Found in 89 Collections and/or Records:
The commonplace book of Margaret Parvin Masters includes poetry copied by various Friends, including Jane Edwards, Rebecca B. Johnson, Amy Eastlack, Susanna Lightfoot, Anna Mendenhall, Sidney Stevenson, and James Emlen. The poetry included in the commonplace book generally relates to friendship and faith.
The collection includes miscellaneous historical and genealogical documents of the Matlack and other Quaker families focused on the 18th and 19th centuries. Collection is notable for its variety of formats, including commonplace books, diaries, account books, correspondence, and poetry.
The commonplace book of Tamar Roberts Matlack includes testimonies concerning the following Quakers: Elisha Kirk, Ruth Walmsley, Mary Knight, Martha Parry, and Peter Yarnall. The commonplace book also includes poetry and excerpts concerning Elias Hicks.
Milcah Martha Moore, a poet, created a commonplace book featuring the women writers in her social circle. The commonplace book of Milcah Martha Moore includes excerpts organized by topic, including topics such as: Happiness, Supplication of a Sinner, and Affliction. The note in the front cover of the volume reads: "The Gift of Sarah Dillwyn to Martha Moore."
The commonplace book of the Morris family includes copied extracts from the journals of Margaret Morris, which include a description of Yellow Fever in Philadelphia in 1793, as well as copied poems, letters written by Mary Morris and Richard Hill Morris, and a clipped illustration depicting early settlers.
The commonplace book of John Morton includes a copy of the will of Edward Warton, recipes for colored dyes, and excerpts organized by topic, including solitude, Barclay's apology, and Paradise Lost.
Abigail Field Mott (1766-1851) was a Quaker writer and abolitionist. Her commonplace book includes poetry and extracts, a history of the Calliopian Society, Voyage to the Pacific Ocean by Stewart, Account of an Earthquake in Burmah in 1839, the Missionary School at Athens, account of excursion to Mt. Vesuvius, and a description of Iceland.