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Abington Friends School (Abington, Pa.) Account book

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG4-001
Overview

Abington Friends School was established by Abington Monthly Meeting in the latter part of the eighteenth century as a day school. The account book covers the period 1828-1842. Pupil's names are given with the status of their payments, etc.

Dates: 1828-1842

Alsop Family Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-SC-191
Abstract This collection contains the correspondence of the Alsop and Brown families, particularly Othniel Alsop, Hannah Brown Alsop, and Othneil's English siblings, Ann and Robert Alsop. Other correspondents include Alice Jackson, Mary Coffin, and Ann Douglas. Also included are Othniel's naturalization documents, various wills, and calling cards from friends. Of particular interest is a letter dated 1799 from Othniel Alsop to sister in England, describing the "contagious fever" (yellow fever), a...
Dates: 1795-1830

Ash-Schofield Family Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-004
Overview Samuel Shinn Ash and his wife, Sarah Jane Schofield Ash, were prominent Quakers, active in a variety of philanthropic activities, including anti-slavery, peace, temperance, women's rights, and education. Samuel Shinn Ash was apprenticed as an engineer and machinist and worked in manufacturing. This collection consists of family papers, manuscript letters and memorabilia, largely of a domestic nature. Includes some descriptions of Meetings and religious journeys, of the early struggles of...
Dates: 1796 - 1933; Majority of material found within 1833 - 1912

Association for the Care of Colored Orphans Records

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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

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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

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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

Balderston Family Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-299
Overview The collection contains correspondence of the family of C. Canby Balderston, a prominent Quaker and businessman. He served with the Friends Relief Service and the Relief Commission for Belgium during WWI and both of his sons, Frederick Emery Balderston and Robert W. Balderston, were COs in WWII, working as ambulance drivers. Frederick E. Balderston (1923-2007) married Judith Braude (1926-1993) in 1949. A significant part of the collection consists of her childhood and college...
Dates: 1853-1949

Benezet House Association Records

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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

Biddle family Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-177
Overview This collection contains the papers of Philadelphia Quaker Owen Biddle (1737-1799), his son, Clement Biddle (1778-1856), and numerous descendants. Owen Biddle, a scientist and merchant, was a member of Philadelphia Monthly Meeting and helped in the establishment of Westtown School (1799). Owen Biddle's papers, 1772-1793, (Series 1) include correspondence, and journals, some of which relate to his Revolutionary War activities. Three of his letterbooks, 1778-1779, have been microfilmed. The...
Dates: 1793-1951

Collection of Bringhurst Family Correspondence

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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

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Swarthmore College 12
Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends Library 9
American Friends Service Committee 7
Westtown Boarding School 7
George School (Bucks County, Pa.) 5
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Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of Friends (Hicksite : 1827-1955) 5
Brown, Moses, 1738-1836 4
Hicks, Edward, 1780-1849 4
Kersey, Jesse, 1768-1845 4
Pemberton, John, 1727-1795 4
Pendle Hill (School: Wallingford, Pa.) 4
Penn, William, 1644-1718 4
Dillwyn, George, 1738-1820 3
Foulke family 3
Gwynedd Boarding School (Gwynedd, Pa.) 3
Hunn family 3
Jackson, Halliday, 1771-1835 3
Jackson, John, 1809-1855 3
Mather family 3
Monthly Meeting of Friends of Philadelphia (Hicksite) 3
Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of Friends (Orthodox : 1827-1955) 3
Schofield, Martha 3
Scott, Job, 1751-1793 3
Sharples, Edith, 1743-1787 3
Sharples, Joshua, 1747-1826 3
Sharpless family 3
Smedley family 3
Abington Monthly Meeting of Friends (Hicksite : 1827-1955) 2
Association for the Care of Coloured Orphans (Cheyney, Pa.) 2
Biddle, Clement M. (Clement Miller), 1876-1959 2
Brinton family 2
Evans, Edward W. (Edward Wyatt), 1882-1976 2
Fellowship of Reconciliation (U.S.) 2
Female Association of Philadelphia for the Relief of the Sick and Infirm Poor with Clothing 2
Fisher, Thomas, 1741-1810 2
Five Years Meeting (Society of Friends: U.S.) 2
Foulke, Joseph, 1786-1863 2
Friends Freedmen's Association 2
Friends General Conference (U.S.) 2
Friends Housing, Inc. (Philadelphia, Pa.) 2
Friends Instruction Association (Philadelphia, Pa.) 2
Friends' Boarding House Association (Philadelphia, Pa.) 2
Garrigues, Edward, 1756-1845 2
Green Street Monthly Meeting of Friends (Philadelphia, Pa.) 2
Hayes, John Russell, 1866-1945 2
Hicks, Elias, 1748-1830 2
Holcombe, Hadassah M. L. (Hadassah Moore Leeds), 1891-1878 2
Hull, William I. (William Isaac), 1868-1939 2
Hunn, John, 1818-1894 2
Institute for Colored Youth (Philadelphia, Pa.) 2
Jeanes, Anna T. (Anna Thomas), 1822-1907 2
Jenkins family (Jenkins, Jabez, 1792-1858) 2
Johnson, Samuel, 1763-1843? 2
Jones, Rebecca, 1739-1817 2
Jones, Rufus M. (Rufus Matthew), 1863-1948 2
Kite, Mary, 1793?-1861 2
Lewis, Graceanna, 1821-1912 2
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 2
Lundy, Benjamin, 1789-1839 2
Miller, Richmond P. (Richmond Pearson), 1902-1972 2
Mott, James, 1788-1868 2
Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880 2
Ohio Yearly Meeting of Friends (Conservative : 1854- ) 2
Parry, Isaac, 1774-1857 2
Paschall family 2
Pemberton, James, 1723-1809 2
Penn Sewing School (Philadelphia, Pa.) 2
Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of Friends (Hicksite : 1827-1955). Joint Committee on Indian Affairs (1869-1892) 2
Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends 2
Plymouth Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends 2
Preston, Ann, 1813-1872 2
Providence Preparative Meeting of Friends (Media, Pa.) 2
Richard Humphreys Foundation 2
Rotch, William, 1759-1850 2
Schofield Normal and Industrial School (Aiken, S.C.) 2
School of the Spirit (Society of Friends) 2
Seaman, David, 1791-1844 2
Sharon Female Academy (Darby, Pa. : Township) 2
Swain, Joseph, 1857-1927 2
Truman, George 2
Walton, George A. (George Arthur), 1883- 2
Walton, Joseph, 1817-1898 2
Whitson, Benjamin F., 1867-1957 2
Wilbur, John, 1774-1856 2
Woolman School (Swarthmore, Pa.) 2
Yarnall, Stanley R. (Stanley Rhoads), 1871-1964 2
Young Friends' Association (New York, N.Y.) 2
Abington Friends School (Abington, Pa.) 1
Abington Monthly Meeting of Friends (Orthodox : 1827-1944) 1
All American Friends Conference (1929 : Oskaloosa, Iowa) 1
Allinson, Samuel, 1739-1791 1
Alsop family 1
Alsop, Ann, b. 1774 1
Alsop, Hannah, d. 1820 1
Alsop, Othniel, 1770-1836 1
Alsop, Robert, 1777-1850 1
American Peace Society 1
American Unitarian Association 1
Andrews, Fannie Fern, 1867-1950 1
Anthony, Susan B. (Susan Brownell) 1
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