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Friends Neighborhood Guild

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG4-035
Overview

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

Friends Sesqui-Centennial Commission

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG4-037
Overview

The Friends Sesqui-Centennial Commission was an organization involved with coordinating Quaker activities relating to the sesquicentennial celebration of the American Revolution in 1926 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The collection contains a minute book containing committee and treasurer's reports, registration books, printed material and other records.

Dates: 1925-1926

Friends Social Union (Philadelphia, Pa.)

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG4-039
Overview

Friends Social Union was founded in 1924 in Philadelphia, Pa., as a social club for Quaker men. In 1976 the by-laws were amended to include women as members. The records include by-laws, minutes, and miscellaneous, 1924-1990.

Dates: 1924 - 1990

George Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG5-170
Overview John M. George (1802-1887) was the son of Joseph and Alice Malin George. He was a birthright Quaker and member of Radnor Monthly Meeting. The George family came to Pennsylvania from Wales in 1708 and settled in Blockley Township, Pennsylvania. The George family papers include correspondence (1705-1864), other personal papers (1681-1887), business and financial accounts (1734-1887), and estate papers (1714-1883). Of particular note are the estate accounts of many family members and other...
Dates: 1705-1959 [bulk 1705-1887]

John S. Haines financial records

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-08-041
Overview

The personal account books of John S. Haines record Haines's expenses, payments to various individuals and businesses, and his account balances at the end of each year.

Dates: 1864-1886

Hallowell-Stabler Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG5-057
Overview The Hallowell and Stabler families were Quakers mainly of Sandy Spring, Maryland. James S. Hallowell was a noted educator, and Edward Stabler was the postmaster of Sandy Spring. The collection illustrates the life of a 19th century Quaker family in Alexandria, Virginia, Washington, D.C., Sandy Spring, Maryland, and Philadelphia, where several relatives resided. While emphasizing family affairs and domestic life, these papers contain material of interest on education, farm life, observations...
Dates: 1811-1946

Walter G. Heacock scrapbook

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-04-009
Overview

Walter G. Heacock's scrapbook is largely comprised of postcards of Quaker meeting houses collected by Heacock, along with typed descriptions of the meeting house featured in each postcard. The majority of the postcards are from Pennsylvania and New Jersey, though there are a few from other states and Canada. The volume also includes newspaper clippings related to Quakers and Quaker history.

Dates: 1953-1954

Richard Hockley letterbook

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-02-009
Overview

This collection is comprised of the single letterbook of Richard Hockley and contains business correspondence. The majority of letters in the volume are written by Richard Hockley on his travels for the business interests of Thomas Hyam, a London merchant. Letters are written from a variety of locations, including Barbados, Charleston, South Carolina, and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Dates: 1737-1742, 1965-1967

Home for the Moral Reform of Destitute Colored Children

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Identifier: SFHL-RG4-044
Overview The Home for the Moral Reform of Destitute Colored Children, an Orthodox Quaker charity which provided shelter and education for black children, was organized in 1854 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Home was incorporated in 1860. By the end of the 19th century, the organization's primary function was providing financial support for other educational and shelter programs for black youths, including The Shelter (Association for the Care of Colored Orphans). This bound volume contains the...
Dates: 1859-1907

John Ladd Howell correspondence received

 Collection — othertype: SC-060
Identifier: SFHL-SC-060
Abstract The collection contains correspondence received by Philadelphia Quaker merchant John Ladd Howell and his family. The majority of the letters were sent by his father, John Howell, addresseed to him and to his mother during extended absences in North and South Carolina and Georgia. The letters concern family business with fatherly advice to his son, some local commentary, and mention of mistreatment of the Indians. Of interest is a letter from Richard Waln from the Barbadoes. Also included is...
Dates: 1733-1764; bulk 1753-1764; Majority of material found within 1753 - 1764

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Byberry Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends 2
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Cope family 2
Cope, Thomas P. (Thomas Pim), 1768-1854 2
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Evans family 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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Hicks, Elias, 1748-1830 2
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Lippincott, H. Mather, Jr. (Horace Mather), 1921-2010 2
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Lyttle, Bradford 2
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Shivers, Lynne 2
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Taylor, George Washington 2
Van Hoy, Judy, 1960- 2
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Willoughby, George, pacifist 2
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Adams, John Quincy, 1767-1848 1
Alexandria Boarding School (Alexandria, Va.) 1
Alford, Terry (Seller) 1
Allinson, Brent D. (Brent Dow) 1
Alsop family 1
Alston, Jonathan 1
American Friends Service Committee 1
American Protective League 1
Anderson, J. Aubrey 1
Associated Executive Committee of Friends on Indian Affairs 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, Alfred 1
Baily, Theodate Lang 1
Balderston, Lloyd, 1863-1933 1
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