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Friendly Association for Regaining and Preserving Peace with the Indians by Pacific Measures records

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-SC-043
Abstract

Correspondence, including that with civil and military authorities, accounts of preliminary meetings with Indian delegates, and invoices, relating to the Treaty of Easton.

Dates: 1758-1762

Friends Indian Aid Association of Philadelphia

 Collection
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

Lightfoot Family Manuscripts

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG5-184
Overview The Lightfoot family was a Pennsylvania Quaker family descended from Thomas Lightfoot, a Quaker minister who emigrated from Ireland to Kennett Monthly Meeting in 1716 with his family. The collection includes three journals which have been attributed to his grandson Thomas on the basis of contextual detail. These accounts document visits to meetings in the mid Atlantic region, New Jersey to Virginia, from 1757 to 1760. Jacob Lightfoot, a son of Thomas and Sarah Lightfoot, married Mary...
Dates: 1737-ca. 1948

Miscellaneous manuscripts relating to Native Americans and Quakers

 Collection — Container: Folder
Identifier: SFHL-SC-285
Overview

Fragments and copies of manuscripts concerning Quaker (probably Philadelphia Yearly Meeting) activities relating to Native American. Some of these may be contemporary manuscript copies of documents in the Friendly Association or the Indian Committee records.

Dates: 1761 - 1839

John Richards letterbooks

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-02-016
Overview Each volume of John Richards's letterbooks contains business correspondence related to his work as an Indian Agent in Kansas. All letters are written by John Richards, and the majority of letters are addressed to Enoch Hoag, the Superintendent of Indian Affairs. In addition to Enoch Hoag, correspondence in Richards's letterbooks is addressed to the following: Dunlap & Flora, Russell Shlickler, James Haworth, F. Buckley, Robert Ferris, George P. Laflin, Henry Breiner, General Davidson,...
Dates: 1870-1876

Thomas Wistar journals

 Collection
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. and various trips to Native American Reservations and Indian Agencies, including the Seneca Nation and the Wichita Indian Agency. 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

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Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College 4
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Friendly Association for Regaining and Preserving Peace with the Indians by Pacific Measures 2
Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of Friends (Hicksite : 1827-1955). Joint Committee on Indian Affairs (1869-1892) 2
Doe Run Valley Books (Dealer) 1
Friends' Indian Aid Association of Philadelphia 1
Lightfoot family 1