children; also, opposition to war and the production of liquor by Friends. All are handwritten with corrections.

Clark-Allen family papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-SC-268
Abstract The collection contains family correspondence (4 ALsS), genealogical notes, and bible records. It includes family correspondence received by Rebecca Clark, 1804-1806, before her marriage to John Humphrey. One letter is from her sister Elizabeth and the other letters were written by her mother Bathsheba Clark. Bathsheba mentions caring for a grandchild with smallpox and various needlework projects. The genealogical information includes pages from a family bible, research on the Allen, Clark, and...

Edwards Clock scrapbook

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-SC-264
Abstract This collection contains papers of the Leonard, Pyle, Edwards, and Horne families of Chester Co., Pa., including a small amount of correspondence, financial papers, photographs, and miscellaneous papers.

Ely family correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-SC-267
Abstract The collection contains correspondence received by members of the Ely family, Quakers of Bucks County, Pa. The bulk of the correspondence concerns estate matters received by Hugh B. Ely as an executor of the estate of Elias Ely. The second group is largely family correspondence received by Mary Anna Ely who married Moses Eastburn. Most of the letters were written by her sister Francenia (Fanny) before Mary Anna's marriage and are devoted to family matters. Two letters dated 1876 are addressed...

Fisher-Whitson Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG5-281
Overview This collection contains manuscripts and other materials relating to the Whitson, Smedley, Fisher and other Quaker families of southeastern Pennsylvania. Along with commonplace books, correspondence, and photographs are a series of thematically arranged genealogical binders assembled by the donors. Of particular interest are the battlefield correspondence of Sam Smedley who was killed in the American Civil War and the journal of Esther Whitson, later Cope, who served as a nurse with the AFSC in...

Gurney-Clarke-Shoemaker correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-SC-070
Abstract This collection includes correspondence between three of the Kirkbride sisters, Francis Maria Shoemaker, Julia K. Clarke, and Eliza Paul Gurney. The letters relate family and local news, and the letters written by Eliza Paul Gurney from England reflect some of her spiritual philosophy. Also included are brief notes on the genealogy of the Kirkbride family.

King family correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-SC-265
Abstract The collection contains correspondence received by members of the King family, Quaker residents of Ceres, McKean County, Pennsylvania. The letters primarily deal with family concerns. One from Mary (King) Swayne, written in 1817, mentions that her husband, Joel Swayne, had contemplated returning to Indian territory but her poor health prevented his leaving. Anna King mentions her students and is distressed by the tensions in the Society of Friends in 1828.

Lewis and Sarah Benson family papers

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-1303
Overview This collection is primarily 20th century letters from the Benson, Potts, and Rhoads families.

Rebecca W. Lightfoot family papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-SC-126
Abstract This collection includes family invitations, a letter from Amos S. Jackson, and several letters from Mary Cadwallader Lightfoot to her daughter-in-law Rebecca, regarding family news. Also included is a small book of Hannah Wood's, containing personal notes.

John Mott papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-SC-208
Abstract Contains transcriptions of John Mott's letters to family and friends and journals, probably compiled to circulate in manuscript form. Also some original letters from John Mott to his family. Mott wrote extensively on his religious views, particularly on Quaker testimony and the issues of the Hicksite separation, as well as the conflicts within Genesee Yearly Meeting which led to the separation of Congregational (Progressive) Friends. Of special interest is a draft of responses to queries dated...