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Biddle family Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-177
Overview 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, was a member of 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...
Dates: 1793-1951

Darlington Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG5-296
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...
Dates: 1831-2012

Bainbridge C. Davis Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-212
Overview 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 which he was active in include the Friends World Committee for Consultation, American Friends Service Committee, and Pendle Hill. He was...
Dates: 1960-1993

Edward W. Evans Quaker Concerns Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-237
Overview 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...
Dates: 1938-1951

Holmes-Webb Family Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-065
Overview 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...
Dates: 1839-1972

Kite-Bassett Family Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-080
Overview 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...
Dates: 1837-1930

Wilbur K. (Wilbur Kelsey) Thomas Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-149
Overview 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...
Dates: 1914-1933

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Swarthmore College 3
Five Years Meeting (Society of Friends: U.S.) 2
Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of Friends (Orthodox : 1827-1955) 2
Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends Library 2
Balch, Emily Greene, 1867-1961 1
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Bassett, Hannah, 1815-1855 1
Bassett, Ruth, d. 1860 1
Bassett, William, 1803-1871 1
Biddle family 1
Biddle, Clement M. (Clement Miller), 1876-1959 1
Biddle, Owen, 1737-1799 1
Biddle, William Canby, 1864-1942 1
Boyce, Eliza B. (Eliza Bassett), 1807-1882 1
Boyce, Eunice B. (Eunice Bassett), 1811-1864 1
Brinton family 1
Darlington family 1
Darlington, Charles J. (Charles Joseph), 1894-1966 1
Darlington, Esther 1
Davis, Bainbridge C., 1910-1993 1
Evans, Edward W. (Edward Wyatt), 1882-1976 1
Fellowship of Reconciliation (U.S.) 1
French, Paul Comly, 1903-1960 1
Friends Committee on National Legislation (U.S.) 1
Friends World Committee for Consultation 1
Furnas, Paul J. 1
Gandhi, Mahatma, 1869-1948 1
Gause family 1
Hoffman, Ruth McCollin, b. 1890 1
Hollingsworth, H. (Henry), 1737-1803 1
Holmes family 1
Holmes, Jesse Herman, 1864-1942 1
Holmes, Rebecca W. (Rebecca Webb), 1868-1957 1
James, Dorothy Biddle 1
Kite, Abbie, 1851-1919 1
Kite, James R. (James Rodman), 1840-1908 1
Kite, James, 1808-1856 1
Kite, Lydia B. (Lydia Bassett), 1813-1872 1
Lewis, Lucy Biddle, 1861- 1
Masters, Rebecca K. (Rebecca Kite), 1843-1895 1
Mifflin, Thomas, 1744-1800 1
National Federation of Religious Liberals (U.S.) 1
Newhall, Anna G. (Anna Greene), fld 1824-1863 1
Parke, Thomas, 1749-1835 1
Pendle Hill (School: Wallingford, Pa.) 1
Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of Friends (Hicksite : 1827-1955) 1
Pickett, Clarence, 1884-1965 1
Relief Missions of the Society of Friends 1
Richardson, Thomas, 1816-1867 1
Rickman, Lydia Cooper Lewis, -1885 1
Sharma, Shirpad Rama, -1879 1
Sharpless family 1
Shortlidge family 1
Smedley, Jacob, 1835-1893 1
Smedley, Ruth K. (Ruth Kite), 1838-1914 1
St. Clair family 1
Stirling, Anne Biddle, -1857 1
Thomas, Wilbur K. (Wilbur Kelsey), 1882-1953 1
Turner family 1
Webb family 1
Webb, Rebecca T. (Rebecca Turner), 1825-1900. 1
Webb, William B. (William Barber), 1824-1894 1
Westtown Boarding School 1
Women's International League for Peace and Freedom. Congress (1st : 1915) (The Hague, Netherlands) 1
Women's International League for Peace and Freedom. Geneva, Switzerland (International Office) 1
Woodstown Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends 1
Woolman School (Swarthmore, Pa.) 1
World Alliance for International Friendship through Religion 1
World Council of Churches 1
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