Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:
Letters (with accompanying poetry, acrostics, drawings, clippings, etc.), marriage certificates, photographs, friendship book, estate related papers, account books, and computer disks. Primarily letters of the closely related Quaker families of Cope and Evans of Germantown (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania); other families include Brown, Drinker, and Haines.
Samuel Cole Davis’s diary details his illness with “cancer of the lip,” as transcribed by Steven E. Kagle. Davis’s diary entries include the particulars of his medical condition and the treatments that various doctors attempted to cure the cancer or alleviate pain. Later entries especially focus on his attempt to atone for his sins and seek salvation as he approaches his death.
This collection includes a variety of diaries of the Lloyd family, including three anonymous diaries, one diary written by Mary Ann Lloyd, one by Sarah Lloyd, and one by Susan Lloyd. Diary entries are generally related to religion, Quaker meetings, and social calls. Some volumes includes extracts or poetry.
The collection contains a copy of "Knack and Knowledge", an essay by Edward Morrill Pope. It also contains materials pertaining to his death, including a classmate's recollection of him from 1935 and a written account of his death.
The manuscript of Susanna Sharpless provides a brief biography of Aaron Sharpless and describes his illness and death. The manuscript provides a daily record of Aaron Sharpless's final days, with quotes from interactions with family members and prayers made by Aaron Sharpless on his death bed.
Approximately 500 letters (also a few clippings, poems and other items) of the related Clark and Winston families of Virginia and Indiana. Letters discuss family and friends, the small schools that many members of these families began in the Midwest, as well as comments on politics, slavery, religion, education, the Civil War and friends/family fighting in the Confederate army, and other topics.