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Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:

Thomas Wistar Brown papers

Identifier: HC.MC-1321
Scope and Contents Correspondence, letter books, diaries, scrapbooks, account books, deeds, marriage certificates, genealogical material, and miscellaneous manuscript and printed items of, or about, Thomas Wistar Brown (1826-1916), his father Moses Brown (1793-1878), his mother Mary (Wistar) Brown (b. 1807), his brother Moses Brown (b. 1829), his wife Mary (Farnum) Brown, his son John Farnum Brown (1873-1894) and others. Under correspondence, there are four letters from Eliza Paul (Kirkbride) Gurney to...
Dates: 1701-1917

Cope-Evans Family papers

Identifier: HC.MC-1170

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.

Dates: 1732-1911

Samuel C. Davis diary

Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-016

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.

Dates: 1807-1809

Lloyd family diaries

Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-043

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.

Dates: 1815-1873

"Some Memorandums respecting my beloved wife Margery Mickle"

Identifier: HC.MC-975-07-065
Abstract The memorandum written by Margery Mickle's husband (name unknown) recounts Mickle's illness with "tumorous pollypus" in the corner of her right eye and her nose. Her husband writes about the series of operations she underwent to remove the tumors, the re-emergence of the tumors after a number of operations, and the doctor's recommendation that they remove her right eye. The manuscript describes Mickle's decision not to undergo the operation to remove her eye, and recounts her final days,...
Dates: 1809

Edward Morrill Pope collection

Identifier: HCS-003-109

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.

Dates: 1886 - 1935

Susanna Sharpless manuscript

Identifier: HC.MC-975-07-084

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.

Dates: 1876

Winston-Clark Family papers

Identifier: HC.MC-1165

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.

Dates: 1814-1900

Esther Fisher Wistar commonplace book

Identifier: HC.MC-975-03-066

The commonplace book of Esther Fisher Wistar includes extracts of poetry, as well as an account of the illness and death of Wistar's mother.

Dates: 1846