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Friends Historical Association collection of photographs


Held at: Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections [Contact Us]370 Lancaster Ave, Haverford, PA 19041

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in their reading room, and not digitally available through the web.

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Cartes de Visite, Undated.
Box 1 Folder 1
Scope and Contents

Separated into 3 envelopes:

Envelope 1: Thomas Garrett, Bernard Barton, Hannah E. Bean, Joel Bean (La Jose California), Regina Shorter (Includes a written note by Henry B. Abbot in 1923: Quaker minister in Philadelphia, first to notice unsoundness of Elias Hicks, his mother Ruth L. Abbot was spoken to by her, and was told her future), Peter Bedford (England), John Bright, Sarah Chapman, J. Elwood Chapman, Thomas Clarkson, Richard Cobden, Charles Coffin (Maine), Maria Coffin Lynn, Thomas P. Cope, Susanna Corder, John J. Cornell, Mary Day, Lydia (the Mother of John H. Dillingham of Massachusetts), David Duncan, W.L. Garrison, M. A. Shaw, Sunderland P. Gardiner, Joseph Foucke (established a Friends School at Gynedd), Rachel Evans, Charles Evans, E. Fry, Dr. Edward Rhoads (son of Samuel Rhoads), Wife of the late Richard Allen, Richard Allen, Hannah C. Backhouse, Katharine Backhouse (England), Eliza Barclay

Envelope 2: John G Whittier (6), William Webster, Elizabeth Webster, Dr. Samual Boyd Foley (Providence, Rhode Island), Deborah C. Thomas, Hannah Taylor (Burlington NJ, sister of Dr. Jos. W. Taylor, founder of Mryn Mawr College), Clarkson Taylor, unidentified portraits (includes a sketch and silhouette), Christopher Yarnall, George White, Benjamin West, Joseph Sturge (2), John Jay Smith (Germantown), Goldwin Smith, Rebecca H. Smiley (2), Daniel B. Smith (thin, paper not a card), Eliza C. Smiley (wife of Albert R. Smiley), Albert R. Smiley, Charles Shoemaker

Envelope 3: John Hodgkin, John Bright, Emma Edwards, Redwood Library, Friends Meeting House (Newport, Rhode Island), Caroline Shipley (d. In England), Benjamin Subolum, unidentified portrait (on the back written "From R. S. Howland"), William Robinson (England), Anna Patts (2 portraits, one dated 1872), John M., Elizabeth Nicholson (sister of Columnous L. Nicholson), John Needles, Leindley Murray, Dr. Eyza Michener, Mary Michener, Sarah Loyd of Philadelphia (an aunt of Joshua L. Bailey), Israel H. Johnson (809 Spruce St.), Sibyl Jones (wife of Eli Jones, Maine), John Hodkin (England) Anna Gurner (England), Joseph John Ginny, Eliza P. Gurney (wife of Jos. John Gurney), Stephen Guillett, Horace Greeley (2)

Photographs (1 of 2), 1873-1925.
Box 1 Folder 2
Scope and Contents

Small list "A Partial List of Contents -- Portfolio-Envelop A. Photographs--"; Anna Green Russell Wood, widow of Henry Wood of new Bedford, Mass. 1912, 1925; Paul Wing newhall, The Garden 528 Spruce St. Philadelphia, PA (4 ); Ruth S. Abbot 1913, 1901, undated; Sarah Coches, Philadelphia; picture of a building, 1873

Photographs (2 of 2), 1875-1917.
Box 1 Folder 3
Scope and Contents

Matted photo of George Street Meeting House, Matted photo (back reads "Hannah Field born March 5 1804, Thomas Field Griffen Jr. born Oct 16, 1895, Photo by Thomas Field Griffen at 'Pine Cottage' (Field Homestead) Greenwich Conn May 21/96"), A matted photo of their grandfather with typed words on the back from Richard Tapper Cadbury to his cousin in Haverford on Christmas 1917, Cousin Beulah W. Newfold Home (Haverford PA, 1875) (2), Carte de visite - George Dillinwny and wife, Beulah Halnsky Nihold and Edith Warterill (1891)

Carte de visite portraits: Anna Howell (of Germantown Philadelphia, PA), Ruth S. Abbot (From her friend, Sarah B. Price November 26th 1893. At the bottom of the back - Margaret Lightfoot and Martha Barton), Isaac Howland of Brooklyn NY 1894, Ann H James, daughter of DV James, Abby Hutchinson, E. H. Varney's husband Levi Varney (a gift to R. S. Abbot in May 1899), Eliza H. Varney Bloomfield Ontario Canada (a gift to R. S. Abbot in May 1899)

Silhouettes, (1805 and undated).
Box 1 Folder 4
Scope and Contents

Silhouette of L. J., Silhouette of Wife M. Carr (1805, sister to Colonel Carr), A little booklet with fabric and two childrens silhouttes inside, Kite silhouette book

Manuscripts, 1863-1865.
Box 1 Folder 5
Scope and Contents

Image of Friends Freedmen's Association (group of teachers in the Freedmen's Schools in Norolk in 1863 - Lucy Chase, Sarah Cahse, Mary Foster Cooling, Lizzie Mac Luminim, etc. Includes the original and a copy), Handwritten letters and extracts from reports from the Friends Freedmen's Association Women's Aid Society 1863-65 including 8 sets of circulars, Friends Freedmen's Assoc. Letter of John Cadbury to Rebecca Smedly 1863, Two lists of contributions from the Women's Aid Scoeity of Middletown Meeting to be forwarded to the Central Association in Philadelphia to help Freedmen of the South

"Grave of William Penn" lithograph, undated.
Box 2 Folder 1
Quaker Assembly, undated.
Box 2 Folder 2
Scope and Contents

Lithograph of Quaker women, children, and men gathered around in a meeting house, 'Elizabeth Fry' is written on the back.

Arch Street Meeting House, 1900.
Box 2 Folder 3
Scope and Contents

Two images: (1) Small black and white matted photograph of Arch Street Meeting house with people outside (4-19-1900, built in 1804), (2) Slightly larger image of the same photograph (same dates, no people out front)

Portrait of William Still, 1870s.
Box 2 Folder 4
Scope and Contents

Small portrait of William Still. "Rebon and Son 510 Arch St. Philadelphia. Printed on verso ca 1870's Friends Historical Association" written in pencil on the inside of the mat

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