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Joshua L. and Theodate L. Baily diaries

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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

Robert Horton Collected Papers

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Identifier: SCPC-CDG-A-Horton, Robert
Abstract

Collection includes biographical information about Robert Horton; consists primarily of materials gathered for a manuscript titled The Power of the Powerless, a series of biographies and interviews of conscientious objectors to war and those imprisoned for their beliefs.

Dates: Majority of material found within 1948-

"Members of the Prison Society: Biographical Vignettes"

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Identifier: HC.MC-975-07-102
Overview This collection is comprised of the two volume manuscript by Peter P. and Elizabeth W. Jonitis, entitled "Memoirs of the Prison Society: Biographical Vignettes of the Managers of the Philadelphia Society for Assisting Distressed Prisoners and the Members of the Philadelphia Society for Alleviating the Miseries of Public Prisons, 1787-1830." The biographical sketches were compiled in order to determine how many of the 344 members of the organizations were Quakers, so as to study Quaker...
Dates: 1982

Quaker Emergency Service records

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Identifier: SFHL-SC-192
Abstract The collection is organized into four folders: the group's general records, including the initial plan and charter; the records of the Civilian Readjustment Committee, the post-war arm of the group; information on a project in Brazil; and writings by people outside the group. Of interest are transcript talks given by Peter F. Amoroso of the New York Department of Correction, and Austin H. MacCormick of the Osborne Association. There is also a carbon copy, attributed to John S. Gough, of the...
Dates: ca. 1941-1948

Josiah P. Marvel collected Quaker Emergency Service records

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Identifier: SFHL-SC-221
Abstract Collection contains primarily Marvel's files on the wartime projects of the Quaker Emergency Service, 1942-1945, and its postwar Civilian Readjustment Committee, including typed minutes, 1947-1961. Also includes papers concerning the Spears Mobile Clinic which operated in Syria with the help of the Friends Ambulance Unit, including a typescript describing the mission; the dispersal of French funds, 1954-1958, raised by Mme. de la Noue for her Centre Guynemer and deposited with the Quaker...
Dates: 1942-1966

Mira Sharpless Townsend Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-320
Overview The collection contains papers of Mira Sharpless Townsend, a major Quaker social activist and reformer in Philadelphia. Mira Sharpless Townsend (1798-1859) was born in Philadelphia, attended Friends Select School, and in 1828 married Samuel Townsend (1800-1887). He was a member of Philadelphia Monthly Meeting by whom she had six children, only two surviving to adulthood: Emily Sharpless Townsend who married Powell Stackhouse and Clara Gordon Townsend, married William Penn Troth. During...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1815 - 1858; 1806 - 1910

L. Hollingsworth Wood correspondence

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Identifier: SFHL-SC-227
Abstract In 1908, L. Hollingsworth Wood corresponded with Quaker-related schools to obtain contact information for graduates living in the New York City area and updated information about teaching Quakerism. Previously, a committee of the Yearly Meeting had conducted a survey inquiring about courses at the schools concerning Quaker history and principles. Fourteen schools responded to Wood's letter. Folder 2 contains Wood's correspondence with organizations and persons concerned with prison reform,...
Dates: 1907-1937

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Marvel, Josiah P. (Josiah Philip), 1896-1959 2
Monthly Meeting of New York (Society of Friends : Orthodox : New York, N.Y.). Peace and Service Committee 2
New York Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Hicksite : 1828-1957 : New York, N.Y.). Peace and Service Committee 2
Quaker Emergency Service Readjustment Center (New York, N.Y.) 2
Spears Mobile Clinics 2