Detailed descriptions of our manuscript, photography, newspaper, and fine art collections may be found in the finding aids listed below. Those without links are available, for the time being, only in paper form in the Special Collections Reading Room. Some of our collections are best searched using our in-house card catalogs or our online catalog, Tripod. Please don’t hesitate to be in touch if you do not find what you are looking for.
(266 boxes). Charles Roberts, a graduate of Haverford College in 1864, collected autographs, ranging from a set of the Signers of the Declaration of Independence, letters of the Presidents of the United States, letters of foreign royalty, abolitionists, distinguished American and foreign authors and composers, scientists, educators and businesspeople. The letters date from ca. 1400 to the present; many are accompanied by fine prints and photographs. When Roberts’ widow, Lucy B. Roberts, gave the collection to Haverford in 1902, it contained some 12,000 items. The collection continues to grow, and it now numbers over 20,000 letters and other original documents. The collection has drawn significant numbers of scholars over the years in quest of the wealth of data it contains.
Ms. Coll. 800 - Charles Roberts collection of legal papers, 1687-1849
(7 boxes, 2 packages).
(3 boxes, 4 packages, 4 volumes). A collection of manuscript books of all descriptions - notebooks, journals, commonplace books, scrapbooks, account books and other miscellaneous items - produced by a variety of creators.
Ms. Coll. 801 - Portraits miscellaneous
Ms. Coll. 803 - Autographs
(1 box, 1 volume).
(3 boxes). A collection relating to the work of anti-slavery advocate and worker, Nathanial Peabody Rogers, and the circle of others involved, including John Greenleaf Whittier, William Lloyd Garrison and Susan B. Anthony. There are a number of issues of the Herald of Freedom of which Rogers was the editor.
(53 boxes). Much of this collection concerns the life of Christopher Darlington Morley (1890-1957) who reached the pinnacle of his popularity as a writer in the 1930s and 1940s. Erudite and witty, he probed every literary genre and exhibited a style of substance and facility. Christopher Morley will always hold a position of importance at Haverford, both as one of its august alumni (class of 1910), and as the son of its well-respected professor, Frank Morley, and brother of two other Haverford graduates, all three of whom were Rhodes scholars and one (Felix) who came back to Haverford to become its president.
(1 box). Letters from government officials and other prominent people of the time to Felix Morley (1894-1982), both while he was editor of the Washington Post and president of Haverford College.
(4 boxes). The collection includes correspondence and manuscripts.
(2 boxes). The collection consists of letters addressed to Christopher Morley by well-known people, relating mostly to books and literary affairs.
(31 boxes). In 1969, the history faculty of Haverford College created a seminar for its student history majors requiring significant papers concerned with historical evidence and based on documents in Haverford's manuscript collections. The papers are described here under the course number: History 361. From 1970-1992, the papers are arranged by the call number of the document (e.g. collection #720). From 1993 on, the papers are arranged alphabetically by the student's last name.
In 2012, student papers from other courses, including "Picturing War: Goya to Abu Ghraib,"also based on Haverford holdings, was added to this collection.
Ms. Coll. 812 - Non-Quaker maps, pictures, documents, etc.
(10 folders). Includes portraits and photographs of Christopher Morley as well as a small selection of posters.
Ms. Coll. 812C R - Non-Quaker artifacts
(1 box). A collection of materials by and about the 20th-century photographer Sol Mednick.
(6 boxes). Primarily the personal papers of William Pyle Philips (1882-1950), as well as a collection of 12 letters of United States presidents.
(3 boxes). Some papers of Gilbert F. White (1911-2006), a geographer and president of Haverford College, relating to some of his experiences serving the American Friends Service Committee during World War II and letters received while president of the college.
(2 boxes). The collection consists primarily of letters to and from Woodbury C. Smith, his father, Samuel Smith, and his wife, Helen Wheeler Smith and principally relates to the Civil War, discussing issues such as war news, contrabands, politics, both local to Massachusetts and national. There is a letter from Dorothea Dix as Superintendent of Women Nurses. There are slavery documents, field inspection and narrative reports from battle fronts in South Carolina and Florida, a map of Charleston Harbor, a photograph of the Raymonds and Helen Wheeler Smith and a gold $1 coin from 1874.
(1 box). Letters from some of the outstanding Western members in the fields of cultural and social leaders of the 19th century written to Sir Francis Joseph Campbell, a notable educator of the blind.
(23 boxes). Fred Rodell (1907-1980), a 1926 Haverford College graduate, was professor of law at Yale University for 41 years. Yale Law School in its philosophy was diametrically opposed to the philosophy propounded by Harvard Law School. This "Yale" modus vivendi was represented on the Supreme Court by Justices William O. Douglas and Hugo Black, while the "Harvard" doctrine was upheld by Justices Felix Frankfurter and Robert Jackson. Rodell was allied with the Yale contingent as his correspondence and writings reveal. His correspondence is mainly with Supreme Court Justices and primarily with William Douglas.
(5 boxes). The papers of Fred Rodell (1906-1980), a graduate of Haverford College and long-time professor of law at Yale University. The papers consist of correspondence, a scrapbook of letters in his honor and other materials dedicated to Fred Rodell, an annotated book by Rodell, Nine Men and a collection of Rodell's published writings.
(2 boxes). This is a collection of research materials collected by Loren Ghiglione for a biography of Fred Rodell: Rodell revisited: selected writings of Fred Rodell / by Fred Rodell, edited by Loren Ghiglione, 1994. Materials include correspondence, drafts, newspaper clippings, copies of many of Rodell's writings, copies of biographies of Rodell, and bibliographies of his work. The collection also includes some original Rodell items, such as typescripts and Christmas cards.
(9 packages). Musical scores for harmonica and harmonica and other instruments by such composers as Anthony Burgess, Luciano Chailly, Norman Dello Joio, Alan Hovhaness, Darius Milhaud, Alexander Tcherepnin, Heitor Villa-Lobos and others, many of them written for and dedicated to composer and harmonica virtuoso, John Sebastian.
(5 boxes). This collection is the result of Goldstein's work as a student at Haverford College toward an independent study paper on the Vietnam War protest at the college.
(3 folders). Correspondence between Allen Grover (ca. 1903-ca. 1996) and Earl M. Freligh (1917-2005), the former on the staff of Time Magazine, the latter an ambulance driver for the American Field Service in Italy and North Africa during World War II.
(4 boxes, 3 packages). Records of a women's charitable Quaker organization based in Philadelphia spanning the 19th and 20th centuries.
Ms. Coll. 832 - Facsimiles of famous autographs
(1 box). The papers of Ezra Pound, including his correspondence with Haverford College professor Howard Comfort, letters about Pound, especially about his confinement at St. Elizabeth's Hospital.
(2 boxes). The First Edition Society's initiative to publish a special edition of the works of more than 60 authors resulted in their correspondence with the editor of the publication, John R. Hawkins. Included are such literary lights as Simone de Beauvoir, John Cheever, John Kenneth Galbraith, Joseph Heller, Lillian Hellman, John Le Carre, Norman Mailer, James Michener, Françoise Sagan, C.P. Snow, William Styron, Burbara Tuchman, John Updike, Leon Uris and many others. Authors' typescripts for the preface to each represented work are also present in most instances.
(27 boxes, 4 artifact boxes, 1 package). The papers of Latin scholar and professor of Latin at Haverford College, Dean P. Lockwood include primarily textual materials on topics relating to Greek literature and the history of Haverford College, but also a collection of his art and artifacts.
(6 boxes). Political cartoons by Douglas Borgstedt, 1965-1982, concerning the United States and world politics of the late 1960's and 1970's. Major themes include communism, diplomacy, war, and government corruption or ineptitude. Jimmy Carter, Richard Nixon, and Henry Kissinger are frequently featured.
(14 boxes). Correspondence, including letters from Albert Einstein, minutes, reports, leaflets, public statements and newsletters of the Society for Social Responsibility in Science established in 1949 with the assistance of Otto Theodor Benfy, Franklin Miller and Victor Paschkis to promote free inquiry concerning science and society, and especially concern that science not to be used for destructive ends.
(80 items) The collection is composed chiefly of manuscripts purchased by J. Rendel Harris (Haverford faculty member, 1886-1891) in Egypt, Palestine, and Lebanon. Manuscripts are in Hebrew, Ethiopic, Syriac, Arabic, Armenian, Latin and other languages.
(182 boxes). Written scores and recordings, correspondence and personal materials collected by Davison throughout his life. Other materials found in the collection are clippings, concert posters and programs, framed certificates and photographs, as well as audio and video such cassette tapes, reel-to-reel, long playing records, and VHS tapes. The collection is divided into two series: "John Davison Materials" and "Materials by Others."
(61 boxes). John Davison (1930-1999) was a prolific composer who taught music at Haverford College from 1959 until his death in 1999. Several of his compositions were performed and recorded by orchestras throughout the United States. Within this collection are drafts of many of his compositions, including Robert Burns: Poems and Songs, an anthology which he completed with John Ashmead. Also included are audio recordings of a couple dozen of his and students' pieces. This collection is an addition to the John Davison Papers, HC.Coll.839.
(2 boxes). Letters and monthly reports from Beijing, China from 1984-1987 by Joseph H. Greene who was a Bank of America Vice-President and Representative. The papers record economic, political and cultural issues in China at the end of the 1980s.
(2 boxes). Papers dating 1976-1981 relate to Andrew Silk's interests and writings, especially about South Africa, but also about employment of underemployed youth in America. They begin while Silk was a student at Haverford College and conclude with the Silk journalism internship, established after Silk's death in 1981.
(3 boxes) The collection consists of a typed manuscript, with corrections, of Volume 6 of Philosophy in Process by Paul Weiss.
(1 box). Subjects depicted on the glass lantern slides are Haverford College, portraits of Quakers, views of Barbados and Quaker sites in the West Indies.
(19 boxes). The collection is composed chiefly of letter of members of the Society of Friends in the United States from the 17th to the 20th centuries; there are also documents, clippings, published articles, and miscellaneous manuscripts.
(1 box) A collection of letters of Anthony Benezet (1713-1784), a prominent Friend, philanthropist and teacher. These letters, which are addressed to various persons, reflect cultural and religious aspects, the efforts of Friends to abolish slavery, interest in education, opposition to intolerance and war, missionary work, and observations on the Indians. Mention is made in the letters of Conrad Weiser, George Whitfield, Samuel Wetherill, and others; and there are frequent references to publications in which Benezet was interested.
(6 boxes). A collection of letters and deeds of William Penn (1644-1718), along with biographical and historical material, graphic representations of Penn and photographs of pages from published works.
(1 box). Correspondence between Henry and his wife Elizabeth relates to his arrest, imprisonment and resulting forced exile to Winchester, Va. during the American Revolution. His letters discuss his physical and spiritual well-being, concern for his children, news of other exiled Friends and efforts to present their case before Pa. and Va. authorities. Elizabeth Drinker's letters to her husband relate family and neighborhood news, Friends' visits and efforts on behalf of the exiles and her constant concern for her husband.
(1 box). Correspondence, genealogy, silhouette, printed material, certificate, testimony, accounts. Includes letters from Jonah Thompson (1756-1758) and son John Thompson to family in England (1773-1805). Letters (1840-1874) of John's grandson, John James Thompson, to cousin John Thompson (Hitchin, England) discuss family news, national and political questions, slavery, business and financial conditions.
(1 box). Primarily letters of John Wilbur giving in great detail his position relative to the views of Joseph John Gurney and the separation of New England Yearly Meeting. His trip to Great Britain in 1853-54 is documented as well.
(3 boxes). The collection particularly provides connections between Irish and Philadelphia Friends in the 18th century, especially by the Sheppard and Wansborough families who intermarried. Included are letters of John Wilbur, central in the Gurney-Wilbur controversy.
(1 box). Papers include letters between Carleton family in Ireland and Carleton family members in Philadelphia and Kennett, PA and other relatives, giving news of family and friends.
Ms. Coll. 860 - Portraits of British Friends
(5 boxes). Letters of English Friends containing information on Quaker history and throwing light on religious and cultural activities. The collection also includes letters relating to the activities of early Friends, including a 1690 letter from Robert Barrow (d. 1697), telling of the death and burial of George Fox, 2 letters, 1661, of William Dewsbury (1621-1688), written while imprisoned in York castle and a 1716 arrest warrant for Thomas Story (1662-1742), for preaching in Kilkenny.
(2 boxes). Portraits, photographs, illustrations, articles, clippings, pamphlets and a map concerning the life and times of George Fox. Topics covered include Fox's itinerary of his trip to America, the Dutch Bible Fox carried with him on his trip to Holland in 1677, pictures of places associated with Fox, birthplace, funeral and grave of Fox. Includes material from the George Fox tercentenary of 1924 (on the 300th anniversary of his birth).
(1 box). Included are letters of Friends unsigned, unattributed and/or undated. In addition, there is a memorial to Samual Fothergill; a letter to Phin, possibly Phineas Garrett, and two poems, one to the memory of a Richard Jordan (written in the 19th century), the other to the memory of Tacy Bates (written in the 19th century).
(1 box).This collection contains the letters of Reed Smith during his time in a Civilian Public Serice camps as a Conscientious Objector during World War II and his relief work in France, Germany, and Poland after the war with the American Friends Service Committee.
(1 box). Primarily papers are those received by his forebears and collected by John Jay Smith, an entrepreneur who was a founder of the Pennsylvania Gazette. Among them are some manuscripts of Robert Proud, a treatise by Dr. F. Daniel Lobstein and a document in the hand of James Dickinson.
(2 boxes). John B. Garrett (1836-1924) was an original member of the Associated Executive Committee of Friends on Indian Affairs. Topics discussed include appointment of agents, missionary work, Indian education and citizenship, use of military force, annuity goods, opening of Indian Territory to settlement by whites, etc. Includes minutes of the committee for 1871; letter of Garrett to his family telling of visit to Fort Smith, Arkansas as part of the Grand Indian Council in 1865, also 17 photographs of Indians present at the Council and printed reports of the meetings.
(circa 300 items, 5 boxes). Letters (1894-1918) written by Sharpless, chiefly addressed to Henry Tatnall Brown (circa 1871-1938), discuss Sharpless' theological views, various writing projects, and the Friends Historical Society. includes letterbook (1884-1900) kept by Sharpless while Dean of faculty and President of the College and letters addressed to Sharpless on such topics as the occasion of his inauguration (1887), his resignation in 1917 (1916-1917), and threatened resignations (1892, 1915). also contains various other articles and addresses by Sharpless on topics relating to education and Friends' history as well as photographs of Sharpless and the Sharpless family.
(1 box). Addition to Isaac Sharpless papers, 1876-1987
(1 box). The letters of an English Quaker minister, Isaac Stephenson, written to his wife, Hannah M. Stephenson, while traveling in America in 1823-1825.
(1 box). Primarily letters of Robert Barclay, a Quaker of the 18th and early 19th century, who established a brewery in England, on topics ranging from financial affairs and land transactions to personal matters.
Ms. Coll. 910 - Haverford College History papers (diploma, certificates, and large pictures)
Ms. Coll. 910A - Haverford College History papers (general)
Ms. Coll. 910B - Haverford College History papers ()
Ms. Coll. 910C - Haverford College History papers (alumni association, alumni hall)
(68 packages, 8 volumes).
(1 box). Memoir of nuclear physicist, Fay Ajzenberg-Selove (1926-2012) who taught physics at Haverford College and elsewhere and, as translator of Les Rayons Cosmique (The Cosmic Rays) by Louis Leprince-Ringuet, correspondence with the author and publisher regarding her English translation of his book.
Ms. Coll. 913 - Pictures of meetinghouses (Philadelphia Yearly Meeting, U.S., London): glass slides
(1 box). Friends’ Schools and Colleges outside of the United States as depicted in photographs and other graphics
(3 boxes). Friends depicted individually in photographs and other graphic media.
Guide to the finding aid
Ms. Coll. 950 - Quaker miscellany (small collections)
(20 items). Biographical and autobiographical information relating to Richard Mead Atwater (), including a diary kept while he was a student at Providence Friends School in 1862.
(1 box). Papers include a journal and diaries of Jane (Temple) Bettle (1824-1840); letter from Samuel Bettle concerning the Separation of 1827-1828 in Ohio; accounts of religious experiences; testimony for Elizabeth Fry; poem by Caroline Sawyer (1857); copybook fragment, containing letters and sermons by William Penn, Sophia Hume, Samuel Fothergill, others; essay by Oliver G. Owen (1874); speeches (some given at Haverford College) and essays of Edward Bettle; material concerning the founding and history of the William Penn Charter School.
The Cooperative was started in 1940 when a few people working for the American Friends Service Committee found camaraderie amongst themselves, had no place to live and found a run-down house in North Philadelphia which they were able to rent. They formed a cooperative and these are the records the group kept from 1947-1964.
Ms. Coll. 950 (1 box). These papers are the product of a law firm in Philadelphia, run by Edward Shippen Burd (1779-1848) and Eli Kirk Price (1779-1884). The papers date from 1805 and 1855. The papers are primarily correspondence among lawyers, and between lawyers and clients, although some are personal correspondence. Also included are legal documents such as various types of contracts, court filings, and wills.
(1 box). Letters, documents and photographs of 18th. 19th, and early 20th -century family members of the mostly Quaker Cary, Cope, Elkinton, Gilpin, Newlin, Stokes and Waln families.
(1 box). Primarily the letters by Mary Ann Cope Morris and Eliza Cope Collins, including the letters of the latter's husband, William M. Collins, all 19th century Philadelphia Quakers with connections to Quakers in Newport, RI.
(1 box). The records of the Divotees, a largely Quaker golf club, dating 1921-1995, include names of members and officers, minutes and records of tournaments, sketches and photographs, songs and plays. These seem to form a publication, the Divotee Mirror, later the Divotee Record.
(1 box). Papers of the Dodge, Starin, White, and Wistar families primarily of the 19th century.
(30 items). Correspondence, 1785-1840, primarily concerning lands belonging to Henry Drinker (1734-1809) near Southport, PA and with financial matters.
(1 box). Letters, deeds, surveyors' maps, wills, accounts, other; mainly papers of William Cox Ellis (1787-1871) and Charles Ellis (1800-1974) pertaining to administration of family affairs.
(4 folders). Includes correspondence of Thomas Chalkley (1675-1741), Henry Cope (1793-1865), Thomas Evans (1798-1868) and Daniel Offley (1756-1793).
(1 box). A collection of manuscripts and graphics, primarily from the 19th century. These include photographs of William Lloyd Garrison, Sybil Jones, William Still, John Greenleaf Whittier and others.
(2 folders). Ten sections of materials toward the writing of the history of the school prepared by Richard Wood.
Ms. Coll. 950 - Charles Edward Gause
(1 box). Letters, dated 1917-1921, all written to his father William Henry Haines, report on conditions in France during World War I and give detailed accounts of a day's activities for Haines working for the Reconstruction Unit of the American Friends Service Committee, including building and repairing houses and schools, assisting local people, and altogether offering a picture of life in Gruny and other parts of France, especially Paris, during World War I.
(6 folders). Papers indicating the interests and activities in the first half of the 20th century of the English Quaker Margaret Mary Clark Haines who emigrated to Philadelphia and married Joseph Haines.
(40 items). These letters were written primarily from army camps in Virginia and Maryland during the Civil War, mostly to his mother, Deborah Bunting Haines, and a few to his father, Josiah Lippincott Haines.
(1 box). This collection contains the letters of Edward Needles Hallowell, primarily to family members, mostly from the civil war battlefield. Hallowell (1837-1871) was a Quaker moved by conscience to participate in the Civil War to help eradicate slavery.
(circa 40 items). Miscellaneous items belonging to members of the Janney family, including John Janney (1810-1872) and Nathaniel Janney (fl. 1864-1875).
Ms. Coll. 950 - Joint Committee of the Religious Society of Friends, Montgomery and Bucks County
(1 box). Papers of Raynor W. Kelsey and Naomi Kelsey which reveal their Quaker interests and connections, primarily through correspondence, a diary, and sermons.
(1 box). Primarily photographs of late 19th-, early 20th-century Quakers in the Leeds and Tatum families, there are other families depicted. As well, there are commonplace books of Sarah Mickle Tatum (1817-1896), Lewis L. Tatum (1874-1932).
(1 box). Papers of the 19th century Longstreth family of Pennsylvania, especially William Collins Longstreth.
(35 items). The collection consists primarily of lively letters by Joseph Mendenhall, a Quaker bachelor, to his cousin. They are written from Lawrence, Kansas between 1882 and 1903, on topics ranging from Quaker ministers, the possibility of less plainness in meetinghouses, and many details about episodes in his or others' lives.
(1 folder). This collection contains the letters of Carter Nash, a Quaker inmate of a federal correctional institution, to Special Collections at Haverford College, regarding his religious beliefs and requests for books. This correspondence took place from 1999 to 2000. Eventually, this correspondence led to his publication of a September 2000 column in the publication Quaker Life. A copy of the column is also included.
(12 items). Eleven letters addressed to Thomas P. Nichols in the 1830s and 1840s concerning the Wilburite separation in the Quaker community in Rhode Island and New York and fragment of a letterbook. The contents of this collection are all photocopies with the exception of one typescript copy. The copies were made with permission of John Alden Nichols, January 1963.
1 item. This collection consists of a large scrapbook, put together by Ann North Hinton, related to her Quaker ancestor, George North, and his progeny. It contains her notes, copies of original documents, her conclusions, and other research materials that she found and generated over the course of researching the history of her family in the New World.
(1 item). This scrapbook contains documents connected to various nineteenthcentury luminaries, collected by Samuel Pennock (1816-1903). Such documents include a signature of Abraham Lincoln, as well as documents by Susan B. Anthony (1820-1906), Anna Dickinson (1842-1932), William Still (1821-1902), Ezra Cornell (1807-1874) and John Greenleaf Whittier (1807-1892).
(circa 100 items). Collection contains letters, memorials, commonplace books, miscellaneous items of the pike family, especially Sarah Pike and letters of Thomas Scattergood to his son, Alfred Scattergood.
(circa 40 items). Beginning with obtaining his passport in April 1920, Thomas C. Potts relays to his wife, Ethel, the entire period of his service through July 1920 to assist with child feeding in Germany after World War I under the auspices of the American Friends Service Committee.
(circa 30 items). A collection of postmarks with Quaker associations, dating from 1804-1925.
(2 folders). Papers of the 18th century Satterthwaite family of Pennsylvania, and other related families.
(circa 40 items). Primarily the letters of the Quaker Scattergood family detailing daily life in the Philadelphia area and touching on issues of dress, there is a also a letter of Joseph Scattergood from Tunesassa, NY in telling of his work with Corn Planter's Indians. As well there is a diary kept by Ann Sellers from 1853-1856 and a cookbook, ca. 1800.
(2 folders). Edith Sharpless' letters from the perspective of a Quaker missionary in Japan, birthday album for Lydia Sharpless, certificates, two photographs and artbook.
(4 folders). Letters of Quaker Hannah Whitall Smith to her friend, Kate, in the period 1899-1911, which cover topics of religion, family, Quaker Meeting and life style, health and old age.
(2 folders). This collection of letters resulted from queries that Stephen Straight put to members of various historical societies, Quaker Meetings, Quaker colleges, universities, libraries and Quaker committees in an effort to understand Quaker Meetings and regional Quaker issues in America, Canada and Ireland.
(2.5 document boxes). Primarily relating to the opera Perelandra written by Donald Swann (1923-) and correspondence with Prof. Robert Butman relating to its staging at Haverford College.
(9 items). Collection consists primarily of letters directed to Albert Syze, a Quaker who attended Haverford College in the Late 19th century. Of interest are geographic areas for placement of missionaries by various yearly meetings.
(1 box). The collection consists primarily of letters to George Washington Taylor (1803-1891), a Quaker, who was a leader in the Free Produce movement in Philadelphia. Other materials include diaries and account books of members of the Taylor family in the 19th century.
(circa 15 items). Primarily requests for payment by walkers involved in the 1737 Walking Purchase of Pennsylvania project, a land purchase treaty made with the Delaware Indians.
(2 folders). This collection contains typescript copies of letters written by Ann Warder to her husband John Warder during her visit to England while he remained in Philadelphia, 1787-1788, and during his visit to England while she remained in Philadelphia, 1794.
(1 box). The collection consists of photographs and genealogical history of the Webb & Price families. It also includes a copy of Barclay's Apology, 1703, with ownership inscriptions and records of birth of the Price family.
(12 essays). Essays written by Howard Yarnall (1899-1945), a Quaker, during a trip to Germany in 1933-34 where he visited Friends and attended Germany Yearly Meeting.
(1 box). Letters of English and American Friends written at the end of the 18th century on topics relating to travel in the ministry in England and the North East corridor of the U.S., Friends, and health. Almost all the letters are directed to Quaker minister, James Thornton.
(37 boxes). This collection includes letters, biographical accounts of Friends, genealogical material, legal and financial papers, business accounts, minutes, accounts of dreams and visions of Friends, essays, notebooks, epistles of Friends' Meetings, marriage certificates, maps, pictures, deeds, and other material of the Smith and Atwater families.
(1 box). Letters, notebooks, notes and sketches related to Cope's work in paleontology and related natural sciences. Also sketches of birds, reptiles and amphibians, some colored. Letters on various scientific subjects from Alexander Agassiz, Louis Agassiz, Alexander Graham Bell, Pliny Earle Chase, Havelock Ellis, Benjamin Apthorp Gould, Arnold Henry Guyot, Joseph Henry, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Thomas Henry Huxley, Maria Mitchell, Sir Richard Owen, Robert Edwin Peary, Herbert Spencer and others.
(1 box). Letters of John Ewer to Owen Biddle of Philadelphia. Ewer was supplying Biddle, a Philadelphia merchant, with fabric of various kinds and patterns. Most of the letters deal with shipping this merchandise to Biddle and payment for same. There are references to the increasing difficulties between Great Britain and the Colonies in Ewer's letters of 1775-76.
(1 box). The collection of Quaker Anna Wharton Wood includes letters of several 18th century Friends, a petition by English Friends, epistles, testimonies, and other miscellaneous items.
(1 box). The papers of the Mitchell family, Quakers in 19th century Philadelphia.
(1 box). Letters, diaries, genealogical material and legal papers of the 19th century Quaker Roberts, Hooton and related families.
(2 boxes). Chiefly letters (1799-1853) by Richard and Abigail Mott addressed to Margaret Allinson (later Parker), John Cox, William Rotch, Jr., Samuel B. Toby and others, as well as letters (1799-1856) to Richard Mott from Richard Carpenter, John Cox, Jonathan and Thomas Evans, Joseph John Gurney, John Pease, William Rotch, Jr. and others. Topics discussed include Elias Hicks and the Separation of 1827-1828, John Wilbur and the Wilbur-Gurney controversy.
(16 boxes). Papers relate to the 19th-century Quaker Shoemaker and Taylor families of Burlington, NJ and Philadelphia and their westward movement to begin a business in Ohio. They deal also with such varied topics as surveying, sheep raising, the Contraband Relief Commission, the establishment of Bryn Mawr College and the mental hospital Friends' Asylum. Prominent correspondents are Abraham Merritt Taylor, Joseph Wright Taylor, Isaac Shoemaker, Charles Shoemaker and Thomas Wistar Jr.
(1 box). The 19th century correspondence and commonplace books of members of the Quaker Spencer family.
(1 box). Letters, invoices, vouchers, account book and other financial records related to his work as Agent at Wichita, Kansas from 1870-1876. Material deals primarily with Richards's attempts to settle government claims against him regarding a disputed balance of over $23,000.
(2 boxes). Correspondence, portraits, photographs, clippings, articles, addresses, lecture notes, diary and misc. papers related to Thomas Chase, (1827-1892), his family and his years at Haverford as professor and president of the college.
(3 boxes). Correspondence, portraits, photographs, poetry, genealogy and misc. papers related to Nicholas Waln and the Waln family. Bulk of the material consists of correspondence related to Nicholas Waln's journeys as a Quaker minister in England and Ireland. Topics discussed include news of family, Friends activities, travel, friendship, spiritual matters, ministry, and slave conditions in the West Indies (1784 letter from William B. Clark). Chart of Waln family genealogy.
(1 box). Letters, diary fragments and other miscellaneous papers. Primarily related to Grellet's travels in Europe, Russia and Haiti as a Quaker missionary. Topics include his spiritual life, meeting leaders of religious denominations in Europe, with Friends and other religious sects (Saints), visits to schools, prisons, poorhouses and hospitals during travels, visits with members of European aristocracy, Russian nobility and Pope Pius VII (1819), social and religious situation in Haiti (1816).
(22 boxes). Papers include correspondence, poetry, commonplace books, journals and diaries, deeds, marriage certificates, diplomas, legal and financial papers, genealogical material, memorials, pictures, silhouettes, maps, scrapbooks, and clippings relating to the extended Allinson family in the Philadelphia region. Letters include those of thirty-one family members as well as Anthony Benezet, Patrick Henry and George Washington. Journals and diaries include William Allinson's Journal describing visit to Indians in New York State in 1809 and Rebecca Jones' journal for 1788-89, and her Diary aboard the Pigou in 1788.
(2 boxes). Iwao Frederick Ayusawa, (1894 - 1972 ), graduated from Columbia University in 1920, went to Geneva, Switzerland to serve the Japanese Delegation to the International Labor Organization. In 1934 he returned to Japan to take the position of Director of the Tokyo Branch Office of the ILO until 1939 and the advent of WWII. After the war, he served on the Central Labor Relations Board until 1948. In 1952 he joined the faculty of International Christian University in Japan. Almost all the letters in this speak of the friendship Ayusawa has with Edward and Margaret Thomas, which grew out of their taking him "under their wing" while he was a young student in N.Y. City. Primarily personal in nature, the letters give insights into his beliefs (pacifism, etc.) and include information on his work in Geneva and Japan.
(1 box). Copies of extracts of minutes of meetings within Philadelphia Yearly Meeting, 1732-1799, on such topics as church unity and discipline and the growth of Quakerism, raising such issues as slavery, Native Americans, temperance, education and religious doctrines.
(1 box). Contemporary copies of epistles and extracts of Yearly Meeting minutes, and of Women Friends, of London, Dublin, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Virginia, Rhode Island from 1698-1842.
(2 boxes). Records include accounts, correspondence, lists of members, minutes, reports of the committee, speeches, and statements of function and services. Chaired by Lovett Dewees, M.D. from 1933 to ca. 1954, the committee dealt with issues such as divorce, sex education, and marriage and established a marriage counseling service in 1954.
Ms. Coll. 973 - Meetings outside of Philadelphia records
(circa 700 volumes). This collection consists of manuscript books of all descriptions - journals, diaries, commonplace books, scrapbooks, account books, memorandum books, collections of letters, typewritten copies, and other miscellaneous items.
(9 volumes). Manuscript copies of the letters of captains of eight packet ships, 1817-1876
(36 packages). Minutes of individuals and boards of Friends Hospital (originally The Asylum for Persons Deprived of the Use of their Reason), 1812-1943, collectively providing the history of this Quaker organization.
(1 package). Letters and documents of Quaker Hoskins family members, but also such Quaker writers as Martha Allinson, George Dillwyn, Thomas Evans, Rebecca Jones, James Mott, Elizabeth Robson, Charity Rotch, John Warder, Nicholas Waln, and Daniel Wheeler on topics of religion, service in the ministry, visiting Friends and health issues.
(2 volumes). Biographical sketches of 18th and 19th century members of the Prison Society. At least 1/3 of the early members were also members of the Society of Friends.
(1 box). Five journals describe Henry Simmons' (1768-1807) journey to the Indian reservation at Oneida, 1796-97, with John Pierce, James Cooper, Joseph Sansom, Isaiah Rowlen [i.e. Rowland] and Enoch Walker; a sojourn among the Indians, 1799; and a Western journey of exploration, 1800. There is also one journal with fair copies of his letters and his commonplace book.
(1 volume). A scrapbook of Quaker materials, primarily including 19th century newspaper articles, poems and portraits of Quakers, primarily in various print-making techniques.
(5 volumes). Autographs of famous people, from Vera Brittain to Richard Wright, primarily sent to Irvin C. Poley, a collector and Quaker principal of Germantown Friends School
(2 boxes). Diary furnishes a record of the home life of a Quaker spinster, 1855-1905. Complete, except for the year 1875, which is missing.
(1 box). Various accounts of Friends traveling in the ministry, 17th - 19th centuries.
Ms. Coll. 976 - Disciplines; London Yearly Meeting, New England Yearly Meeting, Philadelphia Yearly Meeting, 1689-1789
Ms. Coll. 988
Ms. Coll. 988 - Quaker Pictures and portraits (oversize)
Ms. Coll. 989 - Pictures and documents framed under glass
Ms. Coll. 990 - Quaker Deeds, documents, marriage certificates, wills, indentures
Ms. Coll. 990 - Quaker Genealogy
Ms. Coll. 990B-R - Quaker Deeds and legal documents
Marriage certificates included in this collection are dated between 1680-1883.
Deeds and legal papers.
(4 boxes). The Emlen Institution for the Benefit of Children of African and Indian descent was the result of a bequest from Samuel Emlen, Jr., a Burlington, N.J. Friend who died in 1837. Emlen left money ($20,000) for the "education, maintenance and instruction in school learning and in agriculture and mechanical trades or arts, of free male orphan children of African or Indian descent..."
(12 boxes). Chiefly correspondence between related Quaker families of Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware (Allinson, Cox, Dillwyn, Emlen, Hill, Hilles, Howland, Logan, Moore, Morris, Smith and others). Also journals, poetry, portraits, legal and business papers. Letters chiefly discuss family, friends, health, spiritual matters and travel. Much of the correspondence is between Quaker women.
(9 boxes). Letters and documents relating chiefly to John Haddon, Quaker and anchor maker of England, to his purchases of land in New Jersey, and the founding and establishing of Haddonfield, NJ by his daughter Elizabeth who came to the colony in 1701, "to take up her father's land," and who married John Estaugh, a young Quaker preacher in 1702.
(8 boxes). The Associated Executive Committee of Friends on Indian Affairs originated in 1869 in answer to President Grant's Peace Policy, officially giving management of the Indians in the Central Superintendency (Kansas and the Indian Territory) to the Orthodox branch of the Society of Friends. These are primarily letters, reports and some miscellaneous manuscripts chiefly addressed to the chairman of the committee, Edward M. Wistar; articles, plans, maps and statistics related to the committee's work. Most of the material deals with the work of Friends in running mission stations in Oklahoma among the Iowa, Modoc, Kickapoo, Oto, Shawnee, Osage and other Indians.
(4 boxes). The collection consists of the records of three Friends' conferences, the first, the All American Friends Conference held in Oskaloosa, Iowa in 1929; the second, the Friends World Conference of 1937 held in Swarthmore and Haverford, PA and the third, the Friends World Conference held in Oxford, England in 1952.
Ms. Coll. 1004a - All American Friends Conference records, 1926-1929
Ms. Coll. 1004b - Friends World Conference papers, 1934-1937
Ms. Coll. 1004c - Friends World Conference papers, 1949-1952
(5 boxes). Amelia Mott Gummere (1859-1937) was a noted writer on Quaker subjects. Her published works include The Quaker: a study in costume..., 1901; The journal and essays of John Woolman..., 1922; Witchcraft and Quakerism, 1908 and several other works. She was editor of the Bulletin of the Friends Historical Association and President of the John Woolman Association.
(2 boxes). Jonathan Evans' papers, ca. 1818-38, throw light on the religious, doctrinal controversies, and differences arising among the members of the Society of Friends related to the preachings of Elias Hicks, Nicholas Brown, and Elisha Bates. There are also letters of the Cope and Evans families relating to the Hicksite Separation.
(5 boxes). Included in this collection from the Quaker Evans family spanning two centuries (mid-18th-mid-20th), are the journals and diaries of Charles Evans (1870-1958), as well as genealogical and other information on the Bacon, Barton, Carter, Cope, Harlan, Jackson, Rhoads, Shoemaker and Warrington families.
(26 boxes). The papers of two prominent Philadelphia Quaker families, Morris and Sansom, spanning more than two centuries, from the colonial period into the 20th century, which inform of cultural and religious life and social and economic development.
(13 boxes). The papers of Eli and Sybil Jones, 19th century Quaker missionaries, most notably to the Middle East where they established missions on Mt. Lebanon and in Ramallah, Palestine; the correspondence of Charles and Ellen Jones, also 19th century Quaker missionaries in Ramallah; and the letters of Quaker James Parnell Jones, son of Eli and Sybil Jones, who fought in the Civil War.
(2 boxes). Papers of the midwest Quaker Lewis Family, which included Enoch Lewis, M.D. and his brother Jehu Lewis, M.D. and Enoch Lewis' daughter, Alice Lewis Pearson, an educational missionary in Japan in the 20th century.
(2 boxes). The collection consists almost entirely of autograph letters, signed, mostly addressed to Reuben Haines, 1793-1834, about one-third addressed to him personally, the other two-thirds addressed to him as Corresponding Secretary of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia. The writers of the latter were prominent scientists, scholars, and statesmen from all over the world, notably, John James Audubon, 1785-1851, Thomas Jefferson, 1743-1826, Rembrandt Peale, 1778-1860, and many others.
Ms. Coll. 1012 - Plainfield (NJ) Preparative Meeting papers, 1789-1915
(6 boxes). Letters, legal, business and financial papers, accounts, minutes, diary, portraits and other papers chiefly related to the Cope family of Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Topics include business and civic interests in Philadelphia, Philadelphia Yearly Meeting committee aiding German Separatists led by Joseph M. Bimeler (Baumler), Separation of 1827-1828, slavery and immigration of free blacks to Haiti, War of 1812, etc. Letters (1854-1857) of Thomas Garrett (1789-1871) discuss his work assisting fleeing slaves.
(1 box). A collection that focuses on two dates: 1862 & 1942. In the former, Lewis W. Leeds' invention of the window envelope is detailed with contracts, bills, correspondence and samples of the envelope. In 1942, his descendant, Morris E. Leeds corresponds with E. Tudor Gross who has become interested in the invention and ends with the article entitled "The Window Envelope," which appeared in the Collector's Club Philatelist in April of that year.
(5 boxes). Primarily the correspondence of Joseph Tallcot (ca. 1768-1853)and other Quakers on topics relating to religious education, the Hicksite-Orthodox schism of 1827-28 and the Wilburite separation, slavery and the African American colony at Wilberforce, Canada.
(4 boxes). Gilbert MacMaster (1868-1967), a Quaker, was involved in charitable work in post-World War II Europe. The papers include his letters, photographs, and especially his diary covering his and his wife's 30 years of service, 1920-1950, with the A.F.S.C. child feeding mission in Germany, after World War I, as head of the Friends Center in Hamburg, during Hitler's rise to power, and as American Friends' representative in Basel, Switzerland, during World War II and later.
(2 boxes). Emma Cadbury (1875-1965) was committed to the international aspect of Friends' work and visited Vienna several times where she served the Quaker Center there. She was chairman of Wider Quaker Fellowship of the American Section of the Friends' World Committee from 1943-1963. Much of the relates to Cadbury's work with Friends' discussion, study, reading and round table groups and includes correspondence, programs, essays, notebooks, clippings, notebooks kept by Cadbury while attending summer schools at Haverford, Bryn Mawr and the George School and notebooks kept by Cadbury while attending Women's Yearly Meetings.
(4 document boxes and wrapped and framed items ). The papers of artist and illustrator Maxfield Parrish (1870-1966) who became enamored of art while a student at Haverford College. The collection consists of letters, original drawings and illustrations, magazines to which he contributed, catalogs, calendars and his famous chemistry notebook created while a student at the college.
(9 boxes). The papers of Quaker William Bacon Evans (1875-1964), a traveler to the Middle East, including Palestine, Syria and Lebanon and to Europe. His letters and journals are complemented by letters to him from a number of prominent people.
(2 boxes). Letters to and from the Quaker Marmaduke Cooper Cope (1804-1897) of the prominent Philadelphia Cope family on various important issues of his day.
(1 box). The Germantown Employment Society for Women originated out of a concern felt by a group of Quaker women associated with Germantown Monthly Meeting to aid women with little or no income and no way of earning money outside the home. In 1957 the Society was absorbed into the Female Society of Philadelphia for the Relief and Employment of the Poor.
(2 boxes). Correspondence, legal, land and estate papers (wills, powers of attorney, deeds, mortgages, bonds, etc.), account book, ms. book, and other papers of the Quaker Brown family of Philadelphia and New Hampshire.
(3 boxes). Although the central figure in this collection is the Philadelphia Quaker businessman and philanthropist, T. Wistar Brown (1826-1916), it also includes materials relating to his father Moses Brown, mother Mary Wistar Brown, and wife Mary Farnum Brown, along with other members of the Brown family. Among the papers are correspondence, diaries, scrapbooks and deeds.
(2 boxes). The collection is a compilation of materials by William H.S. Wood (1840-1907) toward the writing of a book on Quakers and the Civil War, including information from John B. Crenshaw (1820-1889) and Francis T. King (1819-1891).
(1 box). The 19th century records of a Philadelphia-based Quaker organization whose aim was to provide textbooks which were aligned with Friends' principles, including not glorifying war.
(13 boxes). Papers include correspondence of thirty-two members and relatives of the Hartshorne family. Of special interest are the medical notes, articles, and correspondence, 1819-1845, of Joseph Hartshorne, M.D. These are noteworthy because of his many innovations in surgery, such as the use of animal ligatures, plus his detailed descriptions of treatments for various ailments; also, the correspondence of Anna C. Hartshorne covering her missionary work in Japan, and Henry Hartshorne's "Letters from Japan, " printed in the Friends Review, l893-1894, plus sermons, etc., given by him while in Japan with Anna, 1893-1897. The bulk of the collection consists of the correspondence, medical papers, literary works, etc., of Henry Hartshorne, M.D., son of Joseph and father of Anna. Papers also include genealogical material on the Bonsall, Hartshorne, Saunders, Yarnall, and Cope families as well as photographs.
(2 boxes). Letters, diaries,, genealogical material, land grants signed by Presidents John Tyler and Martin Van Buren and other papers of the Updegraff family, mainly those of David B. Updegraff (1830-1894) which give a picture of Quakerism in 19th-century Ohio.
(4 boxes). The papers of Joshua Longstreth Baily (1826-1916), a Philadelphia Quaker merchant, include his correspondence, speeches, notebooks and articles on topics relating to peace, penal reform, Philadelphia Yearly Meeting and contributions to African American causes.
(3 boxes). Nineteenth century letters and papers primarily of the Quaker Gibbons and Rhoads families, often relating to abolition and the Free Produce Association.
(3 boxes). Enoch Hoag (1812-1884) was appointed Superintendent of the Central Superintendency in 1869 by President Grant under Grant's "Peace Policy". Tribes under care of Orthodox Friends by whom Hoag was appointed included the Kickapoo, Shawnee, Potawatomi, Kansas, Osage, Quapaw, Sac and Fox, Cheyenne, Arapaho, Wichita, Kiowa, Comanche and Apache. Almost all of this concerns the finances of the Central Superintendency and the settling of various accounts with Washington, D.C. The papers also touch on the work of Indian agents, the transportation of tribes to the reserves, the progress and politics of getting Indian legislation through Congress, and troubles at various Indian Agencies.
Ms. Coll. 1035 - Haddonfield Monthly Meeting records
(1 box). Correspondence (personal and business) and other papers of Israel Pemberton (1715-1779), James Pemberton (1723-1809) and John Pemberton (1727-1795), the sons of Israel Pemberton (1684-1754) and Rachel Read Pemberton of Philadelphia. Letters to and from Israel Pemberton are noteworthy for chiefly discussing "Friendly Association for the Regaining and Preserving Peace with the Indians by Pacific Measures" matters and Indians; letters of James Pemberton deal almost exclusively with business matters; and letters of John Pemberton primarily discuss Friends, their activities and business matters.
(9 volumes, 1 package). Chiefly correspondence of Thomas Scattergood (1748-1814) with family and friends discussing spiritual matters and his travels in Great Britain, New England, North and South Carolina, Virginia, etc. Correspondents include Jonathan Binns, Josiah Bunting, John Cox, William Dillwyn, Henry Drinker, William Forster, Susanna Horne, Rebecca Jones, John Pemberton, Joseph Scattergood, Rebecca Scattergood, Rachel Smith, and others.
(22 volumes). Twenty-two scrapbooks of correspondence (circa 2,000 letters) of Josiah Woodward Leeds (1841-1908) with persons involved in the social reform movements of the late 19th century as well as tracts and clippings of articles and editorials written by Leeds and articles on topics of interest to him.
(16 volumes). These are letterpress books in which copies of letters are made by placing the original letter on a dampened tissue-like leaf of the book, the book is then placed in a press and the pressure transfers the image of the letter to the letterpress page. Because of the nature of the process, there is a great deal of variation as to the readability of individual letters. Content of this includes: letters to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs in Washington, letters to the Indian Agents under the jurisdiction of Hoag, and letters characterized as "Individual letters.
(2 boxes). Histories and some photographs of Quaker Meetings and Meetinghouses located primarily in Pennsylvania, Delaware, New York, New Jersey and Maryland prepared by T. Chalkley Matlack.
(2 volumes). Brief historical sketches concerning Friends Meetings within Philadelphia Yearly Meeting written by T. Chalkley Matlack.
(3 boxes). Rayner W. Kelsey (1879-1934) was professor of history at Haverford College (1909-1934). In 1922 he was named curator of the Quaker at Haverford. Kelsey was the author of Friends and the Indians (1917) and editor of the journal of Theophile Cazenove (1740-1811). This is comprised of notes, extracts and transcripts from primary and secondary sources related to American colonial history and Pennsylvania agricultural history of the colonial and early Federal periods. Includes 2 file card boxes of notes, arranged by topic by Kelsey, of his research on PA agricultural history. Also notes, extracts and transcripts of letters and documents (petitions, proclamations, etc.) relating to British colonial tea and sugar trade, also the Stamp act of 1765; includes transcripts of letters (1797-1799) of Theophile Cazenove related to Holland Land Company transactions.
(2 boxes). Includes letters, many of which are by and to William Hodgson (1804-1878). All or most of the letter writers are Friends; a number of them are British Friends. Topics often include visits to other Friends, attending Meeting, health, religious or philosophical reflections, and because of the period of writing, often refer openly or obliquely to the Wilbur-Gurney controversy.
(4 boxes). Letters, accounts, diaries journals of members of the inter-related Sharpless and Kite families, including the papers of Joshua Sharpless (1746-7-1826) and letters of Mary Kite (1792-1861) as well as the papers of Edward G. Smedley, ca. 1836-1908, dealing with his experiences as a conscientious objector during the Civil War, 1863-1866.
(1 box). Members of the Kite family and others discuss 19th century Quaker issues, family and attending meeting.
(2 boxes). Papers relate to the first settlement of Burlington, NJ at the end of the 17th century, and include deeds, wills, marriage certificates and other papers, particularly of Wills family members.
(106 boxes, 7 packages). In 1883, Quakers Albert Keith Smiley and his brother Daniel Smiley organized the first annual conference to discuss assistance to Native Americans at their estate at Lake Mohonk in New York State. These conferences were widely attended by specialists in various fields, as well as important officials. Only later were Native Americans represented, but they did come. The concern to "uplift" was also directed at Filipino, Hawaiian, African American and Puerto Rican peoples, though attention at the conferences was primarily focused on Native Americans.
(1 box). A window into the lives of two 19th century Quaker families, the Hackers and Morrises, in part recording a journey in the ministry as well as events of the Civil War.
(25 boxes, 1 oversized drawer, 150+ books, 24 reels microfilm, 1 box of 3-dimensional objects). The William Penn Charter School collection contains the financial, historical, business, and social records of the school, dating back as far as 1685. Documents signed by William Penn, Benjamin Franklin, and former Philadelphia mayors, William Hudson and Wdward Shippen, are included as well as a variety of school texts and memorabilia, which illuminate the traditions and history of the William Penn Charter School. More current information pertaining to the William Penn Charter School can be found in the Haverford College Special Collections Pamphlet Group (PG 2 William Penn Charter School).
Includes Minutes and statistics of Baltimore Yearly Meeting and all of its subsidiaries in Maryland and Virginia. Also, material concerning Friends in Barbados and Europe, conscientious objectors the Separation of 1827-1828, slavery, reconstruction in the Southern states after the Civil War, Indians, Quaker education, memorials extracts from the Journal of Thomas Story, the letterbook of Robert Pleasants, and records of the Lynch family.
This collection includes records primarily of Baltimore Monthly Meeting Homewood, but also a significant portion of Baltimore Yearly Meeting records. Additionally, there are records of Baltimore Quarterly Meeting, Virginia Meetings, numerous publications, portraits and other graphic materials, some rare anti-slavery documents, including signed letters of Abraham Lincoln, and other miscellaneous items.
(1 volume). Robert Pleasants' letterbook contains letters and other documents written over a forty-three year period by Robert Pleasants (1722-1801), an active member of Curles Monthly Meeting, Virginia.
(2 boxes). Research relating to Quaker Meetings in Maryland by Carroll T. Sinclair, including manuscript material and photographs prepared in the mid-20th century.
(3 boxes). Legal and business papers of members of the 19th century Quaker Whitall family in Philadelphia and New Jersey.
(3 boxes). The collection includes miscellaneous historical and genealogical documents of the Matlack and other Quaker families focused on the 18th and 19th centuries and notable for its variety of formats, including commonplace books, diaries, account books, correspondence and poetry.
(60 boxes). Papers of the notable Quaker Biblical scholar Henry J. Cadbury (1883-1974), a founder of the American Friends Service Committee and Nobel Prize winner on behalf of AFSC. Cadbury taught at Haverford and Bryn Mawr Colleges as well as Harvard Divinity School.
(14 boxes). Henry Joel Cadbury (1833-1974) was one of the foremost American Quaker scholars of the 20th century. He published in the fields of Quaker and biblical history, served as a teacher and philanthropist. This addition to the papers of Henry Cadbury includes biographical materials, correspondence, diaries, writings, such as his The Book of Acts in History and photographs of Cadbury and his family.
(2 boxes, 4 packages). Papers consist of the correspondence of 19th-century Quaker architect Addison Hutton, primarily outgoing from Hutton; diaries, personal and business; and other materials.
(9 boxes, 7 volumes). The records of a Quaker organization from the mid-19th to the mid-20th centuries, with social and training offerings in New York, particularly to the African American community, and based on the principle of obtaining jobs and decent housing for African Americans.
(1 box). Primarily a small amount of correspondence of Edward Scull, a Quaker businessman who made a number of religious visits in the U.S. and abroad. Of note are two letters by John Greenleaf Whittier.
Ms. Coll. 1125 - William Bacon Evans notes for DQB
(1 box). Correspondence primarily between Liberal members or activists in the British government and Henry Joseph Wilson or Alexander Cowan Wilson mostly the period when Gladstone and Disraeli led the Whig and Tory parties (1860s to 1890s).
(12 boxes). The papers of Morris Evans Leeds (1869-1952), a Philadelphia Quaker who graduated from Haverford College and became president of Leeds & Northrup Company, manufacturers of precision instruments. He was also an inventor and developer. Leeds was a member of the Board of Haverford College and active on the School Board of Philadelphia.
(12 boxes). The papers of Morris Evans Leeds (1869-1952), a Philadelphia Quaker who graduated from Haverford College and became president of Leeds & Northrup Company, manufacturers of precision instruments. He was also an inventor and developer. Leeds was a member of the Board of Haverford College and active on the School Board of Philadelphia.
(6 boxes). The papers of James P. Magill, a Quaker investment banker and philanthropist, dedicated to his alma mater, Haverford College, and with a great interest in the arts in the Philadelphia area. His circle of acquaintances included respected archaeologists, authors and artists.
(5 boxes). The Mahlon Day Papers center on the West Indies journals kept by Day on his spiritual trip with Joseph John Gurney in 1839-40, and his letters which touch on a range of topics from religious to political to business and family.
(177 boxes, 1 package). The collection consists of Rufus Jones' correspondence, diaries, financial papers, manuscripts, Haverford College class notes, short talks, photographs, medals and artifacts and material relating to Jones. In addition, there are the correspondence and photographs of Elizabeth Bartram Cadbury Jones, his wife, and of Mary Hoxie Jones, his daughter. Topics of importance in this collection are Rufus Jones' teaching, his writing and editing, his religious beliefs, his efforts toward the reunification of branches within the Society of Friends, his work for various service organizations, peace issues, his friendships and his family.
(3 boxes). A collection of wood engravings, correspondence and periodicals containing engraved illustrations by Fritz Eichenberg (1901-1990), a printmaker and teacher who also was an illustrator of books and author of The Wood and the Graver.
(1 box). The case of James Rankin, a loyalist during the American Revolution, whose estate was confiscated and sold. Rankin's heirs sued for restitution and won.
(1 box). Records of the Philadelphia-based Bethany Mission for Colored People, 1862-1936, an institution established to provide "moral and religious education" for African Americans.
(1 box). Daniel and Emily Oliver arrived in Brummana, Syria (later Lebanon) in 1895 and were put in charge of the Friends Mission School at Ras-el-Metn. As a result of World War I, with the invasion of Turkey into Syria, and famine, many children were made orphans. In 1915, the Olivers opened an orphanage for both Druse and Christian children, educating them for careers as teachers, administrators, and the like. The children were also taught skills such as carpentry, shoe repair, sewing, painting, etc. In addition, the Olivers started a local industry of carpetmaking and needle work, the goods to be sold abroad. The papers consist primarily of correspondence between the Olivers and supporters of their work, Marriott and Jane Morris, Elliston and Ann Morris, Thomas and Ethel Potts and Grace and William Rhoads, concerning the work of the orphanage and school at Ras-el-Metn, and the schools at Brummana; also included are photographs of the buildings, some children and faculty.
(12 boxes). The papers of Thomas R. Kelly (1893-1941) pertain not only to his work as a Quaker in Germany representing the American Friends Service Committee before and during World War II, but also to his personal strivings as an academic, as well as to his close ties with his family. There is also material relating to the biography of Kelly written by his son, Richard Kelly.
(9 boxes). 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.
(2 boxes). Documents relating to Quaker Edward M. Wistar's relief mission under the auspices of the American Red Cross to Armenians living in Turkey in 1896.
(1 box). Correspondence of Quaker Mekeel family members and relatives in New York state, Ohio and elsewhere, 1824-51. Predominant among them are Arthur Mekeel (1826-1850), Caleb Mekeel (1743-1859), Isaac Mekeel (1823-1844), Joshua Mekeel (1795-?) and Phebe Quinby Mekeel (1800-1861).
(4 boxes). Photocopies of letters by and to Abby Kelley Foster (1811-1887) and her husband, Stephen S. Foster (1809-1881, along with some manuscripts.
(36 boxes, 1 package). Correspondence, diaries, photographs, genealogy, deeds, financial, legal and business papers, clippings, maps, facsimiles and other misc. papers. Primarily correspondence of the related Quaker families of Collins, Cresson, Emlen, Morris, Wistar and Wood with friends and family.
(39 boxes, 3 packages, 1 volume). The correspondence and other papers of a Quaker and author Elizabeth Gray Vining who devoted four years in the mid-20th century to tutoring the Crown Prince of Japan, which led to a lifetime connection to Japan and the Japanese Imperial Family.
(37 boxes, 15 volumes, 4 framed items). Minutes, reports, newsletters, correspondence, photographs, lists, financial records, curriculum records, notes, printed material, school publications, book manuscript and drafts, clippings and other papers of Friends School, Haverford.
Ms. Coll. 1143 - Female Association of Philadelphia for the Relief of Women and Children in Reduced Circumstances
(7 boxes). Typescripts of various works by Quaker author Daisy Newman (1905-1994) and letters from readers.
(3 boxes, 10 packages). Nineteenth and twentieth century records, especially minutes, of Primitive Friends (Quakers) in Maryland and Pennsylvania.
(1 box). A collection of some papers of Quaker author George Selleck, including essays relating to his book Quakers in Boston, 1656-1964: three centuries of Friends in Boston and Cambridge.
(5 boxes). A history across several generations of Quaker brewers beginning with Anthony Morris in the 17th century. As well, there is genealogical and biographical information on the Perot, Marshall, Morris, Gomey, Siter, Powell and Wilcox families.
(3 boxes). Materials pertain to the Gummere family, including the 1868 diary of Francis Barton Gummere, letters of various members of the Gummere family in the mid-19th century and a manuscript "The Romance of Old Silver" possibly by Amelia Mott Gummere. Also material of the New York Mott family, including a volume of the correspondence of Richard Mott (a minister) and Abigail Field Mott (an elder) who were husband and wife.
(2 boxes, 2 packages). The papers of two 19th century Smith family members, Seth Smith and Edward Smith, the former a teacher and astronomer, the latter a medical doctor. Seth Smith was likely a Quaker.
(1 box). A collection of legal documents and other papers, including land deeds, wills and surveys from the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries, primarily relating to the Kirk family. All the deeded property was in Darby Township, PA.
(2 boxes). Quakers Richard R. Wood (1897-1982) and William Morris Maier (1909-1982) correspond on issues relating to their alma mater, Haverford College and education, on Quaker topics and foreign policy.
(2 boxes). Correspondence and manuscripts of Albert Edmunds primarily relating to Buddhism and Christianity.
(60 boxes, 2 packages). The Esther B. Rhoads Papers includes Esther Rhoads' correspondence, documents, typescripts and manuscripts, pamphlets, albums, periodicals, blueprints, works of art on paper, photographs, notebooks, notes, scrapbooks, calligraphy, clippings, yearbooks, business cards, passports, diplomas, citations, and miscellaneous items.
(16 boxes, 3 packages). Papers of Quaker Elizabeth Marsh Jensen who worked for the American Friends Service Committee in several capacities, notably with her husband, Daniel Jensen, in Mexico to assist Spanish Civil War refugees from 1940-41. She was also a businesswoman who successfully ran a ranch in Colorado and was known for her hospitality and friendship.
(5 boxes). Primarily the letters of the interconnected Philadelphia-area Quaker families, Allen and Roberts in the period 1846-1931. The predominant letter writers are Sarah H. Roberts Allen and her daughter, Susan Janney Allen and Lillie Allen, as well as Lizzie Roberts, though there are a considerable number from Samuel Allen, inventor of some agricultural tools as well as the "flexible flyer" sled.
(28 boxes, 1 package). Correspondence, diaries and photographs relating to the 20th -century Quakers Edith Farquhar Bacon and Francis Rogers Bacon, their families, forbears, friends and colleagues.
Ms. Coll. 1157 - Domingo Ricart papers
(32 boxes, 1 shoe box, 1 binder).
(4 boxes). Civil War era diaries of Julia Wilbur, a teacher and Contraband relief worker.
(3 boxes, 3 packages, 1 rolled object). The papers of William Warder Cadbury who was a Quaker medical missionary in China in the first half of the 20th century.
(28 boxes, 1 rolled object). The papers document the lives of service of Quakers Gilbert Bowles (1869-1960) and Minnie Picket Bowles (1868-1958) who ministered in Asia and Hawaii for over 60 years, from 1896-1960.
(31 boxes). The Lewis Benson Papers document the life and service of Lewis V. Benson (1906-1986), a Quaker and recorded minister of New York Yearly Meeting. His in-depth reading and study of the writings of 17th century Quakers gave him the venue to bring their message to a modern audience. This he did through his own writings and lectures.
(9 boxes, 2 volumes). Correspondence, account books, receipts, bills and other financial papers, notebook, printed items, and other miscellaneous papers primarily of the Dunn, Osborn and Battey families. Letters of Nathan Dunn (1782-1844) discuss trade with China and his experiences there. Household and farming bills and receipts of Restore S. Lamb, Rhoda O. Lamb and Phebe Osborn. Letters of Nancy S. Battey, 1864-1865, some while teaching free black children in Yorktown.
(2 boxes). The collection consists of correspondence between the administrator of Emily Howland’s estate, Richard C.S. Drummond, and representatives of 39 mostly southern African American educational institutions, as beneficiaries of her will.
(5 boxes). Approximately 500 letters (also a few clippings, poems and other items) of the related Clark and Winston families of Virginia and Indiana. Letters discuss family and friends, the small schools that many members of these families began in the mid-west, as well as comments on politics, slavery, religion, education, etc..
(12 boxes, 7 packages). Josiah White, the 19th-century engineer and inventor of a method to bring coal down the Lehigh River, a tributary of the Delaware River in Pennsylvania, was also heavily involved in the education of many among America's less privileged, establishing a number of manual labor schools in the mid-west. The collection includes White's business and personal papers, but also the papers of his daughters, Hannah White Richardson and Rebecca White whose interests extended to religious and community affairs.
(28 document boxes, 2 albums). The collection provides insights into several issues important within the history of Quakerism, such as the abolition of slavery, education and Native American rights as examined by a number of well-known Quakers, as well as graphics depicting American travel views, Native American sites, Haverford College, Quaker individuals and places associated with Quakers.
(26 boxes). Papers and photographs of Quaker Theodore Hetzel (1906-1990), a professor of engineering at Haverford College in Haverford, Pa. whose interests led him to involvement with Native American and Quaker issues. An avid photographer, the materials in this collection are primarily photographic, as well as correspondence and documents.
(8 boxes, 2 packages). Correspondence, diaries, legal and business papers, artifacts, printed volumes, scrapbook, account books, marriage certificates, deeds, photographs and photo-album, computer disks, typed transcripts and various misc. papers. Papers are chiefly of the related Quaker families of Stokes, Evans, Cope and Wistar of Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
(16 boxes). Letters (with accompanying poetry, acrostics, drawings, clippings, etc.), marriage certificates, photographs, friendship book, estate related papers and account books, computer disks. Primarily letters of the closely related Quaker families of Cope and Evans of Germantown (Philadelphia, Pa.); other families include Brown, Drinker and Haines.
(11 boxes, 1 package). Papers from the Fourth World Conference of Friends (Quakers) which was held at Guilford College in Greensboro, North Carolina in 1967. Edwin Bronner was chair of the Executive Committee of the American Section, but there was worldwide representation by Friends and guests. A well known speaker at the conference was U.N. Secretary General U Thant.
(140 boxes, 8 packages). Primarily correspondence. Also diaries, photographs, poetry, account books, clippings, printed material, drafts of talks, speeches, essays, reports, chapters, and books, artifacts, articles, genealogy, scrapbooks, receipts, bills, business, land and estate papers, sketch books, autograph albums, commonplace books, song books, address books, memorandum books, other notebooks, published items with handwritten annotations, linen picturebooks, guest books, play, portraits, deeds, silhouettes, card files and other papers. Bulk of is comprised of papers of the related Quaker families of Cadbury, Jones and Warder. Other families represented include Bartram, Brown, Carter, Foulke, Kaighn, Lowry, Mennell, Pearsall, Shinn, Shipley.
(17 boxes). Primarily the photographs of John Griscom Bullock (1854-1939), but also include manuscripts and some correspondence, biographies and memorabilia of his son John Emlen Bullock (1891-1970), and materials relating to other family members.
(257 boxes, 2 packages, 2 rolled items). This is a collection of the personal and professional papers of Douglas Steere. Materials include: correspondence; lectures and notes; sermons and addresses; drafts of books, articles, and reviews; calendars, resumes, and honors; notebooks, diaries and journals; subject files; and photographs.
(81 boxes). Primarily correspondence related to Wood's activities in areas of peace, civil rights, black and Quaker education. Wood was founding member of American Civil Liberties Union, American Friends Service Committee and National Urban League. He was president of the Urban League for 26 years; elected in 1917 to Fisk University Board of Trustees; member of Haverford College Board of Managers. Correspondents include Jane Addams, Roger N. Baldwin, W. E. B. DuBois, Rufus M. Jones, Thomas Elsa Jones, Oswald Garrison Villard, Booker T. Washington and many others.
(15 boxes). Charter paper, minute books and minutes, promotional pamphlets, cash books, check stub books, securities book, securities transactions records, treasurer's reports, Philadelphia wage tax and Federal tax forms, receipts, bills, bank and account statements, correspondence, trust and legal papers, annual reports, annual meeting notes, embosser, and other miscellaneous papers.
(2 boxes). Letters of the interrelated Brown and Cadbury families about family, business and Quaker issues including personal news, health, the sheep and merino wool business of John Brown, a visit of Elias Hicks to the meeting at Dover, New Hampshire, education and attendance at Meeting.
(3 boxes). This addition consists of over 240 letters between Caroline Cadbury (1851-1914) and Thomas Kite Brown (1851-1929) during their engagement. There are also letters between Caroline's parents Richard Cadbury (1825-1897) and Lydia Comfort Shinn (1828-1904) during their own engagement, as well as later letters from Caroline to her family.
(15 boxes). Much of this addition is comprised of letters from Caroline Cadbury Brown (1851-1914) to her parents, husband, and children. Additionally, there are letters from her mother, Lydia Comfort Shinn Cadbury (1828-1904), her husband Thomas Kite Brown (1851-1929), and all of their six surviving children.
(3 boxes). The collection consists predominantly of the papers of the Walton family, but also contains Kite family and Fawcett family papers.
(3 boxes). Correspondence, papers and photographs, records. Includes letters of Elihu Burritt (1810-1879) and others on Quakers and African Americans and slavery; also papers of Francis R. Taylor (1884-1947) on Quakers and African Americans and peace; and George Washington Taylor (1803-1891) papers and Free Produce Association records relating to Taylor's work for free produce labor.
(9 boxes). Represents in large measure, the Copper and Wills families on his side of the family and the Green Hawkins and Sharpless families on her side of the family.
(14 boxes). The collection relates primarily to William Huntington, (1907-1990), a 20th century Quaker peace activist and the ship The Golden Rule which Huntington and others used to protest atomic testing in the South Pacific. Included are correspondence, photographs, conference papers, newspaper articles, memoranda, and minutes.
(17 boxes). An in-depth view of 18th-century Philadelphia with especial emphasis on legal matters in which Burd, Hubley, Patterson, Schall and Shippen family members participated. The main protagonists were Edward Shippen, Sr., Edward Shippen, Jr., and Edward Burd. Some of the most prominent people in 18th-century Philadelphia are represented here as well.
(4 boxes). The Aimwell School in Philadelphia was founded in 1796 by Anne Parrish (1760-1800) for the purpose of providing "a good English education" in the "primary and grammar grades" for poor girls. It was instituted by the Society for the Free Instruction of Female Children and operated under the management of the Society of Friends.
(46 boxes). Papers of the Philadelphia families Bloomfield, Coates, Cresson, Emlen, Gumbes, Horner, Howel, Lloyd, Macomb, Moore, Vaux and Wetherill families from the 19th and 20th centuries. Some of these families were Quaker, including Coates, Emlen and Vaux; others had some Quaker family members, including Cresson, other families (as represented in this collection, including Gumbes and Wetherill, did not remain Quaker.
(2 boxes). Genealogical and autobiographical materials of Lloyd Balderston, letters and other papers from Japan of Esther A. Balderston Jones, letters of the Germantown, PA family of Lloyd and Mary Balderston, as well as photographs from Japan and China.
(9 boxes, 11 volumes). Records of the Welsh Society of Philadelphia, a benevolent society founded in 1729 to guide and assist people of Welsh descent.
(1 box, 3 packages). Materials relate to Walter F. Price's Haverford College graduating class of 1881 over time and some of his architecture; work as a member of the firm Price & Walton.
(2 boxes, 2 volumes). Papers of the Wistar family, especially concentrating on the work among Native Americans in the Central and Northern Superintendency of Indian Commissioner Thomas Wistar (1798-1876) in the mid-19th century.
(2 boxes). Primarily the correspondence of Quaker Edward Morris Wistar (1852-1941), there is also correspondence of Indian Commissioner Thomas Wistar (1798-1876), as well as the journal of Commissioner Wistar "Journal of a tour through the western and southern states: the Spanish possessions and the adjacent Indian nations," 1820, and photographs of Native American and Wistar family members.
(2 boxes 2 volumes). Papers of the Wistar family, especially concentrating on the work among Native Americans in the Central and Northern Superintendency of Indian Commissioner Thomas Wistar (1798-1876) in the mid-19th century.
(57 boxes, 2 rolled objects). The papers of Howard Haines Brinton and Anne Shipley Cox Brinton, two 20th -century Quaker educators and prolific authors whose area of expertise included the physical sciences and the Classics. Notably, they also worked for the American Friends Service Committee in Europe, for Friends Center in Tokyo, Japan, and as directors of Pendle Hill, an adult study center in Wallingford, PA. They were both recorded ministers in the Religious Society of Friends. Also, materials of other Brinton, Bean, Cox and Shipley Family, members.
(2 boxes). Letters to Benjamin Coates (1808-1887), an American Quaker reformer, relating to the emigration of free Blacks to the West African colony of Liberia and establishment of Liberian institutions. Coates work toward the abolition of slavery led to a relationship with many prominent people connected to Liberia, a colony established to offer a new home and a fresh start away from slavery to free Blacks in the mid-19th century.
(131 boxes). 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 correspondence, and material from philanthropic work done by later generations. Principal individuals include Paul David Irwin Maier, William Morris Maier, Anna Shinn Maier, Levi Morris and Naomi McClenachan Morris.
(97 boxes). The principal creators in the collection are Quakers William Warder Cadbury (1877-1959) and Catharine Jones Cadbury (1884-1970) who spent most of their lives in China, witnesses to history of place and medicine. William Warder Cadbury came to China as a medical missionary in 1909.
(21 boxes). The papers of Quaker Leon Kenagis who deliberated over some of the challenging issues of the 20th century, such as civil rights, religion and education.
(10 volumes). Ancestral information on the Quaker Emlen and Jones families going back to the time of William Penn and Francis Daniel Pastorius in the 17th century and comprised of genealogy and biography, letters, documents and photographs.
(6 boxes). Papers of William Wistar Comfort (1876-1955), president of Haverford College in a particularly sensitive time between two world wars and scholar of French literature. Comfort was a prolific writer and speaker on Quaker topics, but also on such diverse subjects as William Cowper, children's stories, education and music.
(1 box). Letters and diaries of Rebecca Singer Collins (1804-1892), a nineteenth-century Quaker well known for her religious and philanthropic work.
(2 boxes, 5 packages). The Friends' Institute in Philadelphia was established in the late 19th century to afford a reading room for Quakers coming from surrounding areas into the city. Records include correspondence, minutes, financial accounts, membership records, annual reports and building plans.
(1 box). Letters and journal entries of John Letchworth (1749-1843) of Pennsylvania, a minister in the Society of Friends who is called to journey in New Jersey, New York, Maryland, Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky to attend various Friends' Meetings, as well as to be present at Indian Councils.
(14 boxes). The worldwide medical issues confronting the Friends Medical Society, a Quaker organization that was founded in 1950, along with information on its members who were predominantly medical doctors.
Ms. Coll. 1200 - Friends (artists, architects, sculptors, musicians)
Ms. Coll. 1201 - Friends (authors, fiction and poetry)
Ms. Coll. 1202 - Friends (authors non-fiction, journalists, editors)
Ms. Coll. 1203 - Friends in business
Ms. Coll. 1204 - Friends (educators)
Ms. Coll. 1205 - Friends in government, politics, public life
Ms. Coll. 1206 - Friends (scientists, physicians)
Ms. Coll. 1207 - Friends (social scientists)
Ms. Coll. 1208 - Friends (ministers, elders, overseers, clerks, recording clerks, meeting treasurers, secretaries, preachers)
(2 boxes). The papers revolve around three principals and provide a picture of Quakers in Palestine in the 20th century: Khalil Totah, his second wife, Eva Marshall Totah and his first wife, Ermina Totah. Khalil Totah discusses the situation in Palestine, primarily in the 1930s, speaks of his own life and aspirations, as when he became a Quaker minister. His diaries expand the picture, adding information about Friends Boys School in Ramallah (Palestine) and his understanding of the political situation, again primarily in the 1930s. The photographs add the dimension of geography, placing Totah at Oak Grove Seminary, Clark College and at the Institute of Arab American Affairs. Eva Marshall Totah has the largest quantity of correspondence, primarily 1920s and 1930s, which provides great detail to the life and work at the Friends School in Ramallah, the character and growing relationship with Khalil Totah and domestic issues. The papers of Ermina Jones Totah portray an earnest and dedicated teacher and wife, but carry little detail.
(19 boxes). Correspondence, financial records, diaries and journals, memorabilia, class work and notes, copied poems, prayers, sermons and verses, memorials, genealogical research, Quaker material and photographs.
(3 boxes). Consists of correspondence from Gilbert and Minnie Pickett Bowles to their son Gordon Townsend Bowles from 1922 to 1932 and to Gordon Townsend and Jane T. Bowles from 1932 to 1960. This correspondence is essentially family correspondence, but also includes information regarding the Bowles' Quaker relief work, their views on Quakerism and their day-to-day activities.
(11 boxes). Correspondence of a Quaker family who lived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Woodbury, New Jersey; Wilmington, Delaware; and other surrounding areas from approximately 1840 to 1882. A majority of the letters were written to or by Sarah Cooper Tatum Hilles; her husband, John Smith Hilles; and other Tatum or Hilles family members. There is a small sampling of assorted family papers, dating from 1825 to 1901. Included, among other items, are school report cards of William Samuel Hilles from Haverford College and an 1834 memoir of Anne Cooper Tatum, Sarah Hilles’ mother. In addition, there are deeds to properties owned by the Hilles family in Delaware, New Jersey, Illinois and Pennsylvania from 1791 to 1886.
(13 boxes). Correspondence, journals, writings, mailings, reports, and materials on the Friends Peace Service. Also included are Harold Haines Brinton's (1884-1973)lectures and course notes on topics such as history and religion, mysticism in various religions, religion and social change, and the philosophy of pacifism.
(21 boxes, 2 rolled items) The two focal points of this collection are William Nicholson Taylor (1882-1945), and his mother, Rebecca Morgan Nicholson Taylor (1857-1944). Included within the collection are correspondence, scrapbooks, newspaper clippings, and photographs.
(9 boxes) Correspondence; account books; certificates; diaries and household information lists; friendship books; land and insurance records; marriage certificates; miscellaneous family records; wills and estates; genealogical research; photographs; Quaker tracts and poetry; newspaper clippings; and "Acts of the Assembly of the Province of Pennsylvania." Before looking into the collection, a researcher should take advantage of the book, "The Reinhardts and Hawleys of Chester County, PA: Lives and Letters, Also Including Related Families of Meredith, Mendenhall, Pugh, Etc. and the Hewes of Salem County, NJ," by Ann M. P. McCormack, which includes duplicated copies of much of this collection with family interpretation.
(24 boxes, 2 rolled documents). Both George Vaux, Jr. and his sister Mary Morris Vaux Walcott served as commissioners for the U.S. board of Indian Commissioners. Within the collection are letters, reports, photographs, land surveys, and administrative records. Of note in the collection are original Department of Interior documents, first-hand written accounts, and letters. Also, of great note are the land surveys, which provide valuable information from the early 1920s regarding the health, education, population, and land ownership of Native Americans.
(21 boxes). This collection contains many materials, including correspondence, photographs, record books, awards, and printed material such as newspapers and pamphlets. There is also a series covering Wood’s work in female prison reform, which includes several official reports and newspaper stories in this area.
(1 box). Primarily commonplace books of Susan H. Loyd (1802?-1857), there is also a diary of Loyd's (1818-1828)and a book of financial receipts for William Brown, 1795-1818, as well as a commonplace book kept by Sarah Loyd.
(3 boxes). A collection of various materials including papers of Nathaniel Peabody Rogers (1794-1846), a writer on antislavery topics, and miscellaneous Quaker documents, as well as some relating to the Institute for Colored Youth (now Cheyney University).
(2 boxes). The collection spanning the period 1832-1892 consists primarily of the letters written to Joseph Elfreth (1824-1898), a Quaker, many of which relate to family matters, including health and the birth of children, and occasionally indicates the connections among Quaker families. There are also financial accounts, miscellaneous letters, documents and a few photographs.
(4 boxes). Letters and papers of the interrelated Cope and Howard families in the latter part of 19th and early 20th centuries. Although the Cope family had Quaker roots, most of the members of these two families were probably not Quaker.
(8 boxes). The collection presents a detailed picture of several generations of Smiths, Masons and Ewings, Philadelphia families, at least some of whom were Quakers, portraying their daily lives and concerns. The primary authors are Edith Mason Smith (1857-1944) and her husband, Joshua Cowgill Smith (1857-1911), their children Elizabeth Newlin Smith (1884-1977) and her husband J.M. Sharpless Ewing ( - 1960), Mildred Smith (1888-1973) and Jean Smith (1883-1966). The concentration of the collection is the end of the 19th century and beginning of the 20th century.
(13 boxes). These are hand-written index cards contained in 13 boxes comprising information gained through research by Jay Worrall Jr. on Quaker families and individuals and Quaker Meetings in Virginia, as well as a bibliography, exhaustively researched by Worrall toward his 1994 book The Friendly Virginians: America's First Quakers and a companion volume he was working on relating to Quaker families in Virginia. There is an interconnected arrangement of alphabetical and numerical cards.
(7 boxes). The collection, primarily of correspondence of Quaker Beulah Hurley (1886-) relating principally to her relief work after World War I in Europe and Russia under the auspices of several Friends' groups and the photographs of Quaker P. Alston Waring (1895-1978) taken in Europe, East Asia, California, Central America and mainly in India between 1915 and 1954.
Biographical and genealogical materials relating to the Bacon family; letters and diaries of Margaret Bacon and S. Allen Bacon and other family members, including Francis Bacon in Germany.
(30 boxes). The papers of the family of Anna S. Cox Brinton, a notable Quaker educator, activist and minister. Her family includes Joel and Hannah E. Shipley Bean, the founders of the Beanite branch of Quakerism, as well as Catharine M. Cox Miles, who was active with the American Friends Service Committee in Germany after World War I. Other family members are also included.
(11 boxes). The papers of Greek Classicist, Levi Arnold Post, 1889-1971 who spent most of his career teaching and writing at Haverford College as a professor of Greek. He was a prolific correspondent and most of the collection contains his correspondence, primarily with his peers, though there are some early letters to his mother, as well as letters by his sister, Amy, also to her mother. Renowned for his work on Plato, he was a national authority on Menander, a concentration reflected in his correspondence and prolific writing. The collection also includes some of his works in typescript and manuscript, as well as some of his lectures.
(26 boxes). Papers of the Cope family whose members descended from or were forebears of Francis R. Cope Jr. (1878-1962). The bulk of the papers was created by Francis R. Cope Jr., his daughter, Theodora Morris Cope and her first husband, John Frederick Stanwell-Fletcher. Other principal writers in the collection are Alexis T. Cope, Agnes Cope, Anna S. Cope, Caroline Cope, Clementine Cope, Elizabeth S. Cope, and Evelyn Cope, all from the 19th and 20th century. The earlier Copes were Quakers, but some joined other Protestant denominations.
(16 items). Letters written to Francis R. Cope by Laura Towne and Ellen Murray relating to the Penn School on St. Helena, S.C. and to Francis R. Cope Jr. from others, but also about the school.
(19 boxes). This collection traces several generations of the Quaker Taylor family, but centers on Francis R. Taylor (1884-1947) and George Washington Taylor (1803-1891). The former was an attorney and collector of information about his own and related families as well as local historical information. The latter who ran a free produce store in Philadelphia in the period before the American Civil War was connected through his interests in free labor to many correspondents.
(6.25 linear feet). Records of a Philadelphia organization established in 1795 by Quaker Anne Parrish (1760-1800) with a mission to provide relief and an opportunity for improvement in quality of life for women widowed by the Yellow Fever epidemic of 1793.
(5 boxes). This collection consists of 101 glass lantern slides, taken by Sydney Hunt and C. (Khalil) Raad in the 1930s in Palestine. Sydney Hunt traveled through Palestine and Germany in the 1920s. He purchased some of the slides from Raad, a professional photographer, and took others himself. Also included in this collection is a draft of Hunt's book
The Joyful Traveler: Wanderings of Sydney Hunt, 1932-1934, with hand corrections. Hunt had written this manuscript in the 1930s, but by the time he had finished, publishers weren't interested in happy recollections about Germany. It wasn't published, therefore, until 2003. Hunt used a number of the slides and other images in this collection to illustrate the book once it was published.
(6 boxes). This collection consists primarily of the publications of conscientious objectors (COs) working at Civilian Public Service camps in the United States during World War II, performing "work of national importance" in lieu of combat.
(5 boxes). The collection primarily consists of the journals of trips taken and recorded by Anne Collins in the period 1936-1965. In addition, there are a diary and trip journal kept by Anna Albertson in 1907 and another trip journal kept by Anna A. Collins in 1912, as well as a few earlier items.
(5 boxes). The collection is concentrated on the period of 19th to early 20th century and includes the correspondence, diaries, genealogies, wills, deeds and scrapbooks of the Quaker Chase, Cromwell and Underhill families.
(27 boxes) The story of multiple generations of the Elkinton and Waring families, concentrated on two generations: that of Howard West Elkinton (1892-1955) and his wife, Katharine Wistar Mason Elkinton (1892/3-1961) and their daughter, Theodora Elkinton (1927- ) who married Thomas Waring (1921-2001). It is a story of life choices made by these Quakers: for Howard and Katharine Elkinton, to serve under the American Friends Service Committee in Europe after World War I and during World War II providing relief aid and for Theodora and Tom Waring to continue this tradition serving in Finland after World War II and then in the field of education in the United States.
(33 boxes). This is a collection of the professional and personal papers of Stephen G. Cary. Materials include: correspondence, memos, and reports on American Friends Service Committee's activities and programs, pamphlets and brochures; minutes, grant applications, and correspondence related to the Clarence and Lilly Pickett Endowment for Quaker Leadership; subject files on such topics as civil rights, the Germantown Friends School, and the Friends Association for Higher Education; and notebooks and appointment books. Materials related to Cary's association with Haverford College include: correspondence; drafts of speeches; minutes of various committees; records related to the "Honor Code"; and clippings on Cary's tenure as acting president. The collection also includes a small batch of letters from Cary to his father, C. Reed Cary, and letters to and from his grandchildren.
(3 boxes). The Willits Trust was a Quaker organization dating from the late 19th and early 20th century based in Philadelphia, PA dedicated to providing religious tracts such as the journal The Africans' Friend to Blacks in the Southern United States and in Liberia. These records consist of correspondence, minutes, financial records, missionary materials, the will of Charles L. Willits, and miscellaneous items.
(3 linear feet). This collection consists of typescript copies of the journals of Clarence Pickett (1884-1965), prominent Friend and Executive Secretary of the American Friends Service Committee for 23 years. These journals form a record of Pickett's daily activities promoting peace worldwide between 1933 and 1965.
(2 boxes). A small collection of the papers of educators Georgie Willis Glenn (d. 1993) and her husband, John David Glenn (d. 1972) and singer and songwriter, Beverly Glenn-Copeland (1944-), their child.
(60 linear ft.) A general meeting for Friends in the Delaware Valley area was first convened at Burlington in 1681. The first general meeting held in Philadelphia was in 1683, and in 1685, it was agreed that the meetings in New Jersey and Pennsylvania should be combined into one yearly meeting with alternate sessions at Philadelphia and at Burlington. The great Separation among Philadelphia Friends into Orthodox and Hicksite branches occurred at the Yearly Meeting of 1827. Through the course of the early 20th century, the PYMs began to draw back together until 1955 when organic union was formally approved, and a reunited PYM, the present organization, was created. Records of the annual sessions of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting include minutes and other records such as epistles sent and received which pertain to those annual sessions. Also included are the records of those committees charged with the preparations for the annual sessions.
(23 linear ft.) Representative Meeting traces its origins to the Meeting for Sufferings, a body appointed by PYM in 1756 to raise and administer relief to Friends. As the Yearly Meeting grew larger in size, the responsibilities of the Meeting for Sufferings widened to embrace all general operations of the Yearly Meeting, including the supervision and dissemination of religious publications; maintenance of statistical information on meetings and membership; and administration of bequests from Friends and trust funds from discontinued meetings.
The records of the Indian Committee include minutes, financial papers, account books, correspondence, addresses, reports, journals, scrapbooks, legal, land and legislative related papers, maps, lists, transcripts, published items, film, video and other material. Major topics discussed in the records include Friends' 18th and 19th century visits to Indians at various locations (Oneida, Genesanguhta, Stockbridge, etc.), the settlement at Tunesassa and later boarding school (Friends Indian School), the Ogden Land Company, Buffalo Treaty fraud of 1838 and resulting land problems, legislation impacting on Native Americans, the "Salamanca Commission" (Joseph Scattergood), the construction of Kinzua Dam and efforts to stop it and the 1972 shooting by police of Leroy Shenandoah in Philadelphia.
(4 boxes). A collection of materials relating to John Griscom Bullock (1854-1939), a photographer and member of the Photo Secession group. These materials include photographs by John G. Bullock of his daughter Marjorie Bullock at various points in her life from birth in 1889 until 1907, as well as genealogical materials of the Griscom, Bullock and related families
(3 boxes). The letters of Hannah Bacon Evans (1839-1939) written almost exclusively to her niece, Edith Wistar Stokes Silver (1873-1949) offering a picture of the life of an unmarried Quaker woman in Philadelphia in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Also letters to other family members, primarily on family life, but also missionary work and other topics. The letters have been transcribed.
This is a collection of letters to Letitia Kinsey Betts from her mother, Anna Cadwallader Betts, while Letitia was in Illinois. The collection also includes some letters from Letitia's brother Jacob and various friends.
This is a collection of letters of the Brown family. Correspondence includes: letters from the Brown children written from Back Log camp and school to their parents; letters to Caroline and Thomas K. Brown during their 1906 trip abroad; letters between Caroline Brown and her parents; letters to Bertha Brown; and letters from various other family members. The collection also includes several photos and personal memorabilia such as baby booties and a lock of hair.
This is a collection of miscellaneous papers, belonging mostly to Elizabeth Cadwallader Comfort. Materials include: letters (a number addressed to Elizabeth from Sarah Comfort); invitations; school papers; commonplace books (compiled by Rebecca Collins and Rachel Grellet) and miscellaneous quotations; a spiritual journal belonging to Maria Reeve from 1849; a recipe book; and several pieces of personal memorabilia.
This is a collection of papers of the Waring, Whitall, Carter, and Evans families. Materials related to the Waring family include correspondence, notebooks, and a school remembrance book of Bernard G. Waring; an 1842 Testimony of Thomas Waring; letters and a copy of the will of William Waring (d. 1793); a 1795 commonplace book of Hannah Waring; letters to various members of the Waring family around the 1840s; and family photos. Materials related to the Whitall family include letters to Mary Whitall and John M. Whitall between 1816 and 1873; and family photos. Carter family materials include genealogical materials and family histories, including "Some Notes Regarding the Carter Family"; transcriptions of Henry Carter's autobiography; stories related by Hannah Carter to Elizabeth Rhoads; and other writings. Evans family materials include calendars of Charles Evans from 1892 and 1895; and genealogical materials.
This collection consists of papers of Michael Freeman. Materials include: notes and photocopies of articles, correspondence, memos, and minutes Freeman collected toward the writing of his articles on Tri-College library cooperation; correspondence regarding the publication of the article "Almost a Unified Library: Bryn Mawr, Haverford, and Swarthmore Library Cooperation during the 1940s"; copies of speeches given by Freeman; and office documents, such as letters of recommendation, resumes, and letters of congratulation. The collection also includes three novels annotated by Freeman.
The Friends Council on Education, founded by a group of volunteer Quaker educators in 1931, promotes the theory and practice of Quaker education, supports Friends schools (pre-kindergarten through 12th grade) in maintaining their values-based learning environments, and provides a professional development network for educational issues, philosophy and practice in Friends schools.
This is a collection of correspondence of Thomas Garrett and his descendants. Letters discuss health and daily activities, such as outings and visits from family and friends. Correspondents include Thomas Garrett, Jr., James G. and Margaret McCollin, Benjamin and Anna G. M. Vail, and James Garrett Vail. Also included are genealogical materials about the Garrett family.
This collection consists of a binder of photographs and copies of correspondence, notes, and awards related to Hand's career. There are approximately 30 items included in the volume, some of which are accompanied by explanatory text.
(5 boxes). Guide to five boxes of deeds and other legal papers relating to the college.
HCA - Haverford College Archives
Presidential papers (HCA)
(212 boxes). Haverford College history collection.
A complete guide to the photograph collection is still being created, but box lists are available
HCV - Haverford College Archives
A history of the buildings on campus, their architectural style and modifications over time. This was produced by George Thomas & Associates, an architectural firm in Philadelphia, in ca. 2002. Our goal is to maintain this work as new buildings are constructed or changed.
There have been three named masters' programs at Haverford, all of them in the 20th century: the T.Wistar Brown program concerned with biblical and teaching studies in the teens and early 20s; the Relief and Reconstruction program of the 1940s and Social and Technical Assistance Program in the 1950s. All graduates of these programs produced a thesis and a full list of authors and titles is provided here. All these theses are located in the archives within Special Collections. In addition, print copies of senior theses from 1897 to 1918 and a few more recent ones either based on materials found in our collections or relating to Haverford history are also located in the archives.
This is a collection of letters, photos, and academic regalia of Richard Mott Jones and the Jones family. Materials include: reports on missionary activities in Syria; an inscribed copy of Mitchell's Ancient Atlas belonging to Richard M. Jones; academic regalia of Richard M. Jones; letters to Eli Jones; letters to Richard C. Jones when he was at Haverford; and photos of the Walenta family.
This is a collection of the papers of Wilmot R. Jones related to his role as member of the Haverford Board of Managers, the Haverford Corporation, and the Haverford Alumni Council. Materials include correspondence, meeting minutes, budgets records of fundraising efforts and reunions, and printed materials, such as college newspapers and brochures.
This is a collection of the papers of G.K. Hoffman. Materials include: published books, articles, and poems by Hoffman; articles by others on peace activism and compassionate listening; records of peace and non-violence programs and workshops, including Fellowship of Reconciliation, the U.S./Soviet Art Exchange, and the Rural Southern Voice Project; Hoffman's Masters thesis; clippings, magazines, and newsletters; and slides and photos from rallies and trips to the Soviet Union.
This is a collection of correspondence, memos, and "day notes" of William Lancaster. "Day notes" include Lancaster's daily schedules and typed summaries of selected activities. Correspondence relates to Lancaster's business activities in international trade, as well as his interest in the political relations between the U.S.S.R. and the United States, and, more broadly, between the U.S.S.R. and the West. The collection includes reports on the efforts of the American Friends Service Committee to improve relations between the U.S. and the U.S.S.R. Many of the letters in the collection reveal Lancaster's role as a liaison between American Friends Service Committee members and various political figures.
London Yearly Meeting Disciplines, 1672-1769
This is a collection of financial records, correspondence, meeting minutes, and printed materials related to Quaker and philanthropic concerns with which William Morris Maier was involved. These include the Friends Freedmen's Association, Ludwick Institute, Friends Fiduciary Corporation, the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting (including the Representative Meeting), the Richard Humphreys Foundation, University Settlements, Cheyney State College, and the Emlen Institute.
This is a collection of research materials for Mehrara's thesis on Stetler. Materials include: handwritten interview and research notes; and photocopies of articles, correspondence, court records, statements, and minutes. For this research, Mehrara's made use of documents held in archives at Temple University, McMaster University, Swarthmore College, and Haverford College.
The collection consists of Moulton's note cards, correspondence (primarily with Henry J. Cadbury), photocopies, and other papers related to the editing of John Woolman's writings. The collection also contains microfilm of Mss A & B of Woolman's Journal from the Historical Society of Pennsylvania.
This is a collection of family papers of the Gummere, Mott, Morris, Dillwyn, Smith, and Hooton families. Materials include: family correspondence; deeds and indentures; genealogical records; bills and receipts; and photographs and illustrations. Notable items include a letter from William Logan describing a perilous sea voyage; a series of letters from Isaac Sharpless to Francis Barton Gummere; a speech about Haverford from Samuel Gummere; renderings of Burlington Meetinghouse; and a history of Hickory Grove, the family homestead, by Richard F. Mott (1891).
New England Yearly Meeting Disciplines, circa 1760
An index to the newspaper collection.
This is a collection of personal and professional papers of Edna Phillips. Materials include: correspondence between Phillips and family and friends while she was stationed in France and Germany; subject files on a range of topics, including Thoreau and Gandhi; lecture notes on books and travel; knitting patterns; a scrapbook of clippings related to her work for the Massachusetts State Division of Public Libraries; and slides, photos, and published materials about American Friends Service Committee work camps in the United States and abroad. The collection also contains a sketchbook, several childhood stories, and items related to Phillips's mother's family, the Macys. These materials include a scrapbook, a photo album, and loose photographs.
An introductory essay and a descriptive catalogue to his rare books.
This is a collection of notes and daily planners of Blanche Shaffer. Materials include: a draft of an article on world-wide Quakerism; notes of meetings of the FWCC and other related activities; notes and reports to the FWCC from visits to India, Japan, Beirut, Latin American, and East Germany; and a set of daily planners from 1958 to 1974.
The collection includes papers of Leon and Elizabeth Stern. Leon Stern materials include: prison and correctional pamphlets; articles and reports; newspaper clippings and a scrapbook; and a typed manuscript of and correspondence about Stern's biography of J. Barnard Walton. Materials in the collection related to Elizabeth Stern include: correspondence about her newspaper column, novels, and radio talks; a photo album documenting her 1933 trip to Europe; school notebooks; newspaper clippings; and a typed annotated manuscript of The Women Behind Mahatma Gandhi.
This is a collection of research notes for and drafts of Jean Straub's history of the William Penn Charter School. The collection also includes copies of her published articles on education and correspondence with editors regarding these articles and her proposed history of the school.
This is a collection of papers of the Taylor, Savery, and Frysinger families. Materials include: correspondence with family members and friends; greeting cards and postcards; diaries; printed materials and publications, primarily from Quaker institutions and meetings, including Philadelphia Yearly Meeting; newspaper clippings concerning Quakers; genealogies; and miscellaneous scrapbooks, account books, and school exercise books.
The collection consists almost entirely of letters between Esther Willits and Arthur Thomas, written primarily during their engagement. The letters concern personal matters for the most part, but also include discussions of literature, culture, and society. While most of the letters originate in the Philadelphia area or Haddonfield, New Jersey, there are a small number of letters Arthur wrote while visiting the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago in 1893. There are also a few letters between Arthur Thomas and Joseph E. Trimble.
This is a small collection of the personal papers of George and Madeline Walenta. Materials include letters, school papers, artwork, photographs, programs from the William Penn Charter School and the Church of St. Simeon. The collection also includes several of Madeline Jones's travel diaries (1896-1897).
This is a collection of family papers of the Waring family, primarily of Thomas Waring (the younger) and Bernard G. Waring. Materials related to Thomas and William Waring (the elder generation) include legal documents, such as deeds, mortgages, and indentures. Materials related to Thomas Waring (the younger) include correspondence with family, especially his brother William; personal financial records, such as an expense book, check registers, bills, and receipts; financial records related to the Waring Manufacturing Company (1880s to early 1900s), such as correspondence, stock certificates, proxies, and agreements; records related to the Waring Ink and Index company, including a patent application, correspondence, bills, and receipts. Bernard Waring's papers consist of correspondence with family and friends from the 1920s to the 1930s. Also included in the collection are account books for a grocery business (1863 to 1864), family photographs, and ephemera.
The collection includes correspondence from schools and missions in Liberia and the American South related to the distribution and reception of The African's Friend; legal documents, correspondence, and minutes of the Trustees of the Willits Trust; bills and receipts related to shipping/postage of The African's Friend; canceled checks; and a copy of Charles Willits's will.