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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

Isaac Chapman letterbook

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-02-003
Overview

Contains business correspondence, particularly related to the buying and selling of real estate, and information related to financial accounts and investments. Letter writers include Henry R. Fell, James Buchanan, Edward Roberts, James Barten, E.W. Clark, Joseph Satterthwaite, Thomas Miller, Ellwood Lewis, Charles Meyers, Benjamin Scattergood, and William Hill.

Dates: 1874-1904

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

"Just Among Friends: The Quaker Way of Life"

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-07-024
Overview

William Wistar Comfort's draft manuscripts of his book, "Just Among Friends: The Quaker Way of Life" describe the Quaker way of life, and the influence Quakers have had on issues of tolerance, peace, and economic and social justice. The manuscript includes Wistar's notes and edits, and the collection includes promotional materials related to the book's publication.

Dates: 1940

Elizabeth Reeve Evans diaries

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-024
Overview

Diary entries describe social calls, the health of family and friends, the weather, Quaker meetings, and births, deaths, and marriages within the Quaker community.

Dates: 1882-1899

Susan Foulke diary

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Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-026
Overview

Susan Foulke was an Orthodox Quaker and a member of the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting. Entries detail Susan’s daily life and include prayers, religious reflection, descriptions of visits to friends and family in Philadelphia and Burlington, New Jersey, and births, deaths, and marriages within her family and the Quaker community.

Dates: 1814-1840

Joseph Scattergood diary

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-063
Overview

Joseph Scattergood, an Elder of Green St. Monthly Meeting, was a signer of the first letter of concern by the Elders of Philadelphia to Elias Hicks regarding the doctrine he was preaching (1822). Diary entries describe Quaker meetings, social calls and family news, visits to family and friends in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, births, deaths, and marriages within the Quaker community, and Scattergood's work as a school teacher.

Dates: 1792-1820

John Shoemaker journals

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Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-071
Overview

John Shoemaker was a Quaker minister. Shoemaker's journals detail his religious visits throughout North America. Entries generally describe travel between destinations, families that host Shoemaker and his companions throughout their travels, and descriptions of Quaker meetings attended and Quaker families visited.

Dates: 1805-1893; Majority of material found within 1805 - 1815

Esther Willits Thomas correspondence

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Identifier: HC.MC-950-177
Overview

The collection contains several groups of letters, all written to Esther Willits (Hettie), an assistant teacher at Westtown School.

Dates: 1891-1896

Emma Waln diary

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-081
Overview

Emma Waln's diary entries detail her active social life, including descriptions of attendance of various social events, including whist parties, women's clubs meetings, lectures, and parties, as well as more informal social calls from friends and family. Waln's diary also describes attending classes and lectures at Swarthmore College.

Dates: 1890-1891