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Francis Bacon diaries

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-004
Overview

Entries describe Bacon’s daily life, including descriptions of the weather, Quaker meetings he attended, business transactions, social calls with friends and family, and the births, deaths, and marriages within the Quaker community.

Dates: 1841-1843 and 1858-1862

George Bacon diaries

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-005
Overview

George Bacon's entries largely focus on descriptions of the weather, Quaker meetings attended, Yearly Meetings attended, births, deaths, and marriages in the Quaker community, social calls, and news of his family and business. In addition to the 17 original volumes of diaries, the collection includes a folder of partial transcripts of Bacon's diaries, some typed, some handwritten, as well as an index of journal entries by topic.

Dates: 1813-1829

Eugenie Benezet journal

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-007
Overview

This collection is composed of the typed extracts of the diary of Eugenie Benezet, with entries dating between 1843 and 1849. Entries describe family news, Protestant and Catholic beliefs, and her work at a Friend's school in France. In later entries, Eugenie discusses the possibility of moving to England or the United States. All entries are in French.

Dates: 1843-1849

Elizabeth Browett diary

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-010
Overview

The diary's cover reads: "Diary of a Poor Quaker Seamstress, 1833-4, being a pathetic record of monotonous penury.” Entries focus on social calls, descriptions of Quaker meetings, Browett’s health, and her work as a seamstress in London.

Dates: 1833-1834

George Churchman diaries

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-011
Overview

Churchman frequently traveled throughout the Mid-Atlantic and New England regions, and thus many of his diary entries describe his travels to visit various meetings and Quaker families from Pennsylvania to as far north as Massachusetts. Entries describe meetings attended and families visited in the various towns and cities that Churchman traveled to, as well as family news, and marriages and deaths within the Quaker community.

Dates: 1759-1813

Howard Comfort diaries

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-012
Overview

Howard Comfort was a Quaker merchant in Philadelphia, and often traveled between Philadelphia and various cities in Great Britain on business. Each volume is a small “pocket diary,” and entries include lists of assignments and readings for class, notes, and quoted excerpts from materials Comfort had read, as well as descriptions of social calls and Quaker meetings.

Dates: 1867-1870

Samuel C. Davis diary

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-016
Overview

Samuel Cole Davis’s diary details his illness with “cancer of the lip,” as transcribed by Steven E. Kagle. Davis’s diary entries include the particulars of his medical condition and the treatments that various doctors attempted to cure the cancer or alleviate pain. Later entries especially focus on his attempt to atone for his sins and seek salvation as he approaches his death.

Dates: 1807-1809

William Dillwyn diary

 Item
Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-017
Overview

William Dillwyn was a Philadelphia Quaker abolitionist who was tutored under Anthony Benezet. Entries describe Dillwyn's travels from his home in Burlington, New Jersey, to Charleston, South Carolina, including lists of things to pack, the voyage, and the weather. Later entries describe Dillwyn's time in South Carolina, visits with Friends, business, and Quaker meetings.

Dates: 1772-1773

Jacob R. Elfreth Sr. diaries

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-019
Overview

Jacob R. Elfreth Sr. was a teacher and a bookkeeper for the Leigh Navigation Company. The majority of entries detail family news, Quaker meetings, Elfreth's work with the Leigh Navigation Company, and births, deaths, and marriages within the Quaker community,

Dates: 1814-1870

James Emlen journal

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-021
Overview

The diary details Emlen's travels in rural Pennsylvania to small towns and settlements of fellow Quakers. Entries often describe tensions and interactions between white settlers and Indigenous populations. Treaties between white settlers and native groups are also discussed.

Dates: 1794

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Scattergood, Joseph 2
Seebohm, Benjamin 2
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Bacon, David 1
Bacon, Francis, 1812-1870 1
Bacon, George 1
Benezet, Eugenie 1
Browett, Elizabeth 1
Cadbury, Henry J. (Henry Joel), 1883-1974 1
Churchman, George, 1730-1814 1
Comfort, Howard 1
Davis, Samuel C. 1
Dillwyn, William, 1743-1824 1
Elfreth, Jacob R., Sr., 1789-1870 1
Emlen, Samuel 1
Evans, Charles, 1802-1879 1
Evans, Elizabeth Reeve 1
Evans, Hannah Bacon 1
Fenimore, Amy 1
Foulke, Susan 1
Gould, Stephen, 1781?-1838 1
Greene, Anna, b. 1799 1
Griscom, John Mietou 1
Gummere, Samuel James 1
Hacker, Isaac 1
Haines, John S. 1
Hartshorne, Sara 1
Hodgson, William 1
Jackson, Halliday, 1771-1835 1
Kenworthy, Leonard Stout, 1912- 1
Kite, John L. (John Letchworth), 1798-1878 1
Lindsey, Robert 1
Lloyd family 1
Lloyd, Mary Ann 1
Lloyd, Sarah Smith 1
Lloyd, Susan H. 1
Matlack, Mordecai 1
Maule, Jane 1
Morris, Elizabeth Hudson 1
Morris, Samuel B., 1868-1886 1
Newit, Samuel 1
Parrish, John, 1729-1807 1
Pemberton, John, 1727-1795 1
Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of Friends (Orthodox : 1827-1955). Indian Committee (1827-1948) 1
Rhoads, Sarah Wistar, 1839-1920 1
Rhoads, William Gibbons 1
Robson, Walter 1
Routh, Martha Winter, 1743-1817 1
Russell, Henry 1
Savery, William, 1750-1804 1
Scantlebury, Thomas 1
Scattergood family 1
Scattergood, Rachel 1
Scattergood, Rebecca 1
Scattergood, Thomas, 1748-1814 1
Selleck, George A. 1
Shipley, Ann 1
Shoemaker, John 1
Smedley, Edward 1
Smiley, Sarah Frances 1
Stephenson, Isaac 1
Stokes, Janet 1
Swayne, Joel 1
Thompson, William 1
Waln, Emma 1
Walton, Joseph 1
Warder, Ann Head 1
Webb, Elizabeth 1
Whitall, Ann Cooper 1
Whitall, John Siddons 1
Wilkinson, Elizabeth 1
Wilson, Rachel, 1720-1775 1
Wistar, Esther Fisher Smith 1
Wistar, Thomas 1
Woolman, John, 1720-1772 1
Wright, Rebecca 1
Yarnall, Anna C. 1
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