Personal and Family Papers A-E
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Allen Family Papers, 1700-1954
Contains the papers of the Allen Family, a Quaker family of Philadelphia and Delaware County, Pennsylvania. Includes correspondence, journals, notebooks, genealogical charts, biographical sketches, memorials, marriage certificates, deeds, and other papers relating to the Allen and related Breidenhart, Casdorp, Gibbons, Hubley, Jacobs, Matlack, and Samuel families. Persons represented include Charles Allen (1776-1843), a Philadelphia druggist, and his son, George Breidenhart Allen (1804-1869), a Delaware County farmer. The Allen family papers contain extensive genealogical material, family correspondence, journals and memorials which provide excellent source material on Quaker family life in the 19th century in the Philadelphia area. Of particular interest are letters from Charles and Rebecca Allen to their children, several of whom were educated at Westtown School.
Call number: RG5/001
John Alston Papers, 1797-1874
John Alston (1794-1874) was a Quaker farmer who lived in Middletown, Delaware. This collection contains his journals (1837 (?)-1847 and n.d.), account books and business papers (1821-1874), and essays by Nathan Lord on slavery and salvation (1797).
Call number: RG5/002
Apgar, Margaret P. Friends House Writings, 1980-1995
Contains collected writings of residents of Friends House, a Quaker retirement home in Sandy Spring, Maryland, and Haviland Hall, its nursing home extension. Margaret P. Apgar, who was a resident for 12 years and visited after she left Friends House in 1991, collected, typed and edited the writings between 1980 and 1994. The collection includes Gleanings, the published collection of residents' work in six volumes, and additional writings by individuals including by Grace Yaukey who published under the same of Cornelia Spencer, Margaret Wells Steer, Grace Nesbitt, and Margaret Birckhead, who published under the name of "Babby," and Mary Buchanan.
Call number: RG5/225
Arnold, Mary Ellicott. Papers, 1888-1970.
Mary Ellicott Arnold (1876-1968) was a Quaker writer and social activist, known for her work with consumer cooperatives. After an unsuccessful farming venture in her youth, Mary Ellicott Arnold and her lifelong companion, Mabel Reed, worked with the Karok Indians in California as employees of the United States Indian Bureau. After a period as chief organizer for the U.S. Employment Service in New York State, she and Mabel Reed were involved in a number of successful cooperative ventures, including cafeterias and an apartment building in New York City, miners' housing in Nova Scotia, cooperative credit unions among lobster fishermen in Maine, and the Tanguy and Cheyney Cooperative Homesteads in the Philadelphia area. She was an early treasurer of the Cooperative League, was very active in the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, and was a member of Providence Monthly Meeting, Media, Pennsylvania. The collection includes correspondence, financial papers, notebooks, reports, and clippings concerning Mary Ellicott Arnold's varied activities. Correspondents include Wallace J. Campbell, Moses Coady, Darlington Hoopes, George Meany, Richard H. Rhoads, and many others.
Call number: RG5/003
Ash, Samuel Shinn. Papers. See: RG5/004, Ash-Schofield Family Papers.
Ash-Schofield Family Papers, 1888-1970.
Samuel Shinn Ash and his wife, Sarah J. Schofield, were prominent Quakers, active in a variety of philanthropic activities, including anti-slavery, peace, temperance, women's rights, and education. Samuel Shinn Ash was born in Philadelphia in 1829, the son of Dr. Caleb and Rebecca Shinn Ash. He was apprenticed as an engineer and machinist and worked in manufacturing. He married Sarah J. Schofield, daughter of Oliver W. and Mary Jackson Schofield, in 1859. This collection consists of family papers, manuscript letters, and memorabilia, largely of a domestic nature. Includes some descriptions of Meetings and religious journeys, of the early struggles of Samuel S. Ash in engineering and business, and references to the Schofield Normal and Industrial School in Aiken, S.C., of which Martha Schofield, one of the correspondents, was Manager. The exchange of letters between Mary S. Ash and her mother, Sarah Ash, describes student life at Swarthmore College in the 1890's.
Call number: RG5/004
Atkinson, Wilmer. Papers, 1881-1948.
Wilmer Atkinson (1840-1920) of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania., was a Quaker journalist and editor and publisher of the Farm Journal. He was active in social concerns, especially suffrage for women. In 1866 he married Anna Allen, and they had three daughters. The scrapbooks in this collection were compiled by their daughter, Gertrude Atkinson (1874-1948). The collection includes scrapbooks containing clippings and memorabilia concerning the Atkinson, Allen, and related families, and a typed copy of a journal which Wilmer Atkinson kept in 1917 concerning the War.
Call number: RG5/005
Margaret Hope Bacon was a prolific Quaker author and social activist. Her Research Papers consist primarily of the manuscripts and files assembled in the process of research.
Call number: RG5/276
Bacon, Francis R. Papers, 1948-1964.
Francis R. Bacon (1878-1965), a birthright Quaker, was Dean of Western Reserve University's School of Architecture. Born in Haddonfield, New Jersey, the son of Samuel Allen and Elizabeth Bacon, he graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in Architecture in 1913. He married Edith Melrose Farquhar in 1915, and in the early 1920's they participated in the AFSC child feeding programs in Germany and Russia. They moved to Cleveland in 1923 and remained there until his retirement in 1953. This collection primarily includes correspondence, notes, photographs, and other materials related to Francis R. Bacon's research on 17th century Quaker meeting houses. Correspondents include Elfrida Vipont Foulds, Isabel Ross, Beatrice Saxon Snell, Henry J. Cadbury, and others.
Call number: RG5/006
Bailey, C. Lloyd and Mary Margaret Bailey Papers, 1980-1991.
C. Lloyd Bailey and his wife, Mary Margaret, visited Korea for a year (1983-1984) under the auspices of the Friend in the Orient Committee of Pacific Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends. They provided guidance and spiritual support for Seoul Monthly Meeting, which they continued through correspondence after their return to the United States. This collection contains the Baileys' correspondence relating to their trip to Korea and their continued correspondence with Korean Quakers. Writings by and relating to Ham Sok Hon, a Korean Quaker teacher, are also included.
Call number: RG5/227
Bailey-Wood Family Papers, 1847-1957.
This collection contains papers of the Bailey and Wood families, including diaries and school lesson books of Edith M. B. Wood and an account book kept by her husband, Herbert W. Wood, a Quaker pastor. Also family correspondence, 1847-1859, primarily to Edith's mother, and a small number of miscellaneous Quaker-related items. Edith Maria Bailey, a Gurneyite Friend, was born in 1877 in Lewiston, Maine. In 1901, she married Herbert Wilbur Wood. Herbert was born in 1881 and served as pastor at Unadilla Friends Church in New York State and New Sharon Friends Church, 1924-1927, in Iowa.
Call number: RG5/250
Baker, Elizabeth Newlin. Papers, 1932-1969.
Elizabeth Newlin Baker was a Pennsylvania Quaker peace activist and graduate of Swarthmore College, Class of 1902. This small collection contains drafts of letters she wrote, miscellaneous correspondence received, and papers concerning the Pennsylvania Job Mobilization Program of the late 1930s.
Call number: RG5/248
Bancroft, Joseph. Family Papers, 1858-1890.
Joseph Bancroft (1803-1874) was Hicksite Quaker and cloth manufacturer from Wilmington, Delaware, who worked for the reunification of the Society of Friends in the 1860's and 1870's. He wrote a number of religious tracts and published a book, A Persuasive To Unity, which he published in 1874. At his death, Bancroft established a trust fund to secure the free circulation of this book among Quakers. This collection includes materials which relate to Joseph Bancroft's writing and other religious activities, particularly to the efforts regarding the circulation of A Persuasive To Unity. His son, William Poole Bancroft (1835-1928), continued to promote its distribution. William P. Bancroft was active on the George School Committee, 1888-1928, and served as Clerk of the Committee, 1896-1919.
Call number: RG5/007
Barton Manuscript. See FHL Manuscript Collection, MSS 009.
Bartram Family. Papers, 1843-1874.
Contains biographical and genealogical materials, a few letters, pictures, copy books and other memorabilia of the Bartram family of Southeastern Pennsylvania.
Call number: RG5/008
Bassett Family. Papers, 1676-1846.
This collection contains deeds, will, land and other property documents of the Bassett, Wright, and other families of Salem County, New Jersey, many of whom were Quakers.
Call number: RG5/009
Battin Family. Papers. See: RG5/010, Battin, Isaac. Correspondence.
Battin, Isaac. Correspondence, 1865-1912.
The collection contains the papers of the Battin family, Quakers from Albany, New York; Omaha, Nebraska; and Swarthmore, Pennsylvania Includes Letter books (8 v.) of Isaac Battin (ca. 1835-1912), containing chiefly family and personal letters, but also business correspondence relating to his employment by a gas company in Omaha, together with correspondence of other family members.
Call number: RG5/010
Baxter, William. Papers, 1840-1942.
William Baxter (1824-1886) was a Quaker businessman who lived in Wayne County, Indiana, and was active in social reform, particularly in the temperance movement. The collection includes correspondence of William and his wife, Mary Baxter (1830-1918), business papers, essays and speeches on temperance and other social reforms, family memorabilia, and miscellaneous materials.
Call number: RG5/011
Bean, Joel. Papers, 1825-1914.
Joel Bean (1835-1914) and his wife, Hannah Elliott Bean (1830-1909), were prominent Quaker ministers in Iowa Yearly Meeting in the mid-nineteenth century when Quaker settlements were expanding in Iowa. Joel Bean was born in Alton, New Hampshire, in 1825. He migrated to Iowa in 1853 and taught school at West Branch, Iowa, from 1850 to 1861. In 1859, he married Hannah Elliott Shipley in Philadelphia. Joel Bean was appointed Clerk of Iowa Yearly Meeting in 1867, and he and Hannah traveled in Europe from 1872 to 1873. The Beans opposed the extremes of revivalism, but declined to join the Conservatives in withdrawing from Iowa Yearly Meeting. After their move to California, they joined a group of Friends who were initially affiliated with Iowa Yearly Meeting. They helped to form the College Park Association of Friends. However, Joel and Hannah were deposed as ministers by Iowa Yearly Meeting in 1893 and disowned in 1898. This action caused a strong reaction among Quakers outside of Iowa Yearly Meeting, particularly among English Friends. The Beans were subsequently received by New England Yearly Meeting as members and ministers.
The Bean Papers consist primarily of the writings and correspondence of Joel Bean, although some material by Hannah Bean is also included. Joel Bean's writings include accounts of the Iowa separations, sermons, religious writings, school lessons, poetry, historical writings, memorials, and personal reminiscences. Over 1600 letters and 57 volumes of diaries complete the collection.
Call number: RG5/012
Bettle Family. Papers, 1800-1955.
The Bettle family were prominent 19th century Quaker merchants in Philadelphia. Samuel Bettle, Sr., was Clerk of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting at the time of the Separation in 1827. Samuel Bettle, son of Samuel and Sarah of Philadelphia, married Jane Temple, daughter of Thomas and Jane, in 1802 at Kennett meeting house. They had at least five children, among whom was Samuel, Jr.; the latter also was a Quaker minister and married Mary Ann Jones in 1831. The collection includes correspondence, biographical clippings, business records, and other papers of Samuel Bettle and his family. Correspondents include William Savery, Jesse Kersey, Stephen Grellet, and other prominent Friends.
Call number: RG5/013
Bettle, Samuel. Family Papers. See RG5/013, Bettle Family Papers.
Biddle Manuscripts. See Biddle Family Papers, RG5/177
Biddle Family Papers, 1793-1951.
This collection contains the papers of Philadelphia Quaker Owen Biddle (1737-1799), his son, Clement Biddle (1778-1856), and numerous descendants. Owen Biddle, a scientist and merchant, served as Deputy Forage Master General during the American Revolution. He became a member of the Free Quakers, but in 1783 he was reinstated in Philadelphia Monthly Meeting and helped in the founding of the Westtown School (1799). Owen Biddle's papers, 1772-1793, (Series 1) include correspondence, and journals, some of which relate to his Revolutionary War activities. Three of his letterbooks, 1778-1779, have been microfilmed.
The collection contains correspondence, journal, letterbooks, and account books, together with other manuscript material reflecting the social and cultural life and religious activities of a prominent Quaker family of Pennsylvania and Delaware. Papers of Lucy Biddle Lewis (1861-1941) are important for association with the women's suffrage movement and for early activities of the American Friends Service Committee. Other names represented in the collection are Jane Addams, Emily Greene Balch, Clement Biddle, Clement Miller Biddle, William C. Biddle, Dorothy Biddle James, Henry Hollingsworth, Thomas Mifflin, Thomas Parke, Thomas Richardson, Lydia Biddle Rickman, and Ann Biddle Stirling.
Call number: RG5/177
Blom, Dorothea Johnson. Papers, 1961-1975.
Dorothea Johnson Blom (1911-1991) was a Quaker writer, artist, and teacher. She became a member of the Society of Friends in 1937 at Chappaqua Monthly Meeting, subsequently transferring to Purchase Monthly Meeting. She co-authored nine books and taught courses at Pendle Hill and other schools in art history and art appreciation with an emphasis on the Jungian concept of growth and spiritual needs. The collection contains her letters to her friend Liza B. (Betty) Lewis, 1961-1975, reflecting her interest in spiritual, art, and social concerns as well as teaching and family matters. There are also a small amount of published writings and course material.
Call number: RG5/241
Blood, Robert O. and Margaret C. Blood. Papers, 1942-1999
Robert O. and Margaret C. Blood were active Quakers, members of Ann Arbor Monthly Meeting, MI. The collection contains primarily the papers of Margaret Blood, including correspondence, writings, journals (mostly fragments) after about 1960. There are also some writings by Robert Blood including student papers and articles for periodicals, as well as material on their joint counseling workshops and papers concerning their son, Peter Blood, and the draft during the Vietnam era.
Call number: RG5/263
Bond, Elizabeth Powell. Papers, 1856-1958. [bulk 1888-1925].
Elizabeth Powell Bond (1841-1926) was the first Dean of Women at Swarthmore College, Pennsylvania, a position she held from 1890 to 1906. A birthright Quaker and lifelong member of the Society of Friends, she played an important role in the development of coeducation at the College. Born in Dutchess County, New York, Elizabeth Macy Powell married Henry Herrick Bond in 1872. Her husband died in 1881, leaving her with a young son. After serving for four years as Matron of Swarthmore College, Elizabeth Powell Bond was appointed as its Dean in 1890; she retired in 1906. The collection includes correspondence (1860-1926), diaries and journals (1856-1925), business papers, speeches and articles, pictures, and memorabilia. Correspondents include Louisa M. Alcott, Ellen Emerson, Hannah Clothier Hull, William Lloyd Garrison, and others.
Call number: RG5/014
Bourne, Howard J. Papers, 1947-1963.
Howard J. Bourne (b. ca. 1890, d. ca. 1963) was a Quaker author from Portland, Indiana, who wrote for Friends Intelligencer and Friends Journal, The collection contains correspondence and writings, many relating to Quakers. Correspondents include Francis Bowditch, Teresina R. Havens, Willard Heiss, Jane P. Rushmore, and J. Barnard Walton.
Call number: RG5/015
Bourne, John H. Robbins Family Papers, 1849-1934.
This small collection concerning the Robbins family, Quakers who owned the historic Seven Stars Tavern property in Salem County, New Jersey, was compiled by John H. Bourne. The Robbins family purchased the tavern about 1805, and the property remained in the family until it was purchased by John H. Bourne in 1927. The Robbins family belonged to Pilesgrove Monthly Meeting (Hicksite), which in 1928 became Woodstown Monthly Meeting. The collection contains some genealogical information on the Robbins family and correspondence and articles concerning the Seven Stars property, as well as poetry, prose, and a diary (1875) of Annie Lawrie Robbins (1828-1916), the unmarried Robbins daughter who kept house in the Seven Stars homestead, and other family material.
Call number: RG5/130
Branch, Benjamin Harrison. Papers, 1853-1992 [bulk 1977-1992].
Benjamin H. Branch, Jr. (1919-1993), son of Benjamin H. and Rachel Neill Hoge Branch of Loudoun Co., Virginia, was a birthright Quaker and member of Goose Creek United Meeting. He was active in the Friends Meeting of Washington, serving as Historian. The collection contains personal papers and materials relating to the Conference of Friends in America. Series 1 contains genealogical information and Hoge family letters. Series 2 includes materials on the Conference of Friends in the Americas, held in Wichita, Kansas, in 1977, with related correspondence, 1977-1992.
Call number: RG5/176
Branson-Jackson Family Papers, 1794-1962.
Anna M. Jackson and her daughter, Anna M. (Jackson Branson) Theiss, were Quaker activists in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Anna M. Davis was born in 1848 in New York and married William M. Jackson in 1869. She was very involved in reform activities in New York City. Her daughter, Anna Morris Jackson, was born in 1881. The latter attended Swarthmore College for two years and in 1909 earned a B.S. in Education from Columbia University. In 1910, she married Charles Fox Branson and moved to Ohio. The Bransons and their only surviving child, Anna Florence Branson, moved back east to Philadelphia in the early 1920's, where Anna was involved in Green Street Monthly Meeting, Friends General Conference, and helped to organize the Inter-Racial Committee of Philadelphia. Anna and Charles were divorced in 1939, and she married Dr. Lewis E. Theiss of Bucknell University.
The collection contains correspondence, journals, and memorabilia of Anna M. Jackson and her daughter, Anna M. Theiss. It also includes related materials of the Davis, Price, Jackson, and Fox families, as well as some correspondence of William M. Jackson and memorabilia of Anna F. and Myron Lewis Boardman. There are significant materials relating to prison reform, women's suffrage, peace, and equal rights for African-Americans in New York City in the late 19th century, Quaker activities throughout the period, the Schofield Normal and Industrial School in the late 19th century, and Swarthmore College in the 1890's and the 1930's. Correspondents include Mrs. Sarah J. Bird, Samuel J. Barrows, Kate Bond, Joel Bean, Elizabeth Powell Bond, William W. Birdsall, Cornelia Bowen, Antoinette Blackwell, Ellen Collins, Anna J. Cooper, Grace H. Dodge, W.E.B. DuBois, Phebe A. Hanaford, Cornelia Hancock, Josephine Shaw Lowell, Jacob A. Riis, Belle de Rivera, Theodore Roosevelt, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Margaret Schofield, Fanny G. Villard, Stephen Samuel Wise, and Booker T. Washington.
Call number: RG5/016
Brantingham-Stratton Family Papers, 1797-1937.
This collection contains papers, in part typed transcriptions, concerning the Brantingham and Stratton families, Quaker families of England and Ohio. It contains correspondence, biographies, genealogical data, wills, and pictures. Includes correspondence and transcript of sea journal (1798-1799) of George Brantingham (1770-1845), an English Quaker who emigrated to Philadelphia and by 1821 had settled in Salem, Ohio. Correspondents include members of Brantingham's family in England, including his brothers, John Brantingham (1768-1823), Joseph Brantingham (1754-1832), and William Brantingham (1756-1840).
Call number: RG5/017
Brey, Jane W.T. Collection of Family Findings, 1682-1894.
Jane W. T. Brey (Jane Watson Taylor Brey, 1895-1982) was a genealogist. This collection chiefly contains photoprints of deeds, wills, marriage certificates and genealogical charts and pictures, relating to the Taylor, Wildman, and Watson families, Quakers of Bucks County, Pa.
Call number: RG5/018
Bringhurst, James. Collection of Bringhurst Family Correspondence, 1780-1811
Contains the collection of Bringhurst family letters in two groups. The first group was collected by C. Marshall Taylor and contains correspondence, 1780-1806, of Philadelphia Quaker businessman, James Bringhurst. These include letters received by James Bringhurst (1730-1810) from John Murray (1758-1819) of New York City which reveal the corrrespondents' concern for education, preventing poverty, prison reform, and improving the condition of Indians. The letters of James Bringhurst are generally religious in tone, and he corresponded with family as well as prominent friends including John Dickinson, Job Scott, Nathan Hunt, James Pemberton, Jesse Kersey, Lindley Murray and Moses Brown. Of particular interest are his descriptions of life in Philadelphia and the conditions of free blacks, as well as Quaker religious and social concerns and visits from traveling ministers. The collection also includes typed transcripts and indexes created by the collector.
The second group contains primarily affectionate letters from Joseph Bringhurst, the brother of James, to his niece, Elizabeth Foulke while she was traveling in the ministry. The letters deal with family concerns and Philadelphia life and customs. Mention is made of many prominent Quakers, outbreaks of yellow fever, and concern for the stresses of his niece's life in the ministry. This group also includes letters from Elizabeth Foulke to a friend, Ruth Rutter, and from James Bringhurst to his niece.
Call number: MSS 046
Brinton, Joseph. Family Papers, 1758-1931
Joseph Brinton(1828-1917), an outspoken member of the Society of Friends from southeastern Pennsylvania, was active in the Wilburite schisms in the 1850s and 1860s. His family papers include his own journals, as well as his extensive correspondence and that of his two wives, Mary H. Brinton and Anna H. Brinton.
Call number: RG5/233
Brooks Family Papers, 1790-1992
The Brooks Family Papers contain extensive correspondence, diaries, and other papers from multiple generations of the Buck, Butler, and Brooks families of New England and the Mid-West and the Kerner family of Delaware. Prominently represented are Morgan Brooks (1861-1947), a professor of engineering, and his wife, Frona Marie (Brooks) Brooks (1861-1947). One of their children, Charles Franklin Brooks (1891-1958), became a member of the Society of Friends shortly after marrying Eleanor M. Stabler (1892-1986) in 1914. Their daughter, Barbara Brooks (1922-2007), married Edward H. Kerner, and she was active in Quaker concerns, particularly peace. Also included in this collection are business, legal, genealogical, and professional papers of family members.
Call number: RG5/252
This collection contains material collected by Anna Pettit Broomell and primarily consists of the writings and correspondence of Broomell, Dorothy Canfield Fisher, and Sarah Cleghorn.
Call number: RG5/278
Broomell, Anna Pettit. Papers. See RG5/019, Broomell-Pettit Family Papers.
Broomell-Pettit Family Papers, 1797-1919.
This collection contains papers and relics collected by Anna Pettit Broomell concerning Quaker families of Columbiana County, Ohio, and Salem County, New Jersey. It includes family correspondence, accounts, albums, school copybooks, notebooks, piece book, almanacs, clippings, printed material, and memorabilia of the Pettit, Hussey, Griffith, and related families. Includes letters from Hannah G. Pettit of Columbiana County, Ohio, to her sister, Hester G. Hussey and from David Pettit to his family in 1873 while on a tour of Indian reservations in Nebraska, as well as a letter from James Baldwin to Anna Pettit Broomell concerning the book, In My Youth.
Call number: RG5/019
Brosius, Lewis Walton. Genealogical Notes and Data, 1856-1930.
Lewis Walton Brosius (1856-1930) was a Hicksite Quaker teacher, businessman and genealogist from Wilmington, Delaware. This collection contains the materials collected by Brosius for his book Genealogy of Henry and Mary Brosius and their descendants with other historical matters connected therewith.
Call number: RG5/020
Bunting, Morgan. Genealogical Research Papers, ca. 1710--1938.
Morgan Bunting (1863-1929) was a member of the Society of Friends in Darby, Pennsylvania, and a descendent of Samuel Bunting, Sr., (1692-1759) who emigrated from England in the early eighteenth century. An architect by occupation, Bunting had an avid interest in Darby history and genealogy. Much of his later life was spent conducting research on the history of the Bunting family and related Quaker families in the Darby area. The collection includes correspondence and genealogical papers concerning the Sellers, Cadwallader, Bartram, and Coleman families. There are also some original documents concerning the Bunting family, including deeds, wills, and an acknowledgment of Samuel Bunting to the Darby Monthly Meeting (1755), as well as a letter from William Poole to Edward Garrigues, 1825.
Call number: RG5/255
Bunting, Samuel J. Family Papers, 1789-1941.
Samuel J. Bunting, Jr., (1889-1966) was a birthright Hicksite Friend descended from a family that was associated for many generations with the Society of Friends in Pennsylvania and, in particular, Darby Monthly Meeting. A graduate of Swarthmore College and banker by profession, he was interested in genealogy and worked over a long period of time to compile family records. Included is material on the Bunting, Ridgways, Andrews, and Lloyd families as well as original documents, such as the correspondence of Josiah Bunting, Quaker minister, and others, and the genealogical manuscript written by Martha Bunting in 1934. The collection illustrates the correspondence and related materials which sometimes descended in Quaker families with deep roots in America.
Call number: RG5/021
Bunting Family Papers, 1739-1957.
The Bunting family was a Pennsylvania Quaker family, closely associated with Darby, Pennsylvania, and Darby Monthly Meeting. The Bunting family had many branches descending from the ten children of Josiah and Sarah (Hunt) Bunting; Josiah Bunting (1734-1813) was a minister and elder of Darby Monthly Meeting. One of his sons, Josiah (1773-1863) married Sarah Sellers. His son, Joseph (1830-1890) married Elizabeth Spencer Miller (1833-1905), a descendent of the Miller and McIlvain families, also Pennsylvania Quakers. The collection contains business and estate papers, correspondence, and genealogical and related materials which descended in the family of Joseph and Elizabeth Spencer (Miller) Bunting. Of particular interest is a letter from Quaker minister, John Jackson (1809-1855) expressing his religious views.
Call number: RG5/220
Bye Family. Papers, 1685-1931.
See also: RG5/023. Contains papers of Quakers of Delaware and southern Chester County (Pa.), particularly members of the Bye, Jenkinson, Passmore, Speakman, and Smith families. E. Mortimer Bye, son of Amos and Deborah Paxson Bye of East Nottingham, was born in 1818. He married Phebe Pusey, daughter of Andrew Moore and Judith Wilson Passmore in 1843. E. Mortimer Bye was a schoolteacher and mineralogist successful in quarrying and in mining chrome. His eldest son, Pusey Passmore Bye, was born in 1846 and married Caroline, daughter of Thomas Harlan and Anna Jenkinson Speakman of Philadelphia in 1872. The collection includes correspondence, business records, photographs, and memorabilia of E. Mortimer and Pusey Passmore Bye, Thomas Jenkinson, Thomas H. Speakman, and Nathaniel Smith. Also includes accounts of Phebe Thomas who died at the age of 104 in Chester County (Pa.) and had witnessed the Battle of Brandywine as a child.
Call number: RG5/022
Bye (M. Harlan) Papers. See RG5/022, Bye Family Papers.
Bye, Arthur Edwin. Genealogical Materials, [ca. 1940]-1956.
Contains papers compiled by Arthur Edwin Bye, Quaker genealogist and local historian. Includes genealogical files on the Bye and related families of Bucks County, Pennsylvania, and Cecil County, Maryland. His research culminated in the publication in 1956 of the book History of the Bye Family and some allied families.
Call number: RG5/023
Bye, Mary. Papers, 1966-[on-going].
Mary (Du Bois) Bye, Quaker peace and social activist and member of Doylestown Monthly Meeting of Friends in Pennsylvania, was born in 1913. This collection consists of the papers relating to Mary Bye's political activity. It includes correspondence, notes, clippings, and other files concerning peace and justice issues. Includes material on Daniel Berrigan, Robert Whittington Eaton, the Plowshares Eight, Vietnamese conflict, Continental Walk for Disarmament, corporate divestiture, Central American refugees, and many other issues. Correspondents include Noam Chomsky, Alexander Calder, Theodore Friend, Kai Yutah Clouds, Fr. Paul Kabat, and others.
Call number: RG5/024
Cadbury, Richard Tapper. Papers, 1799-1924.
Richard Tapper Cadbury (1853-1929) was a Quaker businessman, teacher, writer, and art connoisseur. He was born in 1853, the son of Richard and Lydia Shinn Cadbury. He married Helen Nathans in 1884 and died in 1929. His mother's brother, Earl Shinn, Jr., (1838-1886) was a well-known art critic. The collection contains correspondence and memorabilia of the Cadbury, Comfort, Haines, and Shinn families. The letters give a detailed picture of life in Philadelphia Quaker families of the mid 19th century, and of the hardships of those who participated in the California gold rush. Also includes the journal of Richard Tapper Cadbury while he was a student at Haverford College and the correspondence of Cadbury's uncle, Earl Shinn, Jr., art critic for The Nation, with Thomas Eakins, William Chase, John Sartain, B.C. Champney, and William T. Richards.
Call number: RG5/025
Camp, William P. Papers, 1936-1993.
William P. Camp (1917-1999) was a Quaker psychiatrist, particularly concerned with ethics in the mental health field and very active in his profession in Pennsylvania and on Quaker boards. He was married to peace activist Kay Camp who served as president of Women's International League for Peace and Freedom. The papers chronicle his life, especially his professional and volunteer activities. Camp served as superintendent of Norristown State Hospital, director of Friends Hospital, and commissioner of Mental Health for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. He also served as president of the Pennsylvania Psychiatric Society and the Ethics Committee of the American Psychiatric Association.
Call number: RG5/244
Campbell, Helen. King Family Papers, 1733-1878 (bulk).
The King family was a Quaker family of Rhode Island and New York. The collection contains genealogical and miscellaneous family papers of the Kings and the related Buffum and Bowne families. Helen Campbell (born 1879) was the daughter of Horatio Nelson and Mary King (Buffum) Campbell of Providence, Rhode Island. On her maternal side, she was descended from John Bowne (1627-1695), early Quaker of Flushing, New York, and from Joseph and Ann King, Quakers from Newcastle, England. Her grandparents were Benjamin and Eleanor (King) Buffum.
Call number: RG5/226
Carroll, Kenneth L. Papers, 1953-2006.
Kenneth Carroll was a professor of Religious studies at Southern Methodist University in Dallas beginning in 1952. He also spent a sabbatical at Haverford College as the T. Wistar Brown Fellow in 1969 and 1970 and retired to Easton, Maryland, in 1986. Carroll is a recognized authority on the history of the Society of Friends on the Eastern Shore of Maryland and Virginia and has written widely on this and other subjects. Collection primarily consists of correspondence related to Carroll's research and publications, but also includes writings and miscellaneous papers.
Call number: RG5/287
Chapman, Mariana Wright. Family Papers, 1808-1983
Mariana Wright Chapman was a prominant New York Quaker suffragist. The collection includes correspondence received while she was active in suffrage activities in New York State, 1893-1900, family letters, particularly between Mariana and her husband, Noah, and the correspondence of the Wrights, the Chapmans, and of her son, A.Wright Chapman. The collection also includes Mariana's journals from 1895-1900, that of Caroline Willets, 1842-1846, and as well as suffrage memorabilia, family copybooks and albums, and financial records, including an account book of the Manhasssett Association of Relief, 1861-1871.
Call number: RG5/260
Clark, Rebecca Timbres. Papers, 1853-1999 [bulk 1920-1990].
Rebecca Timbres Clark (1896-2000) was a Quaker nurse and social worker. The collection contains correspondence, journals (1921-22), biographical data, articles, speeches, reviews, poetry, pictures, and memorabilia, relating chiefly to relief work in eastern Europe, and especially Poland and Russia, undertaken by Clark and her first husband, Harry Garland Timbres, a Quaker physician, under the auspices of the American Friends Service Committee. The collection also includes material relating to Clark's later medical and social work in India, where she served in a school founded by Rabindranath Tagore, and in Hawaii, as well as later correspondence concerning her work with Friends World Committee and Friends Hall, Fox Chase. Correspondents include Charles Freer Andrews and Horace Alexander.
Call number: RG5/026
Clarke, Eleanor Stabler. Family Papers, 1950-1979.
Eleanor Stabler Clarke (1896-1995), a birthright Quaker, was active in the American Friends Service Committee and other Quaker organizations, and served on the Swarthmore College Board of Managers from 1935-1971. She was the daughter of Charles M. and Ida Palmer Stabler, and in 1918 she married William Anderson Clarke, Sr. Her sister, Cornelia Stabler Gillam (1898-1979) was active in the theater and performed for the U.S.O. in 1945 and 1946. The collection includes a genealogy with stories and photos compiled by Eleanor Stabler Clarke (1896-1995) titled "A Goodly Heritage," and writings by Cornelia Stabler Gillam (1898-1979) including her one-woman dramatic biography "Charlotte Bronte," which she first performed in 1957, and "European and Veterans Hospitals Via USO," given as lectures in 1945 and 1946.
Call number: RG5/185
Cleghorn, Sarah Norcliffe. Papers, 1910-1955. See RG5/278, Broomell-Cleghorn-Fisher Papers.
Clement, Louise K. Papers. See: FHL Picture Collection.
Codding, Ichabod. Papers, 1830-1866.
Ichabod Codding, a Congregational minister, was active in the anti-slavery movement. He was born in New York and attended Middlebury College. He moved to the Midwest in 1842 and was involved in politics in Illinois. The collection contains biographical materials, manuscript sermons, speeches, and notes, correspondence received (1830-1866), publications, and reference materials of Ichabod Codding. Includes information on abolition, John Brown, Owen Lovejoy, Abraham Lincoln, and Republican politics in Illinois in the mid 19th century.
Call number: RG5/028
Coffin Family. Papers, 1797-1932.
The Coffin family were Quakers of Wayne County, Indiana. Elijah Coffin was born in 1793 in Guilford County, North Carolina., the son of Bethuel and Hannah Dicks Coffin. He married Naomi Hiatt in 1820, and the family moved to Milton, Indiana, in 1824. Elijah worked as a banker, and the family moved for a short time to Cincinnati and then to Richmond, Indiana. Benjamin and Elizabeth Hiatt, Naomi's parents, also migrated to Indiana at the same time, together with Naomi's brother, Mordecai, and his family. Charles F. Coffin, the son of Elijah, was born in 1823 and married Rhoda Moorman Johnson in 1847; he was employed as a banker. Charles F. and Rhoda M. Coffin were active in the peace movement, prison reform, reform of the treatment of the insane, and the temperance movement. He succeeded his father as clerk of Indiana Yearly Meeting from 1857 to 1884. Charles F. and Rhoda M. Coffin's youngest son, Percival Brooks Coffin, was born in 1865. The collection contains family correspondence (1828-1913), journals of Elijah Coffin (1842), Benajah Coffin (1826), and Percival Brooks Coffin (1883-1920), business papers of Elijah Coffin and Charles F. Coffin, and miscellaneous writings. Includes documents and letters pertaining to Charles F., Rhoda M., and Elijah Coffin's prison reform activities and articles concerning the treatment of the insane, Indian rights, and temperance. Also manuscripts having to do with Indiana Yearly Meeting of Friends and the Cincinnati Book Association of Friends. Correspondents include Elijah Coffin, Rhoda M. Coffin, Mordecai Hiatt, and Rufus Jones.
Call number: RG5/029
Coffin-Baxter Papers. See: RG5/011, William Baxter Papers.
Collins, Margaret H. Papers, 1932-2006.
Margaret Hill Collins, a member of the Society of Friends,
was an advocate for integrated housing in the Philadelphia suburbs. These papers
include her writings and poetry, personal correspondence, and the records of the
Community Support Corporation.
Call number: RG5/266
Collins Family Papers, 1797-1937.
The Collins family was a Quaker family of New England and New York City. Abel Collins (1770-1834) was a birthright Quaker and a minister recorded by Hopkinton Monthly Meeting, Vermont. He married Mary A. Wilbur (d. 1858) of Hopkinton in 1790. Abel and Mary Collins had eight children who survived to adulthood. Their son, Abel F. (Abel Francis), was clerk of South Kingston Monthly Meeting. He and his wife, Electa J. Collins, had three sons, Francis Wendell (1845-1887), Clarkson Abel (b. 1853), and Abel Chalkley (b. 1857). All three sons attended Friends Boarding School in Providence, Rhode Island and continued their studies at Brown University. Chalkley Collins practiced as an attorney in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, and Clarkson was a lawyer in New York City. Francis W. Collins moved to Narragansett Pier, Rhode Island, where he taught elementary school. In 1877 he married Alice V. Burdick. They moved to Woodland, California, where Francis operated a nursery business, "Ornamental Trees." They had one son, Francis Winfield Collins, b. 1878. The collection contains extensive family correspondence (1812-1903) which cover a variety of topics, including schools and education, Quaker concerns, topical events of the day, and family life; journals of Francis W. Collins, including descriptions of his student days at Friends Boarding School in Providence; family business and financial papers; miscellaneous papers, photographs, and genealogical material on the Collins and Burdick families.
Call number: RG5/173
Comly-White Family. Papers, 1771-1961.
John Comly, a Quaker minister and school master, was born in 1773, the son of Isaac and Asenath Comly of Byberry, Pennsylvania. He married Rebecca Budd, a fellow teacher at the Westtown School, in 1803. They operated the Pleasant Hill Boarding School on their Byberry farm from 1804-1815. Charles Comly, their oldest son, married Debby Ann Newbold in 1830. Their daughter, Helen Trump Comly, married Howard White in 1886. The collection includes family correspondence, the journal of John Comly's brother, Isaac, other manuscript writings, financial and legal papers, and miscellaneous papers. Also includes the ledger and memorabilia of Pleasant Hill Boarding School and papers of Helen Comly White relating to her student years at Swarthmore College from 1870-75.
Call number: RG5/030
Cooper Family. Papers, 1780-1926.
William Cooper, a New Jersey Quaker and Elder of Woodbury Monthly Meeting, married Sarah Morgan in 1806. They had six children and resided at "Greenfield" in Woodbury. This collection contains family correspondence, wills and marriage certificates, other manuscript and printed materials, memorabilia, and photographs of the ancestors and descendents of William and Sarah Morgan Cooper. Includes historical writings of Howard Mickle Cooper and the genealogical notes of Lucy Smyth.
Call number: RG5/031
Cooper (Bain) Papers. See RG5/032, Cooper-Richardson Family Papers.
Cooper-Richardson Family Papers, 1863-1977.
The Cooper-Richardson collection contains correspondence and family memorabilia from the Cooper family (William E. and Sarah Roberts Matlack Cooper). The Cooper family were Quakers of New Jersey, attending meetings in the Woodbury and Byberry areas. William Evans Cooper (1812-1856) married Elizabeth M. Roberts (1815-1902) at Woodbury Monthly Meeting in Gloucester County, N.J., in 1836. They had 8 children: Annie, Sarah, Mary Kaighn who married Nathaniel Richardson, Elizabeth Roberts, Joseph Morgan, Lucy, William Alfred, and Henry R. Cooper. The collection includes correspondence and family memorabilia of the children and grandchildren of William Evans and Sarah Cooper. Of particular interest is the journal of their granddaughter, Anna C. Richardson, written on her trip to California in 1904, and the writings of Sarah Cooper.
Call number: RG5/032
Cope Manuscripts. See Cope Family Papers, RG5/178
Cope Family Papers, 1792-1877.
The Cope family was a Quaker family of Chester County and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Baltimore, Maryland. The collection contains family correspondence, genealogical papers and legal papers, a journal (1823) of Ann (Shoemaker) Janney, and other papers of the Cope and related Shoemaker, Yarnell, and Janney families. Individuals represented include Mahlon Day, Joseph John Gurney, and John Janney.
Call number: RG5/178
Cronk, Sandra Lee. Papers, 1965-1999.
Sandra Lee Cronk (1942-2000) was a Quaker author who co-founded School of the Spirit, a ministry of prayer and learning under the auspices of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting. Her papers include manuscripts of her published works, numerous unpublished manuscripts, and records of some of the workshops that she gave at Pendle Hill.
Call number: RG5/235
Darlington, Charles J. (Charles Joseph). Papers, 1950-1966.
This collection contains the papers of Charles J. Darlington (1894-1966), relating primarily to the reunification of the two Philadelphia Yearly Meetings, his visits to the Five Years Meeting, and his work on Swarthmore College Alumni Fund. He served on the Joint Committee for Organic Union during the years preceding the reunification of the two branches of the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting in 1955. He subsequently served as Clerk of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends from 1955 to 1960. Since some of the yearly meetings belonging to the Five Years Meeting of Friends were undergoing similar reunifications, he and several other Philadelphia Friends were invited to the Five Years Meetings in 1955, 1960, and 1963; the name was changed in 1965 to Friends United Meeting. Charles Darlington was in the Swarthmore Class of 1915.
Call number: RG5/230
Davidson, Carlisle G. Papers, 1971-1975.
Contains the papers of Carlisle G. Davidson, Quaker editor. Chiefly correspondence and articles, including editorial correspondence concerning the periodical, The Pentecostal Friend, published by the Evangelical Friends Association, a Quaker Pentecostal organization located in Detroit, Michigan, and correspondence concerning the formation of the Elgon Yearly Meeting in East Africa.
Call number: RG5/033
Davies-Gayner Papers. See RG5/048, Robert Heydon Gayner Papers.
Davis, Bainbridge C. Papers, 1960-1993
Bainbridge C. Davis (1910-1993) was a Quaker active in many concerns and organizations. He worked as a Foreign Service Officer, serving in Venezuela, Jamaica, Chile, and Panama. He retired early, at age 62, to devote himself to Quaker causes. He worked to improve race relations and opposed U.S. support for dictatorships. Organizations and committees in which he was active include the Friends World Committee for Consultation, American Friends Service Committee, and Pendle Hill. He was a Philadelphia Yearly Meeting representative to the World Conference of Friends in 1979 and 1991. This collection contains the papers and documents amassed by Davis relating to these various Quaker organizations, including the Friends World Committee for Consultation (FWCC), the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), Philadelphia Yearly Meeting, and Pendle Hill, spanning from 1960-1993. The papers document Davis's work over this 33 year period.
Call number: RG5/212
Martha L. Deed Papers, 1950-1999 & n.d.
Martha Deed is a retired Quaker psychologist who wrote her 1969 PhD dissertation on patterns of religious commitment among Friends. She is a prolific writer, poet, and photographer whose beliefs inform her life and work. This collection includes papers and research materials in two areas, her dissertation and her edited publication, Fritz Kunkel - The Psychology of the Whole Man.
Call number: RG5/285
Dixon-Seeds Family Papers, 1796-1916.
Dixon and Seeds families were Quakers living near Wilmington, Delaware. Collection includes correspondence, albums, school work, and other family papers.
Call number: RG5/034
DuBois, Rachel Davis. Papers, 1920-1993.
Rachel Davis DuBois (1892-1993) was a Quaker educator, writer, and a pioneer in the interfaith and interracial dialogue and intercultural education. This collection contains the personal papers of Rachel Davis DuBois, including correspondence, writings, her work with interracial, intercultural, and interfaith projects, personal logs and notes, and miscellaneous material.
Call number: RG5/035
Eastburn, Margaret R. Papers, 1786-1951.
Margaret Roberts Eastburn (1880-1964) was a Quaker elementary school teacher and principal. The collection contains primarily correspondence relating to Eastburn's career as an educator in New Jersey and Pennsylvania and especially her activities (1905-1921) as teacher and principal at Aimwell school, Philadelphia, Pa., a Quaker school for poor girls. Also included are biographical and genealogical materials, and business, financial, and legal papers of the Eastburn family of Bucks County, Pa.
Call number: RG5/036
Elkinton Family. Papers. 1736-
Contains the papers of the Elkinton Family, a Quaker family of Philadelphia and its vicinity. Joseph Elkinton was born in Salem, New Jersey in 1794. Soon after, his family moved to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Joseph Elkinton married Mary Nutt in 1829 and two years later established a soap manufacturing business which became the Philadelphia Quartz Company. He was involved with the Seneca Indians at the Quaker school at Tunesassa (Quaker Bridge), New York, where his oldest son, Joseph Scotton Elkinton, was born in 1830. The latter was a Quaker minister and involved with the resettlement of the Doukhobars in Canada. Joseph Scotton Elkinton married Melinda Patterson. Their oldest son, Joseph Elkinton, was born in Philadelphia in 1859 and was active in the Society of Friends in the Midwest. He also traveled to Japan and China on religious visits. His children were Joseph Passmore Elkinton, Mary Cope Elkinton, Howard W. Elkinton, and Francis P. Elkinton. Joseph Scotton Elkinton's sister, Mary Elkinton, married the Japanese diplomat, Dr. Inazo Nitobe, in 1891. Joseph Passmore Elkinton married Mary Russell Bucknell in 1909; after Mary's death in 1929, he married Anna Bassett Griscom, a Hicksite minister, in 1931. He was a minister and Overseer of Chester Monthly Meeting (Orthodox). Their youngest son, David Cope Elkinton, was born in 1915. The collection contains correspondence, journals, and other papers as well as reference material and papers on various Quaker concerns.
Call number: RG5/037. Inventory available in repository.
Emlen Family. Papers, 1796-1866.
Contains papers relating to the Emlen family, residents of Middletown, Pennsylvania. Chiefly correspondence (1817-1849) of Sarah Foulke Farquhar Emlen (1787-1849), Quaker minister, relating to her travels to visit Friends' meetings in England, Ireland, New England, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and Virginia, as well as similar journeys made by her husband, James Emlen (1792-1866). Also biographical data, reference materials, and memorabilia. Includes material relating to Westtown School, a Quaker boarding school in Chester County, Pa., where both Emlens taught; the Hicksite-Orthodox separation; and the free produce movement. Correspondents include Moses Brown, John Churchman, Samuel Emlen (ca. 1765-1837), Josiah Forster, Samuel Fothergill, Isaac Hadwen, Thomas Kite, Thomas Shillitoe, Esther Tuke, Joseph Whitall, and John Wilbur.
Call number: RG5/038
Evangelical Friends Association Papers. See RG5/033, Carlisle G. Davidson Papers.
Evans, Edward W. (Edward Wyatt). Quaker Concerns Papers, 1938-1951.
Edward W. Evans (1882-1976) was a Quaker leader and lawyer active in the educational and peace concerns of the Society of Friends. The collection primarily contains papers compiled by Edward W. Evans during his time as Secretary of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting (Orthodox), from 1938-1946. Of particular interest are the materials concerning Civilian Public Service. The collection is significant in its documentation of pacifist attitudes and the ways in which the Society of Friends was active during the Second World War.
Call number: RG5/237
Evans, Joshua. Papers, ca. 1788- ca. 1804.
Joshua Evans, a Quaker minister and abolitionist, was born in 1731 in West Jersey. In 1753, he married Priscilla Collins under the care of Haddonfield Monthly Meeting. About the year 1754, he experienced a religious conversion and thereafter devoted his life to sharing his rigorous interpretation of the Gospel through an ascetic and pious life style and simple ministry. He was acknowledged as a minister by Haddonfield Monthly Meeting in 1759. Evans was a vegetarian and a fervent proponent of the peace testimony, Quaker plainness, and ending slavery. In 1798, he traveled through the southern states condemning slavery in the strongest terms. Returning to New Jersey, he died in July 1798. Evans is representative of the radical, "primitive" Quaker tradition and reflects the diversity of late eighteenth century Quakerism. This collection contains portions of the journals kept while traveling in the ministry among Friends in New Jersey, New York, the South, and elsewhere, mostly in the period 1788-1798. The transcripts of the journal in manuscript are attributed to George Churchman and Abraham Warrington. One volume is considered an original manuscript in the hand of Joshua Evans. Also included are letters, mounted in a letterbook, mostly to Joshua's wife, Ann, by Quakers at whose homes Evans stayed while on his religious visits.
Call number: RG5/190
Eyre Family Papers, 1840-1898.
The collection contains the papers of Isaac Eyre and William Eyre, sons of Isaac and Eleanor (Cooper) Eyre, Quakers of Philadelphia and Bucks County, Pennsylvania. William Eyre (1804-1885) was a Philadelphia architect and builder. His brother, Isaac (1819-1904) was a farmer and promoter of the railroad from Bucks County, Pennsylvania. He was also one of the founders of the George School, Newtown, Pennsylvania, and active in Quaker affairs. The collection contains 18 diaries of William Eyre, 1840-1880, which have been microfilmed, and extensive correspondence of Isaac Eyre to Issac Hicks and others about Quaker concerns, prominent Friends, farming, and railroad projects.
Call number: RG5/179
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