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McCandless, John H. Papers, 1944-1988.
The John H. McCandless Papers includes the records of the Hemlock Press and personal papers of its proprietor, John H. McCandless (1920-1990). Hemlock Press, which opened in 1958, specialized in printing works of a theological or social nature, with particular concern for Quaker publications. Collection includes printing samples and correspondence.
Call number: RG5/205
MacClelland, Emma Chandler. Papers, 1918-1919.
Emma Chandler MacClelland was a Quaker who was involved in relief work in France during World War I with the American Friends Service Committee. She was born in West Chester, Pennsylvania, in 1895 and married Lee H. MacClelland after her return from France. She was a member of Reading Monthly Meeting at the time of her death in 1965. The collection contains correspondence of Emma Chandler MacClelland during the period, 1918-1919, in which she did relief work in France. Details her activities in Brittany, Bordeaux, and other locations. Also includes photographs of her trip.
Call number: RG5/094
MacDowell, Edwin Carleton. Papers, 1917-1927.
Edwin Carleton MacDowell (1887-1973) was a Quaker zoologist and relief worker. The collection contains correspondence, minutes, reports, memorabilia, pictures and other papers relating to MacDowell's involvement in Quaker relief activities in France during and after World War I. Includes material relating to American Friends Service Committee's Reconstruction Unit and Message Committee, Berlin Centre Committee, and Friends Council for International Service.
Call number: RG5/095
McDowell-Jones Papers. See RG5/100, Jones, Sarah. Family Papers, 1817-1907.
Magill Family Papers, 1846-1909.
Edward H. (Edward Hicks) Magill (1825-1907) was a prominent Quaker teacher and President of Swarthmore College from 1872-1889. He was born in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, the son of Jonathan P. and Mary Magill of Solebury Monthly Meeting of Friends. In 1852 he married Sarah Warner Beans, and they had six daughters. Their daughter, Beatrice, married J. Campbell Robinson in 1904 at Ithaca, New York. The collection includes correspondence of Jonathan Magill, 1846-58, correspondence between J. Campbell Robinson and his future wife, Beatrice Magill, and the lesson books of Edward H. Magill, President of Swarthmore College.
Call number: RG5/096
Maris, Robert Hoopes. Papers, 1918-1920.
Robert Hoopes Maris (1890-1975) was a Quaker dentist. The collection contains chiefly correspondence with his family written while Maris was serving as a dentist with American Friends Service Committee in France after World War I. Also a photograph album and other papers.
Call number: RG5/097
Marshall, Wilmer W. Papers, 1859-1889.
Wilmer W. Marshall (1847-1905) was a Philadelphia Quaker businessman. He was the son of Caleb and Jane Marshall and a member of Philadelphia Monthly Meeting (Hicksite). In 1876, he married out of meeting to Julia Jacoby. The collection includes diaries and a small amount of correspondence and miscellaneous material. The diaries cover the years 1859-1878 and relate daily life, including his attendance at meeting, family concerns, and participation in political meetings during the Civil War.
Call number: RG5/213
Mather, Eleanore Price. Edward Hicks Research Papers, 1969-1984.
Eleanore Price Mather (1910-1985) was a Quaker writer and editor from Rose Valley, Pennsylvania. She was the daughter of Walter Ferris and Felicia Thomas Price. She married Robert Worrell Mather and was a member of Providence Monthly Meeting. This collection contains primarily papers concerning Eleanore Price Mather's book, lectures, and articles on the Quaker painter, Edward Hicks.
Call number: RG5/098
Maulsby-Albertson Family Papers, 1763-1884.
The Maulsby and Albertson families were Pennsylvania Quakers. The collections includes genealogical material, family correspondence (1804-1846), financial and legal papers. Some of the papers concern Jonathan Maulsby's term as postmaster at Plymouth Meeting House in the 1820's. The Maulsby family were also active in Norristown as merchants of lumber, coal, and iron.
Call number: RG5/099
Merritt, Jesse. Family Papers, 1838-1949.
Jesse Merritt (1889-1957) was a Quaker historian of Nassau County, New York, and president of Bethpage Press of Farrnlngdale, N. Y. The Merritt family settled on Long Island, NY, in the mid-18th century. This collection contains the papers of Jesse Merritt including biographical and genealogical material, correspondence, writing, legal papers, and memorabilia. In addition to the information on Nassau County, of particular note is a letter collected by Jesse Merritt from Isaac T. Hopper concerning a young female former prisoner who was looking for work.
Merritt, John J. Family Papers, 1818-1871.
John J. Merritt (1804-1871) was a New York City Hicksite Quaker businessman. He was the son of John and Phebe J. Brown and in 1827, married Hannah Brown of Amawalk Monthly Meeting. This collection primarily contains John J. Merritt's correspondence with Hannah Brown during their courtship and after their marriage. The letters describe life in New York City and travel in New York State, Canada, and Michigan.
Call number: RG5/102
Middleton Family. Genealogical Research Papers, 1874-1937.
Catherine H. (Kate) Middleton (died 1907), the daughter of Enoch Middleton of Philadelphia Monthly Meeting (Hicksite), was a Philadelphia Quaker teacher and genealogist. She taught at Girard College. H. Taylor Rogers was a relative who continued her research on the Middleton and related lines. This collection contains genealogical notes on the Middleton and related families. It also includes correspondence directed to Catharine Middleton and H. Taylor Rogers concerning genealogical research, especially from Joseph S. Middleton, who was also working on the Middleton family genealogy.
Call number: RG5/104
Middleton, Joseph S. (Joseph Steward). Genealogical Papers, 1903-1937.
Joseph Steward Middleton (1839-1928) was a member of Chesterfield Monthly Meeting (Orthodox). This collection contains genealogical materials on the Middleton, Thorne, and Steward families of New Jersey which were collected by Joseph S. Middleton from various sources. It includes notes compiled by another Middleton family genealogist, Catherine H. Middleton.
Call number: RG5/103
Miller, Richmond P. (Richmond Pearson) Papers, 1902-1972.
Richmond Pearson Miller (1902-1972) was a Quaker author and educator. This collection contains his papers, including correspondence, writings, and papers relating to various Quaker concerns. Miller was involved with the 1962 NBC television production, Gentle Persuaders; the William Penn Tercentenary in 1964; the William Jeanes Memorial Library controversy; and the United Nations. In addition, he participated in commemorative events at Quaker meeting houses, the All Friends Conference in Oskaloosa, 1929, First Day Schools, Friends Peace Committee, National Conference on the Churches and Social Welfare in Cleveland, 1961, the Ohio Yearly Meeting Sesquicentennial inj1962, School of Mysticism in New York, 1929, World Conference of Friends in 1952, and Young Friend Caravan in 1925.
Call number: RG5/105
Moore-Tyson Family Papers, 1803-1986.
The Moore and Tysons were Maryland Quaker families. Robert Rowland Moore (1863-1934) was married in 1886 to Margaret Gittings Tyson (1859-1937). The collection contains secondary and genealogical information, photographs, diaries, and some miscellaneous papers descending in the Moore, Townsend, Ellicott, and Tyson families. It includes writings about Elisha Tyson and the Tyson family, a copybook and other material concerning Joseph Townsend, Mary Ellicott's diary of a journey to State of Ohio (1819) with secondary material on Ellicott City and the Ellicott family, and Tabitha B. Rowland Moore's diary and copybook (1805-1815).
Call number: RG5/206
Morris, Anna Wharton. Papers, 1729-1957.
Anna Wharton Morris (1868-1957) was the youngest daughter of Joseph Wharton, prominant Philadelphia industrialist and philanthropist. She was a birthright member of the Society of Friends, active in prison reform and other social reform movements of her day, and was a profilic writer, primarily of short stories and essays. In 1896, she married Harrison S. Morris, Philadelphia author and arts administrator, and they had one child, Catharine Morris Wright. The collection includes her diaries and journals, maintained almost continuously from 1884 to 1956, correspondence received, her manuscript writings, and other miscellaneous materials. Of particular interest is material on the prison reform movement, particularly the correspondence of Thomas Mott Osborne. Other correspondents include Emily Sartain, Thomas Wallace Swann, J. William White, Francis Howard Williams, Sarah Butler and Owen Wister, George W. Kirchwey, Gertrude and Anne Montgomerie Traubel, James Moore Swank, Charles Wharton Stork, Felix Schelling, Agnes Repplier, Lizette Woodworth Reese, Elizabeth Robins Pennell, Thornton and Violet Oakley, John W. Nason, R. Tait McKenzie, Frank Aydelotte, Cecilia Beaux, John Howard Benson, Nicholas Biddle, Edward William Bok, Elizabeth Powell Bond, G. Edwin Brumbaugh, William Merritt Chase, and many others. The collection also includes some Wharton family historical materials, including Thomas Gilpin's manuscript of his Exiles in Virginia.
Call number: RG5/106
Mott, Lucretia. Mott Manuscripts, 1831-1959.
Lucretia Mott was a prominent Philadelphia Quaker minister and a leader in reform movements, especially antislavery, education, peace, and women's rights. She was born in 1793 in Nantucket, Mass., the daughter of Thomas and Anna Coffin, and educated at Nine Partners Boarding School in Dutchess Co., N.Y. In 1811, she married James Mott, and they settled in Philadelphia, Pa. The Motts were active Hicksite Quakers, and Lucretia served as clerk of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting and traveled in the ministry. James Mott died in 1869, and Lucretia died in 1880. The bulk of the collection consists of material which was assembled at the time of the publication of Life and Letters by Anna Davis Hallowell in 1884. It includes original correspondence of Lucretia Mott and her husband, James M. Mott, with family and other reformers of their day. Also contains sermons, essays, and antislavery documents, and the diary of Lucretia Mott's trip to England to attend the World's Antislavery Convention of 1840.
Call number: Mott Mss
Moulton, Phillips P. Woolman Research Papers, 1965-1988.
Phillips P. Moulton (b.1909) edited The Journal and Major Essays of John Woolman which was published by Oxford University Press in 1971. The collection consists of Moulton's card files, correspondence, and other papers related to the editing of John Woolman's Journal.
Call number: RG5/196
Murphy, Carol R. Papers, 1918-1993.
Carol R. Murphy (1916-1994) was a Quaker writer. She was a member of Swarthmore Monthly Meeting and active at Pendle Hill Quaker Study Center, Wallingford, Pennsylvania. The papers are organized into two series. Series 1 contains autobiographical material and memorabilia, literary manuscripts, published articles, and notes by Carol R. Murphy. Series 2 contains the commonplace and sketchbooks of Mildred K. Murphy's, Carol's mother, dating circa 1918 to 1969.
Call number: RG5/195
Murray, Lindley. Papers, 1785-1830.
Lindley Murray, Quaker author and grammarian, was born in 1745 in Pennsylvania, the son of Robert and Mary Murray. He married Hannah Dobson in 1767. He moved to England and resided in York for many years while publishing grammar books and religious tracts. He died in 1826. The collection is primarily composed of letters written by Lindley Murray and other family members between 1785 and 1822. This correspondence concerns the publication of his English grammar, family matters, and issues in education, religion, and topical affairs. Series 1 and 2 are Lindley Murray's correspondence, primarily with his brother, John Murray, of New York. Topics include the acceptability of his Grammar at Ackworth School and the use of fiction in the work. Also included are two letters from his nephew, Lindley Murray (1785-1847) on the subject of the American political climate in 1812. Series 3 is composed of personal correspondence of other family members.
Nicholson, S. Francis Papers, 1900-2005.
S. Francis Nicholson was a prominent Quaker investment banker, longtime officer of Provident National Bank, Philadelphia, and active in Philadelphia Yearly Meeting, A.F.S.C., and Friends Fiduciary Corporation. The collection contains correspondence, financial records, memorabilia, and other papers reflecting his career and life with his wife, Evelyn Haworth Nicholson.
Call number: RG5/275
Niles Family Papers, 1881-1992.
Mary Cushing (Howard) Niles (1900-1993) was a pioneer in the field of personnel management, and her husband, Henry E. Niles (1900-1993), was a management executive. Both were active in Quaker concerns. Their extensive professional and personal papers include material from several extended visits to India and work with Friends' World College, Friends' Committee on National Legislation, Business Executives' Move for Vietnam Peace, and New Age philosophies.
Call number: RG5/267
Nitobe, Inazo. Papers, 1890-1991.
Inazo Nitobe (1862-1933) was a Japanese Quaker diplomat, agriculturist, and educator who sought to act as an emissary of understanding between Japan and Western nations. He was born in Morioka, Japan, in the waning days of feudal Japan and became a Christian during his studies in Sapporo. He was further educated at Tokyo University and in 1884 became one of the first Japanese students to study in the United States. He joined the Society of Friends in 1886, and in 1891, he married Mary Patterson Elkinton, a Quaker from a prominent Philadelphia family, under the care of Philadelphia Monthly Meeting (Orthodox). This marriage was highly controversial at the time and against the wishes of both families. Mary P. Elkinton (1857-1938) was the daughter of Joseph S. and Malinda (Patterson) Elkinton. The Elkinton family was actively involved in social causes. After the W.W.I, Nitobe became Under Secretary-General to the League of Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, a post he held until 1926. He later returned to Japan where he held government positions and served as Chairman of the Institute of Pacific Relations. A state funeral was held in Japan attended by 3,000 people, and in 1984, his portrait was selected for the 5,000 Japanese yen note. He is highly respected as an internationalist, an important individual who helped in the transition of Japan to a modern society, as well as pioneer educator and spiritual man. The collection chiefly contains secondary biographical material concerning Inazo Nitobe and his wife Mary Patterson (Elkinton) Nitobe and their correspondence with the Elkinton family (1890-1938). It also contains some Nitobe writings and speeches and miscellaneous material.
Call number: RG5/107
Ogden, Charles Smith. Family Papers, 1681-1938.
Charles Smith Ogden (1822-1904) was a Quaker businessman, genealogist, and civic leader. He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, educated in Friends schools, and married Emma Corbit in 1848. He worked as a wholesale druggist before the Civil War, was active on the committee to elect Abraham Lincoln, and served as Consul to Quebec, Canada, 1860-1864. In 1886, he began a tour around the world, which is recounted in his travel diaries, 1886-1891. This collection contains genealogical material, family correspondence, scrapbooks and memorabilia. Of particular interest are letters included in the scrapbooks from correspondents including Elias and Edward Hicks, Benjamin Ferris, and John Comly.
Call number: RG5/108
Orick, William. Research Papers, 1945-1990 [bulk 1960-1990].
William Orick (1888-1990), who came to this country as a German refugee, was a Quaker and member of Schenectady Monthly Meeting in New York. He conducted extensive research on how women were regarded in history. The collection contains his research papers primarily include his manuscripts, notes, and correspondence relating to Orick's study on women in the Catholic Church.
Call number: RG5/172
Paine, Ruth Hyde. Marina Oswald Papers, 1963-1968.
Ruth Hyde Paine (b. 1932), a Quaker who was living in Texas in 1963, befriended Marina Oswald. Marina was living at Ruth Paine's home at the time that her husband, Lee Harvey Oswald, assassinated President John F. Kennedy. This collection consists primarily of correspondence of Ruth Hyde Paine documenting her friendship with Marina Oswald.
Call number: RG5/109
Painter, Levinius K. Papers, 1960-1983.
Levinus K. Painter (1889-1983) was a Quaker minister, author, and social activist. Born in Spiceland, Indiana, in 1889, he attended Spiceland Academy, Earlham College, and Hartford Theological Seminary. His pastoral service began in Collins, New York, in 1914, and he later served at Poplar Ridge (N.Y.), Monkton and South Starksboro (Vt.), Clintondale (N.Y.), Putney (Vt.), and back to Collins from 1942-56. He also worked as Interim Secretary of Friends Africa Mission from 1956-57. Papers include scrapbooks, some correspondence and writings.
Call number: RG5/209
Painter Family Papers, 1676-1948.
The Painter family was an early Pennsylvania Quaker family that married into the Minshall family of Delaware County. In 1681, William Penn granted Thomas Minshall a land tract which now includes the Tyler Arboretum. The property was home to eight generations of the same family. The collection includes family correspondence, business and legal papers, property records, papers on interests and concerns of the Painter brothers, genealogical papers, and miscellaneous deeds and other papers collected by Minshall (1801-1873) and Jacob (1814-1876) Painter. It is a rich source of information not only on the Painter family of Middletown Township and the origins of the Tyler Arboretum, but also on agriculture, social life and customs, and nineteenth century Quaker concerns through day books, account books, financial records, correspondence, and other documents.
Call number: RG5/110
Palmer Brothers. Civil War Letters, 1862-1865.
The Palmer brothers belonged to a Quaker family of Concord Monthly Meeting, Delaware County, Pennsylvania. Three sons of William W. and Hannah Trimble Palmer, all birthright Quakers, served in the Union Army during the Civil War. This collection contains fifty letters and transcriptions of the same, written to family members by Quaker brothers, John, William T., and Edward L. Palmer during their service in the Union army. Letters from John Palmer also describe his post-military service employment in Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1864.
Call number: RG5/207
Palmer Family Genealogical Manuscript and Deeds, 1722-1966 [bulk 1898].
The Palmer family was a Quaker family descended from John and Christian Palmer, who settled in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, in 1683. Sarah M. Fell (1824-1911), who compiled the genealogy, was a Hicksite Quaker from Wilmington, Delaware, and a Palmer descendant. The collection contains a family genealogy, pictures, and an accompanying index created in 1966. The collection also contains some Bucks County property records including deeds and legal papers.
Call number: RG5/111
Palmer, Charles. Family Papers, 1829-1942.
Charles Palmer (1863-1966) was a Quaker teacher, lawyer, and real estate broker from Chester, Pennsylvania. The collection includes family correspondence, including that of Palmer as a student at Swarthmore College, diaries of Palmer's father, Lewis Palmer (1837-1917), mother, Hannah H. Palmer (1836-1917), and other family members in Chester and Delaware counties, Pa., account books, business and legal papers, essays, poetry, clippings, memorabilia, and other papers. Includes material relating to Lewis Palmer's book, A Genealogical Record of the Descendants of John and Mary Palmer (1875), and to Quaker concerns, especially work for prohibition.
Call number: RG5/112
Palmer, Edgar Zavitz. Quaker Meeting House Research Papers, 1947-1974.
Edgar Zavitz Palmer (1898-1977) was a graduate of Swarthmore College, Class of 1919. and a professor of economics at the University of Kentucky. This collection includes correspondence and other material relating to Palmer's activities in collecting pictures (mostly photographs) of Quaker meeting houses in the U.S. and around the world.
Call number: RG5/113
Palmer, Samuel Copeland. Papers, 1895-1957.
Samuel Copeland Palmer (1874-1964), a Quaker from West Chester, Pennsylvania, was Professor of Botany at Swarthmore College, Pa., from 1909 to 1942. In 1929, he served as botanist in Bowdoin-Baffinland expedition under the command of Donald B. MacMillan, and after his retirement from teaching, he worked on a project to illustrate all plant species in Delaware County, Pa. This collection contains biographical material, writings, correspondence, and Swarthmore College memorabilia.
Call number: RG5/114
Palmer, Sarah Hopper. Family Papers, 1705-1883.
Sarah Hopper Palmer (1796-1885) was the eldest child of Isaac T. Hopper (1771-1852), noted Hicksite Quaker abolitionist and social reformer. The collection was apparently compiled as a basis for Lydia Maria Child's Life of Isaac T. Hopper, which was first published in 1853. The original manuscript of the published book is included in the collection. The collection contains material on the Palmer, Hunn and Jenkins families, family correspondence, legal and financial papers, and memorabilia. Of particular interest is the correspondence of Isaac T. Hopper which includes references to his work with Pennsylvania Society for Promoting the Abolition of Slavery, the Anti-slavery Society of New York, and the New York Prison Association.
Call number: RG5/115
Parrish, Edward. Parrish Family Papers, 1780-1966.
The Parrish Family of Philadelphia was a prominent Quaker family. The collection includes miscellaneous correspondence and other writings of Edward Parrish (1822-1872), first President of Swarthmore College. These document his frustrating tenure at the fledging Swarthmore College. Also of special interest is the correspondence of Dillwyn Parrish and his aunt and uncle, William and Deborah Parrish Wright, concerning abolition and anti-slavery efforts in Lancaster County. A scrapbook assembled by Clemmons Parrish contains autographs and letters collected by his brother, Thomas C. Parrish. While most of the items in the scrapbook contain merely a short note and signature, there is some substantive correspondence including letters from John Dickinson, Samuel Parsons, John Neagle, and Maria Mitchell.
Call number: RG5/229
Parvin Family. Genealogical Research Papers, 1891-1947.
The Parvin family was a Quaker family of Berks County, Pennsylvania. The collection contains papers of the Parvin and allied Brinton, Kirk, Smith, and Starr families, including list of burials in relocated Friends burying grounds of Exeter Monthly Meeting, and account of families affiliated with Maiden Creek Meeting.
Call number: RG5/116
Paschall, Edith Verlanden. Papers, 1736-1961 [bulk 1940-1961].
Edith Verlenden Paschall (1881-1961) was a Quaker genealogist and historian from Delaware County, Pennsylvania. The collection contains correspondence, legal papers and marriage certificates (chiefly photocopies), wills, notes, miscellaneous memorabilia, and pictures, collected by Paschall and relating to the Paschall family and other Quaker families. Includes material relating to the history and settlement of Darby, Pa., the development of Darby Monthly Meeting, and historic houses and brickmaking in the Delaware Valley.
Call number: RG5/117
Paschall Papers. See RG 5/186, Ann P. Jackson Papers.
Patterson, Mary Sullivan. Papers, 1878-1987.
Mary Sullivan Patterson (1906-1987) was a Quaker historian and genealogist from Swarthmore, Pennsylvania. The collection contains correspondence, including that with Friends meetings in Great Britain (1957) concerning the location of their records, written in preparation for a trip to compile notes concerning Quaker immigrants to America, diary (1924) kept during a visit to England with a young Friends group, articles on biographical and historical topics and Quaker affairs, genealogical notes on the Thomson, Sullivan, and other related families, reference materials on historic homes, particularly the homes of Caleb Pusey in Delaware County, Pa., and Benjamin West in Swarthmore, Pa., pictures, clippings, and memorabilia. Includes typewritten transcripts of diary (1809) of Sarah Thomson.
Call number: RG5/118
Paxson, Alice Hall. Scattered Seeds Papers, 1930-1936.
Alice Hall Paxson (1868-1955) was a Quaker author and editor of Swarthmore, Pennsylvania. She was the daughter of Thomas Heston and Lydia H. (Cox) Hall of Chester County. The family moved to Swarthmore, Pa., about 1889, and Alice graduated from Swarthmore College in 1888. In 1897, she married Charles Paxson. The family had close ties to Swarthmore College, including many graduates. Lydia (Cox) Hall was founding editor and editor for forty years of the periodical Scattered Seeds, a position in which her daughters, Alice Hall Paxson and Abby Hall Roberts, succeeded her. About 1928, Alice Hall Paxson became sole editor. The collection contains chiefly editorial correspondence and other papers relating to Scattered Seeds, a magazine for Quaker children, from 1930-1936 when it was edited by Paxson. Also, correspondence with American Unitarian Association, publishers of a similar periodical, The Beacon.
Call number: RG5/119
Pearsall Family Papers. See: Elizabeth Pearsall Frazier Family Papers, RG5/120.
Pearson, Paul M. Papers, 1890-1969 [bulk 1890-1938].
Paul M. Pearson (1871-1938) was a noted Quaker educator, editor, and speaker, a professor of public speaking at Swarthmore College, the first civilian governor of the U.S. Virgin Islands, an assistant director of the U.S. Housing Authority, and a leading founder and executive in the Chautauqua movement. The collection contains biographical and genealogical materials, personal correspondence (1894-1938), writings (published and manuscript), extensive material on the Swarthmore Chautauqua as well as papers relating to his work with the National Community Foundation, the Virgin Islands, and U.S. Housing Authority. There are also a small number of papers concerning Drew Pearson (1897-1969), his son and a syndicated national columnist.
Call number: RG5/121
Peasley-Engle Family Papers, 1893-1961.
Emma Peasley Engle, a New Jersey Quaker, graduated from Swarthmore College in 1928. She and her parents, James G. and Ruth W. Engle, were active in the Society of Friends at Woodbury and at Mickleton. This collection includes their correspondence as well as Quaker ephemera. Of particular interest are letters from Emma to her parents while she was a student at Swarthmore.
Call number: RG5/273
Mary Elizabeth Pidgeon (1890-1979) was born into an extended Quaker family who lived for generations in Clarke and Loudon counties, Virginia. She moved beyond the Virginia Quaker community to a career in the women's movement, first as a campaigner for women's suffrage (1917-1920), then as an educator and political activist in Virginia (1920-1928), and, finally, as a research economist for the Women's Bureau of the U.S. Department of Labor (1928-1956). During her retirement years, Pidgeon became active in Quaker affairs. The collection contains chiefly personal and professional papers of Mary Elizabeth Pidgeon (1890-1979), including correspondence, diaries, papers relating to her activities as student and teacher, publications and research reports, reminiscences, financial records, and notes relating to her activities as suffragette and involvement with National League of Women Voters, educator and political activist in Virginia (1920-1928), and work (1928-1956) as research economist for U.S. Women's Bureau; together with correspondence, diaries, legal and financial papers, genealogies, albums, essays, poetry, pictures, and other papers of the Pidgeon, Williams, and allied families. See also Mary Elizabeth Pidgeon Schlesinger Library Papers, 1906-1979.
Call number: RG5/123
Pidgeon, Mary Elizabeth. Schlesinger Library Papers, 1906-1979.
Mary Elizabeth Pidgeon (1890-1979) was born into an extended Quaker family who lived for generations in Clarke and Loudon counties, Virginia. She moved beyond the Virginia Quaker community to a career in the women's movement, first as a campaigner for women's suffrage (1917-1920), then as an educator and political activist in Virginia (1920-1928) and finally as a research economist for the Women's Bureau of the U.S. Department of Labor (1928-1956). During her retirement years, Pidgeon became active in Quaker affairs. The collection contains personal and professional papers of Mary Elizabeth Pidgeon (1890-1979), including family and other correspondence and papers relating to her activities as student, suffragette. and in her professional and organizational work. See also Mary Elizabeth Pidgeon Family Papers, RG5/123.
Call number: RG5/124
Postlethwaite, Edna. Family papers, 1894-1962
Edna Postlethwaite (1892-1972) graduated from Swarthmore College in 1914 and earned a masters degree from Columbia University. A Quaker and a member of New York Monthly Meeting of Friends, she was a teacher and involved in many social concerns. The collection contains the letters and diaries of Edna Postlethwaite and photocopies of the letters of G. Edmund Stratton, her uncle and also a Swarthmore College graduate. Of particular interest is the correspondence of the former with her parents, Clarence E. and Charlotte Lewis Postlethwaite, while she was a student at Swarthmore College.
Call number: RG5/125
Powell, Aaron M. (Aaron Macy). Papers, 1865-1900.
Aaron M. (Aaron Macy) Powell, 1832-1899, was a Quaker social reformer. The collection contains correspondence, much of it letters of condolence following the death (1867) of Powell's daughter, Elizabeth, biographical materials and tributes, and manuscripts of his biographies of George Fox and Wendell Phillips.
Call number: RG5/122
Price, William Webb. Papers, 1917-1923.
William Webb Price (1892-1961) was a Quaker architect and teacher of Rose Valley, Pennsylvania. The collection contains chiefly letters written by Price to his family while serving with Friends War Victims Relief Committee in France during and shortly after World War I; together with reports, financial papers, memorabilia, and printed material relating to Quaker reconstruction activities in France.
Call number: RG5/126
Prickett, William Sharp. Prickett Family Papers, 1716-1932.
William Sharp Prickett (1862-1926) was youngest child of Josiah J. and Emaline B. (Engle) Prickett. The Prickett/Prickitt family were Quakers who lived in the area of Northampton and Southampton Townships, Burlington Co., New Jersey, from 1716, the date of the earliest document in the collection. They lived near Rancocas Creek. In later generations most of the children attended or graduated from Westtown Boarding School, as did many of their spouses. The men in this family were farmers, educators, and lumbermen. The collection contains the family papers preserved by William Sharp Pickett. It includes biographical and genealogical, family correspondence, school papers relating to Josiah J. Pickett who served on the school committee of Northampton Township, NJ., family legal and financial papers and memorabilia.
Call number: RG5/127
Proud Manuscripts. See FHL Manuscript Collection.
Purdy Family Papers, 1801-ca. 2004.
The collection contains account books, financial papers, family correspondence, and miscellaneous papers of William Purdy, a New York Quaker preacher, and his family. He was a member of Amawalk Monthly Meeting, attending Croton preparative and worship meetings, and traveled in the ministry, leaving an undated record of the Friends and meetings that he visited. Purdy donated money, land, and labor towards building a new bridge and school house in Cortlandt. Collection also includes genealogical information compiled by Elliott Baldwin Hunt and Arthur M. Tingue.
Call number: RG5/243.