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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

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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

Baltimore Yearly Meeting draft epistles collection

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Identifier: SFHL-SC-269
Abstract

Collection of manuscript drafts of epistles prepared by Baltimore Yearly Meeting to send to the Yearly Meetings of Philadelphia, New York, Rhode Island, and North Carolina. Most concern the education and treatment of Indians, African Americans, and Quaker children; also, opposition to war and the production of liquor by Friends. All are handwritten with corrections.

Dates: 1776-1815

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

Josiah H. Branson account book

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Identifier: HC.MC-975-08-003
Overview

This account book records Josiah H. Branson's business transactions as a cobbler. Entries include the amount received and the work done, including making shoes, slippers, and boots; repairing shoes, slippers, and boots; and soling, heeling, and capping shoes and boots.

Dates: 1860-1862

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

Ross Flanagan Papers

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Identifier: SCPC-DG-064
Overview

Ross Flanagan (1934- ), is Quaker pacifist and activist, has been involved in many Quaker-sponsored projects, peace, and civil rights activities. In the 1950s he served on the staff of the American Friends Service Committee. He was an early protestor against the Vietnam war and worked with A Quaker Action Group in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In the 1970s Flanagan was involved in neighborhood revitalization projects in West Philadelphia.

Dates: 1962-1993; Majority of material found within 1964-1978

Friends Association in Aid of Freedmen records

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Identifier: SFHL-SC-210
Abstract

Minutes and financial records of the Friends' Association in Aid of Freedmen.

Dates: 1864-1867

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Howland, Emily, 1827-1929 3
Schofield Normal and Industrial School (Aiken, S.C.) 3
Schofield, Martha 3
Scott, Lawrence, 1908-1986 3
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American Friends Service Committee 2
Association for the Care of Coloured Orphans (Cheyney, Pa.) 2
Friends Committee on National Legislation (U.S.) 2
Friends Mississippi Project 2
Heisler, Francis, 1895- 2
Hutchinson, Dorothy H. (Dorothy Hewitt), 1905-1984 2
Jack, Homer A. (Homer Alexander), 1916-1993 2
Neely, Frances E. 2
Paschkis, V. (Victor) 2
Rustin, Bayard, 1912-1987 2
Stewart, Annalee, 1900?- 2
Swomley, John M., 1915-2010 2
A Quaker Action Group 1
Allinson, Brent D. (Brent Dow) 1
Alsop, John , b.1813 1
American Civil Liberties Union 1
American Friends Service Committee. Committee on Rights of Conscience 1
American League against War and Fascism 1
American League for Peace and Democracy 1
American Legion 1
American Peace Society 1
Angell, Benjamin, d. 1868 1
Angell, Stephen Ward, 1952- 1
Anthony, Robert L. 1
Appeal and Vigil at Fort Detrick (Frederick, Md.) 1
Apsey, Lawrence S. 1
Ash, Samuel S. (Samuel Shinn), 1829-1911 1
Ash, Sarah J. (Sarah Jane), 1835-1912 1
Ashford, Bailey K. (Bailey Kelly) 1
Association of Friends for the Free Instruction of Adult Colored Persons 1
Association of Friends for the Free Instruction of Colored Women 1
Baer, Gertrude 1
Baldwin, Roger N. (Roger Nash), 1884-1981 1
Baltimore Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends 1
Baltimore Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends. Committee Appointed for Indian Affairs 1
Beehive School for Colored Children (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
Benezet House Association (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
Benoit, Emile 1
Bethune, Mary McLeod, 1875-1955 1
Bigelow, Albert, 1906- 1
Blackburn, Cyrus, -1887 1
Bliss, George I. 1
Block Association of West Philadelphia 1
Branson, Josiah H. 1
Brent, Charles Henry 1
Bringhurst, James, 1730-1810 1
Bringhurst, Joseph, 1733-1811 1
Brown family 1
Brown, Cedric Vipont, 1896-1972 1
Brown, Dorothy, 1874-1968 1
Brown, E. Vipont (Edward Vipont), 1863-1955 1
Brown, Emily, 1827-1903 1
Brown, Moses, 1738-1836 1
Bryn Mawr College 1
Cadman, S. Parkes (Samuel Parkes) 1
Canadian Friends Service Committee 1
Carman family (Carman, Thomas, 1815-1899) 1
Carman, Catharine Williams 1
Carman, Thomas, 1815-1899 1
Carner, Lucy Perkins, 1886-1983 1
Central Committee for Conscientious Objectors 1
Cheyney Training School for Teachers 1
Child, Mary H. (Mary Hough), 1803-1874 1
Christian Arbitration and Peace Society 1
Christiansburg Industrial Institute 1
Citizens Local Alliance for a Safer Philadelphia 1
Cloud , Henry Roe 1
Committee for Nonviolent Action 1
Cooper, Wilmer A. (Wilmer Albert) 1
Corson, Helen H. 1
Crowley family 1
Crowley, Mary Catherine, 1834-1912 1
Darlington, Charles J. (Charles Joseph), 1894-1966 1
Davis, George W. (George Whitefield ) 1
Denniston, Eleanor Parrish, d. 1931 1
Dewey, George 1
Dickinson, John, 1732-1808 1
Dillwyn, George, 1738-1820 1
Dole, Sanford B. (Sanford Ballard) 1
Drummond, Richard C. S. 1
Dungan, Joshua 1
Earlham College 1
Eastman, Charles Alexander 1
Eliot, Charles William 1
Ellicott, Thomas, 1779-1859 1
Evans, Charles, 1802-1879 1
Evans, Edward W. (Edward Wyatt), 1882-1976 1
Fellowship of Reconciliation (U.S.) 1
Flanagan, Ross, 1934- 1
Fletcher, Alice C. (Alice Cunningham) 1
Foster School for Girls (Clifton Springs, N.Y.) 1
Foulke family 1
Foulke, Elizabeth, 1758-1820 1
Foulke, Thomas Albert, 1893-1962 1
Freedmen's Friend (Cambria, Va.) 1
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