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Held at: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College [Contact Us]500 College Avenue, Swarthmore, Pennsylvania 19081

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in their reading room, and not digitally available through the web.

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The use of the term "Albums" to describe this collection refers to the fact that the material contained usually is not original, but rather copied or collected, often for its spiritual or moral message. "Album" is used as the broad term to include volumes also described as commonplace, piece, "sentiment," autograph, or copy books.

A definition of "commonplace book" describes it as "a book of literary passages, cogent questions, occasional thoughts, or other memorabilia." The terms "piece book" and "copy book" also refer to this genre which was particularly popular in the Quaker community in the 19th century. Many of the albums contain copies of speeches and letters of noted Friends in addition to contemporary poetry and other quotations.

Closely related formats, "scrapbook" and "clipping book," are distinguished from the albums because they contain material which was originally printed or written elsewhere and then attached to the pages of the book. "Lesson books" and "exercise books" include material that was copied in the classroom or prepared as a school assignment, and "autograph books" contain signatures and often "sentiments" of friends and acquaintances.

Publisher
Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College
Finding Aid Date
2018

Collection Inventory

MSS 002/203. Anonymous. Commonplace Book, circa 1700.
Scope and Contents

Copies of early Quaker writings by Francis Howgill (1618-1669), Edward Burrough (1632-1663) and others, visions, dreams. Purchase Acc. 2014.038

MSS 002/204. Anonymous. Lesson Book, circa 1750.
Scope and Contents

Arithmetic workbook prepared by a scholar under the direction of a school master. John Cox, Jr., attributed it to someone living within Genessee Yearly Meeting. Gift of NYYM, 1997

MSS 002/002. Anonymous. Commonplace books, 1762-1813 and undated.
Scope and Contents

Contents include copies of letters of Samuel Fothergill, Job Scott, and others. Enclosures include autograph of Edward Pease, and an extract concerning the death of George Fox and a gathering on the day following dated 1 mo. 15 1690. Copied from Friends Register "commencing about the year 1652"

MSS 002/003. Anonymous. Commonplace Books, 1780.
Scope and Contents

Copies of letters by Samuel Fothergill, Sophia Hume, Frances Henshaw. Also stories of convincement

MSS 002/004. Anonymous. Commonplace Books, 1818, undated.
Scope and Contents

Copies of poems, including Henry 14 "On sleep"

MSS 002/005. Anonymous. Commonplace Books, 1822-23.
Scope and Contents

Copies of farewell poems to Elias Hicks, speech made at George Fox's burial

MSS 002/006. Anonymous. Commonplace Books, 1823-33, undated.
Scope and Contents

Indexed, copied extracts on Elias Hicks, George Fox, American independence.

MSS 002/007. Anonymous. Commonplace Books, 1840.
Scope and Contents

Lines written at Friends Burial Ground (Llywyngwril near Barmouth).

MSS 002/008-17. Anonymous. Commonplace Books.
Scope and Contents

20 volumes

MSS 002/153. Anonymous. Copybook.
Scope and Contents

Passages by Quakers, primarily Isaac Pennington. Gift of Sarah Ewing, 1994

MSS 002/170. Anonymous. Exercise book.
MSS 002/172. Anonymous. Commonplace book.
Scope and Contents

Includes an excerpt concerning Pompey, a person enslaved by Josiah Patterson of Deep River Monthly Meeting, N.C., and an account of John Steel, an English Quaker

MSS 002/018. Anonymous. Lesson Books, 1821-36 (on duties of youth, 1836).
Scope and Contents

2 volumes Accounting exercises, "Day Book 1821." Also includes copy of sermon on duties of youth, 1836.

MSS 002/205. Anonymous. Stenographic notes on sermons by Lucretia Mott and others, circa 1850-1851.
Scope and Contents

1 volume, covers missing. Pitman Shorthand notes on sermons by Lucretia Mott and others, including Nathaniel Crenshaw of Virginia at Arch Street Meeting, T. S. Stockton, George Truman, and John Jackson. Author not identified. Written in a small notebook which was also used as algebra workbook and autograph book. Transcribed 2013, photocopies of most of sermons stored in separate file with same call number. Purchase, Acc. 2012.037

MSS 002/019. Anonymous. Lesson Book, circa 1860.
Scope and Contents

"Expedients and contractions in Arithmetic"

MSS 002/020. Anonymous. Lesson Book, 1873.
Scope and Contents

History exercise book. Also includes Minutes of The Home First Day School

MSS 002/107. Anonymous. Pocket scrapbook, 1862-1872.
Scope and Contents

Contains clippings regarding Friends and yearly meetings. Gift of Jessie L. Hoopes, 1941

MSS 002/151. Anonymous. Copybook (loose sheets), circa 1812-1842.
Scope and Contents

Multiple compilers

MSS 002/001. Anonymous. Autograph Book, 1871-72.
Scope and Contents

To "Mary (Maime)," Swarthmore College. Most likely Mary (Hibbard) Thatcher, Class of 1874. Donor unknown, 1972.

MSS 002/21. Abbott, Ruth, and, in some cases, Henry B. Abbott. (47) Scrapbooks and commonplace books.
Scope and Contents

Part of 47 volumes by Ruth and Henry B. Abbott. Includes quotes, newspaper clippings, etc., nos. 11-22, 31-140, 149, 50, 63, 72-75, 81-88, 93-96, 98, 101, 103, 1014, 106, Sketchbook (n.d.)

MSS 002/022. Allen, Mary, collector. Scrapbook, exercise book, accounting book, 1831-1845.
Scope and Contents

Surveying lessons. Includes employers/scholars attendance, money owed and accounts (school unknown)

MSS 002/166. Andrews, Susan L.. Friendship book, circa 1840s.
Scope and Contents

Gift of Merion Monthly Meeting

MSS 002/023. Atkinson, Anna A.. Clipping book.
Scope and Contents

Gift of Elsa Jenkins, 1959

MSS 002/202. Atkinson, Mary. Exercise book, 1826.
Scope and Contents

Writing exercise book, "Mary Atkinson, from Danby, 1826." Also includes a bill of timber with the names of Wm. D.P. Snow, Ionia C.O. Michigan, John Henry Prudon. Gift of Christopher Densmore, Acc. 2016.020

MSS 002/190. Austin, Lydia Ann. Commonplace book, 1820-1830.
Scope and Contents

Gift of Anne Moore. Found in nursery building of Joseph W. Thomas and Sons Nursery. Acc. 2012.023

MSS 002/024. Austin, Margaret C.. Commonplace book, Abington Friends School, 1825.
Scope and Contents

Includes some original poems by her friends. Gift of Mary Patterson, 1959

MSS 002/025. Bacon, Ellis. Scrapbook, 1946-1957.
Scope and Contents

Material on his retirement from J.B. Lippincott, a medical publishing company. Gift of Peggy Kahoe Fowler

MSS 002/026. Bacon, Sarah W.. Keepsake and autograph album, 1841-1848.
Scope and Contents

Gift of F.B. Zelley, 1977

MSS 002/010. Baker, Aimee [Amy Ann]. Autograph book, Darlington Seminary, 1879-1884.
Scope and Contents

Amy Baker (1862-1919), daughter of Jackson Baker and Emeline Mercer Baker. She married John Howard Mendenhall, and they were members of Chester Monthly Meeting. Album contains aAutographs and verse by her schoolmates at the Darlington Seminary.

MSS 002/027. Barnard, R.M., transcriber. Copybook.
Scope and Contents

The doctrine of particular and unconditional election as expressed by Samuel Matin by Ben J. Mason

MSS 002/028. Benezet, Anthony. Lesson book.
Scope and Contents

"Table of different of latitude." From the papers of John Parrish

MSS 0020/29. Bennis, W.. Piece book, 1823.
Scope and Contents

Copies of letters, Quaker testimony. Later owned by Walter W. Jacob

MSS 002/030. Biddle, John. Piece book, 1852-1854.
Scope and Contents

Records source and date of each entry

MSS 002/169. Bringhurst, Deborah. Almanac with additions, 1827, 1829.
Scope and Contents

Clippings and diary entries tipped into Poor Will's Pocket Almanac, 2 vols., 1827 and 1829

MSS 002/031. Bringhurst, James. Piece book, 1656-1819, undated.
Scope and Contents

Includes Quaker testimony, travels, and letters.

MSS 002/197. Brown, Diana. Autograph book, 1821.
Scope and Contents

Handmade small autograph book of Diana Brown of Baltimore, MD. She was the daughter of Uriah Brown and a student at Nine Partners Boarding School. Gift of Marjorie Forbush Scott, Acc. 2013.013.

MSS 0020/32. C, G.. Copy book.
Scope and Contents

"Three ancient pieces copied by G.C. when young" By Benjamin Padley, Thomas Wilson, and William Dewsberry (early Quaker ministers)

MSS 002/033. Child, Henry T., M.D.. Clipping book, 1884.
Scope and Contents

Report on PYM, 1884, pasted over The Crystal Fountain by Upham. Child was physician, office on Race Street, Philadelphia. Includes Lucretia Mott's sermons, 1849-78. Gift of Lucretia Mott Gaskill Fry , 1949

MSS 002/034. Clark, Mary. Piece book, 1802.
MSS 002/035. Clayton, H.T.. "Notes on the Theory and Practice of Teaching" and Essays, 1859-1865.
Scope and Contents

Written at the Excelsior Normal School, Carversville, Bucks County, PA

MSS 002/036. Clothier, Isaac H.. Clipping book, 1837-1921.
Scope and Contents

Clippings on abolition talks by Wendell Phillips and George Curtis in Philadelphia; reaction of city. Also on Lincoln and Booth

MSS 002/037. Conrow, Wilber B.. Scrapbook of verse.
Scope and Contents

Kept by his mother, Elizabeth Conrow

MSS 002/191. Cooper family. Albums (3) and autograph book, circa 1858-1901; 1922-1925.
Scope and Contents

Cooper family of Chester Co., Pa., and Camden/Medford, N.J. Three poetry albums of Annie H. Cooper (b. 1859) and her sister Mary (1852-1917). Most of the poems and prose concern family members, including brother William B. Cooper. Also an autograph book owned by their niece, Mary A. Cooper, of Medford. Gift of Ruth Hall Brooks, Acc. 2007.013

MSS 002/038. Cox, Margaret (Maggie) E.. Album.
Scope and Contents

Autographs from pupils at Kennett School

MSS 002/038. Cox, Margaret (Maggie) E.. Album, 1852-1856.
Scope and Contents

Autographs

MSS 002/039. Cresson, Elizabeth H.. Notebooks (2) of original ms. poems, 1822 and 1822-1823.
Scope and Contents

Includes penmanship alphabets and poems. GIft of Dorothy Biddle James, 1973

MSS 002/039. Cresson, Elizabeth H.. Piece books (2), 1822 and undated.
Scope and Contents

GIft of Dorothy Biddle James, 1973

MSS 002/040. Cresson, Elliot (1791-1854). Piece book, 1808, 1809.
Scope and Contents

"Miscellaneous Pieces by Elliot Cresson." One original, others anecdotes

MSS 002/41. Cresson, Elliot (1791-1854). Cresson family album.
Scope and Contents

n.d.

MSS 002/42. Cruickshank, James. (3) copybooks, c.1790s.
Scope and Contents

Vol.6 contains Epistles to and from Scotland YM

MSS 002/208. Darlington, Hannah and Sarah M. Darlington. Poetry book, circa 1852-1856.
Scope and Contents

Contains copy and original poetry. Hannah Darlington (1840-1885) and Sarah Maria Darlington (b. 1838) were the daughters of George Darlington and Susan Coates Darlington of Birmingham Monthly Meeting. The poems have local subjects including an Indian burial ground of the Brandywine and a poem written by their father George Darlington in 1850 about the death of his first wife, Maria Haines Darlington (1805-1830).

MSS 002/43. Dewees, Amanda. Ciphering book, 1834.
Scope and Contents

"Property of Amanda Dewees, 1834" Portion used as scrapbook for clippings ca. 1886

MSS 002/044. Dudley, Rebecca. Copy book, 1788-1789.
Scope and Contents

1777 message to young friends copied by R.D. Gift of PYM, 1975

MSS 002/195. Evans, Jane (1785-1876). Autograph album, 1807.
Scope and Contents

Small handmade album with sentimental verse kept by Jane Evans (later Robinson) while a student at Westtown. Gift of Ted Reising, Acc. 2009.035

MSS 002/45. Farquahar, Charles. Lesson book, Alexandria Boarding, 1857-1858.
Scope and Contents

From Alexandria Boarding School, VA. Certificate of achievement at end. School founded by B. Hallowell, who was related to the Farquahars

MSS 002/201. Fell, Henry R.. Lesson book, Gwynedd Boarding School, 1833.
Scope and Contents

Mathematics lesson book, Gwynedd Boarding School, Montgomery Co., Pa. Geometry, trigonomeetry, word problems. Gift of Lucy Thrower. Acc. 2014.018.

MSS 002/161. Fisher, Deborah (Wharton). Bible lesson book and penmanship book, 1811, 1815.
Scope and Contents

Penmanship book (1811) from Writing Academy Library, Philadelphia

MSS 002/046. Fisher, Samuel R.. Piece book, 1784.
Scope and Contents

Notes on Francis Howgill; Quaker beliefs and testimony. Donated in 1872

MSS 002/047. Folwell, Elizabeth Lamb. Piece book, 1813.
Scope and Contents

Poems; written at Woodbury School

MSS 002/049. Foulke family. (2) Piece books.
Scope and Contents

Includes Foulke genealogy; accounts of trip to United States; first settlement of Gwynedd

MSS 002/048. Foulke, Lydia Walton. Piece book, 1858-1878.
Scope and Contents

Resident of Gwynedd, PA. Wife of Daniel Foulke, son of Joseph who founded Gwynedd Boarding School. Includes valedictory addresses for 1858-59

MSS 002/186. Frost, Phebe. Autograph album, 1826-1830.
Scope and Contents

Phebe Frost, Quaker from Skaneateles, NY. Verse and sentiments. Signers are from Peekskill, Scipio, Skaneateles, and Greatfield. Possibily related to "The Hive." a school in Skaneateles, NY. Gift of Christopher Densmore, Acc. FHL 2013.022. Inventory of contents in folder.

MSS 002/050. Garrett, Elizabeth. Report of Progress of Study, Sharon Boarding School, 1844-1845.
Scope and Contents

Statement of the Progress in Study, Conduct, etc of Elizabeth Garrett during the Winter Term for 1844 at Sharon Boarding School

MSS 002/051. [Garrigues, Hannah?]. Commonplace book, 1848-1852, undated.
Scope and Contents

Anonymous donor

MSS 002/159. Gildersleeve, Alfred Mosher. Clippings scrapbook, 3988.
Scope and Contents

Postcards, articles on Quaker Meeting Houses

MSS 002/198. Guindon, Marie A. (1893-1926). Autograph book, 1911.
Scope and Contents

Handmade small autograph album, "Sherwood Select School." Marie A. Guindon, dau George and Adelia Guindon of Poplar Ridge (Otisite). Gift of Thomas Hamm, Acc. 2013.016.

MSS 002/156. Haight, Susan F.. Piece book.
Scope and Contents

Member of the Chappaqua Monthly Meeting. Born September 1814, died December 23 1896

MSS 002/52. Haines, Mary Ellis. Poetry, 1831 and undated.
Scope and Contents

Original poetry

MSS 002/53. Haines, William Jr.. Notebook, 1831 7mo 7.
Scope and Contents

Notes on Sewell's History vol. 1

MSS 002/174. Hall, Elizabeth. "My Commencement", 1905.
Scope and Contents

Bound volume with clippings, entries on Elizabeth Hall's graduation from Swarthmore College, Class of 1905. Acc. 2006-026

MSS 002/54. Hallowell, Agnes. Piece book, 1812.
Scope and Contents

"Agnes Hallowell's Verse Book done at J and J school in the year 1812"

MSS 002/189. Hallowell, Caroline. Commonplace books (2), 1847.
Scope and Contents

Caroline Willetts, Alexandria, Virginia, enrolled in Westtown, 10 Mo. 1847. Gift of Lawrence Glaggett, through Mary Cotton. Acc. 2006.012. Donor also included a photocopy a poem by Rachel B. Satterthwaite, "The First and Last Nicholite," 1895.

MSS 002/055. Hancock, Samuel P.. Lesson book, 1829-1832.
Scope and Contents

From Claremont Academy

MSS 002/056. Harvey, Hannah. Autograph album, 1844-1848.
MSS 002/057. Heacock, Abby and Walter G., et al. Album, "Ye Pilgrims and Ye Pilgrimage", 1912?.
Scope and Contents

Account of a visit of Friends in Adams, York, Cumberland, and Dauphin Counties, PA, VII/20 to VIII/5/1912. Gift of Anna B. Glick 1973

MSS 002/171. Heavilan, Lyman. Commonplace book, 1867.
Scope and Contents

Contains copy of "An Account of the Separation" by James Field and a copy of Heavilan's letter to his parents, Brooklyn, N.Y. Gift of NYYM, 1997

MSS 002/058. Hewes, E.M.?. Commonplace book, 1825, undated.
MSS 002/059. Hewes, Mary. Piece book.
Scope and Contents

"Westtown Third Mo 1857" Gift of Dorothy Biddle James, 1973

MSS 002/059. Hewes, Elizabeth M.. Piece book, 1824-26.
Scope and Contents

Part of 4 volumes by Elizabeth M. Hewes. Gift of Dorothy Biddle James, 1973

MSS 002/059. Hewes, Elizabeth M.. Piece books (2), 18271828.
Scope and Contents

Part of 4 volumes by Elizabeth M. Hewes, written at West-town 1827. Gift of Dorothy Biddle James, 1973

MSS 002/059. Hewes, Elizabeth M.. Autograph album, Westtown, 1827.
Scope and Contents

"EMH West-town" Part of 4 volumes by Elizabeth M. Hewes. Gift of Dorothy Biddle James, 1973

MSS 002/060. Hewes, Mary. Autograph album, 1855-1857.
Scope and Contents

Gift of Dorothy Biddle James, 1973

MSS 002/061. Hewes, Mary. 2 Piece books, 1857, undated.
Scope and Contents

Gift of Dorothy Biddle James, 1973

MSS 002/062. Hiatt, Elizabeth Dix. Autograph album, 1836-1840.
Scope and Contents

Includes a list of Chinese characters and flower/color English translations

MSS 002/063. Hogue, Mary L.. Scrapbooks, (2), 1910-1915.
Scope and Contents

Local meeting information; "NY, NE and other friends articles"

MSS 002/064. Hopkins, Beulah. Piece book, 1824-1832.
Scope and Contents

"The Ladies album, a miscellaneous collection of literature contributed by the Friends and Companions of Beulah Hopkins." Gift of the Friends Historical Association

MSS 002/065. Hopper, Isaac. Piece book, 1824.
Scope and Contents

"…truth in re…Scriptures…" by Job Scott

MSS 002/173. Hughes, Elizabeth (Swayne). Commonplace book, 1780-1867 (bulk 1780-1817).
Scope and Contents

"Elizabeth Swayne's Book 1780." Eliz. Swayne (1760-1818) m. Jesse Hughes in 1788 at New Garden MM, Pa. Members of Pipe Creek Monthly Meeting. Probable that her daughter, Lydia Hughes, added entries, genealogical data. Book includes poetry and prose, text of Eliz. Webb's letter, poems on Virginia Exiles, list of traveling Friends visiting Bush Creek Meeting, MD, and recipes such as cure for fits. Acc. 2006-025

MSS 002/177. Hull, Oliver P.. Commonplace book, 1837.
Scope and Contents

"A list of the boys names that were at Nine Partners Boarding School in the winter of 1837." List is at beginning of bound student commonplace book. Gift of NYYM, 1997

MSS 002/199. Hunt, Mary H.. Piece books, 1836-1837, undated.
Scope and Contents

Two piece books and a (empty) portfolio/envelope labeled Westtown School. #1, an album of sentiments, Westtown School, 1836-1837, and #2. piece book of poetry. Likely Mary H. Hunt (1821-1883), dau. Caleb and Rhoda Hunt, a member of Chester Monthly Meeting (NJ). Gift of Leslie Hunt, Acc. 2014.002.

MSS 002/66. Hunt, Mary Ann. Piece book, c.1852.
Scope and Contents

Mary Ann Hunt died in 1853 at 18 years old, as noted by her mother, Margaret Hunt, at beginning of album. Includes sketches, poem on Lincoln defeating Douglas, and sections of writing in code. Gift of Dorothy Harris, 1964

MSS 002/209. Hussey, Jane. Commonplace Book. , 1812-1815.
Scope and Contents

Contains original and copy poetry and prose. Jane Hussey was born 1781, a birthright member of Menallen Monthly Meeting, daughter of Jedediah Hussey and Jane Penrose Hussey. She married Richard Rummells under the care of Warrington Monthly Meeting in 1815.

MSS 002/067. Ives, Samuel. Piece book, 1805 3mo29.
Scope and Contents

Gift of Chester County Historical Society, 1941

MSS 002/068. Jackson, Eliza H.. Piece book, circa1840-1895.
Scope and Contents

Resident of Darby. Gift of Rush Welter, 1992

MSS 0020/69. Jackson, Job H.. Piece book, 1881.
Scope and Contents

Grandfather of Arthur C. Jackson and Mary J. Shoemaker

MSS 002/158. Jackson, William. Scrapbook, 1894-1914.
MSS 002/070. James, Francis. Notebook, 1827.
Scope and Contents

Containing "Rules Selected and Adopted for Regulating the Practice of the Courts of Common Pleas in the 15th District"

MSS 002/211. Janney, Georgianna. Friendship book, 1838-1839.
Scope and Contents

Georgiana Janney of Kennett, PA entered Westtown School in 4mo 1838.

MSS 002/071. Jemison, Margaret H.. Piece book, 1822-1823.
Scope and Contents

West-town school?

MSS 002/168. Jenkins, Esther L.. Family scrapbook, circa1908-1924.
Scope and Contents

Jenkins family scrapbook with photographs, Swarthmore College clippings of Pres. Taft's visit

MSS 002/072. Jenkins, Mary (Mollie). Autograph album, 1859-1860.
Scope and Contents

Notes from brother Harry and cousin Bella

MSS 002/073. Johnson, Emma. Autograph album, 1875-1876.
Scope and Contents

Gift of Edward P. Thatcher

MSS 002/192. Jones, Clement. Poetry album, 1826-1831, 1860.
Scope and Contents

Clement Jones likely is son of Henry and Jane (Lewis) Jones of Upper Dublin, Pa. He was born 1808 and a member Gwynedd MM. Acc. 2012.045

MSS 002/074. Ketchum, John. Exercise book, 1796.
Scope and Contents

"John Ketchum, His Book, Anno Domini 1793." Gift of Phebe K. McAllesin

MSS 002/074. Ketchum, John. Lesson book.
Scope and Contents

Gift of Phebe K. McAllesin

MSS 002/075. Kirk, Charles W. and Rachel. Autograph book, 1882-1894.
Scope and Contents

Charles Kirk was the superintendent of the Mission School (est. 1869) on Wyandotte Mission, Indian Territory

MSS 002/077. Kirk, Hannah. Autograph album, 1845-1855.
Scope and Contents

Gift of Mrs. F. Acton

MSS 002/076. Kirk, Hannah. Piece book, 1853.
Scope and Contents

From Sharon Seminary, Darby, PA, 1853. Gift of Helen E. Davis Acton

MSS 002/078. Kirkbride, Eliza (?). Piece book.
Scope and Contents

Gift of Dorothy James, 1974.

MSS 002/079. Knight, Ann. (2) autograph albums, 1833, 1835.
Scope and Contents

Gift of Byberry school

MSS 002/080. Knight, Rebecca. Autograph album, 1856-1860.
Scope and Contents

Her mother was Rachel J. Knight

MSS 002/081. Knowles, William. Exercise book, circa 1848.
Scope and Contents

Also includes newspaper clippings (Christian Citizen)

MSS 002/083. Lawrie, Abigail. Copy book, 1824-1825.
MSS 002/083. Lawrie, Abigail. Piece book, 1830-1838.
Scope and Contents

"Woodstown, 10th mo 14th 1830"

MSS 002/084. Lawrie, Deborah. Copy book, 1811-1813.
MSS 002/085. Lawrie, T. ?. Clipping book.
Scope and Contents

Includes John Gests' letters, 1833-1834. Pasted over a lesson book.

MSS 002/160. Laws, William. Bible lesson book, 1815.
Scope and Contents

Contains sketches

MSS 002/086. Leeds, Susan P.. Piece book, 1865.
Scope and Contents

Westtown School Girls School, Chester, PA. Purchased from the Family Album, 1980

MSS 002/087. Lippincott, J.W.. Catalogue of deceased Ministers and Elders (Philadelphia Y.M.), circa1898.
Scope and Contents

List from memoirs and journals 1656-1898. Includes list of English Friends interred at Jordans (Eng.), 1679-1866. Gift of PYM, 1975

MSS 002/090. Lownes, Susanna. Commonplace book, 1796-98, undated.
Scope and Contents

Binding is old newspaper

MSS 002/088. Lukens, Annie Mary. Autograph album, 1872-1878.
Scope and Contents

Annie Lukens came from Gwynedd, PA. She was a non-graduate member of the Swarthmore Class of 1874. She married Henry Daniels and lived in Swarthmore, PA. Notes are from many members in her class, both personal and quotes. Includes long reminiscence by John Kelvey Richardson, who became Ohio Attorney General and Solicitor General of the US

MSS 002/088. Lukens, Annie. Copy book.
MSS 002/089. Lukens, Carrie A.. Autograph album, 1880-1916.
Scope and Contents

Attended Friends Central School, class of 1882

MSS 002/193. Lukens, Martha P. (1823-1890). Autograph album, 1840-1868 (bulk 1840-1844).
Scope and Contents

Sentimental verse, acrostics. Early autographs associated with Gynedd Boarding School. Martha P. Lukens married Josiah Cleaver in 1844. They were members of Gwynedd Monthly Meeting (H). Purchase, Acc. 2011.013

MSS 002/194. Lukens, Rachel. Autograph album, 1852-1853.
Scope and Contents

Sentimental verse. Student at Sharon Boarding School, Darby, Pa.? Gift of Thomas Hamm, Acc. 2011.036

MSS 002/091. Lundy, Amos. Piece book, 1837-1848.
Scope and Contents

Includes excerpts from journals of James Gough, 1712-1780; William. Reckitt, 1706-1760. Part of 4 volumes by Amos Lundy.

MSS 002/091. Lundy, Amos. Piece book, 1841-1842.
Scope and Contents

Stephen Crisp and John Richardson. Part of 4 volumes by Amos Lundy.

MSS 002/091. Lundy, Amos. Piece book, 1843.
Scope and Contents

New England Judged. Part of 4 volumes by Amos Lundy.

MSS 002/091. Lundy, Amos. Piece book, 1843-1845.
Scope and Contents

George Fox (2 volumes) (Encl.: Arthur Wellington Lundy's Book of Navigation, 1834)

MSS 002/154. Maule, Margaret Evans. Copybook, circa1850.
MSS 002/092. McCollin, Thomas H. and Elizabeth Pennock. Minutes/Cookbook, 1858-undated.
Scope and Contents

"To Bessie McCollin, from Grandma". Minutes of the Literary Congress of Philadelphia. Used as recipe book.

MSS 002/207. McIlvain, A. Commonplace book, Ridley, Pennsylvania,, circa 1825.
Scope and Contents

On cover: 12 mo 10, 1825. Poetry, most focus on death and loss. Includes poems by Lydia Huntley Sigourney (September 1, 1791 – June 10, 1865), well-known poet of the early 19th century and admired by John Greenleaf Whittier.

MSS 002/153. Mollineux, Mary (Southworth). Copybook.
Scope and Contents

"Meditation on Imprisonment" and Thomas A Kempis' "The Christian Devote." Gift of Lydia Foulke Taylor.

MSS 002/183. Moon, Eliza H.. Commonplace book, 1867-1873.
Scope and Contents

Commonplace book kept by a Wilburite Friend in or near Scipio, New York. Gift of Christopher Densmore, Acc. 2013.018. Inventory of volume contents in folder.

MSS 002/093. Moon, Moses. Copy book, 1770.
MSS 002/196. Morse, Lucy Gibbons (1839-1936). "Rachel Stanwood Memoranda", 1893-1894.
Scope and Contents

Small scrapbook of newspaper clippings and publicity about Morse's fictionalized account of the Underground Railroad in NYC. Morse was the daughter of James Sloan and Abby Hopper Gibbons, important New York abolitionists. She married James Herbert Morse in 1870. See RG5/174, Abby Hopper Gibbons Family Papers for her correspondence. Purchase, Acc. 2012.019.

MSS 002/094. Mott, Abigail. Copy books (2), 1781, 1784.
MSS 002/094. Mott, Abigail. Piece book, undated (circa 1775).
MSS 002/095. Mott, Henry (Jericho). Exercise book, 1798.
MSS 002/096. Mott, Jane. Exercise books (2), 1781.
Scope and Contents

Includes tables of conversion, grammar lessons

MSS 002/097. Newbold, George (d. 1858) and Thomas Franklin (d. 1830). Letter book, 1801-1806.
Scope and Contents

Quaker commission merchants in New York City. Book includes copies of letters sent to associates regarding trade and financial matters. Purchase, 1994

MSS 002/098. Nye, Gideon Jr. Gideon Jr.. Piece book, 1828.
Scope and Contents

New England Yearly Meeting Boarding School, Providence, RI. Includes manuscript copy of first composition copied into book.

MSS 002/099. Omensetter, S.. Catalogue of birds, 1880-1885.
Scope and Contents

Includes where and when birds sighted, some information on nest composition. Also math calculations and practice, accounts, clippings, and notes on genealogy.

MSS 002/156. Otis, Sarah. Autograph album, 1859-1885.
MSS 002/100. Palmer, Harriet M. Jackson. Commonplace book, 1830-1874.
Scope and Contents

Daughter of Francis Jackson (1789-1861), public figure in Boston in early 1800's. He was the president of the anti-slavery society with a personal connection to Frederick Douglass, member of the city council, and worked toward public improvements. This book contains "City of Boston leases F. Jackson land commissioner 1830", "Annual reports to the mayor and aldermen 1830-1834", and notes on street histories. Harriet Palmer filled the rest with notes on the Thompson College Free medical Lectures for Women, 1872-1874.

MSS 002/100. Palmer, Harriet M. Jackson. Commonplace book, 1844, undated.
Scope and Contents

"Lottisier, collection of loose, unconnected pieces" from Harriet Palmer, 1844. Also contains "Miscellany" of Francis Jackson, which includes notes on abolition and railroad construction.

MSS 002/100. Palmer, Harriet M. Jackson. Commonplace book, circa 1838.
Scope and Contents

Letters, autobiographical sketch by Francis Jackson. Includes letter from John Quincy Adams to Edmund Quincy.

MSS 002/101. Palmer, Laura M.. Autograph album, 1879-1881.
Scope and Contents

Includes entries by Swarthmore College and West Chester State Normal School students recording personal notes about activities and memories. Annotated with "married." Gift of Martha Conner, 1972

MSS 002/102. Palmer, Mary Ida (Stabler). Autograph albums (2), 1884-1888, 1892-1895.
Scope and Contents

Mary Palmer was born in 1876 and given her first autograph album in 1884. This contains notes from schoolmates and relatives. The album from 1892-1895 contains notes from the West Chester State Normal School (1893), George School (1894?), and Swarthmore College (1895).

MSS 002/103. Pancoast, Annie C. (later Flitcraft), Class of 1872. Autograph album, 1872.
Scope and Contents

Compiled while at Swarthmore College (lower school). From Mrs. Eddie Stella, daughter of Edith Flitcraft (Class of 1899) and grand-daughter of Annie C. Pancoast Flitcraft.

MSS 002/104. Pearson, John (1740-1829). Piece book, "Gleanings Etc.", 1810.
Scope and Contents

Pearson was a member of the Darby Meeting. Book contains genealogical data, farming practices, statistical data on U.S., indexed. Also includes Articles and minutes, 1786-1792, of "The Friendly Society for diffusing useful knowledge" formed at Darby. Gift of Darby Monthly Meeting, 1975.

MSS 002/166. Peirce, Phebe. Friendship book, 1821-1831.
Scope and Contents

Titled "Tribute to Friendship" Phebe was the daughter of Caleb and Jane Pierce of Philadelphia. She married Ezra Haines of Burlington Monthly Meeting at Mulberry St. Mtg. house in 1833.

MSS 002/105. Pennock, James Levis. Autograph album, 1879.
Scope and Contents

James Pennock was a member of the Swarthmore Preparatory Cass of 1883. Album contains notes from Kennett Academy 1878 and Swarthmore College 1879. Gift of J. Roland Pennock, 1964

MSS 002/106. Pettit, Franklin. Autograph album, 1861.
Scope and Contents

From Mt. Holly Institute (Aaron Ivins school)

MSS 002/164. Post family. Post ledger.
Scope and Contents

Clippings and account ledger; glued over accounts ca. 1790

MSS 002/108. Powell, Elizabeth (Eliza). Piece books (3), 1800, 1801, 1808.
Scope and Contents

Includes "Weighty Expressions uttered by Ann Waring". Gift of Eliza Foulke, 1957

MSS 002/184. Preston, Ann (1813-1872). Autograph album, "Book of remembrances", 1837-1849.
Scope and Contents

Ann Preston, M.D., was the daughter of Amos and Margaret Preston of West Grove, Chester County, Pa., members of New Garden Monthly Meeting. Active in the anti-slavery and temperance movements, she was a writer, teacher, and a physician, having graduated with the first class from the Woman's Medical College of Pennsylvania. She became the Chair of Physiology and Hygiene, then Dean of Faculty, and then a member of the Board of Corporators at that school. She also helped to found and was a member of the Board of Managers of the Woman's Hospital. Gift of Dorothy Kauffman. Acc. FHL 2013.184. Inventory of contents of the volume in folder.

MSS 002/109. Printzmann, William. Book of maps, 1853.
Scope and Contents

"Drawn by W.P. 11 years of age, a native of Vienna Austria, at present a pupil in the secondary department of the Walnut Street School as a mark of respect for Mr. Joseph C. Turnpenny, 1853"

MSS 002/110. Pusey, Elinor. Copybook, 1798.
Scope and Contents

Gift of Harriet Haines Machler, 1977

MSS 002/111. Reeder, Evelina S. Piece books (4), 1835, 1838, 1840, 1841.
Scope and Contents

4 piece books, one from Newton Seminary (1840) one from Eight Square School House, Mt. Pleasant (1838)

MSS 002/168. Robinson, C. (Katy). Friendship book, 1839-46.
Scope and Contents

Poughkeepsie, NY. Gift of New York Yearly Meeting, 1997

MSS 002/112. Robinson, James. Commonplace book, c.1810.
Scope and Contents

"A collection of Prose on Moral and Religious Subjects." Purchased from Alan G. Thomas, Bookseller, 1978

MSS 002/113. Rodman, Sarah. Copy book.
MSS 002/114. Rogers, Sallie C.. Autograph album, 1872 2mo3.
Scope and Contents

Gift of Mary Sullivan Patterson, 1973

MSS 002/115. Row, John. Copy book, 1780.
Scope and Contents

"John Row 1780 No. 8." Transferred from RG5 Jenkins

MSS 002/116. Sackett, Cyrus (M.?). Exercise book.
Scope and Contents

Resident of Wrightstown

MSS 002/117. Scattergood, William. Autograph album, 1856-1860.
MSS 002/117. Scattergood, William. Autograph album, 1860-1861.
Scope and Contents

From Westtown Boarding School

MSS 002/118. Shallcross, Thomas W.. Autograph album, 1883-1896.
MSS 002/119. Sharpless, Carrie (Hawxhurst).. Autograph Albums (2), 1879-1882, 1883-1885.
Scope and Contents

From West Chester Secondary Normal School (1883-1885). Gift of Elizabeth Sharpless, 1965

MSS 002/120. Sharpless, Fannie M. collector. Scrapbook, 1859-1890.
Scope and Contents

Recipes, sermons, newspaper clippings. Gift of Frances White

MSS 002/121. Shippen, E. and S.. Piece book.
Scope and Contents

Gift of Charles F. Jenkins

MSS 002/122. Smedley, Chalkley. Exercise book, 1843.
Scope and Contents

Titled "From E. Hood". Teacher was Anna B. Cresson. Gift of Mary J. Smedley

MSS 002/123. Shoemaker, Nathan. Memoirs.
Scope and Contents

Memoirs of Nathan Shoemaker and Frances Maria Shoemaker (wife) by N. Shoemaker. Gift of Mary W. Shoemaker (granddaughter) and Horace Mather Lippincott, 1948

MSS 002/124. South, Edward L.. Scrapbook.
Scope and Contents

Includes photographs of Arch St. Meeting, Orthodox PYM 1901, George Scattergood, Joseph S. Elkinton, Samuel Emlen, Clarkson Sheppard, Rebecca Smedley, Deborah S. Allen, and Edward G. Smedley. Gift of Edith Binns (niece), 1871

MSS 002/125. Starr, Ann. Album of clippings.
Scope and Contents

Pasted over Women's YM in London notes; 1762-1765, 1801 still legible

MSS 002/163. Starr, Ann W.. Friendship book, 1820.
Scope and Contents

From Wilmington Boarding School. Married Charles Lippincott 1832.

MSS 002/126. Stokes, Jane. Piece and scrapbook, 1811.
MSS 002/127. Stokes, Sarah (?). Piece book, 1797-1808.
MSS 002/128. Taylor, Mary Mendenhall. Album, 1827.
MSS 002/128. Taylor, Mary Mendenhall. Exercise books (2), 1826, 1827.
MSS 002/129. Taylor, Susan H.. Autograph Album, 1841-1844.
Scope and Contents

Gift of Chester County Library, Hogue Estate

MSS 002/130. Thomas, Mary R.. Minutes of Valley Friends' School Lyceum, 1876-1877.
Scope and Contents

Includes minutes of the Valley Friends School Lyceum (1876-1877) as well as a piece book (1877-1878). Gift of Ella Thomas and Filena Thomas

MSS 002/131. Thomson, Jane. Album, 1863.
Scope and Contents

Contains clippings from MSP (which she wrote) and autographs. Gift of Mary Sullivan Patterson, 1964

MSS 002/185. Thorne, Rebecca Palmer. Autograph book, 1837-1850.
Scope and Contents

Rebecca Palmer Thorne, daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth Palmer, of Galen, New York. She married Isaac Thorne in 1838 under the care of Junius Monthly Meeting. Signatories are from Galen, Fallsington, and Wilmington. Gift of Christopher Densmore, Acc. 2013.019. Inventory of contents in folder.

MSS 002/200. Toxey, Anulette. Piece book, Kimberton Boarding School, 1832-1835.
Scope and Contents

Includes sentiments and poetry in addition to botanical drawings and watercolor of the village of Kimberton. Anulette F. Toxey (1817-1847) of Georgia married William Granson (1779-1884) in 1835. Volume has pencil inscription "Belongs to BF Granson." Benjamin Franklin Granson was the son of Anulette Toxey Granson. Purchase, Acc. 2015.005.

MSS 002/132. Twining, Sarah. Piece book, 1809, 1810.
MSS 002/133. Vail, John H.. Albums (2), 1859, 1860.
Scope and Contents

From Gwynedd Boarding School, Montgomery County, Penn (1859) and London Grove Boarding School (1860). Gift of Willis Vail

MSS 002/134. Vaux, George. Marriage Certificates, 1688-1734.
Scope and Contents

Copies of marriage certificates which were not recorded in meeting records at the time the marriages were solemnized. From PYM, 1975

MSS 002/135. Walker, Hildah. Autograph Album, 1842-1854.
Scope and Contents

Gift of Dorothy Lapp, 1982.

MSS 002/137. Walton, Ann Elizabeth. Piece book, 1841.
Scope and Contents

"Scrapbook, West Fallowfield Township, 12 mo 21st 1841"

MSS 002/136. Walton, Lydia Ann. Autograph album, 1828, 1834.
Scope and Contents

1828 autographs from Bristol and Philadelphia

MSS 002/206. Walton, Matilda. Mathematics workbook, Gwynedd Boarding School, 6 mo 1827.
Scope and Contents

Matilda Walton (1807-1869), daughter of James and Martha Walton, members of Abington Monthly Meeting. She was a member of Philadelphia Monthly Meeting of the Northern District at the time of her death. Matilda's sister Anne Walton married Benjamin Leeds in 1855, and she transferred to his home meeting, Moorestown Monthly Meeting, the following year. In reverse, the book was used as poetry clipping scrapbook by Alice Lenz, Moorestown, New Jersey, the clippings pasted over workbook exercises.

MSS 002/138. Warrington, Abraham. Piece book, 1812.
Scope and Contents

Includes Vision of Isaac Child, notes on Abington Monthly Meeting. (Son-in-law of Joshua Evans, Quaker Minister?)

MSS 002/187. Warrington, Hannah. Commonplace book, 1832-1855.
Scope and Contents

Gift to Hannah, Salem, Ohio, from her friend Eliza Bonsall. Gift of Shane T. Hadden, Acc. FHL 2013.026.

MSS 002/139. Warrington, Henry. Piece book, 1789.
Scope and Contents

Includes Vision of Isaac Child. Gift of Charles F. Jenkins

MSS 002/140. Warrington, Kezia. Album, 1827-1848.
Scope and Contents

Gift of Gladys Gray, 1982.

MSS 002/141. Warrington, Rachel. Copy book, 1796 3 mo.
Scope and Contents

Includes Joseph White's "The Little Looking Glass." Also notes "Copied and examined by Abraham Warrington"

MSS 002/142. Watson, John. Piece book.
Scope and Contents

Copied from the writings and letters of Sarah M. Watson, 1802-1813. Gift of Elizabeth S. Roberts.

MSS 002/143. Weaver, Elijah. Memorandum book, circa 1840-1870.
Scope and Contents

Prescriptions

MSS 002/144. West, Sarah. Ciphering book, 1801.
Scope and Contents

"Cyphering Book, March 3, 1808" from Upper Darby Union Schoolhouse. Gift of Mrs. Charles J. Saltzer, 1978

MSS 002/188. Wharton, Mary. Autograph book, 1845-1846.
Scope and Contents

Possibly Mary Wharton Thurston (1828-1856) of Philadelphia. Gift of Broward County Library, FL. Acc. 2008.013

MSS 002/145. Wheatley, Phillis. Copy of 1786 edition.
Scope and Contents

Commonplace re-arranged copy of many of the poems from Phillis Wheatley (Peters) "Poems on Various Subjects Religious and Moral." Transcriber unknown.

MSS 002/146. Whitacre, M. Elizabeth. Notebook, 1931.
Scope and Contents

"Odd notes that may some day be useful," includes genealogies

MSS 002/147. Whitall, Sarah L.. Piece book, 1837.
Scope and Contents

Contains will of Charles Whitall (father; Louisa M. Whitall mother and brother Clement) signed 1847. Gift of Jane Boedker, Woodbury, 1975

MSS 002/165. White, Anna Deborah. The Whittier Birthday book, 1899-circa 1919.
Scope and Contents

Given to Anna by her aunt, Sarah Haviland

MSS 002/082. Willets, Dorothy. Album, Germantown Friends, 1924-1929.
Scope and Contents

Scrapbook kept while student at Germantown Friends. Dorothy (1906-2005), dau of Merritt Noxon Willets and Louretta Cooper Willets. Married Howard Thomas Hallowell, Jr., in 1932. She became a member of Abington MM in 1934. FHL 2015.017

MSS 002/148. Willets, William. Autograph album, 1824.
Scope and Contents

Gift of Eliza Foulke, 1957

MSS 002/149. Williams, Phebe. Album, 1817.
Scope and Contents

"Plymouth Boarding School, 4 th moth 9 th 1817"

MSS 002/150. Willis, Amey. Piece book, 1759.
MSS 002/158. Wood, Mary Sutton. Commonplace book, 1845-1864.
Scope and Contents

Received from NYYM Haviland Records Room.

MSS 002/151. Zane, Genevieve S.. English notebook from Swarthmore College, 1891-1892.
Scope and Contents

Zane (1872-1909); died in Norristown PA. Zane left Swarthmore in 1893, and her Bachelor of Art degree was conferred in 1894. Includes "sentences of note", English assignments/lessons. Gift of Chester County Historical Society, 1969

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