Quakers -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia
Found in 91 Collections and/or Records:
This collection contains information sent to Tyler Williams, agent for Shrewsbury Monthly Meeting, N.J., concerning the Asylum for the Relief of Persons Deprived of the Use of Their Reason. It includes the proposal for the Asylum, announcement of its opening, an admission certificate, and other circulars that were sent to meetings under the care of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting.
The biography of Joshua Longstreth Baily, written by Alfred Baily, includes a brief history of the Baily family, and is largely comprised of extracts of Joshua Baily's letters.
The manuscript of Gergory Barnes's "Philadelphia's Arch Street Meeting House: A Biography" provides a history of Philadelphia's Arch Street Meeting House from the purchase of the land by William Penn in 1683, to the present, including important Quaker individuals, the influence of Philadelphia's history on the Meeting House, the Orthodox-Hicksite separation, and the Wilburite-Gurneyites.
Byberry Hall Association was organized in 1854 when the citizens of Byberry township and vicinity decided to form a company for the purpose of erecting a building where residents could meet to hear lectures, hold elections, etc. This collection contains the records of the Byberry Hall Association, 1847-1981. It includes the secretary's book containing minutes (1854-1905); account books, deeds and miscellaneous papers.
Richard Tapper Cadbury (1853-1929) was a Quaker businessman, teacher, writer, and art connoisseur. His mother's brother, Earl Shinn, Jr., (1838-1886) was a well-known art critic. The collection contains correspondence and memorabilia of the Cadbury, Comfort, Haines, and Shinn families. The letters give a detailed picture of life in Philadelphia Quaker families of the mid 19th century, and of the hardships of those who participated in the California gold rush.
Transatlantic correspondence between Mary Capper and the Cadbury family in Philadelphia. Letters concern family and spiritual matters. Correspondents include Joel and Caroline Cadbury, and their daughter-in-law, Elizabeth Cadbury.
Joseph C. Carter's manuscript, entitled "Philadelphia Quaker Philanthropists: Ann and George Williams," provides a brief biography of, and genealogical information for, Ann Trimble Williams and George Williams, and their involvement in early Philadelphia philanthropic societies, including the Magdalen Society.