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Earnest Workers records

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-950-062
Overview

This collection is comprised of the minutes and annual reports for the Earnest Workers of Philadelphia.

Dates: 1901-1904

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

Elkinton Family Doukhobor Papers

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Identifier: SCPC-DG-133
Overview The Doukhobors are a pacifist sect. They originated in Russia but were forced to emigrate to Canada in 1898 due to their refusal to bear arms for the Tsar. In the late 1930s their leader, Peter P. Verigin, created an organization known as the Union of Spiritual Communities of Christ, also known as the Orthodox Doukhobors, which has maintained the tradition of Doukhobor cultural activities. The Elkinton Family, a prominent Philadelphia (Pa.) Quaker family, and other members of the Society of...
Dates: 1884-

Emlen Family Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-038
Overview Contains papers relating to the Emlen family, residents of Middletown and West Chester, Pennsylvania. Chiefly correspondence (1817-1849) of Sarah Foulke Farquhar Emlen (1787-1849), Quaker minister, relating to her travels to visit Friends' meetings in England, Ireland, New England, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and Virginia. Also correspondence of Quaker ministers 1740-1790, copybooks, and memorabilia. Includes material relating to Westtown School, a Quaker boarding...
Dates: 1740 - 1886; Majority of material found within 1817 - 1849

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

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

Edward W. Evans Papers

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Identifier: SCPC-DG-122
Overview

Edward Wyatt Evans (1882-1976) was a lifelong member of the Germantown (Pennsylvania) Monthly Meeting and was active in the Friends Peace Committee of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting. Evans was instrumental in the founding of the Fellowship of Reconciliation (Fellowship of Reconcilation), and was the executive secretary from 1916-1919. During the 1920s, he was also active in educational and peace programs of the Society of Friends.

Dates: 1916-1922

Edward W. Evans Quaker Concerns Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-237
Overview Edward W. Evans (1882-1976) was a Quaker leader and lawyer active in the educational and peace concerns of the Society of Friends. The collection primarily contains papers compiled by Edward W. Evans during his time as Secretary of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting (Orthodox), from 1938-1946. Of particular interest are the materials concerning Civilian Public Service. The collection is significant in its documentation of pacifist attitudes and the ways in which the Society of Friends was active...
Dates: 1920, 1938-1951

Joshua Evans Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-190
Overview Joshua Evans, a Quaker minister and abolitionist, was born in 1731 in West Jersey. About the year 1754, he experienced a religious conversion and thereafter devoted his life to sharing his rigorous interpretation of the gospel through an ascetic and pious life style and simple ministry. Barely educated, he was nevertheless acknowledged as a minister by Haddonfield Monthly Meeting in 1759. Evans was a vegetarian and a fervent proponent of the peace testimony, Quaker plainness, and ending...
Dates: ca. 1788- ca. 1804

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Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College 326
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Subject
Quakers -- History 92
Quakers -- Pennsylvania 92
Quakers -- Social life and customs 78
Quakers 71
Lay ministry -- Society of Friends 63
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diaries 57
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Society of Friends -- Education 49
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correspondence 34
Church controversies -- Society of Friends 33
Quakers -- Societies, etc. 33
Quaker women 32
Quakers -- Education 29
Quakers -- New York (State) -- New York 28
Slavery and the church -- Society of Friends 28
Society of Friends -- Pennsylvania 28
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Quakers -- New Jersey 21
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manuscripts (documents) 17
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Peace -- Religious aspects -- Society of Friends 16
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letters (correspondence) 16
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travel literature 14
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Quakers -- United States 13
Society of Friends -- Japan 13
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United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 13
Indians of North America 12
Peace -- Religious aspects -- Society of Friends -- History -- Sources 12
Quaker authors 12
Quaker missionaries 12
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Charities -- Pennsylvania 11
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Quakers -- Virginia 11
Slavery -- United States 11
Society of Friends -- United States 11
Antislavery movements -- United States 10
Education -- Pennsylvania 10
Quaker abolitionists 10
Quakers -- Correspondence 10
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Church and social problems -- Society of Friends 9
Diaries 9
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Japan 9
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Peace movements -- United States -- History -- Sources 9
Quakers -- Maryland 9
Schools -- Pennsylvania 9
Society of Friends -- International assistance -- Germany 9
Society of Friends -- Sermons 9
Indians of North America -- Government relations -- 1869-1934 8
Prison reform -- Society of Friends 8
Quaker social reformers 8
Quakers -- Delaware 8
Quakers -- Ohio 8
Schools -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia 8
Seneca Indians 8
Society of Friends -- Clergy 8
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Society of Friends -- New Jersey 8
Spiritual life -- Society of Friends 8
commonplace books 8
genealogies (histories) 8
photographs 8
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Philadelphia (Pa.) 7
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Quakers -- Indiana 7
Quakers -- Ireland 7
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Women in charitable work -- Pennsylvania 7
Abolitionists 6
African Americans -- Services for -- Pennsylvania 6
Courtship -- Religious aspects -- Society of Friends 6
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Language
English 518
German 1
 
Names
American Friends Service Committee 40
Hicks, Elias, 1748-1830 18
New York Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends 17
Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends Library 16
Westtown Boarding School 16
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Swarthmore College 13
Haverford College 11
Jones, Rufus M. (Rufus Matthew), 1863-1948 11
Pendle Hill (School: Wallingford, Pa.) 11
Cadbury, Henry J. (Henry Joel), 1883-1974 10
Hopper, Isaac T. (Isaac Tatem), 1771-1852 7
Friends General Conference (U.S.) 6
George School (Bucks County, Pa.) 6
Jackson, Halliday, 1771-1835 6
Parsons, Samuel, 1774-1841 6
Pemberton, John, 1727-1795 6
Penn, William, 1644-1718 6
Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of Friends (Hicksite : 1827-1955) 6
Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of Friends (Orthodox : 1827-1955) 6
Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of Friends (Orthodox : 1827-1955). Indian Committee (1827-1948) 6
Scott, Lawrence, 1908-1986 6
Brinton, Howard Haines, 1884-1973 5
Brown family 5
Brown, Moses, 1738-1836 5
Comly, John, 1773-1850 5
Dillwyn, George, 1738-1820 5
Friends Committee on National Legislation (U.S.) 5
Friends World Committee for Consultation 5
Grellet, Stephen, 1773-1855 5
Hicks, Edward, 1780-1849 5
Jackson, John, 1809-1855 5
Janney, Samuel M. (Samuel Mcpherson), 1801-1880 5
Jones, Rebecca, 1739-1817 5
Kersey, Jesse, 1768-1845 5
New York Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Orthodox : 1828-1955) 5
Parrish, Dillwyn, 1809-1886 5
Parrish, John, 1729-1807 5
Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends 5
Pickett, Clarence, 1884-1965 5
Schofield, Martha 5
Scott, Job, 1751-1793 5
Steere, Douglas V. (Douglas Van), 1901-1995 5
Wilbur, John, 1774-1856 5
Baltimore Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends 4
Bowles, Minnie, 1868-1958 4
Brinton family 4
Bryn Mawr College 4
Cadbury family 4
Cadwallader, Priscilla, 1786-1859 4
Fellowship of Reconciliation (U.S.) 4
Ferris, Benjamin, 1780-1867 4
Friends World College 4
Hallowell, Benjamin, 1799-1877 4
New England Yearly Meeting of Friends 4
New York Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Hicksite: 1828-1955) 4
Ohio Yearly Meeting of Friends (Conservative : 1854- ) 4
Pemberton, James, 1723-1809 4
Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of Friends (Hicksite : 1827-1955). Joint Committee on Indian Affairs (1869-1892) 4
Schofield Normal and Industrial School (Aiken, S.C.) 4
Sharpless family 4
Simmons, Henry 4
Society of Friends 4
Thomas, Norman, 1884-1968 4
Walton family 4
White, Barclay, 1821-1903 4
Whittier, John Greenleaf, 1807-1892 4
Willoughby, George, pacifist 4
Wilson, E. Raymond (Edward Raymond), 1896-1987 4
Woolman, John, 1720-1772 4
Young Friends' Association (New York, N.Y.) 4
A Quaker Action Group 3
All American Friends Conference (1929 : Oskaloosa, Iowa) 3
Allinson, Samuel, 1739-1791 3
Bowles, Gilbert, 1869-1960 3
Braithwaite, Anna, 1788-1859 3
Brinton, Anna Cox 3
Cadbury, William Warder 3
Canton Christian College 3
Canton Hospital (Guangzhou, China) 3
Carter family 3
Chalkley, Thomas, 1675-1741 3
Cornplanter, Seneca chief 3
Cox, John, approximately 1754-1847 3
Drinker, Henry, 1734-1809 3
Evans, Charles, 1802-1879 3
Evans, Edward W. (Edward Wyatt), 1882-1976 3
Evans, William Bacon, 1875-1964 3
Five Years Meeting (Society of Friends: U.S.) 3
Flanagan, Ross, 1934- 3
Foulke family 3
Foulke, Joseph, 1786-1863 3
Fox, George 3
Friends Freedmen's Association 3
Friends Girls School (Tokyo, Japan) 3
Garrigues, Edward, 1756-1845 3
Garrison, William Lloyd, 1805-1879 3
Genesee Yearly Meeting of Friends 3
Gould, Thomas B., 1813-1856 3
Gwynedd Boarding School (Gwynedd, Pa.) 3
Harvard University 3
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