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Contains 67 Results:

Dillwyn Parrish letter to Abby Hopper Gibbons, 1831-03-30

 Item — Box: 3, Folder: 131
Identifier: A00181521
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Discusses recent events concerning family/friends, including James Sloan Gibbons and his brother (possibly Isaac Parrish). Talks about settling down at his shop. Asks Abby about any existing romantic relationships and urges her to marry.

Subjects: Gibbons, Abby Hopper, 1801-1893

Relevant locations: Philadelphia (Pa.)

Dates: 1831-03-30

Theodore Roosevelt letter to Abby Hopper Gibbons, 1883-02-28

 Item — Box: 3, Folder: 136
Identifier: A00181560
Scope and Contents

2 pages. Written on State of New York: Assembly Chamber stationery. Supports the act she wants to have passed but says he cannot introduce the bill himself.

Subjects: Women political activists; Bills, Legislative

Relevant locations: Albany (N.Y.)

Dates: 1883-02-28

Edward H. Stabler letter to Abby Hopper Gibbons, 1831-11-22

 Item — Box: 3, Folder: 139
Identifier: A00181590
Scope and Contents 4 pages. Discusses recent events concerning family/friends, including visits from Mary Bringhurst of Wilmington and Mary Moore and Mary Jefferies of Baltimore. Recently visited Philadelphia. Saw the Fairmount water works, saw "the burning of Moscow" with a Dr. Parrish, and went to Yearly Meeting.Subjects: Fairmount Water Works (Philadelphia, Pa.); Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of FriendsRelevant locations: Washington (D.C.); Philadelphia (Pa.);...
Dates: 1831-11-22

Frank R. Stockton letter to Abby Hopper Gibbons, 1890-09-29

 Item — Box: 3, Folder: 142
Identifier: A00181671
Scope and Contents

2 pages. Frank Richard Stockton was a popular author best known for his writing of children's fairy tales. Thanks her for sending him a notice (possibly a review) of his novel, Ardis Claverden.

Subjects: Stockton, Frank R., 1834-1902; Authors, American

Relevant locations: Convent Station (N.J.)

Dates: 1890-09-29

Mary B. Thomas letter to Abby Hopper Gibbons, 1830-07-01

 Item — Box: 3, Folder: 143
Identifier: A00181672
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Discusses recent events concerning multiple family/friends, including the illness of Abby's sister Rachel. Describes Abby as an "independent character." Discusses a school where Abby used to be a teacher, possibly the Negro School at Philadelphia.

Subjects: Women in Education; Women educators; Women teachers

Relevant locations: Philadelphia (Pa.)

Dates: 1830-07-01

W. S. Thayer letter to Abby Hopper Gibbons, approximately 1850-1852

 Item — Box: 3, Folder: 147
Identifier: A00181708
Scope and Contents 4 pages. William Sydney Thayer was a reporter for the New York Evening Post, a Washington correspondent, and U.S. Consul-General to Egypt. Thanks Abby and her daughter Sally for the guard chain. Discusses recent events concerning friends/family, including John P. Hale. Discusses his political work in Washington. Secretary Webster (probably Secretary of State Daniel Webster) said "Thayer, you are a good fellow, and I like you, but you have certain contraband notions about slavery that you...
Dates: approximately 1850-1852

S. E. Thomson letter to sister, 1871-04-21

 Item — Box: 3, Folder: 148
Identifier: A00181709
Scope and Contents

3 pages. Wants to hear news from home. Discusses family/friends. Mentions a President Gibbons, probably Abby's husband James S. Gibbons, who was President of the Delaware Railroad.

Subjects: Personal correspondence; Gibbons, James Sloan, 1810-1892

Relevant locations: Allegheny County (Pa.)

Dates: 1871-04-21

Edward Townsend letter to Rachel Brown and Abby Hopper Gibbons, 1831-05-15

 Item — Box: 3, Folder: 149
Identifier: A00181710
Scope and Contents 4 pages. Edward Townsend was a Philadelphia Quaker dentist involved in the education of African-Americans, prison reform, and a school for the blind. He served as warden of Eastern State Penitentiary from 1870-1881. Complains about annoying neighbors. Discusses recent events concerning many family/friends, including James Mott, Martha Biddle, and D. L. I. Parrish [sp]. Mentions attending Meeting, and was advised by Mary Pike to be "more guarded and careful about conforming to the customs...
Dates: 1831-05-15