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Benezet House Association Records

Identifier: SFHL-RG4-010
Overview The Benezet House Association, Philadelphia, Pa., was formed in 1917 to assist and educate the City's poor African American and immigrant residents. It was created by the merger of the Joseph Sturge Mission School, a First Day school for African Americans founded in 1865; Anthony Benezet School, founded in 1795 as the School for Black People and their Descendants (also known as the Raspberry Street School); and Western District Colored School, founded 1848 under the care of Twelfth Street...
Dates: 1846-1945

Collection of Bringhurst Family Correspondence

Identifier: SFHL-MSS-046
Overview Contains the collected correspondence of the Bringhurst family, largely compiled by C. Marshall Taylor. It includes correspondence, 1780-1806, of Philadelphia Quaker businessman James Bringhurst and his letters received from John Murray of New York City. Bringhurst corresponded with family and prominent friends including John Dickinson, Job Scott, Nathan Hunt, James Pemberton, Jesse Kersey, Lindley Murray and Moses Brown. Of particular interest are descriptions of life in Philadelphia and...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1780 - 1811; 1780 - 1941

Central Soup Society

Identifier: SFHL-RG4-100
Overview The Central Soup Society of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was incorporated on March 6, 1861, with the charitable purpose of distributing soup and other food to the poor and needy during the inclement seasons. The organization was founded by Hicksite Quakers and continued to serve the people of Philadelphia throughout the 20th century. It survives at the turn of the 21st century as a foundation. Records of the Central Soup Society; includes financial records, minutes, and miscellaneous...
Dates: 1860-1968

Friends Boarding Home of Bucks Quarterly Meeting Records

Identifier: SFHL-RG4-020

Friends Boarding Home of Bucks Quarterly Meeting, a Quaker boarding home for the aged in Newtown. Pennsylvania, was opened in 1897 and incorporated in 1899. In 1900 it moved to a new building erected on Congress Street, with funds given by Edward M. Paxson in memory of his parents. Friends' Village was opened in 1981. The records include correspondence, minute books, constitution and legal papers, reports, and other papers.

Dates: 1896-2013

Friends' Boarding Home of the Concord Quarterly Meeting

Identifier: SFHL-RG4-081
Overview The Friends' Boarding Home of Concord Quarterly Meeting, a Quaker boarding home for the elderly in West Chester, PA, was established in 1891. It was originally for women only, but by 1894, men were also admitted. In 1936, the Home moved to a new facility which was constructed with funds provided by a bequest from Nathaniel Hickman. After 1976, the Home no longer offered nursing services. The collection contains minutes, reports, admission and financial, and other related papers, some of...
Dates: 1890-1991

Friends' Boarding House Association (Philadelphia, Pa.)

Identifier: SFHL-RG4-084

The Friends Boarding House Association was incorporated in 1877 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, with the purpose of establishing a boarding home for Quakers and others. The Association was dissolved in 1913 with the establishment of a Boarding Home under the care of the Quarterly Meeting. The collection contains records of the Friends Boarding House Association, 1877-1913, including legal papers, minutes and other documents.

Dates: 1877-1913

Friends Indian Aid Association of Philadelphia

Identifier: SFHL-RG4-031

Friends' Indian Aid Association of Philadelphia was an organization of Hicksite Quakers in Philadelphia founded in 1869 to solicit donations of money and goods to distribute to the Indian tribes in Nebraska assigned to the care of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting (Hicksite) during the period of Grant's peace policy. The collection includes reports and minutes, financial reports, correspondence, and lists of goods.

Dates: 1869-1875

Friends Neighborhood Guild

Identifier: SFHL-RG4-035

Friends Neighborhood Guild is a social welfare agency established by Hicksite Quakers in 1879 to serve the Poplar section of North Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It began as a volunteer organization for immigrant children and evolved into a settlement house and community center. This collection primarily contains early records of Friends Neighborhood Guild, and also the records of two related Quaker societies, the Friendly Settlement Association and the Spring Street Mission.

Dates: 1880-1962

Lightfoot Family Manuscripts

Identifier: SFHL-RG5-184
Overview The Lightfoot family was a Pennsylvania Quaker family descended from Thomas Lightfoot, a Quaker minister who emigrated from Ireland to Kennett Monthly Meeting in 1716 with his family. The collection includes three journals which have been attributed to his grandson Thomas on the basis of contextual detail. These accounts document visits to meetings in the mid Atlantic region, New Jersey to Virginia, from 1757 to 1760. Jacob Lightfoot, a son of Thomas and Sarah Lightfoot, married Mary...
Dates: 1737-ca. 1948

Anne E. Sheppard correspondence

 Collection — othertype: SC-118
Identifier: SFHL-SC-118
Abstract This collection includes letters received by Anne E. Sheppard from members of her family, including her mother, Margaret G. Sheppard, and her cousins John W. Biddle, Martha H. Garrett, Rebecca C. Sheppard, and Mary M. Sheppard. Of these the most extensive are those of Martha H. Garrett, describing the daily life, education, and concerns of a young Quaker woman in Philadelphia in the 1860's. Especially interesting are her accounts of Freedmen's relief work and of her unorthodox practice of...
Dates: 1856-1869

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Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of Friends (Hicksite : 1827-1955). Joint Committee on Indian Affairs (1869-1892) 2
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Biddle, Clement M. (Clement Miller), 1876-1959 1
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Biddle, Robert, 1867-1935 1
Biddle, William C. 1
Bringhurst, James, 1730-1810 1
Bringhurst, Joseph, 1733-1811 1
Brown, Moses, 1738-1836 1
Central Soup Society (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
Cooper, Stanley B. 1
Dickinson, John, 1732-1808 1
Evans, Charles, 1802-1879 1
Foulke, Elizabeth, 1758-1820 1
Friendly Settlement Association (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
Friends Boarding Home of the Bucks Quarterly Meeting (Newtown, Pa.) 1
Friends Mission No.1 (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
Friends Neighborhood Guild 1
Friends Village (Newtown, Pa.) 1
Friends' Boarding Home of the Concord Quarterly Meeting 1
Friends' Boarding House Association (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
Friends' Indian Aid Association of Philadelphia 1
Garrett, Martha H., 1839-1927 1
Hunt, Nathan, 1758-1853 1
Ingram, William S. 1
Jeanes, Joseph 1
Jeanes, Samuel, d.1894 1
Joseph Sturge Mission School (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
Kersey, Jesse, 1768-1845 1
Leidy, Joseph 1
Lightfoot family 1
Lightfoot, Mary B. (Mary Bonner), 1820-1907 1
Lightfoot, Samuel, 1701-1771 1
Lightfoot, Susanna 1720 1781 (Susanna Hudson Hatton Lightfoot) 1
Lightfoot, Thomas Montgomery, -1865 1
Lightfoot, Thomas, 1728-1793 1
Lightfoot, Thomas, 1821-1896 1
Locust Street Mission Association (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
Maiden Creek Preparative Meeting (Society of Friends : 1735-1829 : Maiden Creek (Pa. : Township)) 1
McInnes, Robert K. 1
Murray, John, 1758-1819 1
Murray, Lindley, 1745-1826 1
Parrish, Dillwyn, 1809-1886 1
Parrish, Edward, 1822-1872 1
Pemberton, James, 1723-1809 1
Perot, T. Morris 1
Philadelphia First Day School Union 1
Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of Friends (Hicksite : 1827-1955). Concord Quarterly Meeting of Friends 1
Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of Friends (Hicksite : 1827-1955).Philadelphia Quarterly Meeting of Friends 1
Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of Friends (Hicksite: 1827- 1955). Sub-committee on Indian Concerns 1
Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends. Concord Quarterly Meeting of Friends 1
Robins, George 1
Scott, Job, 1751-1793 1
Shepard family 1
Sheppard, Anne E. ((Anne Elizabeth)), 1842-1915 1
Sheppard, Margaret G. (Margaret Garrett), 1809-1890 1
Sheppard, Mary M., 1846- 1
Sheppard, Rebecca C., 1844-1892 1
Spring Street Mission (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
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Swarthmore Refugee Resource House 1
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United States. Office of Indian Affairs. Great Nemaha Agency 1
West Chester Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends 1
Whitson, Benjamin F., 1867-1957 1
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