Quaker Individual and Family Papers
Family papers containing over 250,000 items make up some of the largest groups of Quaker documents at Haverford. These Quaker families primarily from Pennsylvania and New Jersey include Allinson (1698-1939), Bacon (ca. 1897-1987), Baily (1826-1916), Bowles (1900-1971), Brinton (1897-1973), Cadbury, Cope (1795-1896), Evans (1707-1958), Hartshorne (1797-1908), Howland (ca. 1700-1867), Addison Hutton, Rufus M. Jones (1863-1948), Morris-Sansom (ca. 1715-1925), Scattergood (1694-1903), Sharpless (1748-1920), Smith (1660- ), Tallcot (1768-1883), Taylor (1809-1953), and many more.
Scholars have found the Family Papers invaluable sources of information, ranging from antislavery to zoology, women’s rights and Native American rights to documentation of the religious and social fabric of the lives of prominent and ordinary Quakers.
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