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Joseph S. Elkinton collection

Identifier: HC.MC-1220

Scope and Contents

The collection contains assorted records relating to Quaker meetings in Philadelphia, including Philadelphia Yearly Meeting, Philadelphia Monthly Meeting for the Western District, Philadelphia Monthly Meeting for the Southern District, Easton Preparative Meeting, Uwchlan Monthly Meeting, and blueprints of burial grounds, 18th to 20th centuries. There are also some miscellaneous documents from the Institute for Colored Youth (now Cheyney University) and papers by and relating to Nathaniel P. Rogers, including his diary, May-July 1840 and speeches on slavery.


  • Creation: 1731 - 1902

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).

Biographical / Historical

Joseph Scotton Elkinton (1830-1905), a Quaker, attended Westtown School in Westtown, PA, and with his brother, Thomas, went into the soap business, which later became the Philadelphia Quartz Company. He was credited for being a great help in garnering interest and securing aid for the Doukhobors, a religious group which emigrated from Russia to Canada. He was a minister in the Society of Friends. In 1856, he married Malinda Patterson. He was author of Arrival of Doukhobors in Canada from Cyprus.


.75 linear ft. (3 boxes)

Language of Materials



A collection of various materials including papers of Nathaniel Peabody Rogers (1794-1846), a writer on antislavery topics, and miscellaneous Quaker documents, as well as some relating to the Institute for Colored Youth (now Cheyney University).

Processing Information

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Joseph S. Elkinton Collection, 1731-1902
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Revision Statements

  • February 2022: CPeraria- (MLIS Intern) project to remove harmful/biased language from finding aids

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