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John Alston Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG5-002
Overview

John Alston (1794-1874) was a Quaker farmer who lived in Middletown, Delaware. This collection contains his journals (1837 (?)-1847 and n.d.), account books and business papers (1821-1874), and essays by Nathan Lord on slavery and salvation (1797).

Dates: 1797-1874

Appoquinimink Preparative Meeting records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-Ph-A625
Scope and Contents

Records of Appoquinimink Preparative Meeting. Includes Minutes, 1947-1951, with a transcription, and miscellaneous records, 1948-2017.

Dates: 1946-2018

Joseph Bancroft Family Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-007
Overview Joseph Bancroft (1803-1874) was Hicksite Quaker and cloth manufacturer from Wilmington, Delaware, who worked for the reunification of the Society of Friends in the 1860's and 1870's. He wrote a number of religious tracts and published a book, A Persuasive To Unity, which he published in 1874. At his death, Bancroft established a trust fund to secure the free circulation of this book among Quakers. This collection includes materials which relate to Joseph Bancroft's writing and other...
Dates: 1868-1989 [bulk, 1868-1914]

John Beer Collected Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SCPC-CDG-A-Beer, John
Abstract

John Beer is a professor of the history of science and chemistry, as well as a Quaker peace and antinuclear activist.

Dates: Majority of material found within 1954-1985

Biddle family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG5-177
Overview This collection contains the papers of Philadelphia Quaker Owen Biddle (1737-1799), his son, Clement Biddle (1778-1856), and numerous descendants. Owen Biddle, a scientist and merchant, was a member of Philadelphia Monthly Meeting and helped in the establishment of Westtown School (1799). Owen Biddle's papers, 1772-1793, (Series 1) include correspondence, and journals, some of which relate to his Revolutionary War activities. Three of his letterbooks, 1778-1779, have been microfilmed. The...
Dates: 1793-1951

Brooks Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG5-252
Overview The Brooks Family Papers contain extensive correspondence, diaries, and other papers from multiple generations of the Buck, Butler, and Brooks families of New England and the Mid-West and the Kerner family of Delaware. Prominently represented are Morgan Brooks (1861-1947), a professor of engineering, and his wife, Frona Marie (Brooks) Brooks (1861-1947). One of their children, Charles Franklin Brooks (1891-1958), became a member of the Society of Friends shortly after marrying Eleanor M....
Dates: 1790-1992 (bulk 1832-1960)

Lewis Walton Brosius Genealogical Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG5-020
Overview

Lewis Walton Brosius (1856-1930) was a Hicksite Quaker teacher, businessman and genealogist from Wilmington, Delaware. This collection contains the materials collected by Brosius for his book Genealogy of Henry and Mary Brosius and their descendants with other historical matters connected therewith.

Dates: 1806-1933

Bye Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG5-022
Overview

Contains papers of Quakers of Delaware and southern Chester County (Pa.), particularly members of the Bye, Jenkinson, Passmore, Speakman, and Smith families. The collection includes correspondence, business records, photographs, and memorabilia of E. Mortimer and Pusey Passmore Bye, Thomas Jenkinson, Thomas H. Speakman, and Nathaniel Smith. Also includes accounts of Phebe Thomas who died at the age of 104 in Chester County (Pa.) and had witnessed the Battle of Brandywine as a child.

Dates: 1685-1931

Delaware Draft Counseling and Education Service, Inc. Records

 Collection
Identifier: SCPC-DG-229
Abstract The Delaware Draft Counseling and Educational Service (DDCES), was organized in early 1969 with offices in Wilmington and Newark, Delaware. It provided men who had been drafted by the Selective Service System with information about the draft and their options within that system. The DDCES also provided information on the draft, individual rights under Selective Service laws and how to file for deferments and alternatives to the draft. With the end of the draft and beginning of registration...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1966-1991

Benjamin Ferris family papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-SC-039
Abstract

This collection includes letters between Benjamin Ferris and his wife Hannah, his daughters Deborah and Anna M., and his son David. The letters primarily concern farming and local news. One letter by Benjamin Ferris to his daughter describes in detail his encounter with the dancer Fanny Essler. Also included in the collection are several invitations to Deborah Ferris.

Dates: 1839-1842

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Names
Ferris, Anna M., 1815-1890 3
Ferris, Benjamin, 1780-1867 3
American Friends Service Committee 2
Ferris family 2
Ferris, David, 1821-1908 2
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Ferris, Deborah, 1813-1897 2
Hicks, Elias, 1748-1830 2
Kerner, Barbara Brooks, 1922-2007 2
Smith family 2
Westtown Boarding School 2
Alston, John, 1794-1874 1
Alston, Jonathan 1
Appoquinimink Preparative Meeting of Friends (Odessa, Del.) 1
Balch, Emily Greene, 1867-1961 1
Bancroft family 1
Bancroft, Joseph, 1803-1874 1
Bancroft, William P. (William Poole), 1835-1928 1
Beer, John Joseph, 1927- 1
Biddle family 1
Biddle, Clement M. (Clement Miller), 1876-1959 1
Biddle, Mary, 1780-1849 1
Biddle, Owen, 1737-1799 1
Biddle, William Canby, 1864-1942 1
Bringhurst, Deborah, 1773-1844 1
Bringhurst, Joseph, 1767-1834 1
Brooks family 1
Brooks, Benjamin Franklin, 1816-1887 1
Brooks, Charles Franklin, 1891-1958 1
Brooks, Eleanor S. (Eleanor Stabler), 1892-1986 1
Brooks, Esther, 1859-1942 1
Brooks, Francis Augustus, 1824-1902 1
Brooks, Franklin Herrick, 1866-1922 1
Brooks, Frona Marie, 1861-1947 1
Brooks, Morgan, 1861-1947 1
Brosius family 1
Brosius, Lewis Walton, 1856-1930 1
Buck family 1
Buck, Charles W., 1833-1933 1
Butler family 1
Bye family 1
Bye, E. Mortimer (Enoch Mortimer), 1818-1894 1
Bye, Pusey P. (Pusey Passmore), 1846-1931 1
Delaware Draft Counseling & Education Service, Inc. 1
Emerson, David 1
Emma Worrell (1834-1930) 1
Essler, Fanny 1
Farris family 1
Fennell, George, b.1787 1
Ferris, Fanny, 1778-1833 1
Ferris, Hannah, 1793-1860 1
Ferris, Henry 1
Ferris, John, 1775-1802 1
Ferris, Matilda, 1853-1937 1
Ferris, Ziba, 1743-1794 1
Fothergill family 1
Fothergill, Alexander, 1709-1788 1
Fothergill, Alexander, 1788-1843 1
Fothergill, Ann, 1830- 1
Fothergill, Samuel 1
Fothergill-Quinlan, Winifred Quigley 1
Friends Social Lyceum (Wilmington, Del.) 1
George School (Bucks County, Pa.) 1
Gibbons, Mary, 1795-1876 1
Grellet, Stephen, 1773-1855 1
Heald family 1
Heald, Jacob 1
Heald, Pusey Bancroft, 1896-1972 1
Heald, Pusey, 1838-1928 1
Hilles, Eli, 1783-1863 1
Hollingsworth, H. (Henry), 1737-1803 1
Hopper, Isaac T. (Isaac Tatem), 1771-1852 1
Howell family 1
Hunn family 1
Hunn, John, 1818-1894 1
Hunt, Nathan, 1758-1853 1
Hurnard, Hannah, 1778?-1835 1
Hurnard, Robert, b.1774 1
Jackson, Halliday, 1771-1835 1
Jackson, John, 1809-1855 1
James, Dorothy Biddle 1
Jenkins family (Jenkins, Jabez, 1792-1858) 1
Jenkins, Ezekiel, 1802-1873 1
Jenkins, Patience H. (Patience Hunn), 1805-1884 1
Jenkinson family 1
Jenkinson, Thomas, 1794-1890 1
John Fothergill 1
Judge, Hugh, 1750?-1834 1
Kerner, Benjamin 1
Kerner, Winifred 1
Kersey, Jesse, 1768-1845 1
Knight family 1
Knight, Elizabeth Knorr, 1814-1841 1
Knight, Lavinia Lloyd, 1816-1863 1
Lewis, Lucy Biddle, 1861- 1
Lord, Nathan, 1792-1870 1
Mifflin, Thomas, 1744-1800 1
Mifflin, Warner, 1745-1798 1
Mott, Bessie Q. (Eliza Quigley), 1876-1957 1
Parke, Thomas, 1749-1835 1
Passmore family 1
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