Personal and Family Papers F-L
Fager, Charles E. Papers, 1976-1999.
Charles (Charles Eugene) Fager is a Quaker writer, publisher, educator, and activist. Born in 1942, "Chuck" Fager graduated from Colorado State University and attended Harvard Divinity School. After working for the Southern Christian Leadership Conference in Selma, Alabama, he performed Vietnam CO alternative service at Friends World College in 1966. In the mid 1980s Fager started Kimo Press, a small publishing operation, and began to edit A Friendly Letter, an independent Quaker periodical. A Friendly Letter was discontinued in early 1993 after 134 issues. In 1994, Fager joined the staff of Pendle Hill, the Quaker center for study and contemplation near Philadephia, as coordinator of the Pendle Hill Issues Program. The collection includes his personal papers as well as the records of Kimo Press and A Friendly Letter. The author has been deeply involved in current Quaker and social issues, and the collection reflects his interest in Quaker concerns.
Call number: RG5/214
Fell Family Papers, 1819-1885.
The collection contains genealogical data on the Fell family, photographs, memorabilia, and correspondence of Williams and Fell family members. Of interest is a letter describing visits by Elias Hicks to Quaker homes.
Call number: RG5/039
Ferris Family Papers, 1737-1940
The collection contains correspondence, journals and other writings, business and legal papers, and miscellaneous items of the Ferris family of Wilmington, Delaware, a prominent Quaker family. Of particular note are the correspondence and writings of Benjamin Ferris concerning the Separation in the Society of Friends, as well as the journals and diaries of Anna M. Ferris, David Ferris, Matilda Ferris, Benjamin Ferris, and Henry Ferris. Correspondents include William Lloyd Garrison, William Gibbons, Isaac T. Hopper, Joseph Bringhurst, Mary Gibbons, William Poole, Mary Biddle, Joseph Rakestraw, Halliday Jackson, and John Jackson. This collection includes a great variety of family correspondence that reveals much about the life of a Quaker family in Wilmington and of the reform activities of members of the Society of Friends.
Call number: RG5/040
Ferris-Wetherald Family Papers
Contains correspondence, legal papers, deeds, and memorabilia of the Ferris and Wetherald families, Quakers of Wilmington, Delaware, and Lancaster County, England. Persons represented include Benjamin Ferris (1780-1867), of Wilmington, Del., and his daughters, Deborah (1813-1897) and Anna M. Ferris (1815-1890), and Joseph Wetherald (1787-1842), of Wilmington, and his brother, James Wetherald, of Wakefield, England.
Call number: RG5/041
Fisher-Warner. Family Papers, 1684-1924.
Miers Fisher (1748-1819), a birthright Quaker, was a prominent lawyer, legislator, philanthropist, and scientist in early Federal Philadelphia. Benjamin Warner, publisher and bookseller, married Fisher's daughter, Lydia, in 1814. Born in 1748 in Philadelphia, the son of Joshua and Sarah Rowland Fisher, Miers Fisher married Sarah Redwood in 1774. He was among a group of prominent Quaker merchants who were temporarily exiled to Winchester, Virginia, during the Revolution. After the War, he practiced law and entered into a mercantile partnership with his brothers, Thomas and Samuel. Miers also served for a brief time as a Philadelphia Common Councilman and a member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. He retired to his country estate, Ury, in 1805, and died in 1819. Miers and Sarah had sixteen children, only five of which survived him. Their youngest son, Jabez Maud Fisher, was trained as an engineer and worked for a railway company and as a naval officer for the port of Providence; he moved to Denver, Colorado, in the early 1860's to be with his sons who had built a ranch.
The collection contains journals (1804-1819), correspondence (1774-1818), and business papers of Miers Fisher (1748-1819), correspondence and business papers of Jabez Maud Fisher (1801-76), correspondence of Benjamin and Lydia Fisher Warner, journals (1814-21) and correspondence of Joseph Warner (ca.1783-1859), and other materials. Of particular interest are the journals of Miers Fisher during the period of his retirement, his correspondence during the late 18th century, and the letters of Jabez Maud Fisher and his family from Colorado during the early 1860's and from Europe in the early 1870's. Correspondents include Miers Fisher Jr., Jabez Maud Fisher, Joshua Fisher, Redwood Fisher, Sarah Redwood Fisher, Redwood Fisher Warner, Benjamin Warner, Sarah Lewis, Thomas Fisher, Miers Fisher Warner, Lydia Warner, John Warner, Morton C. Fisher, Hannah Price, Sarah Longstreth, Robert Andrews Fisher, Lizette Boyd, Nancy Andrews Fisher, Joseph Warner, and Samuel Rowland Fisher.
Call number: RG5/042
Forbush, Bliss. Papers, circa 1915-1979 [bulk 1920-1979].
Bliss Forbush (1896-1987), Quaker educator, administrator, and author, served as the Headmaster of Baltimore Friends School, Chairman of Friends General Conference, and Executive Secretary of Baltimore Monthly and Baltimore Yearly Meeting. He was born in 1896, the son of William B. and Maud Forbush. He married E. LaVerne Hill in 1915. LaVerne Forbush was born in 1894 and died in 1990. The collection includes scrapbooks containing records of Bliss Forbush's work with Baltimore Monthly Meeting and its Advisory Committee, his work as Secretary of the Advancement Committee of Baltimore Yearly Meeting, as Headmaster of Friends School in Baltimore and as a Representative of the Friends General Conference to the World Council of Churches in 1948. "A Forbush Chronicle" is the three volume typed manuscript of his autobiography, 1896-1976, with additions to 1979. Also in this collection are the manuscripts of his writing, including Elias Hicks, Quaker Liberal, and A History of Baltimore Yearly Meeting of Friends, and notes for Moses Sheppard, Quaker Philanthropist of Baltimore. Correspondence of the Forbush family is included in "The Treasure Chest", 1915-1978. Also includes a small collection of correspondence and papers of his wife, LaVerne Hill Forbush. Corespondents include Jesse Holmes, Paul M. Pearson.
Call number: RG5/043
Forbush, Bliss. World Council of Churches Papers, 1941-1961.
Bliss Forbush (1896-1987), Quaker educator, administrator, and author, served as the Headmaster of Baltimore Friends School, Chairman of Friends General Conference, and Executive Secretary of Baltimore Monthly Meeting. He served as a member of the American Section of the World Council of Churches, 1941-1951, representing Friends General Conference and as a delegate to the first Assembly of the World Council of Churches in 1948. The World Council of Churches was founded in 1938. The Five Years Meeting, Philadelphia Yearly Meeting (Orthodox), and Friends General Conference accepted membership in 1940. Bliss Forbush, served as representative to the Council, 1941-1951, from Friends General Conference. This collection contains primarily minutes, leaflets, and articles printed in Quaker and other periodicals, relating to the World Council of Churches and possible relationship of Quaker bodies to it; together with correspondence of Bliss Forbush and others on behalf of Friends General Conference with the Council's secretariat regarding Council membership.
Call number: RG5/044
Foster, John Henry. Foster-Meyers Family Papers, 1765-2001.
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. Henry Foster was a farmer, and Thyra Jane was a school teacher who, after her retirement, organized the Archives of the New England Yearly Meeting. Both were active members of Providence Monthly Meeting of Friends. Thyra Jane's father was Joseph Elkinton Meyers (1858-1937), a conservative Orthodox Quaker. In 1880, he moved to Barnesville, Ohio, where he became acquainted with members of Ohio Yearly Meeting. In 1931 he moved to Rhode Island to live with his daughter and son-in-law, Thyra Jane and Henry Cope Foster. About 1929 he began to compile biographies on Quakers that he knew from his youth in Pennsdale, Pa., and his many years in Ohio, Kansas, and Iowa. Henry Foster was descended from the New England and Pennsylvania Sharpless and Drinker families. Joshua Sharpless (1746/7-1826) was a Quaker minister, and included in the collection is a journal of a visit to the Indians in 1798. His wife, Edith Sharpless (1743-1787), was also a minister, and the collection includes an account of her ministry and her notes on plainness. Their daughter, Rachel Coope, traveled to New York to minister to the Indians with her husband, 1805-1807, and there is a manuscript copy of an account of her ministry, possibly by her brother, Joshua Sharpless. The collection contains extensive personal correspondence of five generations of the Foster and Meyers families, school materials, diaries, writings, reminiscences and biographies which offer insight into conservative Quaker life in Iowa, Ohio, and New England in the late nineteenth and twentieth century. Also includes extensive records of the Foster family farm in Warwick, Rhode Island, memorabilia, pictures, and correspondence and related papers of John Henry Foster concerning his AFSC service at Friends Rural Center, Rasulia, India.
Call number: RG5/221
Foster-Meyers Family Papers, 1765-2001. See RG5/221, John H. Foster Family Papers.
Fothergill Family papers, ca.1763-1995.
Papers of the Fothergill and related families of Yorkshire, England, and Wilmington, Delaware. Manuscripts include 18th and 19th century letters, essays, and genealogical documents as well as 19th century sketches and watercolors.
Call number: RG5/270
Foulke Family. Papers, ca. 1654-1999 [bulk 1750-1860]
The collection includes family correspondence, business and legal papers, and other miscellaneous materials of the Foulke family of Richland, Pennsylvania. Correspondents include Benjamin G. Foulke and his wife, Jane M. Foulke; his mother, Jane Mather; his brother, Caleb Foulke; the latter's brother, Thomas Foulke; Catharine P. Foulke, a Quaker minister; and Thomas Foulke of Gwynedd, Quaker educator. Of particular interest is a letter from Reubens Peale to Jane Roberts concerning silhouettes and correspondence between Joseph Foulke and George Hatton, a cousin in Indiana, about the Hicksite controversy. Also includes genealogical information on the descendants of Edward Foulke of Gwynedd, and material collected at the Foulke Family Reunion in July 1988.
Call number: RG5/045
Foulke, Eliza Ambler. Research Papers, 1866-1977.
Eliza Moore Ambler Foulke (1893-1987) was a prominent member of Gwynedd Monthly Meeting of the Society of Friends. A birthright Quaker, she married Thomas Albert Foulke (1893-1962) in 1923. Eliza Foulke was interested in local Quaker and family history, and she was very active in Quaker organizations throughout her long life. This collection contains Eliza Foulke's manuscripts and scrapbooks relating to the history of Gwynedd Monthly Meeting. Of particular interest are a history of the Beaumont property which includes genealogies of the Foulke, Ambler, Jenkins, and Beaumont families, and a history and three scrapbooks concerning Gwynedd Monthly Meeting and Plymouth Monthly Meeting in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.
Call number: RG5/200
Foulke, Thomas & Eliza Research Papers. See RG5/071, Barbara Jacobson Research Papers.
Fowler, Albert V. Albert V.& Helen W. Fowler Papers, 1923-1970.
Albert Vann Fowler (1904-1968) and Helen Wose Fowler (1907-1968), who married in 1937, were poets, freelance writers, and managing editors of the literary periodical, Approach. They also founded Ahab Press in Rosemont, Pennsylvania. Albert V. Fowler was a Quaker. This collection is primarily composed of literary manuscripts and publications. Included are materials on Scylla the Beautiful, Landcastle, Two Trends in Modern Quaker Thought, The Fish God, as well as numerous lesser works. Also contains information on War and Civilization, edited by Albert V. Fowler, Approach magazine, and correspondence with Anne G. Sneller, S. Stansfield and Virginia Sargent, Helen Morgan Brooks, and their only child, Albert W. Fowler.
Call number: RG5/046
The Willets family were members of Westbury Monthly Meeting and lived at their farm, Homewood, from the mid 19th century until 1965, Eliza K. Willets, the last resident, was the daughter of Thomas Whitson Willets and Hannah Keese; known affectionately as Aunt Lila, she graduated from Swarthmore College in 1893. Her sister, Anna, married Edward Morgan Lapham in 1908. In 1940, their daughter, Anne Willets Lapham, married E. Wayne Frazer and moved to Pennsylvania.
Call number: RG5/208
Frazier, Elizabeth Pearsall. Family Papers, 1769-1914 [bulk 1807-1848].
This small collection of Quaker family papers appears to have been collected and preserved by Elizabeth Pearsall Frazier (1869-1957) and her daughter, Elizabeth P. Frazier (b. 1902). It includes family genealogy, some correspondence, manuscript writings, financial papers, two wills, and reference material. Included in the miscellaneous papers are printed materials from the American Convention for Promoting the Abolition of Slavery, Friends Boarding School Association, and the Pennsylvania Anti-Slavery Society.
Call number: RG5/120
Freiday, Dean. Papers, 1956-1999.
This collection contains the correspondence and writings of Dean Freiday (b. 1915 ), a Quaker writer and theologian. The papers reflect his wide range of activities in numerous Christian church groups and discussion groups. The correspondence includes leading Friends, such as Arthur Roberts, Douglas Steere, and Larry Miller. His writings include topics specific to the Society of Friends and interfaith issues of ecumenism, ecclesiology, and the sacraments.
Call number: RG5/215
Frost, J. William. Papers, 1973-2004.
Papers of J. William (Jerry) Frost, Emeritus Howard M. and Charles F. Jenkins Professor of Quaker History and Research, Swarthmore College. Jerry Frost taught in the History and Religion Departments from 1973 until his retirment in 2001. He also served as the Director of Friends Historical Library and the Swarthmore College Peace Collection and was instrumental in the establishment of the Peace and Conflict Studies Concentration at the College. The collection includes syllabi and other course materials, writings, and some micellaneous correspondence and other papers.
Call number: RG5/253
Fuchs, Emil. Papers, 1934-1939.
Emil Fuchs (1874-1971) was the first Lutheran pastor to join the Social Democratic Party in Germany after World War I. He was a pacifist and became a member of the Society of Friends in 1925. Six years later he was appointed a Professor of Religious Science at Kiel, but was dismissed and briefly imprisoned by the Nazis. He taught for a year at Pendle Hill in Wallingford, Pennsylvania, after the War, and in 1949 was appointed Professor of Theology at the University of Leipzig. The religious writings in this collection were written mostly in the 1930's and are in mimeographed form. The autobiographical work was revised and published as Mein Leben (Leipzig, 1957-59) and a shorter form was published in English as a Pendle Hill pamphlet, Christ in Catastrophe (Wallingford, Pa., 1949). Note: Predominantly in German.
Call number: RG5/047
Furnas, Elizabeth. Papers, 1928-1967
Elizabeth A.W. (Betty) Furnas was an active member of the Society of Friends who served as a member of the Board of Pendle Hill and was a member of the Women's Problems Group of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting and its sucessor, Philadelphia Quaker Women. The collection includes minutes and correspondence, particularly of the latter, as well as published and unpublished writings and other material.
Call number: RG5/283
Furnas Papers. See RG5/163, Aaron White Papers.
Fuson, Nelson. Family Papers, 1909-1996
Nelson Fuson was a physicist and educator, active in Quaker concerns. The collection contains extensive correspondence and papers concerning his service as a conscientious objector in Civilian Public Service during World War II. As the child of missionaries to China, his hope was to do relief service in China, and many of the papers deal with CPS China Units. However, the China Units were never activated, and Fuson was assigned to camps in Maryland, Indiana, New York, and North Dakota. He also attended a seminar in international administration at Columbia University as part of a "detached" CPS unit, training intended to prepare military and civilians for post-war occupation. In addition to the CPS material, Nelson and his wife, Marian, were active in Quaker concerns including participation in international student seminars sponsored by the AFSC.
Call number: RG5/261
Gayner, Robert Heydon. Papers, 1927-1932.
Chiefly family correspondence, business papers, biographical and genealogical materials, memorabilia, clippings, and pictures, of the Gayner family, Quakers, of Sunderland, England, especially John Gayner (1824-1911), and his brother, Robert Heydon Gayner (1831-1916). Topics include family affairs, various Quaker interests, including the religious welfare of sailors and evening schools for young men, American Civil War, and trips to Europe and Egypt.
Call number: RG5/048
Gensemer, Eleanor Ayres. Collection of Quaker Family Papers, 1729-1930.
This small collection of papers contains legal and financial papers, deeds, marriages certificates, and memorabilia primarily concerning the Bartram family and other Delaware County, Pennsylvania, Quaker families collected by Eleanor Ayres Gensemer.
Call number: RG5/049
George Family Papers, 1681-1887.
John M. George (1802-1887) was a birthright Quaker and member of Radnor Monthly Meeting. The George family came to Pennsylvania from Wales in 1708 and settled in Blockley Township, Pennsylvania. The George family papers include correspondence (1705-1864), other personal papers (1681-1887), business and financial accounts (1734-1887), and estate papers (1714-1883). Of particular note are the estate accounts of many family members and other individuals for whom John M. and Joseph W. George acted as conveyancers and administrators, including Joseph George (1773- 1846 ?), Jesse George (b. 1785), James Malin (d. ca 1859), John Malin Jr. (ca. 1778-1868?), and other members of the Malin family, Miller family, Price family and many others who lived in the Blockley area. The personal papers include journals and day books of Edward George and John M. George as well as marriage certificates, removals, and genealogical notes. Business and financial records include farm and dairy accounts, business accounts, property transactions, and receipts of the George, Malin, and other related families. The collection also includes the plan of East Whiteland Friends Burial Ground, miscellaneous records of Radnor Monthly and Merion Preparative Meetings, and Blockley Township records. The family history is significant because it traces the first two centuries of the history of Welsh Quakers that settled in the "Welsh Tract" of the Lower Merion area.
Call number: RG5/170
Gibbons, Abby Hopper. Papers, 1824-1992.
Abby Hopper Gibbons (1801-1893), daughter of Isaac T. Hopper (1771-1852), was an important figure in many of the reform movements of the mid- and late nineteenth centuries, especially abolition and her work with the Women's Prison Association and Isaac T. Hopper Home. In 1833, she married fellow Hicksite Quaker, James Sloan Gibbons (1810-1892), a member of the New York Yearly Meeting of Friends. Her daughter, Sarah Hopper Emerson, used some of this material as a basis for her 1897 biography of Abby Hopper Gibbons. The collection contains about 1,680 ALsS and related materials. Of particular note is the correspondence sent and received by Abby Hopper Gibbons, including family letters and and related to her work to assist Union Soldiers during the Civil War. Also includes letters from Union soldiers, prominent Americans such as Theodore Roosevelt, Joseph Choate, and Lydia Maria Child, and correspondence reflecting Quaker family life and concerns.
Call number: RG5/174
Gilbert, Dora Anne. Papers, 1893-1958.
Dora Ann Gilbert (1869-1964) was Quaker librarian and genealogist from Chester, Pennsylvania. She graduated from Swarthmore College in 1893. The collection contains biographical and genealogical materials relating to the Gilbert, Strickland, Trego, and allied families, together with memorabilia relating to Swarthmore College Class of 1893.
Call number: RG5/050
Gilbert Family Papers. See RG5/050, Dora Anne Gilbert Papers.
Gillingham, Anna. Papers, 1849-1962.
Anna Gillingham (1878-1964) was a prominent Quaker educator and author. Born in Batavia, Illinois, the daughter of Theodore Tyson and Elizabeth (Heacock) Gillingham, she attended Swarthmore and Radcliffe Collages and earned an M.A. from Teachers College, Columbia University in 1910. She taught at Friends Central School in Philadelphia from 1901-05, was a teacher and school psychologist in the Ethical Culture School in New York City from 1905-36, directed the remedial reading program at the Punahon School in Honolulu from 1936-38, and was a consultant on remedial reading after 1938. She also co-authored a book on remedial training for children with Stillman. She was co-founder of the Orton Society, a national organization promoting research and treatment of language disabilities. The collection includes correspondence, journals and other writings of Anna Gillingham. Also includes the correspondence of her parents, Theodore T. and Elizabeth H. Gillingham. Of particular interest in the latter are letters written by Theodore Gillingham while he was an Indian agent in Iowa and Dakota from 1881-1889.
Call number: RG5/051
Green, Albert Lamborn. Papers, 1869-1934.
Albert Lamborn Green (1845-1947) was a Quaker Indian Agent for the Otoe Agency in Nebraska during the period of President Grant's "peace policy," 1869-1872. The bulk of the correspondence in this collection is comprised of letters written to Green from Philadelphia Friends in regard to gifts in support of Indian work. Later letters written by Green describe from memory the social life and customs of the Otoe Indians. The collection has information on the Otoe language, vocabulary, etc., and also correspondence in 1934-1935 with J. Russell Hayes giving an account from memory of life among the Otoes in the 1870s. Some drawings are included in the collection. Correspondents include William Dorsey, Thomas Garrigues, Benjamin Hallowell, J. Russell Hayes, Samuel M. Janney, Samuel Jeanes, Joseph Powell, John Saunders, George Smith, and Benjamin Stratton.
Call number: RG5/175
Griffith Family. Papers, 1754-1890.
The Griffith family were Quakers involved in the textile industry in the area of Winchester, Virginia, before the Civil War. Aaron H. Griffith was the son of John Griffith of Frederick County; he married Mary P. Hollingsworth in 1830, and they had seven children who survived to adulthood. Aaron H. Griffith was active in the Orthodox branch of Hopewell Monthly Meeting and was an Elder and Clerk of that Meeting. The collection includes family correspondence and miscellaneous manuscripts of the Griffith family, as assembled by Sylvia Dannett who was writing a novel about Aaron H. Griffith's daughter, Harriet Griffith Ellis. Of particular interest are the letters and journal of the latter while she was attending Westtown School in the mid-1850's. Also includes some typescript copies of the same.
Call number: RG5/052
Griscom, Anna Bassett. Papers, ca. 1914-1962.
Anna Bassett Griscom (Elkinton) (1889-1974) was a prominent American Quaker active in the peace movement. She graduated from Friends Central School, Swarthmore College, and the University of Pennsylvania. She served as Executive Secretary of the Friends General Conference, chairman of a committee to organize the Friends World Conference held at Swarthmore College in 1937, chairman of the Friends Peace Committee of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting, and was a founder of the Fellowship of Reconciliation. She married J. Passmore Elkinton in 1931. The collection includes correspondence, speeches and writings, and miscellaneous manuscripts of Anna B. Griscom. Of particular interest is material relating to Woodbrooke, a Quaker study center in England where she worked in 1914, and of the Friends World Conference in 1937.
Call number: RG5/053
Hadley, Herbert M. FWCC Research Papers, 1980-1993 (bulk).
Herbert M. Hadley served as General Secretary of Friends World Committee. He wrote a history of FWCC entitled Quakers World Wide which was published in 1991.
Call number: RG5/269
Wayne B. Hadley (1926-2001) was a family historian whose particular interest was in Quaker history and geneaolgy. This collection includes his extensive files on the Hadley and related families.
Call number: RG5/272
Haines Collection. See RG5/055, Samuel B. Haines Papers.
Haines, Elizabeth Shinn. Papers, 1836-1882.
Elizabeth Shinn Haines (1823-1883) was a Philadelphia Orthodox Quaker. She married Henry Haines in 1845. The collection contains diaries (1850, 1855, 1858-1881) and commonplace books.
Call number: RG5/054
Haines, Samuel B. Papers, 1850-1894.
Samuel Bowne Haines (1834-1915) was a banker employed by the Bowery Savings Bank. He was a member of the Society of Friends (Quakers) and a minister in New York Monthly Meeting. The son of Franklin Haines and Abigail Bowne, he married Rebecca Mifflin Rowland of Philadelphia in 1859. He died in 1913. The collection contains family correspondence (1859-1869), expense book of Samuel B. Haines, and Quaker manuscripts. Correspondents include Rebecca Haines, Annie Caley, and Mary L. Caley. Also includes genealogical and biographical materials on the Haines, Gaskill, and related families.
Call number: RG5/055
Haines Papers (Zebedee). See RG5/056, Zebedee and Anna P.H. Haines Family Papers.
Haines, Zebedee. Zebedee & Anna P. H. Haines Family Papers, 1857-1922.
Zebedee Haines (1843-1923) was a Quaker who was active in the work of the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of Friends and its Indian Committee in the late 19th century. Zebedee was born in New Jersey, the son of Zebedee and Elizabeth Hendrikson Haines of Medford. He entered the Westtown School as a student in 1860 and subsequently served as teacher, administrator, and school committee member until his retirement in 1918. He married Anna P. Harvey, an assistant teacher, in 1870. The Haines family also ran a dairy farm in West Grove, Pennsylvania. The collection contains family correspondence of the Haines family and the diaries of Anna P. Haines (1870, 1881-93, 1895, 1896, 1916). Correspondents include their oldest son, T. Harvey Haines, particularly while he was a student at Westtown School. Also includes letters of Zebedee Haines to his wife, describing his visits to Tunesassa and to native American groups in Nova Scotia with Joseph S. Elkinton in 1903, and of his daughter, Mary Elizabeth Haines, who taught at Tunesassa from 1908-09.
Call number: RG5/056
Hallowell Family. Papers. See RG5/057, Hallowell-Stabler Family Papers.
Hallowell-Stabler Family Papers, 1811-1946.
James S. Hallowell was a Quaker educator in Virginia and also served as Clerk of the Post Office Department. He was born in 1821, the son of James S. and Amelia Bird Hallowell of Abington Monthly Meeting. J ames S. Hallowell moved to Alexandria, Virginia, in 1840. In 1846 he married Margaret Stabler, daughter of Edward and Ann R. Stabler. He taught at the Alexandria Boarding School which was directed by his uncle, Benjamin Hallowell. In 1846 he founded Alexandria Female Seminary and served as its principal until it was forced to close during the Civil War. At that time, he was appointed Clerk of the Post Office Department and Superintendent of the Post Office Building in Washington, D.C.
After his resignation in 1865, he moved to Sandy Spring, Maryland, and served as Principal of Fulford Female Seminary. James S. and Margaret Stabler Hallowell had six children: Edward S., Annie, Alice, Julia, James B., and Florence. James S. Hallowell's brother, Caleb S., also taught at Alexandria Boarding School. The collection contains correspondence of James S. Hallowell, his wife, Margaret Stabler Hallowell, their children, and other family members. Also includes letters of Edward Stabler and his children, poems by Alice Hallowell, lesson books, financial papers, and pictures of Hallowell and Stabler family members. Collection illustrates the life of a 19th century Quaker family in Alexandria, Virginia, Washington, D.C., Sandy Spring, Maryland, and Philadelphia, where several relatives resided. While emphasizing family affairs and domestic life, these papers contain material of interest on education, farm life, observations of the Civil War and the Federal bureaucracy, travel and hunting.
Call number: RG5/057
Hanbury-Aggs Family Papers, 1718-1914.
The Hanbury and Aggs families were prominent English Quakers who were involved in a variety of mercantile and philanthropic activities, predominantly in the 19th century. Daniel Bell Hanbury was the son of Capel and Charlotte Bell Hanbury of Stanford Hill, north of London. He entered Old Plough Court Pharmacy in 1808, under the sponsorship of his uncle, William Allen, and married Rachel Christy in 1824. Their son, Daniel, was also a pharmacologist, and became a partner in Allen & Hanbury's. Thomas Hanbury, the third son, began his career as a silk merchant in Shanghai, and in 1867 purchased an old villa at Mortola on the road to Ventimiglia in northern Italy. He pursued botanical research, and his gardens were visited by royalty. Thomas Hanbury was knighted in 1901 for his philanthropy. Daniel Bell Hanbury's only daughter, Anna Christy Hanbury, married Thomas Aggs, the son of Henry and Mary Gibbins Aggs in 1861.
The collection contains correspondence, journals, business and financial papers, and other miscellaneous material. Includes Daniel Bell Hanbury's journals of his travels with William Allen, prominent English Quaker and abolitionist, to France and Germany in 1817 and 1822, as well as a visit with Czar Alexander at the Congress of Verona, and Anna Hanbury's journals of her trip to Bristol with observations on glass and pottery manufacture in 1815. Daniel Bell Hanbury's letter books, 1860 -70, include copies of his correspondence with his son, Thomas Hanbury, a silk merchant in Shanghai, concerning China trade and events in the Far East. The papers of Thomas and Anna Christy Hanbury Aggs includes family correspondence and journals; of particular interest are the letters of Anna to her parents during a trip to Italy and France in 1860. Correspondence of Henry and Mary Gibbons Aggs and the 1815 European travel journals of Henry Aggs, are also noteworthy.
Call number: RG5/058
Harris, Dorothy. Papers, 1927-1959.
Dorothy Harris (1902-1972) was a Quaker librarian, archivist, scientific illustrator. This collection contains correspondence, articles, scientific drawings, and course, research, and reference notes relating to Dorothy Harris's activities as librarian and archivist at Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College and as a Quaker researcher. Includes correspondence relating to her work in London, England, as part of an exchange of Quaker librarians in 1947.
Call number: RG5/216
Harvey, Francis A. Diaries, 1928-1942, 1962-2001
This collection contains 18 diaries/daybooks kept by Francis A. Harvey, a birthright Quaker born 1905 in Wichita, Kansas. Harvey lived in many parts of the United States as part of his work for the S.S. Kresge Company. Contains an autobiographical essay by Francis and Elsie Harvey and the diaries of Francis A. Harvey which detail his everyday life beginning in 1928 at the age of 23. Of interest are the travel diaries, particularly the trip to Japan, Hong Kong, Southeast Asia and Africa the winter of 1970-1971 which included visits to missionary friends.
Call number: RG5/246
Harvey Family Papers. See Leonard, Dorothy Harvey
Haviland Family Papers, 1754-1931.
James S. Haviland, a birthright Quaker, was born in 1849, the son of William F. and Sarah Ann (Carpenter) Haviland of Purchase Monthly Meeting (N.Y.). In 1874 he married Elizabeth Griffen, daughter of Henry. They had two daughters, Martha G. and Louise E.; the latter married J. Barnard Walton in 1910. The collection contains correspondence, financial, and legal papers, and miscellaneous manuscripts of the families of James S. and Elizabeth (Griffen) Haviland. Includes materials of the related Griffen, Field, and Parry families, especially the correspondence of Seneca Ely and Priscilla Stubbs Parry of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, 1826-67, and of his sister, Rachel Parry Brosius.
Call number: RG5/059
Hayes, John Russell. Papers, 1880-1936.
John Russell Hayes (1866-1945) was a Quaker educator, poet, and Librarian of Swarthmore College, 1906-1927, and Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College, 1927-1935. The collection contains letters received by Hayes, 1887-1936, diaries covering the period 1880-1935, and miscellaneous papers including an album of collected manuscript samples of contemporary poets. The diaries include poetry and cover personal and Swarthmore College activities and concerns.
Call number: RG5/180
Heacock Family Papers, 1773-1928.
The Heacocks were a Quaker family of Bucks and Montgomery Counties, Pennsylvania. The collection includes correspondence, diary, and letter book (1871-1872), of Joseph Heacock (1846-1918), farmer, of Wyncote, Pa., including material relating to his work on a farm in Albion, N.Y., and in iron works in Pittsburgh, Pa., to earn money to pay debts; account book (1836-1877) of his father, Joseph Heacock (1800-1883); papers relating to the teaching activity of his wife, Elizabeth Walker Heacock, and unmarried sisters, Eliza, Annie, Jane, and Martha Heacock, in various Philadelphia area Quaker schools; biographical and genealogical data on the Hallowell, Heacock, Longstreth, and Penrose families; and minute book (1857-1891) of Richland Turnpike or Plank Road Company.
Call number: RG5/060
Hicks, Elias. Elias Hicks Manuscripts, 1779-1948 [bulk 1779-1830].
Elias Hicks (1748-1830) was an eminent Quaker minister from Jericho, Long Island, New York. He was a farmer, partner in a tannery, and had a knowledge of surveying. In 1771, he married Jemima Seaman, daughter of Jonathan and Elizabeth (Willis) Seaman. Hicks was recognized as a minister in 1779 and during the next fifty years, made sixty-three visits as a traveling Friend to meetings in the United States. In the 1820s, a religious controversy within the Society of Friends which focused on Hicks' ministry led to the Hicksite Separation of 1827-1828. The collection includes correspondence written and received by Elias Hicks, sermons, surveyor's drawings, family correspondence, and other papers. Also the original manuscript journals of Elias Hicks, 1748-1822, and the 1828 Ohio travel journal. The papers relate primarily to Hicks' travels in the ministry and to theological controversies within the Religious Society of Friends. Correspondents include many prominent Quakers of his day including William Poole, Valentine Seaman, Edward Hicks, Hugh Judge, David Seaman, Benjamin Ferris, George Churchman, Samuel Rowland Fisher, Edward Garrigues, Jesse Kersey, Emmor Kimber, Thomas McClintock, James Mott, and Nathan Shoemaker.
Call number: Hicks Manuscripts
Hicks Family Papers, 1784-1940.
The Hicks family was a Long Island, New York, Quaker family with extensive connections to prominent members of the Society of Friends. The collection contains correspondence, mostly relating to Quaker concerns, received by Isaac Hicks (1815-1900) and others; genealogical research of Benjamin D. Hicks, and miscellaneous collected papers concerning the Society of Friends and Swarthmore College.
Call number: RG5/282
Hicks, Isaac. Family Papers, 1798-ca. 1956 [bulk 1798-1818].
Isaac Hicks (1767-1820) was a New York Quaker merchant. He established a large fleet of international trading vessels and financially helped to support his cousin, Edward Hicks (1780-1849), the Pennsylvania Quaker folk artist. Isaac Hicks traveled extensively with his cousin, Elias Hicks (1748-1830), the New York Quaker minister. The collection contains primarily the correspondence of Isaac Hicks, including letters from Isaac Hicks to his wife describing religious journeys taken with Elias Hicks; some letters concerning the Separation of 1827-28; and business letters. Correspondents include: John Comly (letters about Edward Hicks, the primitive painter), Elias Hicks, John Murray, Jr., Thomas Rotch, William Rotch, Thomas Sturge. The letters provide insight into Quaker family life on Long Island and the travels of a Quaker minister. Also of interest is a letter concerning the disownments of Isaac T. Hopper, James Gibbons, and Charles Marriott, as well as an anecdote conveying the Quaker attitude towards music in the late 19th century.
Call number: RG5/197
Hinshaw, William Wade. Quaker Meeting Abstracts Papers.
The papers of William Wade Hinshaw (1867-1947), Quaker genealogist of Washington, D.C., consist of notebooks containing abstracts of the records of Quaker meetings in the United States. These form the basis for the unpublished portions of his Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, available in Friends Historical Library.
Call number: RG5/061
Hoag, Joseph. Family Papers, 1813-1864.
Joseph Hoag (1762-1846) was a New York and Vermont Quaker minister who regarded himself as a traditional Friend, opposing both Elias Hicks and Joseph Gurney. He is best known for his "Vision" of 1803 which predicted an American civil war and his Journal, the publication of which in 1860 precipitated a schism at Scipio Monthly Meeting into Otisite and Kingite groups. His wife, Huldah Hoag (1762-1850), was also a Quaker minister, as were many of his ten children. The collection contains the manuscript of Joseph Hoag's Journal, as well as some family correspondence and related papers. Of particular importance are the manuscript journal transcribed by Hoag's granddaughter, Narcissa Battery Coffin, under his direction and correspondence from Huldah Hoag, Joseph Hoag, and Lindley Murray Hoag.
Call number: RG5/199
Hobson, William. Papers, 1851-1891.
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.
Call number: RG5/062
Holcombe, Hadassah Moore Leeds. Diaries, 1904-1977.
Hadassah M.L. Holcombe (1891-1978) was a Quaker educator who was a co-founder of the Friends Council of Education and served as Secretary of the Friends General Conference and Chairman of the Committee on Education of the Friends World Conference. Hadassah Joanna Moore was born in 1891, a member of Sandy Spring Monthly Meeting. She attended the George School and graduated from Johns Hopkins University in 1924. She married Morris E. Leeds, an Orthodox Quaker and member of Germantown Monthly Meeting, two years later. After his death in 1952, she married Raymond T. Parrot, and, later, Arthur N. Holcombe. Hadassah Holcombe taught mathematics at the Germantown Friends School for ten years, and, in addition to her other activities, served on the Boards of Swarthmore College, Antioch, George School, Sidwell Friends, and Haverford College. The collection contains her diaries from 1904-1977.
Call number: RG5/063
Holmes, Jesse Herman. Papers, 1905-1973.
Jesse Herman Holmes (1864-1942), was a prominent Quaker philosophy professor at Swarthmore College, 1900-1937. Holmes was an active participant in AFSC relief after World War I, travelling to oversee work in reconstruction throughout Europe. He was the president of the National Federation of Religious Liberals and an active member of the Socialist party. Collection contains correspondence, biographical data, writings, and sermons. Also audio cassettes of reminiscences of friends, former students, and others, compiled by Albert J. Wahl, and relating to Holmes' life and career as an influential philosophy professor at Swarthmore College (1900-1937).
Call number: RG5/064
Holmes-Webb Family Papers, 1839-1972.
William B. Webb was a druggist and member of Philadelphia Monthly Meeting of Friends (Hicksite). He married Rebecca Turner in 1853. Their youngest daughter, Rebecca St. Claire Webb, married Jessie Herman Holmes in 1892. Holmes was a prominent Quaker, taught philosophy and religion at Swarthmore College, and was active in AFSC relief in Europe after World War I. He also served as President of the National Federation of Religious Liberals and was an active member of the Socialist Party. The collection includes correspondence of the Webb and Holmes families, journals of Jesse Herman and Rebecca W. Holmes, and other miscellaneous materials. Of particular interest is the correspondence between the Holmes during his trip overseas and several letters from S. R. Sharma concerning the early Indian self-determination movement and the work of Mahatma Gandhi from 1930 to 1934.
Call number: RG5/065
Howitt, William and Mary. Papers, 1827-1886.
William Howitt (1792-1879) and his wife, Mary Botham Howitt (1799-1888) were English Quaker writers of miscellaneous poetic and narrative materials for children and adults. The collection contains mainly personal correspondence. Some translations from Swedish are included. There are scattered references to their developing interest in spiritualism after the 1840s and manuscript copies of some of the poems and stories by both Howitts.
Call number: RG5/181
Hopkins, Mary R. Papers, 1936-1998.
Mary R. Hopkins, born in 1928, wrote and spoke on the issue of women in the Quaker faith and community. Much of her research involved ancient religions, art, and the ways that modern women can incorporate ideas from these disciplines into their spiritual life. Her research and lectures led to a video series titled Woman and her Symbols. The collection includes letters and papers relating to her education and career as a social worker in Pennsylvania, art research, lectures, and Quaker activities. Hopkins was active in Women's Caucus for Art, Friends General Conference, Friends Conference on Religion and Psychology, Philadelphia Yearly Meeting, and other Quaker groups.
Call number: RG5/222
Howland, Emily. Family Papers, 1927-1929.
Emily Howland (1827-1929) was a Quaker humanitarian and educator who is particularly known for her work with freed slaves in Virginia during and after the American Civil War. A birthright Friend, Emily Howland was the only daughter of Slocum and Hannah (Tallcot) Howland of Sherwood, New York. She was educated locally and for a brief period in Philadelphia, and then moved to Washington, D.C., in 1857 to teach at the Miner School for Freedmen. During the war she worked at a contraband camp in Virginia, establishing a school and coordinating relief activities. She returned to Sherwood after her father's death in 1881 and contributed time and money toward the maintenance of the Sherwood School. She continued her interest in the education of African-Americans in the South and was also involved in woman suffrage and temperance. Emily Howland never married and died in Sherwood at the age of 102. The collection contains correspondence, journals, other manuscripts, memorabilia, and pictures of Emily Howland and members of the Howland and Tallcot families. Topics covered include education, philanthropy, abolition, and women's rights. Correspondents include Benjamin Howland, Hannah (Tallcot) Howland, William Howland, Slocum Howland, Phebe Tallcot, Richard Tallcot, Thomas J. Tallcot, Joseph Tallcot, Edward Strange, Caroline F. Putnam, John Alsop, and many others.
Call number: RG5/066
Howland-Kirby Family Papers, ca. 1790 - ca. 1973.
Howland and Kirby families were Quakers of Dartmouth, Fairhaven, and New Bedford, Massachusetts. The collection contains primarily transcripts and photocopies of the papers of George Kirby (1794-1882), farmer and local official of Dartmouth, Mass.; his wife, Abigail H. (Smith) Kirby (1825-1895); their daughter, Rebecca (Kirby) Howland (1825-1895); her husband, Weston Howland (1815-ca. 1901), businessman and merchant of Fairhaven and New Bedford, Mass.; and their children, Weston, Jr. (1852-1878), Rachel (1853-1934), and Abby S. (1861-1950) Howland, and Alice H. (Howland) Garrett (b. 1867). Chiefly includes personal diaries (1820-1891) of Howland family members and Abigail H. (Smith) Kirby, containing observations on the weather, trips taken, social activities, and daily and family affairs. Diaries of Weston Howland, Jr., include notes on the arrival of whaling ships in New Bedford and details of a controversy over the New Bedford-Fairhaven bridge; those of Abby S., and Rachel describe a trip taken by Abby to New York, N.Y., and Washington, D.C. (1888) and women preaching at Friends meetings; and diaries of Abigail H. (Smith) Kirby reflect her philosophical and religious life as well as involvement in the Dartmouth Friends Meeting. Also contains correspondence, diaries, poems, property records, and other papers of Weston Howland, his wife, daughter, Alice H. (Howland) Garrett, and his mother, Abigail (Hathaway) Howland (1774-1867); papers of George Kirby including town records (1827-1849) of Dartmouth, Mass., particularly relating to his duties as town treasurer; and genealogical materials.
Call number: RG5/067
Howland-Talcott Family Papers. See RG5/066, Emily Howland Family Papers.
Hubben, William. Papers, 1906-1976.
William Hubben (1895-1974) was a prominent Quaker educator, speaker, editor of Friends Intelligencer and, later, Friends Journal, and author of books and articles in the fields of religion and literature. Before emigrating from Germany in 1933, he had been the editor of the German Quaker Monthly, Der Quaker. Born in Germany in 1895, William Hubben joined the small but growing movement of German Quakers in 1923 and participated in a number of international religious and peace conferences. In 1928 he was appointed principal of one of the largest public schools. His political involvement with the Social Democratic Party caused his dismissal in 1933 by Hitler's government. He emigrated to the United States with his wife, Maria, and children soon afterward, and in 1935 was named Director of Religious Interests at George School in Pennsylvania. He became the editor and manager of Friends Intelligencer in 1943 and remained as editor of its successor, Friends Journal, until 1963, and as contributing editor until his death in 1974. He was appointed by Friends World Committee as Quaker observer to the Vatican Council in 1962. He also taught from 1963 to 1973 at the William Penn Charter School in Philadelphia. His autobiography, Exiled Pilgrim, was published in 1943. The collection contains correspondence (1906-1976), manuscript and published writings (1924-70), editorials, reviews, speeches, notes, pictures and memorabilia, and reference materials of William Hubben. Correspondents include C.F. Andrews, Pearl S. Buck, Henry J. Cadbury, Richard L. Cary, Fritz Eichenberg, Rufus M. Jones, Clarence Pickett, and Alexandra Tolstoy. Topics covered in his manuscript writings include German Catholicism and the rise of Hitler, Jean Jacques Rousseau, Russian Quakerism, Kafka, Dostoevsky, Kierkegaard, Soloviev, Russia, Vatican Council, and many other topics. Part of the collection is in German.
Call number: RG5/068
Hull, William I. Papers, 1843-1939.
William I. Hull, a Quaker pacifist, taught history at Swarthmore College from 1892 until his death in 1939. He was the Librarian of Friends Historical Library and also authored numerous books and articles, particularly on the subjects of Quakers in Holland, William Penn, peace, and international relations. Hull was born in Baltimore, Maryland, attended Friends' schools and John Hopkins University, and married Hannah Hallowell Clothier in 1898. The collection contains correspondence (1900-1939), diaries (1892-1939), published and unpublished writings, papers relating to conferences and committees in which he participated, reference materials, and study and teaching notes. Of particular interest are his notes on the history of Quakerism in Holland, including files on persons and places as well as a translation of the minutes of Friesland Monthly Meeting of Friends (1677-1701), and a two-volume manuscript of his unpublished history of Swarthmore College. His correspondence primarily concerns his peace activities, particularly his efforts toward limitation of armaments and an advocacy of international arbitration. Correspondants include Jane Addams, Devere Allen, Fannie Fern Andrews, Jacob Billikopf, Percy H. Boynton, Thomas S. Butler, Merle Curti, Paul H. Douglas, Anna Griscom Elkinton, Edward W. Evans, Abraham Flexner, Edwin Ginn, Sidney L. Gulick, Henry S. Haskell, J. Franklin Jameson, George W. Kirchwey, Henry Goddard Leach, Frederick J. MacFarland, George W. Nasmyth, Norman Penny, Elihu Root, L.S. Rowe, Joseph Swain, Benjamin Franklin Trueblood, Oswald Garrison Villard, Thomas Raeburn White, Janet P. Whitney, Richard R. Wood, and Stanley R. Yarnell. Organizations in which he was active with which he communicated include the American Peace Society, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, the Church Peace Union, Fellowship of Reconciliation, the Women's Peace Party, and the World Peace Foundation.
Call number: RG5/069
Hunn, Lydia J. Papers, 1881-1908.
Lydia Jones Sharpless Hunn (1818-1911) was a Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Orthodox Quaker, The collection contains diaries (1881-1908), reminiscences (1893), and other family papers.
Call number: RG5/070
Hunt, Elliott Baldwin. See Purdy Family Papers, 1801-ca. 2004, RG5/243.
Hunt, John. Papers, 1770-1828.
John Hunt, a Quaker minister from Chester, New Jersey, was born in 1740, the son of Robert and Abigail (Wood) Hunt. He kept a journal for more than 40 years, recording Quaker concerns and daily events. This collections consists primarily of the manuscript journal, 1770-1800; fragments of 1805, 1806 & 1808; and 1814-1824. There is also an account book, some correspondence received, and other miscellaneous materials. Of particular interest are the visits of prominent Quakers, including Elias Hicks and Jonathan Evans.
Call number: RG5/240
Iden, George. Daybooks, 1859-1898.
George Iden was a Hicksite Quaker farmer of Sherwood, Cayuga County, New York. Born in Pennsylvania in 1820, his family moved to Cayuga County in 1823. He married Jane Elizabeth Cox/Cock (1835-1917) of Rochester Monthly Meeting in 1882. George Iden was active in Scipio Monthly Meeting and served as an Elder. He died 1 mo, 18, 1897. The collection contains thirty-four Daybooks with daily notes on farm life in Cayuga County, N.Y., in the second half of the nineteenth century: crops and livestock, financial accounts, weather, and some personal notes.
Call number: RG5/259
Jackson, Ann P. Family Papers, 1776-1856 [bulk 1813-1856].
Ann P. Jackson (1792-1874) was a Quaker minister of Darby and Birmingham Monthly Meetings in Pennsylvania. Ann Price (Gibson) Paschall Jackson was the daughter of Samuel and Mary (Price) Gibson of Darby, Pa. In 1811 she married Thomas Jacob Paschall, who died in 1819, leaving her with two young children. In 1831, Ann P. Paschall was recorded as a minister of Darby Monthly Meeting (Hicksite). In 1833 she married Halliday Jackson, prominent Quaker minister and member of New Garden and Darby Monthly Meetings. He died in 1835. In 1849, Ann P. Jackson removed to Birmingham Monthly Meeting. The collection contains manuscript diaries, 1813-1833, and a manuscript copy of extracts from her journals, 1813-1856, compiled by her daughter in law, Ann P. (Sharples) Paschall. The diaries concern religious and practical matters. The collection also contains daily memo book kept by her father, Samuel Gibson; a brickyard account of Nathan H. Sharples of West Chester, Pa.; a daily farm diary of Nicholas W. Townsend of Birmingham Monthly Meeting, and legal papers and a science lecture.
Call number: RG5/186
Jackson, Elmore. Papers, 1927-1985.
Writings, correspondence, and other papers of Elmore Jackson (1910-1989), a noted Quaker author and former U.S. State Department official. Jackson was particularly involved in using Quaker principles in the realm of international relations. This collection also includes the papers of his wife, Elizabeth Rose Averill Jackson (1909- ).
Call number: RG5/202
Jackson, Halliday. Manuscripts, 1755-1833.
Halliday Jackson (1771-1835) was a Quaker minister from New Garden and Darby, Pennsylvania. From 1798 to 1800 he joined the Quaker mission to the Seneca Indians organized by the Indian Committee of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting. Shortly after his return from the mission to the Seneca, Halliday Jackson married Jane Hough and moved to Darby, Pa. Following Jane's death in 1830, Halliday Jackson remarried in 1833 to Ann P. Paschall (1792-1874), also a Quaker minister. Collection includes correspondence, journals, copy work in prose and poetry, a history of the Separation of 1828, and papers on Indian affairs. One journal concerns a visit to the Quakers in Ohio in 1816. Correspondents include Benjamin Ferris, Edward Garrigues, David Seaman, Micajah Collins, George Dillwyn, William Poole, Jesse Kersey, Halliday Jackson, John Jackson. The correspondence deals extensively with the Separation within the Society of Friends.
Call number: RG5/182
Jackson, John. Papers, 1827-1849.
John Jackson (1809-1855), son of Halliday and Jane Jackson of Darby, Pennsylvania, married Rachel Tyson (1807?-1883), daughter of Isaac Tyson of Baltimore, Maryland, in 1832. Together they established the Sharon Female Academy in Delaware County, Pa. John Jackson was a Quaker minister and served on the Joint Committee on Indian Affairs. Collection contains correspondence and other papers, 1827-1849. Series I is made up primarily of correspondence and drafts of correspondence between Griffith M. Cooper and Joseph Warner, 1835-1838 and 1843- 1846, circulated among members of the Joint Committee on Indian Affairs. Series II includes personal letters, 1827-1838, from Rachel Tyson Jackson to friends and family.
Call number: RG5/171
Jackson-Conard Family Papers, 1748-1910.
The Jackson-Conard Family Papers include correspondence and other manuscripts of the Jackson and Conard families of London Grove Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania. The primary recipients are William Jackson (1746-1834), a Quaker minister, and his nephew, William Jackson (1789-1864), who served a single term in the Pennsylvania State Senate and was active in the anti-slavery movement.
Call number: RG5/217
Jacobson, Barbara Sprogell. Foulke Research Papers, 1921-1989 [bulk 1987-1989].
Thomas Albert Foulke (1893-1962) and Eliza Moore Ambler Foulke (1893-1987) were prominent members of Gwynedd Meeting. They served for the AFSC in Japan (1949-1950) and were influential in the unification of the two Philadelphia Yearly Meetings in 1956. Collection contains the research papers of Norma Adams Price and Barbara Sprogell Jacobson, authors of a book about Thomas and Eliza Foulke.
Call number: RG5/071
Janney, O. Edward. O. Edward and Anne B. Janney Papers, 1874-1945.
Dr. O. Edward (Oliver Edward) Janney was a prominent Quaker doctor from Baltimore who was active in many of the social reform movements of his time. Born in Washington, D.C., the son of Henry and Hannah Schofield Janney, he first entered the field of pharmacy and then became a physician, graduating from the Medical School of the University of Maryland in 1881 and from Hahnemann Homeopathic College in 1882. He married Anne B. Webb in 1885. Janney was active in the American Purity Alliance and organized the National Vigilance Committee. He worked with the Society for the Suppression of Vice in Baltimore and labored in the causes of temperance, woman suffrage, inter-racial relations, peace, and other reforms. In 1907, Dr. Janney retired from medicine to devote his full time to reform activities. He served as Chairman and Executive Secretary of the Advancement Committee of Friends General Conference and of Baltimore Yearly Meeting and Chairman of the Joint Co-Operative Committee of the two Baltimore Yearly Meetings. The collection contains correspondence (1874-1945), diary (1914), memoirs, speeches, writings, memorabilia and photos of Dr. O.E. Janney and his wife, Anne B. (Webb) Janney, of Baltimore, Md. The papers include his work with various organizations including the Advancement Committee of Friends General Conference, Baltimore Yearly Meeting, and the American Friends Service Committee, and Woolman School. Subjects include education, health, and hygiene of children, morality, peace, religion, and temperance. Correspondents include Anna L. Curtis, Bliss Forbush, John William Graham, Woodrow Wilson, Edward Grubb, Clarence Pickett, Aaron M. Powell, Barnard Walton, George A. Walton, Anna D. Blackburn, S.M. Brosius, Pauline W. Holme, Luther W. Hopkins, Richard H. Hunter, and many others. Anna B. Janney's correspondence primarily concerns women suffrage issues and correspondents include Anna Howard Shaw.
Call number: RG5/072
Janney, Samuel MacPherson. Papers, 1815-1880.
Collection contains the papers of Samuel MacPherson Janney (1801-1880), Quaker historian, education, anti-slavery and peace worker, and superintendent of Indian agencies. It includes correspondence with family and friends, sermons, essays, the manuscript of his journal which was published in 1881 as Memoirs, and manuscripts of some other published writings. Correspondents include John Comly, Joseph Dugdale, Benjamin Ferris, William D. Foulke, Halliday Jackson, Isaac T. Hopper, Horace W. Mann, James Mott, Lucretia Mott, Edward Parrish, Moses Sheppard, and Joseph M. Truman.
Call number: RG5/183
Janney-Timbres Papers. See RG5/026, Rebecca Timbres Clark Papers .
Jenkins, Charles F. (Charles Francis). Papers, 1865-1950.
Charles F. Jenkins (1865-1951) was a prominent Quaker who was Clerk of Green Street Monthly Meeting (1901-1943) and Treasurer of the American Friends Service Committee (1917-30), Philadelphia Yearly Meeting (1919-1934), Friends Boarding Home Committee of the Philadelphia Quarterly Meeting, and of the Quaker periodical, Friends Intelligencer. He was also active with his father, Howard M. Jenkins, in the development of the Inn and Community of Buck Hill Falls in Pennsylvania. Charles F. Jenkins was the editor, publisher, and chairman of the Board of the Farm Journal, founded by his uncle, Wilmer Atkinson. He served on the Board of Swarthmore College for 40 years and as President of the Board from 1933 to 1944. Collection includes correspondence about "Signers' Walk" at Far Country, 1939-46, and general correspondence, 1897-1947, relating to Swarthmore College, Quaker Meetings, William Penn, Pennsylvania History, Tortola, Anna T. Jeanes, and other topics. Correspondents include William I. Hull, J. Russell Hayes, Archibald Henderson, and Paul Pearson. Also included in the collection is a journal, 1865, possibly of Howard M. Jenkins, addresses, poems, stories, and genealogical papers relating to the Jenkins and associated families. Of particular interest is the 1931 correspondence relating to a pamphlet Jenkins wrote on the Society of Friends reunification.
Call number: RG5/073.
Jenkins, Howard Malcolm. Family Papers, 1724-1904.
Howard Malcolm Jenkins (1842-1902), a birthright Quaker, was a scholar of Pennsylvania history and genealogy and published many books and articles based on his research. He was an active member of the Society of Friends, editor of the Friends Intelligencer, and served on the Board of Managers of Swarthmore College. The collection contains family papers and genealogical material on the Jenkins and Foulke families, correspondence of Howard M. Jenkins, and his publications and writings. Correspondents include William W. Birdsall, Isaac H. Clothier, Jesse Jenkins, Anna T. Jeanes, Graceanna Lewis, Joseph Swain, Joseph Wharton, Joseph Foulke, John W. Graham, and Thomas Hodgkin.
Call number: RG5/074
Jenkins, T. Atkinson. London Conference Project Research Papers, 1917-1919.
T. Atkinson (Thomas Atkinson) Jenkins (1868-1935) was a Quaker and a university professor. The collection contains chiefly correspondence, questionnaires, notes, clippings, and other papers relating to Jenkins's collection of information on Friends' attitudes to the Mexican and Civil Wars, information which was designed to be part of the reassessment of the Quaker peace testimony in preparation for the First Friends World Conference (London, 1920). Also includes bibliography of Jenkins' writings on French language and literature.
Call number: RG5/075
Jenkins Family Papers, 1741-1877
The Jenkins family papers include journals, a letterbook, other miscellaneous correspondence and a variety of other material. Of particular note are the journals and copybook kept by Jabez Jenkins, a Quaker merchant. The documents from Canton were apparently assembled for his children after the death of their mother and contain parental advice on a variety of subjects. Another letter, written in 1741 from Sophia Hume to Madam Shettele, provides information about her attitude towards rationalism and other topics.
Call number: RG5/211
Jennings-Clark-Eldridge Family Papers, 1786-1871.
Hannah A. Jennings was the daughter of Phebe (Glover) and John Clark of Gloucester, New Jersey. After her father's death, her mother married a widower, Isaac Eldridge, of Pilesgrove Monthly Meeting of Friends in 1807. Hannah Clarke married Levi Jennings, a bricklayer, in 1832. The collection contains correspondence (1805-1861), household accounts, and miscellaneous papers of Hannah A. Jennings, her husband, Levi Jennings, and her mother, Phebe (Glover) Clark Eldridge. Includes a manuscript account of a sermon by Priscilla Hunt at Merion in 1823, the renunciation of Maria Emily (Imlay) by Ann Jones in 1826, and letters discussing the Hicksite controversy.
Call number: RG5/076
John, Rebecca. Perry and Rebecca John Papers, 1805-1873.
Rebecca (Underwood) John (1808-1887) and her husband, Perry John (1815-1895), were ministers in the Society of Friends, members of Roaring Creek Monthly Meeting and worshipped in the Quaker meeting house at Bear Gap (Shamokin), Pennsylvania. The bulk of this collection is correspondence, primarily from the 1840s through the 1850s. It includes some letters between Rebecca and Perry John, but the collection also includes letters received by the couple from a variety of relatives and friends. Many of the letters relate to Rebecca's life as a traveling Quaker minister, including the period of time when her children were young. Much of the correspondence describes local events and family news. Of particular interest are letters from her nieces who were students at Sharon Female Academy, Darby, Pa.
Call number: RG5/236
John Family Papers, 1775-1951.
The John family was a Quaker family of Uwchlan and Shamokin Valley in Pennsylvania. The collections contains family correspondence, diaries, business and legal documents, memorabilia, pictures, and miscellaneous papers of the Reuben John family. Correspondents include Joanna Griffith, Phebe John, Ann Haines, Sarah H. Janney, Reuben John, Abia and Patty John, Pamela Brenholts, and their descendents. Also contains genealogical files of Don D. John which includes original family correspondence, transcriptions, legal documents, as well as extensive genealogical correspondence. Of particular note is the 1863 Civil War diary of Kimber L. John (Company M, 8th Regiment, Ill. Cavalry) and a transcript of the Eliza John diary from 1839 to 1863.
Call number: RG5/077
Johnson, Emily Cooper. Papers, 1884-1964.
Emily Cooper Johnson was a Quaker author and reformer, born 1885 and died 1966. The collection contains correspondence, articles, reviews, and other papers, relating to Johnson's books, Dean Bond of Swarthmore: A Quaker Humanist (1927), and Under Quaker Appointment: The Life of Jane P. Rushmore (1955); together with business and financial papers, family marriage certificates, reference materials, clippings, and photos.
Call number: RG5/078
Jones, Margaret E. Papers, 1937-1969
Margaret E. Jones (1895-1984), daughter of William B. and Phebe Jones, was a birthright Quaker member of Moorestown Monthly Meeting of Friends in New Jersey. She was involved with the American Friends Service Committee for many years, first as a staff member, then serving on the Board of Directors. The collection contains scrapbooks kept by Margaret E. Jones while she was in Europe involved in relief work in 1933 and again from 1958-1959. Includes a number of photographs of places and people, some identified, and postcards, including one from Anna Brinton.
Call number: RG5/167
Jones, Sarah. Family Papers, 1817-1907.
Sarah (Sallie) Jones was a Bucks County Hicksite Quaker. She was the daughter of Amos and Margery Jones of Makefield Monthly Meeting and was educated at Ercildoun School in Kennett, Pennsylvania. In 1859, she married William G. Cox of Goshen Monthly Meeting. This collection contains family correspondence and correspondence between Sarah Jones and her schoolmates at Ercildoun Boarding School. It also includes miscellaneous material such as a sermon by George Truman (1863) and teaching certificates for Sarah Jones, 1843-1856.
Call number: RG5/100
Judson, Helen S. Sherwood Select School Papers, 1909-1973.
Sherwood Select School was a Quaker high school in Sherwood, New York, established in 1871. In 1926, it became part of a consolidated public school system, renamed Sherwood Central School. Helen S. Judson (1885-1973) served as a teacher and then principal between 1909 and 1919. Emily Howland (1827-1929), Quaker educator and humanitarian, was a long time supporter of the School until her death in 1929. This collection contains the papers of Helen S. Judson, including correspondence while at the Sherwood Select School and with Emily Howland. It also contains typed transcripts of writings by Emily Howland, 1836-1929, and Sherwood Select School memorabilia including photographs of some of the teachers.
Call number: RG5/228
Bruce Grimes and Geoffrey Kaiser are Quakers and were involved in Friends for Lesbian and Gay Concerns from its beginning in the early 1970s. The collection contains their manuscript and typescript journals entitled Gay Quakers in the Late Twentieth Century; it also includes personal correspondence and addenda.
Call number: RG5/284
Kent-Barnard Family Papers, 1785-1928.
Daniel Kent, son of William and Ann Kent of Limerick, Ireland, emigrated to Chester County, Pennsylvania., in 1785. He joined the Society of Friends (Quakers) in 1790 and married Esther Hawley in 1791. They had 8 children, including Joseph, who married Maria Jane Cook, and Benjamin, who married Hannah Simmons. Daniel's granddaughter, Mary Anna Kent, daughter of Joseph and Maria Jane Kent, married John Barnard in 1849; their only daughter, Ella Kent Barnard, was born in 1853. Benjamin and Hannah Simmons Kent had eight children. Their oldest son, Henry Simmons Kent (1833-1906), married Patience Webster in 1859 and was active in the establishment of Swarthmore Monthly Meeting and the Borough of Swarthmore, Pennsylvania. The collection includes material used by Ella Kent Barnard in preparation for the writing of three books, viz. Daniel Kent Emigrant, The Maulsby Genealogy, and Dorothy Payne Quakeress. Among these materials are genealogical charts and data, research correspondence, and original letters and documents. Notable among the latter is the correspondence between Daniel Kent and his parents, William and Ann Kent. Collection also includes the diaries and journals of Henry S. Kent (1905), Patience W. Kent 1905-12, 23-24), Joseph Kent (1847), and Ella Kent Barnard (1928). Correspondents include Mary Anna Barnard, Israel Graham, Cyrus Griest, Henry S. Kent, and Patience W. Kent. Other materials include the business papers of Daniel Kent (1814-18), Joseph Kent (1829-1835), Pennsgrove Meeting (1854-63), and Joseph Barnard (1855), as well as miscellaneous manuscripts by M. A. Barnard, Patience W. Kent, and others. Of particular interest are the "Childish Recollections" of Ella K. Barnard concerning schools in Chester County, a description of the woolen factory of Joseph Kent, the anti-slavery schism in Pennsgrove Meeting, and Christmas customs. A manuscript entitled "The Rise of Swarthmore," by Isabella Tyson, describes the meeting of Friends in the home of her parents to discuss plans for the establishment of the College, and another, "Reminiscences of Elisha Tyson," was penned by Henry M. Fitzhugh. Also included are (13) copy books of John Barnard from Marlborough Friends School (1834-39) and two notebooks from the Upper Oxford or Pennsgrove Soldiers Aid Society (1862-63).
Call number: RG5/079
King Family Papers. See RG5/226, Helen Campbell, King Family Papers.
Kite-Bassett Family Papers, 1837-1930.
The Kite and Bassett families were Orthodox Quakers from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Lynn, Massachusetts, respectively. James Kite was born in 1808, the son of Benjamin and Rebecca Kite of Philadelphia. In 1837 he was granted a certificate to Salem Monthly Meeting in Massachusetts to marry Lydia B. Rodman, widow of Caleb Rodman and daughter of Isaac and Ruth Bassett of Lynn. James and Lydia had eight children, viz. Ruth, James Rodman, Eliza B., Rebecca, Isaac C. Bassett, Hannah B., Lydia and Abby; Eliza and Isaac died young. James died in 1856 at the age of 48. Lydia B., a minister in Philadelphia Monthly Meeting for the Northern District, died in 1872 at the age of 60 years. Ruth Kite married Jacob Smedley Jr. in 1865.
The collection contains correspondence and other papers of the Kite and Bassett families, mainly describing family life but also relating to Quaker activities, especially events at Philadelphia Monthly Meeting (Orthodox) and the New England Yearly Meeting and including discussions of the Wilbur-Gurney controversy. Several of the Kite children attended the Westtown School, and some of the letters are between them and their parents. Correspondents include Ruth Bassett, William Bassett, Elizabeth B. Boyce, Eunice B. Boyce, Hannah Bassett, Anna B. Newhall, Lydia B. Kite, James Kite, Ruth K. Smedley, Jacob Smedley, James R. Kite, Rebecca Kite, Abbie Kite, and Ruth MacCollin Hoffman, granddaughter of Lydia B. Kite. Of particular note is the correspondence of the latter, 1918-19, describing Quaker reconstruction work in France while she was a participant in the American Friends Service Committee relief efforts.
Call number: RG5/080
Knight Family. Papers, 1737-1895.
The Knight family was a Quaker family from Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. The collection contains chiefly legal and business papers of Jacob P. Tyson, his wife, Mary B. Michener Tyson, and others. Also contains family correspondence, wills, deeds, estate papers, biographical and genealogical materials, marriage certificates, memorabilia, printed material, and pictures. Includes material relating to the Michener and Warner families.
Call number: RG5/081
Knight, Lavinia Lloyd. Papers, 1825-1857.
Lavinia Lloyd Knight (1816-1863) was a Quaker, of Wilmington, Delaware. The collection contains correspondence with Knight's sister, Elizabeth Knorr Knight (1814-1841), lesson book and journal kept as student (1830-1832) of Eli Hilles (1783-1863), essays, poems, biographical material, and other papers.
Call number: RG5/082
Knowles, Mary. W.J. Memorial Library Controversy Papers, 1939-1961 [bulk 1953-1960].
Mary Knowles (b. 1910), a librarian at the William Jeanes Memorial Library in Plymouth, Pennsylvania, and Plymouth Monthly Meeting were the center of a Red Scare controversy in 1953-56 when Mrs. Knowles was accused of being a member of the Communist Party. Mary Knowles had pleaded the Fifth Amendment in 1953 before the Jenner Committee (Senate Internal Security Subcommittee) regarding her employment as secretary at the Samuel Adams School in Boston, Mass. When she refused to take the Pennsylvania Loyalty Oath in 1954, the controversy and criticisms escalated. The William Jeanes Memorial Library was established in 1926 as a gift by Mary Rich Jeanes Miller in memory of her first husband and granted to a Board of Trustees to be appointed by the Plymouth Preparative Meeting (Quaker), Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania. By 1953, the Jeanes Library received much of its budget from various public sources. Mary Knowles was hired as a temporary librarian and became permanent in 1954. The Library Committee and Plymouth Monthly Meeting remained staunchly behind Mary Knowles's civil rights and retained her as librarian. She was convicted of contempt of Congress in 1955 for refusing to answer questions arising out of the Senate subcommittee. She successfully appealed the conviction in 1960. This collection includes legal papers, correspondence, and other materials relating to the controversy. It also contains background material concerning the William Jeanes Memorial Library, Plymouth Monthly Meeting, and the hiring of Mary Knowles.
Call number: RG5/083
Laimbeer, William. Genealogical Papers, ca. 1950-ca. 1975.
Contains the genealogical research papers of William Laimbeer. Includes genealogical data on several hundred families, of whom sixty-five are Quaker. Arranged alphabetically by family name.
Call number: RG5/084
Lamb-Booth-Miller Family Papers, 1709-1959.
William Booth married Elizabeth M. Broomall in 1841. Their son, George M. Booth, was born in 1851 and married Ellen Miller, daughter of Lewis and Ann McIlvaine Miller in 1876. Their daughter, Elizabeth Martin Booth, married Robert Emerson Lamb of Baltimore in 1908 at Chester, Pennsylvania. The collection contains correspondence (1821-1963), diaries and journals (1833-1905), albums, legal and financial papers, photographs, genealogical and biographical materials, and miscellaneous memorabilia of the Lamb, Booth, Miller, and related families primarily of Delaware County, Pennsylvania. Includes correspondence of Sarah B. Miller while she was travelling in Europe in 1846, William and Elizabeth M. Booth, 1833-1882, Sarah B. Flitcraft, 1856-1917, Isaac L. and Clara B. Miller, 1862-1916, George M. and Ellen M. Booth, 1864-1914, Robert E. and Elizabeth B. Lamb, James G. Lamb, 1917 - 1963, and others. Also of interest are the European travel journals of Sarah L. Miller (1846) and Isaac L. and Clara B. Miller (1901,1904,1905), and the diaries of William Booth (1833-39, 1843-44), Sarah B. Flitcraft (1863, 1864, 1866, 1868), and George M. and Ellen M. Booth (1869, 1873, 1876). There is also a good deal of genealogical and biographical material on the Lamb, Booth, and Miller families, including marriage and death certificates, as well as legal documents, photographs, clippings, and miscellaneous materials.
Call number: RG5/085
Leonard, Dorothy Harvey. Harvey Family Papers, 1851-2003
Dorothy Harvey Leonard was a nurse and family historian. The collection includes Leonard's own writings as well as family manuscripts, photographs and other memorabilia. Also includes material from her sister, Ruth Harvey Mavronikolas, and extensive genealogical material compiled by her cousin, Kathaleen Johnson Carter. The Harvey family descends through Jesse Harvey, the son of Michael and Elizabeth, who was married to Keziah Ward in Center Monthly Meeting, NC, in 1786. Related families include Carter, Tregelles, Thorp, Palmer, Sharpless, Hampton, and many others.
Call number: RG5/245
Levick, Hannah Moore. Family Papers, 1766-1896
Hannah M. Levick was a Hicksite Quaker, the daughter of Richard and Sara Moore of Richmond in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, and a granddaughter of Theophilus and Hannah Foulke. In 1843 she married William M. Levick of Philadelphia, and they became members of Green Street Monthly Meeting. Her husband was employed as a conveyancer in Philadelphia, and Hannah wrote a number of articles for Quaker publications. The collection includes correspondence of Theophilus and Hannah Foulke, 1794- 1796, and a copy of a letter written by Emmor Kimber concerning an escaped slave, Henry Franklin. Also includes travel journals of William M. and Hannah M. Levick (1844, 1852-53, 1866), poetry by Hannah M. Levick, genealogical material concerning the Moore, Lloyd, Lester, Foulke, and related families, as well as a small amount of miscellaneous material.
Call number: RG5/086
Lewis Papers. See RG5/087, Lewis-Fussell Family Papers.
Lewis-Fussell Family Papers, 1698-1978.
Bartholomew Fussell was a Quaker minister who married Rebecca Bond at Abington Monthly Meeting in Pennsylvania in 1781. He was a member of Uwchlan Monthly Meeting of Friends at his death in 1838. The couple had eight children, viz. Esther, William, Sarah, Joseph, Jacob, Bartholomew, Rebecca, and Solomon. Esther married John Lewis in 1818, and they had four children, among whom was Graceanna Lewis, Quaker scientist and humanitarian. Joseph Fussell married Elizabeth Moore in 1814, and their eldest son, Henry Bartholomew, married Maria Lewis. Rebecca Fussell married Joseph Trimble in 1837, and their only daughter, Esther Jane, married Isaac Lippincott. The collection contains correspondence, journals, other writings, account books, albums, photographs, and miscellaneous notes of members of the Lewis and Fussell families of Chester and Delaware Counties in Pennsylvania. Includes the papers and drawings of Graceanna Lewis, prominent Quaker natural scientist and social reformer. Educated at the Kimberton Boarding School, she also taught at a number of female seminaries, including a boarding school managed by her uncle, Bartholomew Fussell, and the Foster School for Girls at Clifton Springs, N.Y. Of particular interest is her correspondence with a cousin concerning phrenology and a school for black children in which he was teaching , and her manuscript memoirs of the Underground Railroad. The collection also includes the correspondence (1836-90) of Henry B. Fussell, with his observations on politics and the Civil War, and that of Linnaeus Fussell, with descriptions of his travels in China and in other parts of Asia from 1867-69 while aboard the U.S.S. Unadilla. The early life of the artist, Charles Lewis Fussell is mentioned in the correspondence of his mother, Rebecca Lewis Fussell; the letters of the former are also part of this collection. Other correspondents include Rebecca F. Trimble, Esther Jane Trimble, Esther Lewis, Henry M. Fussell, Rebecca L. Fussell, and many other family members.
Call number: RG5/087
Lightfoot Family Papers, 1737-1899.
Thomas Lightfoot (1828-1896) was an Indian Agent in southeastern Nebraska during the period of Quaker involvement in President U.S. Grant's "Peace Policy." He was a birthright Friend and was appointed Agent to the Great Nehama Reservation in 1869 and served until 1873. His wife, Mary Lightfoot, established a mission school. The collection contains correspondence received and sent (drafts) while they were at Great Nehama, as well as business and legal documents, including accounts with the Government, agreements, reports, and several census. Letters sent to Mary Lightfoot from members of the Indian Aid Association document the kinds of assistance and support offered by Philadelphia Friends. The collection also includes papers of other members of the Lightfoot Family. Of special interest is the journal of Mary (Bonsall) Lightfoot (1707-1777), a prominent Quaker minister and the wife of Jacob Lightfoot. It describes her journey to visit meetings in Concord Quarter in 1757. Three other journals (typed copies) have been attributed to Thomas Lightfoot (1727-1793). These accounts document visits to meetings in the mid- Atlantic region, New Jersey to Virginia, from 1757 to 1760.
Call number: RG5/184
Little, May Virginia Bassett Album Collection, 1955-1994.
In the 1980s, May Virginia Bassett Little (1913-1994) created a series of family scrapbooks accompanied by short memoirs and excerpts from her diaries. Her father was a birthright Quaker, and the family had deep roots in Swarthmore College and the Borough of Swarthmore. Her husband, Ralph V. Little, Jr. (1909-2001), an electrical engineer, also was raised in Swarthmore. The collection provides insight into growing up and living in Swarthmore, Pa., in the first half of the 20th century.
Call number: RG5/277
Lippincott, Elizabeth R. Family Papers, 1793-1979.
Elizabeth Roberts Lippincott (1888-1979) was a Quaker genealogist from Moorestown, New Jersey. The collection contains chiefly genealogical and card files relating to the Lippincott, Shinn, Thorne, and related Quaker families of Moorestown and elsewhere, together with correspondence, journals, and essays, and collected materials relating to Quaker history, particularly various Friends meetings and Moorestown Friends School.
Call number: RG5/088
Lippincott, Horace Mather. Papers, 1914-1936. Horace Mather Lippincott (1877-1967) was a Quaker editor and historian. The collection contains his published and manuscript writings on topics primarily concerning the Society of Friends. Of particular interest is the scrapbook he compiled in 1946 of papers and photographs of the 1913-14 Joint Group which met weekly to study the Separation in the Society of Friends, along with other papers on the topic and on the first joint meeting of the two Philadelphia Yearly Meetings in 1946.
Call number: RG5/251.
Litvackoff, Florence Cook. Longstreth-Noble Family Papers, 1735-1980.
The Longstreth family were Pennsylvania Quakers who married into the Cook and Noble families. Thomas B. Longstreth (1796-1867) was a Philadelphia building contractor who married Lydia Noble (1803-1879), and both were active members of Green Street Monthly Meeting. Lydia was the daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth (Tompkins) Noble, members of Philadelphia Monthly Meeting, Northern District. Samuel Noble was a successful tanner. The collection includes Longstreth family correspondence, extensive financial papers concerning the Noble and Longstreth properties and estates in Philadelphia, photographs, and scrapbooks concerning Walter C. and Emily Longstreth and Edith Longstreth Wood. Samuel Noble and subsequent generations owned property in the Spring Garden and Northern Liberties sections of Philadelphia, Pa., and in Camden, N.J., and the collection includes deeds, agreements, and other papers concerning these properties. Florence Longstreth Cook Litvackoff(1897-1989), who compiled the collection, was a descendant and graduate of Swarthmore College.
Call number: RG5/231
Livezey Family Papers, 1773-1925.
The Livezey family members were Quakers and residents of New Jersey. The collection contains correspondence, biographical data, genealogical chart, marriage certificates, memorials, piece books, and printed material of the Livezey and Underwood families.
Call number: RG5/089
Livezey-Laughlin Family Papers
Papers of the Livezey and Laughlin families of Philadelphia and Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, and later of Ohio. Thomas Livezey (1723/4-1790) married Martha Knowles in 1748 at Abington Monthly Meeting. He was a miller and expanded the family property along the Wissahicken and Cresheim Creeks. Thomas Livezey's great granddaughter, Anna, married George Laughlin, and her son, Thomas, moved to Ohio. This collection includes correspondence, financial, and legal papers as well as a rich collection of 19th century printed ephemera.
Call number: RG5/271
Lloyd Family Papers, 1769-1890.
The Lloyd family was a Quaker family from Pennsylvania. This small collection contains correspondence, financial papers, manuscript notes, and some miscellaneous papers which descended in the family. R. Louis Lloyd, the donor, published a family genealogy in 1947.
Call number: RG5/090
Lloyd, Morris. Family Papers, 1832-1939.
Morris Lloyd (1856-1932) was a Philadelphia Quaker and the nephew of Elizabeth Lloyd, Jr. The collection includes a genealogical chart of descent from Robert Lloyd and Lowry Jones of Merion; diary (1832) of Mary Beans, a Bucks County school teacher; commonplace books of Elizabeth Lloyd, Jr.; Morris Lloyd's diaries (1880) of a trip to California and printed material kept by the family.
Call number: RG5/091
Longstreth-Noble Family Papers, 1781-1964. See RG5/231, Florence Cook Litvackoff Family Papers.
Lundy, Joseph Wilmer. Family Papers, 1781-1964.
J. Wilmer Lundy (1869-1966), Quaker businessman and writer, was the son of Joseph and Mary Evans Lundy of Rancocas, New Jersey. He graduated from Trenton Business College in 1889 and in 1900 formed a partnership with Elmer J. Shinn. In 1895 he married Bessie Morris Roberts, daughter of Stacy and Harriet Roberts. They had one daughter, Elizabeth, who married an Indian businessman and took the name Kamela Nimbkar. J. Wilmer Lundy died in Newtown in 1966 at the age of 97. The collection contains genealogical files, correspondence, speeches and writings, business, financial, and legal records, pictures, and other memorabilia of J. Wilmer Lundy and other members of the Lundy family of New Jersey.
Call number: RG5/092
Lupton Family. Papers, ca. 1792-1964.
The Lupton family was a Quaker family from Hopewell, Virginia. David Lupton, the son of Joseph and Rachel Lupton, married Mary Hollingsworth at Hopewell Monthly Meeting of Friends in 1777. They had nine children, including a son, Joel, who married Sarah Haines. Joel, and to a lesser extent his brother, Lewis, was known as an inventor who was credited with a number of mechanical improvements to farm machinery. Another brother, Nathan, was involved with his father in the operation of a mill on Babb's Run. Jonah H. Lupton married twice, first to Martha Ann Sidwell, who died in 1836, and second to Lydia Walker.
The collection contains correspondence, journals, business papers, pictures and other memorabilia, and miscellaneous materials of the Lupton and related families of Hopewell Monthly Meeting of Friends in Virginia. Correspondents include Mary S. Lupton, David Lupton, Joel Lupton, Nathan Lupton, Hugh S. Lupton, and Carrie D.L. Bond. Of interest is a typescript account of the activities of Hugh S. Lupton during the Civil War (1864) and an original letter written by Susan D. Pierce to Cidney Darlington concerning the Yearly Meeting of Mt. Pleasant, Ohio in 1828. Also of interest is the journal of Virginia civilian Civil War experience by Mary W. Lupton (?), 1862-1864. Collection includes genealogical information on the Lupton, Walker, Jackson, and related families.
Call number: RG5/093
Bruce Grimes and Geoffrey Kaiser are Quakers and were
involved in Friends for Lesbian and Gay Concerns from its beginning in the early
1970s. The collection contains their manuscript and typescript journals entitled Gay
Quakers in the Late Twentieth Century; it also includes personal correspondence and