Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends Library
Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:
Overview This collection contains the papers of the Darlington family of Delaware County, Pa., and Woodstown, NJ. Quakers with strong ties to Swarthmore College, the family was involved in education, social and peace concerns, and businesses in the Philadelphia area. Charles J. Darlington (1894-1966) served as Clerk of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends during the reunification of the two Philadelphia Yearly Meetings. The collection includes family correspondence relating...
Overview The collection contains primarily family correspondence of the three Pemberton brothers -- Israel, James, and John, prominent members of the Society of Friends in Philadelphia who were exiled to Virginia during the Revolutionary War for their pacifism. It also includes a small number of correspondence from Edward Stabler and Alexander White, an account on the life of James Pemberton, and the will of his wife, Phebe Lewis Pemberton. Topics include the Pembertons' exile to Winchester, Va.,...
Abstract Richard Price's letters to fellow Hicksite Quaker John Watson provide a rich account of the Hicksite-Orthodox Separation with references and comments on many of the personalities involved: Elias Hicks, William Wharton, Jonathan Evans, as well as visiting Quaker ministers including George Truman, Lucretia Mott, Ann Jones, Mary and Susan Cox, and Martha Smith. Price also wrote a detailed account of the Proceedings of the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting, 1848. The collection contains a small number...
Dates: 1826-1867-1826-1848 (bulk)
Overview The collection represents two branches of the Sharpless family of Pennsylvania descended from Joseph and Lydia (Lewis) Sharpless). It contains correspondence between extended Sharpless family relations including Sharpless, Hunn, Jones, Drinker families and journals of Joshua Sharpless, a Quaker minister who worked with Native Americans and visited Quaker meetings in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Canada. Correspondence covers various topics including the travels of women ministers, yellow...
- Subject: Society of Friends -- United States X
- Lay ministry -- Society of Friends 3
- Society of Friends -- United States 3
- Quakers -- Diaries 2
- Quakers -- Genealogy 2
- United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 2
- Agriculture -- Pennsylvania -- Delaware County 1
- Church controversies -- Society of Friends 1
- Delaware County (Pa.) 1
- Diaries 1
- Media (Pa.) 1
- Pennsylvania -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Conscientious objectors 1
- Philadelphia (Pa.) 1
- Philadelphia (Pa.) -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Conscientious objectors 1
- Quaker conscientious objectors -- Pennsylvania 1
- Quakers -- Virginia 1
- Society of Friends -- Correspondence 1
- Society of Friends -- Hicksite separation 1
- Society of Friends -- Reunification 1
- Society of Friends -- Schisms and separations 1
- Society of Friends -- United States -- History -- 19th century 1
- United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Concientious objectors 1
- Virginia -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 1 ∧ less