Quakers--United States--History--19th century
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:
Identifier: Mss. Acc. 2008.51
Scope and Contents Papers, 1793-1890, of sisters and Quaker educators, Mary and Hannah Gibbons. A small number of papers are directly related to their brother, Joseph Gibbons. Correspondence predominantly discusses relatives, friends, travels, and religious sentiments. The second series of items is family and personal papers, consisting of poems, copied scripture, drug prescriptions, and family records. The papers relating to the Infant School established by Mary and Hannah Gibbons make up the third series and...
Identifier: SC 01003
Scope and Contents Diary of Joseph Dilworth, a Quaker schoolmaster of Chester County and Germantown, Pennsylvania. Includes detail about spiritual anguish and his battle with consumption. Also included is his reaction to the news of the burning of Washington, D.C., by British soldiers on 24 August 1814. The final entry in this diary was written by a different hand than the bulk of the diary. Also included is the flyleaf from an unidentified diary, dated 1807, as well as miscellaneous excerpts of poetry.
Identifier: Mss. Acc. 2010.686
Scope and Contents The diaries of Thomas Scattergood (1841-1907). Scattergood was a business man in the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area. He was active in the Society of Friends (Quakers), on the Board of the local asylum, treasurer of the Colored Institute, and involved in many civic affairs. He was a teetotaler. He was involved in the incorporation of the Sharpless Dyewood Extracts Company. In the period of these diaries, Scattergood was married to Sarah Garrett Scattergood and had three children, Anna, Alfred...