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Josiah White (1781-1850) was the builder of the first major economically sound canal in North America (used to bring coal to Philadelphia by way of the Lehigh River), inventor of the world's first wire drilling method in the world, builder of the world's first wire suspension bridge (at Falls on Schuylkill River in Philadelphia), and designer of schools based on spiritual and manual labor education in Iowa and Indiana.

White was born a Quaker in Mt. Holly, New Jersey. He apprenticed in the hardware business and entered the trade when he was 21. At 28, he married Elizabeth White, daughter of Solomon White. Josiah then purchased property at Falls on Schuylkill River near Philadelphia with waterpower rights to the river. He built a dam, canal, and lock on the Schuylkill.

In 1812, White patented a machine to make nails and roll wire. Under the name "Schuylkill Navigation Company," White and others requested permission of the Pennsylvania legislature to operate the Schuylkill River for boat traffic by means of dams and locks using waterpower to raise the water.

White and his business partner, Erskine Hazard, worked on the idea of the transportation of coal by river waterpower. In 1818, Hazard and White turned their attention to the improvement of navigation on the Lehigh River by means of a system of beartrap locks. This stimulated the advent of the Industrial Revolution in Philadelphia. At this time, George Hauto joined their enterprise, the Lehigh Coal & Navigation Co. In forming the Lehigh Navigation and Coal Mine Company in 1820, Josiah White's primary business agreement was with Erskine Hazard and George Hauto. Soon after, Josiah and Elizabeth White and their children moved to Mauch Chunk, Pennsylvania.

In 1832, Josiah White was the engineer for the Delaware Canal project, without salary, so as to get the portion of navigation from Easton to Philadelphia working better, i.e., allowing passage of larger boats and abolishing the problem of low water levels of the canal. In 1839, White received a patent for the design of balance locks to weigh canal boats in order to set tolls. In 1842, White proposed a system of canals and railway travel to open commerce between Pennsylvania and the interior states.

From 1839 to 1844, White was a member of the Board of Managers of Haverford College. Edwin Douglas, an engineer whom Josiah White had employed earlier, began assuming many of White's former duties by 1841.

In 1850, White recorded his ideas for the education of formerly enslaved Black Americans, Indigenous Americans, and poor children through the establishment of manual labor schools in Iowa and Indiana under the care of the Indiana Yearly Meeting "in the same manner as is Westtown School under the care of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting." White's Institute in Wabash, Indiana, and Quakerdale, in New Providence, Iowa, continues to offer schooling to children.

Josiah White was a 19th-century engineer and the inventor of a method to bring coal down the Lehigh River, a tributary of the Delaware River in Pennsylvania. He was also heavily involved in the education of many among America's less privileged, establishing a number of manual labor schools in the midwest. The collection includes White's business and personal papers, as well as the papers of Hannah White Richardson and Rebecca White, his daughters, whose interests extended to religious and community affairs.

In Josiah White's correspondence, many of his letters, especially to his wife, Elizabeth,make reference to his work, instructions on running the household and health issues. Some letters are co-written with his children, as for example, some from Mauch Chunk, Pennsylvania to Elizabeth White from Josiah White include letters from their son Solomon. Letters from Elizabeth White to her husband form part of his correspondence and are domestic in nature, conveying the state of various people's health, medications used, bills to be paid, visitors received at home, attendance at Meeting, etc. Elizabeth White's other correspondence is filled under her own name.

Principal correspondents of Josiah White include: Elizabeth White (his wife) and Mahlon Day; other correspondents include: Sarah Mapps Douglass, Edith Griffith, Eli Jones, Sybil Jones, Philadelphia Society for Organizing Charity, Ann Preston, Elizabeth Stern, William Still.

The collection includes 11 journals or memoirs by Josiah White. The 1832 memoir, "Josiah White's History Given by Himself" is written in two hands: White's and his business partner's Erskine Hazard's. On pp. 47-48 is a printed text about the Delaware River Canal; on p. 55 is "A History of the Lehigh Coal and Navigation Co."inscribed "This pamphlet (History) I have appended to mine as giving as far as it runs, my history, wrote out Ruff (first) by myself and finished by E. Hazard. J. White"

Josiah White's letterbook, 1832-33, contains copies of his letters in chronological order, both fair copies and manuscript copies in two other hands. Letters describe White's work for his Lehigh Navigation and Coal Mine Company on the Delaware Canal in 1832. The Lehigh Company was started in 1818 with a lease and later purchase of coal lands and with a grant of authority from the legislature of Pennsylvania to improve the navigation of the Lehigh River to enable White and partners to send their coal to Philadelphia. A test of the market suggested it would be profitable to build a canal from Mauch Chunk to Philadelphia by the Delaware Canal and to New York by the Morris Canal. Much of the scope and creativity of this endeavor is expressed in the letterbook.

Josiah White's business papers deal with capital investment, such as purchase of land and a hardware business, business agreements, inventions, White's will and other papers related to his death, and printed materials annotated by Josiah White; White's Quaker Meeting papers relate especially to the New England Yearly Meeting Wilburite-Gurneyite controversy, 1832-47.

The papers of the Manual Labor Schools relate to legal, financial, and property matters pertaining to the proposed Manual Labor Schools in Iowa and Indiana and acceptance by Indiana Yearly Meeting of the trust for the Manual Labor School in Indiana.

Letters to the White family are arranged in alphabetical order. Several printed flyers, indicating interests of White family members in Black education and employment of the poor, e.g., are retained here.

Unattributed fragments and miscellaneous materials include documents, financial accounts, journals and letters of people not directly named White; also unattributed, fragmentary and miscellaneous material.

White family materials include correspondence and journals of direct and extended White family members. Amongst the papers of Elizabeth White, her letters to daughter, Hannah at Westtown Boarding School in the 1820s mostly describe trips, daily life and mention acquaintances; some include messages also by Josiah White. All Elizabeth's letters from the 1830s are to her husband, Josiah White, and are filed with his correspondence. In the 1840s and 1850s, Elizabeth White's topics fairly parallel those in the 1820s. Solomon White's (son) letters to his parents in the period 1822-31, but primarily in 1829, are written from Philadelphia to them in Mauch Chunk on news of family, acquaintances and local events. Some of Solomon's letters include messages from Hannah White Richardson and Charles Roberts, the latter in June 1829 discussing costs connected with the Falls Bridge and other business matters.

Hannah White Richardson's (daughter) papers include notes for her sermons; her diaries; and her work for Woman's Hospital in collection of donations. Some letters of Hannah White Richardson are written jointly with other family members. Richardson became an author of spiritual works and founder and benefactor of the Medical College of Pennsylvania. The letters of Richard Richardson are primarily on topics of travel and business.

Rebecca White's (daughter) correspondence often indicates her philanthropic interests. White was a Quaker member of the Board of Managers of the Woman's Hospital and Corporation member of the Medical College of Pennsylvania. Rebecca White's papers include financial accounts, certificates and invitations, and miscellaneous materials.

Original processing information unknown. Reboxed and revised April 2021 by Ella Culton.

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Collection Inventory

Archival Resource Key. Letter Book from 2mo 25th 1832, 1832-1833.
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Mainly related to Philadelphia; several include simple diagrams; Abiel [Abbott]. Phila., Nathan Beach, Simpson Torbert, John Cary, James Porter [Loss of son; White's reasons why he might have served as Canal Commissioner], Sam(ue)l Lip(pincot)t [Wants water brought into canal as soon as possible], P.L. Tyler, William Barry (Postmaster Gen'l, Washington), James Clark (Pres. of the Bd. of Canal Commissioners) [About Torbert's and Cary's portions of the canal; hopes to have water along the whole of the line shortly; water power and navigation on the Delaware and dam at Wells Falls and costs of work], Sam(ue)l Holland [Contracts of coal; mentions rivals in the business and their company's expenses], James Clark and J. Mitchell (Canal Commissioners), J. Mitchell, Holloway & Co et al. [Wants to know cost of steam engine to be used by Phila., & Columbia Railroad, with description of such an engine], William Zane, Collector of tolls on the Delaware Division of the Penna. Canal, R. Gilchrist

Archival Resource Key. 1796, 1801, 1796-1801.
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Charles Harding [cautions White to keep on a straight and narrow path attending Meeting, not deviating from plainness of truth], unknown

Archival Resource Key. 1819-21, 1819-1821.
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Elizabeth White [description of their dams and locks which were damaged or destroyed and effect on transport of coal, have 370 workers; want to put 15 boats on the "fresh" which is 3 feet high, perhaps people's natures require them to be dissatisfied with their lives, and describing his own states at various times in his life, J.W.'s notion of religion is that people should see the Deity in all things; the "fresh" took away 81 feet of the slate dam], Hannah White, John C White, James Duncan Esq [George Hauto, Erskine Hazard and J.W. have acquired Lehigh Coal Mine Co. on 20-year lease onmcondition of paying the taxes and introducing the coal to market; cost of shares].

Archival Resource Key. 1822-25, 1822-1825.
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Elizabeth White, Mrs. Peacock, Caleb Peirce and Benji [Kitro?], Hannah White

Archival Resource Key. 1827-29, 1827-1829.
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Elicha Roberts, Solomon White, Hannah White, John J White, Elizabeth White

Archival Resource Key. 1830-31, 1830-1831.
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Elizabeth White and Josiah White [asks for the "number of our house" which is when the White's Philadelphia address became 158 Arch Street, Those who lack the educational opportunity (of learning to write) can never maintain as close ties of affection as they (White family) can, Some women are trying to raise money to purchase a house for "Colour'd' Orphans," Erskine "was unsuccessful the Beaver Meadow foulks have carried the bill, but E is of opinion the amendment and restriction such he thinks it will not operate much against you"; Susan (White?) has opened her school, Hicksites break two locks off the gates at every interment, hopes water which was let into the Canal will get through to New Hope in the following week; news of the break in the Morris Canal

Archival Resource Key. 1832-33, 1832-1833.
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There is an organizational letter relevant to folders from 1830-1850, in the 1832-33 folder to stay protected. Elizabeth White [In the House of Representatives, a congressman has brought up a resolution to impose a toll on their coal on the Delaware River as it is on the Lehigh. Their canal and locks are twice the size of those on the Delaware River and their inducement to make a canal was the right to charge a toll on coal, great excitement on account of pack ship Susquehanna being captured by pirates; Mahlon Day visited; heard a powerful sermon from J. Bowne in Monthly Meeting, ], A.H. Ralston, Josiah White.

Archival Resource Key. 1834-36, 1834-1836.
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Elizabeth White, Solomon W. Roberts [Detailed description of Dowlais Iron Works], Hannah White

Archival Resource Key. 1838-41, 1838-1841.
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Sarah Nicholson [has met and been impressed by Joseph John Gurney; route Gurney will take in visiting Meetings and information re Elizabeth Gurney Fry's visit to Paris], Rebecca White, Solomon W. Roberts, E Carey Esq., Mahlon Day [Joseph John Gurney at Flushing against whom charges have been brought. No one should spread injurious reports about a minister or other members of Society of Friends], S.A.E. Dillingham, Joseph John Gurney, EW South Easton, Elizabeth White [John Greenleaf Whittier has visited them on his way to Yearly Meeting in Newport, Damage to locks on Lehigh described "...will be for the best otherwise we might have got too proud..."]

Archival Resource Key. 1842-43, 1845-47, 1842-1847.
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William Evans [Good reading for good Quakers: a proposal for publishing the religious precepts, or Discipline, or Orthodox Quakers], Hannah W Richardson, Elizabeth White [Having attended New England Yearly Meeting, reports discussion of which faction should be considered the legitimate Quarterly Meeting -- Orthodox, Gurneyite or Wilburite -- the former finally prevailing; reference to "Yanky Ranters."], Daniel Tyler, S.A.E. Dillingham, Samuel Boyd [Toby?], Eli Hanes, Mahlon Day, [Chap?] Atherton, George Howland, Lewis Enoch [Anti-gurneyism, if not Wilburism, prevails in their Meeting], William Zane

Archival Resource Key. 1848-50, 1848-1850.
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John Meader, [Benji?] Fry, Mahlon Day ["...not doctrines, but good order and the discipline which we assert is the true issue" as the difference between Friends' groups; retraction Jos. John Gurney made of his "Brief Remarks"; J.W. appends his responses to some of Day's remarks on occurrences within the Society, George Alexander and wife going to the West Indies to check on the "state of the colored population"], Elizabeth White, Richard Richardson, George Taylor, [Ref?] Bunting, J.G. Lowry

Archival Resource Key. Memoirs of the Life of Josiah White (1705-1780) formerly Mt. Holly, 1838.
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A description of the last illness and death of J.W. by one of his children

Archival Resource Key. "Anecdotes of Josiah White", 1841.
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Written by Barclay White, Springfield Burlington County, New Jersey

Archival Resource Key. Journals, 1802-1841.
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(1) "Journey to Sunbury & Back" 1802. (2) Notes on coal boats and their operations 1827-1829 (3) "July, 1830" From Mauch Chunk (4) "Measurement and estimates of the damages from the Flood to the Lehigh Navigation 1 mo 7 and 8 1841: left home for Easton 1 mo 13 1841... and returned home 1 mo 25 1841" (5) "Journey to Kingston and Lackawaxen 1823, including financial accounts, 1828-60 in several hands and ms. inventory of a library" (6) "Untitled Philadelphia 7 mo 22 1803"

Archival Resource Key. "Josiah White's History Given by Himself", undated.
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Mixture of written entries, pamphlets, and typed statements.

Archival Resource Key. Notes concerning Josiah White. Josiah White queries into his constitutional qualities... result is virtue, undated.
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Archival Resource Key. Josiah White's Character as given by OSH, undated.
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Archival Resource Key. Business Papers 1801, 1807, 1801-1807.
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Indenture, Argument Joseph Deliverth Josiah White 11 mo 3rd 1801

Archival Resource Key. Business Papers, 1818.
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Bank of Germantown Notes, Mortage, Terms of Subscription; Purchase of land by J.W. at Falls on the Schuylkill River, Philadelphia, along with houses, wire factory, etc. on a loan from the Bank of Germantown for the business of White and Hazard

Archival Resource Key. Agreement between Josiah White and George Hauto October 1, 1818, 1818.
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Archival Resource Key. Terms of Subscription to the Lehigh Navigation and Coal mine Co. Report... of the Union Canal Co., 1818.
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Archival Resource Key. Business Papers, 1819.
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Stock transfer to Lehigh Coal Co.

Archival Resource Key. The American Sentinal printed, annotated 4/12/19; The Democratic Press 1821; About Lehigh Locks 1821, 1819-1821.
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Newspaper clippings

Archival Resource Key. Business Papers, 1820-1821.
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Business agreement with Erskine Hazard and George Hauto 1820; Erskine Hazard and Lehigh... Coal Co. 1821

Archival Resource Key. Business Papers, 1827-1828.
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Lehigh Coal... photostat and An Answer to Sullivan's letter to the Marris Canal Co. printed, annotated

Archival Resource Key. Report of the Canal Commissioners, 1832.
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Report sent to the then-governor George Wolf in 1832

Archival Resource Key. Business Papers, 1833.
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"To the Committee on Corporations of The Senate", Circular, Abstract by the Friends of the Central Railroad, From the Alexandria Gazette of February 7, 1833 "Rail Roads and Canals", Report North American Coal 1833, Petition and Circular of Josiah White, Report of Alleghney Portage Railroads by Mr. M'Culloh, Report on Ways and Means, Holographs results of test of channel from Delaware River at Cooper's Creek to Little Egg Harbour 1833

Archival Resource Key. Business Papers, 1835-1836.
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Lehigh Co. Report 1835, "First Annual Report of the State Geologist 1836"

Archival Resource Key. Business Papers, 1838-1839.
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"Business agreement between Erskine Hazard for Lehigh Iron Co", David Thomas 1838, Note of patent to Josiah White 1839

Archival Resource Key. Business Papers, 1841.
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Holograph notes on locks and dams

Archival Resource Key. Business Papers, 1847.
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"Report of the Board of Managers of the Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company to the Stockholders May 4, 1847"

Archival Resource Key. Business Papers, some undated.
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Holographs: stock options for subscribers to the Lehigh Navigation and Coal Mine Co.

Archival Resource Key. Quaker Meeting Papers, 1832-1838.
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Quarterly Meeting Tennessee (1849), Quaker Meeting Business (including John Wilbur testimony), Philadelphia Quarterly Meeting; All the Quaker Meeting papers include a large number which refer to the New England Yearly Meeting Wilburite-Gurneyite controversy

Archival Resource Key. Quaker Meeting Papers, 1845-1847.
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Extracts from New England Yearly Meeting, Rhode Island Yearly Meeting, John Wilbur pamphlet, Thomas Evan letter; on starting a Gurneyite paper -- would this increase or decrease controversy?

Archival Resource Key. Miscellaneous Papers, 1836-1848.
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Josiah White payment to American Peace Society, subscribers to Haverford School including Josiah White

Archival Resource Key. Miscellaneous Papers Josiah White Will and Documents Related to Death, 1850-1851.
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Archival Resource Key. Indiana, 1851-1852.
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As related to Josiah White's last will and testament for the creation of a manual labor school in Indiana- relevant correspondence, court documents, charter, communication between Board of Trustees, etc.; on the legality of J.W.'s will in terms of the laws of Indiana to effect establishment of the Manual Labor School and that such search for legal status should also be done in Iowa, have purchased land (640 acres) from Miami Nation of Indians of Indiana for the proposed Indiana Manual Laborn School and request that money be sent

Archival Resource Key. White's reasons for proposed manual labor schools- Indiana and Iowa, 1850.
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Pamphlet "Manual Labor School"

Archival Resource Key. Indiana, 1853-1879.
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Receipts of payment and related correspondence; Checks from Indiana with engraving of an Indigenous American, a dog with key and some other object in front of a box or building also eagle, [A report on the state of the Institute having come as property superintendent the previous year. The lease had passed to the state which had allowed the property to fall into disrepair; effort had been made to sell the property and divert it to other purposes than was first intended which effort had originated with friends of Penn College. But the school could still function if sufficient repairs were made, this requiring additional revenue beyond what the land (farm) now yields]

Archival Resource Key. Mortgages, deeds, and properties, 1832-1854.
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Josiah White's proposed divisions of Philadelphia property, JW and Henry Beck correspondence, draft map, Catherine St. property title transfers, Deeds and mortgages for other Philadelphia properties

Archival Resource Key. Baird, Mrs. Matthew- Conrad, TA, 1857-1901.
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Baird, Mrs. Matthew [Anna Wright Baird?]; Baldereton, Rachel E.; Black Diamond Coal Company; C.C. Burleigh [Some of the substance of a speech delivered before the Female Anti-Slavery Society which met in the House of Pharmacy]; Conrad, T.A.

Archival Resource Key. Ellis, Ida- [Hutchin?] Elisabeth K., 1904-1924.
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Ellis, Ida; Guilford College; Gayle, RM; Friends Historical Society; Hawkesworth, Laura I; [Norma L. Elodge?]; Lansdowne Building and Loan; Samuel B. Huey and Rev. JP Sampson DD; Hunt, EG and EM; [Hutchin?] Elisabeth K

Archival Resource Key. Hopkins-Lider, Carroll- Rush, 1844-1903.
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Hopkins-Lider, Carroll; Mayfield, D, Lyles H [Reasons why people should want to contribute money for additional building for The Frederick Douglass Memorial Hospital & Training School where Black physicians and nurses are trained], Lindsay C, Walker, Julius H, Owens, LB; Sippiracott[?], Elisabeth W.; Marylin, Anne Waller; Women's Medical College of Pennsylvania; Miller, Hannah; Nason, Emma C.; Payton, Catharan; Pease, Edward; Wayfarers' Lodge for Women; Rhoads, Sarah W; Reeves, RP; Rush

Archival Resource Key. Scull, David- Yarnall, Charles, 1888-1949.
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Scull, David; Snow Hill Normal and Industrial Institute; Stern, Elizabeth; The South Carolina Industrial Home; Still, William; Tatuall, Luey R; Tatum, David; The Vulcanite Tile and Mosaic Company; Watson, EH; Samson White, Beulah; White, JJ; Yarnall, Charles

Archival Resource Key. Margaret Ellis Journal, 1848.
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Hannah W Richardson from her Mother

Archival Resource Key. Solomon White Roberts Letters, 1826-1873.
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To Hannah Ebensburg [mentions cholera; Delaware Canal "a bad business"], Hannah White, Josiah White, RH Dana, Rebecca White [as a member of the House of Representatives, is one of the few who is opposed to the war], Elizabeth White, Richard Richardson

Archival Resource Key. Unnamed, 1793-1903.
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"Bills & Receipts for Coal Mines", Thermometer Account, "unattributed financial accounts", fragments, Philadelphia Glass Company Certificate, "Agreement of Darby Plank Rd. Co. and Philadelphia and Darby Railroad Co. on use of properties"

Archival Resource Key. Thomas Say Manuscript, 1748.
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Archival Resource Key. Barclay White letters and papers, 1873-1884.
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Archival Resource Key. Daniel White business papers, 1849-1890.
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Archival Resource Key. Elizabeth White correspondence 1820-29, 1820-1829.
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See also correspondence of Josiah White for letters of Elizabeth White; mentions missionaries to Indigenous Americans who were "there" during the last war and found a friend in Commodore Perry; imprudence of some abolitionists in exciting a mob and violence against Black Americans; purpose of attending Meeting; Comments on the separatist movement in Ohio Yearly Meeting, discussing such involved Friends as Thomas B. Gould, William Evans and Benjamin Hoyle

Archival Resource Key. Elizabeth White correspondence 1838, 1843-46, 1850-1854, and undated, 1838-1854.
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Archival Resource Key. Elizabeth White journals 1830s, 1848-55, 1830-1855.
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Two small booklets

Archival Resource Key. John J. Letters, 1851-1854.
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Letters from James Barclay, to "Cousin", and wedding invitation to marriage of Laura Carolene and Mr. John J. White

Archival Resource Key. Solomon White (son) Letters, 1822-1831.
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To Rebecca White, Josiah White, "Sister", Elizabeth White; most letters addressed to "Dear Parents", otherwise known as Josiah and Elizabeth White. Solomon White (son) died of pulmonary consumption in 1832, at 18 years old.

Archival Resource Key. Journal, 1834.
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Small booklet with illustrated front and back covers

Archival Resource Key. Journal, 1845.
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Edges of many of the pages are incomplete and stained; fragile.

Archival Resource Key. Journals, 1847-1848.
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1848- Trip to the White Mountains

Archival Resource Key. Diary/Prayers, 1846-1867.
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"The rebellion, and civil war of four years continuance closed!...Our worthy chief Magistrate, President Lincoln shot!!...An amendment of the Constitution, granting universal freedom to all classes, without distinction of color..."

Archival Resource Key. Diary/Prayers, 1868-1878.
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Archival Resource Key. Collections for the Women's Hospital, 1863-1878.
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Small, leather-bound fragile book

Archival Resource Key. Lectures and other notes, 1830-1839.
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Most notes undated; loose-leaf and two small booklets enclosed

Archival Resource Key. Notes on Sermon (1-5), undated.
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Some materials very fragile.

Archival Resource Key. Notes on Sermon (6-10), undated.
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Some materials very fragile.

Archival Resource Key. Miscellaneous religious and other writings, 1804-1828.
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Four booklets

Archival Resource Key. Miscellaneous religious and other writings, 1872-1885.
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Three booklets fragile

Archival Resource Key. Richard Richardson correspondence, 1847-1852.
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To Josiah White, Joseph Lippincott, James Glover, Edward Armstrong, Edwin Walter Esq., William Reed, Joseph Tracy, Joseph William, JJ Reynolds, JG Lowrey, Stephen Fairbanks

Archival Resource Key. Hannah White Richardson letters, 1825-1881.
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Allinson, William J; Bean, Joel and Hannah E [On trustees and other issues concerning the Manual Labor School]; Cleveland, EH [On schools opened to women and specifically medical schools]; Coffin, CF; Coffin, Hannah W; Collins, Rebecca; Dickinson, Joseph; Hampton Institute [Statement and appeal for an education to "civilize" Indigenous Americans and Black Americans]; Harrison, Joseph; Hazard, Mary; Hicks, Lucy; Jones, Eli [Held first Friends Meeting in Jerusalem since days of George Fox; travels in the Middle East and people met]; [Maylin?], AW; Bodler, Rachel J; Morris, P; Philanthropic Organizations Collection; Preston, Ann; Roberts, Hannah; Roberts, Solomon, W and Elihu; Seife, AM; White, Elizabeth; White, Solomon; White, SS

Archival Resource Key. Richard Richardson Papers and Photo, 1837-1882.
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Archival Resource Key. Hannah White Richardson Letters, 1822-1835.
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Rebecca White (grandmother), Elizabeth White, Josiah White, Solomon White, Elihu Roberts

Archival Resource Key. Hannah White Richardson Letters, 1836-1882.
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To Elizabeth White, Rebecca White, Josiah White, D.W. Hunt, Joseph Dickinson Yearly Meeting's work to raise funds for mission work in Mexico and Freedmen at Southland Normal School in Arkansas], Richard Richardson [Refers to bequests to Woman's Medical College, The Colored Catharine Street School, SPCA, The Home for Aged and Infirm Colored Persons, et al.]

Archival Resource Key. Richard Richardson correspondence, 1873-1882.
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TB Ayerigg, John Brown, JH Chapman, J Bowdle, Caleb Cope, MG [Goke?], James S [Cosc?], Caroline Gillingham, [Chrs] V Hagnes, James Shrigley, J Leisenring, [Jw All?] Allister, A Manderson, John Mears, William Neilson, HW Ridgway, Gee Ruddle, David [Scute], Ashbee Welch, GA Wood, Abby A Longshell

Archival Resource Key. Journals, 1833-1857.
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5 booklets and 2 loose-leaf; Digitized for the "In Her Own Right" Project Fall 2020

Archival Resource Key. Financial Accounts, 1855-1906.
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Settlement of the estate of Elizabeth White Account Book, Rebecca White in re-estate of Hannah White Richardson, Sale of property, Property taxes and other payments, receipts on investments (1906-1905); Digitized for the "In Her Own Right" Project Fall 2020

Archival Resource Key. Spiritual Musings and Poems, undated.
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Digitized for the "In Her Own Right" Project Fall 2020

Archival Resource Key. Miscellaneous Notes, undated.
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Including on the final hours of her mother, Elizabeth; genealogical notes; a signed petition not to allow Utah to become a state until polygamy is outlawed; Digitized for the "In Her Own Right" Project Fall 2020

Archival Resource Key. Miscellaneous Invitations, 1880-1900.
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"Right of interment for Rebecca White in Friends SW Burial Ground", United States of Freedom share certificate, Philadelphia Home for Incurables, "Annual Tuskegee Negro Conference" 1900 Invitation, Hannah W Roberts and Charles E Hopkins wedding invitation, Howard W Lippincott and Anna M Janney Marriage Ceremony, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Lindsay 50th Anniversary invitation [Robert Lindsay and Catherine Marie Lindsay (Eichholtz)?]; Digitized for the "In Her Own Right" Project Fall 2020

Archival Resource Key. Letters to: RWA- Evans, William, 1854-1897.
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RWA; Abbott, RS; Allison, RW [Satisfactory meeting of Hicksites at Crosswicks; wishes they could discuss White's schools, House of Industry, Sarah (Mapps?) Douglass]; Austin, Emily L; Balderston, Rachel E; Balderston, Samuel A; [Burnia?}, L; Candler J.; Collins, Rebecca; Conrad, Ted; Cope, LW [James Van Blascom reports on the receipt of books at the First Day School which will help poor children, some of them Black; they have established a new school for Black children on Lombard Street]; Douglass, Sarah Mapps (Background note: Born into Free Black family; Quaker who attended 9th and Spruce St. Meeting) [mentions her forthcoming marriage (to Rev. William Douglass), One of her students going to Africa with husband who wants to be a missionary; attended Ann Preston's lectures]; Elder, RN; Lieut Colonel William Evans; Digitized for the "In Her Own Right" Project Fall 2020

Archival Resource Key. Letters to: Frost, William Goodell- Jones, Harrison, 1848-1904.
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Frost, William Goodell; Fullerton, Anna M About studying to become an obstetrician and then hoping to return to Women's Hosp. in Phila. to train other women]; Greble, Sarah RF; Riffith, Edith G; Halloway, EF; Hawkesworth, Laura F; Hemmings R. Lee; Hoag, Abigail; Hoagson, Mary; Hoffman, JA; Jacob, LN; Jones, S. Narcissa; Jones, Eli and Sybil; Jones, Harrison; Jones, Thomas; Digitized for the "In Her Own Right" Project Fall 2020

Archival Resource Key. Letters to: King, Rufus P.- Pierce, Mary, 1855-1900.
Box 6
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King, Rufus P.; Keith, WA; Lankton, Chloe; Lincoln Memorial University; Lippincott, Anna J., Lippincott, EM; Lloyd, Sarah; Loyd, Susan H; Lytle, John J; Marilly, SH; Marr, Helen M; Mather, Rachel C; Marylin, AW; Meader, Elizabeth; Masson, Elizabeth [Tells of visit of Eli and Sybil Jones to mission school in Athens where Sybil Jones spoke to children and Morocco where she spoke to prisoners], Pierce, Mary; Digitized for the "In Her Own Right" Project Fall 2020

Archival Resource Key. Letters to: Newhall, Abby- White, Joseph J., 1849-1904.
Box 6
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Newhall, Abby; Passmore, Sarah C; Philadelphia Society for Organized Charity; Potter, Anna; Price, George B; Price, Sarah J; Richardson, Hannah White (sister); [Rifley] Jane; Roberts, [Charles?]; Roberts, Emily Lewis; Roberts, Esther; Roberts, Solomon White; [Rurs], Rush P; White, Samuel Jennings; Sheppard, Clarkson; Shore, TB; Shortwell, Jemima G; Smith, Mary; Tabbott, Caroline E; Tyson, James; Universal Peace Union; Wharton, SP; White, Barclay; White, Joseph J; Digitized for the "In Her Own Right" Project Fall 2020

Archival Resource Key. Letters from, 1833-1904.
Box 6
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To Elizabeth White, Solomon White (son), Josiah White and Elizabeth White, Hannah White Richardson, Commander Booth Tucker, Mary

Archival Resource Key. Fragments and Unidentified letters, 1893-1903.
Box 6
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Mostly undated

Archival Resource Key. Josiah White's Book, 1833.
Volume 1
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5 mo, 3rd 1833; grouped in separate sections

Archival Resource Key. Josiah White Personal Notes 1843-1850, 1843-1850.
Volume 2
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4 mo 10th 1843 - 9 mo 20th 1850; leather bound and delicate

Archival Resource Key. Josiah White's Account Book of Expenses 1832-1842, 1832-1842.
Volume 3
Archival Resource Key. Josiah White Receipts 1843-1850, 1843-1850.
Volume 4
Archival Resource Key. Josiah White Receipts 7/1850, 1850.
Volume 5
Scope and Contents

7 mo 1850

Archival Resource Key. Account Book of the Estate of Josiah White 1850, 1850.
Volume 6
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Includes general account, appraisement, distributions, condensed cache, R Richardson and JJ White supplementary, Hannah W Richardson's, Rebecca White's, Iowa Manual Labor School, Indiana Manual Labor School

Archival Resource Key. Rebecca White's Sewing School Library Catalog, undated.
Volume 7
Archival Resource Key. Account Book, and Inventory of the Estate of Rebecca White 1863-1882, 1863-1882.
Volume 8
Archival Resource Key. Elizabeth White's Account Book of Expenses 1851-1855, 1851-1855.
Volume 9
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Checks and subsequent notes

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