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Samuel Allinson commonplace book

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-03-003
Overview

Samuel Allinson was a Quaker active in early New Jersey politics. The commonplace book of Samuel Allinson includes reflections on a variety of topics, including: Jealousy, Constancy and Fortitude, Human Trouble or Infelicity, Deceit, Novels, Romances, Riches and Poverty, Parents and Children, Women, and Marriage. He also includes remarks on slavery (p. 71), and extracts of poetry.

Dates: 1761

Alsop Family Papers

 Collection — othertype: SC-191
Identifier: SFHL-SC-191
Abstract This collection contains the correspondence of the Alsop and Brown families, particularly Othniel Alsop, Hannah Brown Alsop, and Othneil's English siblings, Ann and Robert Alsop. Other correspondents include Alice Jackson, Mary Coffin, and Ann Douglas. Also included are Othniel's naturalization documents, various wills, and calling cards from friends. Of particular interest is a letter dated 1799 from Othniel Alsop to sister in England, describing the "contagious fever" (yellow fever), a...
Dates: 1795-1830

American Friends Service Committee, Committee on Rights of Conscience Records

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Identifier: SFHL-RG4-006
Overview

Contains the records of American Friends Service Committee, Committee on Rights of Conscience, 1955-1962, including minutes and other supporting documents. Persons represented include Faith Bissell, Miriam E. Brailey, Harrop Freeman, Frederick Fuges, Alan Howe, Mary Knowles, Patrick M. Malin, Roland Pennock, Sara Pickus, Harry B. Sprogell, Frederick B. Tolles, and John T. Watkins.

Dates: 1955-1962

Peter Andrews journal

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Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-002
Overview

Journal kept during Andrews's travels in England during the years 1755 and 1756. Entries describe his voyage from Philadelphia to Newcastle, including the weather, fellow passengers, and Quaker meetings held on board. Upon Andrews’s arrival in England, entries describe visits to fellow Quakers, Quaker meetings, and discussions of the state of the Society of Friends in England.

Dates: 1755-1756

"The Contribution of the Quakers to the Reconstruction of the Southern States"

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Identifier: HC.MC-975-07-004
Overview Francis Anscombe's dissertation, "The Contribution of the Quakers to the Reconstruction of the Southern States," was written in partial fulfillment of the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in the department of history and government at the University of North Carolina. The manuscript includes descriptions of Quakers' religious tenents and beliefs about war. It focuses largely on descriptions of Quakers' efforts at reconstruction during the antebellum era, particularly in North Carolina and...
Dates: 1926

Appoquinimink Preparative Meeting records

 Collection — othertype: SW/Ph/A625
Identifier: QM-Ph-A625
Scope and Contents

Records of Appoquinimink Preparative Meeting. Includes Minutes, 1947-1951, with a transcription, and miscellaneous records, 1948-2022. Includes born digital records.

Dates: 1946 - 2024

Takeo Arishima correspondence

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Identifier: HC.MC-950-004
Overview

This collection is comprised of the personal correspondence of Takeo Arishima, a Japanese novelist, short-story writer, and essayist. Also includes a single portrait photograph of Arishima.

Dates: 1903-1907

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

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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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correspondence 34
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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
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letters (correspondence) 16
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travel literature 14
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Peace -- Religious aspects -- Society of Friends -- History -- Sources 12
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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
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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
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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 -- 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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