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Archives & Manuscripts

Quakers -- Family relationships

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 79 Collections and/or Records:

Henry and Elizabeth Drinker letters

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-854
Scope and Contents note This collection contains letters exchanged between Henry and Elizabeth Drinker during Henry’s 1777-1778 exile to Winchester, Virginia. The correspondence spans fairly consistently over this nearly year-long imprisonment, and each letter is accompanied by a typed transcript. The letters discuss Drinker’s imprisonment, including information about his fellow prisoners, his heath and mental wellbeing, and the politics of his imprisonment. Drinker also makes repeated appeals to be kept updated about...
Dates: 1777-1778

Edwards family correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-950-064
Scope and Content note This collection is comprised of the personal correspondence among members of the Edwards family. Letters are primarily written by Samuel H. and William L. Edwards and contain family news.
Dates: 1829-1845

J.P. Elkinton autobiography

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-07-116
Scope and Content note This collection is comprised of the two type-written volumes of J. P. Elkinton’s autobiography. The volumes describe Elkinton’s childhood and family, his attendance at Haverford College, where he graduated in 1908. He also describes his experiences with the Society of Friends, particularly his travels on religious visits, and his adult life with his wife, Mary Bucknell, and their children. In addition to stories from various periods of his life, he provides biographical sketches of his family...
Dates: 1966

Hannah Bacon Evans letters

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-1252
Overview The letters of Hannah Bacon Evans (1839-1939) written almost exclusively to her niece, Edith Wistar Stokes Silver (1873-1949) offering a picture of the life of an unmarried Quaker woman in Philadelphia in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Also letters to other family members, primarily on family life, but also missionary work and other topics. The letters have been transcribed.
Dates: 1888-1925

Samuel Rowland Fisher correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-950-069
Scope and Content note This collection includes 25 handwritten letters of the personal correspondence between Samuel Rowland Fisher and his friends and family, as well as a number of photocopies. The letters and accounts were written to Samuel Rowland Fisher while he was in England on a business trip for his father's firm, Joshua Fisher & Sons of Philadelphia, a shipping-importing business. The materials are from merchants in England, including Thomas and William Dillworth and others and give insight into Quaker...
Dates: 1767-1768

Sarah Logan Fisher letterbook

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-02-006
Scope and Content note This collection is comprised of the single volume letterbook of Sarah Logan Fisher, and includes personal correspondence. The majority of letters are written to Fisher's family members, including her brother Charles Fisher, her cousin Mary Arch, as well as a number of unnamed cousins, and are largely related to new concerning family and friends, and births, deaths, and marriages within the Quaker community.
Dates: 1783-1788

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...
Dates: 1778-2011

Garrett family genealogical records

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-950-080
Scope and Content note This collection is comprised of the Garrett family genealogial records, and includes manuscripts concerning family history, research notes, and photographs of family members.
Dates: Undated

Rowland Greene letterbook

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-02-008
Scope and Content note This collection is comprised of the single letterbook of Dr. Rowland Greene. The volume is composed of personal correspondence, with the majority of letters addressed to Greene's wife and children while he was away from home on religious visits. Topics covered in Greene's correspondence include descriptions of his travels and meetings he attended, social calls made, and family news.
Dates: 1809-1833

Gummere family papers

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-950-086
Scope and Content note This collection is comprised of the correspondence, photographs, and clippings of the Gummere family.
Dates: 1901-1929