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Philadelphia Quaker Women

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG4-057
Abstract

Philadelphia Quaker Women was a organization, informal in structure and membership, which worked with the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends to address the concerns of women. It was laid down in 1970. This collection contains minutes, financial reports, correspondence, and miscellaneous material, 1961-1971.

Dates: 1961-1971

Richardson-Yarnall family pictures

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-PA-185
Abstract

The collection contains photographs and other images of members of the Richardson and Yarnall families, Pennsylvania Quakers who lived in Philadelpia and Byberry, Pennsylvania. The families were united by the marriage in 1816 of Nathaniel Richardson and Hannah Yarnall of Byberry. Of special interest are the silhouettes of members of the Richardson and Yarnall families created in the Peale Museum, Philadelphia

Dates: 1806 - 1958

Alice Hall Paxson Papers on Scattered Seeds

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-119
Abstract Alice Hall Paxson (1868-1955) was a Quaker author and editor, of Swarthmore, Pennsylvania. She was the daughter of Thomas Heston and Lydia H. (Cox) Hall of Chester County. The family moved to Swarthmore, Pa., about 1889, and Alice graduated from Swarthmore College in 1888. In 1897, she married Charles Paxson. The family had close ties to Swarthmore College, including many graduates. Lydia (Cox) Hall was founding editor and editor for forty years of the periodical Scattered Seeds, a position...
Dates: 1930-1936

Mary Williams Shoemaker Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-139
Abstract Mary Williams Shoemaker (1861-1953) was a Quaker philanthropist from Germantown, Pennsylvania. She was the daughter of Franklin and Mary (Williams) Shoemaker. The collection contains chiefly journals (1934-1945) and correspondence (1914-1953) relating to Shoemaker's support of Quaker historical, educational, and social service agencies; together with correspondence of her brother, Thomas Howard Shoemaker (1851-1936), relating to his historical interests and civic activities. Includes deeds...
Dates: 1860-1957

Smedley Family Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-319
Abstract The collection contains correspondence, journals and other writings, business and legal papers, and miscellaneous items of the Smedley family, a large and prominent Quaker family of Penncrest Farm, Middletown Township, Delaware County, Pennsylvania. The family was related to the Kite and Sharples/Sharpless families of Chester and Delaware Counties. The papers include significant correspondence of the Kite family, especially Thomas Kite (1785-1845) and Mary Kite (1792-1861), both prominent...
Dates: 1751 - 1996; Majority of material found within 1821 - 1950

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

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Identifier: SFHL-RG4-043
Abstract

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

Florence E. Taylor Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-145
Abstract Florence E. Taylor was the descendant of a Quaker family whose roots went back to the settlement of Pennsylvania. Her parents were Frederick W. Taylor (1848-1919) and Emily Hunt Taylor (d. 1942). Fred Taylor, a wealthy Philadelphia businessman and philanthropist to the Society of Friends, was the son of Charles Maus Taylor and Anna E. W. Sterling Taylor. His grandfather was Israel Taylor (1782-1850). The collection includes correspondence of Israel Taylor (1782-1850) and Charles M. Taylor...
Dates: 1806-1995

The Northern Association of the City and County of Philadelphia for the Relief and Employment of Poor Women records

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Identifier: SFHL-RG4-053
Abstract

This Hicksite Quaker women's charity was organized in 1844 and incorporated in 1856. Its mission was to provide employment in sewing for poor women. Lucretia Mott served as president until 1866. The Association went out of existence in 1926. The collection contains legal documents, financial records, membership list (1849-1872), reports, correspondence, and related papers.

Dates: 1841-1929

Thomas Family Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-156
Abstract

This small collection contains chiefly short manuscripts concerning women's issues, in particular suffrage and temperance. Most of the material, including essays on prominent Quakers and piece books, are by Ellen L. Thomas (1853-1925), a birthright member of Radnor Monthly Meeting and president of Montgomery County Suffrage Association

Dates: ca. 1867-ca. 1919

Charles and Priscilla Townsend Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG5-350
Abstract

Members of the Charles and Priscilla Townsend family were active in the Society of Friends in Philadelphia and in Quaker concerns, especially penal reform, abolition, and the natural sciences. The collection includes journals, correspondence, and writings in addition to transcripts and reference material on family members. Much of the material is available in published form.

Dates: Majority of material found within 1811 - 1858; 1793-2020

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Westtown Boarding School 4
Brown, Moses, 1738-1836 3
Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends Library 3
Swarthmore College 3
Emlen, Samuel 2
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Female Association of Philadelphia for the Relief of the Sick and Infirm Poor with Clothing 2
Friends General Conference (U.S.) 2
Friends Instruction Association (Philadelphia, Pa.) 2
Garrison, William Lloyd, 1805-1879 2
Gurney, Joseph John, 1788-1847 2
Hicks, Elias, 1748-1830 2
Holcombe, Hadassah M. L. (Hadassah Moore Leeds), 1891-1878 2
Hull, Hannah Clothier, 1872-1958 2
Hunn family 2
Kersey, Jesse, 1768-1845 2
Kite, Mary, 1793?-1861 2
Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880 2
Pendle Hill (School: Wallingford, Pa.) 2
Penn Sewing School (Philadelphia, Pa.) 2
Philadelphia Quaker Women (Organization) 2
Schofield, Martha 2
Sharpless family 2
Addams, Jane, 1860-1935 1
Alcott, Louisa May, 1832-1888 1
American Friends Service Committee 1
American Unitarian Association 1
Anthony, Susan B. (Susan Brownell) 1
Arnold, Mary Ellicott 1
Ash, Samuel S. (Samuel Shinn), 1829-1911 1
Ash, Sarah J. (Sarah Jane), 1835-1912 1
Associated Executive Committee of Friends on Indian Affairs 1
Balch, Emily Greene, 1867-1961 1
Balderston, Ida Smedley (Ida Roberts Smedley Balderston), 1896-1993 1
Barney, Nathaniel 1
Baumgardt, David, 1890-1963 1
Beaver Valley General Hospital (New Brighton, Pa.) 1
Benefiel, Margaret J. 1
Benezet, Anthony 1
Berrigan, Daniel 1
Blocher, Heidi (Biographer) 1
Blunston family 1
Bond, Elizabeth Powell, 1841-1926 1
Brainerd, Heloise, 1881-1969 1
Braithwaite, Anna, 1788-1859 1
Bringhurst, James, 1730-1810 1
Bringhurst, Joseph, 1733-1811 1
Brinton, Ellen Starr, 1886-1954 1
Broomell, Anna Pettit 1
Brown, Mary Farnum 1
Brown, Mary Wistar, 1807-1842 1
Brown, Moses, 1793-1879 1
Brown, Moses, 1829-1883 1
Brown, Thomas Wistar, 1826-1916 1
Brown, William 1
Burleigh, Charles C. (Charles Calistus), 1810-1878 1
Burritt, Elihu, 1810-1879 1
Bye, Mary, 1913- 1
Cadbury, Henry J. (Henry Joel), 1883-1974 1
Calder, Alexander, 1898-1976 1
Campbell, Wallace J. 1
Carter, Kathaleen Johnson, 1901-2002 1
Cederfeld, Benny 1
Central Employment Association (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
Child, Mary H. (Mary Hough), 1803-1874 1
Chomsky, Noam 1
Churchman, John, 1753-1805 1
Cleghorn, Sarah Norcliffe, 1876-1959 1
Clouds, Kai Yutah, 1948-1980 1
Coady, Moses, 1882-1959 1
Coates family 1
Coates, Benjamin, 1808-1887 1
Collins, Julia Cope 1
Collyer, Robert, 1823-1912 1
Combe, George, 1788-1858 1
Conard family 1
Conard, Edward B., ca. 1844-1917 1
Continental Walk for Disarmament and Social Justice 1
Cooke, Lydia Barton 1
Cowgill family 1
Cowgill, Eliza Coates 1
Cronk, Sandra Lee, -1942 1
Damiano, Kathryn A. 1
Davis, Edward M., 1811-1887 1
Davis, Maria Mott 1
Dickinson, John, 1732-1808 1
District Nurse Association of New Brighton (Pa.) 1
Dorothy Harvey Leonard, 1925-2007 1
Douglass, Sarah Mapps, 1806-1882 1
Dover Monthly Meeting of Friends (Dover, N.H.) 1
Drinker, Elizabeth Sandwith 1
Drinker, Henry, 1734-1809 1
Dugdale, Joseph A., 1810-1896 1
Dugdale, Ruth 1
Earle, Mary Hussey 1
Eaton, Robert Whittington 1
Emlen family 1
Emlen, James, 1760-1798 1
Emlen, James, 1792-1866 1
Emlen, Samuel, 1829-1920 1
Emlen, Sarah Foulke Farquhar (Sarah Foulke Farquhar Emlen), 1787-1849 1
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