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Ruth Anne Hillborn papers

 Collection — othertype: SC-012
Identifier: SFHL-SC-012


This collection includes the journal of Ruth Anne Hillborn from 1864-1868. She relates events concerning the emancipation of enslaved people, the U. S. Civil War, and the Presidency of Abraham Lincoln. She also describes Lucretia Mott and her ministry. This collection also includes miscellaneous poetry, a facsimile letter to the Women's Aid Association of Philadelphia about efforts in freedman's relief, a letter from John Bailey on Quaker ministry, and extracts from an account of the death of George F. White.


  • Creation: 1806-1868


Restrictions on Access

This collection is available for research use.

Biographical / Historical

Ruth Anne Hillborn was a Quaker teacher and principal of the Monthly Meeting School at Race Street. The daughter of John and Mary B. (Smith) Hillborn, she was born in 1832 and died in 1869.


.1 linear ft. (.1 linear feet (5 folders.))

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source of acquisition--Anne Philips Blake and Helen Philips Henley. Method of acquisition--Gift of; Date of acquisition--1974.

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Revision Statements

  • 2020: Updated outdated, harmful terminology related to enslavement, except where it appears in a title, quotation, or subject heading.

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