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William C. Allen diaries

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-001
Overview

Diaries of William C. Allen's religious visits around the world from 1904 to 1937. Entries generally describe the customs, manners, language, transportation, food, and religious beliefs of each location Allen visited, as well as Quaker meetings he lead and religious and political leaders he met with in each place he visited. One volume of the collection does not record a religious visit, but is a record of Allen's thoughts on World War I, which he kept during 1917.

Dates: 1904-1937

Joshua L. and Theodate L. Baily diaries

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-006
Overview The diaries span the majority of Baily's adult life. As a young man, Baily was very involved in the Philadelphia community, and many of his early entries are related to the Philadelphia Historical Society, the Eromathean society, the Pennsylvania Prison Society, which advocated for the health and safety of incarcerated people and prison reform, The Philadelphia Society for Employment and Instruction of the Poor, and the Moyamensing House of Industry. In later entries, Baily is largely...
Dates: 1845-1916

Jacob R. Elfreth Jr. diaries

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Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-020
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...
Dates: 1861-1924

Wray Hoffman Diary

 Item
Identifier: SCPC-CDG-A-Hoffman, Wray
Abstract

Detailed account of Hoffman's conscription into 304th Engineers (based at an unnamed camp half way between Baltimore and Washington D.C.) and his experiences as a conscientious objector there and in France and Belgium (1918) working for the Friends Bureau Office of the American Red Cross.

Dates: 1917-1919

Alice Jones diary

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Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-037
Overview This collection is comprised primarily of the original, handwritten diary of Alice Jones, and a photocopy of the original. Diary entries discuss the history of the Friends School in Ramallah, Palestine, religious reflection and discussions concerning the divides between Muslims, Jews, and Christians in Palestine, and discussions concerning the politics within Palestine. Jones also provides descriptions of the children she teaches at the school.In addition to the Jones's diary,...
Dates: 1919-1946; 1930

Virginia Drysdale Keeney Journal

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Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-102
Overview

Virginia Drysdale Keeney kept this journal from 1914 to 1918, writing approximately five lines each day on her daily activities. It primarily concerns her teaching, social, and familial activities, with the occasional mention of World War I. In addition to her daily records, the back of the journal contains information concerning her family's genealogy.

Dates: 1914-1918

Lippincott Family Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-251
Overview Horace Mather Lippincott (1877-1967) was a Quaker editor and historian. The collection contains his speeches and writings on topics primarily concerning the Society of Friends and the history of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Of particular interest is the scrapbook he compiled in 1946 of papers and photographs of the 1913-1914 Joint Group which met weekly to study the Separation in the Society of Friends, along with other papers on the topic and on the first joint meeting of the two...
Dates: 1752 - 2010

Oliver Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG5-334
Overview The collection contains the papers of the family of Wendell French Oliver, New England and Pennsylvania Wilburite Quakers. Gamaliel Wallis Oliver (1772-1849) was a successful Lynn, Massachusetts, shoe manufacturer who married Charlotte Breed in 1807. Two grandsons, Wendell French Oliver and William Theodore Oliver, were conscientious objectors in WWI and served with the AFSC in European Reconstruction. The collection includes journals, photographs, and related papers of Wendell, W....
Dates: 1706 - 2018; Majority of material found within 1830 - 1960

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