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Quakers -- History

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 587 Collections and/or Records:

American Friends Service Committee papers

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-950-002
Abstract

This collection is comprised of a single news letter and the correspondence of the American Friends Service Committee.

Dates: 1942-1947

American Young Friends Commitee collection

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-09-002
Abstract

The American Young Friends Committee was founded in 1934 during the All Young Friends Conference at Lake Forest, Illinois, by representatives from the Five Years Meeting (now Friends United Meeting).This collection contains minutes of the American Young Friends Committee from 1947-1950. It is missing minutes 1-15.

Dates: 1947-1950

"War Unlawful to Christians"

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-07-101
Abstract

This anonymous manuscript, entitled "War Unlawful to Christians," argues for pacifism, citing biblical and historical evidence that war is inherently evil, and as such, is a product of the devil.

Dates: Undated.

"Some Account of William Penn's Birth, Education, and Death"

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-07-106
Abstract

The anonymous manuscript "Some Account of William Penn's Birth, Education, and Death, Also: Some Account of his travels in the work of the ministry in some parts of Germany and Holland, etc.," is organized chronologically, and after providing initial biographical information about William Penn, provides brief descriptions of important events in Penn's life, organized by year.

Dates: 1863

"Memorials"

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-07-073
Abstract

These memorials are written for various Quaker women, including Hannah A. Jenkins, Mary Allen Hanbury, Hannah G. Field, Mary Mekeel, and Avis Alsop, and give brief biographical information for each woman, and many describe their final moments.

Dates: Undated.

"Hole in the Wall"

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-07-114
Abstract

This collection is comprised of the single volume, anonymously written manuscript, entitled, "Hole in the Wall."

Dates: 1828

Anonymous commonplace books

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-03-004
Abstract

This collection is comprised of seven volumes of anonymous commonplace books. The commonplace books tend to include poetry and religious extracts.

Dates: 1750-1894

Anonymous journal

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-100
Abstract

Diary entries describe attendance at Quaker meetings, testimonies of community members in meeting, attendance at funerals, and religious reflection. The section beginning in 1805 seems to be in a different handwriting, though it is unknown whose handwriting it might be.

Dates: 1784-1820

Anonymous papers

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-950-003
Abstract

This collection is comprised of small, anonymous quaker manuscript collections.

Dates: Undated

Anonymous recipe book

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-11-032
Scope and Content note This collection is comprised of an anonymously written single volume recipe book. The majority of recipes are for baked goods, puddings, and preserves (jams/jellies), and preserving foods like oysters, nuts, tomatoes, cabbage, etc. The volume also includes recipes for dying cloth various colors, household tips like removing ink stains, and recipes for tooth powder, white wash, paint, soap, and treatments for various illnesses. Additionally, this volume includes advertisements and newspaper...
Dates: 1862