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William C. Allen diaries

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-001
Overview

Diaries of William C. Allen's religious visits around the world from 1904 to 1937. Entries generally describe the customs, manners, language, transportation, food, and religious beliefs of each location Allen visited, as well as Quaker meetings he lead and religious and political leaders he met with in each place he visited. One volume of the collection does not record a religious visit, but is a record of Allen's thoughts on World War I, which he kept during 1917.

Dates: 1904-1937

Joshua L. and Theodate L. Baily diaries

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-006
Overview The diaries span the majority of Baily's adult life. As a young man, Baily was very involved in the Philadelphia community, and many of his early entries are related to the Philadelphia Historical Society, the Eromathean society, the Pennsylvania Prison Society, which advocated for the health and safety of prisoner and prison reform, The Philadelphia Society for Employment and Instruction of the Poor, and the Moyamensing House of Industry. In later entries, Baily is largely concerned with...
Dates: 1845-1916

Jacob R. Elfreth Jr. diaries

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-020
Overview The diaries of Jacob R. Elfreth Jr., a Quaker merchant, elder, and minister. Early diaries, from 1861 to 1867, focus on military movement and battles during the Civil War, reactions to President Lincoln's assassination, and the political tensions during the aftermath of the war. The majority of entries detail day-to-day activities, family news, news of Elfreth's carpet business, attendance at Quaker meetings, social calls, accounts of weather, and births, deaths, and marriages within the...
Dates: 1861-1924

Virginia Drysdale Keeney Journal

 Item
Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-102
Overview

Virginia Drysdale Keeney kept this journal from 1914 to 1918, writing approximately five lines each day on her daily activities. It primarily concerns her teaching, social, and familial activities, with the occasional mention of World War I. In addition to her daily records, the back of the journal contains information concerning her family's genealogy.

Dates: 1914-1918