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Alsop Family Papers

 Collection
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

Collection of Bringhurst Family Correspondence

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Identifier: SFHL-MSS-046
Overview Contains the collected correspondence of the Bringhurst family, largely compiled by C. Marshall Taylor. It includes correspondence, 1780-1806, of Philadelphia Quaker businessman James Bringhurst and his letters received from John Murray of New York City. Bringhurst corresponded with family and prominent friends including John Dickinson, Job Scott, Nathan Hunt, James Pemberton, Jesse Kersey, Lindley Murray and Moses Brown. Of particular interest are descriptions of life in Philadelphia and...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1780 - 1811; 1780 - 1941

Joshua Cresson diary

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Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-098
Overview

The volume provides an account of the Philadelphia Yellow Fever epidemic in 1793, and is largely religious in nature. Entries describe the illness, as well as the death and burial of many members of Cresson’s community. The volume includes a note signed by Mary Cresson, Cresson's wife, which she addressed to their children, so that they would understand the circumstances of their father's death.

Dates: 1793, undated

Elizabeth Drinker diaries

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Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-018
Overview Elizabeth was a colonial era Quaker and prolific journal writer. Elizabeth's diaries are composed of her personal reflections of the day-to-day life of a wealthy Quaker woman in colonial Philadelphia. The majority of Elizabeth’s entries detail her daily life, including social calls with other Quaker families and individuals, the births, deaths, and marriages within her community, and attendance at, and descriptions of, weekly and monthly Quaker meetings. Elizabeth’s description of events...
Dates: 1758-1800

Morris family commonplace book

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Identifier: HC.MC-975-03-065
Overview

The commonplace book of the Morris family includes copied extracts from the journals of Margaret Morris, which include a description of Yellow Fever in Philadelphia in 1793, as well as copied poems, letters written by Mary Morris and Richard Hill Morris, and a clipped illustration depicting early settlers.

Dates: Undated.

Morris-Shinn-Maier collection

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Identifier: HC.MC-1191
Overview This collection spans approximately 200 years, from the late 1700s to the late 1900s, and five generations of the Morris-Shinn-Maier family, which are traced through matrilineal and patrilineal lines. They were prominent Quaker businessmen and lawyers in the Philadelphia area, and a large portion of the collection is dedicated to their legal and business material, as well as a great deal of very detailed financial material. There is also a quantity of personal material, namely diaries and...
Dates: 1720-1975

Isaac Proctor papers

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Identifier: HC.MC-950-151
Overview

This collection is comprised of the papers of Isaac Proctor. The majority of the collection is composed of the personal correspondence of Proctor from the end of the 18th century, but also includes a single, small diary, and a single folder of his financial records.

Dates: 1790-1830

Robinson Family papers

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Identifier: HC.MC-1136
Overview

Primarily the letters of Mary Robinson Morton (1757-1829), a member of the Society of Friends, reflecting the social and cultural attitudes of the day.

Dates: 1723 - circa 1980

Benjamin Smith letterbook

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Identifier: HC.MC-975-02-036
Overview This collection is comprised of the single handwritten letterbook of Benjamin Smith. The volume contains personal correspondence, primarily addressed to Smith’s father, Daniel, in Burlington, New Jersey, between August 25 and October 17, 1793, and believed to have been copied by a family member in Burlington, New Jersey. Topics covered in Smith’s correspondence relate primarily to the ongoing yellow fever epidemic of 1793, with particular focus on the health of Smith’s family members. Also...
Dates: 1793

The Female Society of Philadelphia for the Relief and Employment of the Poor records

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Identifier: HC.MC-1234
Overview The Female Society of Philadelphia for the Relief and Employment of the Poor was established in 1795 by Quaker Anne Parrish. The society's original mission was to provide relief and an opportunity for improvement in quality of life for women widowed by the Yellow Fever epidemic of 1793. The Female Society opened the House of Industry, where women were employed to sew and weave. The House of Industry was the Female Society's main focus until 1949, when new opportunities for women had begun to...
Dates: 1795-1978

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Cadbury, Richard, 1825-1897 1
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Collins, Julia Cope 1
Cope, E. D. (Edward Drinker) 1
Cresson, Joshua 1
Dickinson, John, 1732-1808 1
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Emlen, Samuel 1
Female Society of Philadelphia for the Relief and Employment of the Poor 1
Foulke, Elizabeth, 1758-1820 1
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Haines, Elizabeth Shinn, 1823-1883 1
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Kersey, Jesse, 1768-1845 1
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Maier, James Shinn 1
Maier, Paul David Irwin 1
Maier, William Morris 1
Morris, Caspar 1
Morris, Catharine Wistar, 1772-1859 1
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Morris, Israel Wistar 1
Morris, Levi 1
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Morris, Naomi McClenachan 1
Morris, Stephen Paschall 1
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Morton, Mary Robinson, 1757-1829 1
Murray, John, 1758-1819 1
Murray, Lindley, 1745-1826 1
Noailles, Louis Marie, vicomte de, 1756-1804 1
Parrish, Anne 1
Pemberton, James, 1723-1809 1
Philadelphia Senior Center 1
Philadelphia Society for the Employment and Instruction of the Poor 1
Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends. Indian Committee 1
Proctor, Isaac 1
Rees, Thomas, fl. 1754 1
Robinson, Abigail, -1835 1
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Robinson, Thomas, 1731-1817 1
Scott, Job, 1751-1793 1
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Shinn, Earl, 1796-1865 1
Shinn, Earl, 1838-1886 1
Shinn, Ellen Morris 1
Shinn, Emma Morris 1
Shinn, James Thornton 1
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Shinn, Rebecca 1
Shinn, Sarah Comfort 1
Shipley, Anna, 1826-1888 1
Smith, Benjamin, 1762-1793 1
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Vaux, George, Jr., 1863-1927 1
Vaux, Sarah H. Morris 1
Vaux, William Sansom 1
Walcott, Mary Vaux, 1860-1940 1
Western Soup Society (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
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Whitson, Benjamin F., 1867-1957 1
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