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Anonymous scrapbooks


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

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

Overview and metadata sections


This collection is comprised of five volumes of anonymous scrapbooks from the Quaker Collection, including a scrapbook of philanthropic societies in Philadelphia and two scrapbooks of Quaker related materials, generally including illustrations of Quaker leaders and Meeting Houses.


Processed by Kara Flynn; completed September, 2015.

Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections
Finding Aid Author
Kara Flynn
Finding Aid Date
September, 2015
Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

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

Collection Inventory

Vol. 1, 1894. 0.23 linear ft..
Volume 1
Scope and Content note

This volume is a scrapbook of various Philadelphia Societies. Materials from the following organizations are included: Western Soup Society, the Children's Aid Society, the Pennsylvania Society to Protect Children from Cruelty, Philadelphia Society for Organizing Charity, Whosoever Gospel Mission and Rescue Home, The Home Missionary Society of the City of Philadelphia, Woman's Sanitary League of Philadelphia, the Christian League of Philadelphia, The Volunteers of America, Negro Educational League, and the Octavia Hill Association.

Physical Description

0.23 linear ft.

Vol. 2, Undated. 0.16 linear ft..
Volume 2
Scope and Content note

This collection is comprised of the single volume scrapbook of photos, and illustrations of the following Quakers: William Penn, James Naylor, James Logan, Richard Reynolds, James Pemberton, Nicholas Waln, Lindley Murray, George Dillwyn, Jonathon Dymond, Moses Brown, Bernard Barton, Anna Braithwaite, Dan Wheeler, William Allen, Samuel Gurney, Josiah Forster, Mary Ann Schimmelpenninck, Elisha Tyson, John Bright, Stephen Grellet, Enoch Lewis, George Fox, and Hannah Lloyd Neall. Clippings include poetry, Christian ballads, the life of Thomas Elwood, Discipline of the Society of Friends, the life of Richard Reynolds, obituary for James Pemberton, the Vision of Joseph Hoag, Dr. John Dalton- the Atomic Theory, an article on Mrs. Opie, a biography of Moses Brown, a biography of Mary Ann Schimmelpenninck, and excerpts from memoirs of Joseph John Gurney.

Index included in the volume.

Physical Description

0.16 linear ft.

Vol. 3, 1886-1941. 04 linear ft..
Volume 3
Scope and Content note

This volume includes pamphlets and invitations to events hosted by the Monthly Meeting of Philadelphia for the Western District, such as invitations to lawn parties, "tea meetings," pamphlets with information about twelfth street day school, and pamphlets about proposed new buildings.

Physical Description

0.04 linear ft.

Vol. 4, 1957. 0.1 linear ft..
Box 1
Scope and content note

This volume includes correspondence related to the 150th anniversary of John G. Whittier's birth, discussion of publication of a volume of his poetry, information on the Whittier Anniversary committee, including a list of the committee members, as well as clippings of printed poems by J.G. Whittier and hymns. The majority of correspondence is addressed to Marshall Taylor, and it is likely that it is his scrapbook, though the owner of the volume is unclear.

Physical Description

0.1 linear ft.

Vol. 5, Undated. 0.27 linear ft..
Volume 5
Scope and Content note

This volume, entitled the "Quaker Pictures Scrapbook" is comprised of the single volume anonymous scrapbook of Quaker images and includes portraits of Quakers, locations where Quakers lived or preached, Quakers schools in the U.S. and Britiain, meeting houses in the U.S. and Britain, and facsimilies of Quaker autographs.

Includes portraits of the following Quakers: George Fox, John Bright, Joseph Pease, Jane Sandwith Wakefield, Theodore Neild, Joseph Storrs Fry, Jonathon Dymond, Dr. James E. Rhoads, John Dalton, Rich Reynolds, James Nayler, Thomas Christy Wakefield, John Conan, Amelia Opie, John Opie, Bernard Barton, John Lilburne, Edward Wharton, Christine M. Alsop, Thomas Hodgkin, Isaac Sharp, Dr. James Carey Thomas, John T. Dorland, William Cookworthy, J. Rendel Harris, William Ball, Thomas Puplett, Elizabeth Rous. Samuel Gurney, Francis T. King, Rufus P. King, James & Lucretia Mott, William & Lucy S. Johnson, Francis William Fox, Edmund Wright Brooks, Thomas Clarkson, Elizabeth Hanbury, John Thirnbeck Grace, William Edward Forster, William Allen, Hannah Middleton, Eliza Barclay, Caroline Fox, Elizabeth Fry, Joseph Sturgge, Allen Jay, Elkanah Beard, Barnanbas Coffin Hobbs, Rebecca Tatum Hobbs, John Dalton, Dr. John Fothergill, Anna Braithwaite, John Grubb Richardson, Thomas Christy Wakefield Jr., James E. Rhoads, James Whitall, John Hodgkin, Edward Backhouse, Sybil jones, Eli Jones, Daniel Gurney, Stafford Allen, John Tindall Harris, George Gillett, John G. Whittier, Hannah Chapman Backhouse, Richard Esterbrook, Joseph Gurney Barclay, Benjamin Seebohm, Robert Charleton, and Thomas Harvey.

Physical Description

0.27 linear ft.

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