Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 11 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Content note This collection is composed of the single handwritten letterbook of Bernard Barton, as well as correspondence related to the history of the letterbook, dated 1942.The letterbook contains personal correspondence from friends and family, and are often related to personal and family news, Barton's poetry and writings, and literature in general. Letter writers include; Charles Lamb, Thomas Campbell, Elizabeth Fry, Charles Lloyd, Andrew Ritchie, Robert Southey, John Scott, Horatio Smith,...
Overview Zelma Corning Brandt (1891-1990) was a social crusader active throughout the twentieth century. Her chief interests included the independence and development of colonial countries, American Indian affairs, nuclear disarmament, women’s issues, and geriatric concerns. The collection consists of correspondence, travel notes, diaries and writings, and publications and reports, especially from 1960-1989. Brandt’s longevity and attention to detail provide a complete view of various world and...
Dates: 1906 - 1989
Scope and Content note This collection is composed of the single, handwritten journal of William Jackson’s trip to England and Ireland in 1802-1803. Early entries detail the preparations required to make the journey, as well as details about the voyage itself, such as descriptions of the weather, illness on board, and the dwindling supplies on the ship. The ship’s captain hoists the distress flag at least once before arriving in Ireland, and when the Captain falls ill, the ship nearly turns back. However, the Captain...
Scope and Content note This collection is composed of two volumes of handwritten extracts, copied by Joseph Elkington, date unknown, from John Pemberton's original diaries. The first volume describes Pemberton's visit to England in 1750-1754, the second volume is composed of daily entries dated 1778. The majority of entries in both volumes describe Quaker meetings attended, and social visits with Friends and family.
Dates: 1750- 1778
Scope and Content note This collection is composed of four handwritten volumes of William Savery's diaries. The majority of the first volume concerns the Treaty at Canandaigua, but the remaining volumes are all accounts of religious visits Savery made throughout Europe and Britain. Entries generally describe details of travel between destinations, Quaker meetings attended, Quaker families visited, and descriptions of each location's culture, food, language, style of dress, and form of local government.
Scope and Content note This collection is composed of the 13 handwritten volumes of Thomas Scantlebury. Entries describe Scantlebury's life in Bristol, England, particularly meetings attended, visits among Friends, business related news, and social calls. Also included is a single folder of related materials.
Scope and Content note This collection is composed of the single handwritten diary of George A Selleck's trip from his home in Kansas to England to attend the Friend's Peace Conference as a delegate. Entries detail Selleck's travel by train from Kansas to Philadelphia and on to New York, his voyage from New York to Liverpool, and his travels within England. Upon his arrival in England, entries describe sight seeing, largely in Devonshire, as well as Friends visited and Meetings attended. The last section of entries...
Dates: July 1920- September 1920
Scope and Content note This collection is composed of the single volume of Joseph Hutchinson Smith's "English Fairies, A History of Belief," which he presented as his Ph.D. dissertation at Harvard University in 1932. The volume explores the history of English belief in fairies, and the manuscript is divided into two sections: "The origin and development of the belief," and "The literary expression of the belief." The manuscript includes illustrations from early sources to be included in the published volume, as well...