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Archives & Manuscripts

Quakers -- Family relationships

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 79 Collections and/or Records:

Elizabeth Cadwallader papers

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-950-188
Scope and Content note This collection is comprised of the papers of Elizabeth Cadwallader Comfort, and include certificates of removal, clippings, correspondence, diaries, extracts, recipe books, wills, and miscellaneous items from various members of Comfort's family.

Collection of Bringhurst Family Correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-MSS-046
Overview Contains the collected correspondence of the Bringhurst family, largely compiled by C. Marshall Taylor. It includes correspondence, 1780-1806, of Philadelphia Quaker businessman James Bringhurst and his letters received from John Murray of New York City. Bringhurst corresponded with family and prominent friends including John Dickinson, Job Scott, Nathan Hunt, James Pemberton, Jesse Kersey, Lindley Murray and Moses Brown. Of particular interest are descriptions of life in Philadelphia and the...

Rebecca Singer Collins papers

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-1196
Scope and Contents The collection contains many letters between Rebecca and Isaac Collins during his extended business trip to London in 1845. Rebecca passes along news from friends and family, and from the Philadelphia Quakers. Isaac writes about the English Quakers, news from friends, and describes the gifts he is sending to Rebecca and the children. There are also many letters to Rebecca from Mary Anna Longstreth, during Rebecca’s visit to English and Irish Meetings in 1842-1843. There are also letters of John...

Comfort family papers

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-10-002
Scope and Contents This collection contains a typed genealogy of the Comfort family, compiled by Anne H. Cresson in 1902, largely based on a family tree prepared by John S. Comfort. It also includes some short biographical sketches of the families, as well as typed notes from Cresson's work.

David Cooper memoir

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-07-108
Scope and Content note This collection is comprised of the original single volume memoir of David Cooper, and a photocopy. Cooper wrote the manuscript during his later years, when his health was failing, so that his children would be able to reference an account of his life after his death. A note on the inside cover reads: "A Gift of David Cooper to his daughter Martha Allinson." In the memoir, Cooper recounts his early life, his family history, his marriage, the birth of his children, his Quakerism, his struggles...

Cope-Collins-Morris papers

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Identifier: HC.MC-950-046
Scope and Content note This collection is comprised of the correspondence, prints, and legal papers of three Quaker families, Cope, Collins, and Morris. It primarily includes letters by Mary Ann Cope Morris and letters to Eliza Cope Collins; including the letter of the latter's husband William Morris describing cholera epidemic in Philadelphia, as well as abolitionist activity, Philadelphia Quaker life, Yearly Meetings and a trip through an Oneida Indian village with details about life there. In addition, there are...

Cope-Evans family papers

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-1242
Overview The Cope-Evans papers cover the years 1683 to 2012 and detail the history of the inter-related Cope and Evans families, important Philadelphia-area Quakers. The papers are divided into four series: Personal and Family papers, Business papers, J. Morris Evans papers, and Miscellaneous.

Cope family correspondence

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Identifier: HC.MC-950-043
Scope and Content note This collection is comprised of the correspondence of the Cope family.

Cromwell family correspondence

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Identifier: HC.MC-950-051
Scope and Content note This collection is composed of a single folder of the correspondence of the Cromwell family, a nineteenth century Quaker family, believed to be the in-laws of Thomas Chase.

Dillwyn & Hill family wills

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Identifier: HC.MC-975-11-010
Scope and Content note This collection is comprised of the single volume notebook of George Dillwyn, and is chiefly comprised of copies of the wills of many members of his wife Sarah Hill Dillwyn’s family. The notebook also includes notes concerning family estates, brief genealogical information for the family, maps for partitioning of land according to the deceased’s will, and Dillwyn’s notes concerning actions taken in his role as executor. Included in the notebook are the wills of Richard Hill Sr, Richard Hill...