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Richard Mead Atwater (1844-1922) was raised in Providence, Rhode Island, as a Quaker and graduated from Brown University. He intended to study medicine, but instead joined a glass works company. He married Abby Sophia Greene (ca. 1845-1935). They lived in Millville, New Jersey and spent the summer months at Sea Isle City, New Jersey. Atwater devised and patented methods for making accurate graduated measures for the chemical trade as well as a portable finishing furnace for making glassware and other inventions. In 1889, the family moved to Germantown, Pennsylvania, and then, in order to study European methods of glass manufacture, to Germany, where Atwater's ties to the glass works firm of Whitall, Tatum were severed. In 1892, Atwater joined the Semet Solvay Company, where he remained for eight years. In 1893, the family rented a house in Syracuse, New York. Then, in 1900, Atwater became Director of European Business for Johnson Harvester Company, based in Paris. Here they made the acquaintance of artist Ogden Wood. Atwater remained with the company for six years and the family then settled in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, in a home previously occupied by artist Howard Pyle. In his letters, Atwater ponders philosophic questions and discusses the art world, people within their social milieu, business, travel, and news of their children. It is evident that the Atwaters belong to the upper echelon of society. The letters of Abby Atwater are often written on the verso of his letters.

Abby Sophia Greene Atwater (1844-1935) grew up in Providence, Rhode Island. Her letters show her having been comfortable within and in control of her world. The family was well-to-do and had servants, child care, and the means to travel. Culture was important; Abby Atwater attended theaters and concerts, and often mentions art and photography in her letters. She was well-educated, linguistically capable, and picked up German and French with ease. Her correspondence indicates strong mother-daughter and sibling relationships, especially clear in the correspondence with her sister, Eliza Greene Chace. There are references to children's schooling, costs, careers, and the family's health; as her children moved out of the family house, there is mention of their careers and interests.

On a number of Eliza Greene Chace's letters are sketches, primarily of women.

Sarah Anna Chace Greene (d. 1904), mother of Abby Sophia Greene Atwater, appears devoted to her children and attached to her son-in-law, Richard Mead Atwater. The social network of her time depended on visits and conversations, which can be gleaned from her correspondence.

Esther Morton Smith (1797-1865), through her writing, also seems to be very well-educated. She writes long, tender letters to her brother, Robert Morton.

Sarah Anne Greene Smith (May 29, 1906 - November 04, 2002) was the daughter of Edward Wanton and Dorothea Atwater Smith. Smith graduated from the Germantown Friends School and Wellesley College. She worked with the American Friends Service Committee in Geneva Switzerland and taught for two years at the Friends School Tokyo, Japan. Upon her retun to the United States, she worked at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania.

Margaret Hill Morris(1737-1816) was born in 1737, at South River, near Annapolis, Maryland. Her parents, Richard and Deborah (Moore) Hill moved to the island of Madeira when she was young, and Morris was raised by her aunt and uncle in Philadelphia. Margaret Hill Morris married William Morris, a Quaker merchant and early contributor to the Pennsylvania Hospital, in 1758. The couple had four children; three were born before William's death in 1766, and one was born after. In 1770, the family moved to the vicinity of Burlington, New Jersey, and established a home called "Green Bank." Morris was recognized as a skillful doctor and she regularly treated the ill and injured during the American Revolutionary War. Morris died on October 10, 1816, of a stroke at the age of 79.

George Dillwyn (1738-1820) was born April 26, 1738 in Philadelphia, Pa. He married Sarah Hill in 1759. Dillwyn was unsuccessful in business, but was recognized as a minister in 1766. In 1784, he and his wife traveled to England and the continent of Europe on a religious visit, along with Sarah Grubb, Mary Dudley, Sarah Dillwyn, and Robert Grubb. In 1793, Dillwyn and his wife again visited England, where they stayed for nine years. George Dillwyn died June 23, 1820 in Burlington, N.J.

This collection includes letters, biographical accounts of Friends, genealogical material, legal and financial papers, business accounts, minutes, accounts of dreams and visions of Friends, essays, notebooks, epistles of Friends' Meetings, marriage certificates, maps, pictures, deeds, and other material of the Smith and Atwater families.

Noteworthy are a holograph manuscript by George Fox, 1673; the papers of George and Sarah (Hill) Dillwyn, 1752-1828; papers pertaining to the Emlen Institution, endowed by Samuel Emlen for educating African Americans and Indigenous students, ca.1837-1848; papers pertaining to the estate of Reuben Haines, 1831-1843; Hill family papers, 1750-1798; letters of Margaret (Hill) Morris and Benjamin Smith, concerning the yellow fever epidemic in Philadelphia, 1793; letters and diary, 1784-1813, of Deborah (Morris) Smith Collins; papers concerning the settlement of John Morton's estate, 1750-1845; papers of Daniel B. Smith, 1770-1870; material on Friends in France, ca.1785-1889, Jean de Marsillac, 1788-1797, Philadelphia Yearly Meeting and Rhode Island Quarterly and Yearly Meetings, 1708-1805; extracts from Minutes of Friends' Meetings around Philadelphia, concerning the Separation of 1827-1828; queries by Alexis de Tocqueville, concerning African Americans and Friends' practices in regard to them; material on the subject of marriages between near relations, including a copy of a letter by Thomas Ellwood on the subject, 1706; five items from the late 18th century concerning treaties and other matters between white settler colonists and the Cherokee and Lenape (Delaware) peoples.

Topics covered by the collection include: social and political history; business concerns, including Richard M. Atwater's connections with the Solvay Process Co. and Johnson Harvester Co.; the Quakerism of Richard M. Atwater and Esther M. Smith (1797-1865); the composer, Ralph Vaughan Williams; the artist, Ogden Wood; Sarah Anne Greene Smith's views on Japan, 1933-35, while a teacher at Friends Girls' School, and letters written to her by her Japanese students and colleagues as well as some photographs from Japan.

Original processing information unknown. Reboxed and finding aid updated by Lily Sweeney, April 2021.

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Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections
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The collection is open for research use.

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Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).

Collection Inventory

Biographical Accounts of Friends, Approximately 1700-1820.
Box 1
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This folder includes biographical accounts, sometimes given as testimonies by those who knew the subject of the account, of Quakers. Most of the accounts focus on the subject's moral qualities and connection to the faith. Subjects included: Carew, John; Clare, Sarah; Collins, Comfort; Dillywyn, G.; Fisher, Hannah; Fisher, William; Fothergill, Henry; Gurney, Mary; Hawksworth, Abraham Richard; Hill, Hannah; Hulls, Fidelity; Kendall, Elizabeth; Marriot, John; Merryweather, Kezia; Morris, Esther; Morris, Sarah; Owen, Dorothy; Neale, Mary Peisby; Phillips, C.; Poole, Joseph; Rathbone, William; Ross, Thomas; Scattergood, Thomas; Smith, Benjamin; Smith, Hannah; Story, Thomas; Spavold, Samuel; Phillips, Catharine; Townsend, Deborah; Walker, Robert; Whiting; Yarnall, Peter

Anonymous, Undated.
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A single document which relays an account of the biblical figure Joseph

Affleck, Jean, Just says 82.
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A letter from Jean Affleck to John Morton describing a set of stockings Affleck's sister wished to send

Allison, William, 1817-1818.
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A set of letters (which include receipts and monetary accounts) between William Allison and Samuel Emlen. Allison is noted as an attorney for Emlen.

Arch Street Meetinghouse.
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Photocopies and the original drawing plans of a new Arch Street Meetinghouse

Audubon, J. J., 1824.
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A letter to Daniel B. Smith

Bache, A. D., Dec. 20th.
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A letter from A. D. Bache to D. B. Smith Esq. re: lending a volume of Bergelius

Backhouse, James, 12 mo. 1790.
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A letter from James Backhouse to J. Pemberton re: a visit to see Friends in Scotland

Barclay, Robert, 1777-1829.
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Two letters, one from Barclay to an unknown receipient in 1777, and one from Barclay to Jacob G. Morris

Baker, M., 1st mo. 13th, 1786.
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A letter from M. Baker to Benjamin Smith in which Baker quotes an extract from a letter and sends their well wishes

Barnard, Hannah, 1801.
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A copy of Hannah Barnard's "Summary of Christian Faith" sent to Abby Robinson

Bedford, Henrietta, 1839.
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A note written by Henrietta Bedford with two copies of her father Gunning Bedford's signature attached

Beecher, Henry(?) Ward(?), Feb. 23, 1766(?).
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A letter from H. W. Beecher to D. B. Smith asking about sources of ornamental trees and shrubs

Behman, Jacob.
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Document labelled as "Judgement of Friends on the Writing of Jacob Behman"

Bell, Ann Mercy, Undated.
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A letter from Ann Mercy Bell addressed to a princess with the request to speak to her and her father (the King) "with concern for the Abominations of the Times"

Benezet, Anthony, 1782.
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A letter from Anthony Benezet to Charles Moor re: Moor's personal conflict

Bevan, Joseph Gurney, Undated.
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A copy of a letter from Joseph Gurney Bevan to a French Roman Catholic Priest and possibly the reply to that letter from the priest which is a document in French titled "A l'Assemblee dite des Quakers un Doct. de Sorb. paix et salut"

Biddle, N[icholas]?, 1841.
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A note from N. Biddle to L. Mifflin

Bisset, Deborah (Hill) and Bisset, R[ichard]? L[amar]?, May 1, 1787-March 26, 1792.
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A letter from Deborah Hill Bissett to George Dillwyn and a letter from R. L. Bisset to [?] Hill

Borden, Joseph, 1766.
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A note from Joseph Borden to an unknown recipient requesting they send a number of dry goods "as some of those articles is wanted for a Bride"

Brayton, Patience, 1787.
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A copy of the letter sent to King George III of England from Patience Brayton. There is also a note from another person with some commentary on the Brayton letter.

Burgman, John Gustavus, May 30th, 1784-April, 17, 1788.
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A single document which, on one side, contains an excerpt from John Gustavus Bergman's account of a Quaker meeting. The other side describes Bergman as a Lutheran Minister.

Bringhurst, Joseph, 10th of 7 mo. 1794.
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A letter from Joseph Bringhurst to John Morton in Newport Rhode Island

Brockland, William, `.
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A note from William Brockland to someone at the London Hotel about attending a meeting

Burlington Quarterly Meeting, 1794-1825.
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Two letters to Quarterly Meetings asking for advice on forming a Monthly Meetings or admitting Friends who were dismissed from Meetings in England

Carey, Matthew, 1815-1834.
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Three letters from Matthew Carey to Thomas Gilpin in Delaware

Carey, W., 1831.
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A letter from W. Carey to D. Blaizie on the American ship Georgian in Calcutta [modern Kolkata]

Carpenter, George W., 1856.
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A note from George W. Carpenter to Daniel B. Smith

Clayton, John, 1773.
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Labelled as an "Agreement of John Clayton's Creditors"

Collins, Deborah (Morris ) Smith (1760-1822), 1784-1813.
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Includes a memorandum book and typed transcriptions of the entries. The remainder of this folder's material is correspodence written from Deborah Smith Collins to an array of recipients, most commonly Margaret Morris Smith

Collins, Sarah, 1822.
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A letter addressed to Sarah Collins's sister, mailed to Thomas Collins in Burlington New Jersey

Combe, George, 1839.
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A set of two letters from George Combe to Thomas Gilpin of Wilmington Delaware. One letter discusses lectures Combe will give, and the other discusses returned texts and the subject of phrenology

Cooper, David, 4 mo. 30th, 1783.
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A letter from David Cooper to his children re: his plans for after he dies

Corsair: Nicolas Vatable, fils., 1762.
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This folder contains multiple copies of one letter. There is the original (in French), transcriptions of the original letter, and two typed translations of the letter into English. The letter concerns the ransoming of the Schooner named "The Patsey Hill."

Cox, Ann, Undated.
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A letter from Ann Cox to her cousin Debby Morris

Cox, Elizabeth, 1779.
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A letter from Elizabeth Cox to Margaret Morris in Burlington

Cox, John, 1785-1811.
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A set of three letters, two from John Cox (one is addressed to George Dilllwyn and the other is addressed to Benjamin Smith) and one possibly addressed to John Cox (signature is unclear).

Darby, Deborah, 1796.
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Two letters sent from Deborah Darby in Liverpool to Thomas Fisher in Philadelphia

Davis, William, 1767.
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A copy of a letter from William Davis to James Binford in Virginia

Dennis, William, 1840.
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A letter from William Dennis to Daniel B. Smith in West Haverford Pennsylvania

de Onis, Undated.
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A note addressed to Mr. and Mrs. Hunter from the Chevalier and Madame de Onis asking for their attendance at a dinner

Dickinson, John, 1789-1792.
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Two letters from John Dickinson to Charles Wharton

Dicks, Nathan, Undated.
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An epistle from Nathan Dicks addressed "to the Quarterly and Monthly Meetings of Friends in Virginia"

Dix, Dorothea, 1865.
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A note singed by Dorothea Dix and addressed to "my dear friend"

Letters on Foreign Travels, 1784-1802.
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This folder contains letters primarily written by George Dillwyn while travelling. Margaret Morris is the most common recipient of these letters

Travel Diaries, Bulk dates 1785-1793.
Box 1
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Includes travel diaries consisting of near daily entries from 1785-1788 with less frequent entries from 1789 to 1793. An entry is often a one or two sentence description of the day's events.

Letters from Joseph Gills and Richard Bissett to Henry Hill, 1784-1798.
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A set of letters from Joseph Gills and Richard Bissett addressed to Henry Hill which at least in part discuss the accounts of Joesph Gilliss

Old bills, etc., 1714-1811.
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A set of receipts and bills related to purchases made by George Dillwyn or possible relatives. Land is a common topic of the accounts.

James Vaux, re: Hill estate, 1802-1817.
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This folder includes letters from James Vaux and copies of accounts betweeen Vaux and Dillwyn. The majority of the documents relate to the Richard Hill estate, but there are other letters and notes related to Dilllwyn's other land purchases, rent, and financial accounts

Accounts of Estates, 1811-1826.
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This folder has three copies of the will of George Dillwyn and accounts of Sarah Dillwyn's finances after the death of her husband.

Letters to Sarah Dillwyn, 1771-1816.
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Includes letters sent from George Dillwyn to Sarah Dillwyn, his wife.

Letters to Family and Friends, 1769-1819.
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Letters from George Dillwyn to friends and family. Charles Moore, Margaret Morris, and Milcah Martha Moore are the most common addressees. Many of the letters are labelled as a copy or an extract from a letter.

Letters to David B. Smith, 1816-1819.
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Letters from George Dillwyn addressed to his cousin David B. Smith

Letters to George Dillwyn, 1752-1820.
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This folder contains a set of letters from a wide variety of people addressed to George Dillwyn. There are also a number of other documents including an extract of the will of Jeremiah Bass, a diagram labeled as "Journey of the Prodigal Son from Home & back again," and a small number of letters of which Dillwyn was not the sender or recipient.

Letters to George Dillwyn (and other papers) re: settlement of family estates, 1787-1820.
Box 2
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Includes correspondence, accounts, and other documents related to the estate of Henry Hill. Most of the correspondence is to or from George Dillwyn

Notes on Slavery [Added 1972], 1738-1820.
Box 2
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Four small notes related to slavery

Lamar, Hill, Bissett & Co., 1775-1786.
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Correspondence related to Lamar, Hill, Bisset & Co. in Madeira

Re: Mary Lamar and Lamar, Hill, Bissett & Co., 1773-1796.
Box 2
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Includes financial accounts of Lamar, Hill, Bissett & Co. and correspodence about the accounts and business decisions of the firm

Sundry Estates, 1738-1820.
Box 2
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This folder includes a range of correspondence and financial accounts related to George Dillwyn and his family members. The most prominent correspodent is Dillwyn's nephew Richard Hill Morris, but there are also letters from Gideon Wells and Henry Drinker.

Richard Harrision, 1649.
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A letter from Richard Harrison to Ann Weldan. The note on the letter says Harrison and Weldan were the great-grandparents of Jane Snowden.

Medical Prescriptions, Notes and Memoranda, 1811.
Box 2
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A small bound booklet titled "Medical Prescripts, Notes & Memoranda." There is an index with ailments and the page addressing the ailment is listed. In addition to those recommendations there is a page on Apothecaries Weights and a few miscellaneous pages and notes inserted in the book.

Extracts from Vicesimus Knox, Not dated.
Box 3
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A bound notebook with extracts of Vicesimus Knox copied into it.

Extracts from A Fountain of Gardens, 1697.
Box 3
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A bound notebook with extracts of A Fountain of Gardens and attributed to J. Lead. Inside the front cover there is a large inscription that says "For George Dillwyn."

Schedules: Financial Records Hill Family Property, 1798-1819.
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This folder consists of a notebook containing financial records of Hill family property and memoranda. Diagrams of property also feature prominently.

Memoranda Respecting the House in Madeira, 1772-1791.
Box 3
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Consists of a booklet where records of accounts and correspondence related to a house in Madeira are written

Dialogue, Not dated.
Box 3
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A booklet with copies of dialogues between two voices which relate most often to war.

Notes on the Discipline, Not dated.
Box 3
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A booklet (and a set of notes placed in the cover of the booklet) titled "Notes on Discipline."

Collection of Notes and Remarks...Book of Discipline, Not dated.
Box 3
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A set of notes, bound like a notebook, copied from the Book of Discipline.

Devotional Expletives and Scripture Sentences.
Box 3
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A bound booklet titled "Devotional Expletives & Scripture Sentences" and attributed to "Anon."

Nautical Observations and Other Miscellaneous Memos.
Box 3
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A small notebook with notes on nautical observations, "chimnies" [likely a different spelling of chimneys], paints sold by a merchant, and other miscellaneous notes.

Essay on Theophilanthropism, 1817.
Box 3
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A small phamphlet discussing theophilanthropism.There is occaisional commentary in another color on ink.

Relative to Our Religious Society.
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A set of notes and newspaper clippings about religious society

Scraps prepared for the Reading Book.
Box 3
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This folder consists of a small envelope of scraps, notes, and other miscellaneous documents labelled as "Scraps Prepared for the Reading Book but not printed Moral and Religious"

List of Phamphlets.
Box 3
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A booklet which, according to its index, includes the name, author and publication date of phamphlets on topics including slavery, biography, French Tracts, and poetry

Extracts.
Box 3
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This folder contains a small envelope filled with 15 miscellanous notes, scraps, and extracts.

Miscellaneous Notes.
Box 3
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Includes two marbled paper folders of miscellaneous clippings and notes.

Miscellaneous Notes, 1738-1820.
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This folder contains a wide array of miscellaneous materials connected to George Dillwyn. There are extracts from fiction and non-fiction works, brief writings on a single topic, and letters.

Miscellaneous Notes, 1738-1820.
Box 4
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This folder contains a wide array of miscellaneous materials connected to George Dillwyn. There are extracts from fiction and non-fiction works, brief writings on a single topic, and letters.

Miscellaneous Notes, 1738-1820.
Box 4
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This folder contains a wide array of miscellaneous materials connected to George Dillwyn. There are extracts from fiction and non-fiction works, brief writings on a single topic, and letters.

Miscellaneous Notes, 1738-1820.
Box 4
Scope and Contents

This folder contains a wide array of miscellaneous materials connected to George Dillwyn. There are extracts from fiction and non-fiction works, brief writings on a single topic, and letters.

Sarah Dillwyn letters to George Dillwyn, 1760-1800.
Box 4
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Includes letters sent from Sarah Dillwyn to George Dillwyn, her husband.

Sarah Dillwyn Miscellaneous Letters, 1760-1803.
Box 4
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Includes letters written by Sarah Dillwyn to a range of other people. Hannah Moore, Deborah Morris and Margaret Morris are the most common recipients of the letters.

Dillwyn, Sarah (Hill) Additions, 1971, 1738-1826.
Box 4
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This folder contains a small notebook with notes about a recipe, clothing items, and a newspaper extract. Additionally, correspondence between Sarah Dillwyn and others is included.

Dillwyn, Susanna (later Emlen) and Margaret Morris, 11 mo. 1785.
Box 4
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A joint letter between Susanna Dillwyn and Margaret Morris to Deborah [Smith?] or possibly Deborah Morris

Dodshon, Frances, 12 mo. 27, 1774.
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A letter from Dodshon to the Kind of England which pleads with him to avoid bloodshed in dealing with his American subjects.

Dreams and Visions of Friends, 1722-1813.
Box 4
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A folder of ten documents each recording an individual's vision or dream as related by them to other Friends.

Drummond, Mary, 6 mo. 17, 1764.
Box 4
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A letter from Mary Drummond addressed to Doctor Charles Moore

Eddy, Thomas, 1825.
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A letter from Thomas Eddy to John Morton in Philadelphia assuring Morton that if he trusts in the Lord and Savior things will improve

Ellerton, Mary, 1704.
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A document with copied down "Declarations" made by Mary Ellerton at various Quaker Meetings

Ellwood, Thomas (and John Field), 1683-1706.
Box 4
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This folder contains a copy of a letter from Thomas Ellwood to John Field Hungerhill which discusses marriage between near relations. (These specific circumstances center around a man who wished to marry his deceased wife's sister. There are also George Dillwyn's notes on Thomas Ellwood's letter, plus other notes and copy of a letter by George Fox, in G.D.'s hand, on same subject.

Embry, Samuel, 1776.
Box 4
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A letter from Samuel Embry to John Smith

Emlen, Samuel (1730-1799), 12 mo. 6, 1779.
Box 4
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A letter from Samuel Emlen to Charles and Martha Moore

Emlen, Samuel (1730-1799) (Letters), 1776-1794.
Box 4
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A set of letters from Samuel Emlen, four of which are business related, two are addressed to Benjamin Smith, one is addressed to George Dillwyn inviting him to Emlen's father's funeral, and one is addressed to an unknown recipient expressing sympathy over death of Benjamin Smith (?) in yellow fever epidemic in Phila.

Emlen, Anne, 1783-1786.
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Two letters from Anne Emlen, one addressed to Sarah Dillwyn and one addressed to an unknown recepient in New Garden

Emlen, Samuel, Additions 1791, 1766-1837.
Box 5
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Includes correspondence and financial accounts (rent, estates, owed money) of Samuel Emlen

Emlen, Samuel, 1766-1837 (Accounts), 1804-1818.
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This folder contains the financial accounts of Samuel Emlen, primarily with John Elliot Cresson

Emlen, Samuel (1766-1837), 1837.
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A document of "Some words of Samuel Emlen in his various afflictions"

Eutis, Phebe, 2 mo. 25, 1801.
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A certificate of Phebe Eutis's disownment from the Monthly Meeting of the Southern District of Philadelphia

Emlen Institute, 1837-1848.
Box 5
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Includes extract from Samuel Emlen's will, endowing the Emlen Institute (for educating African Americans and Indigenous Americans); also accounts, reports, and correspondence concerning the School.

Fisher Family, 1757-1838.
Box 5
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This folders includes: miscellaneous correspondence and financial accounts of members of the Fisher family; financial materials related to Joshua Fisher and Sons; correspondence of Samuel Rowland Fisher and an account of his death in his son Thomas Gilpin's hand; an unattributed travel account with financial records

Fitch, Clyde W., 1831.
Box 5
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A letter from Clyde W. Fitch to Daniel B. Smith

Fothergill, Samuel, 1757.
Box 5
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Three letters from Samuel Fothergill to Samuel Emlen, David Barclay & Sons, and a copy of a letter to C. Letsome M.D.

Fox, George, Undated.
Box 5
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This folder contains a portrait of George Fox, a single page (both the original and black and white copies) of his writing, and a typed page discussing the provenance of the George Fox Holograph Manuscripts.

France, Friends In, 1785.
Box 5
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Includes two documents titled "A Summary Account of the Friends in Congenies, Calvisson, and St. Gilles near Nismes in Languedoc, called by the World Quakers or Fanaticks," an epistle from Hismes, a "List of Persons prefessing with Friends in the South of France."

France, le Secretaire du Cabinet du Roi, 1837.
Box 5
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A letter from Le Secretaire du Cabinet du Roi to Peter A. Browne

Friends Hospital for Mental and Nervous Diseases, Philadelphia, PA.
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A map of the "Plot of the Ground Purchased Near Frankford for the Asylum" and a "Map of the Asylum Farm" (both an original and a scan).

Friends' Meetings, 1824-1828.
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This folder includes miscellaneous minutes from Quaker meetings

Fry, Elizabeth, Not dated.
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A small ticket of admission which says "Admit the Bearer to the Female Side of Newgate, at Half past Ten on the Instant" and is signed by Elizabeth Fry. Newgate refers to Newgate Prison.

Gage, Thomas, July 13-Nov.21, 1765.
Box 5
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Includes three bills of exchange

Gilpin Family, 1814-1815.
Box 5
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A set of letters addressing the affairs of the Gilpin family. There is also a birth note for William Gilperin, recorded as the son of Mary and Joshua Gilpin

Girard, Steven, 1819.
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A bill of exchange in Philadelphia

Godfrey, Thomas, 1739.
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A bill charged to Thomas Penn. in Philadelphia

Godman, Angelica, 1831-1835.
Box 5
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Includes five letters to Daniel B. Smith in which she discusses her problems in running a school to raise her children and asks advice. Also includes a sketch of Mme. de Stael

Godman, Eleanor, 1845.
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A letter from Eleanor Godman to Daniel B. Smith; she invites him to her wedding to Dr. Wm. W. Goldsmith; thanks him for his kindness to her family

Godman, Dr. John G., 1829-1830.
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Includes six letters from Dr. John G. Godman to Daniel B. Smith in addition to two engraved portraits of Godman

Godman, Margrette, July 9, 1832 -Sept. 7, 1844.
Box 5
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This folder contains four letters from Margrette Godman to Daniel B. Smith; in the letters she tells of her and Angelica's plan to give up school in N.Y. and start one in Baltimore; tells of progress in Baltimore, Angelica's flightiness; tells of new position as head mistress of school in Cumberland, Pa.; pays back some money; asks for more

Gracechurch Street Monthly Meeting, 1795.
Box 5
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Include extracts from Yearly Meeting Epistle, on subject of evading the use of Stamps

Gray, Asa, 1862.
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Letter from Asa Gray to Daniel B. Smith thanking him for the gift of Wistaria seed

Green, Maj. General Nathaniel, 1781.
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This folder contain a letter to Thomas Abel and his companion, who in travelling through the Carolinas towards Georgia were stopped [by the Army] and informed him of it. (Copy in handwriting of George Dillwyn; whereabouts of original, unknown.)

Grellet, Rebecca, 7 mo. 25, 1812.
Box 5
Scope and Contents

Extract of a letter, sent to Rebecca Grellet by Stephen Grellet, from Friends at Pyrmont to London Yearly Meeting for Sufferings

Grellet, Stephen, 3mo. 17, 1822.
Box 5
Scope and Contents

A letter from Stephen Grellet to Margaret M. Smith in Burlington New York. In the letter he sympathizes with the death of her mother.

Griffith, William, 1819.
Box 5
Scope and Contents

Letter to George Dillwyn, Burlington, New Jersey from Willaim Griffith. In the letter Griffith explains failure of N.J. Legislature to comply with wishes of Friends, on a certain piece of legislation

Griffitts, Hannah, 1776-1817.
Box 5
Scope and Contents

This folder primarily consists of correspondence from Hannah Griffitts to Milcah M. Moore and an account of Griffitts's final illness and death.

Grubb, Sarah (Tuke), 1mo. 28, 1787.
Box 5
Scope and Contents

A letter from Sarah (Tuke) Grubb to Sarah Dillwyn discussing George Dillwyn's criticisms of her

Hadwen, Dorcas, 1792.
Box 5
Scope and Contents

This folder contains a booklet of copied letters from Friends as copied by Dorcas Hadwen. The letter writers included Samuel Fothergill, Frances Dodgston, John Locke, and Robert Barclay

Haines, Reuben (Property in Germantown), 1831-1838.
Box 5
Scope and Contents

Includes financial accounts of the Estate of Reuben Haines about property in Germantown

Haines, Reuben (Property in Hartung's Alley), 1832-1837.
Box 6
Scope and Contents

Includes financial accounts of the Estate of Reuben Haines about property in Hartung's Alley

Haines, Reuben (Miscellaneous Accounts), 1833-1843.
Box 6
Scope and Contents

Includes financial accounts of the Estate of Reuben Haines concerning purchases, sales, property, and loans.

Hamilton, James, 1756.
Box 6
Scope and Contents

A letter from James Hamilton to an unclear recipient (possibly a Doctor Hill)

Hare, Prof. Robert, 1835.
Box 6
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Two letters from Robert Hare, one addressed to E. M. Smith and one to Daniel B. Smith

Harvey, Jacob, 1833.
Box 6
Scope and Contents

A letter from Jacob Harvey to Daniel B. Smith

Hazard, Peter, 1794.
Box 6
Scope and Contents

A notarized document in which Peter Hazard declared David Howell of Providence, Rhode Island his attorney.

Henderson, William, 8mo. 3, 1729.
Box 6
Scope and Contents

A document admitting Henderson's error in a conflict between him and other Friends in the Dublin Meeting

Hicks, Deborah, 1840-1841.
Box 6
Scope and Contents

This folder contains the will and inventory of belongings of Deborah Hicks, bill from the undertaker, a related financial account, and set of letters to Daniel B. Smith

Hicks, Elias, 1816.
Box 6
Scope and Contents

A letter from Elias Hicks to Samuel Parson in New York

Hill, Henry, 1774-1793.
Box 6
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Two letters from Henry Hill to his sister (possibly M. H. Besel?)

Hill Family, 1720-1793.
Box 6
Scope and Contents

This folder includes correspondence between members of the Hill family. There is a set of original letters and a small number of typed transcriptions from the 1970's.

Hilles, Margaret H., 1825-1841.
Box 6
Scope and Contents

Includes correspondence between Margarent H. Hilles in Wilmington and Margaret M. Smith in Burlington, New Jersey. There are also a few letters to David B. Smith too.

Horne, Suzanna, 7mo. 11, 1813.
Box 6
Scope and Contents

A letter from Suzanna Horne to George Dillwyn, written before Horne sailed for home

Hunger Hill Meeting, 2mo. 4, 1681.
Box 6
Scope and Contents

A certificate of clearness for marriage for Joyce Olive from the Hunger Hill Meeting in Bucks County England

Hunt, William, 1772.
Box 6
Scope and Contents

Includes two copies of a letter from William Hunt in Dublin, Ireland, to to the Quarterly Meeting of Ministers and Elders, to be held at New Garden in North Carolina; a letter from William Hunt to D. B. Sr.; a copy of "Expressions of William Hunt during his last illness" as recorded by Elizabeth Coates

Treaties and other documents, Late 18th cent.
Box 6
Scope and Contents

Miscellaneous papers concerning treaties and other matters, between settler colonists and the Cherokee and the Lenape (Delaware) peoples.

Ingraham, Edward D., 1848.
Box 6
Scope and Contents

A letter from Edward D. Ingraham to Mr. Gilpin which asks about motto on William Penn's seal

Ireland, John, 1787.
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Scope and Contents

This folder contains a copy of a letter from John Ireland to to Matthew Wright which gives the history of early French Quakers

James, Isabella, 1864.
Box 6
Scope and Contents

A letter from Isabella James to Daniel B. Smith with a certificate enclosed thanking Smith for his donation of several autograph letters to the Great Central Fair (for the Sanitary Commission)

Jones, Benjamin, 4mo. 29, 1800.
Box 6
Scope and Contents

A certificate from the Meeting of Friends in the Southern District of Philadelphia sent to the Monthly Meeting of the northern district recommending Benjamin, Rebecca, and Walter Jones for the Meeting

Jones, Rebecca, 1781.
Box 6
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A letter from Rebecca Jones of Philadelphia to Sarah Dillwyn of Burlington, New Jersey

Jordan, Richard, 1808.
Box 6
Scope and Contents

A letter from Richard Jordan in Hartford to Abigal Robinson in Newport, Rhode Island

Keith, George.
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This folder contains a document titled "Part of the testimony of denial given forth against Geo. Keith" in Meetings

Lamar Family, 1770-1772.
Box 6
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Two letters from Margaret Hill Lamar, one to Henry Hill and one to Sarah and George Dillwyn; a financial account of some kind

Lardner, D., Sept. 17, 1841.
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A letter from D. Lardner to J. J. Smith asking for help in getting small mechanical models through Customs and safely to New York; praises Phila. Library

Laurens, John, 1778.
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This folder contains a letter from John Laurens to Major General Greene requesting the provision of quarters fro a regiment

Lawrence, John, Sept. 15, 1766.
Box 6
Scope and Contents

A letter from John Lawrence to John Wharton requesting wine

Leinster Province Men's Meeting, Dublin, 4mo. 29-30, 1785.
Box 6
Scope and Contents

A document describing the proceedings of "a men's meeting for Leinster Province held in Dublin"

Lindley, Jacob, 1793.
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A letter from Jacob Lindley to Thomas Fisher and Hannah Lindley

Logan, Deborah, 1741.
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This folder contains a document with two signatures of D. Logan pasted onto it

Logan, George.
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A document authorizing Samuel R. Fisher and David Barclay, on behalf of George Logan, to regain lost payments for land sold by Archibald Drummond (on behalf of William Logan)

Logan, James, 1741.
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Scope and Contents

Original copy of a letter to Robert Jordan and others on subject of Friends holding posts in civil government

Logan, James and Wharton, Joseph Jr., 1767.
Box 6
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A letter from James Logan and Joseph Wharton Jr. to Capt. Joseph Anthony asking for news of William Richardson

London Yearly Meeting.
Box 6
Scope and Contents

A small note with minutes respecting Second Day Morning's Meeting of Ministers and Elders in the London Yearly Meeting

London Yearly Meeting- Meeting for Sufferings, 1737-1757.
Box 6
Scope and Contents

A set of three epistles to the London Yearly Meeting Meeting for Sufferings

Lovel, Edith, 1781.
Box 6
Scope and Contents

"Extracts of Letters from Edith Lovel to her Husband." A note at the end of the extracts describes how Lovel would drown at sea soon after the last letter

Loyd, Grace, 1728.
Box 6
Scope and Contents

A letter from Grace Loyd to Thomas Richardson expressing her condolences at the death of Richardson's wife

Madison, D[olly] P., 1842.
Box 6
Scope and Contents

A letter from Dolly P. Madison to Thomas Gilpin

Majolier, Louis, 1816.
Box 6
Scope and Contents

A letter from Louis Majolier to Benjamin Johnson and a letter from Benjamin Johnson to George Dillwyn

Marshall, J[ohn], 1831.
Box 6
Scope and Contents

A letter from John Marshall to Messrs. Carey and Lea concerning interpretation of newly passed copyright law, as it affects a new edition of Marshall's own book

Marsillac, Jean de, 1788-1797.
Box 6
Scope and Contents

Includes two letters, both from Jean de Marsillac, one addressed to Benjamin Rotch and the other to John Elliot Alencon; extracts from a letter from Jean de Marsillac to S. G. B.; an account of Jean de Marsillac's ministry at Newport Rhode Island

Mease, James, 1807-1840.
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Scope and Contents

A letter from James Mease to Thomas Gilpin in Philadelphia. The letter encloses a separate letter from Sir Joseph Banks, as a gift. Enclosed letter discusses British vs. American agriculture; expresses hopes for peaceful relations between the U.S. and Britain

Miscellaneous, 1686-1931.
Box 6
Scope and Contents

This folder contains an array of miscellaneous materials including receipts, a small number of letters, financial accounts, land deeds, and a set of typed transcribed letters.

Moore, Charles, 1751-1967.
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Includes: Notes on his life by Whitfield Bell, Jr., American Philosophical Society Library; Certificate from Dr. Thomas Young of Edinburgh, saying that Chas. Moore had attended two of his courses in midwifery, Edinburgh; Poem on occasion of 1st. Anniversary of his marriage with Milcah Martha (Hill); Three letters to his in-laws, about family matters; Papers concerning settlement of his estate

Moore, Hannah, Most Undated.
Box 6
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Primarily consists of correspondence from Hannah Moore to her sister Milcah Martha Moore

Moore, John, 1801.
Box 6
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A letter from John Moore to Martha Moore

Moore, Margaret, 1742.
Box 6
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A letter from Margaret Moore to Richard Hill which remonstrates with him for leaving Quakers

Moore, Milcah Martha (Hill), 1748-1817.
Box 6
Scope and Contents

This folder includes: a set of fragments of documents; preface to her book, and 3 letters; papers re: her school at Montgomery; letters and notes written by Milcah M. Moore; letters and verses addressed to Milcah M. Moore; a document on the character of Dr. Charles Moore and his wife (Milcah M. Moore); an inventory of the financial matters of Milcah M. Moore's estate

Moore, Milcah Martha (Genealogical Material), 1699-1816.
Box 7
Scope and Contents

Includes genealogical material related to Hill, Lamar, Bissett, Lloyd, Morris, Smith, and other related families. Most pieces are small notes, but letters asking about family circumstances and larger papers related to tracing the genealogy are also included.

Moore, Samuel Dreston, M. D., 1755-1803.
Box 7
Scope and Contents

Three letters, one from William Richards to Samuel Preston; one from Samuel Preston to an unknown recipient; one from James Vaux to an unknown recipient

Morris, Anthony, 1715.
Box 7
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A note from the Philadelphia Monthy Meeting sending their reassurances in the character of Anthony Morris to anyone Morris might encounter as he travels around England

Letters to Milcah Martha Moore (1/2), 1777-1804.
Box 7
Scope and Contents

This folder (the first of two) contains correspondence from Margaret Hill Morris to her sister Milcah Martha Moore and Dr. Charles Moore

Letters to Milcah Martha Moore (2/2), 1777-1804.
Box 7
Scope and Contents

This folder (the second of two) contains correspondence from Margaret Hill Morris to her sister Milcah Martha Moore and Dr. Charles Moore

Letters to Sarah and George Dillwyn, 1757-1802.
Box 7
Scope and Contents

Includes correspondence written by Margaret Hill Morris to Sarah and George Dillwyn

Letters to Hannah (Hill) Moore, 1758-1779.
Box 7
Scope and Contents

This folder contains correspondence between Margaret Hill Morris and her sister Hannah (Hill) Moore

Letters to Children of Margaret Hill Morris, 1781-1811.
Box 7
Scope and Contents

Includes correspondence from Margaret Hill Morris to her children

Morris, Margaret (Hill) Additions Folder 1, 1763-1804.
Box 8
Scope and Contents

This folder contains a range of additional correspondence from Margaret Hill Morris to her children, Sarah Dillwyn, Milcah Martha Moore, and others.

Morris, Margaret (Hill) Additions Folder 2, 1759-1813.
Box 8
Scope and Contents

Includes a range of notes, prayers, and loose leaf journal entries of Margaret Hill Morris

Letters to Hannah Griffitts, 1798-1804.
Box 8
Scope and Contents

Letters from Margaret Hill Morris to her cousin Hannah Griffitts

Letters to Grandchildren of Margaret Hill Morris, 1804-1812.
Box 8
Scope and Contents

This folder contains letter written by Margaret Hill Morris to her grandchildren

Letters to [Rachel?] (Hill) Wells and Richard Wells, 1780-1799.
Box 8
Scope and Contents

Includes letters written by Margaret Hill Morris to [Rachel Hill] Wells and Richard Wells

Miscellaneous, ca. 1800.
Box 8
Scope and Contents

A small set of miscellaneous documents, verses, and notes related to Margaret Hill Morris including: quit-claim to share of lapsed legacy in sister Hannah (Hill) Moore's will; Instructions for disposition of personal possessions not mentioned in her own will; two verses

Morris, Mary.
Box 8
Scope and Contents

A note on the case of Elizabeth (Morris) Hall who married a non-Quaker man and a letter from Mary Morris (mother of Elizabeth) apologizing for giving her consent to her daughter's marriage and asking to be readmitted into the Southern district Philadelphia Monthly Meeting

Morris, Richard Hill, 1793-1809.
Box 8
Scope and Contents

This folder contains letters from Richard Hill Morris to others including his sister, telling of the death of [his daughter?] Molly; Sarah and George Dillwyn, telling of the death of Hannah Hill Moore; Samuel Emlen

Receipt Books, 1823-1828.
Box 8
Scope and Contents

Includes two receipt books with receipts concerning the estate of John Morton. Robert Morton is noted as the estate executor.

Receipt Book and Ledger Books, 1821-1854.
Box 8
Scope and Contents

Includes a receipt book (1833-1838) and two ledger books, one (1822-1834) labelled as "Account book for Smith medicines," and a second (1821-1854)

Ledger Book, 1828-1838.
Box 8
Scope and Contents

A ledger with the title "Robert Morton Acting Exec. of Estate of John Morton with B. N. A." on the front [B. N. A. refers to Bank of North America]

Checks, 1828-1831.
Box 8
Scope and Contents

Four parcels of checks, one for each year of 1828-1831,

Checks, 1832-1835.
Box 8
Scope and Contents

Four parcels of checks, one for each year of 1832-1835

Checks, 1836-1837.
Box 8
Scope and Contents

Two parcels of checks, one for 1836 and one for 1837

Accounts, 1831-1838.
Box 9
Scope and Contents

A book of cash accounts for the estate of John Morton

Accounts, 1828-1845.
Box 9
Scope and Contents

A book of accounts for the estate of John Morton (a frequent entry is "statement of the rents" on Morton's estate). Also includes a copy of John Morton's will

Leases, 1800-1823.
Box 9
Scope and Contents

This folder contains leases of property of John Morton to others: John Morton to son, John Morton, Jr., and Alexander Wilson; John Morton to Alexander Wilson and Samuel Canby, Jr., John Morton to William Poole and Samuel S. Poole, (Farms, and mills along Brandywine Creek) Also, William Poole and Samuel S.Poole, to John Morton: Memo re lease of mill (Counterpart lease for stores on wharf, in Phil.); John Morton to James Canby, (Property along Brandywine Creek); John Morton to Bunker & Starr

Tax Bills, 1828-1844.
Box 9
Scope and Contents

Includes notes for tax bills on the estate of John Morton

Deeds, 1794.
Box 9
Scope and Contents

A deed and related document for lands in Alleghany Co. sold by Morton for taxes

Morton, John. Estate., 1818-1824.
Box 9
Scope and Contents

A bond of Emmor Kimber and other bonds and notes which could not be collected by executors of the estate

Unrecoverable Debts, 1826-1845.
Box 9
Scope and Contents

Two accounts of unrecoverable debts

Papers re: New Wharf, 1833-1835.
Box 9
Scope and Contents

Includes documents re: permission of heirs of John Morton to executors to improve wharf, contract with Thomas D. Grover to build wharf, and accounts of expenses for the improvements

William Thomas's Accounts, re: Wharf and Stores, 1833-1845.
Box 9
Scope and Contents

Accounts re: Rents, wharfage, and storage, collected from wharf on Delaware River and stores

Paid Bills (John Morton Estate), 1825-1845.
Box 9
Scope and Contents

Miscellaneous notes and bills paid by the John Morton Estate

An account with Morton and Wilson, and Bonds, and Notes from Same, 1803-1812.
Box 9
Scope and Contents

Folder includes John Morton, Jr.'s, and Alexander Wilson's accounts with John Morton, #1-28; also bonds and notes from Morton and Wilson, bearing interest (with preliminary explanation), 6 items; notes not bearing interest

Morton, John. Papers re: Settlement of Affaris with Executors (1/2), 1812-1834.
Box 10
Scope and Contents

Accounts, correspondence, and bills related to the settlement of the John Morton estate and its executors Alexander Wilson and Samuel Canby. Most of the correspondence is between Wilson, Canby and John Morton Jr. (son of the John Morton, creator of the estate)

Morton, John. Papers re: Settlement of Affaris with Executors (2/2), 1812-1834.
Box 10
Scope and Contents

Accounts, correspondence, and bills related to the settlement of the John Morton estate and its executors Alexander Wilson and Samuel Canby. Most of the correspondence is between Wilson, Canby and John Morton Jr. (son of the John Morton, creator of the estate).

Accounts of Lands in New York and on Sugar Creek, PA, 1809.
Box 10
Scope and Contents

A set of documents describing land patents/deeds for land in New York and Pennsylvania. John Morton is indicated to have land in Lycoming County in New York and around Sugar Creek and Armstrong County in Pennsylvania.

Map of Lands on Sandy Lick Cree, Armstrong Co. and Statement of Sale, 1829.
Box 10
Scope and Contents

A sale of land in Armstrong County and a map of land near Sandy Lick Creek. It is unclear exactly what plot of land on the map was purchased by Morton.

Draughts of lands in Wilmington and along the Brandywine, 1808?.
Box 10
Scope and Contents

Draughts of "divers lots of land of John Morton situated in the Borough of Wilmington and County of New Castle in the State of Delaware"

Draught of mill and mill lot at Brandywine.
Box 10
Scope and Contents

A sketch of a piece of land labelled as "Draught of mill and mill lot at Brandywine, conveyed by executors of John Morton to A[lexander] Wilson."

Bill and Funeral Expenses of Peter Roy, 1830.
Box 10
Scope and Contents

Bills paid for the funeral expense of Peter Roy by the executors of the John Morton estate

Miscellaneous (1/2), 1735-1865.
Box 10
Scope and Contents

Miscellaneous accounts, bills, mortgages, and legal agreements as related to John Morton and his estate

Miscellaneous (2/2), 1735-1865.
Box 10
Scope and Contents

Miscellaneous accounts and correspondence, largely concerning settlement of John Morton's estate and controversy between his executors and those of his son, John, Jr.

Statements of rents, repairs, and taxes on property, 1823-1839.
Box 10
Scope and Contents

A set of bills and documents describing rents, repairs and taxes on John Morton's property in Wilmington and Brandywine

Morton, Robert. Letters concerning settlement of father and brother's estates, 1829-1845.
Box 10
Scope and Contents

Includes correspondence between Robert Morton and the executors of his father (John Morton) and brother (John Morton Jr.)'s estates

Additional Morton Family Paper, 1774-1887.
Box 10
Scope and Contents

This folder contains: a copy of Samuel Morton's will; a deed of trust between Samuel Morton, John H. Cresson, and Robert Morton; Forster family tree, with incomplete letter, Phil., addressed to Joseph Forster; Letter from John Morton to daughter, Esther (Morton) Smith; Letter from Daniel B. Smith to Abigail Robinson; Trustee's accounts, Samuel C. Morton with Esther M. Smith, under trust created by will of Esther Morton Thomas; Letter from Mary (Robinson) Morton to her husband, John Morton (incomplete) Lynchburg with a typed transcript copy.

Morton, Robert, Estate, Bonds, 1851-1857.
Box 11
Scope and Contents

Includes bonds connected to Robert Morton's estate

Morton, Samuel. Minutes for travelling in ministry with Rachel Wilson, 1768.
Box 11
Scope and Contents

A note indicating that Samuel Morton should accompany Rachel Wilson in her travelling in ministry

Morton, Jane. Request for Reinstatement, 10 mo. 22 1800.
Box 11
Scope and Contents

A letter from Jane Morton to the Monthly Meeting of Friends in Philadelphia's Southern District requesting reinstatement after she married with the assistance of a priest

Susanna Morton, 1900.
Box 11
Scope and Contents

The will of Susanna Morton and a set of documents related to the execution of said will

Pemberton, Phoebe (Lewis Morton), 1760-1812.
Box 11
Scope and Contents

This folder includes: correspondence between Phoebe Morton Pemberton and her father-in-law James Morton, an extract from the will of James Morton, and a note indicating that "Phebe Pemberton departed this life 8mo 22 1812"

Mott, Lucretia, 1841.
Box 11
Scope and Contents

A letter from Lucretia Mott to Thomas Gilpin in Philadelphia

Murray, Lindley, 1787.
Box 11
Scope and Contents

A letter from Lindley Murray to Sarah Dillwyn

Newport Monthly Meeting, 1723.
Box 11
Scope and Contents

Certificate for travel for Thomas Richardson, addressed to Friends in Great Britain. Newport, R.I.

Norris, Joseph P., 1785.
Box 11
Scope and Contents

A letter from Joseph P. Norris to Sarah Dillwyn in London

Nuttall, Thomas, 1856.
Box 11
Scope and Contents

A letter from Thomas Nuttall to G. W. Carpenter which says he is sending new species of rhododendron plants, seeds for which were collected by his nephew in India.

Opie, A[melia?], 1830.
Box 11
Scope and Contents

A letter from A[melia?] Opie to Thomas Wilkin

Parrish, Susan, 8 mo. 1818.
Box 11
Scope and Contents

A letter from Susan Parrish to her aunt and uncle

Peale, Titian R., 1824.
Box 11
Scope and Contents

A letter for Titian R. Peale to Daniel B. Smith which expresses approval of Osborne's water color paints, sent him on trial by D.B.S.

Peck, Hannah, 1818.
Box 11
Scope and Contents

A letter from Hannah Peck to G[eorge] Dillwyn which asks help in recovering a legacy

Pemberton, Elizabeth (Lloyd), 1707, 1778, 1797.
Box 11
Scope and Contents

This folder includes two letters, one from Elizabeth (Lloyd) Pemberton to Deborah Moore and one from John Parrish to John Pemberton; a note titled "Character of Elizabeth Pemberton" and attributed to James Logan

Penn Family, 1681-1719.
Box 11
Scope and Contents

Includes: a letter for Anne Penn to one of Henry Hill's sisters; a deed to Daniel Smith for 2000 acres of land in Pennsylvania as signed by William Penn; Copy from the Redding Record, of a Testimony concerning William Penn from the Monthly Meeting for Berkshire, held at Reading; a pen and ink genealogy map of the Penn family (n.d)

Pennington, Isaac, Not dated.
Box 11
Scope and Contents

A document attributed to Isaac Pennington titled "Thoughts on Unity and Uniformity"

Philadelphia Committee of Privates, 1775.
Box 11
Scope and Contents

Includes a document titled "Representation of the Philadelphia Committee of Privates against the Address of the People called Quakers." It seems to be a response to a rebuke by a set of Quakers

Philadelphia Monthly Meeting, 1801-1827.
Box 11
Scope and Contents

This folder contains a report to M.M. of Friends of Phila. for the Southern District, from committee appointed to visit schools, signed by Nicholas Waln and Mary Morton; an unattributed account of the Philadelphia Monthly Meeting; a document addressed to the Philadelphia Monthly Meeting of Friends on being more spiritual, less worldly, and avoiding the temptation of false reasoning

Philadelphia Monthly Meeting of Women Friends for the Southern District, 1799-1801.
Box 11
Scope and Contents

Includes rough draft of minutes and treasurer's accounts for the Philadelphia Monthly Meeting of Women's Friends in the Southern District

Philadelphia Yearly Meeting (Discipline of 1806), 1804-1805.
Box 11
Scope and Contents

Notes, memoranda, minutes, etc., on the Discipline of 1804-6, at the time of revision

Philadelphia Yearly Meeting, 1708-1737.
Box 11
Scope and Contents

This folder includes: a recommendation on the behavior of Friends in public; epistle to Yearly Meeting from unknown author; 3 epistles to Rhode Island Yearly Meeting, Burlington, and Philadelphia

Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of Women Friends, 1800.
Box 11
Scope and Contents

Extract from the minutes

Philadelphia Yearly Meeting - Meeting of Ministers and Elders, Not dated.
Box 11
Scope and Contents

7 Queries established to be read in the SelectMeeting, after 1765

Pike, [Zebulon], 1808.
Box 11
Scope and Contents

A letter from Zebulon Pike to Thomas Jefferson which tells of the origin and recommended care for some bears he captured in Mexico and brought back to U.S.

Poetry (1/2), 1756-1857.
Box 11
Scope and Contents

Poetry, original and copied, largely from Sarah and George Dillwyn

Poetry (2/2), 1756-1857.
Box 11
Scope and Contents

Poetry, original and copied, largely from Sarah and George Dillwyn

Pole, Thomas, 1792.
Box 11
Scope and Contents

A document with sentiments on Derbyshire Neck (goitre), a Medical opinion on causes and cures, London, from Thomas Pole

Prose Extracts, Primarily undated.
Box 11
Scope and Contents

A variety of prose extracts, abstracts, and copied letters

Pyrmont and Mindon Monthly Meeting, 1805.
Box 11
Scope and Contents

An epistle from the Pyrmont and Mindon Monthly Meeting to the London Yearly Meeting, (Copy of translation of the epistle)

Ramsay, Dr. David.
Box 11
Scope and Contents

A leaf of Dr. David Ramsay's A History of Revolution noted as page 80

Ramsey, James.
Box 11
Scope and Contents

Extract from his "Essay on the Treatment and Conversion of the African Slaves"

Recipes (Food and Medicine).
Box 11
Scope and Contents

Recipes for food and medicine, attributed to Elizabeth Robinson, Esther (Morton) Smith, Milcah Martha (Hill) Moore, et al.

Reflections, Essays, etc.
Box 11
Scope and Contents

A miscellaneous selection of reflections and essays

Rhode Island Quarterly Meeting, 1712-1784.
Box 11
Scope and Contents

This folder includes: an epistle signed by Ebenezer Slocum, Jacob Mott; an epistle to Rhode Island Yearly Meeting; an epistle from the Rhode Island Quarterly Meeting to its Monthly Meetings

Rhode Island Quarterly Meeting of Women Friends, 1775.
Box 11
Scope and Contents

Minutes of the Meeting which record correspondence with Men's Meeting about men's omission in failing to tell women they planned to rotate location of Quarterly Meetings

Rhode Island Yearly Meeting, 1712, 1732, 1735.
Box 11
Scope and Contents

Minutes from the Rhode Island Yearly Meeting

Richardson, James N., 1846-1847.
Box 11
Scope and Contents

Reflections on the state of the Society in England written by James N. Richardson. Glenmore, Ireland.Given to Charles F. Wakefield and his wife three days before his decease

Richardson, William, Copy from 1831.
Box 11
Scope and Contents

A copy of the marriage certificate between William Richardson and Amy Borden. Rhode Island

Rodman, Mary (Borden), 1797.
Box 11
Scope and Contents

A letter from Mary (Borden) Rodman to Sarah Robinson (incomplete)

Rotch, Miss [?], Undated.
Box 11
Scope and Contents

A note from a Miss Rotch to Daniel B. Smith with thanks for gift of minerals for her collection

Rush, Benjamin, 1786.
Box 11
Scope and Contents

Includes an extract from, "An Oration, delivered before the American Philosophical Society...Philadelphia... containing an Enquiry into the Influence of Physical Causes on the Moral Faculty."

Sands, David, 1792.
Box 11
Scope and Contents

A letter from David Sands to Charles Moore in Burlington

Sandwich Quarterly Meeting, 1712.
Box 11
Scope and Contents

An epistle from the Sandwich Quarterly Meeting to the New England Yearly Meeting

Schneidern, M. C., 1799.
Box 11
Scope and Contents

A letter from M. C. Schneidern in Berlin to Sarah and George Dillwyn

Scott, John, 1755.
Box 11
Scope and Contents

A letter from John Scott (in Madeira) to Richard Hill, telling him he wants to marry his daughter Harriet. [Includes original and typed transcription]

Shackleton, Elizabeth, 1786.
Box 11
Scope and Contents

A letter from Elizabeth Shackleton (in Ballitore) to Sarah Dillwyn in Bristol

Shackleton, Mary, 1787-1789.
Box 11
Scope and Contents

Two letters from Mary Shackleton in Ballitore to Sarah Dillwyn

Shaw, Joshua, 1838.
Box 11
Scope and Contents

A letter from Joshua Shaw to Daniel B. Smith which asks payment for a drawing

Simcock, Jane, Not dated.
Box 12
Scope and Contents

An epistle written by Jane Simcock--it notes that Simcock was 10 years old at the time of writing

Smith, Benjamin Letters to Family, 1779-1793.
Box 12
Scope and Contents

This folder largely consists of letters Benjamin Smith to his father Daniel Smith, concerning dry goods business. The last 15 items concern the yellow fever epidemic in Philadelphia 1793, in which Benjamin Smith died on Oct. 18

Smith, Benjamin Letters to John Smith, 1780-1793.
Box 12
Scope and Contents

Includes letters from Benjamin Smith to his brother in law John Smith of Green Hill

Smith, Benjamin Raper Papers (Exam Schedules and Additions), 1837-1889.
Box 12
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This folder contains examination schedules and report cards from the Haverford School [College] for Benjamin Raper Smith; correspondence between W. A. Brown and Jos. H. Coates and Benjamin Raper Smith; a passport for Smith signed by James G. Blaine; certificate of membership in the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy

Smith, Benjamin Raper Correspondence, 1837-1892.
Box 12
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This folder consists of correspondence between Benjamin Raper Smith and others, largely his family members.

S[mith], D[aniel], 1791.
Box 12
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A letter from D. S. [possibly Daniel Smith, father of Benjamin Smith] to Joseph Morgan

Smith, Daniel Letters to Benjamin Smith (1/2), 1784-1791.
Box 12
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Includes letters from Daniel Smith to his son Benjamin Smith

Smith, Daniel Letters to Benjamin Smith (2/2), 1792-1793.
Box 12
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Includes letters from Daniel Smith to his son Benjamin Smith

Smith, Daniel Letters to Deborah Morris, 1793-1797.
Box 12
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This folder includes letters from Daniel Smith to Deborah Morris Smith, wife of Daniel's deceased son Benjamin Smith

Smith, Daniel Letters to George Dillwyn, 1784-1793.
Box 12
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Letters from Daniel Smith to George Dillwyn

Smith, Daniel Jr., 1790-1793.
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Letters from Daniel Smith Jr. (son of Daniel Smith) to his brother Benjamin Smith

Smith, Daniel B. Letters to, 1823-1871.
Box 12
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This folder contains letters addressed to Daniel B. Smith (son of Benjamin Smith)

Smith, Daniel B., 1810-1835.
Box 12
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Includes correspondence to and from Daniel B. Smith, deeds and other legal documents, and an array of miscellaneous materials including poetry and a fragment of a street map

Smith, Daniel B. Lectures and Articles, 1839 and Not dated.
Box 12
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This folder includes: Four lectures, 5mo. 19 -6mo. 9, 1839; a Graduation address, incomplete; "Thoughts on the Times," Nos. 1, 2, 3; "The Structure and Revolutions of the Globe." Article prepared by Smith for The Friend. Incomplete.

Daniel B. Smith Additions, 1810-1835.
Box 13
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Includes correspondence both to and from Daniel B. Smith and a variety of others; poetry attributed to Smith; miscellaneous correspondence not written to or by Smith

Daniel B. Smith Letters to Margaret M. Smith, 1808-1821.
Box 13
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Includes letters written by Daniel B. Smith to his sister Margaret M. Smith

Daniel B. Smith Letters and Legal Papers re: Reuben Haines estate, 1773-1838.
Box 13
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This folder contains letters and legal papers concerning the estate of Reuben Haines, of which Daniel B. Smith was an executor.

Smith, Deborah (Morris), 1802-1804.
Box 13
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Includes an account between Deborah Smith and Richard Hill Morris

Ester Morton Smith Accounts of Estate, 1864-1875.
Box 13
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Includes accounts of Ester Morton Smith estate; anonymous poem to her; letters to Deborah (Fisher) Wharton

Ester Morton Smith Additions, 1854-1885.
Box 13
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This folder includes correspondence from Ester Morton Smith to others; Smith's will (manuscript copy); articles of agreement, between Passmore Williamson, trustee of Esther M. Smith, and others, and Susanna Morton, concerning property in Philadelphia.

Smith, George, 1794.
Box 13
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Two letters from George Smith, one to Daniel B. Smith and one to his sister

Smith, Guglielma Maria, 1815.
Box 13
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Letter from Guglielma Maria Smith to Daniel B. Smith

Smith, Joshua R., 1783-1793.
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Two letters from Joshua R. Smith to Daniel Smith (his father) and Benjamin Smith (his brother)

Smith, Margaret Morris, 1790-1855.
Box 13
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Includes letters from Margaret Morris Smith to Daniel B. Smith in Burlington, N.J, which concern business and family affairs; letter to her from J. [Cox], Oxmead; Wedding invitation to her from Rachel C. Pearsan and John J. Smith, Jr. New York; copy of legal document concerning settlement of her estate. Signed by Daniel B. Smith, Esther Morton Smith, and Benjamin R. Smith.

Smith, Margeret Morris; Letter to, 1820-1835.
Box 13
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This folder contains correspondence addressed to Margaret Morris Smith

Smith, Mary, 1780-1793.
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Includes correspondence between Mary Smith and her brother Benjamin Smith

Smith, Mary Morton, 1844-1850.
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Letters from Mary Morton Smith to her brother Benjamin R. Smith

Smith, Richard, 17th cent. original, possible 18th cent. copy.
Box 13
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Lines supposed to have been written by Richard Smith

Smith, Robert, 1785-1792.
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Two letters from Robert Smith to Benjamin Smith (his nephew)

Smith, Robert (Jr.), 1790-1826.
Box 13
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Includes correspondence from Robert Jr. Smith to Benjamin Smith, Margaret M. Smith, and Deborah Smith

Smith, Samuel, 1782.
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A letter from Samuel Smith to someone in New England

Smith, Sarah, 1785.
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Two letters from Sarah Smith to her son Benjamin Smith

Smith, William and Daniel, 1790.
Box 13
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A letter from William and Daniel Smith to Benjamin Smith

Smith Family.
Box 13
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A map of the genealogy of the Smith family represented in this collection (HCMC 955)

Speediman, Mary, 1784.
Box 13
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A letter from Mary Speediman to John Morton

Steele, John, Not dated.
Box 13
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A Parish Clerk's Publication respecting the Collection of Tythes from Friends. Extract from the Ipswich Journal

Stewardson, Thomas, 1806.
Box 13
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A letter from Thomas Stewardson to George Dillwyn which concerns business matters and the printing and distribution of the revised Discipline

Stirredge, James.
Box 13
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An invitation to George Dillwyn from James Stirredge to attend the funeral of Isaac Smith

Stroud, Joshua, 1800.
Box 13
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Certificate of Joshua Stroud and wife [Martha Stroud?] from Wilmington Monthly Meeting to Phila. M.M. for the Southern District. Signed by Wm. and Sarah Poole, Clerks

Sully, Thomas, 1824.
Box 13
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Two letters from Thomas Sully to Daniel B. Smith

Thiele, David George, 1800.
Box 13
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John Eliot's translation of letter from David George Thiele, from West Ufflen which tells of conversion to Friends' testimonies; mentions daughters, in service with "Friend Seebohm" at Pyrmont

Thomas, Abel, 1778.
Box 13
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Document titled "Abel Thomas's Narrative before the Governor and Council of New Jersey" which tells of journey in the ministry that took him and companions across enemy lines and back, an offense punishable by death; Governor gives him a pass and sends him on.

Tocqueville, Alexis Charles Henri Maurice Clérel de, Not dated.
Box 13
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A document, in the hand of Tocqueville, assessing the "coloured population"

Tuke, Esther, 1787-1789.
Box 13
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Salutation of Esther Tuke and her pupils at York School, to Sarah M. Grubb, her assistants, and pupils at Clonmel School; note to George Dillwyn

Tuke, William, 1772 and not dated.
Box 13
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Includes letter from William Tuke to Reuben Haines; an incomplete letter from Tuke concerning John Woolman; Silhouette of William Tuke

Waln, Jacob, Not dated.
Box 13
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A letter from Jacob Waln to Ester Morton Smith

Waln, Robert, 1827.
Box 13
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A letter from Robert Waln to Mary Morton which asks for introduction for his son-in-law to her influential friends in Rhode Island

Waring, Hannah, 1783-1791.
Box 14
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An extract from a letter letter to Samuel Waring of Alton. Forwarded to George Dillwyn, Smithfield Barrs

Warren, James C., 1800-1802.
Box 14
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Includes business letters and papers of James C. Warren

Wells, Hannah Hill, 1819.
Box 14
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A letter from Hannah Hill Wells to Milcah Martha (Hill) Moore

Wharton Family, 1765-1850.
Box 14
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Includes: 2 sketches by Anne Wharton; Charles Wharton, Tax assessment notice; Price lists of T. Ridgway Mertens & Co., Antwerp; John Jr. Wharton's Membership certificates in the Union Library Co. of Philadelphia and the Library Co. of Philadelphia, 1769; Joseph Wharton, certificate of appraisal of gold jewelry, signed by Joseph Richardson; Will of William Wharton (Recorded, Printed)

Wharton, Charles and Wharton Family, 1798.
Box 14
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A document describing sundry marriage certificates for marriages of Joesph and Charles Wharton; a document title "In memory of Mary C. Wharton wife of Charles H. Wharton"

Woolman, John, 1762.
Box 14
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A letter (including original copy and a typed transcription) of letter from John Woolman to John Smith

Anonymous, 1789.
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Two document without clear authors: one booklet of extracts and a letter acknowledging receipt of books, expressing sympathy, etc.

A. Hamilton, M. M. Moore, 1785-1862.
Box 14
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A note from Alexandar Hamilton to Milcah Martha Moore; a letter from Milcah Martha Moore to Sarah Dillwyn; two letters from S. Mifflin to Deborah Wharton

Facsimiles and Copies of Letters.
Box 14
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Facsimiles and copies of letters and documents of George Fox, William Penn, Benjamin Franklin, George Washington, and Thomas Gilpin

Pictures and Engravings (1/6).
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George Dillwyn (two engravings); Miers Fisher (photograph); Israel Drake (photograph); Deborah Wharton, Hannah W. Haydock, Sarah W. Hallowell, Anna N. Hallowell (photograph); Residence of Anthony Benezet Philadelphia (engraving); Isaac Collins (engraving); Thomas P. Cope (photograph); George and Sarah Dillwyn (engraving)

Pictures and Engravings (2/6).
Box 14
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Friends Meetinghouse and Acadamy, Philadelphia (engraving); Elizabeth Fry (engraving); Francis B. Garrett (photograph); Isaac Hough (photograph)

Pictures and Engravings (3/6).
Box 14
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Home of Abraham Redwood (photograph); Country Home of Abraham Redwood (photograph); Facsimile of letter from William Penn

Pictures and Engravings (4/6).
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William T. Richards (photograph); John Jay Smith photograph

Pictures #24.
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Engraving of Swarthmore Hall, England

Pictures #26-27.
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Photograph of Deborah Fisher Wharton

Pictures Miscellaneous.
Box 14
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John Wanton (photograph of illustration); The Martin Mansion (engraving); Robert Wharton (engraving)

Pictures #30.
Box 14
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Alex Wilson (engraving)

Sketches and Drawings by Unknown.
Box 14
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Pencil and watercolor sketches and an anonymous note to Reginald Heber, Bishop of Calcutta

Picture #20.
Box 14
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Hannah (Raper?) Smith (engraving under glass)

Picture #28, ca. 1860s?.
Box 26
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Two photographs of Deborah F. Wharton's front parlor (OVS)

Picture #16.
Box 26
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Tinted engraving of New Bedford with an additional guide to the buildings and people depicted in the engraving; Engraved portrait of William Redwood; Frontispiece to Rev. Dr. Soutwell's Universal Family Bible (OVS)

Esther Morton Smith Diary, 1920-1921.
Box 15
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Diary of Esther Morton Smith. Notably it details her visit to Gov. of Illinois with minute on race riots and visits to senators and congressmen concerning disarmament

Esther Morton Smith England Diaries (1/2), 1935.
Box 15
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Two notebooks labelled as diaries of Esther Morton Smith while she was in England

Esther Morton Smith England Diaries (2/2), 1935.
Box 15
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A notebook with entries by Esther Morton Smith while traveling in England. It is noted as the last of three volumes

Esther Morton Smith Notes on Pendle Hill and Trip, Not dated.
Box 15
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A small memo book with Esther Morton Smith's notes on Pendle Hill and her trip from Brussels to Antwerp

Esther Morton Smith Diary, 1920, 1921, 1929.
Box 15
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Two notebooks labelled as the diaries of Ester Morton Smith

Milcah Martha Moore Commonplace Book, 1776.
Box 15
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Bound commonplace book of Milcah Martha Moore with a note on contents in the folder

Sarah A. G. Smith Notes.
Box 16
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Sarah A.G. Smith's notes on various people in the collection (including genealogies)

Sarah A. G. Smith General Collection Notes, 1957-1990.
Box 16
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A set of notecards and correspondence related to the Atwater Smith papers in this HCMC and other institutions

Letters of Abby Sophia Greene Atwater, 1840-1867.
Box 16
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Correspondence from Abby S. G. Atwater to others and secondary source notes on the correspondence written by Sarah A. G. Smith

Letters of Abby Sophia Greene Atwater, 1868-1879.
Box 16
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Topics of the correspondence include: family life - clothes, food, children, health, servants, Richard Mead Atwater attendance at Quaker Meetings, Richard Mead Atwater at factory, Bank Directors' dinner, Superintendent of Schools (spring, 1872); [their Christmas celebration compared to Eliza's, theater] (spring, 1870); [aggravated that women "overridden" by men] + (spring, 1870); [gives music lessons] (1872); [child care] (1872 or 1873); [lengthy exposition on her mother] (May or June 1875); hears Samuel Wadsworth Longfellow in Germantown and speaks to him about libraries, naming her favorite books and those of which she disapproves] (1879)

Letters of Abby Sophia Greene Atwater, 1880-1882.
Box 16
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Topics of the correspondence include: Bryn Mawr inauguration and seeing Charles Roberts, hearing Haverford Pres. Thomas Chase; looking over Roberts' letters and old books] (Fall, 1880); [temperance vote passed at Richard Mead Atwater's Institute] (3/10/1882); [have begun a Friends Meeting with most members Hicksite] (Feb. 3, 1882)

Letters of Abby Sophia Greene Atwater, 1883-1884.
Box 16
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Topics of the correspondence include: [on voting on a Rhode Island property bill] (ca. 1883 or 1884) +; [mentions visit of (John) Sartain] (June?,1883); [Miss Tolman offers to adopt baby Marjory] (Oct. 2, 1883 [business matters, including mill in which brother Will worked and apparently managed by brother-in-law Arnold Chace] (Nov.? 1883); [temperance group meeting] (Feb. 11, 18484); [studying German] (May 11, 1884); [political comments about Democratic Party, candidates Blaine and Prescott and the St. John party] + (Fall, 1884); wishes there were a telephonic way of being with her sister (Fall, 1884?).

Letters of Abby Sophia Greene Atwater, 1885-1886.
Box 16
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Notable topics of the correspondence include: [sorry suffrage movement did not succeed, but would have voted, had women been ready for it] (April 12,1887); [Sophie studying at Bryn Mawr College; Sophie and Ethel living in Bryn Mawr with chaperone]

Letters of Abby Sophia Greene Atwater, 1887-1888.
Box 16
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Topics in the correspondence include: [children growing up; their seamstress returning to work at Elwyn Institute] (1888); [many mentions of family photographs being taken; two Indigenous American girls from Carlisle Indian School working for them in the summer] + (June 11, 1888); [Sophie unhappy and lonely - maybe needs a "mind cure"] (Dec. 2, 1888). At the end of folder is manuscript chart showing family members' locations from 1867-1909)

Letters of Abby Sophia Greene Atwater, 1889-1891.
Box 17
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Topics of the correspondence includes: [attends dancing class, on marriage: better early, as a safeguard, "best to grow up with the man one means to grow old with"] ((Feb. 1, 1889); [can only get tintype photograph; modes of transport] (July 12 1889); [ move to house in Germantown; son had typhoid] (Sept. 6, 1889); [packing to leave for Germany] (Aug. 20,1890); [discusses potential for her daughter to make a career in translation work; women ought to marry; agrees there is no reason why women should bear all the burden of homemaking when expected, like men, to make a living] (ca. 1891); from Berlin (June 19, 1891)

Letters of Abby Sophia Greene Atwater, 1892-1893.
Box 17
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Primarily to Sarah Anna Chace Green, topics include: [cholera in family; tennis] (July 23, 1892); [Abby S. G. Atwater to return to Berlin] (ca. July, 1892); [sister's telephone; cholera in Germany] + (Sept. 8, 1892); [heard Sarah Bernhardt] (Berlin, Oct. 7, 1892); [Richard Atwater in Detroit while Abby is in Berlin] (Nov. 15, 1892); [wants photo of Richard Mead Atwater] (week afterThanksgiving, 1892); [arrival in Syracuse] (June 2, 1893); [family to return to U.S.A.; fear of cholera; translation work] (Mar. 3, 1903); [does not approve of Morris Leeds who is in Berlin). Move back to Syracuse, N.Y.]

Letters of Abby Sophia Greene Atwater, 1894-1900.
Box 17
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Many of the letters are to Atwater's son Kris who has moved out of the house and taken a job. Other topics include: [goes to England as Richard Mead Atwater has Harvester business there; will attend wedding of Dick and Jane in Eng.] (Sept.8, 1894); [account of arrival in Paris to join RMA] (ca. Sept. 1900); [refers to death of daughter Ethel] (Sept. 21, 1900); [appreciation of her mother; has found French easy to master and interested in what they say of the Boer war and Chinese matters as well as on admitting women to the Bar] +(Nov. 20, 1900)

Letters of Abby Sophia Greene Atwater, 1901.
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Topics of the correspondence include: may not be able to go to Greece or Constantinople because of war] + (ca. 1901); French queen should have been able to stop the Boer war; Whistler too ill to teach in daughter's class] +(Jan. 23, 1901); [use of photography in copying art work] (Feb. 8, 1901); [French government and politics more corrupt than U.S.] (Mar. 15, 1901); [goes to Bucharest as French and German interpreter for Richard] (May, 1901); [Edward Smith of Germantown visiting as he came from business in Berlin] (July 5, 1901).

Letters of Abby Sophia Greene Atwater, 1902.
Box 17
Letters of Abby Sophia Greene Atwater, 1903.
Box 17
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Topics of the correspondence include: [separation of her nephew (son of Eliza and Arnold Chace) and his wife] (1903 fragment); [traveling in Italy] (Mar. 19, 1903); [attending a meeting in Berlin where the prince presided]; (written from Chadds Ford, PA, Dec. 21, 1903)

Letters of Abby Sophia Greene Atwater, 1904-1905.
Box 17
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Notable topic of the correspondence: [news of coming marriage of Dorothy Atwater and Edward Wanton Smith; hopes wedding will be at Birmingham or Germantown MM] (June 3, 1904)

Letters of Abby Sophia Greene Atwater, Not dated too.
Box 17
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Notable topic in the correspondence: ["the Germans will rise against the government - & it will cave in. Now we may have new allies - Italy andRoumania..."](Feb. 25, 1915)

Letters to Abby S. G. Atwater, 1922.
Box 17
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Includes correspondence to Abby S. G. Atwater re: the death of Richard Mead Atwater

Sarah A. G. Smith Notes on Richard M Atwater Letters.
Box 17
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Sarah Anna G Smith notes about Richard Mead Atwater letters; also RMA chronology and definite Quaker references in his papers

Letters of Richard Mead Atwater, 1861-1887.
Box 17
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Includes letters to Richard Mead Atwater's brother, Ned, from Moses Brown School and to other family members about his family after marriage and the birth of children

Letters of Richard Mead Atwater, 1890-1892.
Box 17
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Topics of the correspondence include:[children do housework, he instructs on financial matters, is advised to take course in physics and engineering; cultural life] (Nov. 10,1890); a good deal of discussion of social aspect of their lives in several letters

Letters of Richard Mead Atwater, 1893.
Box 17
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Includes letters mostly to daughter Sophie, indicating she may have to return home to keep house for him (rest of family in Berlin), social functions he is attending; asks about machinery and patents relating to Solvay business

Letters of Richard Mead Atwater, 1895.
Box 17
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To son Christopher, on business matters including coke ovens, boilers, bricks, instructing him on business procedures; [on the importance of a good marriage: "strengthening his [a man's] character, defining his ambition & saving a great deal of waste of time & money in desultory society dalliance"] (Nov. 7, 1895)

Letters of Richard Mead Atwater, 1896.
Box 17
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Mostly to son Christopher with two letters of response, on details of business matters and some philosophy

Letters of Richard Mead Atwater, 1898-1901.
Box 18
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Primarily to Sarah Anna Greene, including [reasons for break with Solvay Co. to International Harvester](Nov. 2, 1900); [improved personal and living conditions in Paris; seeing Ogden Wood frequently] (Jan. 3, 1901; 25 Jan. 1901; 21 Feb. 1901); [Ogden Wood's picture admitted to the Salon des Beaux Arts for the 8th time and information about Wood] + (9 Apr. 1901); [attempted assassination of Pres. McKinley] (Sept. 12, 1901); [the Czar in town, but unlikely to come to his quarter of Paris where "they still celebrate the anniversary of the Commune and where Anarchy is still hot under the crust of social order"; assassination of McKinley and discussion of American government] (Sept. 20, 1901)

Letters of Richard Mead Atwater, March-August 1902.
Box 18
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Mostly to Sarah Anna Greene, including: [tells about driving in an automobile] (Apr. 2, 1902); [son Max survives avalanche in Colorado] (Apr. 10, 1902); [Ogden Wood's portrait of Abby Atwater, which was a "Salon" picture, will be going to St. Louis] (Apr. 18, 1901); [will be traveling on the "Orient Express" from Paris to Roumania; en route their photos will be taken in preparation for depiction on the Rhode Island Eagle; at business meeting, Abby will be his interpreter] (Apr. 24, 1902); [may buy a painting by Corot or Diaz; visit by Prof. Ramsay who discovered argon and other elements]

Letters of Richard Mead Atwater, Sept 1902-Sept 1903.
Box 18
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Mostly to Sarah Anna Greene, sometimes with Abby's letters on verso, including: [expects to meet Rodinand Maeterlinck] (Sept. 4, 1902); [electro-chemical information] (Sept. 22, 1902); [went to funeral procession of Emile Zola "every officer of the cabinet was represented. The army was present to give military honors to one who was considered by half of France four years ago to have sought to disgrace it.The great writers of France carried the tassels of the pall...Dreyfus walked bareheaded..."] (Oct. 10, 1902) +; [about son David: "he is a natural Quaker & a natural preacher"; about Grandfather Chace, going to Meeting and other Quaker thoughts] (June 26, 1903) +; [the purchase by Arthur of Chadds "headquarters of Washington and Lafayette"] (Aug. 24, 1902)

Letters of Richard Mead Atwater, Oct. 1903-1904.
Box 18
Letters of Richard Mead Atwater, 1905.
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Letters from Richard Mead Atwater to Sophia Atwater and Arthur Cleveland

Letters of Richard Mead Atwater, 1912-1922.
Box 18
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Letters from Richard Mead Atwater to Abby Sophia Atwater. Includes: [discussed pacifism with Esther Smith, Quaker general agreement on high tariffs] (Feb. 17, 1922)+; [people such as Canby Balderston, Asa and Rayner and Naomi Kelsey mentioned] (July 31, 1922)

Draft Letters of Richard Mead Atwater, 1900.
Box 18
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Draft letters from Richard Mead Atwater addressed to R. G. Hazard

Miscellaneous letters and invitations to Richard Mead Atwater, 1900-1922.
Box 18
Letters to Richard Mead Atwater, 1894-1918.
Box 18
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Including from Buffum, Ellen and Thomas J. Battey [re Atwater's request from his Monthly Meeting in Providence, R.I. for a removal certificate]; from Isaac Hazard [RMA's certificate accepted at Monthly Meeting in Poplar Ride, N.Y.]

Letters from Solvay Process Co. to Richard Mead Atwater, 1892-1900.
Box 18
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The letters are primarily from Pres. Roland G.. Hazard including 1892 letter of employment.

Letters from Solvay Process Co. to Richard Mead Atwater, 1900-1918.
Box 18
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The letters are primarily from Pres. Roland G.. Hazard in addition to a photograph with Richard Mead Atwater and possibly Richard Hazard? and E. Whitney Blake III?

Business Letters to Richard Mead Atwater A-G.
Box 18
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Some on topics relating to chemistry and the chemical industry

Business Letters to Richard Mead Atwater H-Z.
Box 18
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Topics in the correspondence include: Also including some on topics relating to chemistry and the chemical industry; also including 4 letters of Charles Roberts, 1892-98 [on the business of company, The Spring Garden Insurance Company where he is vice-president +, mentions of Robert P. Smith, J.W. Thomas, and Haverford College

Letters to Abby S. G. Atwater, 1917-1924.
Box 19
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Topics of the correspondence include: letters from M. de Bryas and the Ambassade de France, 1918 [on ASA's gift which helped toward the furnishing of new home after German devastation] +; from P.O. Clarke, Dec. 1924 [on death of ASA's sister Eliza Greene Chace]; from Helen [Mason Groce], a pupil of Maxfield Parrish, 1920's [she is etching and doing other art work]; from Malcolm Spence, York, Eng., 1917-18 [detailed war news]

Letters to Christopher A. Greene, 1840-1846.
Box 19
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This folder includes photocopies of a set of letters to Christopher A. Greene from a variety of senders

Letters to Atwaters: A-Morison, 1892-1950.
Box 19
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An array of letters sent to members of the Atwater family from recipients with the last name A-Morison including from George William Curtis, March 22, 1950; Walter Damrosch, Sept. 13, 1932; William Lloyd Garrison, Aug. 23, 1901 [thank you note in rhyme]; Edward Everett Hale, Dec. 26, 1892, attached to albumen photo of Hale ["You and I and Mrs. Atwater are all good Quakers..."

Letters to Atwaters: Emmeline Fisher Morris, Most undated, circa 1910's.
Box 19
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Letters from Emmeline Morris to Richard Mead Atwater and Abby S Atwater on topics including Ralph Vaughan Williams, her volunteer work in hospitals, friendship. A set of two photographs are also included.

Letters to Atwaters: Emmeline Morris, Some undated, circa 1920's.
Box 19
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Letters from Emmeline Morris to primarily Abby Sophia Greene Atwater. Discussions of Ralph Vaughn Williams feature prominently. Emmeline Morris may also be indicated as R. O. Morris after her marriage and Abby S. G. Atwater may also be referred to as Mrs. R. M. Atwater

Letters to Atwaters: N-Z, 1848-1858.
Box 19
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Topics including from: Frank K.B. Sanborn, Concord, Feb. 8, 1856 [mentions associating with Thoreau and Emerson and the Transcendental movement]; Anna Walker to Mrs. Greene, Peterborough, Nov. 5, 1845 [studying Italian, reading widely]; printed letter from John G. Whittier to Richard Atwater, Danvers, Mass., Aug. 10, 1881 [Brown University should soon be open to women "in favor of broad liberality and equality of rights and privileges...a matter of simple justice"]

Letters to Atwaters: Adeline Vaughan Williams (1/2), 1922-1932.
Box 19
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Adeline Vaughan Williams, the wife of Ralph Vaughan Williams was sister to Emmeline Fisher Morris, friend of the Atwaters. The sisters were 1st cousins of Virginia Woolf. Discusses work of Ralph Vaughan Williams, both composing and teaching including at Bryn Mawr College in 1932; includes one undated letter of thanks from R.V.W.; includes SAG Smith and other notes and diary of her visit to the Vaughan Williams' in 1935.

Sarah A. G. Smith Notes on Ralph Vaughan Williams.
Box 19
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Complied articles and typed notes on Ralph Vaughan Williams

Letters and other papers to Atwaters from Ogden Wood, 1906-1912.
Box 19
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Includes: letters expressing appreciation for their friendship, on his work and commissions and on healthissues; drawings by and photos of Ogden Wood, especially one seated as a painter. Examples include: Nov.28, 1908(?) re: his painting accepted for an "Exhibition of Selected American pictures" and an exhibitionincluding his painting at the Corcoran and in Chicago; also a summary sketch of the death of James OgdenWood, the art he willed to Atwaters and dispersal of these effects

Letters from Ogden Wood's friends to the Atwaters, 1908-1913.
Box 19
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Letters from Ogden Wood's friends describing Wood

Letters from Alice Atwater, Beatrice Atwater, Caroline Atwater and Christopher Atwater, Some not dated.
Box 19
Scope and Contents

Letters are Alice, Beatrice, Caroline, and Christopher Atwater, primarily to Richard and Abby Atwater

Letters from David Atwater, 1901-1931.
Box 19
Scope and Contents

Letters are primarily to his parents, Richard Mead Atwater and Abby S. G. Atwater. Topics include: his medical training; sent to France during WW I with the reserve medical corps and was made commander of hospital near Tours

Letters from Edward W. Atwater, and Edward C.Atwater, 1892-1915.
Box 19
Scope and Contents

The letters, written to Richard Mead Atwater, primarily revolve around business matters.

Letters from Elizabeth Atwater, 1896-1904.
Box 19
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On family and social topics

Letters from Ethelwyn M. Atwater, 1886-1899.
Box 20
Scope and Contents

These letters center around family and social topics. There are also a few pages of notes related to a cooking class of some kind.

Letters from extended Atwater family members, 1904.
Box 20
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Letters from extended Atwater family members in 1904 and description of plans and the wedding of Anna Dorothea Atwater to Edward Wanton Smith in 1904. These were primarily written to Richard and Abby Atwater who were in Paris at the time of their daughter's wedding.

Letters of Mary Weaver Atwater and Maxwell Atwater, 1892-1893.
Box 20
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Letters from Mary Weaver Atwater to her son Richard Mead Atwater and letters from Maxwell Atwater to Chris Atwater

Letters of Richard Mead Atwater, Jr., 1885-1893.
Box 20
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Mostly from Berlin, they tell of his study plans and travels

Letters of Sophia M. Atwater [combined], 1888-1906, n.d.
Box 20
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Topics of the letters include: letters from Bryn Mawr College, stating she will vote soon, is "Strong Woman's Rights and quite Revolutionary" (Oct. 4, 1886); a comment by a Johns Hopkins man about M. Carey Thomas (1892) and on death of Arnold Chace; travel to visit brother Max in Colorado(?); numerous mentions of visits with the Howard Pyles

Letters from Atwater children, 1872-1904.
Box 20
Scope and Contents

Letters were written as young children, recipients include their grandmother Sarah Greene and other relatives

Miscellaneous Atwater Letters, 1886-1902.
Box 20
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Including four letters from Arthur Cleveland (husband of Ethelwyn M. Atwater)

Volume of Impressions of World's Fair Philadelphia, 1876.
Box 20
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A bound volume of notes taken by Richard Mead Atwater re: the World's Fair in 1876 in Philadelphia

Speeches, Articles, Poems, Essays of Richard Mead Atwater, 1896-1921.
Box 20
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This folder includes an array of speeches and essays written by Richard Mead Atwater. Two documents related to glass-making; a set of notes and essay are on the subject of religion and spirituality, including a typed transcript of an essay title "My religious and spiritual experience"; an article in Brooklyn Museum Monthly about ogden wood; a paper titled "Semet-Solvay Retort Coke Ovens" indicated to have been "Read before the Ohio Institute of Mining Engineers"

Papers on Family, Biographical Notes, 1862-1911.
Box 20
Scope and Contents

Includes: "Family Notes of Richard Mead Atwater and Abby Sophia (Greene) Atwater"; a typed transcript of Richard Mead Atwater diaires for the years of 186-1876; excerpts from the biography and autobiography of Richard Mead Atwater

Documents re: Residence in Paris, 1901-1908.
Box 21
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Accounts and documents, including a fire insurance policy, related to Richard Mead Atwater's stay in Paris

Address Given by Richard Mead Atwater, "Washington as a Statesman", 1906.
Box 21
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A copy of an address given by Richard Mead Atwater titled " Washington as a Statesman" and a set of four letters from different individuals (addressed to Atwater) in response to the address.

Miscellaneous Richard Mead Atwater Papers, 1892-1954.
Box 21
Scope and Contents

This folder contains: papers relating to the estate of Richard Mead Atwater: inventories, letters, statements of disbursal of assets; papers relating to RMA properties; certificate of membership in Sea Isle Yacht and Motor Club; letter of Prescott O. Clarke, recommending contributions to French Relief Fund in lieu of gifts to Abby and Richard Atwater on the 50th anniversary and attendant papers; legal papers, including birth certificate, marriage certificate, the wills of Abby Sophia Atwater and Richard Mead Atwater, etc.

Wedding Announcements, 1901-1904.
Box 21
Scope and Contents

Copies of invitations to the weddings of Elizabeth Arnold Atwater(?), Christopher Greene Atwater, Maxwell Wanton Atwater, David Hastings Atwater, Anna Dorthea Atwater, Marjory Garrison Atwater. (All children of Richard Mead Atwater and Abby S. G. Atwater)

Atwater Family and World War I, 1917-1919.
Box 21
Scope and Contents

A poem, a newspaper clipping, and a set of Red Cross service certificates related to members of the Atwater family and World War I

Poetry- Miscellaneous, Not dated.
Box 21
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This folder contains: poetry of various Atwater family members, mostly copying poems; commonplace book of Abby S. G. Atwater

Papers re: Deaths of Richard and Edward Rossmassler, 1918.
Box 21
Scope and Contents

Includes newspaper clippings, poetry, photographs, and correspondence around the death of Richard and Edward Rossmassler (who were children killed in a sand dune cave-in)

Poetry for Wedding Anniversary of Richard and Abby Atwater, 1917.
Box 21
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Poetry related to the 25th wedding anniversary of Richard Mead Atwater and Abby S. G. Atwater

Letters and Photographs re Golden Wedding Anniversary, 1917.
Box 21
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Correspondence, photographs, and articles related to Richard Mead Atwater and Abby S. G. Atwater's 25th wedding anniversary (the Golden Wedding Anniversary)

"Nursery Conversations", Not dated.
Box 21
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Original copies and typed transcriptions of Abby S. G. Atwater's records of conversations of her children: "Nursery conversations."

"Stories by ASG".
Box 21
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Two small papers with stories written by Abby S. G. Atwater

Cash book of Abby S. G. Atwater, 1872-1876, 1880.
Box 21
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Bound volume with financial accounts of Abby S. G. Atwater

Reminiscences of Alice M. Atwater, 1913-1917.
Box 21
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A typed transcript of writings of Alice M. Atwater

Chace and Greene families Genealogical Notes.
Box 22
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A small set of handwritten and typed notes related to the Chace and Green family genealogy

Letters and papers of Christopher A. Greene, 1852-1853.
Box 22
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Including typescript of his diary, 1853 and typescript of an article he wrote on slavery.

Letters of Eliza Greene Chace, 1867-1923.
Box 22
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The letters are primarily to her mother, Sarah Greene, sister Abby S. G. Atwater, and brother-in-law Richard Mead Atwater. Around 1901 Greene is married and takes Chace name. Including: Valley Falls, Dec. 28, 1875 [seeing constant stream of poor women, out of work, no food,...little children and husbands."]; Valley Falls, July18, 1881 [seeing Mr. Alcott at a lecture]; 6 nos. of the ms. The Rhynland Daily: a Sea Journal, written in Sept. - Oct. 1892.Nov.-Dec. 3, 1901 [Billy Greene gets Rhodes scholarship]; June 13,1922 [Reference to Vaughan Williams staying at Chadds Ford with the Atwaters; Eliza Green Chace's health declines and she suffers from melancholia] Also includes many sketches in pen/ink, particularly of women

Letters of Martha (Mattie) Chace, 1865-1906.
Box 22
Scope and Contents

Letters from Martha Chace to others. Notably includes a letter to Sarah A. Greene, April 28 [1865]. [Mentions death of Lincoln, battle Johnston's surrender, idea to open industrial schools in Richmond, getting a child for Lucretia; appended is an account of some formerly enslaved indivudials; letters to other family members.]

Letters of William Chace, 1856-1862.
Box 22
Scope and Contents

Notably includes: April 21, 1862 [writing Church History]; (n.d.) [Quakerism will die out because of its lack ofculture and appreciation of the arts]; July 11, 1862 [suggests she have an electrical bath for her health]

Letters of Sarah A. Chace Greene (1/3), 1836-1838, 1862, 1875-1899.
Box 22
Scope and Contents

Includes correspondence, "Reports of the Oberlin Gleaners of Providence", poem, essays of Sarah A. Chace Greene

Letters of Sarah A. Chace Greene (2/3), 1900-1901.
Box 22
Scope and Contents

Letters to Atwater family in Paris. Includes extensive precis notes by Sarah A.G. Smith on the individual letters

Letters of Sarah A. Chace Greene (3/3), 1902-1904.
Box 22
Scope and Contents

Letters to Abby S. G. Atwater and Richard Mead Atwater (Greene's daughter and son-in-law) in Paris. Includes extensive precis notes by Sarah A.G. Smith on the individual letters

Letters of William C. Greene, 1885-1922.
Box 22
Scope and Contents

The letters are primarily from William C. Greene to family members, including: Peace Dale, R.I., May 16, 1894 [refers to "bad year (Democratic)", Thomas Casey a sub-lieutenant in the Chilean navy]

Smith, Hill and Morton Families Genealogical Information.
Box 22
Scope and Contents

This folder includes: genealogical charts, copy of marriage register of Samuel Morton and Sarah Christy, copy of historical information on schooner Patsey Hill, letter about Smith coat of arms, biographical information on Robert Morton, brother of Esther Morton Smith

Letters of Frederick Brinton, Mary Morton Dillon, Daniel Foulke, Jane B. Haines, H. Markoe, 1868-1896, n.d.
Box 22
Scope and Contents

On family matters, including: from Mary Morton Dillon to Benjamin R. Smith, May 10, 1892 [relates how John Morton gave Robert Morris flour to relieve suffering of Washington's soldiers at Trenton]; letters of Daniel Foulke, Feb. 12, 1868, and of Daniel B. Smith [refer to Milcah Martha Hill Moore's school fund for underpriveledged girls of Gwynedd and Montgomery Twp. or Co., Pa]

Margaret Hill Morris miscellany and Letters of Mary Robinson Morton.
Box 23
Scope and Contents

Includes: 1790 memo about a visit to one of Morris' patients; copy of miniature on ivory of Margaret Hill Morris (1737-1816)

Letters of Robert Morton and Thomas and John Nicholson, 1811-1841, n.d.
Box 23
Scope and Contents

This folder includes: letters of Morton from 1811 to 1816 to his parents deal mainly with his schooling at Plymouth, Weston and Burlington; in the period 1837-41, the letters are to his sister Esther Morton Smith, mainly directed to her inHaverford with some medical commentary; two letters from Nicholsons to their cousin Robert Morton

Letters of Benjamin Smith, 1791-1793.
Box 23
Scope and Contents

Letters are primarily from Benjamin Smith (1761-1793) to his wife, Deborah Morris Smith, a good deal on transportation, especially sailing, traveling friends; his last letter refers to appearance of yellow fever.

Letters of Benjamin R. Smith, Daniel B. Smith, and R. Morris Smith, 1817-1881.
Box 23
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Includes letters from Benjamin R. Smith and R. Morris Smith. Letters of Daniel B. Smith include: Feb. 16, 1868 [refers to Milcah Martha Moore school fund at the T. P.Conrad school and another reference at the Gwynedd and Montgomery Township schools]

Letters of Deborah Morris Smith and Account of Husband's death, 1791-1793.
Box 23
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Letters from Deborah Morris Smith (1760-1822) to her husband, Benjamin Smith, in Burlington and Philadelphia on family topics. The account by Smith on the death of her husband from yellow fever is in fragile condition.

Letters of Esther Morton Smith, 1820-1848.
Box 23
Scope and Contents

The letters from 1820-1845 are written by Esther Morton Smith to her brother Robert Morton, they are family and community news letters, occasionally with reference to current and Quaker events, including: Sept. 3, 1822 [fine for evading quarantine laws is $500];ca. Sept. 19, 1823 [Bob is attending a "military" school which has their father upset] +; Sept. 19, 1823 [tells how much family misses him and her own tender feelings; "Friend Kimber's school is dispersed" on account of sickness; illness of many around her, mentioning Dr. Hartshorne]; Jan. 11, 1824 [reports on conversation with Daddy Peter, their servant, who goes out to see the Black soldiers walk; reference to "Quaker Newlights" and struggle in Meeting +; March 26, 1824 ["Who knows but mother may be worth something yet besides her children"] +Nov. 19, 1824 [Orthodox and "Heterodox" in a great ferment about Elias Hicks -who preaches Deism in its fullest extent to crowded houses. All the young ignorant and low follow him... I.T. Hopper is his Jackall..."]. The letters from 1846-1848 are all written to son Benjamin R. Smith, who, at least some of the time, is a "Pottercaniers" apprentice, mostly about clothing and social conduct, but also including: (n.d., ca. 1848?) [Father (Daniel B. Smith) "did all he could to get up the school (Haverford?) and now when "its back is to the wall"... "let us too do all the little we can to help him"].

Letter of Mary Smith, 1793.
Box 23
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To Deborah Morris Smith on death of her husband, Benjamin, from yellow fever. fragments

Letters of Mary Morton Smith, 1843-1844, n.d.
Box 23
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To her brother, Benjamin R. Smith written from Quaker school in E. Whiteland

Miscellaneous/unidentifiable Smith Family papers.
Box 23
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Including fragments, poems, letters; 12 albumen photos of Smith family and others, including Lucretia Mott.18th-19th centuries.

Genealogical Information on the Smith and Wanton Families.
Box 23
Scope and Contents

This folder includes coat of arms, seal, typescript material, some letters, and other miscellaneous notes related to the Smith and Wanton families

Genealogical Information on the Wanton family.
Box 23
Scope and Contents

Includes: newspaper clippings and copies of a book "Family Accounts"

Edward Wanton Smith Papers, 1950-1951, n.d.
Box 23
Scope and Contents

Including: to his mother (Esther Fisher Wharton Smith), Aug. 8, 1904 [tells of the Black church in Chadds Ford and description of activities inside]; Exide Reference manual dedicated to E.W. Smith et al, with photos; typed stories told by E.W. Smith

Esther Morton Smith Papers, 1926-1971.
Box 23
Scope and Contents

Includes: journal of Esther Morton Smith visit to Geneva, 1926-27; typed transcript of her diary, Jan.-Mar. 1929, mostly Washington, D.C.; Letter and p.c. to Mr. and Mrs. R. Noel Hammond; typed copy of Smith's poem printed in Oct., 1971.

Esther Morton Smith Round Robin Letters, 1927-1928.
Box 24
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14 letters written during the time Smith was in Geneva and covering a variety of topics. There are additional copies and typed transcripts as well.

Letter of Samuel Smith, 1770.
Box 24
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Letter to his son, George. Burlington, June 24, 1770. Very fragile.

George Fox manuscript and Wm. Penn deed.
Box 24
Scope and Contents

Photostatic copy of a page in the hand of George Fox which had been in the possession of the Edward Wanton Smith family. Letters of Norman Penney, Francis Taylor and others concerning the manuscript. Also photostatic copy of deed signed by Wm. Penn for 2,000 acres in Pennsylvania.

Grange Map.
Box 24
Scope and Contents

Map of property with demarcated plots of land which belonged to John Morton at Broad and Olney Streets, 22nd Ward. Philadelphia. Photostat. Pen and ink (or printed?) indicating street locations of property and surrounding community (49 × 46 cm.); in the bindery for flattening as of 8-94. According to S.A.G. Smith, this property, which was used as a farm, was long the source of the family's income.

Sarah Anne Greene Smith Diary, 1917-1922.
Box 24
Scope and Contents

7 small volumes of her diary kept as a teenager

Sarah A. G. Smith Diary Transcript, 1917-1922.
Box 24
Scope and Contents

Typed transcript of Sarah Anne Greene Smith's diary as a teenager

Index of Letters from Sarah Anne Green Smith, 1933-1935.
Box 24
Letters from Sarah Anne Greene, 1902.
Box 24
Scope and Contents

Primarily letters from Sarah Anne Greene to members of the Atwater family. Includes a typed summary of each letter (approx. one line per letter)

Letters from Sarah Anne Greene Smith, 1933.
Box 24
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Letters written by Sarah Anne Green Smith to her family as she travelled to, and then lived in, Japan

Letters from Sarah Anne Greene Smith, January-May 1934.
Box 24
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Letters written by Sarah Anne Green Smith while living in Japan. Notably includes a letter from the Mission Board explaining that Smith would be staying in Japan for another year.

Letters from Sarah Anne Greene Smith, June-December 1934.
Box 24
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Letters written by Sarah Anne Green Smith to her family while she lived in Japan

Letters from Sarah Anne Greene Smith, 1935.
Box 24
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Letters written by Sarah Anne Green Smith to her family while she lived in Japan

Miscellaneous Sarah Anne Greene Smith Letter, 1956.
Box 24
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A letter from Leo Stoller to Sarah Anne Green Smith

Letters to Sarah Anne Greene Smith from Esther Biddle Rhoads and Elizabeth Gray Vining, 1939-1948.
Box 25
Scope and Contents

Including Tokyo, 3-1947 [care packages, the police and occupation period; reorganization of region]; attached to Rhoads' letter of 1949 is typed letter of Toyotaro Takemura describing postwar life in Japan.

Letters to Sarah Anne Greene Smith from Students, 1939-1952.
Box 25
Scope and Contents

Letters to Sarah A. G. Smith from former students and associates at the Friends' Girls School in Japan. Reports on lives of Sarah A. G. Smith's acquaintances after the war, including at Friends Girls School; some biographical notes by Smith

Papers of Friends Girls School, Tokyo.
Box 25
Scope and Contents

Including: "Founding of Friends School -- the American Side"/Richard Wood. fragment (4.p.), n.d.; letter from Kumiko Nose, principal, 1987, at the time of the school's centennial with centennial program. (Sarah Anne Green Smith was invited and spoke); Photographs of the building of the new school in 1933, people connected with school

Photographs of Sarah Anne Green Smith, 1933-1935.
Box 25
Scope and Contents

Photographs of Sarah Anne Green Smith's stay in Japan, includes some of Smith

Miscellaneous materials re Japan.
Box 25
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Including: Letter by Seiju Hirakawa, 1948 ["At this time when, under the guidance of the military Commander, the Japanese Constitution has outlawed war and Japan has started on the democratic road, pacifism and Christianity seem to be very popular...."]; notes by Sarah Anne Greene Smith re Young Friends and Japan, n.d.,"Young Friends' Project"; photo of Yearly Meeting, Tsuchima, 1978, including Smith; Typescript by Smith: "Michiko Yamaguchi - Keisen School"; articles by Noburo Kamiya and Smith on seeing him.

Bacon, David [et ux]: to Robert Morton, M. D., 1838.
Map Case Q-4 Drawer 3
Scope and Contents

For land in district of Kensington, Philadelphia County, PA, Feb. 24, 1838

Mitchell, Abraham: to Bartholomew Penrose, 1750.
Map Case Q-4 Drawer 3
Scope and Contents

For land in Philadelphia, March 27, 1750.

Palmer, Samuel to Charles West, 1768.
Map Case Q-4 Drawer 3
Scope and Contents

For a lot in Kensington, Northern Liberties of Phila., PA.

Starr, Mary to James Starr, 1817.
Map Case Q-4 Drawer 3
Scope and Contents

For a lot in Kensington, Northern Liberties of Phila., PA, December 16, 1817.

Starr, James: to Jacob Juvenal, 1835.
Map Case Q-4 Drawer 3
Scope and Contents

For a lot in Kensington, Northern Liberties of Phila., PA, March 4, 1835.

Morton, Robert: Indenture made between Thomas Williamson & Benjamin R. Smith, 1850.
Map Case Q-4 Drawer 3
Scope and Contents

Morton, Robert: Indenture made between Thomas Williamson and Benjamin R. Smith, executors of the Last Will and Testament of Dr. Robert Morton of Philadelphia, to Rowland T. Kinsel, January, 31 1850.

Dillwyn, George & Sarah, his wife: to William Dillwyn, 1799.
Map Case Q-4 Drawer 3
Scope and Contents

Release of rights to property in Philadelphia

Collins, Isaac & Deborah (Morris) Smith, 1804.
Map Case Q-4 Drawer 3
Evernghim, Gilbert & Phebe Delaplaine, 1784.
Map Case Q-4 Drawer 3
Fisher, Samuel Rowland & Hannah Rodman, 1793.
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Lewis, Samuel & Esther Fisher, 1793.
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Masters, Parvin & Deborah E. Warner, 1854.
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Morton, James & Sarah Whitesite, 1724.
Map Case Q-4 Drawer 3
Morton, John & Mary Robinson, 1793.
Map Case Q-4 Drawer 3
Rapier, Thomas & Abigail Perkins, 1690.
Map Case Q-4 Drawer 3
Smith, Benjamin & Deborah Morris, 1789.
Map Case Q-4 Drawer 3
Smith, Benjamin R. & Hetty F. Wharton, 1859.
Map Case Q-4 Drawer 3
Thurston, William R. & Abigail Evernghim, 1821.
Map Case Q-4 Drawer 3
Wharton, Charles & Elizabeth Richardson, 1778.
Map Case Q-4 Drawer 3
Wharton, Charles & Hannah Redwood, 1784.
Map Case Q-4 Drawer 3
Wharton, Joseph & Hannah Carpenter, 1729.
Map Case Q-4 Drawer 3
Wharton, Joseph & Hannah Ogden, 1753.
Map Case Q-4 Drawer 3
Wharton, Rodman & Susannah Dillwyn Parrish, 1850.
Map Case Q-4 Drawer 3
Wharton, William & Susanna Medcalfe, 1767.
Map Case Q-4 Drawer 3
Wharton, William & Deborah Fisher, 1817.
Map Case Q-4 Drawer 3

Smith, Daniel B. Direction of the Public Charter School granted by William Penn, 1820.
Map Case Q-4 Drawer 3
Scope and Contents

Certificate of appointment of Daniel B. Smith to the position of Overseer of the William Penn Charter School, succeeding Solomon W. Conrad. Signed by Thomas Stewardson, Clerk of Overseers.

Morton, John: to Joseph Bringhurst, 1790.
Map Case Q-4 Drawer 3
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Contract for mutual use of a party wall.

Will: Smith, Mary, 1746.
Map Case Q-4 Drawer 3
Will: Smith, Mary, 1746.
Map Case Q-4 Drawer 3

Print, Suggest