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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

Sarah Upton Bowerman diary

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Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-008
Overview

The diary begins with a description of Bowerman's childhood and early adulthood. Entries are composed of religious reflection, descriptions of meetings attended in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, family news, and social calls.

Dates: 1841-1868

Lydia Cooke diaries

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Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-014
Overview

Lydia Barton Cooke was a Philadelphia Quaker who joined the Hicksites in 1828. Diary entries include prayers, poems, descriptions of domestic duties, social calls from family and friends, Quaker meetings, and discussions of the health of her husband and children. Cooke's diaries also feature religious reflections, potentially concerning the separation between Orthodox and Hicksite.

Dates: 1815-1829

Thomas Pim Cope diaries

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Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-013
Overview

Cope was a Quaker merchant, founder of Cope family shipping business, and member of Philadelphia City Council and Pennsylvania legislature. His diary entries cover a variety of topics including weather, religious and personal reflection, business interests, family news, and discussions of international politics.

Dates: 1800-1851

Jacob R. Elfreth Jr. diaries

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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

Jacob R. Elfreth Sr. diaries

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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

John S. Haines diary

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Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-033
Overview

John S. Haines's "Farm and Garden" diary entries detail the weather, farm work done each day, harvests, planting, and crops yielded. Entries also describe farm-related business, including the sale of crops and the purchasing of farm equipment.

Dates: 1839-1865

Updegraff Family papers

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Identifier: HC.MC-1031
Overview

Letters; diaries; genealogical material; land grants signed by Presidents John Tyler, Martin Van Buren, and Franklin Pierce; and other papers of the Updegraff family, mainly those of David B. Updegraff, which provide a picture of Quakerism in 19th-century Ohio.

Dates: 1810-1929; Majority of material found within 1810 - 1896

Emma Waln diary

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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

Ann Warder diaries

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Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-082
Overview

This collection includes three bound volumes of handwritten transcriptions and extracts of Ann Head Warder’s diaries, originally written between 1786 and 1789. The transcriptions were written by later family members during the 19th century. Diary entries describe Ann’s voyage to America and her travels within New York and Pennsylvania, including people she met, Quaker meetings she attended, and social calls made during her travels.

Dates: 1786-1789

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Baily, Joshua L. (Joshua Longstreth), 1826-1916 1
Baily, Theodate Lang 1
Bowerman, Sarah Upton 1
Cooke, Lydia Barton 1
Cope, Thomas P. (Thomas Pim) 1