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Smedley Family Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-319
Overview The collection contains correspondence, journals and other writings, business and legal papers, and miscellaneous items of the Smedley family, a large and prominent Quaker family of Penncrest Farm, Middletown Township, Delaware County, Pennsylvania. The family was related to the Kite and Sharples/Sharpless families of Chester and Delaware Counties. The papers include significant correspondence of the Kite family, especially Thomas Kite (1785-1845) and Mary Kite (1792-1861), both prominent...
Dates: 1751 - 1996; Majority of material found within 1821 - 1950

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Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections 7
Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College 4
 
Subject
Quakers -- Diaries 4
Quakers -- Pennsylvania 4
correspondence 4
Quakers -- Genealogy 3
Quakers -- Social life and customs 3
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diaries 3
Agriculture -- Pennsylvania -- Delaware County 2
Diaries 2
Lay ministry -- Society of Friends 2
Quakers -- Family relationships 2
Quakers -- History 2
Society of Friends -- United States 2
Society of Friends -- Wilburite controversy 2
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 2
Agriculture -- Pennsylvania -- History 1
Architects -- United States -- History -- Sources 1
Business 1
Chester County (Pa.) -- History -- Sources 1
College presidents 1
College students -- United States 1
Conscientious objection 1
Delaware County (Pa.) 1
Education 1
England -- Description and travel 1
Europe -- Description and travel 1
Europe -- Description and travel -- 19th century 1
Europe -- Description and travel -- Diaries 1
Germany -- History -- 1933-1945 1
Indians of North America 1
Indians of North America -- Nebraska 1
Indigenous rights -- Civil rights 1
Iowa Indians 1
Lay ministry -- Pennsylvania 1
Manuscripts, American 1
Mathematics 1
Media (Pa.) 1
Middletown (Delaware County, Pa. : Township) 1
Pennsylvania -- History -- Sources 1
Philadelphia (Pa.) 1
Philadelphia (Pa.) -- History -- Sources 1
Quaker architects 1
Quaker farmers 1
Quaker women -- Diaries 1
Quaker women -- Pennsylvania 1
Quakers 1
Quakers -- 19th century -- Diaries 1
Quakers -- Biography 1
Quakers -- Education 1
Quakers -- England -- Diaries 1
Quakers -- Germany 1
Quakers -- Germany -- History -- 20th century 1
Quakers -- History -- 19th century 1
Quakers -- Nebraska 1
Quakers -- Pennsylvania -- Education 1
Quakers -- Travel 1
Quakers -- Travel -- 20th century 1
Quakers -- United States -- Biography 1
Slavery 1
Slavery -- Moral and ethical aspects -- United States 1
Slavery and the church -- Society of Friends 1
Smedley family 1
Society of Friends -- Education 1
Society of Friends -- Hicksite separation 1
Society of Friends -- Indian affairs -- History 1
Society of Friends -- Missions -- Japan 1
Society of Friends -- Reunification 1
Spiritual life -- Society of Friends 1
Travel -- Religious aspects -- Society of Friends 1
Universities and colleges -- Pennsylvania -- Haverford 1
Women -- Suffrage -- United States -- History 1
World War, 1939-1945 -- Germany 1
biographies (documents) 1
commonplace books 1
financial records 1
letters (correspondence) 1
manuscripts (documents) 1
poems 1
poetry and poems 1
speeches (documents) 1
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Names
Kite family 3
Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends Library 3
Hunn family 2
Hunn, Lydia Jones Sharpless, 1818-1911 2
Kite, Mary, 1793?-1861 2
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Sharples, Edith, 1743-1787 2
Sharples, Joshua, 1747-1826 2
Sharpless, Isaac, 1848-1920 2
Smedley, Elizabeth Sharpless, 1842-1924 2
Westtown Boarding School 2
American Friends Service Committee 1
Balderston, Ida Smedley (Ida Roberts Smedley Balderston), 1896-1993 1
Borton, Hugh 1
Brinton family 1
Brown, Moses, 1738-1836 1
Churchman, George, 1730-1814 1
Coffin, Elijah, 1798-1862 1
Cooper family 1
Cooper, Dorothy Nyhart, 1898-1990 1
Cooper, E. Newbold, 1898-1957 1
Darlington family 1
Darlington, Charles J. (Charles Joseph), 1894-1966 1
Darlington, Esther 1
Delaware Indians. Lenape Indians. Lenni Lenape Indians 1
Dillwyn, George, 1738-1820 1
Five Years Meeting (Society of Friends: U.S.) 1
Gause family 1
Girard College 1
Grant, Elihu, 1873-1942 1
Green, Albert Lamborn, 1845-1947 1
Grellet, Stephen, 1773-1855 1
Groth, Mary Coates 1
Harris, J. Rendel (James Rendel), 1852-1941 1
Hicks, Elias, 1748-1830 1
Hunn, Ezekiel, 1841-1926 1
Hunt, John, 1711 or 1712-1778 1
Ickes, Harold L. (Harold LeClair), 1874-1952 1
Jones, Esther A. Balderston, 1891-1967 1
Jones, Rebecca, 1739-1817 1
Kersey, Jesse, 1768-1845 1
Kite, Lydia B. (Lydia Bassett), 1813-1872 1
Klein family 1
Ladd, Benjamin 1
Masters family 1
Mendenhall, Joseph 1
Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880 1
Nicholson, William H. (William Hopkins), 1827-1908 1
Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of Friends (Hicksite : 1827-1955) 1
Pleasants, Robert, 1723-1801 1
Pocono Manor (Pa.) 1
Pocono Manor Association 1
Rhoads, James E. (James Evans), 1828-1895 1
Russell, Elbert, 1871-1951 1
Savery, William, 1721 or 1722-1787 1
Sharpless, Aaron, 1809-1876 1
Sharpless, Ann 1
Sharpless, Edith 1
Sharpless, Joshua 1
Sharpless, Susanna Forsythe 1
Sharpless, Susanna Kite, 1809-1844 1
Sharpless, Thomas 1
Sharpless, William P., 1808-1879 1
Shortlidge family 1
Smedley family 1
Smedley, Edward 1
Smedley, Emma, 1868-1944 1
Smedley, Walter, 1862-1939 1
Swarthmore College 1
Turner, Joseph, 1765-1841 1
Walton family 1
Walton, Rebecca, 1814-1859 1
Whittier, John Greenleaf, 1807-1892 1
Wills family 1
Woodstown Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends 1
Woolman, John, 1720-1772 1
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