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This collection consists primarily of the correspondence, journals, and memorabilia of Anna Margaret (Davis) Jackson (1848-1920) and her daughter, Anna Morris (Jackson) Branson Theiss (1881-1960), Quaker activists in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. It also includes related materials of the Davis, Price, Jackson, and Fox families as well as some correspondence of William M. Jackson and memorabilia of Anna Florence (Branson) Boardman, and Myron Lewis Boardman. There are significant materials relating to prison reform, women's suffrage, peace, and equal rights for black Americans in New York City in the late 19th century, Quaker activities throughout the period, the Schofield Normal and Industrial School in the late 19th century, and Swarthmore College in the 1890's and 1930's. 

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Portion of typewritten letter from the New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children to Anna Jackson

The button, pin and ribbon collection contains over 1,700 items, dating from the late nineteenth century to the present, documenting movements for peace and social justice around the world.

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White button with peace symbol and the text "Teach Peace" in blue

Records of Camden Monthly Meeting and of its predecessors, Duck Creek and Motherkiln Monthly Meetings, 1686-2014. Consists of volume of manumissions of slaves by the members of Duck Creek Monthly Meeting and some other Friends, recorded according to the 2mo 22nd, 1777 direction of the Meeting. 

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Handwritten copy of documents freeing freeing slaves

Chalkley Gillingham (1807-1881) was a member of the Society of Friends who moved from New Jersey to Woodlawn, Virginia, in 1846. The son of Yeamans Gillingham, Chalkley married Keziah Warrington in 1833 and they had four children. These journals record the everyday life of a Quaker farmer who was active in his meeting. When the Civil War begins he provides detailed description of the battles and other events that take place in his neighborhood. The original manuscripts remain in the custody of his descendants who have provided digital copies for educational use.

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Several newspaper clippings and portions of hanwritten documents

Chesterfield Monthly Meeting was organized in 1684 by Burlington Quarterly Meeting. In 1827, after the Hicksite Separation in Philadelphia Yearly Meeting, the meeting split into Hicksite and Orthodox branches. In 1956, the former Orthodox or Mercer Street meeting merged with the former Hicksite or Hanover Street meeting. In 1974, Chesterfield's two preparative meetings, Crosswicks and Trenton, were established as monthly meetings. Chesterfield Monthly Meeting itself was formally discontinued in 1977.

This collection chiefly consists of men's meeting minutes as well as manumission certificates signed by members of Chesterfield Monthly Meeting, 1774-1796. It also includes several related documents on topics such as the education of free Negroes, and the treatment of Friends who refused to comply with the Anti-Slavery Testimony.

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Handwritten record of manumitted former slaves in Chesterfield

This collection comprises the letters and papers of Daniel Neall. Included are essays on various academic subjects, poems, and an account of the life of his father, Daniel Neall. Also included are personal letters of Daniel Neall, and papers relating to the 50th Anniversary convention of the American Anti-Slavery Society in 1883. Minutes of this meeting are included, as well as letters relating to its organization, from Edward M. Davis, Mary Grew, and Dillwyn Parrish. Among these are letters mentioning John Greenleaf Whittier, and also the destruction of Pennsylvania Hall. Letters from Samuel T. Pickard relate to family history.

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Portrait of Daniel Neall's head and shoulders


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