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Robert Proud manuscripts

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-950-152
Abstract

This collection is comprised of the single folder collection of Robert Proud's manuscripts. The majority of the collection is comprised of notes on Robert Proud's life, presumably written by a descendant. The most significant item is titled "Notes & memorandums by Robert Proud of Philadelphia respecting his early turn of mind, education etc., anno 1786." There is also information in another hand about other Proud family members, a Robert Proud signature, and some fragments.

Dates: Undated.

Provident Society for Employing the Poor account book

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-08-025
Abstract

The Treasurer's account book for the Provident Society for Employing the Poor records deposits, withdrawals for payments, and account balances for the accounts of the Provident Society for Employing the Poor. The inside cover includes a description of the duties of the Treasurer for the Society, and lists of the board of managers of the Society for different years.

Dates: 1824-1925

Scattergood family papers

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-950-158
Abstract

Primarily the letters of the Quaker Scattergood family detailing daily life in the Philadelphia area and touching on issues of dress. There is a also a letter of Joseph Scattergood from Tunesassa, New York, telling of his work with Cornplanter's Native Americans. As well, there is a diary kept by Ann Sellers from 1853 to 1856 and a cookbook, circa 1800.

Dates: circa 1800-1876

Joseph Scattergood diary

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-063
Abstract

Joseph Scattergood, an Elder of Green St. Monthly Meeting, was a signer of the first letter of concern by the Elders of Philadelphia to Elias Hicks regarding the doctrine he was preaching (1822). Diary entries describe Quaker meetings, social calls and family news, visits to family and friends in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, births, deaths, and marriages within the Quaker community, and Scattergood's work as a school teacher.

Dates: 1792-1820

Joseph Smith account book

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-08-030
Abstract

The personal account book of Joseph Smith includes an account of John Smith’s estate, and Joseph Smith’s personal accounts, including records of deposits, withdrawals for payments for goods and services, and account balances.

Dates: 1771-1795

George Washington Taylor account books

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-08-032
Abstract

The account books of George W. Taylor record deposits, withdrawals for payments for goods and services, and account balances.

Dates: 1831-1882

Thomas family papers

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-950-170
Abstract

This collection is comprised of a single folder of the papers of the Thomas family, and includes a letter from Thomas Jones of Haverford Monthly Meeting to Chester Monthly Meeting, documents related to the execution of a will, and a document pertaining to the purchase of land in 1682 by John Thomas and Edward Jones.

Dates: 1697-1700

Thomas Wistar journals

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-089
Abstract

Thomas Wistar's journal entries largely describe his work as an Indian Commissioner, including visits to Washington D.C., the Seneca Nation, the Wichita Indian Agency, and other Native American Reservations. In addition to his work as a commissioner, entries detail social calls with family and friends, descriptions of Quaker meetings, and religious reflection and prayers.

Dates: 1841-1875

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