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"Philadelphia's Arch Street Meeting House: A Biography"

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Identifier: HC.MC-975-07-010
Abstract

The manuscript of Gergory Barnes's "Philadelphia's Arch Street Meeting House: A Biography" provides a history of Philadelphia's Arch Street Meeting House from the purchase of the land by William Penn in 1683, to the present, including important Quaker individuals, the influence of Philadelphia's history on the Meeting House, the Orthodox-Hicksite separation, and the Wilburite-Gurneyites.

Dates: 2011

Benezet House Association Records

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Identifier: SFHL-RG4-010
Abstract 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
Abstract 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

Birmingham Monthly Meeting Records

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Identifier: QM-Ph-B520
Scope and Contents Records of Birmingham Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends and its predecessors, ongoing. Records of the the pre-Separation, Hicksite, and post reunification meeting include: Minutes, 1815-2021; Women's minutes, 1827-1895; Ministry and Counsel records, 1924-2019; Overseers' minutes, 1941-1952; Vital records, 1770-1955; and other miscellaneous materials. Also includes Orthodox records: Vital Records, 1816-1963; Marriage certificates, 1818-1962; Removals, 1827-1963; Overseers...
Dates: 1770 - 2024

Collection of Bringhurst Family Correspondence

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Identifier: SFHL-MSS-046
Abstract 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

Joseph Brinton Family Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-233
Abstract

Joseph Brinton, an outspoken member of the Society of Friends from southeastern Pennsylvania, was active in the Wilburite schisms of the 1850s and 1860's in New England. His family papers include his own journals, as well as his extensive correspondence. This collection also includes the correspondence of his two wives, Mary H. Brinton and Anna H. Brinton.

Dates: 1758-1931

Broomell-Cleghorn-Fisher Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-278
Abstract

This collection contains material collected by Anna Pettit Broomell and primarily consists of the writings and correspondence of Broomell, Dorothy Canfield Fisher, and Sarah Cleghorn.

Dates: 1876-1967

Bucks Auxiliary Bible Association of Friends (Bucks County, Pa.) Records

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Identifier: SFHL-RG4-011
Abstract The Bucks Auxiliary Bible Association of Friends, a Quaker Bible distribution society, located in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, was established in 2nd month, 1830, under the Bible Association of Friends in America. Its purpose was to supply “Friends and others with the Holy Scripture, “to encourage “the frequent and serious perusal of them”, and to promote “a more accurate knowledge of their invaluable contents”. All subscriptions collected by the Auxiliary were turned over to the parent body,...
Dates: 1830-1845

Byberry Hall Association Records

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Identifier: SFHL-RG4-012
Abstract

Byberry Hall Association was organized in 1854 when the citizens of Byberry township and vicinity decided to form a company for the purpose of erecting a building where residents could meet to hear lectures, hold elections, etc. This collection contains the records of the Byberry Hall Association, 1847-1981. It includes the secretary's book containing minutes (1854-1905); account books, deeds and miscellaneous papers.

Dates: 1847-1981

Byberry Library Company Records

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Identifier: SFHL-RG4-013
Abstract

Byberry Library Company was founded in 1794 and incorporated in 1799. Located in the Byberry section of Philadelphia, Pa., the Library was generally under Quaker management. The collection includes the minutes of the director's meetings; constitution and by-laws, financial and property records, and miscellaneous papers.

Dates: 1794-1930

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Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College 142
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Swarthmore College Peace Collection 4
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Quakers -- Pennsylvania 92
Quakers -- Social life and customs 46
Quakers -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia 35
Lay ministry -- Society of Friends 29
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Quakers -- Societies, etc. 22
Society of Friends -- Education 20
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Charities -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia 16
Society of Friends -- Charities 16
Quakers -- Diaries 13
diaries 13
Church controversies -- Society of Friends 12
Charities -- Pennsylvania 11
Social service -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia 10
Nonprofit organizations -- Pennsylvania 9
Quaker women 9
Quakers -- History 9
Quakers -- Social service 9
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Quakers -- Education 8
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Slavery and the church -- Society of Friends 8
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Quakers -- Pennsylvania -- Delaware County 7
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African Americans -- Services for -- Pennsylvania 6
Poor -- Services for -- Pennsylvania 6
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Quakers 5
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Quakers -- New York (State) 5
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African Americans -- Pennsylvania 4
Byberry (Philadelphia, Pa.) 4
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Church work with the poor -- Society of Friends 4
Diaries 4
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Peace -- Religious aspects -- Society of Friends 4
Quaker women -- Pennsylvania 4
Quakers -- Correspondence 4
Seneca Indians 4
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Spiritual life -- Society of Friends 4
Women -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- Societies, etc. 4
African American children -- Education -- Pennsylvania 3
African Americans -- Education -- Pennsylvania 3
African Americans -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia 3
African Americans -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- Population 3
Antislavery movements 3
Antislavery movements -- United States 3
Church and social problems -- Society of Friends 3
Education -- Pennsylvania -- Bucks County 3
Indians of North America -- New York (State) 3
Lay ministry -- Pennsylvania 3
Peace -- Religious aspects -- Society of Friends -- History -- Sources 3
Peace -- Societies, etc. 3
Peace movements -- United States -- History -- Sources 3
Pennsylvania -- History -- Sources 3
Philadelphia (Pa.) -- History 3
Poor -- Services for 3
Quaker farmers 3
Quaker women -- Charities 3
Quaker women -- Diaries 3
Quakers -- Delaware 3
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Quakers -- Ireland 3
Quakers -- Massachusetts 3
Quakers -- New Jersey 3
Quakers -- Pennsylvania -- 20th century 3
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Quakers -- Pennsylvania -- Kennett Square 3
Quakers -- Pennsylvania -- Media 3
Quakers -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- History -- Sources 3
Quakers -- United States 3
Quakers -- Virginia 3
Reconstruction (1914–1939) -- France 3
Society of Friends -- Antislavery movement 3
Society of Friends -- Discipline 3
Society of Friends -- Doctrines 3
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Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends Library 9
Swarthmore College 9
Westtown Boarding School 8
American Friends Service Committee 7
Brown, Moses, 1738-1836 5
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George School (Bucks County, Pa.) 5
Pemberton, John, 1727-1795 5
Penn, William, 1644-1718 5
Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of Friends (Hicksite : 1827-1955) 5
Hicks, Elias, 1748-1830 4
Kersey, Jesse, 1768-1845 4
Pendle Hill (School: Wallingford, Pa.) 4
Cadbury, Henry J. (Henry Joel), 1883-1974 3
Dillwyn, George, 1738-1820 3
Evans, Edward W. (Edward Wyatt), 1882-1976 3
Fellowship of Reconciliation (U.S.) 3
Foulke family 3
Gwynedd Boarding School (Gwynedd, Pa.) 3
Haverford College 3
Hicks, Edward, 1780-1849 3
Hunn family 3
Jackson, Halliday, 1771-1835 3
Jackson, John, 1809-1855 3
Jones, Rebecca, 1739-1817 3
Jones, Rufus M. (Rufus Matthew), 1863-1948 3
Mather family 3
Monthly Meeting of Friends of Philadelphia (Hicksite) 3
Parrish, John, 1729-1807 3
Pemberton, James, 1723-1809 3
Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of Friends (Orthodox : 1827-1955) 3
Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends 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
Allinson, Samuel, 1739-1791 2
Alsop family 2
Association for the Care of Coloured Orphans (Cheyney, Pa.) 2
Biddle, Clement M. (Clement Miller), 1876-1959 2
Biddle, William Canby, 1864-1942 2
Brinton family 2
Bye, Mary, 1913- 2
Conference of All Friends (1920) (London, England) 2
Drinker, Henry, 1734-1809 2
Eaton, Robert Whittington 2
Elkinton family 2
Elkinton, J. Passmore (Joseph Passmore), 1887-1971 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
Hodgkin, Henry T. (Henry Theodore), 1877-1933 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
Kite family 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
New York Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends 2
Ohio Yearly Meeting of Friends (Conservative : 1854- ) 2
Paschall family 2
Penn Sewing School (Philadelphia, Pa.) 2
Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of Friends (Hicksite : 1827-1955). Joint Committee on Indian Affairs (1869-1892) 2
Plymouth Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends 2
Preston, Ann, 1813-1872 2
Providence Preparative Meeting of Friends (Media, Pa.) 2
Rathbone, William, 1757-1809 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
Smith, Samuel, ca. 1738-1817 2
Thomas, Norman, 1884-1968 2
Thomas, Wilbur K. (Wilbur Kelsey), 1882-1953 2
Thornton, James, 1727-1794 2
Truman, George 2
Tuke, Esther, 1727-1794 2
Walton family 2
Walton, George A. (George Arthur), 1883- 2
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