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The Female Society of Philadelphia for the Relief and Employment of the Poor records

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Identifier: HC.MC-1234
Abstract The Female Society of Philadelphia for the Relief and Employment of the Poor was established in 1795 by Quaker Anne Parrish. The society's original mission was to provide relief and an opportunity for improvement in quality of life for women widowed by the Yellow Fever epidemic of 1793. The Female Society opened the House of Industry, where women were employed to sew and weave. The House of Industry was the Female Society's main focus until 1949, when new opportunities for women had begun to...
Dates: 1795-1978

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Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections 9
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Yellow fever 5
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diaries 4
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correspondence 3
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Names
Drinker, Henry, 1734-1809 2
Morris family 2
Morris, Margaret Hill 2
Alsop family 1
Alsop, Ann, b. 1774 1
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Alsop, Hannah, d. 1820 1
Alsop, Othniel, 1770-1836 1
Alsop, Robert, 1777-1850 1
Anna Morris Shinn Maier 1
Atwater family 1
Bowne, Amy Robinson 1
Bringhurst, James, 1730-1810 1
Bringhurst, Joseph, 1733-1811 1
Brown family 1
Brown, Moses, 1738-1836 1
Cadbury, Lydia C. Shinn 1
Cadbury, Richard, 1825-1897 1
Cadorus, Page 1
Catherine Street House of Industry 1
Collins, Julia Cope 1
Cope, E. D. (Edward Drinker) 1
Cresson, Joshua 1
Dickinson, John, 1732-1808 1
Drinker, Elizabeth Sandwith 1
Emlen, Samuel 1
Female Society of Philadelphia for the Relief and Employment of the Poor 1
Foulke, Elizabeth, 1758-1820 1
Friends Girls School (Tokyo, Japan) 1
Friends House for Older Neighbors (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
Grimké, Angelina Emily 1
Grimké, Sarah Moore 1
Haines, Elizabeth Shinn, 1823-1883 1
Haines, Henry 1
Harrison, Hannah 1
Haverford College 1
Hunt, Nathan, 1758-1853 1
Jones, Owen 1
Kersey, Jesse, 1768-1845 1
Leeds, Morris Evans 1
Maier family 1
Maier, James Shinn 1
Maier, Paul David Irwin 1
Maier, William Morris 1
Morris, Caspar 1
Morris, Catharine Wistar, 1772-1859 1
Morris, Catharine Wistar, 1840-1922 1
Morris, Henry 1
Morris, Israel 1
Morris, Israel Wistar 1
Morris, Levi 1
Morris, Mary 1
Morris, Naomi McClenachan 1
Morris, Stephen Paschall 1
Morris, Wistar 1
Morton, John, active 1790-1800 1
Morton, Mary Robinson, 1757-1829 1
Murray, John, 1758-1819 1
Murray, Lindley, 1745-1826 1
Noailles, Louis Marie, vicomte de, 1756-1804 1
Parrish, Anne 1
Pemberton, James, 1723-1809 1
Philadelphia Senior Center 1
Philadelphia Society for the Employment and Instruction of the Poor 1
Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends. Indian Committee 1
Proctor, Isaac 1
Rees, Thomas, fl. 1754 1
Robinson family 1
Robinson, Abigail, -1835 1
Robinson, Rowland 1
Robinson, Sarah Richardson 1
Robinson, Thomas, 1731-1817 1
Scott, Job, 1751-1793 1
Shinn family 1
Shinn, Earl, 1796-1865 1
Shinn, Earl, 1838-1886 1
Shinn, Ellen Morris 1
Shinn, Emma Morris 1
Shinn, James Thornton 1
Shinn, Morris Earl 1
Shinn, Rebecca 1
Shinn, Sarah Comfort 1
Shipley, Anna, 1826-1888 1
Smith family 1
Smith, Benjamin, 1762-1793 1
Smith, Edward Wanton 1
Thomson, Charles 1
Vaux, George, Jr., 1863-1927 1
Vaux, Sarah H. Morris 1
Vaux, William Sansom 1
Walcott, Mary Vaux, 1860-1940 1
Western Soup Society (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
Westtown Boarding School 1
Whitson, Benjamin F., 1867-1957 1
Wood, Emily Hollingsworth Morr 1
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