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A. Keith and Ruth Smiley slides

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-PA-161
Overview

A. Keith and Ruth Smiley were Quakers active in the Mohonk area. This collection consists of slides they took on their travels to England, Africa, and other sites.

Dates: 1952 - 1976

Abington Friends School (Abington, Pa.) Account book

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Identifier: SFHL-RG4-001
Overview

Abington Friends School was established by Abington Monthly Meeting in the latter part of the eighteenth century as a day school. The account book covers the period 1828-1842. Pupil's names are given with the status of their payments, etc.

Dates: 1828-1842

All American Friends Conference (Oskaloosa, Ia.) Records

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Identifier: SFHL-RG4-002
Overview

All American Friends Conference (1929) was a conference of Quakers from the United States and Canada which was held in Oskaloosa, Iowa, in September 1929. This collection contains a journal kept by Rebecca Thomas Miller, program, list of participants, pictures, and other records relating to the Conference.

Dates: 1929

Alsop Family Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-SC-191
Abstract This collection contains the correspondence of the Alsop and Brown families, particularly Othniel Alsop, Hannah Brown Alsop, and Othneil's English siblings, Ann and Robert Alsop. Other correspondents include Alice Jackson, Mary Coffin, and Ann Douglas. Also included are Othniel's naturalization documents, various wills, and calling cards from friends. Of particular interest is a letter dated 1799 from Othniel Alsop to sister in England, describing the "contagious fever" (yellow fever), a...
Dates: 1795-1830

American Friends Fellowship Council Records

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Identifier: SFHL-RG4-004
Overview The American Friends Fellowship Council had its origin in the Fellowship Committee of the American Friends Service Committee. Founded in 1933, its primary purpose was to foster an increased interest in Quakerism throughout the United States and to draw all Friends groups into closer sympathy and fellowship. The Fellowship Council merged with the Friends World Committee, American Section, in 1954. The collection includes correspondence and administrative records, minutes, financial...
Dates: 1933-1954

American Friends Service Committee, Committee on Rights of Conscience Records

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Identifier: SFHL-RG4-006
Overview

Contains the records of American Friends Service Committee, Committee on Rights of Conscience, 1955-1962, including minutes and other supporting documents. Persons represented include Faith Bissell, Miriam E. Brailey, Harrop Freeman, Frederick Fuges, Alan Howe, Mary Knowles, Patrick M. Malin, Roland Pennock, Sara Pickus, Harry B. Sprogell, Frederick B. Tolles, and John T. Watkins.

Dates: 1955-1962

American Friends Service Committee Reference Files

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Identifier: SFHL-RG4-032
Overview

Contains the reference files collected and assembled by American Friends Service Committee over many years to keep it informed of parallel service work by British and Irish Friends. Includes minutes, reports, and related papers of Friends' War Victims' Relief Committee, Friends' Council for International Service, Friends Service Council, and other Quaker relief agencies, mostly under the direction of London and Dublin Yearly Meetings.

Dates: 1916-1944

Annual Association for the Relief of Sick Children in the Summer Records

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Identifier: SFHL-RG4-007
Overview

The Annual Association for the Relief of Sick Children in the Summer was a Quaker women's organization founded in 1818 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to provide relief for impoverished sick children and their mothers from the crowding and oppressive heat during the summer months. The collection contains minutes, 1818-1854 (gap 1819-1821) and other records, including acting committee minutes and workbook, 1843-1851.

Dates: 1818-1862

Ash-Schofield Family Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-004
Overview Samuel Shinn Ash and his wife, Sarah Jane Schofield Ash, were prominent Quakers, active in a variety of philanthropic activities, including anti-slavery, peace, temperance, women's rights, and education. Samuel Shinn Ash was apprenticed as an engineer and machinist and worked in manufacturing. This collection consists of family papers, manuscript letters and memorabilia, largely of a domestic nature. Includes some descriptions of Meetings and religious journeys, of the early struggles of...
Dates: 1796 - 1933; Majority of material found within 1833 - 1912

Association for the Care of Colored Orphans Records

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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

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American Friends Service Committee 25
Swarthmore College 24
Hicks, Elias, 1748-1830 18
New York Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends 16
Pendle Hill (School: Wallingford, Pa.) 12
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Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends Library 11
Friends General Conference (U.S.) 9
Hicks, Edward, 1780-1849 9
Comly, John, 1773-1850 8
Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of Friends (Hicksite : 1827-1955) 8
Hopper, Isaac T. (Isaac Tatem), 1771-1852 7
Kersey, Jesse, 1768-1845 7
Parsons, Samuel, 1774-1841 7
Westtown Boarding School 7
Cadwallader, Priscilla, 1786-1859 6
Ferris, Benjamin, 1780-1867 6
George School (Bucks County, Pa.) 6
Jackson, Halliday, 1771-1835 6
Jackson, John, 1809-1855 6
Janney, Samuel M. (Samuel Mcpherson), 1801-1880 6
Jones, Rufus M. (Rufus Matthew), 1863-1948 6
McClintock, Thomas, 1792?-1876 6
Dillwyn, George, 1738-1820 5
Grellet, Stephen, 1773-1855 5
Hallowell, Benjamin, 1799-1877 5
Mott, James, 1788-1868 5
Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880 5
New York Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Hicksite: 1828-1955) 5
New York Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Orthodox : 1828-1955) 5
Ohio Yearly Meeting of Friends (Conservative : 1854- ) 5
Parrish, Dillwyn, 1809-1886 5
Pemberton, John, 1727-1795 5
Penn, William, 1644-1718 5
Poole, William, 1764-1829 5
Schofield, Martha 5
Scott, Job, 1751-1793 5
Biddle, Clement M. (Clement Miller), 1876-1959 4
Brown, Moses, 1738-1836 4
Elkinton, J. Passmore (Joseph Passmore), 1887-1971 4
Five Years Meeting (Society of Friends: U.S.) 4
Foulke family 4
Foulke, Joseph, 1786-1863 4
Friends Conference on Religion and Psychology 4
Friends World College 4
Garrigues, Edward, 1756-1845 4
Hull, William I. (William Isaac), 1868-1939 4
Monthly Meeting of Friends of Philadelphia (Hicksite) 4
New England Yearly Meeting of Friends 4
New York Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Hicksite : 1828-1957 : New York, N.Y.) 4
Ohio Yearly Meeting of Friends (Orthodox : 1828-1854) 4
Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of Friends (Hicksite : 1827-1955). Joint Committee on Indian Affairs (1869-1892) 4
Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of Friends (Orthodox : 1827-1955) 4
Schofield Normal and Industrial School (Aiken, S.C.) 4
Truman, George 4
Walton, George A. (George Arthur), 1883- 4
Walton, J. Barnard (Joseph Barnard), 1885-1963 4
Woolman, John, 1720-1772 4
Young Friends' Association (New York, N.Y.) 4
Baltimore Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends 3
Brinton family 3
Brinton, Anna Cox 3
Brinton, Howard Haines, 1884-1973 3
Brown family 3
Cadbury, Henry J. (Henry Joel), 1883-1974 3
Chalkley, Thomas, 1675-1741 3
Clark, Rebecca Timbres, 1896- 3
Dugdale, Joseph A., 1810-1896 3
Fothergill, Samuel 3
Friends Housing, Inc. (Philadelphia, Pa.) 3
Friends Meeting of Washington (Washington, D.C.) 3
Garrison, William Lloyd, 1805-1879 3
Genesee Yearly Meeting of Friends 3
Gould, Thomas B., 1813-1856 3
Green Street Monthly Meeting of Friends (Philadelphia, Pa.) 3
Gwynedd Boarding School (Gwynedd, Pa.) 3
Hayes, John Russell, 1866-1945 3
Hicks family 3
Hunn family 3
Hunt family 3
Hunt, John, 1740-1824 3
Janney family 3
Jenkins family (Jenkins, Jabez, 1792-1858) 3
Jones, Margaret E., 1895-1984 3
Jones, Rebecca, 1739-1817 3
Kimber, Emmor, 1775-1850 3
Long Island University 3
Mather family 3
Monthly Meeting of New York (Society of Friends : Orthodox : New York, N.Y.). Peace and Service Committee 3
Mott, John, 1783-1848 3
New York Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Hicksite : 1828-1957 : New York, N.Y.). Peace and Service Committee 3
New York Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends. Committee on a Friends World College 3
Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends 3
Plymouth Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends 3
Powell, Aaron M. (Aaron Macy), 1832-1899 3
Rotch, William, 1759-1850 3
Seaman, David, 1791-1844 3
Shaffer, Leslie D., 1901-1950 3
Sharples, Edith, 1743-1787 3
Sharples, Joshua, 1747-1826 3
Sharpless family 3
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