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Aimwell School records

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-1183
Overview

The Aimwell School in Philadelphia was founded in 1796 by Anne Parrish (1760-1800) for the purpose of providing "a good English education" in the primary and grammar grades for underprivileged girls. It was instituted by the Society for the Free Instruction of Female Children and operated under the management of the Society of Friends.

Dates: 1796-1935

Association for the Care of Colored Orphans Records

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG4-008
Overview The Association for the Care of Colored Orphans, also known as “The Shelter,” was founded in Philadelphia by Quaker women in 1822 to care for black orphans, both boys and girls, within a nurturing, home-like environment. In 1915, it relocated to Cheyney, Pa, and became a home for girls. In 1965, its name was changed to “Friends Shelter for Girls,” and its mission evolved to serve as a home for teenaged girls. In 1981 it ceased to function as a group home and was succeeded by Friends...
Dates: 1822-1979

Association of Friends for the Free Instruction of Adult Colored Persons Records

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG4-009
Overview The Association of Friends for the Free Instruction of Adult Colored Persons was a Quaker organization organized in 1789 in Philadelphia to operate a charity school for black adults. The Association provided free adult education to African-Americans until 1904 when it was dissolved and its assets were transferred to the Institute for Colored Youth. This collection contains minutes, financial records, and some correspondence of the Association of Friends for the Free Instruction of Adult...
Dates: 1789-1905

Benezet House Association Records

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG4-010
Overview The Benezet House Association, Philadelphia, Pa., was formed in 1917 to assist and educate the City's poor African American and immigrant residents. It was created by the merger of the Joseph Sturge Mission School, a First Day school for African Americans founded in 1865; Anthony Benezet School, founded in 1795 as the School for Black People and their Descendants (also known as the Raspberry Street School); and Western District Colored School, founded 1848 under the care of Twelfth Street...
Dates: 1846-1945

Bible Association of Friends records

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Identifier: HC.MC-1289
Overview

Founded in 1829, the Bible Association of Friends aimed to distribute Bibles to all Quaker households. Records show their financial and administrative activities, including information about printing and distributing Bibles.

Dates: 1829-1969

Byberry School Association Records

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG4-014
Overview

The Byberry School Association was formed in 1837 by several members of the Society of Friends, mostly members of Byberry Monthly Meeting (Hicksite) for the purpose of raising stock to buy land and erect a secondary school in Byberry, Pennsylvania. It includes minutes, financial records, and some miscellaneous papers.

Dates: 1837-1844

Grace de Laguna papers

 Series
Identifier: BMC-1994-01
Overview

Grace de Laguna was a professor of Philosophy at Bryn Mawr, a past president of the American Philosophical Association, and mother of Frederica de Laguna, the noted anthropologist. This collection consists of Personal Material, Correspondence, Reprints, and Typescripts.

Dates: 1899 - 1969
Found in: Bryn Mawr College

Margaret Roberts Eastburn Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG5-036
Overview 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,...
Dates: 1786-1951

Education Committees of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-Phy-501
Overview The Committee on Education of the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends acts primarily as an advisory and consultative body. It has various funds at its disposal for use in assisting Friends schools and individual Quakers in the Yearly Meeting. An Education Committee was first appointed by Philadelphia Yearly Meeting (Hicksite) in 1833 to survey the state of education within its limits. Hicksites and Orthodox Friends subsequently named a sucession of subroups on...
Dates: 1833-1976

Emlen Family Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-038
Overview Contains papers relating to the Emlen family, residents of Middletown and West Chester, 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. Also correspondence of Quaker ministers 1740-1790, copybooks, and memorabilia. Includes material relating to Westtown School, a Quaker boarding...
Dates: 1740 - 1886; Majority of material found within 1817 - 1849

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Bryn Mawr College 7
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Aimwell School (Philadelphia, Pa.) 2
Association for the Care of Coloured Orphans (Cheyney, Pa.) 2
Haverford College 2
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Mary Elizabeth Pidgeon (1890-1979) 2
Pendle Hill (School: Wallingford, Pa.) 2
Society for the Free Instruction of the Black People (Philadelphia, Pa.) 2
Swarthmore College 2
Walton, George A. (George Arthur), 1883- 2
Allen family 1
Association of Friends for the Free Instruction of Adult Colored Persons 1
Association of Friends for the Free Instruction of Colored Women 1
Bailey, Charles Lukens 1
Bailey, Emma Harriet Doll 1
Barbour, Constance Speer 1
Beehive School for Colored Children (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
Benezet House Association (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
Bible Association of Friends in America 1
Bond, Elizabeth Powell, 1841-1926 1
Brinton, Anna Cox 1
Brinton, Howard Haines, 1884-1973 1
Brown, Moses, 1738-1836 1
Byberry Preparative Meeting (Society of Friends) 1
Byberry School Association (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
Carter family 1
Cheyney Training School for Teachers 1
Churchman, John, 1753-1805 1
Cox, Sallie (Sarah Jones), 1837-1930 1
Cratty, Mabel 1
De Laguna, Grace Andrus 1
Dodge, Grace H. (Grace Hoadley) 1
Eastburn family 1
Eastburn, Margaret Roberts, 1880-1964 1
Eaton Institute 1
Eliot, Charles William 1
Emlen family 1
Emlen, James, 1760-1798 1
Emlen, James, 1792-1866 1
Emlen, Samuel 1
Emlen, Samuel, 1829-1920 1
Emlen, Sarah Foulke Farquhar (Sarah Foulke Farquhar Emlen), 1787-1849 1
Ercildoun Boarding School (East Fallowfield, Pa.) 1
Fager, Charles (Charles Eugene), -1942 1
Fellowship House (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
Forster, Josiah, 1782-1870 1
Fosdick, Harry Emerson 1
Fothergill, Samuel 1
Friends Association for the Care and Protection of Children (West Chester, Pa.) 1
Friends Center Corporation (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
Friends Shelter for Girls 1
Friends' Central School 1
Friends' Central School System. Executive Committee 1
Friends' Select School (Media, Pa,) 1
Hallowell family 1
Haverford College. Office of the President 1
Hawkes, Sarah Belknap Sherwood 1
Heacock family 1
Heacock, Eliza 1
Heacock, Elizabeth Walker 1
Heacock, Jane 1
Heacock, Joseph, 1800-1883 1
Heacock, Joseph, 1846-1918 1
Heacock, Martha 1
Hodgkin, Henry T. (Henry Theodore), 1877-1933 1
Home for Destitute Colored Children (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
Home for the Moral Reform of Destitute Colored Children (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
Hoover, Herbert, 1874-1964 1
Hotchkiss School 1
Humphreys, Richard, 1750-1832 1
Institute for Colored Youth (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
Institute for Colored Youth at Cheyney 1
Jacoby, Judith Kate Haywood 1
Johnson, Emily Cooper 1
Jones family 1
Joseph Solomon Walton (1855-1912) 1
Joseph Sturge Mission School (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
Kite, Thomas, 1785-1845 1
Leeds family 1
Leeds, Morris Evans 1
Locust Street Mission Association (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
London Grove Boarding School (London Grove, Pa. : Township) 1
Longstreth family 1
Maule family 1
McBride, Katharine Elizabeth 1
McMurtrie, Clara 1
Media Friends' School (Media, Pa.) 1
Media Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends 1
Media-Providence Friends School (Media, Pa.) 1
Moody, Paul D. (Paul Dwight), 1879-1947 1
Moody, William R. (William Revell) 1
Moore, Marianne 1
Morley, Christopher 1
Morris, Samuel, 1827-1905 1
Morrow, Elizabeth Cutter 1
Parde, Marcelle 1
Park, Marion Edwards, 1875-1960 1
Parrish, Anne 1
Penrose family 1
Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of Friends (Hicksite : 1827-1955). Education Committee (1833-1837) 1
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