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"Account of Isaac Coates, Joshua Sharpless & John Pierce's Visits to the Indian Reservation in Western New York"

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-07-130
Overview

This copy of an account from 1798 and 1799 was written in an unknown hand likely in the latter half of the 19th century. The volume describes Isaac Coates, Joshua Sharpless, and John Pierce's travel to Native American reservations on behalf of the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting Indian Committee, and the work they did while there.

Dates: Undated.

American Friends' letters

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-851
Overview

The collection is composed chiefly of letters of members of the Society of Friends in the United States from the 17th to the 20th centuries; there are also documents, clippings, published articles, and miscellaneous manuscripts.

Dates: 1682-1986

Associated Executive Committee of Friends on Indian Affairs

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-1003
Overview Records deal with the work of Friends in running mission stations in Oklahoma to the Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma (Bah Kho-je), the Modoc Nation, the Kickapoo Tribe of Oklahoma, the Otoe-Missouria Tribe of Indians, the Shawnee Tribe, the Osage Nation (Wahzhazhe) and other Native American peoples. Letters from superintendents and missionaries in the field describe the difficulties and experiences of Friends in their work. Topics discussed include attempts to Christianize Native Americans, improve...
Dates: 1758-1929

David Bacon journal

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-003
Overview David Backon kept a journal during his time with the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois Confderacy) in 1974. Entries describe Bacon’s journey to the Haudenosaunee territory, and interactions between himself and the members of the Haudenosaunee, as well as discussions between representatives from the United States and Six Nations governments concerning the treaty that was to determine the land rights of the Haudenosaunee after the end of the Revolutionary War. Bacon also includes his accounts of...
Dates: 1794

James Emlen journal

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-021
Overview

The diary details Emlen's travels in rural Pennsylvania to small towns and settlements of fellow Quakers. Entries often describe tensions and interactions between white settlers and Indigenous populations. Treaties between white settlers and native groups are also discussed.

Dates: 1794

Theodore Brinton Hetzel papers and graphics

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-1168
Abstract

Theodore Hetzel (1906-1990) was a Quaker professor of engineering at Haverford College in Haverford, Pennsylvania, whose interests led him to involvement with Native American and Quaker issues. An avid photographer, the materials in this collection are primarily photographic, as well as correspondence and documents.

Dates: 1866-1987; Majority of material found within 1930 - 1987

New Jersey Association for helping the Indians records

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-09-019
Scope and Contents

This collection contains two copies of the Constitution for the New Jersey Association for Helping Indians, 1757. One copy has signatures of subscribers who gave money for the cause, including John Woolman. The other copy was found among records at Haddonfield Monthly Meeting, Haddonfield, New Jersey.

Dates: 1757

John Richards letterbooks

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Identifier: HC.MC-975-02-016
Overview Each volume of John Richards's letterbooks contains business correspondence related to his work as an Indian Agent in Kansas. All letters are written by John Richards, and the majority of letters are addressed to Enoch Hoag, the Superintendent of Indian Affairs. In addition to Enoch Hoag, correspondence in Richards's letterbooks is addressed to the following: Dunlap & Flora, Russell Shlickler, James Haworth, F. Buckley, Robert Ferris, George P. Laflin, Henry Breiner, General Davidson,...
Dates: 1870-1876

"Account of a visit paid to the Indians in New York State"

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-07-132
Overview

This collection is comprised of the single volume manuscript describing Joshua Sharpless's visit to Native American tribes in New York state with John Pierce and Henry Simmons. The inside cover includes the signature of Aaron Sharpless, and it appears that he may have copied the manuscript from the diaries of Joshua Sharpless.

Dates: Undated.

Henry Simmons journals

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-072
Overview

Henry Simmons was a Quaker missionary to the Seneca Nation and a member Middletown Monthly Meeting. Henry Simmons's journals are related to time Simmons spent with the Oneida and Seneca nations.

Dates: 1796-1800

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Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of Friends (Orthodox : 1827-1955). Indian Committee (1827-1948) 4
Cornplanter, Seneca chief 3
Delaware Indians. Lenape Indians. Lenni Lenape Indians 2
Grant, Elihu, 1873-1942 2
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Sharpless, Joshua 2
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Wistar, Thomas 2
Woolman, John, 1720-1772 2
American Friends Service Committee 1
Associated Committee of Friends on Indian Affairs 1
Bacon, David 1
Borton, Hugh 1
Brown, Moses, 1738-1836 1
Churchman, George, 1730-1814 1
Coffin, Elijah, 1798-1862 1
Coleman, John Royston 1
Deer, Ada Elizabeth 1
Grellet, Stephen, 1773-1855 1
Groth, Mary Coates 1
Harris, J. Rendel (James Rendel), 1852-1941 1
Haverford College 1
Hetzel, Theodore Brinton, 1906-1990 1
Hicks, Elias, 1748-1830 1
Hunt, John, 1711 or 1712-1778 1
Janschka, Fritz 1
Jones, Esther A. Balderston, 1891-1967 1
Kelsey, Rayner Wickersham 1
Kersey, Jesse, 1768-1845 1
Ladd, Benjamin 1
Masters family 1
McGovern, George S. (George Stanley), 1922- 1
Mendenhall, Joseph 1
Morgan, Arthur E. (Arthur Ernest), 1878-1975 1
Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880 1
Nicholson, William H. (William Hopkins), 1827-1908 1
Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends. Indian Committee 1
Pleasants, Robert, 1723-1801 1
Rhoads, James E. (James Evans), 1828-1895 1
Richards, John 1
Russell, Elbert, 1871-1951 1
Rustin, Bayard, 1912-1987 1
Sharpless family 1
Smith, John, 1722-1771 1
Smith, Richard 1
Smith, Samuel, 1806-1888 1
Sniffen, Matthew K. 1
Society of Friends 1
Steere, Jonathan M. 1
Swayne, Joel 1
Taylor, Walter 1
Test, Elizabeth 1
Turner, Joseph, 1765-1841 1
United States. Office of Indian Affairs. Central Superintendency 1
Welsh, Herbert, 1851-1941 1
White, Barclay, 1821-1903 1
White, Gilbert F. 1
Whittier, John Greenleaf, 1807-1892 1
Wistar, Edward Morris (1852-1941) 1
Wood, Carolena Morris, 1871-1936 1
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