RG5: Records of Quaker Families and Individuals

Allen Family. Papers, 1700-1954.

Contains the papers of the Allen Family, a Quaker family of Philadelphia and Delaware County, Pennsylvania. Includes correspondence, journals, notebooks, genealogical charts, biographical sketches, memorials, marriage certificates, deeds, and other papers relating to the Allen and related Breidenhart, Casdorp, Gibbons, Hubley, Jacobs, Matlack, and Samuel families. Persons represented include Charles Allen (1776-1843), a Philadelphia druggist, and his son, George Breidenhart Allen (1804-1869), a Delaware County farmer. The Allen family papers contain extensive genealogical material, family correspondence, journals and memorials which provide excellent source material on Quaker family life in the 19th century in the Philadelphia area. Of particular interest are letters from Charles and Rebecca Allen to their children, several of whom were educated at Westtown School.

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Call number: RG5/001


Alston, John. Papers, 1797-1874.

John Alston (1794-1874) was a Quaker farmer who lived in Middletown, Delaware. This collection contains his journals (1837 (?)-1847 and n.d.), account books and business papers (1821-1874), and essays by Nathan Lord on slavery and salvation (1797).

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Call number: RG5/002


Apgar, Margaret P. Friends House Writings, 1980-1995

Contains collected writings of residents of Friends House, a Quaker retirement home in Sandy Spring, Md., and Haviland Hall, its nursing home extension. Margaret P. Apgar, who was a resident for 12 years and visited after she left Friends House in 1991, collected, typed and edited the writings between 1980 and 1994. The collection includes Gleanings, the published collection of residents’ work in six volumes, and additional writings by individuals including by Grace Yaukey who published under the same of Cornelia Spencer, Margaret Wells Steer, Grace Nesbitt, and Margaret Birckhead, who published under the name of “Babby,” and Mary Buchanan.

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Call number: RG5/225l

Arnold, Mary Ellicott. Papers, 1888-1970.

Mary Ellicott Arnold (1876-1968) was a Quaker writer and social activist, known for her work with consumer cooperatives. After an unsuccessful farming venture in her youth, Mary Ellicott Arnold and her lifelong companion, Mabel Reed, worked with the Karok Indians in California as employees of the United States Indian Bureau. After a period as chief organizer for the U.S. Employment Service in New York State, she and Mabel Reed were involved in a number of successful cooperative ventures, including cafeterias and an apartment building in New York City, miners' housing in Nova Scotia, cooperative credit unions among lobster fishermen in Maine, and the Tanguy and Cheyney Cooperative Homesteads in the Philadelphia area. She was an early Treasurer of the Cooperative League, was very active in the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, and was a member of Providence Monthly Meeting, Media, Pennsylvania. The collection includes correspondence, financial papers, notebooks, reports, and clippings concerning Mary Ellicott Arnold's varied activities. Correspondents include Wallace J. Campbell, Moses Coady, Darlington Hoopes, George Meany, Richard H. Rhoads, and many others.

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Call number: RG5/003


Ash, Samuel Shinn. Papers. See: RG5/004


Ash-Schofield Family Papers, 1888-1970.

Samuel Shinn Ash and his wife, Sarah J. Schofield, were prominent Quakers, active in a variety of philanthropic activities, including anti-slavery, peace, temperance, women's rights, and education. Samuel Shinn Ash was born in Philadelphia in 1829, the son of Dr. Caleb and Rebecca Shinn Ash. He was apprenticed as an engineer and machinist and worked in manufacturing. He married Sarah J. Schofield, daughter of Oliver W. and Mary Jackson Schofield in 1859. This collection consists of family papers, manuscript letters and memorabilia, largely of a domestic nature. Includes some descriptions of Meetings and religious journeys, of the early struggles of Samuel S. Ash in engineering and business, and references to the Schofield Normal and Industrial School in Aiken, S.C. of which Martha Schofield, one of the correspondents, was Manager. The exchange of letters between Mary S. Ash and her mother, Sarah Ash, describes student life at Swarthmore College in the 1890's.

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Call number: RG5/004


Atkinson, Wilmer. Papers, 1881-1948.

Wilmer Atkinson (1840-1920) of Philadelphia, Pa., was a Quaker journalist and editor and publisher of the Farm Journal. He was active in social concerns, especially suffrage for women. In 1866 he married Anna Allen, and they had three daughters. The scrapbooks in this collection were compiled by their daughter, Gertrude Atkinson (1874-1948). The collection includes scrapbooks containing clippings and memorabilia concerning the Atkinson, Allen, and related families, and a typed copy of a journal which Wilmer Atkinson kept in 1917 concerning the War.

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Call number: RG5/005


Bacon, Francis R. Papers, 1948-1964.

Francis R. Bacon (1878-1965), a birthright Quaker, was Dean of Western Reserve University's School of Architecture. Born in Haddonfield, N.J., son of Samuel Allen and Elizabeth Bacon, he graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in Architecture in 1913. He married Edith Melrose Farquhar in 1915, and in the early 1920's they participated in the AFSC child feeding programs in Germany and Russia. They moved to Cleveland in 1923 and remained there until his retirement in 1953. This collection primarily includes correspondence, notes, photographs, and other materials related to Francis R. Bacon's research on 17th century Quaker meeting houses. Correspondents include Elfrida Vipont Foulds, Isabel Ross, Beatrice Saxon Snell, Henry J. Cadbury, and others.

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Call number: RG5/006


Bailey, C. Lloyd. C. Lloyd and Mary Margaret Bailey Papers, 1980-1991.


C. Lloyd Bailey and his wife, Mary Margaret, visited Korea for a year (1983-1984) under the auspices of the Friend in the Orient Committee of Pacific Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends. They provided guidance and spiritual support for Seoul Monthly Meeting, which they continued through correspondence after their return to the United States. This collection contains the Baileys’ correspondence relating to their trip to Korea and their continued correspondence with Korean Quakers. Writings by and relating to Ham Sok Hon, a Korean Quaker teacher, are also included.

 

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Call number: RG5/227


Bancroft, Joseph. Papers, 1858-1890.

Joseph Bancroft (1803-1874) was Hicksite Quaker and cloth manufacturer from Wilmington, Delaware, who worked for the reunification of the Society of Friends in the 1860's and 1870's. He wrote a number of religious tracts and published a book, A Persuasive To Unity, which he published in 1874. At his death, Bancroft established a trust fund to secure the free circulation of this book among Quakers. This collection includes materials which relate to Joseph Bancroft's writing and other religious activities, particularly to the efforts regarding the circulation of A Persuasive To Unity before and after his death. His son, William Poole Bancroft, continued to promote its distribution until at least 1890.

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Call number: RG5/007


Barton Manuscript. See FHL Manuscript Collection, MSS 009.


Bartram Family. Papers, 1843-1874.

Contains biographical and genealogical materials, a few letters, pictures, copy books and other memorabilia of the Bartram family of Southeastern Pennsylvania.

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Call number: RG5/008


Bassett Family. Papers, 1676-1846.

This collection contains deeds, will, land and other property documents of the Bassett, Wright, and other families of Salem County, NJ, many of whom were Quakers.

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Call number: RG5/009


Battin Family. Papers. See: RG5/010


Battin, Isaac. Correspondence, 1865-1912.

The collection contains the papers of the Battin family, Quakers from Albany, New York, Omaha, Nebraska, and Swarthmore, Pennsylvania Includes Letter books (8 v.) of Isaac Battin (ca. 1835-1912), containing chiefly family and personal letters, but also business correspondence relating to his employment by a gas company in Omaha; together with correspondence of other family members.

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Call number: RG5/010


Baxter, William. Papers, 1840-1942.

William Baxter (1824-1886) was a Quaker businessman who lived in Wayne County, Indiana, and was active in social reform, particularly in the temperance movement. The collection includes correspondence of William and his wife, Mary Baxter (1830-1918), business papers, essays and speeches on temperance and other social reforms, family memorabilia, and miscellaneous materials.

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Call number: RG5/011


Bean, Joel. Papers, 1825-1914.

Joel Bean (1835-1914) and his wife, Hannah Elliott Bean (1830-1909), were prominent Quaker ministers in Iowa Yearly Meeting in the mid-nineteenth century when Quaker settlements were expanding in Iowa. Joel Bean was born in Alton, New Hampshire, in 1825. He migrated to Iowa in 1853 and taught school at West Branch, Iowa, from 1850 to 1861. In 1859, he married Hannah Elliott Shipley in Philadelphia. Joel Bean was appointed Clerk of Iowa Yearly Meeting in 1867, and he and Hannah traveled in Europe from 1872 to 1873. The Beans opposed the extremes of revivalism, but declined to join the Conservatives in withdrawing from Iowa Yearly Meeting. After their move to California, they joined a group of Friends who were initially affiliated with Iowa Yearly Meeting. They helped to form the College Park Association of Friends. However, Joel and Hannah were deposed as ministers by Iowa Yearly Meeting in 1893 and disowned by them in 1898. This action caused a strong reaction among Quakers outside of Iowa Yearly Meeting, particularly among English Friends. The Beans were subsequently received by New England Yearly Meeting as members and ministers.

The Bean Papers consist primarily of the writings and correspondence of Joel Bean, although some material by Hannah Bean is also present. Joel Bean's writings include accounts of the Iowa separations, sermons, religious writings, school lessons, poetry, historical writings, memorials, and personal reminiscences. Over 1600 letters and 57 volumes of diaries complete the collection.

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Call number: RG5/012


Bettle Family. Papers, 1800-1955.

The Bettle family were prominent 19th century Quaker merchants in Philadelphia. Samuel Bettle, Sr., was Clerk of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting at the time of the Separation in 1827. His son, Samuel Bettle, Jr., was also a Quaker minister. Samuel Bettle, son of Samuel and Sarah of Philadelphia, married Jane Temple, daughter of Thomas and Jane, in 1802 at Kennett Meeting House. They had at least five children, among whom was Samuel, Jr.; the latter married Mary Ann Jones in 1831. The collection includes correspondence, biographical clippings, business records, and other papers of Samuel Bettle and his family. Correspondents include William Savery, Jesse Kersey, Stephen Grellet, and other prominent Friends.

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Call number: RG5/013


Bettle, Samuel. Family Papers. See RG5/013.


Biddle Manuscripts. See Biddle Family Papers, RG5/177


Biddle Family Papers, 1793-1951.

This collection contains the papers of Philadelphia Quaker Owen Biddle (1737-1799), his son, Clement Biddle (1778-1856), and numerous descendants. Owen Biddle, a scientist and merchant, served as deputy Forage Master General during the American Revolution. He became a member of the Free Quakers during the Revolutionary War, but in 1783 he was reinstated in Philadelphia Monthly Meeting and helped in the establishment of Westtown School (1799). Owen Biddle's papers, 1772-1793, (Series 1) include correspondence, and journals, some of which relate to his Revolutionary War activities. Three of his letterbooks, 1778-1779, have been microfilmed.


The collection contains correspondence, journal, letterbooks, and account books, together with other manuscript material reflecting the social and cultural life and religious activities of a prominent Quaker family of Pennsylvania and Delaware. Papers of Lucy Biddle Lewis (1861-1941) are important for association with the women’s suffrage movement and for early activities of the American Friends Service Committee. Other names represented in the collection are Jane Addams, Emily Greene Balch, Clement Biddle, Clement Miller Biddle, William C. Biddle, Dorothy Biddle James, Henry Hollingsworth, Thomas Mifflin, Thomas Parke, Thomas Richardson, Lydia Biddle Rickman, and Ann Biddle Stirling.

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Call number: RG5/177


Blom, Dorothea Johnson. Papers, 1961-1975

Dorothea Johnson Blom (1911-1991) was a Quaker writer, artist, and teacher. She became a member of the Society of Friends in 1937 at Chappaqua Monthly Meeting, subsequently transferring to Purchase Monthly Meeting. She co-authored nine books and taught courses at Pendle Hill and other schools in art history and art appreciation with an emphasis on the Jungian concept of growth and spiritual needs. The collection contains her letters to her friend Liza B. (Betty) Lewis, 1961-1975, reflecting her interest in spiritual, art, and social concerns as well as teaching and family matters. There are also a small amount of published writings and course material.

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Call number: RG5/241


Bond, Elizabeth Powell. Papers, 1856-1958. [bulk 1888-1925]


Elizabeth Powell Bond (1841-1926) was the first Dean of Women at Swarthmore College, Pennsylvania, a position she held from 1890 to 1906. A birthright Quaker and lifelong member of the Society of Friends, she played an important role in the development of coeducation at the College. Born in Dutchess County, NY, Elizabeth Macy Powell married Henry Herrick Bond in 1872. Her husband died in 1881, leaving her with a young son. After serving for four years as Matron of Swarthmore College, Elizabeth Powell Bond was appointed as its Dean in 1890; she retired in 1906. The collection includes correspondence (1860-1926), diaries and journals (1856-1925), business papers, speeches and articles, pictures, and memorabilia. Correspondents include Louisa M. Alcott, Ellen Emerson, Hannah Clothier Hull, William Lloyd Garrison, and others.

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Call number: RG5/014


Bourne, Howard J. Papers, 1947-1963.

Howard J. Bourne (b. ca. 1890, d. ca. 1963) was a Quaker author from Portland, Indiana, who wrote for Friends Intelligencer and Friends Journal, The collection contains correspondence and writings, many relating to Quakers. Correspondents include Francis Bowditch, Teresina R. Havens, Willard Heiss, Jane P. Rushmore, and J. Barnard Walton.

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Call number: RG5/015


Bourne, John H. Robbins Family Papers, 1849-1934.

This small collection concerning the Robbins family, Quakers who owned the historic Seven Stars Tavern property in Salem County, New Jersey, was compiled by John H. Bourne. The Robbins family purchased the tavern about 1805, and the property remained in the family until it was purchased by John H. Bourne in 1927. The Robbins family belonged to Pilesgrove Monthly Meeting (Hicksite), which in 1928 became Woodstown Monthly Meeting. The collection contains some genealogical information on the Robbins family and correspondence and articles concerning the Seven Stars property, as well as poetry, prose, and a diary (1875) of Annie Lawrie Robbins (1828-1916), the unmarried Robbins daughter who kept house in the Seven Stars homestead, and other family material.

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Call number: RG5/130


Branch, Benjamin Harrison. Papers, 1853-1992 [bulk 1977-1992]


Benjamin H. Branch, Jr. (1919-1993), son of Benjamin H. and Rachel Neill Hoge Branch of Loudoun Co., Virginia, was a birthright Quaker and member of Goose Creek United Meeting. He was active in the Friends Meeting of Washington, acting as Historian. The collection contains personal papers and materials relating to the Conference of Friends in America. Series 1 contains genealogical information and Hoge family letters. Series 2 includes materials on the Conference of Friends in the Americas, held in Wichita, Kansas, in 1977, with related correspondence, 1977-1992.

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Call number: RG5/176


Branson-Jackson Family Papers, 1794-1962.

Anna M. Jackson and her daughter, Anna M. (Jackson Branson) Theiss, were Quaker activists in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Anna M. Davis was born in 1848 in New York, the daughter of David H. Davis, a textile merchant, and Susan Price Davis. She married William M. Jackson in 1869. Anna M. Jackson was very involved in reform activities in New York City. She served as Chairman of the Women's Prison Reform Committee, and was also involved in the Women's Municipal League and the Political Study Club. Her daughter, Anna Morris Jackson, was born in 1881. The latter attended Swarthmore College for two years and in 1909 earned a B.S. in Education from Columbia University. In 1910, she married Charles Fox Branson and moved to Ohio. The Bransons and their only surviving child, Anna Florence Branson, moved back east to Philadelphia in the early 1920's, where Anna was involved in Green Street Monthly Meeting, Friends General Conference, and helped to organize the Inter-Racial Committee of Philadelphia. Anna and Charles were divorced in 1939, and she married Dr. Lewis E. Theiss of Bucknell University.

The collection contains correspondence, journals, and memorabilia of Anna M. Jackson and her daughter, Anna M. Theiss. It also includes related materials of the Davis, Price, Jackson, and Fox families, as well as some correspondence of William M. Jackson and memorabilia of Anna F. and Myron Lewis Boardman. There are significant materials relating to prison reform, women's suffrage, peace, and equal rights for African-Americans in New York City in the late 19th century, Quaker activities throughout the period, the Schofield Normal and Industrial School in the late 19th century, and Swarthmore College in the 1890's and the 1930's.

Correspondents include Mrs. Sarah J. Bird, Samuel J. Barrows, Kate Bond, Joel Bean, Elizabeth Powell Bond, William W. Birdsall, Cornelia Bowen, Antoinette Blackwell, Ellen Collins, Anna J. Cooper, Grace H. Dodge, W.E.B. DuBois, Phebe A. Hanaford, Cornelia Hancock, Josephine Shaw Lowell, Jacob A. Riis, Belle de Rivera, Theodore Roosevelt, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Margaret Schofield, Fanny G. Villard, Stephen Samuel Wise, and Booker T. Washington.

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Call number: RG5/016


Brantingham-Stratton Family Papers, 1797-1937.

This collection contains papers, in part typed transcriptions, concerning the Brantingham and Stratton families, Quaker families of England and Ohio. It contains correspondence, biographies, genealogical data, wills, and pictures. Includes correspondence and transcript of sea journal (1798-1799) of George Brantingham (1770-1845), an English Quaker who emigrated to Philadelphia and by 1821 had settled in Salem, Ohio. Correspondents include members of Brantingham's family in England, including his brothers, John Brantingham (1768-1823), Joseph Brantingham (1754-1832), and William Brantingham (1756-1840).

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Call number: RG5/017


Brey, Jane W.T. Collection of Family Findings, 1682-1894

Jane W. T. Brey (Jane Watson Taylor Brey, 1895-1982) was a genealogist. This collection chiefly contains photoprints of deeds, wills, marriage certificates and genealogical charts and pictures, relating to the Taylor, Wildman, and Watson families, Quakers of Bucks County, Pa.

 

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Call number: RG5/018


Brinton, Joseph. Family Papers, 1758-1931

Joseph Brinton(1828-1917), an outspoken member of the Society of Friends from southeastern Pennsylvania, was active in the Wilburite schisms in the 1850s and 1860?s. His family papers include his own journals, as well as his extensive correspondence and that of his two wives, Mary H. Brinton and Anna H. Brinton.

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Call number: RG5/233


Broomell, Anna Pettit. Papers. See RG5/019


Broomell-Pettit Family Papers.

This collection contains papers and relics collected by Anna Pettit Broomell concerning Quaker families of Columbiana County, Ohio, and Salem County, New Jersey. It includes family correspondence, accounts, albums, school copybooks, notebooks, piece book, almanacs, clippings, printed material, and memorabilia of the Pettit, Hussey, Griffith, and related families. Includes letters from Hannah G. Pettit of Columbiana County, Ohio, to her sister, Hester G. Hussey, from David Pettit to his family in 1873 while on a tour of Indian reservations in Nebraska, as well as a letter from James Baldwin to Anna Pettit Broomell concerning the book, In My Youth.

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Call number: RG5/019


Brosius, Lewis Walton. Genealogical Notes and Data.

Lewis Walton Brosius (1856-1930) was a Hicksite Quaker teacher, businessman and genealogist from Wilmington, Delaware. This collection contains the materials collected by Brosius for his book Genealogy of Henry and Mary Brosius and their descendants with other historical matters connected therewith.

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Call number: RG5/020


Bunting, Samuel J. Family Papers, 1789-1941.

Samuel J. Bunting, Jr., (1889-1966) was a birthright Hicksite Friend descended from a family that was associated for many generations with the Society of Friends in Pennsylvania and, in particular, Darby Monthly Meeting. A graduate of Swarthmore College and banker by profession, he was interested in genealogy and worked over a long period of time to compile family records. Included is material on the Bunting, Ridgways, Andrews, and Lloyd families as well as original documents, such as the correspondence of Josiah Bunting, Quaker minister, and others, and the genealogical manuscript written by Martha Bunting in 1934. The collection illustrates the correspondence and related materials which sometimes descended in Quaker families with deep roots in America.

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Call number: RG5/021


Bunting Family Papers, 1739-1957.

The Bunting family was a Pennsylvania Quaker family, closely associated with Darby, Pa., and Darby Monthly Meeting.  The Bunting family had many branches descending from the ten children of Josiah and Sarah (Hunt) Bunting; Josiah Bunting (1734-1813) was a minister and elder of Darby Monthly Meeting.  One of his sons, Josiah (1773-1863) married Sarah Sellers.  His son, Joseph (1830-1890) married Elizabeth Spencer Miller (1833-1905), a descendent of the Miller and McIlvain families, also Pennsylvania Quakers.  The collection contains business and estate papers, correspondence, and genealogical and related materials which descended in the family of Joseph and Elizabeth Spencer (Miller) Bunting.  Of particular interest is a letter from Quaker minister, John Jackson (1809-1855) expressing his religious views.

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Call number: RG5/220


Bye Family. Papers, 1685-1931. See also: RG5/023.

Contains papers of Quakers of Delaware and southern Chester County (Pa.), particularly members of the Bye, Jenkinson, Passmore, Speakman, and Smith families. E. Mortimer Bye, son of Amos and Deborah Paxson Bye of East Nottingham, was born in 1818. He married Phebe Pusey, daughter of Andrew Moore and Judith Wilson Passmore in 1843. E. Mortimer Bye was a schoolteacher and mineralogist successful in quarrying and in mining chrome. His eldest son, Pusey Passmore Bye, was born in 1846 and married Caroline, daughter of Thomas Harlan and Anna Jenkinson Speakman of Philadelphia in 1872. The collection includes correspondence, business records, photographs, and memorabilia of E. Mortimer and Pusey Passmore Bye, Thomas Jenkinson, Thomas H. Speakman, and Nathaniel Smith. Also includes accounts of Phebe Thomas who died at the age of 104 in Chester County (Pa.) and had witnessed the Battle of Brandywine as a child.

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Call number: RG5/022


Bye (M. Harlan) Papers. See RG5/022.


Bye, Arthur Edwin. Genealogical Materials, [ca. 1940]?1956.

Contains papers compiled by Arthur Edwin Bye, Quaker genealogist and local historian. Includes genealogical files on the Bye and related families of Bucks County, PA, and Cecil County, MD. His research culminated in the publication in 1956 of the book History of the Bye Family and some allied families.

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Call number: RG5/023


Bye, Mary. Papers, 1966-[on-going].

Mary (Du Bois) Bye, Quaker peace and social activist and member of Doylestown Monthly Meeting of Friends in Pennsylvania, was born in 1913. This collection consists of the papers relating to Mary Bye's political activity. It includes correspondence, notes, clippings, and other files concerning peace and justice issues. Includes material on Daniel Berrigan, Robert Whittington Eaton, the Plowshares Eight, Vietnamese conflict, Continental Walk for Disarmament, corporate divestiture, Central American refugees, and many other issues. Correspondents include Noam Chomsky, Alexander Calder, Theodore Friend, Kai Yutah Clouds, Fr. Paul Kabat, and others.

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Call number: RG5/024


Cadbury, Richard Tapper. Papers, 1799-1924.

Richard Tapper Cadbury (1853-1929) was a Quaker businessman, teacher, writer, and art connoisseur. He was born in 1853, the son of Richard and Lydia Shinn Cadbury. He married Helen Nathans in 1884 and died in 1929. His mother's brother, Earl Shinn, Jr., (1838-1886) was a well-known art critic. The collection contains correspondence and memorabilia of the Cadbury, Comfort, Haines, and Shinn families. The letters give a detailed picture of life in Philadelphia Quaker families of the mid 19th century, and of the hardships of those who participated in the California gold rush. Also includes the journal of Richard Tapper Cadbury while he was a student at Haverford College and the correspondence of Cadbury's uncle, Earl Shinn, Jr., art critic for The Nation, with Thomas Eakins, William Chase, John Sartain, B.C. Champney, and William T. Richards.

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Call number: RG5/025


Camp, William P.. Papers, 1936-1993.

William P. Camp (1917-1999) was a Quaker psychiatrist, particularly concerned with ethics in the mental health field and very active in his profession in Pennsylvania and on Quaker boards.  He was married to peace activist Kay Camp who served as president of Womenfs International League for Peace and Freedom. The papers chronicle his life, especially his professional and volunteer activities.  Camp served as superintendent of Norristown State Hospital, director of Friends Hospital, and commissioner of Mental Health for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  He also served as president of the Pennsylvania Psychiatric Society and the Ethics Committee of the American Psychiatric Association.

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Call number: RG5/244


Campbell, Helen. King Family Papers, 1733-1878 (bulk)

The King family was a Quaker family of Rhode Island and New York. The collection contains genealogical and miscellaneous family papers of the Kings and the related Buffum and Bowne families. Helen Campbell (born 1879) was the daughter of Horatio Nelson and Mary King (Buffum) Campbell of Providence, Rhode Island. On her maternal side, she was descended from John Bowne (1627-1695), early Quaker of Flushing, New York, and from Joseph and Ann King, Quakers from Newcastle, England. Her grandparents were Benjamin and Eleanor (King) Buffum.

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Call number: RG5/226


 

Clark, Rebecca Timbres. Papers.

Rebecca Timbres Clark (1896-2000) was a Quaker nurse and social worker. The collection contains correspondence, journals (1921-22), biographical data, articles, speeches, reviews, poetry, pictures, and memorabilia, relating chiefly to relief work in eastern Europe, and especially Poland and Russia, undertaken by Clark and her first husband, Harry Garland Timbres, a Quaker physician, under the auspices of the American Friends Service Committee. The collection also includes material relating to Clark's later medical and social work in India, where she served in a school founded by Rabindranath Tagore, and in Hawaii, as well as later correspondence concerning her work with Friends World Committee and Friends Hall, Fox Chase. Correspondents include Charles Freer Andrews and Horace Alexander.

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Call number: RG5/026


Clarke, Eleanor Stabler. Family Papers, 1950-1979.

Eleanor Stabler Clarke (1896-1995), a birthright Quaker, was active in the American Friends Service Committee and other Quaker organizations, and served on the Swarthmore College Board of Managers from 1935-1971. She was the daughter of Charles M. and Ida Palmer Stabler, and in 1918 she married William Anderson Clarke, Sr. Her sister, Cornelia Stabler Gillam (1898-1979) was active in the theater and performed for the U.S.O. in 1945 and 1946. The collection includes a genealogy with stories and photos compiled by Eleanor Stabler Clarke (1896-1995) titled "A Goodly Heritage," and writings by Cornelia Stabler Gillam (1898-1979) including her one-woman dramatic biography "Charlotte Bronte," which she first performed in 1957, and "European and Veterans Hospitals Via USO," given as lectures in 1945 and 1946.

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Call number: RG5/185


Cleghorn, Sarah Norcliffe. Papers, 1910-1955.

Sarah Norcliffe Cleghorn (1876-1959) was a Quaker author, reformer, and pacifist from Manchester, VT, and Philadelphia, PA. Born in Norfolk, VA, in 1876, Sarah Cleghorn spent her early life in Wisconsin and Minnesota. She was educated at a seminary in Vermont and spent a year at Radcliffe as a special student. Throughout her life she was active in a number of reform movements, including peace, anti-vivisection, women suffrage, anti-lynching, prison reform, and opposition to child labor. She joined the Socialist party at the age of 35. At the time of her death in 1959, she was a member of Chestnut Hill (Pa.) Monthly Meeting. The collection contains correspondence, biographical data, essays, pageants and poetry, clippings, memorabilia, and photographs. Includes a grangerized copy of Cleghorn's autobiography, Threescore, and her War Journal of a Pacifist. Correspondents include Emily Greene Balch, A.J. Muste, Scott Nearing, Clarence Pickett, Norman Thomas, and Muriel Lester.

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Call number: RG5/027


Clement, Louise K. Papers. See: FHL Picture Collection.


Codding, Ichabod. Papers, 1830-1866.

Ichabod Codding, a Congregational minister, was active in the anti-slavery movement. He was born in New York, and attended Middlebury College. He moved to the Midwest in 1842 and was involved in politics in Illinois. The collection contains biographical materials, manuscript sermons, speeches, and notes, correspondence received (1830-1866), publications, and reference materials of Ichabod Codding. Includes information on abolition, John Brown, Owen Lovejoy, Abraham Lincoln, and Republican politics in Illinois in the mid 19th century.

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Call number: RG5/028


Coffin Family. Papers, 1797-1932.

The Coffin family were Quakers of Wayne County, Indiana. Elijah Coffin was born in 1793 in Guilford County, N.C., the son of Bethuel and Hannah Dicks Coffin. He married Naomi Hiatt in 1820, and the family moved to Milton, Indiana, in 1824. Elijah worked as a banker, and the family moved for a short time to Cincinnati and then to Richmond, Indiana. Benjamin and Elizabeth Hiatt, Naomi's parents, also migrated to Indiana at the same time, together with Naomi's brother, Mordecai, and his family. Charles F. Coffin, the son of Elijah, was born in 1823 and married Rhoda Moorman Johnson in 1847; he was employed as a banker. Charles F. and Rhoda M. Coffin were active in the peace movement, prison reform, reform of the treatment of the insane, and the temperance movement. He succeeded his father as Clerk of Indiana Yearly Meeting from 1857 to 1884. Charles F. and Rhoda M. Coffin's youngest son, Percival Brooks Coffin, was born in 1865. The collection contains family correspondence (1828-1913), journals of Elijah Coffin (1842), Benajah Coffin (1826), and Percival Brooks Coffin (1883-1920), business papers of Elijah Coffin and Charles F. Coffin, and miscellaneous writings. Includes documents and letters pertaining to Charles F., Rhoda M., and Elijah Coffin's prison reform activities and articles concerning the treatment of the insane, Indian rights, and temperance. Also manuscripts having to do with Indiana Yearly Meeting of Friends and the Cincinnati Book Association of Friends. Correspondents include Elijah Coffin, Rhoda M. Coffin, Mordecai Hiatt, and Rufus Jones.

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Call number: RG5/029


Coffin-Baxter Papers. See: RG5/011.


Collins Family Papers, 1797-1937.

The Collins family was a Quaker family of New England and New York City. Abel Collins (1770-1834) was a birthright Quaker and a minister recorded by Hopkinton Monthly Meeting, Vermont. He married Mary A. Wilbur (d. 1858) of Hopkinton in 1790. Abel and Mary Collins had eight children who survived to adulthood. Their son, Abel F. (Abel Francis), was clerk of South Kingston Monthly Meeting. He and his wife, Electa J. Collins, had three sons, Francis Wendell (1845-1887), Clarkson Abel (b. 1853), and Abel Chalkley (b. 1857). All three sons attended Friends Boarding School in Providence, Rhode Island, and continued their studies at Brown University. Chalkley Collins practiced as an attorney in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, and Clarkson was a lawyer in New York City. Francis W. Collins moved to Narragansett Pier, Rhode Island, where he taught elementary school. In 1877 he married Alice V. Burdick. They moved to Woodland, California, where Francis operated a nursery business, ?Ornamental Trees.? They had one son, Francis Winfield Collins, b. 1878. The collection contains extensive family correspondence (1812-1903) which cover a variety of topics, including schools and education, Quaker concerns, topical events of the day, and family life; journals of Francis W. Collins, including descriptions of his student days at Friends Boarding School in Providence; family business and financial papers; miscellaneous papers, photographs, and genealogical material on the Collins and Burdick families.

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Call number: RG5/173


Comly-White Family. Papers, 1771-1961.

John Comly, a Quaker minister and school master, was born in 1773, the son of Isaac and Asenath Comly of Byberry, Pennsylvania. He married Rebecca Budd, a fellow teacher at the Westtown School, in 1803. They operated the Pleasant Hill Boarding School on their Byberry farm from 1804-1815. Charles Comly, their oldest son, married Debby Ann Newbold in 1830. Their daughter, Helen Trump Comly, married Howard White in 1886. The collection includes family correspondence, the journal of John Comly's brother, Isaac, other manuscript writings, financial and legal papers, and miscellaneous papers. Also includes the ledger and memorabilia of Pleasant Hill Boarding School and papers of Helen Comly White relating to her student years at Swarthmore College from 1870-75.

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Call number: RG5/030


Cooper Family. Papers, 1780-1926.

William Cooper, a New Jersey Quaker and Elder of Woodbury Monthly Meeting, married Sarah Morgan in 1806. They had six children and resided at "Greenfield" in Woodbury. This collection contains family correspondence, wills and marriage certificates, other manuscript and printed materials, memorabilia, and photographs of the ancestors and descendents of William and Sarah Morgan Cooper. Includes historical writings of Howard Mickle Cooper and the genealogical notes of Lucy Smyth.

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Call number: RG5/031


Cooper (Bain) Papers. See RG5/032.


Cooper-Richardson Family Papers, 1863-1977.

The Cooper-Richardson collection contains correspondence and family memorabilia from the Cooper family (William E. and Sarah Roberts Matlack Cooper). The Cooper family were Quakers of New Jersey, attending meetings in the Woodbury and Byberry areas. William Evans Cooper (1812-1856) married Elizabeth M. Roberts (1815-1902) at Woodbury Monthly Meeting in Gloucester County, N.J., in 1836. They had 8 children: Annie, Sarah, Mary Kaighn who married Nathaniel Richardson, Elizabeth Roberts, Joseph Morgan, Lucy, William Alfred, and Henry R. Cooper. The collection includes correspondence and family memorabilia of the children and grandchildren of William Evans and Sarah Cooper. Of particular interest is the journal of their granddaughter, Anna C. Richardson, written on her trip to California in 1904, and the writings of Sarah Cooper.

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Call number: RG5/032


Cope Manuscripts. See Cope Family Papers, RG5/178


Cope Family Papers, 1792-1877.

The Cope family was a Quaker family of Chester County and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Baltimore, Maryland. The collection contains family correspondence, genealogical papers and legal papers, a journal (1823) of Ann (Shoemaker) Janney, and other papers of the Cope and related Shoemaker, Yarnell, and Janney families. Individuals represented include Mahlon Day, Joseph John Gurney, and John Janney.

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Call number: RG5/178


Cronk, Sandra Lee. Papers, 1965-1999.

Sandra Lee Cronk (1942-2000) was a Quaker author who co-founded School of the Spirit, a ministry of prayer and learning under the auspices of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting.  Her papers include manuscripts of her published works, numerous unpublished manuscripts, and records of some of the workshops that she gave at Pendle Hill.

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Call number: RG5/235


Darlington, Charles J. (Charles Joseph). Papers, 1950-1966.

This collection contains the papers of Charles J. Darlington (1894-1966), relating primarily to the reunification of the two Philadelphia Yearly Meetings, his visits to the Five Years Meeting, and his work on Swarthmore College Alumni Fund.  He served on the Joint Committee for Organic Union during the years preceding the reunification of the two branches of the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting in 1955.  He subsequently served as Clerk of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends from 1955 to 1960.  Since some of the yearly meetings belonging to the Five Years Meeting of Friends were undergoing similar reunifications, he and several other Philadelphia Friends were invited to the Five Years Meetings in 1955, 1960, and 1963; the name was changed in 1965 to Friends United Meeting.  Charles Darlington was in the Swarthmore Class of 1915.

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Call number: RG5/230


Davidson, Carlisle G. Papers, 1971-1975.

Contains the papers of Carlisle G. Davidson, Quaker editor. Chiefly correspondence and articles, including editorial correspondence concerning the periodical, The Pentecostal Friend, published by the Evangelical Friends Association, a Quaker Pentecostal organization located in Detroit, Michigan, and correspondence concerning the formation of the Elgon Yearly Meeting in East Africa.

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Call number: RG5/033


Davies-Gayner Papers. See RG5/048.


Davis, Bainbridge C. Papers, 1960-1993

Bainbridge C. Davis (1910-1993) was a Quaker active in many concerns and organizations. He worked as a Foreign Service Officer, serving in Venezuela, Jamaica, Chile, and Panama. He retired early, at the age of 62, to devote himself to Quaker causes. He worked to improve race relations and opposed U.S. support for dictatorships. Organizations and committees in which he was active include the Friends World Committee for Consultation, American Friends Service Committee, and Pendle Hill. He was a Philadelphia Yearly Meeting representative to the World Conference of Friends in 1979 and 1991. This collection contains the papers and documents amassed by Davis relating to these various Quaker organizations, including the Friends World Committee for Consultation (FWCC), the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), Philadelphia Yearly Meeting, and Pendle Hill, spanning from 1960-1993. The papers document Davis's work over this 33 year period.

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Call number: RG5/212


Dixon-Seeds Family Papers, 1796-1916.

Dixon and Seeds families were Quakers living near Wilmington, Delaware. Collection includes correspondence, albums, school work, and other family papers.

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Call number: RG5/034


DuBois, Rachel Davis. Papers, 1920-1993.

Rachel Davis DuBois (1892-1993) was a Quaker educator, writer, and a pioneer in the interfaith and interracial dialogue and intercultural education. This collection contains the personal papers of Rachel Davis DuBois, including correspondence, writings, her work with interracial, intercultural, and interfaith projects, personal logs and notes, and miscellaneous material.

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Call number: RG5/035


Eastburn, Margaret R. Papers, 1786-1951.

Margaret Roberts Eastburn (1880-1964) was a Quaker elementary school teacher and principal. The collection contains primarily correspondence relating to Eastburn's career as an educator in New Jersey and Pennsylvania and especially her activities (1905-1921) as teacher and principal at Aimwell school, Philadelphia, Pa., a Quaker school for poor girls. Also included are biographical and genealogical materials, and business, financial, and legal papers of the Eastburn family of Bucks County, Pa.

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Call number: RG5/036


Elkinton Family. Papers. 1736-

Contains the papers of the Elkinton Family, a Quaker family of Philadelphia and its vicinity. Joseph Elkinton was born in Salem, NJ, in 1794. Soon after, his family moved to Philadelphia, Pa. Joseph Elkinton married Mary Nutt in 1829, and two years later established a soap manufacturing business which grew into the Philadelphia Quartz Company. He was involved with the Seneca Indians at the Quaker school at Tunesassa (Quaker Bridge), New York, where his oldest son, Joseph Scotton Elkinton, was born in 1830. The latter was a Quaker minister and was involved with the resettlement of the Doukhobars in Canada. Joseph Scotton Elkinton married Melinda Patterson. Their oldest son, Joseph Elkinton, was born in Philadelphia in 1859 and was active in the Society of Friends in the Midwest. He also traveled to Japan and China on religious visits. His children were Joseph Passmore Elkinton, Mary Cope Elkinton, Howard W. Elkinton, and Francis P. Elkinton. Joseph Scotton Elkinton's sister, Mary Elkinton, married the Japanese diplomat, Dr. Inazo Nitobe in 1891. Joseph Passmore Elkinton married Mary Russell Bucknell in 1909; after Mary's death in 1929, he married Anna Bassett Griscom, a Hicksite minister, in 1931. He was a minister and Overseer of Chester Monthly Meeting (Orthodox). Their youngest son, David Cope Elkinton, was born in 1915. The collection contains correspondence, journals, and other papers as well as reference material and papers on various Quaker concerns.

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Call number: RG5/037


Emlen Family. Papers, 1796-1866.

Contains papers relating to the Emlen family, residents of Middletown, Pennsylvania. Chiefly correspondence (1817-1849) of Sarah Foulke Farquhar Emlen (1787-1849), Quaker minister, relating to her travels to visit Friends' meetings in England, Ireland, New England, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and Virginia, as well as similar journeys made by her husband, James Emlen (1792-1866). Also biographical data, reference materials, and memorabilia. Includes material relating to Westtown School, a Quaker boarding school in Chester County, Pa., where both Emlens taught; the Hicksite-Orthodox separation; and the free produce movement. Correspondents include Moses Brown, John Churchman, Samuel Emlen (ca. 1765-1837), Josiah Forster, Samuel Fothergill, Isaac Hadwen, Thomas Kite, Thomas Shillitoe, Esther Tuke, Joseph Whitall, and John Wilbur.

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Call number: RG5/038


Evangelical Friends Association Papers. See RG5/033.


Evans, Edward W. (Edward Wyatt). Quaker Concerns Papers, 1938-1951.

Edward W. Evans (1882-1976) was a Quaker leader and lawyer active in the educational and peace concerns of the Society of Friends.  The collection primarily contains papers compiled by Edward W. Evans during his time as Secretary of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting (Orthodox), from 1938-1946.  Of particular interest are the materials concerning Civilian Public Service. The collection is significant in its documentation of pacifist attitudes and the ways in which the Society of Friends was active during the Second World War.

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Call number: RG5/237


Evans, Joshua. Papers, ca. 1788- ca. 1804.

Joshua Evans, a Quaker minister and abolitionist, was born in 1731 in West Jersey. In 1753, he married Priscilla Collins under the care of Haddonfield Monthly Meeting. About the year 1754, he experienced a religious conversion and thereafter devoted his life to sharing his rigorous interpretation of the gospel through an ascetic and pious life style and simple ministry. He was acknowledged as a minister by Haddonfield Monthly Meeting in 1759. Evans was a vegetarian and a fervent proponent of the peace testimony, Quaker plainness, and ending slavery. In 1798, he traveled through the southern states condemning slavery in the strongest terms. Returning to New Jersey, he died in July 1798. Evans is representative of the radical, "primitive" Quaker tradition and reflects the diversity of late eighteenth century Quakerism. This collection contains portions of the journals kept while traveling in the ministry among Friends in New Jersey, New York, the South, and elsewhere, mostly in the period 1788-1798. The transcripts of the journal in manuscript are attributed to George Churchman and Abraham Warrington. One volume is considered an original manuscript in the hand of Joshua Evans. Also included are letters, mounted in a letterbook, mostly to Joshua's wife, Ann, by Quakers at whose homes Evans stayed while on his religious visits.

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Call number: RG5/190


Eyre Family Papers, 1840-1898.

The collection contains the papers of Isaac Eyre and William Eyre, sons of Isaac and Eleanor (Cooper) Eyre, Quakers of Philadelphia and Bucks County, Pennsylvania. William Eyre (1804-1885) was a Philadelphia architect and builder. His brother, Isaac (1819-1904) was a farmer and promoter of the railroad from Bucks County, Pennsylvania. He was also one of the founders of the George School, Newtown, Pennsylvania, and active in Quaker affairs. The collection contains 18 diaries of William Eyre, 1840-1880, which have been microfilmed and extensive correspondence of Isaac Eyre to Issac Hicks and others about Quaker concerns, prominent Friends, farming, and railroad projects.

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Call number: RG5/179


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.

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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.

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Call number: RG5/039


Ferris Family. Papers, 1737-1940.

The Ferris family was a Quaker family of Wilmington, Delaware. John Ferris (1710-1751), a Quaker tanner, moved to Delaware from Connecticut in 1748 and died of smallpox three years later. His second son, Ziba, was born in 1743. The latter was apprenticed as a cabinet maker in Wilmington and married Edith Sharples of Chester Co., Pa., in 1769. Ziba and Edith had seven children, among whom were John, who married Sarah Harlan, and Benjamin, who married Frances Canby. John Ferris was a cabinetmaker who died of yellow fever in 1802, and Benjamin Ferris worked as a surveyor and as a conveyancer. He was a prominent member of the Hicksite branch of the Society of Friends in Wilmington, Delaware. Benjamin's son, David Ferris, was born in 1821; he married Sarah Underwood in 1849. An Elder of Wilmington Monthly Meeting, David was active in a variety of social reform issues. Henry Ferris, his son, was born in 1855, and married Elizabeth Masters.

The collection contains correspondence, journals and other writings, business and legal papers, and miscellaneous items of the Ferris family of Wilmington, Delaware. Of particular note are the correspondence and writings of Benjamin Ferris concerning the Separation in the Society of Friends and Elias Hicks, 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, especially in the areas of abolition and peace.

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Call number: RG5/040


Ferris-Wetherald Family Papers, 1773-1888.

Contains correspondence, legal papers, deeds, disownments, memorabilia, and other papers of the Ferris and Wetherald families, Quakers, of Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Ireland. 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 Lancaster County, Pa., both immigrants from England.

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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.

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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.

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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 was born in 1896, the son of William B. and Maud Forbush. He married E. La Verne Hill in 1915. Bliss Forbush 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.

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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fs 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.

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Call number: RG5/221


Foster-Meyers Family Papers, 1765-2001. See RG5/221


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.

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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.

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Call number: RG5/200


Foulke, Thomas & Eliza Research Papers. See RG5/071.


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, Pa. 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.

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Call number: RG5/046


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). They include family genealogy, some correspondence, manuscript writings, financial papers, two wills, and reference material. Included in the miscellaneous papers collected by the family are printed materials from the American Convention for Promoting the Abolition of Slavery. the Friends Boarding School Association, and the Pennsylvania Anti-Slavery Society, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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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.

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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.

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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, Pa., after the War, and in 1949 was appointed Professor of Theology at the University of Leipzig.

The religious writings in this collection were prepared 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.

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Call number: RG5/047


Furnas Papers. See RG5/163.


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.

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Call number: RG5/048


Davis-Gayner. Papers. See 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 (Pa.) Quaker families collected by Eleanor Ayres Gensemer.

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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, receipts, etc. 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.

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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.

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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 chiefly biographical and genealogical materials relating to the Gilbert, Strickland, Trego, and allied families, together with memorabilia relating to Swarthmore College Class of 1893.

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Call number: RG5/050


Gilbert Family. Papers. See RG5/050.


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 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Call number: RG5/053


Haines Collection. See RG5/055.


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.

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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.

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Call number: RG5/055


Haines Papers (Zebedee). See RG5/056.


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 of 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.

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Call number: RG5/056


Hallowell Family. Papers. See RG5/057.


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. James S. Hallowell moved to Alexandria, Virginia, in 1840. In 1846 he married Margaret Stabler, daughter of Edward and Ann R. 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.

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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.

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Call number: RG5/058


Harris, Dorothy. Papers, 1927-1959.

Dorothy Harris (1902-1972), Quaker librarian, archivist, scientific illustrator, was a librarian and archivist at Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College and a researcher in Quaker history. 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 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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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, N.Y. 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.

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Call number: Hicks Manuscripts


 

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 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.

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Call number: RG5/063


Holmes, Jesse Herman. Papers, 1905-1973.

Jesse Herman Holmes (1864-1942), was a 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).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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, N.Y. 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.

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Call number: RG5/066


Howland Family (Phebe King Coll). See RG5/066.


Howland-Kirby Family Papers, ca. 1790 - ca. 1973.

Howland and Kirby families were Quakers of Dartmouth, Fairhaven, and New Bedford, Mass. 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.

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Call number: RG5/067


Howland-Talcott Family Papers. See RG5/066.


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 chosen 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.

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Call number: RG5/068


Hull, William I. Papers.

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, attended Friends' schools and John Hopkins University, and married Hannah Hallowell Clothier in1898. 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.

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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.

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Call number: RG5/070


Hunt, Elliott Baldwin. 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.

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Call number: 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.

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Call number: RG5/240


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.

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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- ).

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Call number: RG5/202


Jackson, Halliday. Manuscripts, 1755-1833.

Halliday Jackson (1771-1835) was a Quaker minister from New Garden and Darby, Pa.  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.

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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 to friends and family.

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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.

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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 who were prominent Friends and members of Gwynedd Friends Meeting.

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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 gave up the practice of 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.

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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.

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Call number: RG5/183


Janney-Timbres Papers. See RG5/026.


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 Pa. Charles F. Jenkins was the editor, publisher, and chairman of the Board of the Farm Journal, founded by his uncle, Wilmer Atkinson. He was also a manager of Swarthmore College for 40 years and 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.

 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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, N.J. 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.

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Call number: RG5/076


Jennings Family. Papers. See 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fs 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.

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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 (Co. M, 8th Regiment, Ill. Cavalry) and a transcript of the Eliza John diary from 1839 to 1863.

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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.

 

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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.

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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, PA. 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.

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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.

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Call number: RG5/228


Kent-Barnard Family Papers, 1785-1928.

Daniel Kent, son of William and Ann Kent of Limerick, Ireland, emigrated to Chester County, Pa., 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).

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Call number: RG5/079


King Family Papers. See RG5/226.


Kite Family. Papers. See RG5/080.


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.

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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.

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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.

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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, 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.

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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.

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Call number: RG5/084


Lamb Family. Papers. See RG5/085.


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, Pa.

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.

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Call number: RG5/085


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.

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Call number: RG5/086


Lewis Papers. See RG5/087.


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.

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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 Lightfoot Family Papers include 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.

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Call number: RG5/184


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.

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Call number: RG5/088


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 (1897-1989), who compiled the collection, was a descendant and graduate of Swarthmore College.

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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.

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Call number: RG5/089


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.

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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. Collection includes 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.

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Call number: RG5/091


Longstreth-Noble Family Papers, 1781-1964. See RG5/231

 


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.

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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 the 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.

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Call number: RG5/093


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.

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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.

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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.

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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 was 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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, NY, 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.

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Call number:RG5/101


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.

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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 relation who continued her research on the Middleton and related lines. This collection contains genealogical notes on the Middleton and related families, including. 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.

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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.

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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.

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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).

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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.

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Call number: RG5/106

 

Mott, Lucretia. Mott Manuscripts.

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.

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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.

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Call number: RG5/196


Murphy, Carol R. Papers, 1918-1993.

Carol R. Murphy (1916-1994) was a Quaker writer and thinker. 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 Mildred K. Murphy's commonplace and sketchbooks, dating circa 1918 to 1969.

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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.

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Call number: RG5/198


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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Call number: RG5/209


Painter Family Papers, ca. 1700-ca. 1900.

The bulk of the Painter collection was assembled by Minshall Painter (1801-1873) and his brother Jacob (1814-1876), Quakers from Middletown Township, Delaware County, Pa. Minshall was an farmer and an avid student of the natural sciences. A collector of plants, minerals, and insects, as well as a keen observer of the weather, he kept extensive notes on his findings. In 1833 he helped found the Delaware County Institute of Science. An active genealogist, he compiled notes and collected deeds and other papers pertaining to many Quaker families of Delaware and Chester Counties. Jacob Painter, while sharing Minshall's scientific interests, was a student of language and a poet. The brothers acquired a printing press which they used to publish a number of essays on language, a system they developed for scientific nomenclature, and genealogical compilations. They were active in civic and Quaker affairs and members of Middletown Monthly Meeting. The two brothers managed the family farm, located in a tract of land acquired in 1684 by their ancestor Thomas Minshall (1652-1727). The Painter brothers inherited the property, located near Lima, Middletown Township, Delaware County, through their parents Enos (1773-1857) and Hannah (Minshall) Painter (1782-1838). Their interest in the natural sciences led Minshall and Jacob to establish a botanical garden, which eventually became the John J. Tyler Arboretum.

The collection has not been entirely processed. The papers deposited in 1976 are divided into three major sections: Manuscript Collection, Catalogued publications, and Uncatalogued material, based on the arrangement established by the Tyler Arboretum Library. The 1996 deposit has been inventoried and added to those categories. A complete inventory is available in the Library, The collection includes family correspondence, business and legal papers, papers on interests and concerns of the Painter brothers, genealogical papers, and miscellaneous deeds and other papers collected by Minshall Painter. The collection is a rich source of information not only on the Painter family of Delaware County and the origins of the Tyler Arboretum, but also agriculture, social life and customs, and nineteenth century Quaker concerns.

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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.

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Call number: RG5/207


Palmer Family. Papers, 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 descendent. The collection contains a family genealogy compiled by Sarah Moore Fell (1822-1911) in 1898, pictures, and an accompanying index compiled in 1966. The collection also contains some Bucks County property records including deeds and legal papers.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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, Abby Hall Paxson and Abby Hall Roberts, succeeded her. About 1828, 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.

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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.

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Call number: RG5/121


Pidgeon Mary Elizabeth. Family Papers, 1769-1979 [bulk 1905-1979].

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 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, RG5/124

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Call number: RG5/122


Price, William Webb. Papers, 1917-1923.

William Webb Price (1892-1961) was a Quaker architect, teacher, and actor, 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.

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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 in or near villages such as Masonville, Easton, and Vincentown, 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.

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Call number: RG5/127


Proud Manuscripts. See FHL Manuscript Collection.


Purdy Family Papers, 1801-ca. 2004. See RG5/243

 


Read, James Morgan. Papers, 1951-1987.

James Morgan Read (1908-1985) was a Quaker and president of Wilmington College from 1960-69. He also served as the United Nations Deputy High Commissioner from 1951-60 and was a vice president of the Charles F. Kettering Foundation from 1969 until his retirement in 1974. The bulk of the collection documents James Read's work as a consultant after 1974. His diaries date from his association with Wilmington College. Areas of particular interest include the establishment of Soviet-American dialogue and the Dartmouth and Soviet-American Writers Conferences, U.S./Canadian relations and the Lester B. Pearson Conference, the American Friends Service Committee, and the U.N. (non-governmental organizations)

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Call number: RG5/128


Rees, Deborah G. (Deborah Gorman). African Papers, 1899-1985.

Emory J. (1870-1947) and Deborah Gorman Rees (1876-1967) were Quaker missionaries in South Africa 1899-1903 and participated in Friends African Industrial Mission (FAIM) in British East Africa (now Kenya) from 1903 to 1926. The collection contains primarily the correspondence of Deborah with her mother and sister, Sarah and Zoa Gorman.  The letters begin in 1899 and continue through 1925, with breaks when the Reeses returned to the United States.  Also included are stories, letters from Emory to his family, and miscellaneous notes, journal entries and newspaper clippings. 

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Call number: RG5/239


 

Regen, Rosalie. Papers, 1856-1993.

Rosalie Stork Regen (1909-1993) was a Quaker author and playwright who joined the Rahway and Plainfield Monthly Meeting in 1941. An active member of the Society of Friends, Rosalie taught First Day School and visited Quakers all over the world. The collection includes journals kept continuously from 1936 to the time of her death in 1993. She also maintained a prodigious correspondence with family and friends. Includes drafts of her writings, some of which were published: "Peaceful Heroes," a collection of plays, in 1962, and "Forever in Joy," a book of poetry, in 1974.

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Call number: RG5/166


Reifsnyder-Gillam Family Genealogical Papers, 1900-1902.

These genealogical papers on the Reifsnyder and Gillam families and collateral lines were collected by Howard Reifsnyder of Philadelphia and Langhorne, Pa. Most of the research was done by Ann Lane Scolley, dated 1901. Howard Reifsnyder was married in 1891 to Hannah Gillam, a descendant of a long-time Quaker family. Families in these genealogical papers are Pennsylvania Quakers, including Gillam, Conrad/Kunders, Lloyd, Wilson, Preston, and some Welsh research. Pennsylvania German families include Reifsnyder and Longenecker/Longacre.

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Call number: RG5/129


Richardson Family Papers, 1732-1962.

This collection contains extensive correspondence, journals, legal and financial papers, and genealogical data and memorabilia of the Richardson and Yarnall families of Pennsylvania and Ohio. Peter Yarnall was a Philadelphai physican, and both he and his wife, Hannah (Haines) Yarnall, were influential Quaker ministers. Their daughther, Hannah Yarnall (1797-1876), married Nathaniel Richardson (1793-1872) of Byberry, Pennsylvania. Their son, Elliott Richardson (1842-1888), was a eminent Philadelphia surgeon.

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Call number: RG5/187


Robbins, Annie Laurie. See Robbins Family Papers, RG5/130.


Robbins Family. Papers, 1849-1934. See: Bourne, John H., RG5/130.


Roberts, Charles. Family Papers. See: Roberts Family Genealogical Papers, RG5/131.


Roberts Family Genealogical Papers, ca. 1864-1918

This collection consists of unpublished books and papers compiled by Charles and Lucy Roberts on the descendants of Robert Cadwalader of Wales and his children who came to America, settled in Gwynedd Township, and took the surname Roberts. After the death of Charles Roberts in 1902, his widow, Lucy Roberts, hired Gilbert Cope to continue the compilation and put it in useful order with the intention of publication. The remainder of the collection consists of related books, notes, papers, and correspondence.

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Call number: RG5/131


Rodman-Rotch Families. Family Papers, 1763-1865.

The Rodman and Rotch families were New England Quakers. Samuel Rodman (1753-1835) married Elizabeth Rotch (1757-1856) in 1780. He was a successful Nantucket and New Bedford, Massachusetts, whaling merchant and clerk of New England Yearly Meeting. Elizabeth (Rotch) Rodman was a birthright member of the Society of Friends, also from a family involved in the whaling business, and active in philanthropic and reform causes. They had nine children. The Rodmans and Rotches were closely intertwined by marriage; three of the Rodman siblings married three of the Rotch siblings. The families also had links to Philadelphia and English mercantile families. The collection contains chiefly personal correspondence (1763-1865) of the extended Rodman and Rotch families, along with travel journals (1805, 1807, 1809) and a manuscript copy of the autobiographical memoir of William Rotch (1734-1828), the father of Elizabeth Rotch Rodman, and some related material. The families had links to Philadelphia and English mercantile families. Some of the letters have been transcribed into typed copies. There are also a small number of Quaker manuscripts, including accounts of Priscilla Cadwallader?s sermon delivered at Newport, R.I., in 1824; Samuel Spavold's Prophesy or Testimony in 1749; and Robert Barrow's testimony at the funeral of George Fox.

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Call number: RG5/132


Russell, Elbert. Writings, 1893-1951.

Elbert Russell (1871-1951) was a Quaker teacher, historian, and writer. His was a leading voice in bringing the insights of liberal, British Friends on the primacy of revelation and the importance of scholarship in the renewal of faith into American Quakerism. He was professor of Bible at Earlham College starting in 1895 and also served as chaplain. He resigned his position in 1915, later taught at Johns Hopkins, and then became Dean at Duke University. This collection contains primarily published articles, sermons, stories, and poems by Elbert Russell.

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Call number: RG5/133


Schofield, Martha. Papers, 1853-1944 [bulk 1856-1916].

Martha Schofield (1839-1916) was a Hicksite Quaker teacher from Pennsylvania who founded the Schofield Normal and Industrial School in Aiken, S. C., in 1868 to provide education for freed slaves. The School gradually evolved into a boarding school for training young blacks in industrial trades or to become teachers. It was absorbed into the public school system in 1952. Martha Fell Schofield was born in 1839, near Newtown, Bucks County, PA . Both her parents were involved in reform activities, including abolition, temperance, women's rights, and improved education. This collection contains biographical information, personal correspondence (1856-1916), and writings (primarily diaries, 1858-1903) by Martha Schofield. Also included are financial and legal papers and School bulletins, annual reports, and some other papers. Among the correspondents are Martha Schofield?s extended family and Susan B. Anthony.

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Call number: RG5/134


Schwabe, Calvin W. Calvin W. & Gwendolyn T. Schwabe Family Correspondence, 1950-1978

Calvin W. Schwabe (born in 1927) is a veterinarian and public health scientist. He married Gwendolyn Joyce Thompson (nicknamed "Tippy") in 1951.  In 1954, the Schwabes joined the Society of Friends. From 1956 to 1966, Calvin Schwabe was a member of the medical and public health facilities of the American University of Beirut.  Beginning in 1960, he served as a consultant to the World Health Organization.  In 1966, he established the first department and graduate program in epidemiology with a school of veterinary medicine at the University of California, Davis, and served as Professor of Epidemiology within the veterinary and medical schools until his retirement in 1991. The collection contains photocopies of family letters, 1950-1978, sent by Gwendolyn ("Tippy") Schwabe with notes from Cal Schwabe to their parents, 1950 to 1978.  The originals are deposited at the National Library of Medicine.  The letters describe family and every day concerns.  Of particular interest are letters sent from Beirut, where the Friends operated a school in Ramallah. 

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Call number: RG5/223


Scull, David Hutchinson. Papers, 1931-1936.

David Hutchinson Scull (1914-1983) was a Quaker businessman and civil rights activist in Virginia. He graduated from Swarthmore College in 1936, joined the Society of Friends while a student, and served on the Swarthmore College Board of Managers from 1974-1977. He was president of Turnpike Press, a family publishing company, and an insurance executive. He also was clerk of Baltimore Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends and a founder of Partnership for Productivity, a Quaker sponsored project to promote peace through worldwide economic development. This collection contains correspondence and related materials from his student days at Swarthmore College, 1931-1934.

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Call number: RG5/135


Sharp, Benjamin. Family Papers, 1809-1915.

Benjamin Sharp (1858-1915), a zoologist who was primarily affiliated with the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia, attended Swarthmore College (1876) and earned a M.D. and Ph. D. from the University of Pennsylvania. A birthright member of the Society of Friends (Quakers), Dr. Sharp was the son of Benjamin and Hannah B. (Leedom) Sharp of the Germantown section of Philadelphia, Pa. He was married to Virginia May of Ridley, Mass. The family moved to Massachusetts in the early 20th century, and Dr. Sharp served as Representative for Nantucket to the Massachusetts Legislature. The collection consists primarily of correspondence from friends and colleagues, memorabilia from Swarthmore College, and family materials, including the diary of Rebecca Sharp.

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Call number: RG5/136


Shaw Family Papers, 1737-1890.

Accounts, correspondence, indentures, and family papers which relate to Samuel Shaw (1710-1781) of Richland, Pennsylvania, his descendents, and members of the Heacock and Rawlings families. Shaw was a Quaker pioneer farmer in Pennsylvania and in Ohio. Letters from family members in Ohio give details of daily life and customs of Quaker families and sense of the hardships endured on the frontier.

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Call number: RG5/188


Sherwood Select School Papers, See RG5/228

 


Sheppard, Moses. Papers, ca. 1794-1927.

Moses Sheppard (1773-1857) was a Quaker humanitarian and businessman of Baltimore, Maryland. He was the son of Nathan and Sarah Shoemaker Sheppard, born outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. After their property was confiscated during the Revolutionary War, the family settled in Maryland. Sheppard never married and devoted most of his life to a number of social reforms, including the treatment of the insane and the colonization movement. As a member of Baltimore Monthly Meeting, he was active in a number of committees, including that of Indian Affairs of Baltimore Yearly Meeting. He was also involved in the Maryland State and American Colonization Societies and believed strongly in colonization as a means of eliminating slavery in the U.S. At his death, his bequest established the Sheppard Asylum. The collection includes correspondence on the subjects of antislavery and colonization in Liberia, plans for a mental hospital, and on personal affairs. Also includes manuscripts relating to the Maryland State and Pennsylvania Colonization Societies and the Sheppard Asylum, material on the libel trial of William Lloyd Garrison, and other papers. Of particular note is the correspondence of Moses Sheppard with Henry Gassett of Boston on Freemasonry and with Benjamin F. Taylor of Loudon Co., Virginia, on anti-slavery issues and the "spiritual tyranny" of the Catholic Church. Other correspondents include Benjamin Hallowell, John Jackson, Joshua Dungan, Thomas Ellicott, Dr. Nathan Shoemaker, Elisha Tyson, and many others. Collection also includes a list of applicants for Liberia and correspondence from Joshua H. Stewart in Africa and Samuel Ford McGill, a Liberian physician who was sponsored by Sheppard.

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Call number: RG5/137


Shetter, William Z. Bloomington Monthly Meeting Papers, 1982-1993.

William Z. Shetter (b. 1927) is Professor of Germanic Studies at Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.  An active member of the Society of Friends, he served as clerk of Bloomington Monthly Meeting for two terms, 1982-1985 and 1992-1995.  During his first tenure as clerk, he kept a detailed personal journal, recording all that was going on in the Meeting as well as his thoughts and perceptions.   During his second tenure, the Meeting decided to take under its care the marriage of a same gender couple.  The collection contains photocopies of his journal for the years 1982-1985, photocopies of his handwritten notes on the same gender marriage case, and photocopies of the records pertaining to the case including minutes, correspondence with other meetings and Western Yearly Meeting, and news clippings.

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Call number: RG5/219


Shoemaker Family. Family Papers, 1831-1878.

Contains one folder of business papers from the Shoemaker family, Quakers of Philadelphia and Pike County, Pennsylvania. Includes deeds, inventory, and appraisement papers.

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Call number: RG5/138


Shoemaker, Mary Williams. Papers, 1860-1957.

Mary Williams Shoemaker (1861-1953) was a Quaker philanthropist from Germantown, Pennsylvania. She was the daughter of Franklin and Mary (Williams) Shoemaker. The collection contains chiefly journals (1934-1945) and correspondence (1914-1953) relating to Shoemaker's support of Quaker historical, educational, and social service agencies; together with correspondence of her brother, Thomas Howard Shoemaker (1851-1936), relating to his historical interests and civic activities. Includes deeds and business papers relating to Shoemaker family properties in Philadelphia and Pike County.

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Call number: RG5/139


Skeehan, Olga B. Nora Waln Research Papers, 1933-1990.

The research papers of Olga B. Skeehan, compiled in the 1970s to aid Ann Waln Ody in writing a biographical memoir of her sister, the Quaker writer Nora Waln. Ann Waln Ody died before she could write the memoir, and Olga B. Skeehan donated her research papers to Friends Historical Library in 1989. Collection contains correspondence, notes, and some printed material relating to the lives of Nora Waln and her husband, George Edward Osland-Hill, whom she referred to as Ted. Includes a bibliography of Nora Waln's writings.

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Call number: RG5/169


Smith, Philip W. Papers, 1906-1981.

Philip W. Smith (1889-1981) was a Quaker dairyman from Bucks County, Pennsylvania, who was active in Russian concerns and a prominent peace activist. In 1925-1926, he spent two years on a collective farm in Russia, and in later life he traveled extensively for peace causes.  He was a member of Buckingham Monthly Meeting. This collection contains his correspondence, several journals and day books, photographs, writings on Russia, dairy farm records, and information on various groups in which he was involved.

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Call number: RG5/224


Speers, Nancy Peel. Genealogical Papers, 1906-1995 [bulk 1972-1995].

Nancy Peel Speers (1925-1995) was a leading expert on Quaker genealogy. Married to David Speers (1919-1968), she was a lifelong resident of Swarthmore, Pennsylvania. She was employed as an archivist and staff genealogist at Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College. The Speers' Genealogical Research Papers consist of personal research on the Peel, Speers, and Olmsted families, research on Quaker families, including extensive work done on Cox, Kester, Griffith, and Lloyd families, and miscellaneous Quaker genealogical research.

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Call number: RG5/194


Stabler Family Papers, 1760-ca. 1988.

Contains the papers of the Stabler family of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Greenwich, Ct., and their collateral lines.  The collection spans six generations of a Quaker family and includes diaries, daybooks, albums, pictures, and voluminous correspondence concerned primarily with family issues.  Louisa Merritt Field (1826-1914) married Edward Hartshorne Stabler (1813-1877) in 1859.  He was the son of Edward Stabler (1769-1831), an Alexandria, Virginia, druggist, by his second wife, Mary Hartshorne.  They had three children:  Mary Cope (1862-69), Edward Lincoln Stabler (1865-1959) who married Elizabeth Tubby, and Louise M. Stabler (1868-1954) who married George Howard Parker. Louisa M. Field was the daughter of Richard Field and Deborah Merritt Field of New York Monthly Meeting.  She had four maiden aunts who lived at Pine Cottage, Port Chester, West Chester Co., N.Y.  Sisters Sarah and Hannah kept daybooks from 1857-1879, and their niece, Louisa M. (Field) Stabler, continued this habit, maintaining daybooks from 1851-1899 and 1907-1912. In 1894, Louise M. Stabler (1868-1954), the youngest child of Louisa M. and Edward H. Stabler, was married to George Howard Parker.  Louisa was in the first graduating class of Barnard College, and her husband was a prominent zoologist and professor at Harvard.

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Call number: RG5/234


Stabler, Anna C. Family Papers, 1675-1864.

 

The Anna C. Stabler Family Papers is a collection of miscellaneous manuscripts relating to Quakers and the Society of Friends in southeastern New York State.  Of particular interest are several letters addressed to John Bowne (1627-1695) from England, and a commonplace book, probably of Edward S. Willets. Also included are a commonplace-book, belonging to Deborah M. Field, with an opening passage from Scripture inscribed to her and signed by Elias Hicks (silhouette of Elias Hicks inserted in front of book) as well as an inspirational passage from Jesse Kersey, a School Fund Account Book (kept by Isaac T. Hopper), and a collection of financial papers related to the building of the Pearl Street Meeting House in New York City, 1774-75.

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Call number: RG5/204


Stabler-Lea Family Papers, 1835-1932.

The Stabler and Lea families were Quakers of Sandy Spring, Maryland, and Alexandria, Virginia. The collections contains chiefly correspondence of Mary Lea Stabler (1822-1888), with her mother, Elizabeth Ellicott Lea (1793-1858), her sister, Martha Lea (1819-1900), her brother, James Lea (1816-1857), and Martha Ellicott Tyson (1795-1873). Elizabeth Lea lived near Sandy Spring, Montgomery County, Maryland, and the Stablers lived in Alexandria, Virginia. By the 1860's the Stablers had moved to Brighton, Montgomery County, Maryland, near Sandy Spring. The collection includes eight letters, 1865-1872, to Mary Lea Stabler from Martha Ellicott Tyson, her aunt.

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Call number: RG5/140


Stabler-Moore Family Papers. See: Stabler-Lea Family Papers, RG5/140.

 


Stanton, William Macy. Family Papers, 1937-1995.

Contains the papers of William Macy and Lois V. Stanton, compiled by Lois V. Stanton. The Stantons were active Quakers, and William Macy Stanton, Jr., was a conscientious objector in WWII. Both Stantons served in the American Friends Service Committee reconstruction efforts in Europe after the war as well as other Quaker activities and organizations. William Stanton worked for Swarthmore College for over twenty-five years, serving as director of physical plant. Of particular interest are the transcribed and annotated correspondence (photocopies) concerning the Stantons’ education, alternate service, and relief and reconstruction activities after World War II and especially William Stanton’s participation in the University of Minnesota controlled starvation experiment in 1945.

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Call number: RG5/242


Stephens, William Walker. See: Walker-Stephen Family Papers, RG5/168.


Stout-Alston Family Papers, ca. 1750-1905 [bulk, 1750-1830].

The Stout and Alston families were Quaker merchant families of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Delaware and Maryland. This collection of paper contains the personal and business correspondence, business and legal papers of Quaker merchants in Delaware, Philadelphia, and Maryland. The papers are chiefly of Jacob Stout (1774-1855), of Smyrna, Kent County, Delaware, who served as Governor of Delaware and Judge of Court of Appeals, and Jonathan Alston of Leipsic, Delaware.

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Call number: RG5/141


Stratton, Edward F. Stratton-Maule Family Papers, 1750-1967.

Edward F. Stratton (1876-1968) was a Quaker from Salem and Barnesville, Ohio. He served as Curator of the Salem Quarterly Meeting records and was Librarian of the Friends Society, Salem, Ohio. The collection contains biographfical and genealogical information about the Maule, Stratton, and related Ohio Quaker families; diaries kept by Edward Williams and Joshua Maule; Maule, Walton, Williams, and other correspondence; and other related materials. Of particular intrerest is the correspondence concerning the Wilburite-Gurneyite Separation and the William family correspondence concerning their work with schools for freed blacks in Mississippi and Texas (1867-1876).

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Call number: RG5/142


Stratton-Walton Family Papers. See: Stratton-Maule Family papers, RG5/156


Streets, Priscilla Walker. Genealogical Research Papers, 1779-ca. 1923 [bulk 1880- 1923].

Priscilla Walker Streets (1848-1927) was a birthright member of Radnor Monthly Meeting (Quaker) and a genealogist of the Walker family of Chester Valley, Pennsylvania. She was the daughter of Thomas R. and Mary Baynes Walker and in 1875 was married to Dr. Thomas Hale Streets. These papers are largely genealogical data compiled on the Walker family for her book, Lewis Walker of Chester Valley and His Descendents, 1686-1896, and correspondence after its publication.

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Call number: RG5/143


Swayne, Norman Walton. Family Papers, 1733-1987.

The Swayne family were Quakers of southern Chester County, Pennsylvania. Caleb Swayne was a farmer and tanner, and his son, Benjamin, also operated a tan yard and conducted a school for boys, the London Grove Boarding School. Evan Thomas Swayne also taught at London Grove, but moved to the Eaton Institute, a boarding school for girls in Kennett, after 1865. His son, Edward Swayne, had a greenhouse business and wrote poetry. Edward's sister, Anna Belle, was a photographer before her marriage to Albert Taylor Jackson. Edward's son, Norman Walton Swayne, attended Swarthmore College and then taught at the George School; he was also the family genealogist. The collection includes genealogical research, correspondence, poetry and other writings, commonplace books, deeds and financial records, and miscellaneous materials. Of particular interest is the journal of Benjamin Swayne of London Grove, the school master's records of Evan Thomas Swayne, the poetical exchange between Edward Swayne and William B. Preston, and the correspondence of Norman Walton Swayne while he was a student at Swarthmore College from 1904-1908.

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Call number: RG5/144


Taylor, C. Marshall (Caleb Marshall). John Greenleaf Whittier Research Papers.

C. Marshall (Caleb Marshall) Taylor (1884-1957) was a Quaker businessman and book collector, of Montclair, New Jersey. His particular interest was the Quaker poet and abolitionist, John Greenleaf Whittier (1807-1892). This collection contains chiefly of copies and transcripts of Whittier papers not held by Friends Historical Library, as well as printed Whittier writings, articles on Whittier, and other reference material.

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Call number: RG5/146


Taylor, C. Marshall (Caleb Marshall). Papers, 1925-1957.

C. Marshall (Caleb Marshall) Taylor (1884-1957) was a Quaker businessman and book collector, of Montclair, New Jersey. The collection contains papers relating to Taylor's activities as collector of the books and manuscripts of John Greenleaf Whittier, and correspondence reflecting Taylor's advocacy of liberal Quakerism.

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Call number: RG5/147


Taylor, Florence E. Family Papers, 1806-1995.

The Taylors were a predominantly Quaker family of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The collection includes correspondence of Israel Taylor (1782-1850) and Charles M. Taylor (1817-1893), diary (1932-1939) and other writings of Emily H. Taylor, and biographical data concerning the Taylor and Sterling families, including memorabilia and pictures.

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Call number: RG5/145


Taylor-Thomson Family Papers, 1817-1955.

The Taylors were Quakers who married into the Knight, Thomson, Clothier, and Shoemaker families of Montgomery County, Pa., and its environs. This collection includes deeds (primarily of the Shoemaker family); copybooks and albums; account books; a family photograph; and miscellaneous clippings.

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Call number: RG5/203

 


Theiss Anna M. (Jackson Branson). Branson-Jackson Family Papers, 1794-1962.

Anna M. Jackson and her daughter, Anna M. (Jackson Branson) Theiss, were Quaker activists in the 19th and early 20th centuries. She served as Chairman of the Women's Prison Reform Committee and was also involved in the Women's Municipal League and the Political Study Club. Her daughter, Anna Morris Jackson, attended Swarthmore College for two years, and in 1909 earned a B.S. in Education from Columbia University. In 1910, she married Charles Fox Branson and moved to Ohio. The Bransons and their only surviving child, Anna Florence Branson, moved back east to Philadelphia in the early 1920's, where Anna was involved in Green Street Monthly Meeting, Friends General Conference, and helped to organize the Inter-Racial Committee of Philadelphia. Anna and Charles were divorced in 1939, and she married Dr. Lewis E. Theiss of Bucknell University. The collection contains correspondence, journals, and memorabilia of Anna M. Jackson and her daughter, Anna M. Theiss. It also includes related materials of the Davis, Price, Jackson, and Fox families, as well as some correspondence.There are significant materials relating to prison reform, women's suffrage, peace, and equal rights for African-Americans in New York City in the late 19th century, Quaker activities throughout the period, the Schofield Normal and Industrial School in the late 19th century, and Swarthmore College in the 1890's and the 1930's.

Correspondents include Mrs. Sarah J. Bird, Samuel J. Barrows, Kate Bond, Joel Bean, Elizabeth Powell Bond, William W. Birdsall, Cornelia Bowen, Antoinette Blackwell, Ellen Collins, Anna J. Cooper, Grace H. Dodge, W.E.B. DuBois, Phebe A. Hanaford, Cornelia Hancock, Josephine Shaw Lowell, Jacob A. Riis, Belle de Rivera, Theodore Roosevelt, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Margaret Schofield, Fanny G. Villard, Stephen Samuel Wise, and Booker T. Washington.

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Call number: RG5/016


Thomas, Anna Braithwaite. Family Papers, 1869-1943.

Anna Braithwaite Thomas was a British American Quaker, of Baltimore, Maryland, born 1854; died 1947. The collection contains correspondence, diaries (8 volumes, 1894-1896, 1936-1944), the earlier diaries describe a trip to England and Europe taken by Anna Thomas and her husband, Richard Henry Thomas (1854-1904), a Baltimore physician, and drawings, notes, albums, poems, and photos; together with notebook (1869-1871) of Richard Henry Thomas while a student at Haverford College, Haverford, Pennsylvania, article and related materials concerning the couple's daughter, Henrietta Martha Thomas (1879-1919) and her World War I pacifist service in Germany and Austria, and material relating to the genealogy of the Braithwaite and Thomas families.

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Call number: RG5/148


Thomas, Wilbur K. (Wilbur Kelsey). Papers, 1914-1933.

Wilbur K. Thomas (1882-1953), a Quaker born in Indiana, was executive secretary of the American Friends Service Committee from 1918 to 1929. He graduated from Friends University in 1904, served as pastor of various Quaker churches, graduated from Yale Divinity School in 1907, earned a Ph.D. from Boston University in 1914, and was a member of Boston Friends Meeting after 1909. He was director of the Carl Schurz Memorial Foundation in Philadelphia from 1930 to 1946. The collection contains biographical material, correspondence (1918-1933), speeches and writings relating to his work with the AFSC and as a pastor in Quaker communities. Topics covered include peace, civil liberties, social service, prisons, and relief activities in Russia in 1922, as well as his Ph.D. dissertation, The Social Service of Quakerism.

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Call number: RG5/149


Thomas Family Papers, ca. 1867-ca. 1919.

This small collection contains chiefly short manuscripts concerning women?s issues, in particular suffrage and temperance. Most of the material, including essays on prominent Quakers and piece books, are by Ellen L. Thomas (1853-1925), a birthright member of Radnor Monthly Meeting and president of Montgomery County Suffrage Association

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Call number: RG5/156


Thorne Family Papers, 1848-1909.

This collection contains correspondence, memorabilia, and photographs of a New York City Quaker family. It includes some writings by Phoebe Anna Thorne (1828-1909), a Quaker minister, and travel correspondence from various family members.

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Call number: RG5/191


Thornton, William. Family Papers, 1673-1963.

This group of papers relating to the Thornton family, all copies, were made available by William Thornton of England to a researcher, Harriet Durham, who was working on a biography of Dr. William Thornton (1759-1828) of Tortola and the United States. William Thornton was a descendent of the Doctor. The collection contains genealogical material compiled for William Thornton and photocopies of business and legal papers (1673-1802).

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Call number: RG5/150


Tolles, Frederick Barnes, Papers, 1871-1969.

Frederick Barnes Tolles (1915-1975), Quaker librarian, teacher, and historian, was director of Friends Historical Library from 1951-1970 and a member of the Department of History at Swarthmore College. This collection contains the papers of Frederick B. Tolles, primarily relating to his books and articles on Quaker history and biography, along with other writings.

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Call number: RG5/218


Truman, Dr. George. Family Papers, 1819-1914.

George Truman (1798-1877) was a Quaker merchant, dentist, doctor, abolitionist, and a recognized minister who made several journeys in the ministry to visit Indians in the American West and former Quaker settlements in the West Indies. He was the son of James and Phebe (Moore) Truman and in 1821 married Catharine Hickman Master. He was a founder of Swarthmore College, active in many social concerns, and a friend and associate of many prominent Quakers including Lucretia Mott and Elias Hicks. The collection contains his correspondence, account books, pictures, and family memorabilia.

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Call number: RG5/189


Truman-Underhill Family Papers, 1755-1930.

The Truman and Underhill families were prominent Philadelphia-area Quaker families with close ties to Swarthmore College and active in social concerns. Best known is George Truman (1798-1877), Quaker merchant and doctor and a recognized minister who visited Indians in the American West and former Quaker settlements in the West Indies. He was one of the founders of Swarthmore College. This collection contains chiefly the papers of Benjamin Mott Underhill (1863-1930), with some Truman-Underhill family material including genealogical and family documents, one folder of correspondence, and a picture collection which includes family albums, cased photographs, and silhouettes of the Truman and Underhill families.

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Call number: RG5/151


Turner, Donald Carre. Genealogical Research Papers, 1856-1990.

Donald Carre Turner (1909-1989) was a construction executive, genealogist, and alumnus of Swarthmore College. After his retirement in 1972, Turner devoted much of his time to genealogy. The Turner family was from the Eastern Shore of Maryland and came to this country from England in the seventeenth century. Earlier generations were members of Third Haven and Cecil Monthly Meetings. Lineal surnames include Carre, Birch, Caulk, Betterton, Wilson, Jefferey, Homestead, Course, Sinclair, Williams, and many others. The collection consists primarily of the contents of binders assembled by Donald C. Turner in his research on the genealogy of his family. Turner meticulously documented his sources, and included copies of most of the relevant papers. The names of the files in Series 1 are those used by Turner. Most of the material consists of notes and copies of documents, but there are a few original records.

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Call number: RG5/152


Turner, Howard Haines. Papers, 1927-1995.

Howard Haines Turner (1909-1996) was a Quaker economist and educator who was active in a variety of social concerns, particularly in improving the justice system. He also had a lifelong interest in cooperative communities and worked in South Vietnam under the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC).

Papers include a full range of personal documents, financial and medical records, some personal and family correspondence, particularly in his later years, as well as his files of the courses that he taught at Earlham, Indiana University, and other institutions of higher learning.  Of particular interest are his letters home from Vietnam while he was working under the auspices of the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) in the mid 1960's; some of these were previously published by the AFSC.  Also included is his correspondence with prisoners in Indiana and documentation of the work that he did with inmates.

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Call number: RG5/210


Turner, Rebecca Sinclair. Turner Family Papers, 1776-1954.

This collection centers around the family and descendants of Joseph Turner, Jr., (1790-1850) and his wife Rebecca (Sinclair) Turner (1787-1877), members of Baltimore Monthly Meeting-Western District. They raised eight children and had fifty-four grandchildren. Joseph left the family plantation near Still Pond, Kent County, Maryland, and became a lumber merchant in Baltimore. He served as Clerk of the Lombard Street Meeting. Rebecca was a recorded minister and traveled widely. She served on the Standing Committee on Indian Concern of Baltimore Yearly Meeting, the Friends Association in Aid of Freedmen and on the first Board of Managers of Swarthmore College, 1862-1868. The Turner Family Papers are significant for the source material they provide on Quaker family life in Baltimore and the Eastern Shore of Maryland in the 19th century. The manuscripts include extensive correspondence concerning the Indian Committee of Baltimore Yearly Meeting and records of goods sent to the Pawnee Agency in Nebraska. There is also a series of letters written during the Civil War by Joseph Turner (1831-1865), Rebecca Turner?s diaries and her journal travelling in the ministry with Priscilla Cadwallader in 1850-1851, journals and correspondence of her son Richard Townsend Turner (1819-1892), and miscellaneous family papers.

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Call number: RG5/152


Underhill, Benjamin Mott. See: Truman-Underhill Family Papers. RG5/151


Underwood Family Papers, 1833-1927.

The Underwood family was a Quaker family, of Millville, Pennsylvania, and Woodbury, New Jersey. The collection contains chiefly papers of Warner Underwood (1851-1941), Quaker businessman and philanthropist, and his wife, Tamar Eliza John Underwood (1848-1932), including personal correspondence, financial and legal records (1876) relating to a sawmill in Centre County, Pa., student copy work, memorabilia, and historical material relating to Millville.

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Call number: RG5/153


Vaux, George. Family Papers, 1885-1995.

The Vaux family was a prominent Philadelphia Quaker family active in a number of charitable concerns, particularly relating to the education of African-Americans. This collection includes papers from three George Vauxes: 1832-1915, 1863-1927, and 1908-1996, spanning a little over a century from the 1890s to the 1990s. There are administrative documents from the Institute of Colored Youth (later known as the Richard Humphreys Foundation), Friends’ Freedmen’s Association, and the Emlen Institution. Also included are materials from the Joint Committee of the Three Monthly Meetings of Philadelphia and the Welcome Society.

 

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Call number: RG5/238


Votaw, Ernest. Family Papers, 1913-1929.

Ernest Votaw (1894-1988) was the Quaker administrator of a child feeding program in Germany in 1919-1922. The collection contains reports and related materials (some in German) of the Friends Feeding Mission, 1910-1923, other activities of the American Friends Service Committee, and reference material collected by Ernest Votaw in post-war Germany concerning jail conditions and other social problems. The collection also includes a small amount of correspondence and four articles written by Ernest Votaw's father, Albert H. Votaw, presumably for publication in a Quaker periodical. Included is this account of Yearly Meetings in Richmond, Indiana, reminiscences of Indiana Friends, and a discussion on the subject of singing in meeting.

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Call number: RG5/154


Walker Papers. See: Walker-Conard-Cowgill Family Papers, RG5/155.


Walker-Conard-Cowgill Family Papers, 1699-1912 [bulk 1792-1912].

The Walkers, Conard, and Cowgills were Quaker families of Frederick County, Virginia, and Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. The collections contains papers of the Walker and allied Coates, Cowgill, and Conard families, including general correspondence (1792-1912), Civil War correspondence and diaries (1893-1900) of Union soldier Edward B. Conard (ca. 1844-1917), diaries (1896-1898) of Jacob Walker, ledger (1847-1887) of David Walker (1818-1889), journals, financial and legal papers, genealogical material, and memorabilia. Correspondents include Eliza Coates Cowgill (ca. 1790-ca. 1871) and Eliza C. Conard Walker, both of Montgomery County.

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Call number: RG5/155


Walker-Stephen Family Papers, 1850-1919.

William Walker Stephens (1824-1902) was the son of Hannah Walker and Stephen Stephens of Chester Valley, Pennsylvania. The family were members of Valley Preparative and Radnor Monthly Meetings of Friends. William Walker Stephens worked as a businessman in Philadelphia and was married three times. His relation, J. Aubrey Anderson, was district attorney in Conshohocken, Pa. Papers include the diaries and day books of Hannah W. Stephens, 1857-1864, William W. Stephens, 1850-1902, and Annie R. Stephens, 1903. Also includes the account book of William W. Stephens, and the correspondence of J. Aubrey Anderson, chief of the Norristown division of the American Protective League, concerning their investigations.

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Call number: RG5/168


Waln, Nora. Research Papers. See Skeehan, Olga, RG 5/169.


Walton, George A. (George Arthur). Papers, 1842-1969 [bulk, 1904-1969].

George A. Walton (1883-1969) was the long-time headmaster of the George School, a Quaker boarding school in Newtown, Pennsylvania. He succeeded his father as headmaster in 1912 and served until 1948. After his retirement, he continued to be active in Quaker organizations and concerns, including the reunification of the Society of Friends in 1955. He was a member of Newtown Monthly Meeting. The collection contains family and other correspondence, writings, and related papers. Correspondents include J. Barnard Walton, the brother of George A. Walton.

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Call number: RG5/157


Walton, Joseph Solomon. Papers, 1878-1943 [bulk, 1878-1910].

Joseph Solomon Walton (1855-1j912) was a Quaker educator and the second principal (1901-1912) of the George School (Bucks County, Pa.). The collection contains diaries and biographical material, financial and legal papers, correspondence, writings and lectures, and papers related to the George School.

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Call number: RG5/158


Walton, Margaretta. Family Papers, 1812-1961.

Margaretta Walton (1829-1904), eminent Quaker minister of Ercildoun, Chester County, Pennsylvania, left an extensive series of journals (1846-1902) describing her spiritual growth, travels in the ministry, and family life. She was the daughter of Joseph Shoemaker and Abigail (Mann) Walton and a birthright member of the Society of Friends. In 1854, she married Jesse Pusey Walton (1825-1859). In addition to her ministry, she also served as clerk for her Monthly, Quarterly, and Yearly Meetings. The Walton family was a long-time Quaker family, with many generations of the family active in Quaker concerns. Margaretta Walton devoted her life to Quaker ministry and affairs, and her correspondence reflects this, with accounts of Monthly, Quarterly, Yearly, and other types of meetings and of the messages of ministers. The collection contains diaries and correspondence; business papers and memorabilia; sermons; and related papers. Correspondents include Hannah Clothier Hull, John Greenleaf Whittier, and Sarah M. Griscom. Also included in the collections are journals (1836-1853) of her father, Joseph Shoemaker Walton, who was companion to several traveling Quakers ministers, especially Jesse Kersey.

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Call number: RG5/159


Walton Family Papers, 1725-1930.

The Waltons were a Quaker family from Byberry, Pennsylvania, and the Philadelphia area, including Swarthmore. The lines represented in this collection were descended from Benjamin Walton (1701-1753) and Rebecca Homer Walton (d. 1783), of Abington Monthly Meeting and Byberry. The collection includes business and estate papers, mostly of Israel Walton (1789-1863), a diary of Mary D. Walton (1832-1915) which includes a roll book of Fallowfield Monthly Meeting First Day School, albums and verse by Emmaline Walton (1834-1913) and others, and family memorabilia.

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Call number: RG5/160


Walton-Thomas Family. Papers. See: Thomas Family Papers, RG5/156 and Walton Family Papers, RG5/160.


Wharton, Deborah Fisher. Papers, 1815-1876.

Deborah Fisher Wharton (1795-1888) was a Hicksite Quaker of Philadelphia, Pa., and Newport, Rhode Island, the wife of William Wharton and father of Joseph Wharton, the Philadelphia Quaker industrialist and philanthropist. She was a founder of Swarthmore College and on the original Board of Managers. This collection is largely genealogical data on the Fisher, Wharton, and related families of Philadelphia, Pa.. and Rhode Island. There are personal letters (1862-1874) between Deborah Fisher Wharton and her daughter Esther Fisher Wharton Smith, wife of Benjamin Raper Smith of Philadelphia.

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Call number: RG5/161


Wharton, Joseph. Family Papers, 1691-1955.

Joseph Wharton (1826-1909) was a prominent Philadelphia Quaker merchant, industrialist, scientist, and philanthropist who was active in 19th century Delaware Valley manufacturing, business, and education development. The papers cover in depth his business activities as well as his career as Manager of Swarthmore College for over 35 years and as founder of the Wharton School of Finance and Commerce at the University of Pennsylvania. The collection includes business correspondence, 1855-1908, of the Joseph Wharton Gap Establishment, the Lehigh Zinc Company, Bethlehem Iron company, the Hibernia Mine Railroad Company, as well as more than fifty articles prepared by Wharton dealing with the mineral ore industry including iron, zinc, and nickel, tariff questions, political issues on a national and regional level, and Wharton's special concerns in education. Joseph Wharton was descended from two of the oldest families in Pennsylvania. His father, William Wharton, was in the direct line of Thomas Wharton of Westmoreland, England, who came to America in 1683. The first American ancestor of his mother, Deborah Fisher Wharton, was John Fisher, who emigrated from Lancastershire about the same time, and whose son, Thomas, settled in Sussex County, Delaware. The collection contains legal and financial papers for the family from 1778 to 1909, plus memorabilia and reference materials maintained by the family throughout the entire period. Among the most significant family items are the original diary of Samuel Rowland Fisher in 1777 as one of the exiles in Virginia. Also included are correspondence of the Wharton, Corbit, and Lovering families.

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Call number: RG5/162


White, Aaron. Papers, 1821-1948.

Chiefly correspondence of Aaron White (1793-1863), much of it with Quaker relatives in New England, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania; together with genealogical notes concerning the Coffin, Fletcher, Moore, Parker, and White families.

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Call number: RG5/163


Whittier-Taylor Papers. See: Taylor, C. Marshall (Caleb Marshall). John Greenleaf Whittier Research Papers, RG5/146


Whitson, Benjamin F. Family Papers, 1835-1957.

Papers consist of correspondence, 10 journals (1893-1957), accounts of trips to Quaker conferences, essays, speeches, and genealogical notes and correspondence of Benjamin F. Whitson (1867-1957) of Moylan, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, a Quaker businessman. He was active in Quaker affairs such as Friends World Conference in 1937 and the Fellowship of Reconciliation, and in Quaker concerns such as peace, temperance, and education. Both Benjamin Whitson and his father, were recognized as Quaker ministers and made visits to Ohio Yearly Meeting (Conservative). Benjamin Whitson lived in California from 1905-1907 and was active in Pasadena Meeting of Friends. In later life, he collected letters and genealogical information on the many Quaker branches of his family. Included in the papers are a 1936 diary of his wife, Jane T. Whitson; Thomas H. Whitson's Account of Religious visit to Ohio, Indiana, Iowa; piece books, extensive correspondence, and other memorabilia of members of the Cooper, Masters, Moore, Stratton, Thorp, Walker, Whitson, and Yarnall families.

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Call number: RG5/164


Wilbur, Henry Watson. Papers, 1879-1914.

Henry Watson Wilbur (1851-1914) was a New York Quaker minister and social reformer. The collection contains some addresses and writings on religion and the advancement of the Society of Friends, biographical and memorial items giving tribute to his work on behalf of the National Association of Religious Liberals and the Friends General Conference, and a few letters.

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Call number: RG5/165


Wood, M. S. (Mary Sutton). Wood Family Papers, 1784-1874.

The Wood Family Papers contains papers from a Quaker family active in 19th cetnury New York City Friends affairs, compiled by M. S. (Mary Sutton) Wood. Included are business correspondence concerning the printing house owned by Samuel and Wiliam Wood, correspondence from prominent Friends concerning work for social causes including abolition, freedmen, prisoners, First Day schools, and peace, and genealogical material, writings, and reminiscences by Mary S. Wood.

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Call number: RG5/192


World Council of Churches Papers. See: Forbush, Bliss. World Council of Churches Papers, RG5/044.


Worrell, Emma. Family Papers, 1869-1929.

Emma Worrell (1834-1930) was a Quaker teacher from Wilmington, Delaware, active in Wilmington women?s club activities. The collection contains some genealogical correspondence about the Worrell, Lamborn and Bringhurst families of Chester County, Pennsylvania, and Wilmington, Delaware, and family memorabilia and scrapbooks. Also included is an imaginary diary of a trip to California, 1869, by Emma Worrell for the Friends Lyceum and a testimonial book presented to her by the New Century Club, Wilmington, in 1927.

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Call number: RG5/193