Found in 245 Collections and/or Records:
William Wistar Comfort's draft manuscripts of his book, "Just Among Friends: The Quaker Way of Life" describe the Quaker way of life, and the influence Quakers have had on issues of tolerance, peace, and economic and social justice. The manuscript includes Wistar's notes and edits, and the collection includes promotional materials related to the book's publication.
This collection is comprised of the single typed volume entitled
"John Comly and Philadelphia Yearly Meeting, 1827-1828." The manuscript was copied from the original by one of Comly's grandsons. The original manuscript was written for "Rupp's History of the Religious Denominations of the United States" in Byberry Friends' Library.
Joseph Conrad (1857-1924), a novelist and short story writer, was born Jozef Konrad Teodor Korzeniowski in Berdichev, Ukraine, and became a British citizen in 1886. Best known for his short story "Heart of Darkness" (1902), Conrad also wrote a number of novels on his travels. The collection includes letters from Conrad and third party letters, as well as three corrected typescript drafts.
David Cooper wrote his memoir during his later years, when his health was failing, so that his children would be able to reference an account of his life after his death. A note on the inside cover reads: "A Gift of David Cooper to his daughter Martha Allinson." In the memoir, Cooper recounts his early life, his family history, his marriage, the birth of his children, his Quakerism, his struggles with his faith, his work as a representative in 1761, and his attendance at Quaker Meetings.
This collection is comprised of the single volume handwritten manuscript which lists the printing mistakes and corrections of the published work by Daniel Leeds, entitled "News of a Trumpet sounding in the Wilderness, or the Quakers Ancient Testimony Revived, Examined and Compared with itself, and also with their New Doctrine. Whereby the Ignorant may learn Wisdom, and the Wise advance in their Understandings."
John Bowne's biography, "John Bowne: Pioneer of Freedom," written by John Cox Jr., is based on Bowne's letters, journals, and public records, and describes his early life in England, his emigration to the colonies, the arrival of the Quakers, his marriage, and his conversion to Quakersim.
The manuscript of Elaine Crauderueff's thesis for a Master of Arts in religious studies provides an overview of religious background of Quaker pacifism, including Quaker relationships with government authorities and the Peace Testimony of 1660. It also describes Quakers in the legislature, consequences of Quaker pacifism, and war taxes from 1750 to 1800, particularly those in Pennsylvania and in the colonies during the Revolutionary War period.