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Abington Friends School (Abington, Pa.) Account book

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG4-001
Overview

Abington Friends School was established by Abington Monthly Meeting in the latter part of the eighteenth century as a day school. The account book covers the period 1828-1842. Pupil's names are given with the status of their payments, etc.

Dates: 1828-1842

All American Friends Conference (Oskaloosa, Ia.) Records

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG4-002
Overview

All American Friends Conference (1929) was a conference of Quakers from the United States and Canada which was held in Oskaloosa, Iowa, in September 1929. This collection contains a journal kept by Rebecca Thomas Miller, program, list of participants, pictures, and other records relating to the Conference.

Dates: 1929

Allen Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG5-001
Overview Contains the papers of the Allen Family, a Quaker family of Philadelphia and Delaware County, Pennsylvania, which traced its ancestry back to one of William Penn's commissioners. Includes papers relating to the Allen and related Breidenhart, Casdorp, Gibbons, Hubley, Jacobs, Matlack, and Samuel families. The Allen family papers contain extensive genealogical material, family correspondence, journals and memorials which provide excellent source material on Quaker family life in the 19th...
Dates: 1700-1954

Alsop Family Papers

 Collection — othertype: SC-191
Identifier: SFHL-SC-191
Abstract This collection contains the correspondence of the Alsop and Brown families, particularly Othniel Alsop, Hannah Brown Alsop, and Othneil's English siblings, Ann and Robert Alsop. Other correspondents include Alice Jackson, Mary Coffin, and Ann Douglas. Also included are Othniel's naturalization documents, various wills, and calling cards from friends. Of particular interest is a letter dated 1799 from Othniel Alsop to sister in England, describing the "contagious fever" (yellow fever), a...
Dates: 1795-1830

John Alston Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG5-002
Overview

John Alston (1794-1874) was a Quaker farmer who lived in Middletown, Delaware. This collection contains his journals (1837 (?)-1847 and n.d.), account books and business papers (1821-1874), and essays by Nathan Lord on slavery and salvation (1797).

Dates: 1797-1874

American Friends Service Committee, Committee on Rights of Conscience Records

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG4-006
Overview

Contains the records of American Friends Service Committee, Committee on Rights of Conscience, 1955-1962, including minutes and other supporting documents. Persons represented include Faith Bissell, Miriam E. Brailey, Harrop Freeman, Frederick Fuges, Alan Howe, Mary Knowles, Patrick M. Malin, Roland Pennock, Sara Pickus, Harry B. Sprogell, Frederick B. Tolles, and John T. Watkins.

Dates: 1955-1962

Mary Ellicott Arnold (1876-1968) Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-003
Overview Mary Ellicott Arnold (1876-1968) was a Quaker writer and social activist, known for her work with consumer cooperatives. After an unsuccessful farming venture in her youth, Mary Ellicott Arnold and her lifelong companion, Mabel Reed, worked with the Karok Indians in California as employees of the United States Indian Bureau. After a period as chief organizer for the U.S. Employment Service in New York State, she and Mabel Reed were involved in a number of successful cooperative ventures. She...
Dates: 1888-1970

Ash-Schofield Family Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-004
Overview Samuel Shinn Ash and his wife, Sarah Jane Schofield Ash, were prominent Quakers, active in a variety of philanthropic activities, including anti-slavery, peace, temperance, women's rights, and education. Samuel Shinn Ash was apprenticed as an engineer and machinist and worked in manufacturing. This collection consists of family papers, manuscript letters and memorabilia, largely of a domestic nature. Includes some descriptions of Meetings and religious journeys, of the early struggles of...
Dates: 1796 - 1933; Majority of material found within 1833 - 1912

Association for the Care of Colored Orphans Records

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Identifier: SFHL-RG4-008
Overview The Association for the Care of Colored Orphans, also known as “The Shelter,” was founded in Philadelphia by Quaker women in 1822 to care for black orphans, both boys and girls, within a nurturing, home-like environment. In 1915, it relocated to Cheyney, Pa, and became a home for girls. In 1965, its name was changed to “Friends Shelter for Girls,” and its mission evolved to serve as a home for teenaged girls. In 1981 it ceased to function as a group home and was succeeded by Friends...
Dates: 1822-1979

Association of Friends for the Free Instruction of Adult Colored Persons Records

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG4-009
Overview The Association of Friends for the Free Instruction of Adult Colored Persons was a Quaker organization organized in 1789 in Philadelphia to operate a charity school for black adults. The Association provided free adult education to African-Americans until 1904 when it was dissolved and its assets were transferred to the Institute for Colored Youth. This collection contains minutes, financial records, and some correspondence of the Association of Friends for the Free Instruction of Adult...
Dates: 1789-1905

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Swarthmore College 52
American Friends Service Committee 27
New York Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends 20
Westtown Boarding School 16
Hicks, Elias, 1748-1830 15
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Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends Library 12
Friends General Conference (U.S.) 11
Hallowell, Benjamin, 1799-1877 11
Hopper, Isaac T. (Isaac Tatem), 1771-1852 11
Pendle Hill (School: Wallingford, Pa.) 11
Comly, John, 1773-1850 9
Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880 8
Ferris, Benjamin, 1780-1867 7
George School (Bucks County, Pa.) 7
Jackson, John, 1809-1855 7
Kersey, Jesse, 1768-1845 7
Parrish, Dillwyn, 1809-1886 7
Parsons, Samuel, 1774-1841 7
Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of Friends (Hicksite : 1827-1955) 7
Whittier, John Greenleaf, 1807-1892 7
Garrison, William Lloyd, 1805-1879 6
Hicks, Edward, 1780-1849 6
Janney, Samuel M. (Samuel Mcpherson), 1801-1880 6
Lloyd family 6
Moore family 6
Pemberton, James, 1723-1809 6
Scott, Job, 1751-1793 6
Valentino, Carmen 6
Wharton family 6
Wharton, Joseph, 1826-1909 6
Williams family 6
Bean, Joel, 1825-1914 5
Cooper family 5
Fisher family 5
Foulke family 5
Grellet, Stephen, 1773-1855 5
Hunn family 5
Jackson, Halliday, 1771-1835 5
Jenkins family (Jenkins, Jabez, 1792-1858) 5
Jenkins, Charles Francis, 1865-1951 5
Jones, Rufus M. (Rufus Matthew), 1863-1948 5
New York Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Hicksite: 1828-1955) 5
New York Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Orthodox : 1828-1955) 5
Ohio Yearly Meeting of Friends (Conservative : 1854- ) 5
Palmer family 5
Pemberton, John, 1727-1795 5
Penn, William, 1644-1718 5
Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends 5
Schofield Normal and Industrial School (Aiken, S.C.) 5
Schofield, Martha 5
Smith family 5
Tolles, Frederick Barnes, 1915-1975 5
Truman, George 5
Walker family 5
Wharton, Deborah Fisher, 1795-1888 5
Wilson family 5
Bassett family 4
Bond, Elizabeth Powell, 1841-1926 4
Brown, Moses, 1738-1836 4
Cadbury, Henry J. (Henry Joel), 1883-1974 4
Cadwallader, Priscilla, 1786-1859 4
Coffin family 4
Dillwyn, George, 1738-1820 4
Drinker, Henry, 1734-1809 4
Elkinton family 4
Five Years Meeting (Society of Friends: U.S.) 4
Forbush, Bliss, 1896-1990 4
Fothergill, Samuel 4
Friendly Association for Regaining and Preserving Peace with the Indians by Pacific Measures 4
Gibbons family 4
Gibbons, Abby Hopper, 1801-1893 4
Gurney, Joseph John, 1788-1847 4
Hallowell family 4
Hayes, John Russell, 1866-1945 4
Hull, Hannah Clothier, 1872-1958 4
Jackson, William M. (William Morris), 1837-1919 4
Mott, James, 1788-1868 4
New York Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Hicksite : 1828-1957 : New York, N.Y.) 4
Parrish family 4
Parrish, Edward, 1822-1872 4
Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of Friends (Hicksite : 1827-1955). Joint Committee on Indian Affairs (1869-1892) 4
Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of Friends (Orthodox : 1827-1955) 4
Powell, Aaron M. (Aaron Macy), 1832-1899 4
Price family 4
Sharpless family 4
Smedley family 4
Stabler family 4
Taylor family 4
Thomas family 4
Walton family 4
Young Friends' Association (New York, N.Y.) 4
Alexandria Boarding School (Alexandria, Va.) 3
Allen family 3
Baltimore Yearly Meeting of Friends (Hicksite: 1828-1968) 3
Baltimore Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends 3
Bean, Hannah E. (Hannah Elliott), 1830-1909 3
Braithwaite, Anna, 1788-1859 3
Brinton family 3
Broomell, Anna Pettit 3
Brown family 3
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