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Mahlon Day papers

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-1129
Overview

The Mahlon Day papers center on the West Indies journals kept by Day on his spiritual trip with Joseph John Gurney in 1839-1840, and his letters which touch on a range of topics from religious to political to business to family.

Dates: 1787-1936

John Joseph Gurney manuscript

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-07-040
Overview

The manuscript of John Joseph Gurney includes three parts: "Charlemania Part I," Charlemania Part II," and "An Afternoon at Cambridge and a Morning at Oxford."

According to notes from the curator of Haverford College's Quaker and Special Collections, the manuscript is in the hand of Joseph John Gurney, but is "possibly written in the hand of Anna Gurney, who gave it to Ann Hodgkin, possibly as a wedding present."

Dates: 1830-1833

"Corrections of Journey in North America"

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-11-014
Scope and Content note

This collection is comprised of the single volume manuscript by Joseph John Gurney, which lists corrections to the published manuscript, “Journey in North America, described in familiar letters to Amelia Opie.” Each page of the volume is numbered so that the corrections on each page match the corresponding page of the published version.

Dates: Undated

Taylor Family papers

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-1233
Overview

This collection traces several generations of the Quaker Taylor family, but centers on Francis R. Taylor (1884-1947) and George Washington Taylor (1803-1891). The former was an attorney and collector of information about his own and related families, as well as local historical information. The latter, who ran a free produce store in Philadelphia in the period before the American Civil War, was connected through his interests in free labor to many correspondents.

Dates: 1737-1999

John Wilbur papers

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-856
Overview

Primarily letters of John Wilbur giving in great detail his position relative to the views of Joseph John Gurney and rhe separation of New England Yearly Meeting. His trip to Great Britain in 1853-54 is documented as well.

Dates: 1831-1873