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Central Soup Society

Identifier: SFHL-RG4-100
Abstract 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 the Concord Quarterly Meeting

Identifier: SFHL-RG4-081
Abstract 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' Home for Children

Identifier: SFHL-RG4-086
Abstract Friends' Home for Children (“Friendly Acres”) was established in 1881 in Philadelphia by Hicksite Quakers. The Home was a residential facility for orphans and other children in need, modeled on a homelike environment rather than the large institutional more typical of the era. The Home was administered by a Board of Managers which originally was composed entirely of members of the Society of Friends. Eventually it became a summer camp, “Camp Sommerdale,” a summer facility for the children....
Dates: 1881-1988

Friends Instruction Association records

 Collection — othertype: RG4-028
Identifier: SFHL-RG4-028
Abstract Contains the records of the Friends Instruction Association including minutes and financial records, receipts from stores, and published bylaws. Friends Instruction Association was organized in 1873 by Philadelphia Quaker women as A Mothers Meeting. Originally part of the Penn Sewing School, the group incorporated in 1876 as Friends Instruction Association. Philadelphia Monthly Meeting provided a meeting space in the Race Street meeting house. Its purpose was...
Dates: 1843-1894

Friends Neighborhood Guild

Identifier: SFHL-RG4-035

Friends Neighborhood Guild is a social welfare agency established by Hicksite Quakers in 1879 to serve the Poplar section of North Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It began as a volunteer organization for immigrant children and evolved into a settlement house and community center. This collection primarily contains early records of Friends Neighborhood Guild, and also the records of two related Quaker societies, the Friendly Settlement Association and the Spring Street Mission.

Dates: 1880-1962

Home for the Moral Reform of Destitute Colored Children

Identifier: SFHL-RG4-044
Abstract The Home for the Moral Reform of Destitute Colored Children, an Orthodox Quaker charity which provided shelter and education for black children, was organized in 1854 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Home was incorporated in 1860. By the end of the 19th century, the organization's primary function was providing financial support for other educational and shelter programs for black youths, including The Shelter (Association for the Care of Colored Orphans). This bound volume contains the...
Dates: 1859-1907

Penn Sewing School records

Identifier: SFHL-RG4-056

Penn Sewing School was founded in 1868 as the Friends Sewing School. The name was changed in 1871 and classes suspended in 1899. The collection contains minute books (1876-1906), charter, history, printed report, and other papers.

Dates: 1868 - 1906

Richard Humphreys Foundation Records

Identifier: SFHL-RG4-059
Abstract The Richard Humphreys Foundation was created as the result of a bequest of Richard Humphreys (1750-1832), a Philadelphia Quaker who left funds for the establishment of a school for African Americans in Philadelphia. The school was founded as the Institute for Colored Youth. A group of Quakers, known first as the Association and after 1842 as the Corporation, oversaw the Institute. Actual management was performed by a board of managers who reported to the Corporation. The Corporation was...
Dates: 1837-1982

Sunnycrest Farm for Negro Boys (Cheyney, Pa.) Records

Identifier: SFHL-RG4-043

Sunnycrest Farm for Negro Boys was founded in 1855 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, as the Home for Destitute Colored Children, a Hicksite Quaker women's charity which provided shelter and education for black children (generally boys) and then placed them with private families. The Home built a new facility in Cheyney, Pa, in 1922, and the name was changed to Sunnycrest Farm for Negro Boys in 1945. The collection contains minutes, financial and legal records, and reports.

Dates: 1855-1956

The Harned (Moylan, Pa.)

Identifier: SFHL-RG4-083

The Harned was a non-profit boarding home for the elderly in Moylan, PA, under the care of Media Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends. It operated under the direction of The Harned Committee. It was established in 1940 through the bequest of Quaker sisters, Phebe and Katherine Harned, and laid down in 1994. The collection contains minutes and reports, admission and financial papers, and other related information.

Dates: 1931-1996

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Friends Instruction Association (Philadelphia, Pa.) 2
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Biddle, Clement M. (Clement Miller), 1876-1959 1
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Evans, Charles, 1802-1879 1
Friendly Acres (Orphanage : Secane, Pa.) 1
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Friendly Settlement Association (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
Friends Mission No.1 (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
Friends Neighborhood Guild 1
Friends Sewing School (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
Friends' Boarding Home of the Concord Quarterly Meeting 1
Friends' Boarding House Association (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
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Home for Destitute Colored Children (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
Home for the Moral Reform of Destitute Colored Children (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
Humphreys, Richard, 1750-1832 1
Ingram, William S. 1
Institute for Colored Youth (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
Institute for Colored Youth at Cheyney 1
Jeanes, Joseph 1
Jeanes, Samuel, d.1894 1
Leidy, Joseph 1
McInnes, Robert K. 1
Northern Association of the City and County of Philadelphia for the Relief and Employment of Poor Women 1
Parrish, Dillwyn, 1809-1886 1
Parrish, Edward, 1822-1872 1
Perot, T. Morris 1
Philadelphia First Day School Union 1
Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of Friends (Hicksite : 1827-1955). Concord Quarterly Meeting of Friends 1
Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends. Concord Quarterly Meeting of Friends 1
Richard Humphreys Foundation 1
Robins, George 1
Spring Street Mission (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
Spring Street Settlement (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
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The Harned (Rest home) (Moylan, Pa.) 1
West Chester Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends 1
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