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Archives & Manuscripts

Quakers -- Family relationships

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 79 Collections and/or Records:

Potts Family papers

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-1260
Scope and Contents note This collection includes materials from Joseph Kirkbride Potts (1789-1960), Mary Potts (1824-1896), Anna Potts (1827-1905), and Elizabeth Potts (1841-1928), and contains materials in five series: “Journals and Diaries,” “Commonplace Books,” “Scrapbook and Photographs,” “Estate of Joseph Potts,” and “Miscellaneous Materials.”The first series “Journals and Diaries” contains four diaries by Mary Potts, respectively dated circa 1842, 1845-1848, 1868-1869, and 1878-1880. While the diary...
Dates: 1804-1908; Majority of material found within 1840 - 1880

Edward Rhoads correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-950-155
Scope and Contents The letters are from Rhoads' parents (Samuel and Anne Gibbons Rhoads), Thomas Chase, Josiah Forster, Anna Harrison, Sophie and John Pease, Elisabeth and Henry Crosfield, William Pepper, M.A. and William Longstreth, James Carey Thomas, Yarnall family and others and generally offer friendly regard.
Dates: 1865-1871

"Transition from the Horse and Buggy Days to the Space Age"

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-07-103
Scope and Content note This collection is comprised of the single volume, typed autobiography or memoir of Ruth Abbott Rogers. Roger's structured the manuscript to act as a tour of the family home, called Quillity, outside of Philadelphia. In Roger's words, "I will start at the top of the house under the slate roof and wander down room by room going over the accumulation of a family from colonial times in America." The manuscript therefore acts as both an autobiography of Roger's own life in the house, and as a...
Dates: 1963

Satterthwaite family papers

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-950-157
Scope and Content note Satterthwaite family materials are primarily letters of family members in the 18th century to William Satterthwaite, as well as genealogical information (deaths, marriages, children, mostly 19th century) on the Satterthwaite, Mitchell, Stackhouse, Palmer, Simpson, Tomlinson, Wood, Croasdale and other families. Included in the collection are a 19th century commonplace book, correspondence and other manuscript materials, including a fragment of a document signed by Phineas Pemberton in 1696,...
Dates: 1735-1924

Sharpless family letterbook

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-02-017
Scope and Content note This collection is composed of the single volume letterbook of Sharpless family letters. The personal correspondence included acted as a circulating "family letter" and was added to by each family member, with the goal of assembling the letters at the end of the year and binding them together for the use of future generations. Letters generally provide news of each letter writer, as well as comments on past letters. The family letters often discuss the state of religion in Colorado, where...
Dates: 1883

Henry Hale G. Sharpless letterbooks

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-02-018
Scope and Content note This collection is comprised of the four handwritten letterbooks of Henry Hale G. Sharpless. The letterbooks contain both business and personal correspondence, though the majority of correspondence is personal, addressed to friends and family during Sharpless's travels. The letters include topics such as descriptions of the cities and towns he visits, descriptions of landmarks, cultural differences, food, and styles of dress.
Dates: 1851-1864

Hannah Whitall Smith correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-950-164
Scope and Contents The collection consists of a group of 55 letters addressed during 1899-1911 by Hannah Whitall Smith to her dear friend Kate, whom she always referred to as “sister.” In addition, there are two poems and one Christmas card. The letters are often religious in tone. Smith relates news of her family, including Logan (Pearsall Smith) and Alys (Smith Russell), especially re Russell’s health, visits from friends, references to Bertrand Russell, Quakers and Quaker Meeting, particularly in Philadelphia,...
Dates: 1899-1911, undated

John Smith letterbooks

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-02-020
Scope and Content note This collection is comprised of two volumes of John Smith's letterbooks. Includes both personal and business correspondence. Personal correspondence discusses family news and births, deaths, and marriages within the Quaker community. Business correspondence is largely related to the buying and selling of imported dry goods.
Dates: 1750-1760

Stokes family correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-950-167
Scope and Content note This collection is comprised of a single folder of typed transcripts of the Stokes family correspondence. The originals date from 1780-1863.
Dates: Undated

Stokes family papers

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-11-050
Scope and Content note This collection is comprised of the papers of the Stokes family, and includes diaries, a notebook from Joseph Stokes' time at Westtown School, and an autograph album.
Dates: 1839-1887