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Benezet House Association Records

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Identifier: SFHL-RG4-010
Overview The Benezet House Association, Philadelphia, Pa., was formed in 1917 to assist and educate the City's poor African American and immigrant residents. It was created by the merger of the Joseph Sturge Mission School, a First Day school for African Americans founded in 1865; Anthony Benezet School, founded in 1795 as the School for Black People and their Descendants (also known as the Raspberry Street School); and Western District Colored School, founded 1848 under the care of Twelfth Street...
Dates: 1846-1945

Collection of Bringhurst Family Correspondence

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Identifier: SFHL-MSS-046
Overview 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

Carman family papers

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Identifier: SFHL-SC-230
Abstract The collections contain journals, correspondence, and miscellaneous Quaker papers. A small journal kept by Thomas Carman, 1864 and 1867, describes his travels which included upstate New York, Baltimore, and Richmond (where he attended general Quaker meetings and visited African American services). Also a photocopy of a journal kept by Catharine Williams, describing a trip to Iowa in 1864 where she attended Yearly Meeting. Correspondents include Benjamin Angell, Edward Dorland, George M....
Dates: Majority of material found within 1786-1894

Central Soup Society

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Identifier: SFHL-RG4-100
Overview The Central Soup Society of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was incorporated on March 6, 1861, with the charitable purpose of distributing soup and other food to the poor and needy during the inclement seasons. The organization was founded by Hicksite Quakers and continued to serve the people of Philadelphia throughout the 20th century. It survives at the turn of the 21st century as a foundation. Records of the Central Soup Society; includes financial records, minutes, and miscellaneous...
Dates: 1860-1968

Friends Boarding Home of Bucks Quarterly Meeting Records

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Identifier: SFHL-RG4-020
Overview

Friends Boarding Home of Bucks Quarterly Meeting, a Quaker boarding home for the aged in Newtown. Pennsylvania, was opened in 1897 and incorporated in 1899. In 1900 it moved to a new building erected on Congress Street, with funds given by Edward M. Paxson in memory of his parents. Friends' Village was opened in 1981. The records include correspondence, minute books, constitution and legal papers, reports, and other papers.

Dates: 1896-2013

Friends Boarding Home of the Burlington Quarterly Meeting

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Identifier: SFHL-RG4-089
Overview The Friends Boarding House in Trenton, New Jersey, was established in 1898 by the Burlington Quarterly Meeting, Philadelphia Yearly Meeting (Hicksite). Its purpose was to provide an inexpensive, permanent home for aging Quakers and others. The Friends Boarding House in Trenton, New Jersey was laid down by the Quarterly Meeting in 1985. This collection contains the records of the Friends Boarding Home, established by the Burlington Quarter. It includes Board minutes, financial records, and...
Dates: 1898-1985

Friends' Boarding Home of the Concord Quarterly Meeting

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Identifier: SFHL-RG4-081
Overview The Friends' Boarding Home of Concord Quarterly Meeting, a Quaker boarding home for the elderly in West Chester, PA, was established in 1891. It was originally for women only, but by 1894, men were also admitted. In 1936, the Home moved to a new facility which was constructed with funds provided by a bequest from Nathaniel Hickman. After 1976, the Home no longer offered nursing services. The collection contains minutes, reports, admission and financial, and other related papers, some of...
Dates: 1890-1991

Friends' Boarding House Association (Philadelphia, Pa.)

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Identifier: SFHL-RG4-084
Overview

The Friends Boarding House Association was incorporated in 1877 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, with the purpose of establishing a boarding home for Quakers and others. The Association was dissolved in 1913 with the establishment of a Boarding Home under the care of the Quarterly Meeting. The collection contains records of the Friends Boarding House Association, 1877-1913, including legal papers, minutes and other documents.

Dates: 1877-1913

Friends' Employment Society Record

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Identifier: SFHL-RG4-098
Overview The Friends Employment Society was founded in 1862 in New York City by Hicksite women as the Women's Association of Friends for the Employment and Relief by Clothing of the Suffering Poor. Incorporated in 1902, it provided employment for the working poor by providing sewing projects. In 1948 it revised its charter to state its purpose of giving help to needy people, through contributions to other charitable organizations. This collection contains minutes and...
Dates: 1862-1948

Friends Indian Aid Association of Philadelphia

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Identifier: SFHL-RG4-031
Overview

Friends' Indian Aid Association of Philadelphia was an organization of Hicksite Quakers in Philadelphia founded in 1869 to solicit donations of money and goods to distribute to the Indian tribes in Nebraska assigned to the care of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting (Hicksite) during the period of Grant's peace policy. The collection includes reports and minutes, financial reports, correspondence, and lists of goods.

Dates: 1869-1875

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Society of Friends -- Charities 11
Quakers -- Social life and customs 8
Church work with Indians -- Society of Friends 7
Church work with the poor -- Society of Friends 7
Quakers -- New York (State) -- New York 7
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Nonprofit organizations -- Pennsylvania 6
Church work with older people -- Society of Friends 5
Indians of North America -- Government relations -- 1869-1934 5
Indians of North America -- Missions 5
Quakers -- Pennsylvania 5
Quakers -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia 5
Quakers -- Social service -- United States 4
Quakers -- Societies, etc. 4
Society of Friends -- Indian affairs 4
Society of Friends -- Nebraska 4
Society of Friends -- Pennsylvania 4
Abolitionists 3
Charities -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia 3
Church and social problems -- Society of Friends 3
Church work with African Americans -- Society of Friends 3
Church work with refugees -- Society of Friends 3
Lay ministry -- Society of Friends 3
Quaker women 3
Quakers -- Social service 3
Society of Friends -- Charities -- Records and correspondence 3
World War, 1939-1945 -- Civilian relief 3
African Americans -- Education -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia 2
African Americans -- Pennsylvania 2
African Americans -- Services for -- Pennsylvania 2
Charities -- New York (State) -- New York 2
Charities -- Pennsylvania 2
Church controversies -- Society of Friends 2
Church work -- Southern States 2
Church work with African Americans 2
Church work with immigrants -- Pennsylvania 2
Immigrants -- Services for -- Pennsylvania 2
Indians of North America 2
Indians of North America -- Nebraska 2
Indians, treatment of 2
Old age homes -- Pennsylvania 2
Philadelphia (Pa.) 2
Poor -- Services for -- New York (State) -- New York 2
Poor -- Services for -- Pennsylvania 2
Prison reform -- Society of Friends 2
Prison reformers 2
Quaker authors 2
Quaker prison reformers 2
Quaker women -- New York (State) -- New York 2
Quakers -- Nebraska 2
Quakers -- New York (State) 2
Quakers -- Poor -- Services for 2
Social service -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia 2
Society of Friends -- Hicksite separation 2
Society of Friends -- New York (State) -- New York 2
Society of Friends -- Sermons 2
Society of Friends -- War relief and reconstruction 2
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 2
diaries 2
African American youth -- Education -- Pennsylvania 1
African Americans -- Education -- New York (State) -- New York 1
African Americans -- Education -- Pennsylvania 1
African Americans -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia 1
Agriculture -- Maryland 1
American poetry -- Quaker authors 1
Antislavery movements 1
Antislavery movements -- Pennsylvania -- History 1
Austria -- History -- 1938–1945 1
Authors and publishers -- United States 1
Baltimore (Md.) -- Quakers 1
Capital punishment 1
Charities -- Maryland -- Baltimore 1
Charities -- United States 1
Church work 1
Church work -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia 1
Church work with Indians 1
Church work with gays -- Society of Friends 1
Church work with older people -- Pennsylvania 1
Church work with older people -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia 1
Church work with prisoners 1
Church work with prisoners -- Society of Friends 1
Church work with prostitutes 1
Church work with the poor -- New York (State) 1
Church work with the poor -- Pennsylvania 1
Clothing and dress 1
Community centers -- Pennsylvania 1
Conscientious objection -- Religious aspects -- Society of Friends 1
Conscientious objectors 1
Conscientious objectors -- United States 1
Corporate minutes 1
Delaware Indians 1
Education -- Pennsylvania 1
Food relief -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia 1
Fox Indians 1
Freedmen -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia 1
Freedmen -- Schools -- Pennsylvania 1
Freedmen -- Services for -- Southern States 1
Freedmen -- Southern States 1
Freedmen -- United States -- Social conditions 1
Freedmen -- Virginia 1
Freedmen -- Washington (D.C.) 1
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Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of Friends (Hicksite : 1827-1955). Joint Committee on Indian Affairs (1869-1892) 3
Dorsey, William, 1811-1874 2
Evans, Charles, 1802-1879 2
Friends' Indian Aid Association of Philadelphia 2
Hallowell, Benjamin, 1799-1877 2
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Janney, Samuel M. (Samuel Mcpherson), 1801-1880 2
Jeanes, Samuel, d.1894 2
Parrish, Dillwyn, 1809-1886 2
Parrish, Edward, 1822-1872 2
Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of Friends (Hicksite: 1827- 1955). Sub-committee on Indian Concerns 2
Saunders, John, 1814-1891 2
American Friends Service Committee. Refugee Section 1
Angell, Benjamin, d. 1868 1
Association of Friends for the Relief of Freedmen (New York, N.Y.) 1
Atkinson, Lydia T. (Lydia Townsend), 1843-1901 1
Attica Prison 1
Attica Prison Friends Meeting (Attica, N.Y.) 1
Auburn Prison 1
Auburn Prison Friends Meeting (Auburn, N.Y.) 1
Baltimore Yearly Meeting of Friends (Hicksite: 1828-1968). Joint Committee on Indian Affairs (1869-1892) 1
Baltimore Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends. Committee Appointed for Indian Affairs 1
Bates, Elisha, 1781-1861 1
Beehive School for Colored Children (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
Benezet House Association (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
Bennett, William, 1804-1873 1
Biddle, Clement M. (Clement Miller), 1876-1959 1
Biddle, John W., 1835-1916 1
Biddle, Robert, 1867-1935 1
Biddle, William C. 1
Bringhurst, James, 1730-1810 1
Bringhurst, Joseph, 1733-1811 1
Brown, Gould 1
Brown, Moses, 1738-1836 1
Burritt, Elihu, 1810-1879 1
Cadwallader, Priscilla, 1786-1859 1
Carmalt, Caleb 1
Carman family (Carman, Thomas, 1815-1899) 1
Carman, Catharine Williams 1
Carman, Thomas, 1815-1899 1
Central Soup Society (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
Comly, John, 1773-1850 1
Cooper, Stanley B. 1
Dean, Nora Thompson 1
Dickinson, John, 1732-1808 1
Dugdale, Joseph A., 1810-1896 1
Ferris, Benjamin, 1780-1867 1
Fisher, Dorothy Canfield, 1879-1958 1
Foulke, Elizabeth, 1758-1820 1
Foulke, William Dudley, 1848-1935 1
Friendly Settlement Association (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
Friends Ambulance Unit 1
Friends Boarding Home of the Bucks Quarterly Meeting (Newtown, Pa.) 1
Friends Boarding Home of the Burlington Quarterly Meeting 1
Friends Mission No.1 (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
Friends Neighborhood Guild 1
Friends Village (Newtown, Pa.) 1
Friends' Boarding Home of the Concord Quarterly Meeting 1
Friends' Boarding House Association (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
Friends' Employment Society (New York, N.Y.) 1
Friends' Social Union (New York, N.Y.) 1
Garrett, Martha H., 1839-1927 1
Gould, Martha S., b. 1813 1
Gould, Thomas B., 1813-1856 1
Green, Albert Lamborn, 1845-1947 1
Grimke, Angelina Emily, 1805-1879 1
Griscom, Samuel S., 1802-1878 1
Hall, Hannah, approximately 1836- 1
Hayes, John Russell, 1866-1945 1
Hollander, Leonore Beatrice, 1906-2003 1
Hopper, Isaac T. (Isaac Tatem), 1771-1852 1
Hunt, Nathan, 1758-1853 1
Hunt, Uriah, 1796?-1967 1
Ingram, William S. 1
Jackson, Halliday, 1771-1835 1
Jackson, John, 1809-1855 1
Janney family 1
Janney, Elizabeth, 1802-1893 1
Janney, Joseph, 1800-1866 1
Jeanes, Joseph 1
Jewett, Tacy M. 1
Johnson, Jane 1
Jones, Horatio Gates, 1822-1893 1
Joseph Sturge Mission School (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
Kersey, Jesse, 1768-1845 1
Leidy, Joseph 1
Lenape Land Association 1
Lightfoot family 1
Lightfoot, Mary B. (Mary Bonner), 1820-1907 1
Lightfoot, Samuel, 1701-1771 1
Lightfoot, Susanna 1720 1781 (Susanna Hudson Hatton Lightfoot) 1
Lightfoot, Thomas Montgomery, -1865 1
Lightfoot, Thomas, 1728-1793 1
Lightfoot, Thomas, 1821-1896 1
Locust Street Mission Association (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
Macy, William H., 1805-1887 1
Maiden Creek Preparative Meeting (Society of Friends : 1735-1829 : Maiden Creek (Pa. : Township)) 1
Marvel, Josiah P. (Josiah Philip), 1896-1959 1
Maule family 1
Maule, Joshua, b. 1806 1
McClintock, Thomas, 1792?-1876 1
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