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.
Overview and metadata sections
Quakers are members of the Christian denomination known as the Religious Society of Friends.
This collection is comprised of correspondence from various Quakers.
See item acquisition note.
Processed by Kara Flynn; completed January, 2016.
- Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections
- Finding Aid Author
- Kara Flynn
- Finding Aid Date
- January, 2016
- Access Restrictions
The collection is open for research use.
- Use Restrictions
Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).
Single handwritten copy of a letter, author unknown.
Single handwritten letter from a Native American named Hendrid Apawmut, addressed to Henry Simmons.
Typed letters related to the Archdale papers.
Photocopy of a letter to Friends in Great Britain from the Australia General Meeting. The original is in Friends Library, London.
Letter addressed to Edward Batten, sent from London in 1749.
Letter concerning a certificate for Mary Barton, requested by Haddonfield monthly meeting.
Photocopy of a letter from Chungking Quarterly Meeting to London Yearly Meeting.
From Arthur Dunham to AFSC, concerning the new Ann Arbor Friends Meeting organizers.
Single handwritten business letter of Neil Floyd, and two letters related to the donation of the letter.
Single handwritten letter from Matthew Franklin, "Some account of Comfort Collins in a letter."
Correspondence of the Friends' Foreign Mission Association, including a handwritten letter addressed to E. Rhoads from the superintendent of the Girls' Orphanage in Hoshangabad, India, and a handwritten letter from the South African Native College adressed to Mrs. Thomas C. Potts. Also included is a report from the Friends' Mission Girls' Orphanage in Hoshangabad, India.
Handwritten letter from Angelina Grimke to Ann Henry, thanking Ann Henry for her best wishes upon her marriage to Theodore D. Weld.
Handwritten copy of a letter addressed to "the people called Quakers at Stanbury," from William Grimshaw.
Typed letter from Margreta Hughes, reference librarian at the Zion Research Library, addressed to the librarian at Haverford College. Hughes discusses research questions and requests for materials.
One handwritten copy of a letter to Thomas Drake from Robert Leach, and one typed copy. The letter provides Thomas Drake with information about Joshua Maule, a nineteenth century Quaker.
Handwritten letter of Daniel Leeds, describing a survey of land in Burlington.
Handwritten copy of a letter from William Lewis to his brother. Also included are a typed transcript and photocopy of the letter.
Handwritten letter addressed to Friends in London, concerning the appointment of Governor Barnard as the governor of New Jersey.
One photograph of a letter in French, and one photograph of the Majolier home.
Typed transcripts of the correspondence of the Miller family. The originals were destroyed by fire while in transit to London, in June, 1940. These partial transcripts were sent to Friends House at Woodbrooke, Haverford College, and Swarthmore College in 1941.
The letters were originally compiled into bound volumes. Letter writers included: John Rous, Sarah Fell, John Abraham, Daniel Abraham, Sarah Meade, and Rachel Abraham.
Single handwritten postcard from Albert Cook Myers to Edwin B. Bronner, asking for his input on a book Myers had written.
Business letter addresssed to William Mordecai Yarnall from William Neate (1765).
Correspondence between Clarence R. Perisho and David Scull, regarding the Mutual Real Estate Investment Trust.
Handwritten copy of a letter addressed to Joseph Peters, which describes how Joseph Peters is no longer a member of the Society of Friends, due to the fact that he keeps "guns on board his vessel in order to defend his property." The letter is signed by Thomas Carleton, the clerk of the Newark Monthly Meeting.
Photocopies of the typed transcripts of letters from the Newman Collection on Kansas Friends. The letters include two sets of letters from Friends in Kansas. The first set of letters came from correspondence collected in 1896 by Nathan and Lydia Henshaw. Later, in 1905, Herman Newman collected a second set of letters. Both sets of letters are kept at the Kansas Stae Library.
Handwritten letter addressed "To Thomas Blowfield Esq. elected for a Member of Parliment for the City of Norwhich," and signed by John Cade and John Gurney. The authors appeal to Thomas Blowfield on behalf of Quakers being opressed by the government in Norwhich.
Typed postcard in German.
Handwritten letter from John Paul to Clement Biddle written while Paul was imprisoned. The letter includes a request to know where they are to be confined and asks Biddle to get Paul and his fellow Quaker prisoners a hearing or discharged from confinement. Other signers of the letter include: Jonathon Roberson, Joseph Paul, Peter Care, Samuel Livezey, Jacob Paul, and Jonathon Livezey.Physical Description
Single handwritten letter written by Margaret Penn.
Handwritten letter addressed to the "Society of Friends in Philadelphia," from the Ambassador of Madagascar, and a handwritten translation in English. The letter thanks the Society of Friends for their letter of welcome, and discusses the ambassador's commitment to a continued Christian presence in Madagascar, as well as the threat that a potential war would pose to the continuation of Christianity in Madagascar.
Single typed content note, addressed "Dear Sir," by E.H.M. Cox, discussing the author of the First Book on Gardening, John Reid.
Two handwritten letters, one addressed to Scattergood's daughter.
Typed and handwritten copies of correspondence addressed to Mr. & Mrs. Morris and to Elliston Morris.
Photos of a letter from George Washington, and one photocopy.
Thank you note written by Jessamyn West to Mrs. Edwin Bronner, thanking Mrs. Bronner for her note about a speech West gave at Earlham College, as well as a single photograph of Jessamyn West.
A handwritten epistle of counsel to ministers, signed on behalf of London Yearly Meeting Meeting of Ministers and Elders by George Whitehead, John Taylor et al.It was originally written in 1703, and was published in 1708.
Form letter concerning eligibility for military service exemption, from the U.S. Provost-Marshal-General's Bureau, addressed to Barclay Leeds, a citizen of the 6th Precint of the 9th Ward of the County of Philadelphia.
Handwritten thank you note signed by Janet Payne Whitney.
Two letters, donated from T. Hamm. One letter addressed to Thomas B. Gould, and the second letter is addressed to Richard H. Thomas.
Handwritten translation of a letter from French Quakers to Edward Fox. "Translation of a letter from some Quakers in France to Edward Fox, in consequence of an advertisement from him, dated 2nd mo. 1785, to refund his father's share of prize money to the sufferers in sundry captures of a privateer whereof his father was part owner, amounting to several thousand pounds sterling," ms. copy sent to "Massey Ellis, Muncy."
Single handwritten letter from Abraham Shearman (Jr. Clerk) on behalf of New England Yearly Meeting, to Elisha Bates (on behalf of Ohio Yearly Meeting), 6th month, 1828, regarding the Separation controversy.General Physical Description
See Oversize Box 3, Folder 2.
Handwritten letter addressed to abolitionist Nathan Hunt Jr., of Philadelphia, from a member of the "Female Association for Promoting the Manufacture and use of Free Cotton," seeking his aid in the cause.
Handwritten letter addressed to the Yearly Meeting of Women Friends' to be held in New York, Henrico, Virginia, from the Yearly Meeting of Women Friends' held at Wayne Oak in Charles City County, Virginia, signed by Deborah Cook, clerk of the meeting.
Correspondence of Rayner Kelsey, regarding his research on Nicholas Fairlamb.
Handwritten letter to Anne Eliza Rodman, from her mother.