British Friends' letters
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Quakers, also known as Friends, comprise a Christian religious movement called The Religious Society of Friends. The Religious Society of Friends was founded in England in the mid-17th century by George Fox, among others, and was one of many Protestant groups which broke from the Church of England in the years following the English Civil War (1642-1651). Quakers, despite their growing numbers in Britain, were persecuted by the state, causing many to move to North America.
Letters of English Friends containing information on Quaker history as well as religious and cultural activities.
The collection includes many letters sent to John Barclay in regard to his 1833 publication of The diary of Alexander Jaffray ...; letter (1820) of Isaac Braithwaite (1781-1861) which discusses his strong objections to the position of Elias Hicks; 14 letters(1844-1884) of John Bright (1811-1889) on political matters; letters and papers relating to John Broadhead (1762-1830) on the Seneca indigenous peoples and their visit to England in 1818; 18 letters (1853-1854) of John Candler to his wife while he traveled in America; eight letters (1817-1854) of Josiah Forster (1782-1870); five letters (175401757) of Robert Foster telling of Friends' visits; seven letters (1765-1782) of Ann Fothergill (17181802); letters (1826-1842) of Elizabeth Fry (1780-1845), sister of Joseph John Gurney; papers, including circular letters (1896) of James Rendel Harris (1852-1941), telling of Friends' work in Armenian relief; letters of Mary Botham Howitt and William Howitt; letters (1881-1901) of Henry Stanley Newman on publication of works documenting Friends' missionary activities; and 23 letters (1806-1851) of poet Amelia Opie (1769-1853).
The collection also includes letters relating to the activities of early Friends, including a 1690 letter from Robert Barrow (d. 1697), telling of the death and burial of George Fox; an epistle of William Caton (1636-1665); two letters (1661) of William Dewsbury (1621-1688), written while he was imprisoned in York castle; letter (1654) from Richard Farnsworth (d. 1666), to Jacob Bottomley; letters and papers related to Margaret Askew Fell (1614-1702); letter (1687) to Friends in Holland from Robert Sandilands; letter (1664) from William Smith (d. 1673) to George Fox, written while imprisoned; arrest warrant (1716) for Thomas Story (1662-1742) for preaching in Kilkenny.
Letters are arranged alphabetically by author. In many cases, a brief indication of topics discussed in the letter(s) has been included as an aid to the researcher.
Original processing information unknown. Revised by Allison Hall; completed June, 2020.
- Braithwaite, Isaac, 1781-1861
- Hicks, Elias, 1748-1830
- Bright, John, 1811-1889
- Forster, Josiah, 1782-1870
- Foster, Robert W.
- Fothergill, Ann, 1830-
- Fry, Elizabeth Gurney, 1780-1845
- Harris, J. Rendel (James Rendel), 1852-1941
- Howitt, Mary Botham, 1799-1888
- Howitt, William, 1792-1879
- Newman, Henry Stanley
- Opie, Amelia, 1769-1853
- Barrow, Robert, -1697
- Fox, George
- Farnworth, Richard
- Story, Thomas, 1662-1742
- Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections
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2 ALS Limerick, [Ireland] 7 mo. 13, 1831 and 5 mo. 5, 1833 addressed to John Barclay (from the Roberts Coll.) topics: "Diary of Alexander Jaffray"
Alexander, Dykes (17641849) ALS Ipswich, 3 mo. 13, 1833 addressed to John Barclay (from the Roberts Coll.)(with added reply by Barclay in pencil) topics: "Diary of Alexander Jaffray"
signed note, undated topics: distribution of a new edition of a London pamphlet on the Quaker Peace Testimony
24 ALS Needham, (1818-1820) addressed to John Barclay (from the Roberts Coll.) topics: mention of J.J.G., Friends' doings and Meeting matters and refers to a ms. of Samuel Alexander
ALS York, 5 mo. 13, 1831 addressed to John Barclay (from the Roberts Coll.) topics: "Diary of Alexander Jaffray"
ALS Newtown, Waterford, 7 mo. 26, 1831 addressed to "my dear friend" [John Barclay] (from the Roberts Coll.) topics: copies of ["Diary of Alexander Jaffray"?] also: portrait of Richard Allen
ALS [Stoke Newington], 5 mo. 14, 1822 addressed to "Bowring" [Sir John Bowring 17921872] topics: political also: a "folder" with wax seal
legal documents re: will of James Backhouse, 1805, 1811 (from Samuel R. Shipley Coll., 1950) topics: probate of will
ALS ["Scanington"] Priors, Warwickshire, June 29, [?] postmarked Aug. 21, New York addressed to Thomas Wistar, Phila. (gift of Friends Historical Association, 1947) topics: meeting business and religious discussion
address only, no letter "to the Viscount Melbourne, Windsor Castle"
ALS Brambly, Guildford, Surrey, Feb. 15, 1966 addressed to Mary Hoxie Jones, Phila.
postcard and ALS 1985 the letter is from "Robert (A.K. Runcie, Archbishop of) Canterbury" re: awarding of Lambeth Degree to Sidney Bailey the letter is accompanied by postcard of Lambeth Palace Chapel to Mary Hoxie Jones from Sidney Bailey
ALS of , Leighton, Buzzard, 5 mo. 17, 1831 to John Barclay re: "Diary of Alexander Jaffray" (from the Roberts Coll.) ALS of John Barclay, Hastings in Sussex, 8 mo. 30, 1837, to [John Wilbur?], mailing address is to Thomas B. Gould, Newport, R.I., (purchased on William W. Comfort Fund, 1949, includes letter from Symmachus Trading Co.) ALS of John Barclay, Croyden, 4 mo. 29, 1830 to Charles Palmer re: "Diary of Alexander Jaffray" (from the Roberts Coll.)
photocopy of ALS London, 11 mo. 16, 1690 addressed to Henry Loward, Thomas Green, Thomas Dockrey [sic], Richard Burrows, William Hugginson, Thomas Widders topics: death and burial of George Fox and a ms. copy of George Fox's Will
ALS London, 3 mo. 10, 1755 addressed to "Friend J.P." (from the Roberts Coll.) also typed transcript topics; business matters; traveling ministers, ref. to W.B. and J.C. "in our nation"; mention of E. Ashbridge and [S.] Worral being ill; mention of M. Ellis visiting
ALS Tottenham, 5 mo. 29, 1749 addressed to James Pemberton topics: wishes JP a safe trip back; asks him to see to some land left him in New Jersey by his late brother, John Bell
ALS Upton Knoll, Gloucester, 10/10/1901 addressed to "dear friend" [Anna P. Sharpless] (from estate of Anna P. Sharpless) topics: death of "thy valued uncle Thomas Elkinton"; also: photograph of John Bellows labeled "gift of [H.] L. Baily, 1941"
2 ALS 18381844 addressed to: Elizabeth [Sims]; T.B. Brightwell, London
ALS Dublin, 7 mo. 24, 1832 addressed to "Dear friend" [John Barclay?] (from the Roberts Coll.) topics: "Diary of Alexander Jaffray"
ALS Manchester, 3 mo. 16, 1833 addressed to John Barclay (from the Roberts Coll.) topics: "Diary of Alexander Jaffray"
ALS [Finsbury], March 1, 1840 addressed to W. Ball (also attached to letter are 2 newspaper clippings on death of George Birkbeck) topics: lecture of W. Ball; also: 5 portraits of George Birkbeck
ALS Chichester, 9 mo. 4, 1811 addressed to Joseph Lancaster topics: publication by JL of a "History of thy system of education"
2 ALS London, 6 mo. 10, 1743 and undated addressed to James Pemberton (from the Roberts Coll.) topics: shipping business
ALS Wellingbro, 7 mo. 13, 1831 addressed to John Barclay (from the Roberts Coll.) topics: subscribers [for "Diary of Alexander Jaffray"?]
2 ALS Kendal; 3 mo. 28, 1830, addressed to William Newbold, Phila.; 9 mo. 7, 1830, addressed to John Griscom, N.Y.; also: 4 portraits of Anna Braithwaite (gift of Caroline W. Smedley, 1943; Caroline Allinson, 1940)
ALS Kendal, 12 mo. 29, 1820 (plus 2 typed transcript of above letter) addressed to John Griscom, N.Y. topics: Braithwaite's strong objections to position of Elias Hicks also: advertisement from "Autograph letters, American historical material, Forest H. Sweet, Michigan" showing listing for IB letter
3 ALS London, 18381844 addressed to John Griscom, Haverford West, Pa. topics: "Christian observer" which Braithwaite has sent over to Griscom; discussion of divisions facing the Society of Friends religious discussion
4 ALS, 1 AL 18771887 addressed to Stanley Pumphrey; trustees of Haverford and Bryn Mawr Colleges; "Dear friend" (gifts of Mrs. Kenn[eel O.] Vila, April 15,1960; Anna R. Ladd, 1937) also: 2 p. from The American Friend (1905) containing biographical sketches of Joseph B. Braithwaite (gift of A.M. Gummere, 1937) newspaper clippings and portrait on JBB (gift of the Friends Historical Association, 1947)
2 ALS Aberdeen [Scotland], 5 mo. 24, 1828 and 5 mo. 20, 1831 addressed to John Barclay (from the Roberts Coll.) topics: request from JB for information on Alexander Jaffray
5 ALS and 1 signed postcard, London and Cheshire letters addressed to "Dear Sir" and to Mr. Barker postcard to Mr. James Whyte topics: politics
14 ALS London and Rochdale, 18441884 addressed to D.E. Ford; F. Cousinery; Thomas C. Michael; William Scholefield; J.B. Scott; Charles Wilson; Thomas Chase; Benjamin B. Wiffen; Bradford R. Wood, B. Potter; Henry G. [Calaft?] topics: remarks on American Civil War; mentions regard for J.G. Whittier; political matters; also: newspaper clipping on JB
papers related to John Broadhead and Indigenous Americans; folder contains; ms. copy of "an address delivered by John Broadhead to the Seneca Indians that visited England in 1818"; a letter addressed to James "Boulton"? [Bolton], Leeds, undated but with postmark of 1816, initialed "A.C.F." [Augustus Fox] containing a message from the indigneous tribe, also a photocopy of part of same; ALS from Henry J. Cadbury to Edwin Bronner, 19 Jan. 1965, giving Cadbury's thoughts on the above two items.; article from "Friends Journal" Feb. 15, 1965 entitled "Seven Senecas in England" by Henry J. Cadbury; a photocopy of "Copy of a communication received from the Seneca Indians, in North America; extract from a letter of Augustus C. Fox, Interpreter to the Seneca tribe, during their residence in England, in 1818"; ms. copy "Seneca Indians in England, 1818" copied by H.J. Cadbury, Feb. 15, 1965
ALS Leicester, 7 mo. 7, 1831 addressed to John Barclay (from the Roberts Coll.) topics: "Diary of Alexander Jaffray"
ALS Birmingham, postmarked 1955 addressed to Mary Hoxie Jones, Pa. (gift of Mary Hoxie Jones, 1956) topics: thanks MHJ for copy of "your Father's life"; also: snapshot photograph of Barrow Cadbury, Paul Cadbury and Katherine Cadbury, August 1952, during Friends World Conference, St. Peters College, Oxford.
Ms. copy of "Extracts from a few memorandums made during the yearly meeting in London, 6 mo. 18th to the 26th, 1825" (also a typed transcript); also: ALS addressed to Emma Cadbury, 1920, from Allen C. Thomas
TLS Essex, England, 19/2/23 addressed to Elliston Morris (gift of Elliston P. Morris) topics; his proposed visit to U.S.; mention of Neave Brayshaw
18 ALS 18531854 addressed to his wife (gift of Norman Penney, with letter of Lucy Candler to Norman Penney re: letters of John Candler) topics:Candler's trip to North America; also, note that these letters were published in A Friendly mission, John Candler's letters from America. Indianapolis, Indiana Historical Society, 1951.; ALS Tennessee, 1 mo. 8, 1854; addressed to R.D. and A. Alexander; topics: Candler's trip to North America ms. (2 sheets) "Routes in America, 1853 and 1854"
ALS Manchester, 3 mo. 23, 1787 addressed to "James Pemberton c/o Jonathan Druary" topics: Meeting and Friends' doings
note with ms. document "The letter of William Caton beginning 'Some quiryes' was originally No. 1 in the William Penn Letterbook" (Gift of Henry Pemberton, 1834) "Some quiryes to you that call your selves ye Church of Christ and doth presume to cast out those from among you that are separated from you by the light of Jesus " and initialed "W.C." is inscribed "1 month 20th, 1834 : *This supposed to be the signature of William Caton" "An epistle for children" (Ms. document, undated, gift of Mrs. H.P. Buffum, 1933)
ALS Bristol, 3 mo. 25, 1743 addressed to the widow of Robert Jordon, Phila. (from the Roberts Coll.)
ALS Holybourn [Eng.], 6 mo. 21, 1831 addressed to [John Barclay?] (from the Roberts Coll.) topics: "Diary of Alexander Jaffray"
ALS Ardwick, 5 mo. 13, 1831 addressed to [John Barclay?] (from the Roberts Coll.) topics: "Diary of Alexander Jaffray"
3 ALS Bristol, 17601762 addressed to James Pemberton (from the Roberts Coll.)
ALS Liverpool, 2 mo. 14, 1832 addressed to John Barclay (from the Roberts Coll.) topics: "Diary of Alexander Jaffray"
ALS Meadowside [Scotland?], 5 mo. 5, 1831 addressed to John Barclay (from the Roberts Coll.) topics: "Diary of Alexander Jaffray
ALS 20/12 1832 addressed to [John Barclay?] (from the Roberts Coll.) topics: "Diary of Alexander Jaffray"
2 ALS? 3 mo. 23, 1661 and 1 mo. 25, 1661 addressed to Friends (from the Roberts Coll.) topics: written while in prison in York castle
. Eccleston, Daniel (1745?1821) ALS Petersburg, [Va.] July 7, 1771 addressed to Joseph Kendall, Phila. (from the Roberts Coll.) topics: his travels
. Ellis, Reverend William (1776?1840) ALS Mansfield, 5th [mo.] 4th, 1831 addressed to John Barclay (from the Roberts Coll.) topics: contacting a representative of Sir John Rhodes also: portrait of Rev. William Ellis
papers related to Thomas Ellwood folder contains: facsimile(?) of handwriting of Thomas Ellwood (this memorandum is gift of Henry J. Cadbury, 1952) 2 letters re: the above facsimile L. Violet Holdsworth to Henry J. Cadbury, 27:XI:45 and Henry J. Cadbury to Miss Hewitt, 26:I:1952 7 illustrations of Ellwood's residences
ALS Hollingthorp near Wakefield, Yorkshire, 5 mo. 25, 1773 addressed to Dr. Parks, Phila. (from the Roberts Coll.) topics: news of family and friends
photocopy and typed transcript of ALS, 7 mo. 4, 54 addressed to Jacob Bottomley topics: "thou art a filthy beast, full of abomination"
ALS Dublin, 5 mo. 12, 1831 addressed to John Barclay (from the Roberts Coll.) topics: death of her husband
photocopy of ALS, "Barbadoes", 12 mo. 19, 1656 addressed to Margaret Fell, Lancashire (gift of Friends Service Council, 1937, from the original in Friends Library, London) topics: the "Woodhouse"
papers related to Margaret Fell folder contains: facsimile copy of ALS 1652 (2 copies) (gift of G.A. Gummere, 1937; and from Friends Library, Phila., 1932) ALS(?) 6 mo. 19, 1671 addressed to "My dear and blessed and beloved children" (purchased from the Rosenbach Company, 1947) various notes on and photocopies of the above letter by Henry J. Cadbury, 1947 typed transcript of above frontispiece from The Fells of Swartmore Hall. pub. 1867 showing birthplace of M.F. (gift of Mrs. E.T. Gill, May 1935) photocopy of letter, 1657 addressed to William Caton (Purchased through Friends Library London, 1948) facsimile of letters, 1698 and 1700 (2 copies) addressed to "Friends, Brethren & Sisters" (1 copy gift of William Benson, 1907) photocopy of letter, 1650 addressed to "Friends" (purchased through Friends Library London, 1948) photocopy of letter, 1674 ["handwriting of Thomas Lower probably part of Spence mss."] 2 letters from Isabel Ross to Henry Cadbury, 1947 re: Margaret Fell letters
ALS Youghal [Ireland?], 7 mo. 11, 1831 addressed to John Barclay (from the Roberts Coll.) topics: "Diary of Alexander Jaffray"
ALS Underwood, 4 mo. 20, 1773 addressed to Mary Harrison (from the Roberts Coll.)
ALS Christianstown, Kildare [Ireland], 3 mo. 10, 1829 addressed to John Barclay (from the Roberts Coll.) topics: information on the Jaffray family
Forster, Josiah (17821870) ALS Tottenham, 2 mo. 27, 1830 addressed to Daniel B. Smith (gift of Friends Historical Association, 1948) ALS Southgate, 9 mo. 9, 1817 addressed to Samuel Emlen (from Howland Coll.) ALS Washington, 9 mo. 29, 1853 addressed to "Dear friend" [Peter Bedford?] ALS Terre Haute, 10 o. 28, 1853 addressed to "Dear friend" ALS St. Louis, Mo., 11 mo. 25, 1853 addressed to "My beloved friend" ALS Columbia, S.C., 12 mo. 23, 1853 addressed to "My dear friend" [Peter Bedford, Croyden] ALS Tennessee, 1 mo. 24, 1854 addressed to P.B. [Peter Bedford, Croyden] ALS Philadelphia, 3 mo. 11, 1854 addressed to "My dear friend" (from Howland Coll.) letter from Norman Penney, 21.V.28, and note in his hand re: to these letters addressed to Peter Bedford photograph of Josiah Forster portrait of Josiah Forster typed summaries and transcripts for many of the above letters of Josiah Forster
Forster, William (17471824) 2 ALS Tottenham, 1775 and 1777 addressed to Elizabeth Forster, Birmingham and to Tabitha Forster, Sheffield (both gift of Norman Penney, 1928) letter from Norman Penney, 3 Oct. 1928 and notes on these letters in his hand
ALS Leeds, Aug. 30, 1872 addressed to J.T.  photograph of the birthplace of Wm. E. Forster, Bradpole, Dorset 2 portraits of William E. Forster
ALS London, 3 mo. 6, 1770 letter to John Pemberton concerning the visit of Rachel Wilson and other "public friends" to London ( Esther Tuke, Katherine Peyton, Edward Higginson, Joseph Procter, Mary Ridgeway, and others)
ALS Luton, 9 mo. 5, 1831 addressed to [John Barclay?] (from the Roberts Coll.) topics: "Diary of Alexander Jaffray"
5 ALS 17541757 addressed to , Israel Pemberton, John Pemberton (from the Roberts Coll.) topics: Friends' visits
7 ALS London, 17651782 addressed to Priscilla Pitts (later Dimsdale) topics: family news
Fothergill, Samuel (17151772) folder contains: Ms. copy of letter, Warrington, 2 mo. 25, 1771 addressed to Eliza Gurney "to Friends" topics: Cornelius Cayley's application to Friends at Leeds meeting Silhouette "Samuel Fothergill preaching in America 1755, given by Joseph H. Coates [See drawing in possession of George Vaux, Jr.] [Anna M. Gummere]" 5 photoreproductions of the above silhouette (gift of Ted Hetzel Aug. 1 [1977?] acc.# 3618) 2 photographs (of original drawing?) of silhouette of Samuel Fothergill teaching (gift of Amelia M. Gummere, 1937) ALS [s. copy?] Sandwich [Mass.], 7 mo. 4, 1755 addressed to "Friends of the Monthly Meeting of Sherbon [Sherborn?], Nantucket" (gift of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Shurrocks, 1940)
TLS Lancashire, 31:1:67 addressed to Edwin Bronner, Haverford College topics: sends copy of "Blow the man down"
Fox, Alfred Lloyd (18291885) ALS Penmere, Falmouth, 2 mo. 7, 1873 addressed to [Eli Long?] topics: family news
Fox, Richard Hingston (18531924) 2 ALS London, 1878 and 1891 addressed to James E. Rhodes (gift of Anna R. Ladd, 1937)
Fox, Robert Were (1792?1872) 2 ALS Falmouth 1831 and 1833 addressed to John Barclay (from the Roberts Coll.) topics: "Diary of Alexander Jaffray"
Fox, Sylvanus (17921851) ALS Wellington [Eng.], 5 mo. 12, 1831 addressed to John Barclay (from the Roberts Coll.) topics: "Diary of Alexander Jaffray"
Freeman, Nancy ALS London, 2 mo. 18, 1774 addressed to Dr. Thomas Parke, [Phila.?] (from the Roberts Coll.) topics: Friends' doings
Fry, Anna Ruth (18781962) ALS Suffolk, "6.X.40"  addressed to Prof. Elihu Grant (gift of Elihu Grant, 1940) topics: desire for peace also: portrait
Fry, Elizabeth (Gurney) (17801845) folder includes: ALS Lynn, 12/12 1826 addressed to Sarah Benson, Liverpool topics: her wish to accompany her brother Joseph John Gurney to Ireland ALS Upton Lane 1.25. 1832 addressed to Robert Benson, Liverpool ALS Upton Lane 5.15.1832 addressed to M. Benson ALS Upton Lane, 1/18. 1831 addressed to Robert Benson ALS Plashet 4/25. 1825 addressed to Robert Benson ALS undated, addressed to Mrs. Fry [her aunt] ALS 2/7.1831 addressed to Robert Benson ALS [Ruth's] lodgings, 10/5. 1842 addressed to Henry Baring, [Esquire] typed copy of "A Friendly address to Mrs. Fry in Newgate" (printed in the Complete poetical works of Thomas Hood. New York, 1872, vol. II, p. 410 ff) ALS to the Duchess of Sutherland in which Fry expresses sorrow at her inability to attend the "great antislavery meeting", but offers an invitation to the ladies of Sutherland's society to attend the Ladies Prison Committee the following week.
Fry, Francis (18031886) 2 ALS 18681869 addressed to George B. Lloyd also: ms. copy of letter of Francis Fry, 6/17/1868, copied by "A.M."
Green, Joseph J. (18541921) 2 ALS Essex, 1890 addressed to Charles Roberts also a note written by J.J.G. [Joseph John Gurney] topics: all in regard to a Penn ms.
Greenleafe, Isaac, (fl. 1762) Ms. copy of letter, London, "10ber 6.1748" addressed to "Josey" (from the Roberts Coll.)
Griffith, John (17131776) ALS Chelmsford, 5 mo. 24, 1769 addressed to John Pemberton topics: news of Friends
Grubb, Anne 2 ALS Clonmel [Ireland], 1801 and Clogheem [Ireland], 1803 addressed to Richard Jordan topics: religious reflections (her troubles)
Grubb, Margaret (17511829) ALS Clogheem [Ireland], 3 mo. 22, 1801 addressed to Richard Jordan topics: mention of Anne Grubb
Grubb, Sarah Tuke (17561790) ms. copy of part of a letter written when she was twenty years old, [ca. 1776] addressed to Richard Shackleton topics: family news
Gurney, John (17491809) folder includes: 3 portraits of John Gurney legal document (power of attorney), April 1800 to Henry Kuhl ALS Norwich, 9 April, 1793, addressed to William and Thomas Raikes on legal matter
Hack, Daniel Pryor (1795?1886) ALS Brighton, 3 mo. 3, 1832 addressed to John Barclay (from the Roberts Coll.) topics: "Diary of Alexander Jaffray" family news also: 2 portraits
Hall, David (16831756) ALS? Skipton, 4 mo. 24, 1749 addressed to [William Grimshaw, Vicar of Haworth] (from the Roberts Coll.) topics: "Answer to Priest Grimshaw's Epistle as follows"
Hall, Isaac (b. 1720) ALS Broughton, 11 mo. 16, 1762 addressed to John Pemberton topics: wife of Isaac Hall visiting in America
Harris, Edward ms. copy of a letter, 8 mo. 14, 1824 (also typed transcript of same) topics: the establishment of a Friends school for girls in London, 1824
Harris, Hannah AL  mo. 13, 1763 addressed to ["Jomey"?] [Phila.] topics: mention of Daniel "Stainton"
Harris, James Rendel (18521941) includes photos (portraits), published material, 4 ALS (19071932), typed transcripts of letters (copies of circular letters from he and wife Helen B. Harris, March 18 Sept. 1896), newspaper clippings. topics: most of this material relates to the Armenian relief work of Friends, 1896
Harris, Jane ALS Cockermouth, 10 mo. 26, 1765 addressed to "Br. Gill" (from the Roberts Coll.) topics: business matter
Harris, Richard ALS New Broad , 3 mo. 16, 1833 addressed to John Barclay (from the Roberts Coll.) topics: "Diary of Alexander Jaffray"
Harrison, Edward ALS "Barbadoes," 1 mo. 17, 1742 addressed to Richard Jordan, Phila. (from the Roberts Coll.) topics: religious in nature
Harvey, Thomas Edmund (18751955) 3 ALS (plus 2 envelopes), Leeds, [Eng.] addressed to Elliston Morris, 5.VII.1922 (gift of Elliston P. Morris) addressed to Charles F. Jenkins and Stanley R. Yarnall, [Phila.] (Commonwealth of Pa. Wm. Penn Tercentenary Committee) 25.V.1944 (gift of Stanley R. Yarnall, 1944) addressed to Stanley Yarnall, [Phila.], 26.XII.1944 (gift of Stanley R. Yarnall, 1944)
Haslam, John (ca. 16891773) 2 ALS ALS Capes [New Jersey?], 6 mo. 6, 1744 addressed to Mary [Stanbury] Jordan, [Phila.] (from the Roberts Coll.) ALS London, 4 mo. 4, 1745 addressed to Israel Pemberton, Phila. topics: religious
Heath, Carl (18691950) [Secretary of Society of Friends, Council for International Service] TLS Jan. 19, 1926 addressed to Wilfred Conard, Geneva, Switzerland (gift of C. Wilfred Conard, May 14, 1958) topics: wishes to see him
Heath, Effie M ALS Surrey, Jan. 3, 1951 addressed to Emma Cadbury topics: death of Carl, [her husband?] also: 2 cards with poetry and a typed copy of a poem by EMH
Hingston, C. 3 ALS Plymouth, 1831 and 1833 addressed to John Barclay (from the Roberts Coll.) topics: "Diary of Alexander Jaffray"
Hingston, Elizabeth ALS Penryn, May 22, 1763 addressed to "Dear friend" [American?] (from the Roberts Coll.) topics: deeds death of her husband
Hoare, Samuel (17161796) ALS London, March 5, 1772 addressed to John Freshfield, Norwich [Eng.] topics: business
Hobhouse, Stephen Henry (b. 1881) ALS Herts., April 27, 1959 addressed to Quaker Coll., Haverford College topics: sending copy of autobiography
Holdsworth, Lucy Violet (Hodgkin) (18691954) ALS Nr. Bristol, 4:III:13 addressed to Margaret Clark (later Haines) topics: encloses verses "Emori nolo: mortuum me esse nihil aestumo" by Thomas Hodgkin
Hooper, Joseph (17321789) ALS Southwark, 6 mo. 6, 1785 addressed to J. Freshfield, Norwich topics: thanks him for assisting Joey's travels
Howitt, Mary (Botham) (17991888) 15 ALS 1827 and 1841, the rest undated addressed to various persons also: 3 poems by Mary Howitt and a portrait of her
Howitt, William (17921879) 16 ALS 18181869 addressed to various persons
Hoyland, Charles ALS London, 1 mo. 6, 1886 addressed to Charles Roberts, [Phila.] (from the Roberts Coll.) topics: Quaker records
Hoyland, Geoffrey ALS Nr. Malvern, July 1, 1932 addressed to Henry Cadbury (gift of Henry J. Cadbury, 1954) topics: placing [son] Christopher [Cadbury] in his school
Hume, Sophia (17021774) ALS London, 1 mo. 20, 1774 addressed to M[ary] Brooke (from the Roberts Coll.) topics: religious discussion on silence
Johnson, Mary ALS Warrington, 3 mo. 12, 1753 addressed to Abraham Darby for Phebe Dodge topics: wishes her well in her traveling
Jones, William ALS Nashville, Tennessee, 21/11/87 addressed to Lucy [B.] Longstreth (from the Roberts Coll.) topics: proposed public meeting in Phila. also: newspaper clippings (portraits of Wm. Jones)
Jowitt, Robert (1784?1862) 2 ALS London, 1831 and 1833 addressed to John Barclay (from the Roberts Coll.) topics: "Diary of Alexander Jaffray"
Kaye, John Ms. copy Walworth, 1 mo. 24, 1787 addressed to the Monthly Meeting of Friends at Ho[rs]lydown [Eng.] (from the Roberts Coll.) topics: religious message
Kendall, John (17261815) 2 ALS ALS 10 mo. 17, 1808 addressed to "Dear cousin" Francis Freshfield, Norwich topics: friendship between them and FF's illness ALS 7 mo. 6, 1762 addressed to "Dear friend" (from the Roberts Coll.) topics: sending books
Kilham, Hannah Spurr (17741832) ALS Nr. Sheffield, 2 mo. 14, 1821 addressed to John Griscom topics: languages of Indigenous Americans and Africans typed copy of "Who wrote 'A short vocabulary in the language of the Seneca Nation,' London, 1818? a tentative paper and research inquiry by P.E.H. Hair, Department of History, University of Khartoum
King, James Ms. copy New Castle, 9 mo. 9, 1772 addressed to Thomas Smith (gift of Friends Historical Association, 1948) topics: "copy of a letter from James King of New Castle upon Tine, to Thos. Smith of Lombard Street London, concerning our dear deceased Friend William Hunt" ALS Glasho, 12 mo. 22, 1785 addressed to John Pemberton, York (from the Roberts Coll.) topics: J. Brown in Newgate prison
Knowles, Mary ALS Paris, 8 mo. 12, 1772 addressed to J. Foote, London topics: travels and food
Lancaster, Joseph (17781838) ALS Manchester, postmarked Aug. 29, 1817 addressed to Mary Ann Lancaster topics: letter to his daughter
Laycock, Beth ALS Leeds, 12 mo. 28, 1721/2 (also a typed transcript) addressed to John Fothergill, Phila. (gift of Samuel Graveson, 1955) topics: death of her husband family news
Lean, William Scarnell (18331908) typed transcripts of 3 letters (gift of J. Henry Bartlett, 1941) letter Leeds, 4 mo. 1899 addressed to Brighouse Monthly Meeting of Friends requesting that he be allowed to resign his membership in the Society of Friends letter Edgbaston, May 24, 1907 addressed to Mr. Perowne resigning his position in the Anglican church portrait of WSL and typed notes re: the publication of these letters letter Edgbaston, 2.IX.1907 addressed to Warwickshire North Monthly Meeting of Friends requesting to be readmitted into membership
Littleboy, William (18531936) ALS Birmingham, July 2, 1922 addressed to Emma Cadbury, Jr., Moorestown, N.J
Longworth, Roger (ca. 16381687) ALS London, 1 mo. 7, 1685 addressed to J.B. [John Beeke] topics: note from G.F. [George Fox] ALS Emden, 12 o. 1, 1685 addressed to "the rulers and magistrates of Emdon..." typed transcripts of the above letters clipping from Quakeriana, No. 1 Tenth Month, 1933, on "hat honor" which refers to letter of 1 mo. 7, 1685 clipping from Bulletin of Friends Historical Association, vol. 29 (1940), p.97106, "Quakers, Jews, and freedom of teaching in Barbados, 1686" by Henry J. Cadbury, which mentions letter of 1 mo. 7, 1685
Lownds, Thomas ALS London, Sept. 29 [ca. 1710] addressed to Eliza[beth] Paull [sic], Oxford, Pa. topics: family news
Luke, John 5 ALS Barbados, 17621772 addressed to Israel and John Pemberton, Phila. (from the Roberts Coll.) topics: illness and death of Charles Pemberton in Barbados Isaac Zane Henry Duke
Marshall, Charles (16371698) Ms. copy London, 5 mo. 13, 1697 addressed to Thomas Chalkley (from the Roberts Coll.) topics: religious
Midgley, James (1786?1852) ALS Nr. Rochdale, 9 o. 12, 1831 addressed to [John Barclay?] (from the Roberts Coll.) topics: "Diary of Alexander Jaffray"
Mildred, Daniel (17311783) 9 ALS London, 17661785 addressed to John Pemberton; James Pemberton (from the Roberts Coll.) topics: publishing politics Meeting matters
Neale, Samuel (17291792) ALS Spring Mount near Corke [Ireland], 2 mo. 23, 1782 addressed to John Pemberton, N.Y. topics: mention of A. Benezet and other Friends
Newman, Henry Stanley (18371912) 5 ALS Leominster, 18811901 addressed to Mary S. Kimber (1809) and "Dear friend" [James E. Rhoads] (1881) ("Dear friend" letters gift of Anna R. Ladd, 1937) topics: publication on missionary work in India publication on Friends' work with the indigenous peoples of North America
Newsom, John (1779?1846) ALS [Cork, Ireland 7/7/1831] addressed to [John Barclay] (from the Roberts Coll.) topics: "Diary of Alexander Jaffray"
Nottingham, Samuel (17161787) 2 ALS Tortola [Island, B.W.I.], 11 mo. 1, 1759 addressed to "Estimed Friend" James Pemberton (from the Roberts Coll.) Newtowne, 6 mo. 12, 1768 addressed to John Smith topics: John Stevenson
Opie, Amelia (Alderson) (17691853) 23 ALS 18061851 addressed to various persons, including: Thomas Phillips; Mme. Du Thon; Caroline Lamb; Anne Cruikshanks; Henrietta Mott; Charles Bragg; James Northcote; S.C. Hall; Peter Martineau; Anne G. W[atkins?]; Simon Wilkins; Jonah H[atches] also: poems, portrait and ms.
Pease, Joseph (17991872) includes: photographs; portraits; clippings; 2 ALS (1837 to John Thornton, 1858 to Edward Marsh); ms.; autograph
Peckover, Edmund (ca. 16951767) ALS Wells in Norfolk, 12 mo. 28, 1744/5 addressed to Israel Pemberton topics: EP is sending his son to Phila. in hopes that he will settle down and asks IP to look out for him
Peisley, Mary (17171757) ALS Spring Mill, 2 mo. 10, 1756 addressed to "Respected Friend" topics: her travels
Penney, Norman (18581933) includes: 3 ALS (1909 and 1929); ms. copy of ms. related to indigenous people; postcard of Library at Friends House, London showing "N.P.'s window seat"; circular prepared by N.P. advertising his services (gift of Amelia M. Gummere, 1937)
Pumphrey, Stanley (18371881) ALS Sheffield, 1.2.1881 addressed to Dr. Rhoads [James E. Rhoads, Bryn Mawr, Pa.] (gift of Anna R. Ladd, 1937) topics: his health his literary projects also: 2 portraits
Reynolds, Richard (ca. 17351816) ALS C. Dale, 5 day evening addressed to James Phillips, London topics: Yearly Meeting epistles for North Wales also: illustration and portraits
Richardson, George (1774?1862) ALS Newcastle, 5 mo. 7, 1831 addressed to John Barclay (from the Roberts Coll.) topics: "Diary of Alexander Jaffray"
Richardson, James Nicholson (1781?1847) ALS Lisburn [Ireland], 9 mo. 26, 1831 addressed to John Barclay (from the Roberts Coll.) topics: "Diary of Alexander Jaffray" also: photograph of JNR (gift of Emlen family, 1943)
Rickman, John (1780?1835) ALS Lewes [England], 7 mo. 4, 1832 addressed to John Barclay (from the Roberts Coll.) topics: "Diary of Alexander Jaffray"
Rickman, Thomas (ca. 17761841) ALS Liverpool, 4 mo. 24, 1818 addressed to John Britton topics: TR's book [Gothic Architecture?]
Rickman, William (17451839) 3 ALS New York, 17711772 addressed to John Pemberton, Phila. (from the Roberts Coll.) topics: Friends' doings also: photograph of Sarah Rickman (gift of Friends Library, London, 1952) photograph of a portrait of Wm. Rickman
Roberts, Daniel (d. 1811) ALS London, Nov. 20, 1780 addressed to his grandmother (from the Roberts Coll.) 2 ALS London, 1789 addressed to Dr. Thomas Parke, Phila. topics: revolution in France death of S. Smith
Roberts, John (17161782) ALS London, 2 mo. 23, 1771 addressed to John Pemberton (from the Roberts Coll.) topics: business ALS London, 2 mo. 19, 1774 addressed to Dr. Parke, Phila. topics: business
Roberts, Peter ALS of his permission for his daughter Elizabeth in America to marry, August 2, 1707
Robinson, William (18321908) ALS Yorkshire, 6 mo. 29, 1872 addressed to H. Richardson also: photograph of WR
Routh, Martha Winter (17431817) ALS (or a copy?) Manchester, 6 mo. 27, 1782 addressed to William Winter and wife (gift of Mrs. Barnard G. Waring, 1956) topics: death of her nephew and her presentment of same ALS (or a copy?) Manchester, 11 mo. 16, 1798 addressed to Joseph and Elizabeth Shortwell (gift of Arthur G. Roberts, Haverford class of 1932) topics: mention of Sarah Lynes
Row, Joseph (17221792) 2 ALS London, 1771 addressed to John Pemberton topics: Friends' doings business
Rowntree, John (1789?1845) ALS Scarbro [Scarborough, Eng.], 11 mo. 8, 1832 addressed to [John Barclay?] (from the Roberts Coll.) topics: "Diary of Alexander Jaffray"
Rowntree, Joseph (1801?1859) ALS York, 10 mo. 23, 1832 addressed to John Barclay (from the Roberts Coll.) topics: "Diary of Alexander Jaffray"
Rutter, Daniel (1775?1840) ALS Witney [Oxon, Eng.], 7 mo. 19, 1831 addressed to [John Barclay] (from the Roberts Coll.) topics: "Diary of Alexander Jaffray"
Sandilands, Robert ALS London, [3 mo. 1, 1687] "Dearly beloved frds" addressed to John Ro[osoffiband Wersle], Amsterdam (note: this letter was no. 2 in the William Penn Letter Book. It was removed from the book and silked at HSP in Oct. 1957) topics: religious in nature
Satterwaithe, Michael (1785?1867) ALS Preston [Eng.], 12 mo. 29, 1831 addressed to John Barclay (from the Roberts Coll.) topics: "Diary of Alexander Jaffray"
Sheldon, Eleazar ALS Dublin, 3 mo. 15, 1745 addressed to Israel Pemberton, Phila. topics: travel Meeting matters economic conditions
Sherwood, Joseph (1710?1773) Bland, Elias ALS London, March 14, 1761 addressed to "Respected Friend" (from the Roberts Coll.) topics: political or legal matter?
Shillitoe, Thomas (17541836) ALS Tottenham, 5 mo. 12, 1830 addressed to Stephen Gould Ms. copy of letter, Hertford, 11 mo. 1825 addressed to J.J.G. [Joseph John Gurney] (from the Howland Coll.) 7 silhouettes of Thomas Shillitoe
Simpson, William (1795?1866) ALS York, 3 mo. 30, 1833 addressed to John Barclay (from the Roberts Coll.) topics: "Diary of Alexander Jaffray"
Smith, Joseph, 18191896 5 ALS 18671892 addressed to James [S.] Lippincott; Charles Roberts topics: Quaker publications
Smith, Mary ALS Island of Jersey, 12 mo. 21, 1780 addressed to "Brethren of the Ministry in Norfolk" (from the Roberts Coll.) topics: religious in nature
Smith, William (d. 1673) ALS [Nottingham Countie Goule], 4 mo. 21, 64 addressed "For Deare G.F." [George Fox] with notations by [George Fox] (purchased from the Rosenbach Company, 1947) also: memorandum of a conversation with Dr. Henry J. Cadbury in regard to this letter
Sparkes, Joseph (d. 1836) ALS Exeter, 3 mo. 23, 1833 addressed to John Barclay (from the Roberts Coll.) topics: "Diary of Alexander Jaffray"
Story, Thomas (16621742) ADS (Ms. copy?) of warrant for his arrest for preaching in the city of Kilkenny, March 17, 1716 (also typed transcript of the above) "Copy of ye mayr of Kilkenny's warrt ..." Ms. Power of attorney for Thomas Story to James Steel, 8 mo. 4, 1708 (from the Roberts Coll.) also: page from an advertisement offering above warrant for sale, and a typed note regarding this incident and Thomas Story
Tallack, William (18311908) ALS London, 26/11/69 addressed to Samuel R. Shipley (from the Samuel R. Shipley Coll., 1950) topics: education statutes also: 2 portraits of William Tallack (one is gift of H.M. Lippincott)
Tangye, Sir Richard (18331906) ALS Surrey, Nov. 2, 1900 addressed to Asa S. Wing, Phila. topics: Haverford College
Thompson, Francis ALS Liverpool, 10 mo. 22, 1860 addressed to "Dear Friend" topics: business
Thompson, Thomas (ca. 17761861) ALS Liverpool, 8 mo. 31, 1827 addressed to ould topics: his health letter has a note re: TT signed by J.J.G. [Joseph John Gurney?]
Tuke, Henry (17551814) ALS York, 4 mo. 17, 1806 addressed to Phillips & Pardon [printers?] topics: a publication
Tylor, Charles (18161902) ALS Brighton, Aug. 3, 93 addressed to James E. Rhoads (gift of Anna R. Ladd, 1937) topics: Camisards [?]
W. , J. ALS Nov. 3, 1701 addressed to Abraham Scott, nr. West Smithfield, London (from the Roberts Coll.) topics: safe arrival of Abraham Scott [to U.S.?]
Walker, Margaret ALS Glasgow [Scotland], Aug. 21, 1787 addressed to John Mi[t]chinson (from the Roberts Coll.)
Weston, Daniel 3 ALS London, 17521755 addressed to Israel Pemberton; John Philips; John Pemberton (from the Roberts Coll.) topics: business family news
Wheeler, Daniel (17711840) 3 Ms. copies of 2 letters, 1839 and 1840 (1840 copy gift of Friends Historical Association, 1948) topics: illness and death of Charles [Wheeler?]
Whitehead, Ann (ca. 16231686) photographs of a letter London, 5 mo. 20, 1678 addressed to Margaret Fox (gift of  Wells[?], 16/4/190[7?]
Wiffen, Benjamin Barron (17941867) 3 ALS 1836 addressed to Dr. Raffles, Liverpool (from the Roberts Coll.) topics: autographs death of his brother also: portrait
Wiffen, Jeremiah Holmes (17921836) ALS London, Aug. 16, 1825 addressed to Messrs. Hurst & Robinson topics: presents his regards
Wilson, Isaac (1784?1844) ALS Kendal, 7 mo. 10, 1832 addressed to John Barclay (from the Roberts Coll.) topics: "Diary of Alexander Jaffray"
Wright, John ALS London, 7 mo. 19, 1781 addressed to John Freshfield, Norwich topics: schoolmaster John [Revoult?]