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Thomas Evans papers

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Identifier: HC.MC.1324
Overview This collection contains over 240 mainly incoming manuscript letters addressed to Thomas Evans, a Philadelphia druggist, author, editor, Orthodox Quaker minister of Philadelphia and, in 1833, one the founders of Haverford College. The letters, 1823-1859, contain material on his very active role in the Society of Friends and the problems of religious doctrine before and during the Hicksite and Wilburite schisms within the Quaker faith. The collection also includes papers and legal documents...
Dates: 1704 - 1868; Majority of material found within 1823 - 1859

Fisher-Brinton family papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-332
Overview The Fisher-Brinton collection contains the papers of an Irish-American and Pennsylvania family with roots in the earliest years of the Society of Friends. It includes correspondence, diaries, memoirs, photographs, scrapbooks, and other materials that reflect family and Quaker concerns, and, in particular, the Conservative branch of the Society of Friends. Abraham Fisher (1823-1909) was a member of a prominent Quaker family of Youghal County, Ireland. In 1871, he assumed a position as...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1846 - 2020; 1764 - 2020

Samuel Rowland Fisher correspondence

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Identifier: HC.MC-950-069
Overview

This collection includes the personal correspondence between Samuel Rowland Fisher, a Quaker merchant, and his friends and family, as well as a number of photocopies.

Dates: 1767-1768

Richard Hockley letterbook

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Identifier: HC.MC-975-02-009
Overview

This collection is comprised of the single letterbook of Richard Hockley and contains business correspondence. The majority of letters in the volume are written by Richard Hockley on his travels for the business interests of Thomas Hyam, a London merchant. Letters are written from a variety of locations, including Barbados, Charleston, South Carolina, and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Dates: 1737-1742, 1965-1967

Mitchell Family letters

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Identifier: HC.MC-959
Overview

The papers of the Mitchell family, Quakers in 19th century Philadelphia.

Dates: 1830 - 1911

John Smith letterbooks

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Identifier: HC.MC-975-02-020
Overview

John Smith's letterbooks include both personal and business correspondence. Personal correspondence discusses family news and births, deaths, and marriages within the Quaker community. Business correspondence is largely related to the buying and selling of imported dry goods.

Dates: 1750-1760

Benjamin Swett letterbook

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Identifier: HC.MC-975-02-021
Overview The first half of the volume contains business correspondence concerning merchant's orders and the status of shipments. The second half of the volume contains personal correspondence, chiefly letters from Benjamin Swett to Mary Howell Swett, his wife. Letters are addressed to William Johnson, Isaac Milnor, Harper & Hartshorne, John Wickman & Sons, Barclay & Sons, Richard Mayhew, Joseph Brown, Jonathon Cowpland, David Symour, Arnoll & Mayhew, Thomas Letchworth, George Dillwyn,...
Dates: 1765-1806

Charles Shoemaker Taylor letterbook

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Identifier: HC.MC-975-02-022
Overview

This collection is comprised of the single volume letterbook of Charles Shoemaker Taylor, which contains business correspondence related to the buying and selling of goods, livestock, and land. Taylor was educated at Haverford College, was a member of the original board of trustees for Bryn Mawr College until 1893, and was the vice president of the Haverford College Alumni Association.

Dates: 1875-1878

George W. Taylor letterbooks

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-02-023
Overview

This collection is comprised of two volumes of the letterbooks of convinced Quaker George W. Taylor, which contain business correspondence.

Dates: 1852-1868

Arthur H. and Esther Willits Thomas Correspondence, 1888-1945

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Identifier: HC.MC-1037
Overview

A collection of correspondences between Arthur H. Thomas and Esther E. Willits and assorted family and friends of the couple. Topics include daily life, courtship, marriage, illness, and business.

Dates: 1888-1945; Majority of material found within 1891-1899

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