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Thomas Evans papers

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Identifier: HC.MC.1324
Abstract This collection contains over 240 mainly incoming manuscript letters addressed to Thomas Evans, a Philadelphia druggist, author, editor, Orthodox Quaker minister of Philadelphia and, in 1833, one the founders of Haverford College. The letters, 1823-1859, contain material on his very active role in the Society of Friends and the problems of religious doctrine before and during the Hicksite and Wilburite schisms within the Quaker faith. The collection also includes papers and legal documents...
Dates: 1704 - 1868; Majority of material found within 1823 - 1859

William Bacon Evans papers

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-1020
Abstract

The papers of Quaker William Bacon Evans (1875-1964), a traveler to the Middle East, including Palestine, Syria and Lebanon and to Europe. His letters and journals are complemented by letters to him from a number of prominent people.

Dates: 1787-1963

Eyre Family Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-179
Abstract The collection contains papers concerning the Eyre family, Pennsylvania Quakers. descendents of Isaac and Eleanor (Cooper) Eyre, of Philadelphia and Bucks County. Isaac Eyre (1778-1843) was a prominent Philadelphia shipbuilder. In 1828, he removed to a farm in Bucks County, Pa. William Eyre (1804-1885) was their oldest son, a Philadelphia master builder. His brother, Isaac (1819-1904) was a farmer and promoter of the railroad from Bucks County, Pa. He was also one of the founders of the...
Dates: 1840-1912

Fair Housing Council of Suburban Philadelphia and Suburban Fair Housing Records

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Identifier: SFHL-RG4-112
Abstract

Contains the records of the Fair Housing Council of Suburban Philadelphia and its affiliated organization, Friends Suburban Housing, Inc. Friends Suburban Housing, Inc., was a non-discriminatory real estate brokerage firm in the Philadelphia suburbs, founded in 1956. The Fair Housing Council of Suburban Philadelphia also began in 1956 as the Southeastern Delaware County Area Committee of Friends Suburban Housing Committee. Records include minutes, case files, financial and legal papers.

Dates: 1956-2003

Families of Philadelphia papers

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Identifier: HC.MC-1184
Abstract

Papers of the Philadelphia families Bloomfield, Coates, Cresson, Emlen, Gumbes, Horner, Howel, Lloyd, Macomb, Moore, Vaux and Wetherill families from the 19th and 20th centuries. Some of these families were Quaker, including Coates, Emlen and Vaux; others had some Quaker family members, including Cresson, other families, including Gumbes and Wetherill, did not remain Quaker.

Dates: 1700-1942

Marshall Fell writings

 Collection — othertype: SC-256
Identifier: SFHL-SC-256
Abstract

The collection contains drafts of poems, letters to the editor, and a few personal letters. 1880-1890. Most of the letters express support for prohibition; one letter mentions the school run by Bradford Preparative meeting.

Dates: 1880-1890

Female Association of Philadelphia for the Relief of the Sick and Infirm Poor with Clothing Records

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Identifier: SFHL-RG4-018
Abstract

The Female Association of Philadelphia for the Relief of the Sick and Infirm Poor with Clothing was a Quaker charity founded in 1828 to distribute clothing and provide other assistance to the sick and poor of Philadelphia. It went out of existence in 1975.

Dates: 1828-1978

Ferris Family Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-040
Abstract The collection contains correspondence, journals and other writings, business and legal papers, and miscellaneous items of the Ferris family of Wilmington, Delaware, a prominent Quaker family. Of particular note are the correspondence and writings of Benjamin Ferris concerning the Separation in the Society of Friends, as well as the journals and diaries of Anna M. Ferris, David Ferris, Matilda Ferris, Benjamin Ferris, and Henry Ferris. Correspondents include William Lloyd Garrison, William...
Dates: 1737-1940

Fisher-Brinton family papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-332
Abstract The Fisher-Brinton collection contains the papers of an Irish-American and Pennsylvania family with roots in the earliest years of the Society of Friends. It includes correspondence, diaries, memoirs, photographs, scrapbooks, and other materials that reflect family and Quaker concerns, and, in particular, the Conservative branch of the Society of Friends. Abraham Fisher (1823-1909) was a member of a prominent Quaker family of Youghal County, Ireland. In 1871, he assumed a position as...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1846 - 2020; 1764 - 2020

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Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College 327
Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections 153
Swarthmore College Peace Collection 31
Quaker Meeting Records at Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections and Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College 9
 
Subject
Quakers -- History 93
Quakers -- Pennsylvania 92
Quakers -- Social life and customs 78
Quakers 71
Lay ministry -- Society of Friends 63
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diaries 57
Quakers -- Diaries 49
Society of Friends -- Education 49
Society of Friends -- Hicksite separation 49
Quakers -- New York (State) 41
Quakers -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia 35
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
Society of Friends -- Charities 27
Society of Friends -- Indian affairs 27
Quakers -- New Jersey 21
Quakers -- Family relationships 19
Society of Friends -- Charities -- Records and correspondence 19
manuscripts (documents) 17
Charities -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia 16
Peace -- Religious aspects -- Society of Friends 16
Quakers -- Travel 16
Quakers -- United States -- History -- Sources 16
Society of Friends -- Doctrines 16
letters (correspondence) 16
Quakers -- Social service 15
Society of Friends -- New York (State) 14
travel literature 14
Marriage -- Religious aspects -- Society of Friends 13
Quaker businesspeople 13
Quakers -- 20th century -- Diaries 13
Quakers -- United States 13
Society of Friends -- History 13
Society of Friends -- Japan 13
Society of Friends -- War relief and reconstruction 13
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
Society of Friends -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- History -- Sources 12
Charities -- Pennsylvania 11
Child rearing -- Religious aspects -- Society of Friends 11
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
Social service -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia 10
Society of Friends -- Clergy -- Diaries 10
Society of Friends -- Wilburite controversy 10
Church and social problems -- Society of Friends 9
Diaries 9
Indians of North America -- Missions 9
Japan 9
Nonprofit organizations -- Pennsylvania 9
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
Society of Friends -- Missions 8
Society of Friends -- New Jersey 8
Spiritual life -- Society of Friends 8
commonplace books 8
genealogies (histories) 8
photographs 8
Church work with Indians -- Society of Friends 7
Church work with the poor -- Society of Friends 7
Peace -- Societies, etc. -- History -- Sources 7
Philadelphia (Pa.) 7
Quakers -- Great Britain 7
Quakers -- Indiana 7
Quakers -- Ireland 7
Quakers -- Pennsylvania -- Delaware County 7
Society of Friends -- Correspondence 7
Society of Friends -- History -- Societies, etc. 7
Society of Friends -- New York (State) -- New York 7
Society of Friends -- Schisms and separations 7
Society of Friends -- Societies, etc. 7
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 519
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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