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Darlington Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG5-296
Overview This collection contains the papers of the Darlington family of Delaware County, Pennsylvania, and Woodstown, New Jersey. Quakers with strong ties to Swarthmore College, the family was involved in education, social and peace concerns, and businesses in the Philadelphia area. Charles J. Darlington (1894-1966) served as Clerk of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends during the reunification of the two Philadelphia Yearly Meetings. The collection includes family...
Dates: 1831-2012

Samuel C. Davis diary

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-016
Overview

Samuel Cole Davis’s diary details his illness with “cancer of the lip,” as transcribed by Steven E. Kagle. Davis’s diary entries include the particulars of his medical condition and the treatments that various doctors attempted to cure the cancer or alleviate pain. Later entries especially focus on his attempt to atone for his sins and seek salvation as he approaches his death.

Dates: 1807-1809

William Dillwyn diary

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Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-017
Overview

William Dillwyn was a Philadelphia Quaker abolitionist who was tutored under Anthony Benezet. Entries describe Dillwyn's travels from his home in Burlington, New Jersey, to Charleston, South Carolina, including lists of things to pack, the voyage, and the weather. Later entries describe Dillwyn's time in South Carolina, visits with Friends, business, and Quaker meetings.

Dates: 1772-1773

Elizabeth Drinker diaries

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Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-018
Overview Elizabeth was a colonial era Quaker and prolific journal writer. Elizabeth's diaries are composed of her personal reflections of the day-to-day life of a wealthy Quaker woman in colonial Philadelphia. The majority of Elizabeth’s entries detail her daily life, including social calls with other Quaker families and individuals, the births, deaths, and marriages within her community, and attendance at, and descriptions of, weekly and monthly Quaker meetings. Elizabeth’s description of events...
Dates: 1758-1800

Jacob R. Elfreth Jr. diaries

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Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-020
Overview The diaries of Jacob R. Elfreth Jr., a Quaker merchant, elder, and minister. Early diaries, from 1861 to 1867, focus on military movement and battles during the Civil War, reactions to President Lincoln's assassination, and the political tensions during the aftermath of the war. The majority of entries detail day-to-day activities, family news, news of Elfreth's carpet business, attendance at Quaker meetings, social calls, accounts of weather, and births, deaths, and marriages within the...
Dates: 1861-1924

Jacob R. Elfreth Sr. diaries

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Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-019
Overview

Jacob R. Elfreth Sr. was a teacher and a bookkeeper for the Leigh Navigation Company. The majority of entries detail family news, Quaker meetings, Elfreth's work with the Leigh Navigation Company, and births, deaths, and marriages within the Quaker community,

Dates: 1814-1870

Joseph Elkinton journal transcript

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Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-101
Overview

Joseph Elkinton's journal entries describe his 1816 trip from Philadelphia to a Quaker missionary settlement and school called "Tunessassa," among the Seneca in upstate New York. His entries describe the preparation for the trip and his travel from Philadelphia to Tunessassa. The location of the original journal is unknown.

Dates: 1816

James Emlen journal

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Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-021
Overview

The diary details Emlen's travels in rural Pennsylvania to small towns and settlements of fellow Quakers. Entries often describe tensions and interactions between white settlers and Indigenous populations. Treaties between white settlers and native groups are also discussed.

Dates: 1794

Samuel Emlen Jr. diaries

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-022
Overview

Diary entries record Samuel Emlen Jr.'s journey into Maryland, and describes visits with Friends there, as well as social calls with friends and family, and Quaker meetings.

Dates: 1794-1818; Majority of material found within 1817-1818

Charles Evans diary

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Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-023
Overview

Charles Evans was a Quaker physician and was active in the Quaker community. His "Diary of a European Trip, 1861" details Evans's voyage from Philadelphia to England, including descriptions of the captain and other cabin passengers, illness on board, and the weather during the voyage. Upon arrival in England, diary entries relate visits to Friends, Quaker meetings, and Evans's tour of England.

Dates: 1861

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Cadbury, Henry J. (Henry Joel), 1883-1974 5
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Sharpless family 4
Walker family 4
Brinton family 3
Fisher family 3
Five Years Meeting (Society of Friends: U.S.) 3
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Jones, Mary Hoxie 3
Pendle Hill (School: Wallingford, Pa.) 3
Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of Friends (Hicksite : 1827-1955) 3
Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends Library 3
Simmons, Henry 3
Valentino, Carmen 3
Woolman, John, 1720-1772 3
Bacon, David 2
Bean, Hannah E. (Hannah Elliott), 1830-1909 2
Bean, Joel, 1825-1914 2
Bettle, Samuel 2
Brinton, Howard Haines, 1884-1973 2
Brown family 2
Cadbury family 2
Coates family 2
Comly, John, 1773-1850 2
Cooper family 2
Drinker, Henry, 1734-1809 2
Emlen, Samuel 2
Fallowfield Monthly Meeting of Friends 2
Ferris, Benjamin, 1780-1867 2
Fisher, Jabez Maud, 1750-1779 2
Fisher, Samuel Rowland, 1745-1834 2
Foulke family 2
Harvard University 2
Hicks, Edward, 1780-1849 2
Hopewell Monthly Meeting (Society of Friends) 2
Howland family 2
Hunn, Lydia Jones Sharpless, 1818-1911 2
Jackson, Halliday, 1771-1835 2
Kite family 2
Kite, Mary, 1793?-1861 2
Madāris al-Frindz (Rām Allāh) 2
Matlack family 2
Morris, Margaret Hill 2
New England Yearly Meeting of Friends 2
Parrish, John, 1729-1807 2
Pemberton, John, 1727-1795 2
Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of Friends (Orthodox : 1827-1955). Indian Committee (1827-1948) 2
Pickett, Clarence, 1884-1965 2
Potts, Anna, 1827-1905 2
Potts, Joseph 2
Rhoads, Sarah Wistar, 1839-1920 2
Richardson, Elizabeth C., 1863-1947 2
Richardson, Nathaniel, 1839-1920 2
Scattergood, Joseph 2
Schofield Normal and Industrial School (Aiken, S.C.) 2
Schofield, Martha 2
Seebohm, Benjamin 2
Sharples, Edith, 1743-1787 2
Sharples, Joshua, 1747-1826 2
Sharpless, Joshua 2
Shinn family 2
Shipley family 2
Society of Friends 2
Steere, Douglas V. (Douglas Van), 1901-1995 2
Taylor family 2
Turner family 2
Vatican Council (2nd : 1962-1965 : Basilica di San Pietro in Vaticano) 2
Walton family 2
Walton, George A. (George Arthur), 1883- 2
Warder, Ann Head 2
Whittier, John Greenleaf, 1807-1892 2
Wistar, Thomas 2
Woolman School (Swarthmore, Pa.) 2
Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 1
Aggs family 1
Aggs, Anna C. (Anna Christy), 1831-1913 1
Aggs, Henry Gurney, 1866- 1
Aggs, Henry, 1780-1859 1
Aggs, Mary, b. 1785 1
Aggs, Thomas, 1750-1824 1
Aggs, Thomas, 1822-1896 1
Alexander, H.P. 1
Alexander, Samuel, 1840-1914 1
Allen & Hanburys 1
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Allen, Charles, 1776-1843 1
Allen, Charlotte, 1762-1816 1
Allen, George Briedenhart, 1804-1869 1
Allen, William Charles, 1857-1938 1
Allen, William, 1770-1843 1
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