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Henry Drinker Letters to Isaac Hicks

 Collection — othertype: SC-280
Identifier: SFHL-SC-280
Overview Henry Drinker (1734-1809) was a successful Philadelphia Quaker merchant and served as clerk of Philadelphia Monthly Meeting. A prominent New York City merchant, Isaac Hicks (1767-1820) was a cousin of the Quaker artist and minister Edward Hicks and of Quaker minister Elias Hicks. Drinker and Hicks were close friends and acted as business agents for each other, reflected in the 1801 correspondence. As prominent members of the Society of Friends, they were active in Quaker concerns, including...
Dates: 1801, 1817; Majority of material found within 1801

Earnest Workers records

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-950-062
Overview

This collection is comprised of the minutes and annual reports for the Earnest Workers of Philadelphia.

Dates: 1901-1904

Elkinton Family Doukhobor Papers

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Identifier: SCPC-DG-133
Overview The Doukhobors are a pacifist sect. They originated in Russia but were forced to emigrate to Canada in 1898 due to their refusal to bear arms for the Tsar. In the late 1930s their leader, Peter P. Verigin, created an organization known as the Union of Spiritual Communities of Christ, also known as the Orthodox Doukhobors, which has maintained the tradition of Doukhobor cultural activities. The Elkinton Family, a prominent Philadelphia (Pa.) Quaker family, and other members of the Society of...
Dates: 1884-

Thomas Evans papers

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC.1324
Overview This collection contains over 240 mainly incoming manuscript letters addressed to Thomas Evans, a Philadelphia druggist, author, editor, Orthodox Quaker minister of Philadelphia and, in 1833, one the founders of Haverford College. The letters, 1823-1859, contain material on his very active role in the Society of Friends and the problems of religious doctrine before and during the Hicksite and Wilburite schisms within the Quaker faith. The collection also includes papers and legal documents...
Dates: 1704 - 1868; Majority of material found within 1823 - 1859

Hettie G. Fenimore family correspondence

 Collection — othertype: SC-038
Identifier: SFHL-SC-038
Abstract

This collection consists primarily of letters written to Hettie Fenimore by her family, including her brother Jason, his wife Mary, their children, and Eliza Fell. The correspondence relates personal and local news. Also included are letters written by Hettie's mother, Amy, and a copy of a commencement speech given at Central High School, Philadelphia, in 1858 by her nephew, Frank. Frank's letters contain several of his poems and amusing anecdotes about Philadelphia in the 1850's.

Dates: 1832-1869

Thomas Fisher letterbook

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-02-007
Overview

The majority of correspondence included is business correspondence related to Fisher's mathematics and his book, "Dial of the Seasons, or a Portraiture of Nature," on Fisher's theory of the effect of "the angles of incidence of the meridian sunlight." There are also a small number of letters of personal correspondence, generally letters of introduction for friends or family traveling to Philadelphia or New York.

Dates: 1823-1859

Fisher-Warner Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG5-042
Overview Miers Fisher (1748-1819), a birthright Quaker, was a prominent lawyer, legislator, philanthropist, merchant, and scientist in early Federal Philadelphia. Benjamin Warner, publisher and bookseller, married Fisher's daughter, Lydia, in 1814. Born in 1748 in Philadelphia, the son of Joshua and Sarah Rowland Fisher, Miers Fisher married Sarah Redwood in 1774. He was among a group of prominent Quaker merchants who were temporarily exiled to Winchester, Virginia, during the Revolution. Miers and...
Dates: 1684-1924

Friends Association of Byberry Records

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG4-019
Overview

The Byberry Friends Association was a Quaker group which met monthly in Byberry, Pa, to hear papers on a variety of topics and to discuss issues of the day. This collection contains the records of the Friends Association of Byberry, 1900-1932.

Dates: 1900-1932

Friends' Boarding House Association (Philadelphia, Pa.)

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Identifier: SFHL-RG4-084
Overview

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' Book Association of Philadelphia Records

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG4-021
Overview

The Friends' Book Association of Philadelphia was incorporated in 1873 by Hicksite Quakers to operate stores for the sale of Quaker Books and to subsidize the publication and reprinting of important Quaker books. It ceased operation in 1908. The collection contains minutes, committee reports, correspondence, financial and legal papers.

Dates: 1873-1909

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Baily, Joshua L. (Joshua Longstreth), 1826-1916 2
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Cope, Thomas P. (Thomas Pim), 1768-1854 2
Cornplanter, Seneca chief 2
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Fisher, Jabez Maud, 1750-1779 2
Fisher, Samuel Rowland, 1745-1834 2
Friends Instruction Association (Philadelphia, Pa.) 2
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Lippincott, H. Mather, Jr. (Horace Mather), 1921-2010 2
Lyttle, Bradford 2
Ogden family 2
Ogden, Charles Smith, 1822- 2
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Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends 2
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Taylor, George Washington 2
Van Hoy, Judy, 1960- 2
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Wistar, Thomas 2
Adams, John Quincy, 1767-1848 1
Alexandria Boarding School (Alexandria, Va.) 1
Alford, Terry (Seller) 1
Allinson, Brent D. (Brent Dow) 1
Alston, Jonathan 1
American Friends Service Committee 1
American Protective League 1
Anderson, J. Aubrey 1
Association for the Care of Coloured Orphans (Cheyney, Pa.) 1
Asylum for the Relief of Persons Deprived of the Use of Their Reason 1
Atkinson, Caroline J., 1881-1953 1
Ault, Jennie Fuehrer, 1906-1995 1
Babcock, Caroline L. (Caroline Lexow), 1882- 1
Bacon family 1
Bacon, David 1
Baily, Theodate Lang 1
Balderston, Lloyd, 1863-1933 1
Balderston, Mark 1
Balderston, Mary F. 1
Baldwin, James, 1841-1925 1
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Bassett family 1
Beheiren 1
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Bettle, Samuel 1
Biddle, Clement M. (Clement Miller), 1876-1959 1
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Carpenters' Company of the City and County of Philadelphia 1
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Central Soup Society (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
Champney, Benjamin, 1817-1907. 1
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