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Overview The diaries of Jacob R. Elfreth Jr., a Quaker merchant, elder, and minister. Early diaries, from 1861 to 1867, focus on military movement and battles during the Civil War, reactions to President Lincoln's assassination, and the political tensions during the aftermath of the war. The majority of entries detail day-to-day activities, family news, news of Elfreth's carpet business, attendance at Quaker meetings, social calls, accounts of weather, and births, deaths, and marriages within the Quaker...
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,
Overview George M. Justice was a successful Philadelphia merchant and important Hicksite Quaker. Beginning in 1825 until shortly before his death, he kept volumes of memorandum reflecting his thoughts on religion, the Hicksite Separation and its aftermath in Philadelphia, family information, astronomy, slavery, and other topics.
Overview Wilmer W. Marshall (1847-1905) was a Philadelphia Quaker businessman. He was the son of Caleb and Jane Marshall and a member of Philadelphia Monthly Meeting (Hicksite). In 1876, he married out of meeting to Julia Jacoby. The collection includes diaries and a small amount of correspondence and miscellaneous material. The diaries cover the years 1859-1878 and relate daily life, including his attendance at meeting, family concerns, and participation in political meetings during the Civil War.
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.
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.
- Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections 4
- Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College 2
- diaries 5
- Society of Friends -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- History -- Sources 4
- Quakers -- Diaries 3
- Quakers -- History 3
- Quakers -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia 2
- Society of Friends -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia 2
- United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 2
- Astronomical observatories 1
- Diaries 1
- Education -- United States 1
- Justice family 1
- Marriage -- Religious aspects -- Society of Friends 1
- Pennsylvania -- Politics and Government -- 1865-1950 1
- Philadelphia (Pa.) -- History 1
- Quaker women 1
- Quakers -- Slavery -- Anti-slavery movements 1
- Quakers -- Social life and customs 1
- Schools -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia 1
- Society of Friends -- Doctrines 1
- Society of Friends -- Education 1
- Society of Friends -- Hicksite separation 1
- Society of Friends -- History 1
- World War, 1914-1918 1
- Yellow fever 1
- commonplace books 1
- correspondence 1 ∧ less
- Elfreth, Jacob R. Jr., 1837-1924 1
- Elfreth, Jacob R., Sr., 1789-1870 1
- Haverford College 1
- Justice, George M. (George Middleton), 1792-1862 1
- Marshall, Wilmer W., 1847-1905 1