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Association for the Care of Colored Orphans Records

 Collection
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

 Collection
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

Asylum for the Relief of Persons Deprived of the Use of Their Reason collected records

 Collection — othertype: SC-218
Identifier: SFHL-SC-218
Abstract

This collection contains information sent to Tyler Williams, agent for Shrewsbury Monthly Meeting, N.J., concerning the Asylum for the Relief of Persons Deprived of the Use of Their Reason. It includes the proposal for the Asylum, announcement of its opening, an admission certificate, and other circulars that were sent to meetings under the care of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting.

Dates: 1812-1831

Atkinson family scrapbook

 Collection — othertype: SC-166
Identifier: SFHL-SC-166
Abstract Includes Westtown mensuration book, 1835, with newspaper clippings glued in, 1889-1893 & n.d. Also assorted newspaper clippings concerning the Twining, Atkinson, and Smith families, the Carlisle Indian School, Quakers in Bucks County (Pa.), Bucks County history, the Molloy family, and Friends' schools. Obituaries of note in this folder are Isaiah Quinby, 1716-1807; Eleanor Mabel Malloy, 1883-1908; Miranda Doan Baker, d. 1900; Mary B. Stradling, d. 1899; Abram R. Vail, d. 1899; Marcie A....
Dates: 1804, 1835-ca. 1935

Wilmer Atkinson Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG5-005
Overview

Wilmer Atkinson (1840-1920) of Philadelphia, Pa., was a Quaker journalist and editor and publisher of the Farm Journal. He was active in social concerns, especially suffrage for women. The scrapbooks in this collection were compiled by his daughter, Gertrude Atkinson (1874-1948). The collection includes scrapbooks containing clippings and memorabilia concerning the Atkinson, Allen, and related families, and a typed copy of a journal which Wilmer Atkinson kept in 1917 concerning the War.

Dates: 1881-1948

Frank Aydelotte Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG6-D07
Overview

The Frank Aydelotte Papers consists of President Aydelotte's official correspondence, correspondence with faculty, and personal papers.

Dates: 1905-1956

David Bacon journal

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-003
Overview David Backon kept a journal during his time with the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois Confderacy) in 1974. Entries describe Bacon’s journey to the Haudenosaunee territory, and interactions between himself and the members of the Haudenosaunee, as well as discussions between representatives from the United States and Six Nations governments concerning the treaty that was to determine the land rights of the Haudenosaunee after the end of the Revolutionary War. Bacon also includes his accounts of...
Dates: 1794

Bacon family papers

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-1226
Overview

Included are letters to the Bacons from family and friends; biographical and genealogical materials; travel letters; Margaret Hope Bacon's diaries of her trip to China under the auspices of the American Friends Service Committee, 1972; to Australia, 1989 and Galapagos, 1992; to Costa Rica and Friends World Committee for Consultation, 1988; and Egypt, 1990; Margaret Hope Bacon's letters; Allen Bacon's letters; stories by Norman Borchardt (M.H. Bacon's father); Francis Bacon in Germany.

Dates: 1725-1993

Francis Bacon diaries

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-004
Overview

Entries describe Bacon’s daily life, including descriptions of the weather, Quaker meetings he attended, business transactions, social calls with friends and family, and the births, deaths, and marriages within the Quaker community.

Dates: 1841-1843 and 1858-1862

Margaret Hope Bacon Research Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG5-276
Overview

Margaret Hope Bacon was a prolific Quaker author and social activist. Her Research Papers consist primarily of the manuscripts and files assembled in the process of research.

Dates: 1947-2007

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Quakers -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia 95
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albums (books) 8
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scrapbooks 7
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Diaries 6
Peace movements -- United States -- History -- Sources 6
Photography 6
Quakers -- Delaware 6
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Society of Friends -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia 6
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Children -- Institutional care -- Pennsylvania 5
Literature -- Societies, etc. 5
Nonprofit organizations -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia 5
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clippings (information artifacts) 5
African Americans -- Pennsylvania 4
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Names
Swarthmore College 43
Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends Library 16
Westtown Boarding School 15
American Friends Service Committee 14
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Pemberton, James, 1723-1809 8
Penn, William, 1644-1718 8
Lloyd family 7
Pendle Hill (School: Wallingford, Pa.) 7
Drinker, Henry, 1734-1809 6
George School (Bucks County, Pa.) 6
Hicks, Elias, 1748-1830 6
Kersey, Jesse, 1768-1845 6
Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880 6
Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of Friends (Hicksite : 1827-1955) 6
Brown, Moses, 1738-1836 5
Cadbury, Henry J. (Henry Joel), 1883-1974 5
Comly, John, 1773-1850 5
Cope family 5
Elkinton family 5
Evans family 5
Foulke family 5
Hunn family 5
Jones, Rufus M. (Rufus Matthew), 1863-1948 5
Pemberton, John, 1727-1795 5
Smith family 5
Evans, Edward W. (Edward Wyatt), 1882-1976 4
Friendly Association for Regaining and Preserving Peace with the Indians by Pacific Measures 4
Gurney, Joseph John, 1788-1847 4
Hicks, Edward, 1780-1849 4
Hull, Hannah Clothier, 1872-1958 4
Jackson, John, 1809-1855 4
Jenkins family (Jenkins, Jabez, 1792-1858) 4
Palmer family 4
Parrish, John, 1729-1807 4
Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends 4
Scattergood, Joseph 4
Sharpless family 4
Smedley family 4
Taylor family 4
Truman, George 4
Walton family 4
Wharton, Joseph, 1826-1909 4
Williams family 4
Allen family 3
Allinson, Brent D. (Brent Dow) 3
Brown family 3
Brown, Moses, 1793-1879 3
Bunting family 3
Cooper family 3
Darlington family 3
Dillwyn, George, 1738-1820 3
Fellowship of Reconciliation (U.S.) 3
Fisher family 3
Fisher, Thomas, 1741-1810 3
Five Years Meeting (Society of Friends: U.S.) 3
Gwynedd Boarding School (Gwynedd, Pa.) 3
Haines family 3
Hallowell, Benjamin, 1799-1877 3
Hamm, Thomas D. 3
Hayes, John Russell, 1866-1945 3
Hull, William I. (William Isaac), 1868-1939 3
Jackson, Halliday, 1771-1835 3
Jones, Rebecca, 1739-1817 3
Kite, Mary, 1793?-1861 3
Lewis, Graceanna, 1821-1912 3
Mather family 3
Miller family 3
Monthly Meeting of Friends of Philadelphia (Hicksite) 3
Ogden family 3
Ohio Yearly Meeting of Friends (Conservative : 1854- ) 3
Parrish family 3
Parrish, Dillwyn, 1809-1886 3
Parrish, Edward, 1822-1872 3
Paschall family 3
Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of Friends (Orthodox : 1827-1955) 3
Preston, Ann, 1813-1872 3
Price family 3
Reynolds, Earle L. 3
Richardson family 3
Savery, William, 1750-1804 3
Schofield, Martha 3
Scott, Job, 1751-1793 3
Sellers family 3
Sharples, Edith, 1743-1787 3
Sharples, Joshua, 1747-1826 3
Swarthmore Chautauqua Association 3
Thomas family 3
Walker family 3
Warner family 3
Wharton family 3
Whitson, Benjamin F., 1867-1957 3
William Penn Charter School 3
Willoughby, George, pacifist 3
Wilson family 3
Wistar, Margaret, 1728?-1793 3
A Quaker Action Group 2
Abington Monthly Meeting of Friends (Hicksite : 1827-1955) 2
Abington Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends 2
Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 2
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