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

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-07-010
Overview

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

Earnest Workers records

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-950-062
Overview

This collection is comprised of the minutes and annual reports for the Earnest Workers of Philadelphia.

Dates: 1901-1904

Jacob R. Elfreth Sr. diaries

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-019
Overview

Jacob R. Elfreth Sr. was a teacher and a bookkeeper for the Leigh Navigation Company. The majority of entries detail family news, Quaker meetings, Elfreth's work with the Leigh Navigation Company, and births, deaths, and marriages within the Quaker community,

Dates: 1814-1870

Friends Burial Ground, Philadelphia records

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Identifier: HC.MC-950-074
Overview

Handwritten records related to the establishment of the Friends Burial Ground in Philadelphia.

Dates: 1810

Friends Historical Association

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Identifier: SFHL-RG4-026
Overview

Friends Historical Association is an organization that promotes research and publication on topics in Quaker history. Membership and editorial offices are located at Swarthmore and Haverford Colleges. Minutes of the organization after 1964 are at Haverford College.

Dates: 1942-2001

Morris family commonplace book

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-03-065
Overview

The commonplace book of the Morris family includes copied extracts from the journals of Margaret Morris, which include a description of Yellow Fever in Philadelphia in 1793, as well as copied poems, letters written by Mary Morris and Richard Hill Morris, and a clipped illustration depicting early settlers.

Dates: Undated.

North House minutes

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-09-034
Scope and Content note

This collection is comprised of the single volume of the minutes of the Sixth and Noble streets association, hosted at the North House, a Quaker center in Philadelphia during the 19th and early 20th century.

Dates: 1905-1920

Philadelphia Yearly Meeting papers

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Identifier: HC.MC-950-148
Overview

This collection is comprised of a single folder of miscellaneous papers related to the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting. The collection includes three handwritten pages of journal fragments, a handwritten interview with George Keith, as reported to PYM (1692), a photocopy and typed transcript of the PYM Declaration of Beliefs, three handwritten pages of minutes for the PYM Meeting for Suffering, and a typed informal report concerning Emergency Service Work (1917).

Dates: 1692, 1917

William G. Rhoads diary

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-057
Overview

The first pages of William G. Rhoads's diary ask a series of questions concerning moral behavior and manners, which Rhoads subsequently answers in each entry. Entries also detail Rhoads's apprenticeship as a book keeper, social calls, and Quaker meetings he attended.

Dates: 1858

Samuel Wetherill Correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG5-257
Overview Samuel Wetherill (1736-1816), a Philadelphia manufacturer of cloth, chemicals, and pharmaceuticals, was a birthright Quaker born in Burlington, N.J. During the Revolutionary War, he actively supported the military effort and was disowned from Philadelphia Monthly Meeting in 1779. In 1781, he, along with other disowned Quakers, founded an independent Quaker meeting, called the Society of Free Quakers. This collection contains correspondence primarily from another group of disowned Quakers...
Dates: 1780-1816

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Barnard, Hannah, 1754?-1825 1
Barnes, Gregory Allen, Sir 1
Davis, Timothy 1
Earnest Workers of Philadelphia 1
Elfreth, Jacob R., Sr., 1789-1870 1