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Comfort, Howard



  • Existence: 1850 - 1912

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

Comfort family financial records

Identifier: HC.MC-975-08-004

This collection is comprised of two volumes of the financial records of the Comfort family.

Dates: 1803-1912

Howard Comfort diaries

Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-012

Howard Comfort was a Quaker merchant in Philadelphia, and often traveled between Philadelphia and various cities in Great Britain on business. Each volume is a small “pocket diary,” and entries include lists of assignments and readings for class, notes, and quoted excerpts from materials Comfort had read, as well as descriptions of social calls and Quaker meetings.

Dates: 1867-1870

William Wistar and Connie Comfort materials

Identifier: HC.MC-1348

Collection of letters by Members of the Comfort Family, with most records covering WIlliam Wistar Comfort and William Wistar Comfort II. Topics include William Wistar Comfort's time as president of Haverford College, communications about his books and Quakerism, personal letters of William Wistar Comfort II. Includes a series of letters and small manuscript covering the Comfort Family's time in France during the start of World War One.

Dates: 1773 - 1970

Friends Institute minutes

Identifier: HC.MC-975-09-029
Scope and Contents

This collection is comprised of one book of Board of Managers minutes from the Friends Institute. It includes the organizations' by-laws, minutes from the beginning of the organization, as well as an attendance record in the back.

Dates: 1880-1898

Provident Society for Employing the Poor minutes

Identifier: HC.MC-975-09-022
Scope and Contents

This collection contains one volume of minutes from the Provident Society for Employing the Poor. It includes minutes, which are comprised of financial decisions and nominations. It also includes loose letters in the back, which mostly relate to the resolution to dissolve the organization in 1924. It also includes drafts of announcements, typed treasurer reports, and other correspondence.

Dates: 1885-1924

Additional filters:

Quakers -- History 4
Quakers 2
Group reading 1
Haverford (Pa.) 1
Humanitarianism 1