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 essays, sermons, & lectures related to Quakers and Quaker history.
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).
Small envelope containing anonymously written poem, potnetially by a pupil at the Acworth school, and brought to the U.S. from England by Beulah Sansom in 1800.
Single handwritten poem, entitled "A Farewell to Elias Hicks," author unknown.
Single typed manuscript by John S. Garrigues, entitled "Early Rhoads of Haverford & Vicinity."
Single typed manuscript essay by Allen B. Anderson.
Photocopy of the handwritten manuscript of the essay written by Anne Balderston, entitled "Our Book of Discipline." The original was written in 1907.
Single handwritten poem, entitled "Our Little Graveyard," author unknown.
Single, handwritten manuscript entitled "The Little Looking Glass by G.L. New Fram'd and Enlarged or a Brief Rememberance for the Inhabitants of Pennsylvania," author unknown.
Three typed pages of the memoir of William Charles Allen.
Typed copy of Jay E. Bartlett's academic paper, "The Material and Moral Prerequisities for World Peace."
Typed manuscript of an essay by William Middleton Bartam, entitled "Early History of the Bartram Garden Tract.'"
Academic essay written by David L. Bates, Haverford College class of 1964.
Catalogue of the Scholars of "Black Hill Boarding School."
Typed manuscript of a single biography and family history, written by Anna Hadley Bowman for the grandchildren of Walter C. Hadley.
Typed timeline, created by Arthur Brayshaw.
Photocopy of a typed academic paper by Arthur Howland Brinton for the Yale University graduate school.
Typed speech by William Brinton.
Handwritten manuscript by Edward Browne.
Handwritten manuscript, written by Sarah Butler, as a memorial to Peter Yarnall.
Speech by Arthur Brick, upon the visit to Crosswicks meeting of the 'Friend's Historical Association.'"
Typed abstract written by Glen T. Cain.
Typed essay on "The English Colony on Caracas."
One handwritten copy and one photocopy of the account of Abraham Carlisle and John Roberts, condemned to death for aiding British soldiers.
Handwritten "Vision of Caleb Carmait."
Hand copied manuscript, by Sarah Shoemaker Carter. Original written in 1866, this copy created in 1904. Includes a series of sketches.
Typed manuscript in French by Ella Cassiagne, and a clipping of a review of the manuscript, in French, from the "Annales de L'Universite de Paris."
Handwritten manuscript written by Thomas Chalkley.
Typed manuscript essay by John Norris Childs, Jr.
Handwritten manuscript written by Samuel W. Clark's mother, Celia Clark.
Typed manuscript by Theron E. Coffin.
Photos of the original manuscript of Elihu Coleman.
Typed manuscript, author unknown.
Theological manuscripts, "Aeon Five," and "From research in Theological statements, archelogical discoveries."
"Speech delivered by the brave principal chief of Wyandot Nation of Indians, in behalf of the whole of the said Nation, at Detroit . . . Addressed to the People called Quakers." Single, handwritten item.
Handwritten manuscript by Watson W. Dewees.
Typed manuscript of a family history.
Photocopy of the William Hubben lecture at William Penn Charter School, given by Wilbert L. Braxton on November 22, 1982.
Typed copy of a speech written for the Anniversary of Capay Friend's Community Church.
Two typed manuscripts concerning a book entitled, "A Chinese Quaker," by J. Passmore Elkinton.
Testimony prepared for Quaker meeting, written by Thomas Phillips Dunn.
Family genealogy, written by Jane Balderson Dye.
Typed script from the Columbia Broadcasting company, for the radio program "The Pursuit of Hapiness."
Typed lecture by David C. Elkinton.
Handwritten and typed copy.
Acrostic poem of her name.
Typed history of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting, written by William Bacon Evans.
Typed copy, "History of Falmouth Quarterly Meeting, 1921-1946," by Mary P. Ware, and one letter written by Ware to Henry Cadbury, concerning the manuscript, dated 1952.
Photocopy of "John Farmer's Autobiography."
Typed script for a play entitled "Oliver Cromwell: The Tragedy of a Man and a Nation," written by James B. Fell.
Handwritten copies of the following: "To the memories of Thomas Gilpin and John Haint who died exiles in Virginia, 1778," "To the Memory of my valued Friend Margaret Mason who died 1775," and "To the Memory of my Revered friend Sarah Morris, 1775."
Single typed copy of an academic essay by David H. Foster.
Typed history of the Friends Meeting House on Waln Street at Unity.
Account of a vision of Joseph Hoag.
Copy of the essay by Lewis Fry.
Typed essay by Larry Gara.
Typed essay by Philip C. Gifford.
Typed abstract of Donald G. Good's doctorate thesis.
Typed family history, and letter related to it, from Edmund Garrigues to Hannah Garrigues.
Two typed copies of "The Story of William Penn," published by the Friends Peace Committee.
"Constitution of Friends Reading Room Association Adopted 1835."
Printed "Evergreen Essays," number nine, "Justin Martyr and Menander," by Rendel Harris.
Typed copy of a history of the Worcester Meeting, written by Harry Harrison.
Two typed copies of "Reminiscences of Clear Creek Monthly Meeting at Samantha," by Thomas Hiatt.
Handwritten copy of reports on the arrests of Quakers refusing to fight in the American Revolution, written by John Hollingsworth.
Handwritten description of the funeral of John G. Hoskins.
Typed genealogical memorandum and autobiography of Meredith Agnew Howe.
Typed copy of a manuscript copy written by Maggie M. Huff of Leesburg, Ohio. This copy was created in 1922 by Helen Hawkins, a graduate student.
Photocopy of the type memoir of John D. Kenderdine.
Typed copy by Robert Kenderdine.
Typed speech, given by Violet Cosand Kenworthy.
Photocopy of the typed thesis by Carol F. Kessler.
Typed essay written by Horace Mather Lippincott.
Typed script of Ted Malone's "Pilgrimage of Poetry," an NBC radio program that aired December 17th, 1939.
Typed copies of an extract from "The Temperance Movement" vol. 1, and extracts from "Life of Father Mathew," by John Francis Maguire.
Typed copy of a script for a play entitled "Ruth. An Incident of the American War," written by Langdon Mitchell.
Typed manuscript of a history of Oak Street Meeting of the Society of Friends in Portland, Maine, written by Elsie Jones Moore.
One typed copy and one photocopy of "An Account of Negroes Set Free kept by James Moon of Woodbourne Son of Roger Moon who came from England."
Typed manuscript of an essay in German.
Includes the typed manuscript of the "Abridgement of the History of the Society of Friends in New Zealand," to pages of handwritten research notes, a typed extract of "Daniel Wheeler's Visit to the Bay of Islands, New Zealand, in 1836 and 1837," and a handwritten map of the North Auckland Penninsula, New Zealand.
Twyo typed copies of the poem by William Kimberley Palmer, entitled "Immortal Lucretia Mott."
Photocopy of a typed manuscript by Thomas Canby Jones.
Typed manuscript by Viola K. Rollins.
Handwritten essay by Samuel N. Rhoads.
Printed, "A Memorial to the Honorable William Howard Taft President of the United States of America."
Typed copy of a poem written by Israel Pemberton in 1699/1700.
Two handwritten testimonies of visitations by the Lord, written by Mary Pemberton.
Includes two typed manuscripts: "Rambling Recollections of Ninety Happy Years," and "More About Herbert Hoover."
Essay written by Mary B. Pinkham.
Photocopy of an essay by William P. Pinkham.
Handwritten memorial for Robert Pleasants, written by Robert Crew.
Handwritten fragment of an autobiography of Philip Price.
Photocopy of typed manuscript, written by Caroline Westcombe Pumphrey.
"New England Quakerieties" is a series of poems highlighting various Quaker individuals, including: William Bassett, Moses Beede, Samuel Boyce, Stephen A. Chase, Hannah Collins, Edward Gove, Rowland Green, Lindley M. Hoag, Thomas Howland, Samuel F. Hussey, Thankful Hussey, Anna Jenkins, William Jenkins, Avis Keene, John D. Lang, Elizabeth Meader, John Meader, Estes Newell, Nathan Page, James Purinton, John Warren, John Wilbur. The folder includes two handwritten copies, as well as a single typed copy of these poems.
Photocopy of a typed manuscript essay, author unknown.
Single, handwritten memoir written by Hannah Rhoads, describing her mother's death.
Includes two handwritten manuscripts: "Sundry expressions of Thomas Ross' during his last Illness at York," and "The Testimony of York Monthly Meeting concerning Thomas Ross."
Typed historical sketch of Winston-Salem Monthly Meeting written by Sarah C. Sampson, and a pamphlet for the 25th anniversary service at the Friends meeting House in Winston-Salem, N.C. (1937).
Typed script by Edwin Sanders, of the Speech Department of Pacific College, in Newberg, Or.
Typed manuscript written by Elizabeth B. Satterthwaite.
Typed manuscript of a poem, written by Rachel B. Satterthwaite.
Photocopy of an essay on Joseph Scattergood, and compiled by George Scattergood.
Handwritten manuscript of Rebecca Scattergood's memoir reccounting the last days of her father Thomas Scattergood's life.
Typed manuscript by Thomas H. Shoemaker.
One typed manuscript and one photocopy written by Ruthanna Simms.
Typescript of an article written by Edward G. Smedley, read before the Middletown Literary Society. The manuscript details the history of Middletown Meeting.
Typed copy of "Friendly Business: A Study of Consensual Decision-making in the Religious Society of Friends," a term paper written by Michael Schatzki, as well as the questionnaire used in the study.
Typed history of the Schuykill Friends Meeting.
Account of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting's interview with Elias Hicks, multiple handwritten copies, and one typed transcript.
Typed essay written by Frederick Cope Sharpless, using extracts from the diaries of Joshua Sharpless.
Handwritten account of Sampson Sherman's last illness and death, transcribed by Stephen Gould in 1803.
Handwritten testimony concerning Joseph John Gurney's writings.
Typescript of chapter 20 of Smith's work, which originally appeared under the title History of the Province of Pennsylvania in 1913. This chapter originally appeared in Hazard's Register of Pennsylvania, edited by Samuel Hazard in 1831 (vol. 7). It was transcribed at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania by Charles Kramer, a field worker for the Federal Historical Records Survey. The chapter is an account of the early history of Friends Meetings and Meetinghouses in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
Typed script of a one act play by Beatrice Saxon Snell. The play focuses on Thomas Curtis, a Quaker wool merchant, in 1664.
Handwritten account of John Steel, a Quaker Minister. The full title of the account is: "Some Account of John Steel a Minister of the Society of Friends-- and a Testimony by him in the time of the seperation of John Story & John Wilkinson & others about the year 1644."
Typed manuscript of the thesis written by Richard Stenhouse, submitted to the Department of Systematic Theology of Union Theological Seminary in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Bachelor of Divinity.
Typed compilation of articles on the Society of Friends involvement occasioned by the agitation by some to repeal the Richmond Declaration because it could not be constitutional as a creed. By Elbert Russell. Includes introductory letter.
Transcript of Charles Rhodes' address to the Westtown Boarding School graduating class, September 29, 1887.
Handwritten copy of a poem written by Judge Peters.
Play entitled "Unto Us a Child is Born," by Georgia Peters. Xerox. Also xerox of a letter from Peters to Virginia Childs regarding the play.
"Education Under the Society of Friends in Eastern Pennsylvania 1681-1920" by Eric P. Widing, a term paper for Williams College American Civilization course.
Essay, titled "Quaker Spheres of Influence and Enrichment," by Leslie D. Schaffer.
Typed manuscript written by Charles Harper Smith.
Testimony concerning Joseph Clark.
Handwritten testimony of his last illness and death, written by his children.
Typed transcript and photocopy of the original speech, "An Address to the young friends of Scipio Monthly Meeting," written and delivered to the meeting by George Truman.
Copy of original, written by Daniel H. Tuke, M.D.
Two photocopies of the specch by George Vaux.
Handwritten account of Friends in Virginia.
Typescript of four letters of Voltaire's, translated by E.C. Murray (Haverford College class of 1905), in which Voltaire gives his impressions of Quakers after meeting with them. Originally cataloged as a book; deaccessioned in 1982.
Photocopy of Albert J. Wahl's cover letter to the end notes explains that budget was the reason why these endnotes were not published with his book on Jesse Herman Holmes. From Edwin Bronner's files, June 1985.
Handwritten testimony of William Walker.
Two typed and one handwritten copy of "An Account of the Sufferings of Thomas Watson of Bucks County, taken from his own mouth," originally recorded in 1777.
Typed biographical sketch of John Greenleaf Whittier, written by Bass Otis.
Typed copy and photocopy of a summary of the books, "From the Swabian Pastor's House to America" by Louise Weyl.
Handwritten copy of Caleb Wheatley's testimony against George Keith.
Typed speech by James Whitall.
Typed speech read by Mary R.G. Williams on the 100th anniversary of Haverford Meeting on Buck Lane.
Handwritten memoir addressed to Wilson's children and grandchildren.
Typed essay written by Lindley M. Winston.
Typed manuscript for her book on Quakers in Russia.Physical Description
Typed manuscript for her book on Quakers in Russia.Physical Description
Typed essay written by John Duncan Wood which gives a short history of Quaker missionary and relief work in China, and cites efforts by British Friends at maintaining contacts and sending food to the Chinese since their civil war. A.N.S. by E. Raymond Wilson concerning the name attached.
Typed manuscript of Wood's opinion of George Keith's entries in the National Dictionary of Biography.
Consist of Yarnall's impressions of Germany when he visited Friends and attended German Yearly Meeting.
Typed manuscript, "Story of the Farnham Meeting," written by Stanislaw A. Zielinski, between 1957 and 1959.
Typed essay written by William Haines.
First drafts of chapters of E. Raymond Wilson's autobiography written by E. Raymond Wilson.
Handwritten historical sketch of the Society of Friends, read at a meeting of Young Friends' Association of New York and Brooklyn, 1895.
Transcript of a talk on Sarah Frances Smiley given by Clark W. Hunt at Mohols Mountain House, August 4, 1981.
Photocopy of typed manuscript.
Handwritten testimony from the York Meeting in England.General Physical Description
See Oversize Box 1, Folder 11.
See Oversize Box 3, Folder 3.
Series of short, typed, biographical information for Richard Price Hallowell, written by Rayner W. Kelsey.
This small handwritten, manuscript notebook recounts Abel Nicholson's trip to Niagara fallsfrom Philadelphia in 1826, and includes descriptions of the weather and the landscape throughout the trip.