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Elfreth family commonplace books

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-03-010
Overview

This collection is comprised of five volumes of the commonplace books of various members of the Elfreth family, including Rebecca P. Elfreth, Jacob R. Elfreth Sr., Jacob R. Elfreth Jr,. and Jane P. Elfreth. The volumes include poetry, extracts, pressed leaves and flowers, and clippings of illustrations.

Dates: 1820-1853

Jacob R. Elfreth account book

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-08-009
Overview

The account book of Jacob R. Elfreth, who served for many years as the treasurer of the Darby Preparative Meeting, includes names of members, their occupations, and cash balances for each member.

Dates: 1877-1906

“Some Notes on Philadelphia Yearly Meeting Extracted by Jacob R. Elfreth of Landsdowne, Penna. From his Diary”

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-07-123
Overview

This collection is comprised of the single volume manuscript of Jacob R. Elfreth’s notes on Philadelphia Yearly meeting, as well as correspondence related to the manuscript.

Dates: ca. 1916-1917

Jacob R. Elfreth Jr. diaries

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-020
Overview The diaries of Jacob R. Elfreth Jr., a Quaker merchant, elder, and minister. Early diaries, from 1861 to 1867, focus on military movement and battles during the Civil War, reactions to President Lincoln's assassination, and the political tensions during the aftermath of the war. The majority of entries detail day-to-day activities, family news, news of Elfreth's carpet business, attendance at Quaker meetings, social calls, accounts of weather, and births, deaths, and marriages within the...
Dates: 1861-1924

Elfreth, Morris, Satterthwaite families (change me)

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-1227
Dates: 1820-1924 (change me)

Morris/Engle Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-1025
Overview

Although the central figure in this collection is the Philadelphia Quaker businessman and philanthropist, T. Wistar Brown (1826-1916), it also includes materials relating to his father Moses Brown, mother Mary Wistar Brown, and wife Mary Farnum Brown, along with other members of the Brown family. Among the papers are correspondence, diaries, scrapbooks and deeds.

Dates: 1820-1938