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Webb and Price family papers

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-950-176
Abstract

The collection contains photos and genealogical information on the Webb and Price families.

Dates: 1703-1961

Samuel Wetherill Correspondence

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-257
Abstract Samuel Wetherill (1736-1816), a Philadelphia manufacturer of cloth, chemicals, and pharmaceuticals, was a birthright Quaker born in Burlington, N.J. During the Revolutionary War, he actively supported the military effort and was disowned from Philadelphia Monthly Meeting in 1779. In 1781, he, along with other disowned Quakers, founded an independent Quaker meeting, called the Society of Free Quakers. This collection contains correspondence primarily from another group of disowned Quakers...
Dates: 1780-1816

Joseph Wharton Family Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-162
Abstract Joseph Wharton (1826-1909) was a prominent Philadelphia Quaker merchant, industrialist, scientist, and philanthropist who was active in 19th century Delaware Valley manufacturing, business, and education development. The papers cover in depth his business activities as well as his career as Manager of Swarthmore College for over 35 years and as founder of the Wharton School of Finance and Commerce at the University of Pennsylvania. The collection includes business correspondence, 1855-1908,...
Dates: 1691-1955

Anna Simpson White correspondence

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-335
Abstract The collection contains the correspondence of Anna M. Simpson White (1866-1965), daughter of David and Tacie Satterthwaite Simpson of Langhorne, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. She was a birthright member of Falls Monthly Meeting. In 1871 the family transferred to Middletown Monthly Meeting where in 1905 Anna married Ashton White, a local farmer. He died in 1911. The correspondence contains primarily informal letters received from family and friends with mention of family, Quaker meetings,...
Dates: 1868 - 1924

Benjamin F. Whitson Family Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-164
Abstract Benjamin F. Whitson (1867-1957) of Moylan, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, was a Quaker businessman. Whitson was active in Quaker affairs such as Friends World Conference in 1937 and the Fellowship of Reconciliation, and in Quaker concerns such as peace, temperance, and education. He was the son of Thomas H. and Phebe (Cooper) Whitson, and his family and extended family has deep Quaker associations. Both Benjamin Whitson and his father, were recognized as Quaker ministers and made visits to...
Dates: 1835-1957

William Jeanes Memorial Library Controversy Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-083
Abstract Mary Knowles (b. 1910), a librarian at the William Jeanes Memorial Library in Plymouth, Pennsylvania, and Plymouth Monthly Meeting were the center of a “Red Scare” controversy in 1953-56 when Mrs. Knowles was accused of being a member of the Communist Party. Mary Knowles had pleaded the Fifth Amendment in 1953 before the Jenner Committee (Senate Internal Security Subcommittee) regarding her employment as secretary at the Samuel Adams School in Boston Mass. When she refused to take the...
Dates: 1939-1961 [bulk 1953-1960]

William Penn Charter School archives

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Identifier: HC.MC-1115
Abstract

The William Penn Charter School archives contain the financial, historical, business, and social records of the school, dating back as far as 1611. Documents signed by William Penn, Benjamin Franklin, and former Philadelphia mayors William Hudson and Edward Shippen, are included as well as a variety of school texts and memorabilia, which illuminate the traditions and history of the William Penn Charter School.

Dates: 1611-1992

Williams family papers

 Collection — othertype: SC-201
Identifier: SFHL-SC-201
Abstract Contains family correspondence and some other papers of the extended Williams family, primarily from Esther and Benjamin Williams who were Philadelphia Quakers and from their nephew, Charles B. Williams, the son of Thomas Williams. Correspondents include Lippincotts, Warner, Roberts, and Dubre family members. Of special interest is a letter from Charles B. Williams, 1853, describing the vacationing habits of Philadelphians at mid-century. Also, a 1856 letter from Isaac Williams concerning...
Dates: 1804-1863

George Willoughby and Lillian Willoughby Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SCPC-DG-236
Abstract

George Willoughby (December 9, 1914 - January 5, 2010) and Lillian Willoughby (c. 1916 - January 15, 2009) were Quaker activists who took part in nonviolent protests against war, conducted nonviolence trainings in India and other countries, and advocated for preservation of land in New Jersey and elsewhere.

Dates: 1931-2010

Hannah Wilson papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-344
Abstract Primarily manuscript letters addressed to Hannah Wilson of Plymouth Meeting, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, a member of Gwynedd Monthly Meeting. Most of the correspondents were family and friends of the Wilson, Schofield, and Williams families. The letters contain family news with reference to social and political concerns including slavery and abolition. The letters were transcribed and published with annotations. The collection also contains photographs of the Mills family (Hannah's...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1836 - 1860; 1795 - 1920

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Swarthmore College 43
Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends Library 16
Westtown Boarding School 15
American Friends Service Committee 14
Haverford College 11
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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
Price family 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
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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