Friends Historical Association records, 1778-[ca. 1915].


Friends Historical Association records, 1778-[ca. 1915].

Included are approximately 100 cartes de visite including some photographs of John Greenleaf Whittier, Smiley family members, William Still, Thomas P. Cope, Bernard Barton, Elizabeth Fry, Sybil Jones, and others; Kite family silhouette book; notes of an 1826 tour to Niagara Falls by Abel Nicholson, notebook of family visits by Elizabeth Robson in 1841 and other ms. items.

1 box (ca. 150 items)


SNAC Resource ID: 7557994

Haverford College Library

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Friends' Historical Association (corporateBody)

Organization which promotes research and publication on topics in Quaker history; membership and editorial offices located at Haverford College and Swarthmore College respectively. From the description of Records, 1942-1972. (Swarthmore College). WorldCat record id: 26626131 ...

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