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Associated Executive Committee of Friends on Indian Affairs

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Identifier: HC.MC-1003
Overview Records deal with the work of Friends in running mission stations in Oklahoma to the Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma (Bah Kho-je), the Modoc Nation, the Kickapoo Tribe of Oklahoma, the Otoe-Missouria Tribe of Indians, the Shawnee Tribe, the Osage Nation (Wahzhazhe) and other Native American peoples. Letters from superintendents and missionaries in the field describe the difficulties and experiences of Friends in their work. Topics discussed include attempts to Christianize Native Americans, improve...
Dates: 1758-1929

Joshua L. and Theodate L. Baily diaries

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Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-006
Overview The diaries span the majority of Baily's adult life. As a young man, Baily was very involved in the Philadelphia community, and many of his early entries are related to the Philadelphia Historical Society, the Eromathean society, the Pennsylvania Prison Society, which advocated for the health and safety of incarcerated people and prison reform, The Philadelphia Society for Employment and Instruction of the Poor, and the Moyamensing House of Industry. In later entries, Baily is largely...
Dates: 1845-1916

Deeds and Documents

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Identifier: HC.MC-990A
Overview

This collection includes an assortment of legal documents, including deeds, marriage certificates, indentures, and leases.

Dates: 1688-1880

Free Produce Association of Friends of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting

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Identifier: HC.MC-975-09-011
Overview The Free Produce Assocation of Friends of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting was a Quaker organization, founded in 1845 in Philadelphia, PA. The free produce association was a boycott movement against "produce," anything produced by slave labor. This collection contains the minutes from 1845 - 1852, from the Free Produce Association of the Friends of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting. The minutes contain finance reports, nominations for officiers, and reports from various committees, including reports...
Dates: 1845-1852

Thomas Wistar and Family Papers

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Identifier: HC.MC-1188
Overview

Papers of the Wistar family, especially concentrating on the work among Native Americans in the Central and Northern Superintendency of Indian Commissioner Thomas Wistar (1798-1876) in the mid-19th century.

Dates: 1691-1936

Thomas Wistar journals

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Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-089
Overview

Thomas Wistar's journal entries largely describe his work as an Indian Commissioner, including visits to Washington D.C., the Seneca Nation, the Wichita Indian Agency, and other Native American Reservations. In addition to his work as a commissioner, entries detail social calls with family and friends, descriptions of Quaker meetings, and religious reflection and prayers.

Dates: 1841-1875

Thomas Wistar letterbook

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Identifier: HC.MC-975-02-029
Overview

This collection is comprised of the single volume letterbook of Thomas Wistar. The majority of the letters copied in this volume are personal correspondence between Thomas Wistar and various family members and friends. A few letters included are letters of sympathy from friends and family written upon the death of Thomas Wistar in January, 1876.

Dates: 1875-1876

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Wistar, Edward Morris (1852-1941) 2
Allen, Samuel Leeds 1
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Baily, Joshua L. (Joshua Longstreth), 1826-1916 1
Baily, Theodate Lang 1