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Rebecca Singer Collins papers

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Daughter of German Lutherans John and Anna Maria Singer, Rebecca (Singer) Collins (1804–1892) became a Quaker as a young woman. She was the second wife of Isaac Collins, Jr. (1787-1863), who served on the Board of Managers of Haverford College from 1830 to 1842. Rebecca and Isaac had three children together, Anna (1835), Stephen Grellet (1836), and Mary Forster (1843). Rebecca was a minister of Twelfth Street Meeting in Philadelphia, and author of Parent's Gift; or, reading book for little children, as well as editor of a book of quotations entitled Treasured Gems. She traveled extensively to speak to Friends' Meetings in Europe, and late in life was well known for her philanthropic work in New York City. (Information from internal evidence, the Dictionary of Quaker Biography, The American Friend, and The Collins Family by Margaret Hill Collins and Ellinor Collins Aird.)

The collection contains many letters between Rebecca and Isaac Collins during his extended business trip to London in 1845. Rebecca passes along news from friends and family, and from the Philadelphia Quakers. Isaac writes about the English Quakers, news from friends, and describes the gifts he is sending to Rebecca and the children. There are also many letters to Rebecca from Mary Anna Longstreth, during Rebecca's visit to English and Irish Meetings in 1842-1843. There are also letters of John Pease to Rebecca and Isaac Collins. Rebecca's diaries in the form of booklets and individual pages are dated 1824-1847. Entries are not in order; some are on stray pages rather than in books, and some of the entries in books have been copied from stray "scraps." Most entries concern Rebecca's religious feelings and her often-repeated desire to dedicate herself more and more fully to her faith. Some later entries describe her charitable visits to prisoners, the poor, the sick, and the patients of an "insane asylum". One diary is dedicated to the illness and death of Rebecca's brother Henry, including accounts of the remedies offered by doctors, and of Henry's mental and spiritual condition.

A small collection of Quaker documents related to the family includes an original printed birth certificate for Rebecca's youngest daughter Mary Forster Collins, and alsoan original marriage certificate for James Walton and Achsah Croasdale, grandparents of Mary Forster Collins' husband James Morris Walton. Among the printed material is some paper currency. "United Colonies" bills from 1776 may have been saved because Isaac Collins, Sr. worked as a printer at that time, although these bills are not printed by his establishment in Burlington. There is also a United States bill for ten cents, dated 1874. Finally, there are genealogical notes on the Collins, Singer, and Walton families. These seem to be written at different times by different people. Most are handwritten notes, but there is also a printed page containing a biography of James Morris Walton.

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Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections
Access Restrictions

This collection is available for research use.

Collection Inventory

Arrangement

Rebecca's diary entries skip around. Books cannot be arranged in strict chronological order.

Scope and Contents

Most entries concern religious thoughts, reactions to meetings, and Rebecca's hopes and resolutions to dedicate herself more and more fully to her faith.

ms1196_01_01_009. Rebecca Collins diary, 1824-1828.
Box 1 Folder 1
Scope and Contents

16 pages. Entries are from 1824 and 1828. Most entries concern Collins's religious feelings and her often-repeated desire to dedicate herself more and more fully to her faith. Also discusses sermons delivered at Quaker meetings and at the funeral of Hannah Evans.

Subjects: Quakers--Religious life; Christian life; Faith; Public worship--Society of Friends; Spiritual journals

Related Locations: Philadelphia (Pa.)

ms1196_01_01_006. Rebecca Collins diary, 1824-1840.
Box 1 Folder 1
Scope and Contents

12 pages. Entries are from 1824, 1827, and 1840. Discusses religious life and sermons delivered at Quaker meetings. Nearly half the pages are blank.

Subjects: Quakers--Religious life; Christian life; Faith; Public worship--Society of Friends; Spiritual journals

ms1196_01_01_007. Rebecca Collins diary, 1825-1826.
Box 1 Folder 1
Scope and Contents

12 pages. Entries date from February 1825 through April 1826 and concern Collins's religious feelings and her often-repeated desire to dedicate herself more and more fully to her faith. The last entry mentions that Collins is applying to become a member of the Society of Friends.

Subjects: Christian life; Faith; Society of Friends; Conversion; Spiritual journals

ms1196_01_01_004. Rebecca Collins diary, 1826.
Box 1 Folder 1
Scope and Contents

8 pages. Entries are from July and August 1826 and concern Collins's religious feelings and her often-repeated desire to dedicate herself more and more fully to her faith.

Subjects: Quakers--Religious life; Christian life; Faith; Spiritual journals

ms1196_01_01_008. Rebecca Collins diary, 1826-06-20.
Box 1 Folder 1
Scope and Contents

8 pages. Contains two entries of the same date which mostly concern Collins's religious feelings and her often-repeated desire to dedicate herself more and more fully to her faith. Mentions that she is soon to be admitted as a member of the Society of Friends.

Subjects: Christian life; Faith; Society of Friends; Conversion; Spiritual journals

ms1196_01_01_003. Rebecca Collins diary, 1826-1828.
Box 1 Folder 1
Scope and Contents

12 pages. Most entries were written in late 1826 and concern Collins's religious feelings and her often-repeated desire to dedicate herself more and more fully to her faith. Pages are in reverse chronological order.

Subjects: Quakers--Religious life; Christian life; Faith; Spiritual journals

ms1196_01_01_015. Rebecca Collins diary, 1832-1833.
Box 1 Folder 1
Scope and Contents

29 pages. Most entries concern Collins's religious feelings and her often-repeated desire to dedicate herself more and more fully to her faith. Discusses hearing or speaking with various visiting ministers. Several entries also discuss opening and running a First-Day School (Sunday School).

Subjects: Society of Friends; Quakers--Religious life; Christian life; Faith; Public worship--Society of Friends; Spiritual journals

Related Locations: Philadelphia (Pa.)

ms1196_01_01_012. Rebecca Collins diary, 1832-1834.
Box 1 Folder 1
Scope and Contents

20 pages. Most entries concern Collins's religious feelings and her often-repeated desire to dedicate herself more and more fully to her faith. Also discusses Yearly Meeting.

Subjects: Quakers--Religious life; Christian life; Faith; Public worship--Society of Friends; Spiritual journals

ms1196_01_01_001. Rebecca Collins diary, 1832-1835.
Box 1 Folder 1
Scope and Contents

17 pages. Most entries concern Collins's religious feelings and her often-repeated desire to dedicate herself more and more fully to her faith. One page discusses a ''colored school'' that Collins was involved with. Most of the material dates from February, March, and April of 1832, but there is also an entry from August 1835 and an undated fragment. Several pages have been cut out.

Subjects: Quakers--Religious life; Faith; God (Christianity); Spiritual journals

ms1196_01_02_010. Rebecca Collins diary, 1834.
Box 1 Folder 2
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Damaged along the margins. Discusses her religious life as a Quaker.

Subjects: Quakers--Religious life; Christian life; Faith

ms1196_01_01_013. Rebecca Collins diary, 1836-1840.
Box 1 Folder 1
Scope and Contents

36 pages. Sporadic entries, mostly discussing Collins's religious life. An entry from 1836 talks about the upcoming birth of her child. The longest entries discuss interactions with Joseph John Gurney in spring 1838, including lengthy descriptions of public and private sermons he preached. Also discusses various meetings, visiting Eastern State Penitentiary and an almshouse with Gurney, a visit from Daniel Wheeler, an 1840 Yearly Meeting, and other matters. Contains several descriptions of things Collins said during meeting.

Subjects: Childbirth--Religious aspects; Gurney, Joseph John, 1788-1847; Quakers--Religious life; Christian life; Faith; Public worship--Society of Friends; Spiritual journals

Related Locations: Philadelphia (Pa.)

ms1196_01_01_011. Rebecca Collins diary, 1844-1847.
Box 1 Folder 1
Scope and Contents

45 pages. Discusses attending various Quaker meetings, working on Quaker committees, her children's education, and news of friends and family. Also discusses preaching at prisons, almshouses, etc.

Subjects: Quakers--Religious life; Christian life; Women--Diaries; Faith; Public worship--Society of Friends; Society of Friends; Westtown Boarding School; Church work with the poor; Church work with prisoners; Church work with prostitutes

Related Locations: Philadelphia (Pa.)

ms1196_01_01_014. Brief Sketch of the Last Hours of Henry H. Collins, 1840.
Box 1 Folder 1
Scope and Contents

50 pages. Detailed account of the final sickness, death, and burial of Henry Hill Collins, Rebecca Collins's stepson. Includes detailed descriptions of the people who visited him, including Joseph John Gurney, and his medical treatment.

Subjects: Collins, Henry Hill, 1818-1840; Collins, Isaac, 1787-1863; Sick; Care of the sick; Therapeutics; Death; Funeral rites and ceremonies

Related Locations: Philadelphia (Pa.)

ms1196_01_01_002. Rebecca Collins letter, 1826-09-02.
Box 1 Folder 1
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Written to ''E'' and may be to Elizabeth Pitfield or E. Kirkbride.

Subjects: Quakers--Religious life; Christian life; Faith; God (Christianity)

ms1196_01_01_005. Mary Ann Loyd poem to Rebecca Collins, 1827-10-27.
Box 1 Folder 1
Scope and Contents

2 pages. Religious poem.

Subjects: Faith; Poetry; Religious poetry

ms1196_01_01_010. Rebecca Collins memorandums, 1827-1839.
Box 1 Folder 1
Scope and Contents

61 pages. All the entries are from 1827 except for the last half-dozen, which are from 1839. Most entries concern Rebecca Singer Collins's religious feelings and her often-repeated desire to dedicate herself more and more fully to her faith. Also discusses Quaker meetings she attended and sermons she heard. Includes a letter she wrote to prisoners. The last few entries discuss a dinner with John Joseph Gurney and an 1839 Yearly Meeting.

Subjects: Quakers--Religious life; Christian life; Faith; Public worship--Society of Friends; Spiritual journals; Devil

Related Locations: Philadelphia (Pa.)

ms1196_01_02_005. Francis de la Combe extracts, 1750-1850.
Box 1 Folder 2
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Religious extracts, likely transcribed by Rebecca Collins.

Subjects: Faith

ms1196_01_02_003. Samuel Parr sermon extract, 1760-1825.
Box 1 Folder 2
Scope and Contents

1 page. Likely copied by Rebecca Collins.

Subjects: Sermons

Related Locations:

ms1196_01_02_007. William Scott Downey extracts, 1800-1900.
Box 1 Folder 2
Scope and Contents

3 pages. Religious extracts, likely transcribed by Rebecca Collins.

Subjects: Faith

ms1196_01_02_014. Copies of songs and poems, 1820-1895.
Box 1 Folder 2
Scope and Contents

15 pages. Handwritten copies of multiple songs and poems, probably copied by Rebecca Collins.

Subjects: Poetry; Christmas poetry

ms1196_01_02_009. Rebecca Collins note, 1832-06-23.
Box 1 Folder 2
Scope and Contents

2 pages. Discusses what she believes are good and bad household habits.

Subjects: Quakers--Social life and customs; Courtesy

ms1196_01_02_008. Rebecca Collins note, 1833-04-08.
Box 1 Folder 2
Scope and Contents

2 pages. Discusses religious themes.

Subjects: Faith

ms1196_01_02_002. Rebecca Collins memorandum, 1835-1850.
Box 1 Folder 2
Scope and Contents

1 page. Discusses travelling to New York Yearly Meeting, where she met with ministers from a variety of locations, including some who had ''seceded'' from New England Yearly Meeting.

Subjects: New York Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Orthodox : 1828-1955)

Related Locations: New York (N.Y.)

ms1196_01_02_011. Rebecca Collins prayer, 1835-03-16.
Box 1 Folder 2
Scope and Contents

1 page. Prayer asking for strength.

Subjects: Prayers

ms1196_01_02_012. Rebecca Collins note, 1835-09-25.
Box 1 Folder 2
Scope and Contents

1 page. Discusses Quaker minister Hannah C. Backhouse after a recent visit with her.

Subjects: Backhouse, Hannah Chapman, 1787-1850

ms1196_01_02_013. Rebecca Collins note, 1837-10-13.
Box 1 Folder 2
Scope and Contents

2 pages. Religious reflections on the occasion of her 33rd birthday.

Subjects: Birthdays--Religious aspects

ms1196_01_02_004. John Pease sermons, 1845-04-25.
Box 1 Folder 2
Scope and Contents

12 pages. Likely transcribed by Rebecca Collins.

Subjects: Sermons

Related Locations: Philadelphia (Pa.)

ms1196_01_02_001. Rebecca Collins memorandum, 1847-12-31.
Box 1 Folder 2
Scope and Contents

2 pages. Describes a visit with English Quaker ministers Robert Lindsey and Benjamin Seebohm.

Subjects: Seebohm, Benjamin, 1798-1871

Related Locations:

ms1196_01_03_001. Rebecca Collins letter to Isaac Collins, 1840-06-14.
Box 1 Folder 3
Scope and Contents

2 pages. Discusses recent events and news concerning herself, family, and friends while her husband has been away, including the death of individuals named D. Wheeler and Mary Jones. Mentions being disappointed after reading ''Woman's Mission.''

Subjects: Death; Public worship--Society of Friends

Related Locations: Philadelphia (Pa.)

ms1196_01_03_002. Rebecca Collins letter to Isaac Collins, 1843-12-09.
Box 1 Folder 3
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Discusses recent events and news concerning herself, family, and friends, including an interaction she had with John Pease.

Subjects: Sick; Pease, John, 1797-1868

Related Locations: Philadelphia (Pa.); Manhattan (New York, N.Y.); New York (N.Y.)

ms1196_01_03_003. Rebecca Collins letter to Isaac Collins, 1843-12-10.
Box 1 Folder 3
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Discusses recent events and news concerning herself, family, and friends. Describes the contents of correspondence she has recently received.

Subjects: Sick; Pease, John, 1797-1868; Public worship--Society of Friends; Letters; Patents; Fry, Elizabeth Gurney, 1780-1845

Related Locations: Philadelphia (Pa.); Manhattan (New York, N.Y.); New York (N.Y.)

ms1196_01_03_004. Rebecca Collins letter to Isaac Collins, 1843-12-31.
Box 1 Folder 3
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Describes the New Year's Eve Quaker meeting she attended, including many of the sermons that were delivered. Shares news concerning herself, family, and friends.

Subjects: New Year; New Year sermons; Public worship--Society of Friends; Quakers; Death

Related Locations: Trenton (N.J.)

ms1196_01_03_005. Rebecca Collins letter to Isaac Collins, 1844-10-25.
Box 1 Folder 3
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Describes her journey to and time spent in Baltimore, where she attended a Quaker meeting and a funeral.

Subjects: Public worship--Society of Friends; Quakers; Pease, John, 1797-1868

Related Locations: Baltimore (Md.); Philadelphia (Pa.)

ms1196_01_03_006. Rebecca Collins letter to Isaac Collins, 1844-10-28.
Box 1 Folder 3
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Describes her activities in Baltimore, where she is attending Quaker meetings/conferences. Expresses concerns about the future and the possibility of her husband leaving for an extended period of time.

Subjects: Public worship--Society of Friends; Pease, John, 1797-1868; Quakers--Family relationships

Related Locations: Baltimore (Md.); Philadelphia (Pa.)

ms1196_01_03_008. Rebecca Collins letter to Isaac Collins, 1845-04.
Box 1 Folder 3
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Written while Rebecca Collins's husband, Isaac Collins, was on an extended trip to England. Discusses Yearly Meeting and the participation of women.

Subjects: Public worship--Society of Friends; Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends; Quaker women

Related Locations: Philadelphia (Pa.); London (England)

ms1196_01_03_007. Rebecca Collins letter to Isaac Collins, 1845-04-06.
Box 1 Folder 3
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Written while Rebecca Collins's husband, Isaac Collins, was on an extended trip to England. Shares news about herself, family, and friends. Includes a note from their daughter Anna (Collins) Taber, 1835-1924.

Subjects: Collins, Isaac, 1787-1863; Public worship--Society of Friends

Related Locations: Philadelphia (Pa.); London (England)

ms1196_01_03_009. Rebecca Collins letter to Isaac Collins, 1845-04-17.
Box 1 Folder 3
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Written while Rebecca Collins's husband, Isaac Collins, was on an extended trip to England. Discusses attending Quaker meetings and the participation of women. Shares news about herself and others and discusses a recent visit from Dorothea Dix.

Subjects: Public worship--Society of Friends; Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends; Quaker women; Pease, John, 1797-1868; Dix, Dorothea Lynde, 1802-1887

Related Locations: Philadelphia (Pa.); London (England)

ms1196_01_03_010. Rebecca Collins letter to Isaac Collins, 1845-05-04.
Box 1 Folder 3
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Written while Rebecca Collins's husband, Isaac Collins, was on an extended trip to England. Shares news about herself, family, and friends. Discusses attending various Quaker meetings including a Quarterly Meeting.

Subjects: Public worship--Society of Friends; Quaker women; Sick

Related Locations: Philadelphia (Pa.); London (England)

ms1196_01_03_011. Rebecca Collins letter to Isaac Collins, 1845-05-12.
Box 1 Folder 3
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Written while Rebecca Collins's husband, Isaac Collins, was on an extended trip to England. Discusses recent events and news about herself, family, and friends.

Subjects: Personal correspondence

Related Locations: Philadelphia (Pa.); London (England)

ms1196_01_03_012. Rebecca Collins letter to Isaac Collins, 1845-05-26.
Box 1 Folder 3
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Written while Rebecca Collins's husband, Isaac Collins, was on an extended trip to England. Discusses the close of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting and the Wilburite controversy.

Subjects: Public worship--Society of Friends; Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends; Society of Friends--Wilburite controversy; Quaker women; Women orators; Pease, John, 1797-1868

Related Locations: Philadelphia (Pa.); London (England)

ms1196_01_03_013. Rebecca Collins letter to Isaac Collins, 1845-06-05.
Box 1 Folder 3
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Written while Rebecca Collins's husband, Isaac Collins, was on an extended trip to England. Discusses recent events and news about herself and others, including John Collins (possibly John Collins, 1814-1902).

Subjects: Personal correspondence; Collins, John, 1814-1902

Related Locations: Philadelphia (Pa.); London (England)

ms1196_01_03_014. Rebecca Collins letter to Isaac Collins, 1845-06-17.
Box 1 Folder 3
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Written while Rebecca Collins's husband, Isaac Collins, was on an extended trip to England. Reports on recent events and shares news about herself, family, and friends. Discusses various Quaker meetings and references the Wilburite controversy. Mentions an upcoming abolition meeting and encloses some abolitionist circulars (no longer attached).

Subjects: Public worship--Society of Friends; Society of Friends--Wilburite controversy; Antislavery movements

Related Locations: Philadelphia (Pa.); London (England)

ms1196_01_03_015. Rebecca Collins letter to Isaac Collins, 1845-06-21.
Box 1 Folder 3
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Written while Rebecca Collins's husband, Isaac Collins, was on an extended trip to England. Primarily a copy of an extract of a letter from a friend regarding the Rhode Island Yearly Meeting and the conduct of the Wilburite separatists.

Subjects: Public worship--Society of Friends; Society of Friends--Wilburite controversy; Quakers--Religious life; New England Yearly Meeting of Friends; New England Yearly Meeting of Friends (Conservative : 1845-1945)

Related Locations: Philadelphia (Pa.); London (England)

ms1196_01_03_016. Rebecca Collins letter to Isaac Collins, 1845-06-21.
Box 1 Folder 3
Scope and Contents

2 pages. Written while Rebecca Collins's husband, Isaac Collins, was on an extended trip to England. Discusses recent events and news about herself, family, and friends. Mentions sending him abolition circulars.

Subjects: Quakers; Personal correspondence

Related Locations: Philadelphia (Pa.); London (England)

ms1196_01_03_017. Rebecca Collins letter to Isaac Collins, 1845-06-23.
Box 1 Folder 3
Scope and Contents

2 pages. Written while Rebecca Collins's husband, Isaac Collins, was on an extended trip to England. Discusses delivering sermons to the patients of Kirkbride's Hospital (Institute of Pennsylvania Hospital). Briefly mentions Rhode Island Yearly Meeting and the Wilburite separation.

Subjects: Institute of Pennsylvania Hospital; Quaker preaching; Women orators; Mentally ill--Services for

Related Locations: Philadelphia (Pa.); London (England)

ms1196_01_03_018. Rebecca Collins letter to Isaac Collins, 1845-06-25.
Box 1 Folder 3
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Written while Rebecca Collins's husband, Isaac Collins, was on an extended trip to England. Discusses recent events and news about herself, family, and friends, including the death of Henry Hinsdale.

Subjects: Personal correspondence

Related Locations: Philadelphia (Pa.); London (England)

ms1196_01_03_019. Rebecca Collins letter to Isaac Collins, 1845-06-27.
Box 1 Folder 3
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Written while Rebecca Collins's husband, Isaac Collins, was on an extended trip to England. Discusses recent events and news about herself, family, and friends.

Subjects: Quakers; Personal correspondence

Related Locations: Philadelphia (Pa.); London (England)

ms1196_01_03_020. Rebecca Collins letter to Isaac Collins, 1845-06-29.
Box 1 Folder 3
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Rebecca Collins's husband, Isaac Collins, is on an extended trip to London. Discusses recent events and news about herself, family, and friends.

Subjects: Quakers; Personal correspondence; Letters; Death

Related Locations: Philadelphia (Pa.); London (England)

ms1196_01_03_021. Rebecca Collins letter to Isaac Collins, 1845-07-04.
Box 1 Folder 3
Scope and Contents

2 pages. Rebecca Collins's husband, Isaac Collins, is on an extended trip to London. Discusses recent events and news about herself, family, and friends.

Subjects: Personal correspondence

Related Locations: Philadelphia (Pa.); London (England)

ms1196_01_03_022. Rebecca Collins letter to Isaac Collins, 1845-07-06.
Box 1 Folder 3
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Written while Rebecca Collins's husband, Isaac Collins, was on an extended trip to England. Discusses attending Wilmington Monthly Meeting and references the Hicksite-Orthodox split and Wilburite separation. Shares news about herself, family, and friends.

Subjects: Public worship--Society of Friends; Quakers; Quakers--Religious life

Related Locations: Wilmington (Del.); Philadelphia (Pa.); London (England)

ms1196_01_03_023. Rebecca Collins letter to Isaac Collins, 1845-07-13.
Box 1 Folder 3
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Written while Rebecca Collins's husband, Isaac Collins, was on an extended trip to England. Discusses a Quaker committee providing services for sick children and their mothers, which she has agreed to serve on. Shares news about herself and others, including her step-daughter Martha Lawrie (Collins) Bispham (1813-1887).

Subjects: Sick--Services for; Quakers--Family relationships

Related Locations: Philadelphia (Pa.); London (England)

ms1196_01_03_024. Rebecca Collins letter to Isaac Collins, 1845-07-17.
Box 1 Folder 3
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Written while Rebecca Collins's husband, Isaac Collins, was on an extended trip to England. Discusses recent events and news about herself, family, and friends.

Subjects: Personal correspondence

Related Locations: Philadelphia (Pa.); London (England)

ms1196_01_03_025. Rebecca Collins letter to Isaac Collins, 1845-07-21.
Box 1 Folder 3
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Written while Rebecca Collins's husband, Isaac Collins, was on an extended trip to England. Describes meeting with the inmates of Blockley Almshouse (Philadelphia General Hospital). Shares news about herself and others. The paper is damaged and some text is missing/obscured.

Subjects: Personal correspondence; Philadelphia General Hospital; Poor--Services for; Quakers

Related Locations: Philadelphia (Pa.); London (England)

ms1196_01_03_026. Rebecca Collins letter to Isaac Collins, 1845-07-27.
Box 1 Folder 3
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Written while Rebecca Collins's husband, Isaac Collins, was on an extended trip to England. Discusses recent events and news about herself, family, and friends.

Subjects: Death; Personal correspondence; Public worship--Society of Friends; Quakers

Related Locations: Philadelphia (Pa.); London (England)

ms1196_01_03_027. Rebecca Collins letter to Isaac Collins, 1845-08-02.
Box 1 Folder 3
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Written while Rebecca Collins's husband, Isaac Collins, was on an extended trip to England. Discusses recent events and news about herself and others, including the Wilburite separation within the Society of Friends.

Subjects: Personal correspondence; Collins, Isaac, 1787-1863; Public worship--Society of Friends; Quakers; Society of Friends--Wilburite controversy

Related Locations: Philadelphia (Pa.); London (England)

ms1196_01_03_028. Rebecca Collins letter to Isaac Collins, 1845-08-03.
Box 1 Folder 3
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Written while Rebecca Collins's husband, Isaac Collins, was on an extended trip to England. Responds to Isaac's letter and shares news concerning herself and others. Discusses recent events, including various Quaker Meetings and the Wilburite separation within the Society of Friends.

Subjects: Quakers; Public worship--Society of Friends; Society of Friends--Wilburite controversy; Quakers--Religious life

Related Locations: Philadelphia (Pa.); London (England)

ms1196_01_03_029. Rebecca Collins letter to Isaac Collins, 1845-08-05.
Box 1 Folder 3
Scope and Contents

6 pages. Written while Rebecca Collins's husband, Isaac Collins, was on an extended trip to England. Shares news concerning herself, family, and friends. Discusses recent events, including attending Quaker meetings and her work on a Quaker committee providing services for sick children and their mothers.

Subjects: Women in charitable work; Sick--Services for; Quakers; Society of Friends--Wilburite controversy; Quakers--Religious life

Related Locations: Philadelphia (Pa.); London (England); Camden (N.J.)

ms1196_01_03_030. Rebecca Collins letter to Isaac Collins, 1845-08-10.
Box 1 Folder 3
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Written while Rebecca Collins's husband, Isaac Collins, was on an extended trip to England. Expresses concern over the state of the Society of Friends and the Wilburite controversy, which she sends him material about (no longer attached). Shares news concerning herself, family, and friends.

Subjects: Quakers; Public worship--Society of Friends; Society of Friends--Wilburite controversy; Quakers--Religious life

Related Locations: Philadelphia (Pa.); London (England)

ms1196_01_03_031. Rebecca Collins letter to Isaac Collins, 1845-08-28.
Box 1 Folder 3
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Written while Rebecca Collins's husband, Isaac Collins, was on an extended trip to England. Shares news concerning herself and others, including her attendance at Concord Quarterly Meeting and a brief interaction with Quaker minister Sybil Jones (1808-1873). Last page includes a short note from their niece Mary Anna Longstreth.

Subjects: Longstreth, Mary Anna, 1810-1884; Quakers; Public worship--Society of Friends; Quakers--Religious life

Related Locations: Philadelphia (Pa.); London (England)

ms1196_01_03_032. Rebecca Collins letter to Isaac Collins, 1847-08-04.
Box 1 Folder 3
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Summarizes letters she has received, including one from Samuel Gurney on various subjects and one from Anne Forster about selling textiles made by the poor people in Ireland. Shares news concerning friends and family.

Subjects: Correspondence; Charities

Related Locations: Philadelphia (Pa.); Albany (N.Y.)

ms1196_01_03_033. Rebecca Collins letter to Isaac Collins, 1847-09-02.
Box 1 Folder 3
Scope and Contents

6 pages. Describes a trip to Mount Pleasant, Ohio, with other ministers to attend Ohio Yearly Meeting. Mentions encountering an enslaver on the way. Alludes to the Wilburite controversy.

Subjects: Travel; Voyages and travels; Johnson, Jane, 1803-1884; Quakers; Society of Friends--Wilburite controversy

Related Locations: Smithfield (Ohio); Baltimore (Md.); Mount Pleasant (Jefferson County, Ohio); Philadelphia (Pa.)

ms1196_01_03_035. Rebecca Collins letter to Isaac Collins, 1847-09-07.
Box 1 Folder 3
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Describes attending Ohio Yearly Meeting and the tension between the Wilburites and Gurneyites. Lists the Quaker ministers who attended.

Subjects: Ohio Yearly Meeting of Friends (Orthodox : 1828-1854); Quakers; Society of Friends; Society of Friends--Wilburite controversy

Related Locations: Mount Pleasant (Jefferson County, Ohio); Philadelphia (Pa.)

ms1196_01_03_036. Rebecca Collins letter to Isaac Collins, 1847-09-10.
Box 1 Folder 3
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Describes attending Ohio Yearly Meeting. Discussing sending bibles to Indigenous people.

Subjects: Ohio Yearly Meeting of Friends (Orthodox : 1828-1854); Quakers; Society of Friends; Society of Friends--Wilburite controversy

Related Locations: Mount Pleasant (Jefferson County, Ohio); Philadelphia (Pa.)

ms1196_01_03_037. Rebecca Collins letter to Isaac Collins, 1847-09-12.
Box 1 Folder 3
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Discusses preaching to youth in Mount Pleasant, Ohio.

Subjects: Church work with youth

Related Locations: Wheeling (W. Va.); Philadelphia (Pa.)

ms1196_01_04_001. Rebecca Collins letter to Jane Johnson, 1852-09-11.
Box 1 Folder 4
Scope and Contents

8 pages. Describes travelling to Baltimore with her husband, Isaac Collins; Mahlon Day; and Eliza P. Gurney. She also describes the people she interacted with there. Also discusses accompanying Clarissa Fussell to preach to the poor.

Subjects: Day, Mahlon, 1790-1854; Church work with the poor; Public worship--Society of Friends

Related Locations: Baltimore (Md.); Philadelphia (Pa.)

ms1196_01_04_003. Rebecca Collins letter to Mary Anna Longstreth, 1842-05-15.
Box 1 Folder 4
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4 pages. Discusses visiting Elizabeth Fry, Joseph John Gurney, and other Quakers in England.

Subjects: Fry, Elizabeth Gurney, 1780-1845; Gurney, Joseph John, 1788-1847; Backhouse, Hannah Chapman, 1787-1850; Gurney, Samuel, 1786-1856; Gurney, Eliza Paul, 1801-1881

Related Locations: England; Philadelphia (Pa.)

ms1196_01_04_004. Rebecca Collins letter to Mary Anna Longstreth, 1842-05-16.
Box 1 Folder 4
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4 pages. Describes a Select Meeting attended by many prominent Quakers. Recounts Elizabeth Fry's description of her visit to Newgate Prison with the King of Prussia.

Subjects: Frederick William IV, King of Prussia, 1795-1861; Fry, Elizabeth Gurney, 1780-1845; Church work with prisoners

Related Locations: London (England); Philadelphia (Pa.)

ms1196_01_04_005. Rebecca Collins letter fragment to one of her children, 1868-1874.
Box 1 Folder 4
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2 pages. Probably written to Rebecca Colllins' daughter Mary Forster Walton. Discusses her travels through Canada and her impressions of the people there.

Subjects: Voyages and travels

Related Locations: Farnham (Québec)

ms1196_01_05_001. Isaac Collins letter to Rebecca Collins, 1841-05-01.
Box 1 Folder 5
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4 pages. Discusses his trip to New York.

Subjects: Voyages and travels

Related Locations: New York (N.Y.); Philadelphia (Pa.)

ms1196_01_05_002. Isaac Collins letter to Rebecca Collins, 1845-04-01.
Box 1 Folder 5
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4 pages. Discusses his trip to and the conditions on the ship on which he is about to travel to England.

Subjects: Voyages and travels; Sailing

Related Locations: Philadelphia (Pa.)

ms1196_01_05_003. Isaac Collins letter to Rebecca Collins, 1845-04-23.
Box 1 Folder 5
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4 pages. Written over the course of roughly 10 days. Describes his journey across the Atlantic Ocean aboard a ship, his tooth pain, a forced detour to Ireland, and his arrival in Liverpool.

Subjects: Voyages and travels; Sailing

Related Locations: Belfast (Northern Ireland); Dublin (Ireland); Liverpool (England); Philadelphia (Pa.)

ms1196_01_05_004. Isaac Collins letter to Rebecca Collins, 1845-05-12.
Box 1 Folder 5
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5 pages. Written to his wife, Rebecca Collins, while on an extended trip in England. Discusses his social and professional activities and various Quakers.

Subjects: Toothache; Personal correspondence

Related Locations: London (England); Philadelphia (Pa.)

ms1196_01_05_005. Isaac Collins letter to Rebecca Collins, 1845-05-22.
Box 1 Folder 5
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4 pages. Written to his wife Rebecca Collins while on an extended trip in England. Discusses his social and professional activities. Discusses attending antislavery, temperance, and Peace Society meetings, as well as the London Yearly Meeting.

Subjects: Gurney, Joseph John, 1788-1847; Collins, Rebecca, 1805-1892; Dunn, Nathan, 1782-1844; Peace movements; London Yearly Meeting (Society of Friends)

Related Locations: London (England); Philadelphia (Pa.)

ms1196_01_05_006. Isaac Collins letter to Rebecca Collins, 1845-06-06.
Box 1 Folder 5
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4 pages. Written to his wife, Rebecca Collins, while on an extended trip in England. Discusses his social and professional activities and various Quakers.

Subjects: Quakers; Art, Chinese--Collectors and collecting

Related Locations: London (England); Philadelphia (Pa.)

ms1196_01_05_007. Isaac Collins letter to Rebecca Collins, 1845-06-18.
Box 1 Folder 5
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4 pages. Written to his wife, Rebecca Collins, while on an extended trip in England. Discusses their children and his social activities. Shares news about various Quakers.

Subjects: Personal correspondence; Quakers--Family relationships

Related Locations: London (England); Philadelphia (Pa.)

ms1196_01_05_008. Isaac Collins letter to Rebecca Collins, 1845-06-23.
Box 1 Folder 5
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7 pages. Written to his wife, Rebecca Collins, while on an extended trip in England. Reports on his activities, including his attendance at multiple Quaker Meetings. Discusses various Quakers.

Subjects: Quakers; Fry, Elizabeth Gurney, 1780-1845; Public worship--Society of Friends; Personal correspondence

Related Locations: London (England); Philadelphia (Pa.)

ms1196_01_05_010. Isaac Collins letter to Rebecca Collins, 1845-07-08.
Box 1 Folder 5
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4 pages. Written to his wife, Rebecca Collins, while on an extended trip in England. Discusses his social/professional activities and various Quakers. Inquires about the Wilburite separation at New England Yearly Meeting.

Subjects: Quakers; Society of Friends--Wilburite controversy

Related Locations: London (England); Philadelphia (Pa.)

ms1196_01_05_011. Isaac Collins letter to Rebecca Collins, 1845-07-19.
Box 1 Folder 5
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Written to his wife, Rebecca Collins, while on an extended trip in England. Discusses his social and professional activities and various Quakers.

Subjects: Personal correspondence; Quakers

Related Locations: London (England); Philadelphia (Pa.)

ms1196_01_05_012. Isaac Collins letter to Rebecca Collins, 1845-08-09.
Box 1 Folder 5
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Written to his wife, Rebecca Collins, while on an extended trip in England. Discusses various Quakers and his activities, including his attendance at several meetings.

Subjects: Quakers; Public worship--Society of Friends

Related Locations: London (England); Newcastle upon Tyne (England); York (England); Philadelphia (Pa.)

ms1196_01_05_013. Isaac Collins letter to Rebecca Collins, 1845-08-20.
Box 1 Folder 5
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6 pages. One of the pages is torn and some text has been cut off. Written to his wife, Rebecca Collins, while on an extended trip in England. Describes the gifts he is sending to her and their children. Discusses various Quakers and his attendance at Quaker Meetings.

Subjects: Quakers; Quakers--Family relationships; Gifts; Public worship--Society of Friends

Related Locations: London (England); Philadelphia (Pa.)

ms1196_01_05_015. Isaac Collins letter to Rebecca Collins, 1845-09-09.
Box 1 Folder 5
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4 pages. Written to his wife, Rebecca Collins, while on an extended trip in England. Describes his social/professional activities, including his participation in a Peace Meeting. Also discusses various Quakers.

Subjects: Art, Chinese--Collectors and collecting; Quakers; Society of Friends--Wilburite controversy; Peace movements

Related Locations: Stoke Newington (London, England); London (England); Philadelphia (Pa.)

ms1196_01_05_016. Isaac Collins letter to Rebecca Collins, 1845-09-18.
Box 1 Folder 5
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4 pages. Written to his wife, Rebecca Collins, while on an extended trip in England. Responds to Rebecca's correspondence and discusses his health, social interactions, and upcoming departure from England.

Subjects: Quakers--Family relationships; Sick; Quakers; Voyages and travels

Related Locations: Ipswich (England); Stoke Newington (London, England); London (England); Philadelphia (Pa.)

ms1196_01_05_017. Isaac Collins letter to Rebecca Collins, 1845-10-03.
Box 1 Folder 5
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Written to his wife, Rebecca Collins, while on an extended trip in England. Discusses his imminent journey home and shares news about his recent activities and various Quakers.

Subjects: Voyages and travels; Art, Chinese--Collectors and collecting; Quakers

Related Locations: London (England); Philadelphia (Pa.)

ms1196_01_05_018. Isaac Collins letter to Rebecca Collins, 1847-08-01.
Box 1 Folder 5
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Describes his travels in New York.

Subjects: Travel; Voyages and travels

Related Locations: Buffalo (N.Y.); Albany (N.Y.); Auburn (N.Y.); Utica (N.Y.); Rochester (N.Y.); Philadelphia (Pa.)

ms1196_01_05_019. Isaac Collins letter to Rebecca Collins, 1847-08-29.
Box 1 Folder 5
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2 pages. Discusses news of friends and family, including Josiah Tatum recently fracturing his kneecap.

Subjects: Personal correspondence

Related Locations: Philadelphia (Pa.)

ms1196_01_05_020. Isaac Collins letter to Rebecca Collins, 1847-09-01.
Box 1 Folder 5
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4 pages. Passes on news of friends and family, including several illnesses and deaths. Asks about Ohio Yearly Meeting, which his wife, Rebecca Collins, was attending.

Subjects: Personal correspondence

Related Locations: Philadelphia (Pa.); Mount Pleasant (Jefferson County, Ohio)

ms1196_01_05_021. Isaac Collins letter to Rebecca Collins, 1849-09-27.
Box 1 Folder 5
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4 pages. Describes his journey to Newport, Rhode Island, and his son William Morris Collins's difficulties breathing and the medicines he took for it.

Subjects: Personal correspondence; Dyspnea

Related Locations: Newport (R.I.); Philadelphia (Pa.)

ms1196_01_05_022. Isaac Collins letter to Rebecca Collins, 1849-09-28.
Box 1 Folder 5
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Discusses his activities vacationing in Newport, Rhode Island, and his son William Morris Collins's difficulties breathing.

Subjects: Vacations; Dyspnea

Related Locations: Newport (R.I.); Philadelphia (Pa.)

ms1196_01_05_023. Isaac Collins letter to Rebecca Collins, 1849-10-02.
Box 1 Folder 5
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4 pages. Mentions the death of William Cash. Describes his son William Morris Collins's difficulties breathing and the medicines he took for it. Discusses his activities while vacationing in Newport, Rhode Island.

Subjects: Vacations; Dyspnea; Diseases--Religious aspects

Related Locations: Newport (R.I.); Philadelphia (Pa.)

ms1196_01_05_024. Isaac Collins letter to Rebecca Collins, 1849-10-05.
Box 1 Folder 5
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3 pages. Describes his son William Morris Collins's difficulties breathing and the medicines he took for it.

Subjects: Dyspnea; Personal correspondence

Related Locations: Newport (R.I.); Philadelphia (Pa.)

ms1196_01_05_025. Isaac Collins letter to Rebecca Collins, 1849-10-08.
Box 1 Folder 5
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4 pages. Discusses his son William Morris Collins's difficulties breathing. Includes advice for her to pass on to his son Percival Collins regarding business matters.

Subjects: Dyspnea; Vacations

Related Locations: Newport (R.I.); Philadelphia (Pa.)

ms1196_01_05_026. Isaac Collins letter to Rebecca Collins, 1849-10-09.
Box 1 Folder 5
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4 pages. Discusses his activities while vacationing in Newport, Rhode Island, their friends staying in town, and his son William Morris Collins's difficulties breathing.

Subjects: Vacations; Dyspnea; Fishing

Related Locations: Newport (R.I.); Philadelphia (Pa.)

ms1196_01_05_027. Isaac Collins letter to Rebecca Collins, 1849-10-13.
Box 1 Folder 5
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4 pages. Discusses his wife Rebecca Collins's plan to travel to North Carolina Yearly Meeting. Describes fishing while on vacation in Newport, Rhode Island.

Subjects: Travel; Quakers; Clergy--Travel; Fishing

Related Locations: Newport (R.I.); Philadelphia (Pa.)

ms1196_01_05_028. Isaac Collins letter to Rebecca Collins, 1849-10-18.
Box 1 Folder 5
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4 pages. Shares the news of several deaths. Says his son William Morris Collins has recovered from his long-term difficulty breathing. Passes on advice for her to give his son Percival Collins regarding business matters and how to complete his education.

Subjects: Education; Personal correspondence

Related Locations: Newport (R.I.); Philadelphia (Pa.)

ms1196_01_05_029. Isaac Collins letter to Rebecca Collins, 1849-10-19.
Box 1 Folder 5
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Discusses his wife Rebecca Collins's plans to travel to North Carolina and his plans for when to return to Philadelphia. Also writes about the health of his son William Morris Collins.

Subjects: Travel

Related Locations: Newport (R.I.); Philadelphia (Pa.)

ms1196_01_05_030. Isaac Collins letter to Rebecca Collins, 1849-10-29.
Box 1 Folder 5
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3 pages. Asks about his wife Rebecca Collins's trip to North Carolina Yearly Meeting. Passes on news of family and friends.

Subjects: Travel

Related Locations: Philadelphia (Pa.); Greensboro (N.C.)

ms1196_01_05_031. Isaac Collins letter to Rebecca Collins, 1849-10-31.
Box 1 Folder 5
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4 pages. Reflects on his aging and mortality on the occasion of his 62nd birthday. Discusses his wife Rebecca Collins's preaching. Mentions visiting his brother-in-law Stephen Grellet. Discusses the illness of his son Isaac Collins.

Subjects: Birthdays--Religious aspects; Death--Religious aspects; Quaker preaching

Related Locations: Philadelphia (Pa.); Greensboro (N.C.)

ms1196_01_05_032. Isaac Collins letter to Rebecca Collins, 1849-11-10.
Box 1 Folder 5
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4 pages. Discusses news of family and friends.

Subjects: Personal correspondence

Related Locations: Philadelphia (Pa.); Baltimore (Md.)

ms1196_01_06_001. Isaac Collins letter to Samuel Parsons, 1831-03-31.
Box 1 Folder 6
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Offers to sell several printed bibles and testaments to New York Yearly Meeting; discusses the alarmingly high number of Quakers who do not possess copies of the scriptures.

Subjects: Bible Association of Friends in America; New York Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Orthodox : 1828-1955). Meeting for Sufferings; Tract societies; Religious literature--Publishing

Related Locations: Philadelphia (Pa.); Flushing (New York, N.Y.); New York (N.Y.)

ms1196_01_06_002. Isaac Collins letter to Samuel Parsons, 1832-06-29.
Box 1 Folder 6
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Discusses the recent death of his first wife, Margaret Hill Morris Collins, and his grief over it.

Subjects: Grief; Death--Religious aspects; Grief--Religious aspects; Widowers

Related Locations: Philadelphia (Pa.); Flushing (New York, N.Y.); New York (N.Y.)

ms1196_01_06_003. Isaac Collins letter to Samuel Parsons, 1832-11-13.
Box 1 Folder 6
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3 pages. Discusses distribution of a religious pamphlet. Writes of his continuing grief over the death of his first wife, Margaret Hill Morris Collins. Mentions his brother-in-law Stephen Grellet's travels in Europe.

Subjects: Bible Association of Friends in America; Tract societies; Religious literature--Publishing

Related Locations: Philadelphia (Pa.); Flushing (New York, N.Y.); New York (N.Y.)

ms1196_01_06_005. Isaac Collins letter, 1840-02-06.
Box 1 Folder 6
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2 pages. Addressed to ''dear Friend.'' Encloses a memorial sent to Congress on the use of bloodhounds against Indigenous people in the ''Florida War'' and a new edition of Joseph John Gurney's ''Essay on Love to God'' (both no longer attached). Invites the recipient to visit him in Philadelphia.

Subjects: Books and reading

Related Locations: Philadelphia (Pa.)

ms1196_01_06_004. Isaac Collins letter to Samuel Parsons, 1840-08-31.
Box 1 Folder 6
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4 pages. Thanks Parsons for his letter of condolence after the recent death of Collins's son Henry Hill Collins. Imagines Henry's welcome in heaven.

Subjects: Parental grief; Grief--Religious aspects; Death--Religious aspects; Future life

Related Locations: Philadelphia (Pa.); Flushing (New York, N.Y.); New York (N.Y.)

ms1196_01_07_002. Letter to Rebecca Collins, 1841.
Box 1 Folder 7
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4 pages. Signed ''Elisa H.'' The writer discusses her friendship with Collins and her religious faith. She writes at length about the death of A. Barker and mentions a recent visit with Joseph John Gurney.

Subjects: Quakers--Religious life; Quaker women; Collins, Rebecca, 1805-1892

Related Locations: Darlington (England); Philadelphia (Pa.)

ms1196_01_07_047. Letter to Isaac and Rebecca Collins, 1844-12-04.
Box 1 Folder 7
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Likely from Susanna Corder; written over the course of a month. Discusses news of friends and family, including the recent death of Nathan Dunn. Says the author is working on a biography of William Allen. Discusses a relative or friend named Alicia at length. Also talks about Sarah Emlen.

Subjects: Quakers; Emlen, Sarah Foulke Farquhar, 1787-1849

Related Locations: Stoke Newington (London, England); London (England); England

ms1196_01_07_001. Ann R. Alexander letter, 1842-11-01.
Box 1 Folder 7
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3 pages. Most likely written to Isaac Collins. She thanks the recipient for recent correspondence and mentions having a letter from Rebecca, likely Rebecca Collins, in which she expresses a desire to meet Alexander in Moate.

Subjects: Quakers; Collins, Rebecca, 1805-1892

Related Locations: Ipswich (England)

ms1196_01_07_039. Alicia Sarah Ashworth letter to Rebecca Collins, 1845-08-18.
Box 1 Folder 7
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Alicia Sarah (Nicolls) Ashworth was a prominent British Quaker. She writes about several Quaker meetings she has recently attended and lists several Quakers whom she encountered at meetings. She comments on the state of the Religious Society of Friends in the United States and references the Wilburite controversy.

Subjects: Quakers; Quaker women; Society of Friends--Wilburite controversy

Related Locations: Stoke Newington (London, England)

ms1196_01_07_028. Elizabeth Cope Collins letter to Rebecca Collins, 1842-10-13.
Box 1 Folder 7
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4 pages. Elizabeth Cope Collins married Rebecca Collins's stepson William Morris Collins. She writes about her improved health, her young daughter, and several sermons recently delivered at Quaker meetings.

Subjects: Motherhood; Quakers--Religious life

Related Locations: Philadelphia (Pa.)

ms1196_01_07_003. Elizabeth Cope Collins letter to Rebecca Collins, 1864-1867.
Box 1 Folder 7
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4 pages. Elizabeth Cope Collins married Rebecca Collins's stepson William Morris Collins. She discusses Mary, likely Collins's daughter Mary Forster Walton, whom she supposes is now at sea headed South ''in exciting times.'' She reflects on what she's heard about the South, including from a letter written by Ellen Murray, and says she would like to spend a winter there. She also mourns her late husband and discloses that her daughters are still struggling over the loss of their father.

Subjects: Bereavement; Southern States

Related Locations: Philadelphia (Pa.)

ms1196_01_07_004. Stephen Grellet Collins letter to Rebecca Collins, 1859-07-30.
Box 1 Folder 7
Scope and Contents

3 pages. Stephen Collins Grellet was Rebecca Collins's son. He shares news about his farm, mostly in reference to his staff and crops.

Subjects: Farm life

Related Locations: Haddonfield (N.J.); Cape May (N.J.)

ms1196_01_07_005. Susanna Corder letter to Rebecca Collins, 1842-08-31.
Box 1 Folder 7
Scope and Contents

2 pages. Susanna Corder was an author and educator. She discusses Collins's mission to Ireland and expresses her hope that she will attend Dublin Yearly Meeting.

Subjects: Quakers; Collins, Rebecca, 1805-1892

Related Locations: Walton on the Naze (England); Stoke Newington (London, England)

ms1196_01_07_006. Susanna Corder letter to Rebecca Collins, 1842-10-12.
Box 1 Folder 7
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4 pages. Susanna Corder was an author and educator. She extols the virtues of the work that Collins is undertaking by visiting Quaker Meetings in Ireland. She also shares news about several British Quakers.

Subjects: Quakers; Clergy--Travel; Collins, Rebecca, 1805-1892

Related Locations: Stoke Newington (London, England); Waterford (Ireland)

ms1196_01_07_007. Susanna Corder letter to Rebecca Collins, 1842-10-29.
Box 1 Folder 7
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6 pages. Susanna Corder was an author and educator. She expresses concern for Collins's traveling companion Mary Fox. She also assures Collins that her husband, Isaac Collins, would wish her to continue her journey of visiting Quaker Meetings in Ireland for as long as she is led and not to hurry home to him.

Subjects: Quakers; Clergy--Travel; Husbands; Collins, Rebecca, 1805-1892; Collins, Isaac, 1787-1863

Related Locations: Stoke Newington (London, England); Mountmellick (Ireland)

ms1196_01_07_008. Susanna Corder letter to Rebecca Collins, 1845-08-20.
Box 1 Folder 7
Scope and Contents

2 pages. Susanna Corder was an author and educator. She shares news about her family and adds that she sees Collins's husband, Isaac Collins, often. She was interested to read Collins's account of her visit with the "insane" which Isaac Collins shared with her.

Subjects: Collins, Rebecca, 1805-1892; Collins, Isaac, 1787-1863

Related Locations: Stoke Newington (London, England); Philadelphia (Pa.)

ms1196_01_07_009. Susanna Corder letter to Rebecca Collins and Isaac Collins, 1846-10-19.
Box 1 Folder 7
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Susanna Corder was an author and educator. She expresses concern over the divisions within the Society of Friends in the United States and expresses her hope that the rift will be mended. She also shares news about several British Quakers.

Subjects: Society of Friends; Society of Friends--Schisms and separations; Quakers

Related Locations: Stoke Newington (London, England); Philadelphia (Pa.)

ms1196_01_07_010. Susanna Corder letter to Rebecca Collins and Isaac Collins, 1849-12-24.
Box 1 Folder 7
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Susanna Corder was an author and educator. She thanks Rebecca and Isaac Collins for keeping her informed about the Society of Friends in the United States. She also shares news about Quakers in Britain.

Subjects: Society of Friends; Quakers

Related Locations: Chelmsford (England); Philadelphia (Pa.)

ms1196_01_07_011. Susanna Corder letter to Rebecca Collins and Isaac Collins, 1851-03-05.
Box 1 Folder 7
Scope and Contents

2 pages. Susanna Corder was an author and educator. She thanks Isaac Collins for sending her an almanac. She mentions the current troubles facing the British government and expresses pity towards Queen Victoria.

Subjects: Quakers; Victoria, Queen of Great Britain, 1819-1901; Collins, Isaac, 1787-1863

Related Locations: Chelmsford (England); Philadelphia (Pa.)

ms1196_01_07_023. Susanna Corder letter to Rebecca Collins and Isaac Collins, 1852-01-29.
Box 1 Folder 7
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2 pages. Susanna Corder was an author and educator. She responds to matters discussed in a letter from Rebecca Collins, mostly regarding Collins's children, and shares news about several of her friends.

Subjects: Collins, Rebecca, 1805-1892

Related Locations: Chelmsford (England)

ms1196_01_07_012. Thomas Evans letter to Isaac Collins, 1842-11-23.
Box 1 Folder 7
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Thomas Evans was a Quaker minister. He shares news of family and friends in Philadelphia while Isaac and Rebecca Collins are travelling through England. He also remarks on the present condition of the Society of Friends in the United States.

Subjects: Society of Friends; Collins, Rebecca, 1805-1892; Collins, Isaac, 1787-1863

Related Locations: Philadelphia (Pa.); Stoke Newington (London, England)

ms1196_01_07_013. Josiah Forster letter to Isaac Collins, 1847-07-03.
Box 1 Folder 7
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Josiah Forster was a prominent British Quaker. He writes about his concern for the people of Ireland (who were suffering from the great famine) but says their condition is not as bad as it once was. He asks about the condition of the recent stream of Irish immigrants to the United States. He also shares news about some British Quakers.

Subjects: Famine (Ireland : 1845-1852); Quakers

Related Locations: Tottenham (London, England); Philadelphia (Pa.)

ms1196_01_07_014. Josiah Forster letter to Isaac Collins, 1848-09-01.
Box 1 Folder 7
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Josiah Forster was a prominent British Quaker. He sends sympathy to Isaac Collins's brother-in-law Stephen Grellet over what appears to be a recent illness. He updates Collins on the health of several of his family members and shares some news about British Quakers.

Subjects: Quakers; Society of Friends; Grellet, Stephen, 1773-1855

Related Locations: Tottenham (London, England); Philadelphia (Pa.)

ms1196_01_07_015. Josiah Forster letter to Isaac Collins, 1850-11-28.
Box 1 Folder 7
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Josiah Forster was a prominent British Quaker. He shares news about his family, remarks on the recently passed Fugitive Slave Act in the United States, and comments on news he has recently heard regarding Quakers in the United States.

Subjects: Fugitive slave law (United States : 1850); Quakers; Quakers--Education

Related Locations: Tottenham (London, England); Philadelphia (Pa.)

ms1196_01_07_016. Josiah Forster letter to Isaac Collins, 1855-10-15.
Box 1 Folder 7
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3 pages. Josiah Forster was a prominent British Quaker. He shares news about British Quakers.

Subjects: Quakers; Collins, Isaac, 1787-1863

Related Locations: Tottenham (London, England); Philadelphia (Pa.)

ms1196_01_07_017. Sylvanus Fox letter to Rebecca Collins, 1848-02-04.
Box 1 Folder 7
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Probably written by Sylvanus Fox (1791-1851), discussing his grief over the death of his wife Mary. Includes a poem signed S. L. [sp].

Subjects: Grief; Bereavement

Related Locations: Somerset (England); Philadelphia (Pa.)

ms1196_01_07_019. Eliza Paul Gurney letter to Rebecca Collins, 1841-1847.
Box 1 Folder 7
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Eliza P. Gurney was the third wife of Joseph John Gurney, a prominent Quaker minister. She regrets that she and her husband are not at home to receive Rebecca Collins for a visit, but they have decided not to move Joseph John Gurney from Cromer, England, until he recovers more fully from his recent illness. She writes at length about the death and funeral of her brother-in-law David Clarke.

Subjects: Death; Funeral rites and ceremonies; Gurney, Joseph John, 1788-1847

Related Locations: Cromer (England)

ms1196_01_07_020. Eliza Paul Gurney letter to Rebecca Collins, 1841-1847.
Box 1 Folder 7
Scope and Contents

3 pages. Eliza P. Gurney was the third wife of Joseph John Gurney, a prominent Quaker minister. She hopes that Rebecca Collins will have a chance to come visit them before she leaves England. She writes at length about the failing health of her husband.

Subjects: Gurney, Joseph John, 1788-1847

Related Locations: Norfolk (England)

ms1196_01_07_021. Eliza Paul Gurney letter fragment to Rebecca Collins, 1841-1847.
Box 1 Folder 7
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3 pages. Fragment. Likely written to Rebecca Collins. Eliza P. Gurney was the third wife of Joseph John Gurney, a prominent Quaker minister. She discusses the health of her husband.

Subjects: Gurney, Joseph John, 1788-1847

Related Locations:

ms1196_01_07_022. Eliza Paul Gurney letter to Rebecca Collins and Isaac Collins, 1841-1855.
Box 1 Folder 7
Scope and Contents

3 pages. Eliza P. Gurney was the third wife of Joseph John Gurney, a prominent Quaker minister. She responds to matters discussed in letters from Isaac and Rebecca Collins, mostly regarding issues related to Quakers business.

Subjects: Quakers; Society of Friends

Related Locations: Burlington (N.J.)

ms1196_01_07_018. Eliza Paul Gurney letter to Rebecca Collins, 1842-05-02.
Box 1 Folder 7
Scope and Contents

3 pages. Eliza P. Gurney was the third wife of Joseph John Gurney, a prominent Quaker minister. She welcomes Rebecca Collins to England and hopes she has a fulfilling trip. She writes about feeling overwhelmed by becoming the lady of Earlham Hall, the longtime home of the Gurney family.

Subjects: Collins, Rebecca, 1805-1892

Related Locations: Norfolk (England)

ms1196_01_07_024. Eliza Paul Gurney letter to Rebecca Collins, 1855-11-14.
Box 1 Folder 7
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Eliza P. Gurney was the third wife of Joseph John Gurney, a prominent Quaker minister. She describes her new living conditions, discusses her faith in God, and reflects on her recent visits to Quaker meetings in the United States.

Subjects: Quakers--Religious life; Quaker women

Related Locations: Norfolk (England)

ms1196_01_07_026. J. Hadwell letter to Rebecca Collins, 1835-1863.
Box 1 Folder 7
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4 pages. J. Hadwell offers Rebecca Collins advice for caring for her ailing husband. She also also discusses her own health issues and talks about her activities in England. Includes a brief note from her husband, Isaac Hadwell, providing instructions for where to direct mail to them.

Subjects: Care of the sick

Related Locations: Hyde Park (London, England); London (England); Philadelphia (Pa.)

ms1196_01_07_025. Isaac Hadwell and J. Hadwell letters to Isaac Collins, 1859-04-14.
Box 1 Folder 7
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Isaac and J. Hadwell both thank Isaac Collins for recent correspondence and offer sympathy over his poor health.

Subjects: Collins, Isaac, 1787-1863

Related Locations: Stockport (England); Philadelphia (Pa.)

ms1196_01_07_027. Mary Anna Longstreth letter to Rebecca Collins, 1842-05-08.
Box 1 Folder 7
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Mary Anna Longstreth was Rebecca Collins's niece. She shares news about several family members, including Stephen Grellet. She describes several sermons that were recently delivered at Quaker meetings and briefly mentions attending a prison committee meeting.

Subjects: Travel--Health aspects; Ten virgins (Parable); Quaker women; Quakers--Religious life; Society of Friends; Grellet, Stephen, 1773-1855

Related Locations: Philadelphia (Pa.); London (England)

ms1196_01_07_029. Mary Anna Longstreth letter to Rebecca Collins, 1842-11-21.
Box 1 Folder 7
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Mary Anna Longstreth was Rebecca Collins's niece. Discusses reading material and personal journal entries that Collins shared with her. Shares news about herself, others, and recent events, including her participation in the Prison Committee.

Subjects: Collins, Rebecca, 1805-1892; Diaries; Quakers; Quakers--Religious life; Prison reformers

Related Locations: Philadelphia (Pa.)

ms1196_01_07_030. Mary Anna Longstreth letter to Rebecca Collins, 1843-01-22.
Box 1 Folder 7
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Mary Anna Longstreth was Rebecca Collins's niece. Primarily discusses news concerning family/friends and describes her participation in the Prison Committee.

Subjects: Quakers; Quakers--Religious life; Prison reformers; Women--Finance, Personal; Judgment Day

Related Locations: Philadelphia (Pa.); Stoke Newington (London, England); London (England)

ms1196_01_07_031. Mary Anna Longstreth letter to Rebecca Collins, 1843-02-27.
Box 1 Folder 7
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Mary Anna Longstreth was Rebecca Collins's niece. Primarily discusses news concerning family/friends, and describes her participation in the Prison Committee. Also discusses the correspondence, reading material, and personal journal entries that Collins shared with her.

Subjects: Collins, Rebecca, 1805-1892; Personal correspondence; Sick; Death; Prison reformers

Related Locations: Philadelphia (Pa.); Stoke Newington (London, England); London (England)

ms1196_01_07_032. Mary Anna Longstreth letter to Rebecca Collins, 1843-03-12.
Box 1 Folder 7
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Mary Anna Longstreth was Rebecca Collins's niece. Primarily discusses their ongoing correspondence while Collins has been abroad, and the emerging tensions within the Society of Friends relating to John Wilbur.

Subjects: Personal correspondence; Quakers; Society of Friends; Society of Friends--Wilburite controversy; Dissenters, Religious; Prison reformers

Related Locations: Philadelphia (Pa.); Stoke Newington (London, England); London (England)

ms1196_01_07_033. Mary Anna Longstreth letter to Rebecca Collins, 1843-04-15.
Box 1 Folder 7
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Mary Anna Longstreth was Rebecca Collins's niece. Primarily discusses their ongoing correspondence during Collins's time abroad, as well as the health of Collins and various friends/family.

Subjects: Personal correspondence; Diaries; Quakers; Collins, Rebecca, 1805-1892; Childbirth; Sick

Related Locations: Philadelphia (Pa.); Stoke Newington (London, England); London (England)

ms1196_01_07_034. Mary Anna Longstreth letter to Rebecca Collins, 1843-04-26.
Box 1 Folder 7
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Mary Anna Longstreth was Rebecca Collins's niece. Primarily describes the illness and death of Jane Bowne Haines and the health of other friends/family. Also discusses their ongoing correspondence during Collins's time abroad.

Subjects: Personal correspondence; Sick; Death; Quakers; Haines, Jane Bowne, 1790-1843

Related Locations: Philadelphia (Pa.); Stoke Newington (London, England); London (England)

ms1196_01_07_035. Mary Anna Longstreth letter to Rebecca Collins, 1843-05-15.
Box 1 Folder 7
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Mary Anna Longstreth was Rebecca Collins's niece. Primarily reports news of friends/family, especially regarding death and illness. Discusses their ongoing correspondence during Collins's time abroad.

Subjects: Death; Sick; Quakers; Tracts; Personal correspondence; Collins, Rebecca, 1805-1892

Related Locations: Philadelphia (Pa.); Stoke Newington (London, England); London (England)

ms1196_01_07_036. Mary Anna Longstreth letter to Rebecca Collins, 1843-05-28.
Box 1 Folder 7
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Mary Anna Longstreth was Rebecca Collins's niece. Primarily reports news concerning the herself and other Quakers. Requests a list of books. References her participation in the Prison Committee.

Subjects: Quakers; Public worship--Society of Friends; Society of Friends; Hicksites; Personal correspondence; Books and reading

Related Locations: Philadelphia (Pa.); Stoke Newington (London, England); London (England)

ms1196_01_07_037. Mary Anna Longstreth letter to Rebecca Collins, 1843-07-02.
Box 1 Folder 7
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Mary Anna Longstreth was Rebecca Collins's niece. Primarily reports on recent events and news concerning herself and other Quakers. Discusses their ongoing correspondence during Collins's time abroad. References her participation in the Prison Committee.

Subjects: Personal correspondence; Sick; Quakers

Related Locations: Philadelphia (Pa.); Stoke Newington (London, England); London (England)

ms1196_01_07_038. Mary Anna Longstreth letter to Isaac Collins and Rebecca Collins, 1853-07-24.
Box 1 Folder 7
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Mary Anna Longstreth was Rebecca Collins's niece. Recounts her social activities in England.

Subjects: Personal correspondence; Travel

Related Locations: Cologne (Germany); Tottenham (London, England); England

ms1196_01_07_040. John Pease letter to Isaac Collins and Rebecca Collins, 1844-05-15.
Box 1 Folder 7
Scope and Contents

2 pages. Discusses his recent Quaker activities in North Carolina.

Subjects: Quakers

Related Locations: Enfield (N.C.)

ms1196_01_07_041. John Pease letter to Isaac Collins and Rebecca Collins, 1847-04-03.
Box 1 Folder 7
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Primarily expresses his affection for Isaac and Rebecca Collins. Also refers to the Great Famine in Ireland.

Subjects: Personal correspondence; Famine (Ireland : 1845-1852)

Related Locations: Mount Washington (N.H.)

ms1196_01_07_042. I. P. letter to friend, 1859-12-01.
Box 1 Folder 7
Scope and Contents

3 pages. Addressed to ''Friend'' and signed I. P. [sp]. Expresses gratitude for their friend's uplifting words while the writer was grieving over a loss.

Subjects: Grief; Faith; Thank-you notes

ms1196_01_07_043. James Richardson letter, 1867-11-23.
Box 1 Folder 7
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Possibly written to Rebecca Collins. Discusses his recent activities and news of family and friends.

Subjects: Personal correspondence

ms1196_01_07_044. Benjamin Seebohm letter to Isaac Collins, 1849-03-09.
Box 1 Folder 7
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Lists Quaker meetings he has attended recently. Gives the names of Quaker contacts in North Carolina and Tennessee.

Subjects: Personal correspondence

Related Locations: Stanford (N.Y. : Town)

ms1196_01_07_045. Sarah Wheeler letter to Rebecca Collins, 1843-08-11.
Box 1 Folder 7
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Likely written by Sarah Wheeler (1807-1867), the daughter of Daniel Wheeler (1771-1840). Thanks Collins for attending to Wheeler's ''wishes relative to the narrative of the slave.'' Asks when Collins will leave England and return to the United States.

Subjects: Personal correspondence

Related Locations: Dewsbury (England); England

ms1196_01_07_046. Sarah Wheeler letter to Rebecca Collins, 1845-05-01.
Box 1 Folder 7
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Likely written by Sarah Wheeler (1807-1867), the daughter of Daniel Wheeler (1771-1840). Talks about news of friends and family, including various deaths. Discusses the role of Quaker ministers and other matters relating to Friends. Mentions regarding ''Daniel'' and his plans to travel to Finland are likely in reference to her brother Daniel Wheeler (-1848).

Subjects: Quakers; Quakers--Clergy

Related Locations: Bristol (England); England

ms1196_01_08_001. Anna Say Collins letter to Hannah Collins, 1825-06-26.
Box 1 Folder 8
Scope and Contents

2 pages. Addressed to Hannah Bowne/Bourne Collins (1784-1860). Discusses news of family and friends.

Subjects: Personal correspondence

Related Locations: Philadelphia (Pa.); New York (N.Y.)

ms1196_01_08_002. Edward Hicks letter to Edward Hicks Walton, 1845-11-23.
Box 1 Folder 8
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Remarks on early Christian history and theology. Discusses his feeling of spiritual obsolescence ''in the present inlighten'd age.'' Mentions that ''abolitionist friends'' do not agree with his views.

Subjects: Church history--Primitive and early church; Quakers; Society of Friends--Doctrines; Quaker abolitionists

Related Locations: Newtown (Bucks County, Pa.); Philadelphia (Pa.)

ms1196_01_08_003. Rebecca White letter, 1867-06-28.
Box 1 Folder 8
Scope and Contents

3 pages. Possibly to Rebecca Collins. Attempts to set up a meeting with the recipient; congratulates them on a recent trip to Norway. Expresses worry that the standards of the Society of Friends are falling.

Subjects: Society of Friends

Related Locations: West Philadelphia (Philadelphia, Pa.); Philadelphia (Pa.)

ms1196_01_08_005. John Seymour Wood letter to John Russell Taber, 1886-04-12.
Box 1 Folder 8
Scope and Contents

3 pages. Confirms receipt of a check; offers services as lawyer.

Subjects: Business correspondence

Related Locations: New York (N.Y.)

ms1196_01_08_004. McGibbon and Co. business card, 1910-1920.
Box 1 Folder 8
Scope and Contents

1 page. Bears the name ''John J. McKillop.''

Subjects: Business cards

Related Locations: New York (N.Y.)

ms1196_01_08_006. Diary extract, 1830-1892.
Box 1 Folder 8
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Unsigned and undated. Discusses traveling to several Quaker meetings with minister Rebecca Collins. Also describes the topography and economy of the parts of Kansas they passed through. Half of the first page has been heavily crossed out.

Subjects: Travel; Voyages and travels; Quakers; Collins, Rebecca, 1805-1892

Related Locations: Chase County (Kan.); Emporia (Kan.); Osage County (Kan.); Atchison (Kan.);

ms1196_01_09_002. Chesterfield Monthly Meeting letter to Wrightstown Monthly Meeting, 1793-11-05.
Box 1 Folder 9
Scope and Contents

2 pages. Certificate on behalf of Susannah Stokes, who was moving to Wrightstown. Signed by Chesterfield clerks Isaac Collins and Lucy Abbott.

Subjects: Society of Friends

Related Locations: Crosswicks (N.J.); Wrightstown (Pa.)

ms1196_01_09_005. James Walton and Achsah Croasdale marriage certificate, 1793-12-13.
Box 1 Folder 9
Scope and Contents

2 pages. Certificate for the marriage of James Walton (1773-1842) to Achsah Croasdale (1778-1852). Written by Peter Yarnall.

Subjects: Marriage records; Quakers

Related Locations: Horsham (Pa.)

ms1196_01_09_003. Rebecca Collins materials on travel in Ireland, 1842.
Box 1 Folder 9
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Includes a travelling minute from London Quarterly Meeting; a letter of recommendation signed by several dozen Quakers; and a list of meetings in Ireland that Collins visited.

Subjects: Collins, Rebecca, 1805-1892; Clergy--Travel; Quakers; Society of Friends;

Related Locations: London (England); England; Ireland

ms1196_01_09_001. Mary Forster Collins Walton birth certificate, 1843-03-06.
Box 1 Folder 9
Scope and Contents

1 page. Birth certificate for Rebecca Collin's daughter Mary Forster (Collins) Walton (1843-1904).

Subjects: Birth certificates

Related Locations: Stoke Newington (London, England); London (England)

ms1196_01_10_001. Paper currency, 1776-1874.
Box 1 Folder 10
Scope and Contents

10 pages. Four bills printed in Philadelphia in 1776; one bill from 1874.

Subjects: Paper money

Related Locations: Philadelphia (Pa.)

ms1196_01_10_004. Poetry and hymns, 1815-1892.
Box 1 Folder 10
Scope and Contents

25 pages. Clipping excerpts and booklets of various poems, hymns, and stories. Probably collected by Rebecca Collins.

Subjects: Poetry

ms1196_01_10_003. Rebecca Collins and James Richardson announcement, 1830-1892.
Box 1 Folder 10
Scope and Contents

3 pages. Three copies of an announcement for a meeting for worship in Danish.

Subjects: Public worship--Society of Friends; Collins, Rebecca, 1805-1892

ms1196_01_10_016. 'What Are You Waiting For?'' religious tract, 1836-1858.
Box 1 Folder 10
Scope and Contents

8 pages. Printed religious tract by Rev. J. C. Ryle promoting conversion to Christianity.

Subjects: Pamphlets; Tracts; Christian literature; Conversion

Related Locations: New York (N.Y.)

ms1196_01_10_019. C. C. Ulmke business card, 1850-1950.
Box 1 Folder 10
Scope and Contents

1 page. Business card for a novelty shop.

Subjects: Business cards

Related Locations: New York (N.Y.)

ms1196_01_10_014. 'Two hours at the Bedside of Chloe Lankton.'', 1868-1869.
Box 1 Folder 10
Scope and Contents

12 pages. Originally published in ''The Sunday-School Times'' on October 10, 1868 by J.C. Garrigues and sent to Rebecca Collins by Rebecca White on November 22, 1869.

Subjects: Sick--Services for; Charities

Related Locations: New Hartford (Conn.); Philadelphia (Pa.)

ms1196_01_10_002. Anna Collins and John Taber wedding invitation, 1871.
Box 1 Folder 10
Scope and Contents

2 pages. Invites the recipient to the wedding of Anna Collins (1835-1924) and John Russell Taber (1844-1922). Addressed to Mr. and Mrs. John P. Kennedy.

Subjects: Invitation cards; Weddings

Related Locations: New York (N.Y.)

ms1196_01_10_017. Girard Life Insurance, Annuity, and Trust Company Annuity Table of Rates, 1887-1900.
Box 1 Folder 10
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Lists the amount of quarterly, biannual, and annual annuity rates for life insurance.

Subjects: Life insurance; Annuities

Related Locations: Philadelphia (Pa.)

ms1196_01_10_018. The Mary F. Walton Kindergarten for Colored Children resolution, 1904.
Box 1 Folder 10
Scope and Contents

1 page. Reports the name change of the institution from "The Free Kindergarten Association for Colored Children" to "The Mary F. Walton Kindergarten for Colored Children". Signed by Lucy G. Morse.

Subjects: Kindergarten facilities; African American schools

ms1196_01_11_001. Heath family genealogical notes, 1800-1900.
Box 1 Folder 11
Scope and Contents

1 page. Brief genealogical notes of Robert and Susannah Heath and their children.

Subjects: Genealogy

Related Locations: England

ms1196_01_11_003. Singer family genealogical notes, 1884-1920.
Box 1 Folder 11
Scope and Contents

10 pages. Genealogical notes for the Singer and Musser/Moser families.

Subjects: Genealogy; Collins, Rebecca, 1805-1892

Related Locations: Lancaster (Pa.); Pennsylvania

ms1196_01_11_004. Walton family genealogical notes, 1873-1909.
Box 1 Folder 11
Scope and Contents

12 pages. Some pages are damaged and text has been cut off. Genealogical notes for the Walton family. Includes notes by James M. Walton and a printed excerpt from page 382 of ''The Longstreth Family Records'' about James M. Walton.

Subjects: Genealogy; Quakers--Genealogy; Walton, James M., 1838-1874

Related Locations: Byberry (Philadelphia, Pa.); Philadelphia (Pa.); Pennsylvania; Pittsfield (Mass.)

ms1196_01_11_010. Emily Hallowell letter to Elizabeth Walton, 1933-01-05.
Box 1 Folder 11
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Hallowell encloses to her niece, Elizabeth Walton, a photograph of the house on Merrick Street, which she says was given to her by their cousin Morris Parrish (no longer attached).

Subjects: Photographs

Related Locations: Philadelphia (Pa.); New York (N.Y.)

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