Quakers -- Iowa
Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:
Bailey-Wood Family Papers
Foster-Meyers Family Papers
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.
Kaltenbach Family Correspondence
The collection consists primarily of letters written by John E. Kaltenbach to his parents, Edward C. and Ethel Kaltenbach, from Wesleyan University, Yale Divinity School, and while working as the acting director for the Scattergood Hostel for European Refugees in Iowa. Also a small number of letters from his sister, Linda Kaltenbach, while a student at Swarthmore College.
Walter L. Moore correspondence
This collection includes letters received by Walter L. Moore in the year 1922-23, primarily regarding his visit to Iowa Yearly Meeting. Included are letters from Howard T. Jones, Benjamin S. Decou, Carl Patterson, Joseph S. Heald, Walter J. Brown, and Samuel Smedley. Also included are a request for contributions to the Scattergood seminary and a page of notes made by Walter L. Moore regarding his trip to Paullina, Iowa, including the number of members.
Smith family correspondence
The collection contains family correspondence, most received by Ebenezer R. Smith, a Quaker of New York State and Iowa. Of interest is an unsent letter to Orson Squire Fowler, phrenologist and radical author, in which Ebenezer Smith expresses interest in taking Fowler's courses in order to pursue a career as lecturer and phrenologist. Letters from his parents, Barak and Mary Smith, of Springdale, Iowa, and other relations mention farm life and family concerns.