Quakers -- Biography
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:
E. Newbold Cooper / Margaret Hawkins collection
Represents, in large measure, the Cooper and Wills families of E. Newbold Cooper and the Green, Hawkins, and Sharpless families of Margaret Hawkins.
William Bacon Evans notes for the Dictionary of Quaker Biography
Foster-Meyers Family Papers
Overview Contains the papers of the Foster Family, a Wilburite New England Quaker family of Rhode Island, and the Meyers Family, conservative Orthodox Quakers of the Midwest. The families were united in 1924 by the marriage of Henry Cope Foster (1895-1987) of Warwick, Rhode Island, and Thyra Jane Meyers (1898-1984), born in West Branch, Iowa. The collection contains extensive personal correspondence of five generations of the Foster and Meyers families, school materials, diaries, writings,...
William Hobson Papers
William Hobson, 1820-1891, was a Quaker minister and farmer from North Carolina, Iowa, and Oregon. The collection contains chiefly diaries (1859-1891) describing rural life in Iowa and ministerial visits to California, Kansas, Missouri, and Oregon; together with autobiographical fragments and notes for sermons.
Collection includes a postcard album, primarily consisting of postcards from Pennsylvania, and a brief biography of Marmaduke Cope Kimber (July 16 1882- Dec 31 1969) from his birth in 1882 to his marriage in 1912, recorded by his mother, Maria Brinton Kimber (Jan 26, 1860- Apr 16 1931).
Dates: 1882-1912; undated
Nancy P. (Nancy Peel) Speers Genealogical Papers
Overview Nancy Peel Speers (1925-1995) was a leading expert on Quaker genealogy. Married to David Speers (1919-1968), she was a lifelong resident of Swarthmore, Pennsylvania. She was employed as an archivist and staff genealogist at Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College. The Speers' Genealogical Research Papers consist of personal research on the Peel, Speers, and Olmsted families, research on Quaker families, including extensive work done on Cox, Kester, Griffith, and Lloyd families, and...
Dates: 1906-1995 [bulk 1972-1995]