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SFHL/FHL/MSS. Assembled Collections

 Record Group Term
Identifier: SFHL/FHL/MSS
Included in this record group are manuscript collections that were assembled by the Friends Historical Library or assembled by other collectors (not the creator of the material). Major genre collections include: Account Books (MSS 001), Albums (MSS 002), Journals (MSS 003), and Miscellaneous Manuscripts (MSS 004). In this section you will also find topical collections assembled over time to document prominent Quakers like Lucretia Mott.

Found in 39 Collections and/or Records:

Friends Historical Library account book collection

 Collection — Othertype MSS-001
Identifier: SFHL-MSS-001

Account books are ledgers in which commercial and personal financial accounts are recorded. This collection consists of individual account books that were given to the Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College as single accessions.

Dates: 1729 - 1946

Friends Historical Library album collection

 Collection — Othertype MSS-002
Identifier: SFHL-MSS-002

This collection consists of scrapbooks, commonplace books, class notebooks, autograph albums, piecebooks, and other albums that were received by the Friends Historical Library as individual volumes and not as part of a larger collection.,

Dates: 1656 - 1957

Friends Historical Library collection of Quaker organizations' annual reports

 Collection — Othertype SG-3
Identifier: SFHL-SG-3

This collection consists of annual reports (and some other publications) issued by philanthropic groups, schools and other organizations that were either started by Quakers, included many Quakers in their administration, and/or appealed to Quakers. The reports were collected at various times from various sources, and are sorted by organization.

Dates: Majority of material found within 1800 - 2000

Collection of John Bright correspondence

Identifier: SFHL-MSS-011

Collected correspondence of John Bright, a British Quaker. He was a Radical and Liberal statesman, a promoter of free trade policies, and one of the greatest orators of his generation. The collection contains about 200 letters.

Dates: 1839 - 1888

Collection of Bringhurst Family Correspondence

Identifier: SFHL-MSS-046
Abstract 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...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1780 - 1811; 1780 - 1941

Burton Alva Konkle Manuscripts

Identifier: SFHL-MSS-033

The collection contains unpublished writings by Burton Alva Konkle, author and historian. The bulk of the material concerns James Wilson, signer of the Declaration of Independence and one of the six original justices appointed by George Washington to the Supreme Court of the United States. Also included is a manuscript on David Lloyd, William Penn's personal lawyer, Attorney General of Pennsylvania, and Chief Justice of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.

Dates: Undated. Circa 1940

Thomas Chalkley letter book

 Collection — Othertype MSS-071
Identifier: SFHL-MSS-071

Letter book of Thomas Chalkley (1675-1741), Quaker minister and businessman. Primarily business correspondence, most copied by his assistant, it also includes some personal references and provides insight into early 18th century maritime trade, particularly the Quaker relationships involved in trade with the West Indies.

Dates: 1720-02-14 - 1737-01-15

Charles F. Jenkins Autograph Collection

Identifier: SFHL-MSS-031

Collection consists of over 450 original letters, documents, and photographs collected by Charles Francis Jenkins (1865-1951) of personalities distinguished in American history, politics, international and cultural affairs, and in the Society of Friends in Britain and the US.

Dates: 1656-1940

Collection of Paul Cuffe printed materials

Identifier: SFHL-MSS-073
Abstract Paul Cuffe (1759-1817) was an African American Quaker, Pan-Africanist, and entrepreneur who was a leader in the Back-to-Africa movement — a political effort advocating a return of African Americans to the continent of Africa. The bulk of the collection consists of material from 1811-1817, the height of Cuffe’s international fame as he worked across Sierra Leone, England, and the United States to gather support, resources, and funds for the settlement in West Africa. The collection includes...
Dates: 1811 - 1817

Friends Historical Library collection of disownments

 Collection — Othertype MSS-055
Identifier: SFHL-MSS-055
Abstract A disownment is the involuntary termination of membership in a meeting, when a member of a meeting acts contrary to established discipline. Reasons for disownment have changed over time, often reflecting contemporary societal mores. Today, very few people are disowned. This collection consists of miscellaneous minutes of disownment, from various meetings and regarding various Friends, collected by the Friends Historical Library over time. It contains a mix of original documents and...
Dates: 1770 - 1890