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Frederic Palmer, Jr. autobiography

Identifier: HCS-001-029

The collection contains a typescript of the autobiography of Frederic Palmer, Jr. written for the American Institute of Physics.

Dates: 1965

"Growing Up Quaker"

Identifier: HC.MC-975-07-072
Abstract Katherine Paxson's family history/memoir, entitled "Growing Up Quaker," includes vignettes describing various events in Paxson's life, which she recorded to pass on to her family members. Includes biographical entries for her grandfathers, Isaac H. Thompson and Thomas E. Anderson; her grandmothers, Anne W. Hutton Thompson and Nancy Almina Anderson; her father, I. Walter Thompson; and her sister, Ruth Thompson Davidson. Vignettes describe Paxson's "Early Years," "Summer Days," "Twelfth Street...
Dates: Undated.

"An Abstract from the Life of Mary Pennington, formerly Springett"

Identifier: HC.MC-975-07-076

Mary Pennington's autobiographical manuscript includes descriptions of her early life, the events leading up to her convincement (conversion to Quakerism), her attendance at Quaker meetings, a description of her marriage and her husband (Isaac Pennington), a description of her husband's family (particularly his mother), a description of a battle at London between "Parliment and the King" at Houndslow-heath, and a description of the English Civil War and upheaval it caused.

Dates: Undated.

"Transition from the Horse and Buggy Days to the Space Age"

Identifier: HC.MC-975-07-103

The autobiography or memoir of Ruth Abbott Rogers is structured to act as a tour of the family home, called Quillity, outside of Philadelphia. In Rogers's words, "I will start at the top of the house under the slate roof and wander down room by room going over the accumulation of a family from colonial times in America." The manuscript therefore acts as both an autobiography of Roger's own life in the house, and as a family history.

Dates: 1963

Douglas V. and Dorothy M. Steere papers

Identifier: HC.MC-1174
Abstract Douglas and Dorothy Steere were prominent figures of the Quaker movement in the twentieth century, and deeply committed to the causes of peace and spiritual enrichment. This commitment is evident in their involvement with Quaker-led relief work after World War II, Quaker spiritual retreats, international diplomacy, and Dorothy’s work with the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s. Douglas taught philosophy at several institutions including Haverford College, and published extensively on topics...
Dates: 1896-2003

"Recollections of my Life Time"

Identifier: HC.MC-975-07-104

In the volume, George W. Taylor describes his family genealogy, his early education, his experiences growing up as a Quaker and a conversation he had with Elias Hicks, his career as a teacher in New York and Pennsylvania, and his business selling slave-free labor dry goods during the Civil War.

Dates: 1887

James Whitall manuscripts

Identifier: HC.MC-975-07-095

This collection is comprised of two manuscripts collected by James Whitall. The collection includes the manuscript of a memoir or autobiography by Honah Landis, entitled "How Literature Came to Texas," and a French play by Edmond See, translated by Whitall, entitled "A Friend of His Youth."

Dates: Undated.

"From the Wabash to the Delaware"

Identifier: HC.MC-975-07-098
Abstract Thomas Raeburn White wrote this manuscript for his children and their descendants. The volume begins with a brief genealogical history of White's ancestors, who came from England or Scotland, and initially settled in the Carolinas. White describes how the family migrated to Indiana when his father was a child, in search of a more religiously tolerant community, and provides brief family history for his mother and father. White also describes his childhood, early education, Quaker...
Dates: Undated.

James Wood papers

Identifier: HC.MC-1218
Abstract James Wood (1839-1925) was “interested in education, philanthropy, in the various branches of agriculture, in archaeology, history, Indian lore, anthropology, science, in prison reform and above all, in the Bible and religion,” (ABS, 2). He was also a business man, serving as President of the Genesee Salt Company in Piffard, New York. The James Wood papers are divided into twelve series: “Biographical Material:” “Agriculture;” Business and Financial Material;” “Collected Quaker Material;”...
Dates: Bulk, 1865-1921 1865-1964; Majority of material found within 1865 - 1921

“From World War One to the Bicentennial: An Autobiography”

Identifier: HC.MC-975-07-100

This autobiography describes Morris Wistar Wood's early life, his education, his travels in the United States and abroad, his time spent teaching and in academic administration at various schools, including at a school in Lingnan, at the Culver Military Academy, the University of Pennsylvania, Westtown School, and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. Wood also describes his family life with his wife Evelyn, and their children.

Dates: 1976

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