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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

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

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Identifier: SFHL-RG4-011
Overview 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

Coordinating Committee for Testimonies & Concerns of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting and the Associate Secretaries' Records

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Identifier: QM-Phy-701
Overview In 1974, Philadelphia Yearly Meeting was restructured: three Coordinating Committees were each given oversight of the committees and programs under its care. The Coordinating Committee II, more frequently referred to as CC-2, had general responsibility for Testimonies and Concerns. In 1998, a system of standing committees replaced the three Coordinating Committees within Philadelphia Yearly Meeting. The Peace and Concerns Standing Committee assumed responsibility for many of the programs...
Dates: 1971-2000

Friends Boarding Home of Bucks Quarterly Meeting Records

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Identifier: SFHL-RG4-020
Overview

Friends Boarding Home of Bucks Quarterly Meeting, a Quaker boarding home for the aged in Newtown. Pennsylvania, was opened in 1897 and incorporated in 1899. In 1900 it moved to a new building erected on Congress Street, with funds given by Edward M. Paxson in memory of his parents. Friends' Village was opened in 1981. The records include correspondence, minute books, constitution and legal papers, reports, and other papers.

Dates: 1896-2013

Friends' Boarding Home of the Concord Quarterly Meeting

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Identifier: SFHL-RG4-081
Overview The Friends' Boarding Home of Concord Quarterly Meeting, a Quaker boarding home for the elderly in West Chester, PA, was established in 1891. It was originally for women only, but by 1894, men were also admitted. In 1936, the Home moved to a new facility which was constructed with funds provided by a bequest from Nathaniel Hickman. After 1976, the Home no longer offered nursing services. The collection contains minutes, reports, admission and financial, and other related papers, some of...
Dates: 1890-1991

Friends' Home for Children

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Identifier: SFHL-RG4-086
Overview Friends' Home for Children (“Friendly Acres”) was established in 1881 in Philadelphia by Hicksite Quakers. The Home was a residential facility for orphans and other children in need, modeled on a homelike environment rather than the large institutional more typical of the era. The Home was administered by a Board of Managers which originally was composed entirely of members of the Society of Friends. Eventually it became a summer camp, “Camp Sommerdale,” a summer facility for the children....
Dates: 1881-1988

Friends Indian Aid Association of Philadelphia

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Identifier: SFHL-RG4-031
Overview

Friends' Indian Aid Association of Philadelphia was an organization of Hicksite Quakers in Philadelphia founded in 1869 to solicit donations of money and goods to distribute to the Indian tribes in Nebraska assigned to the care of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting (Hicksite) during the period of Grant's peace policy. The collection includes reports and minutes, financial reports, correspondence, and lists of goods.

Dates: 1869-1875

Friends Neighborhood Guild

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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

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Biddle, Clement M. (Clement Miller), 1876-1959 1
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Biddle, William Canby, 1864-1942 1
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Friendly Acres (Orphanage : Secane, Pa.) 1
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Friendly Settlement Association (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
Friends Boarding Home of the Bucks Quarterly Meeting (Newtown, Pa.) 1
Friends Mission No.1 (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
Friends Neighborhood Guild 1
Friends Village (Newtown, Pa.) 1
Friends' Boarding Home of the Concord Quarterly Meeting 1
Friends' Boarding House Association (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
Friends' Home for Children (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
Friends' Indian Aid Association of Philadelphia 1
Hollingsworth, H. (Henry), 1737-1803 1
James, Dorothy Biddle 1
Lewis, Lucy Biddle, 1861- 1
Mifflin, Thomas, 1744-1800 1
Moon family 1
Mullen, Phillip W. 1
Parke, Thomas, 1749-1835 1
Philadelphia First Day School Union 1
Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of Friends (Hicksite : 1827-1955). Concord Quarterly Meeting of Friends 1
Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of Friends (Hicksite : 1827-1955). Joint Committee on Indian Affairs (1869-1892) 1
Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends. Concord Quarterly Meeting of Friends 1
Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends. Coordinating Committee for Testimonies and Concerns 1
Relief Missions of the Society of Friends 1
Richardson, Thomas, 1816-1867 1
Rickman, Lydia Cooper Lewis, -1885 1
Spring Street Mission (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
Spring Street Settlement (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
Stirling, Anne Biddle, -1857 1
Swarthmore College 1
West Chester Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends 1
Westtown Boarding School 1
Women's International League for Peace and Freedom. Congress (1st : 1915) (The Hague, Netherlands) 1
Women's International League for Peace and Freedom. Geneva, Switzerland (International Office) 1
Woolman School (Swarthmore, Pa.) 1
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