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“Some Notes on Philadelphia Yearly Meeting Extracted by Jacob R. Elfreth of Landsdowne, Penna. From his Diary”

975.07.123

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 our reading room, and not digitally available through the web.

Summary Information

Repository:
Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections
Creator:
Elfreth, Jacob R. Jr., 1837-1924
Title:
“Some Notes on Philadelphia Yearly Meeting Extracted by Jacob R. Elfreth of Landsdowne, Penna. From his Diary”
Date [inclusive]:
ca. 1916-1917
Call Number:
975.07.123
Extent:
0.1 Linear feet
Language:
English
Cite as:
“Some Notes on Philadelphia Yearly Meeting Extracted by Jacob R. Elfreth of Landsdowne, Penna. From his Diary” (MC.975.07.123), Quaker & Special Collections, Haverford College, Haverford, PA.
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Biography/History

Jacob R. Elfreth(1837-1924), the son of Jacob R. Elfreth Sr. and Abigail Pierce Elfreth, was born on October 22, 1837 in Philadelphia, PA. He was a Quaker merchant, elder, and minister. Initially apprenticed for five years to J.R. Sowers & Co., dry goods, Elfreth started a carpet business with his brother, James Elfreth. Elfreth Jr. never married and died November 14, 1924 in Landsdowne, PA.

Scope and Contents

This collection is comprised of the single volume manuscript of Jacob R. Elfreth’s notes on Philadelphia Yearly meeting, as well as correspondence related to the manuscript.

Administrative Information

Publication Information

Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections,  December 2015

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Kara Flynn

Use Restrictions

Standard Federal Copyright Law Applies (U.S. Title 17).

Acquisition

Unknown.

Processing Information

Processed by Kara Flynn; completed December 2015.

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Related Materials

Related Materials

  • MC 975.01.019 Jacob R. Elfreth Sr. diaries
  • MC 975.01.020 Jacobr R. Elfreth Jr. diaries
  • MC 975.03.010 Elfreth family commonplace books
  • MC 975.08.009 Jacob R. Elfreth account books

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Controlled Access Headings

Form/Genre(s)
  • Manuscripts
Subject(s)
  • Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends
  • Quakers
  • Quakers--History

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Collection Inventory

Manuscript, ca. 1916.
Scope and Content

The volume was compiled by Albert L. Baily Jr. after Jacob R. Elfreth’s death, using extracts from Elfreth’s diaries. The volume includes a foreword by Albert Baily. The volume provides a brief history of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting, and includes Baily’s account of the Yearly Meetings for the following years: 1874, 1876-1878, 1880-1890, 1892-1894, 1896-1906, and 1909-1916.

Related Correspondence, 1917.
Scope and Content note

The Related Correspondence for this collection includes correspondence between Albert L. Baily and Jacob R. Elfreth regarding Baily's research for the manuscript.