Held at: Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections [Contact Us]370 Lancaster Ave, Haverford, PA 19041
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Joseph Scotton Elkinton (1830-1905), a Quaker, attended Westtown School in Westtown, PA, and with his brother, Thomas, went into the soap business, which later became the Philadelphia Quartz Company. He was credited for being a great help in garnering interest and securing aid for the Doukhobors, a religious group which emigrated from Russia to Canada. He was a minister in the Society of Friends. In 1856, he married Malinda Patterson. He was author of Arrival of Doukhobors in Canada from Cyprus.
The collection contains assorted records relating to Quaker meetings in Philadelphia, including Philadelphia Yearly Meeting, Philadelphia Monthly Meeting for the Western District, Philadelphia Monthly Meeting for the Southern District, Easton Preparative Meeting, Uwchlan Monthly Meeting, and blueprints of burial grounds, 18th to 20th centuries. There are also some miscellaneous documents from the Institute for Colored Youth (now Cheyney University) and papers by and relating to Nathaniel P. Rogers, including his diary, May-July 1840 and speeches on slavery.
Processing history is unknown.
- Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends Library
- Institute for Colored Youth (Philadelphia, Pa.)
- Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections
- Access Restrictions
The collection is open for research use.
- Use Restrictions
Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).
Certificates (membership) received by Philadelphia Monthly Meeting for the Western District, 1835-1844; Births and Burials, Philadelphia Monthly Meeting for the Western District; Lists of subscribers to Philadelphia Monthly Meeting for the Western District; Blueprint drawings of Friends Burial Ground, Philadelphia Monthly Meeting (4th & Arch), 1890 & 1897; Documents relating to Easton Preparative Meeting, including: A view of the present state of the African slave trade. Published by direction of a meeting representing the religious society of Friends in Pennsylvania, New-Jersey, &c. Philadelphia, William Brown, printer, 1824, deeds, blueprint drawings, blueprint and plan of cemetery, 1950s; maps, including Philadelphia Yearly Meeting in 1838; assorted documents relating to Philadelphia Yearly Meeting or individual meetings, manuscript and typed; Copy of an amendment to the charter of the trustees of the Female Association of PhiladelphiaPhysical Description
Typescript and manuscript historical facts relating to meetings within Philadelphia Yearly Meeting. These lists and descriptions were either written or compiled by Joseph S. Elkinton prior to 1955
Includes a chronology of Quaker history, 1624-1940
Included is a copy of an amendment to the charter of the Cheyney Training School for Teachers, 1914, a minute from 1892, a report of the committee on merging the Emlen Institute with the Institute for Colored Youth, 1892, and a package of vouchers from 1890-1891 (including at least one as payment to teacher Fanny Jackson Coppin)
Includes a brief sketch of the Charleston Trust and a memorandum of a visit to the property in 1920 both by J. Snowdon Rhoads
Primarily papers by or relating to Nathaniel Peabody Rogers (1794-1846), there are also miscellaneous legal documents and papers by and about Quakers
Included are a genealogical chart of the Rogers family and a scrapbook with biographical information on N.P. Rogers and other Rogers family members; N.P. Rogers' diary, May-July 1840; holograph texts for speeches on slavery by Rogers; typed copy of letters from "The Old Men of the Mountain" and to the Herald of Freedom in 1846 by Rogers
Included are documents re estates and land purchase; typed copy of "Short account of an excursion made from Beaufort during three days among the sufferers of the recent cyclone," by E.M. Wistar, 1894; information re Friends' establishment of a school at Tunesassa (N.Y.); exhortations to Friends by Jacob Mott, 1731; other miscellany