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Mason, Smith, Ewing family papers

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-1223

Scope and Contents

The collection presents a detailed picture of several generations of Smiths, Masons and Ewings, Philadelphia families, at least some of whom were Quakers, portraying their daily lives and concerns. The primary authors are Edith Mason Smith (1857-1944) and her husband, Joshua Cowgill Smith (1857-1911), their children Elizabeth Newlin Smith (1884-1977) and her husband J.M. Sharpless Ewing ( - 1960), Mildred Smith (1888-1973) and Jean Smith (1883-1966). The concentration of the collection is the end of the 19th century and beginning of the 20th century, although the earliest document is dated 1809 and the latest in 1970. Included are a travel diary kept by Elizabeth Newlin Smith in the 20th century; a folder of marriage certificates, including Joshua Cowgill and Martha Newlin, 1809; Gideon Smith and Elizabeth Cowgill, 1834; Rebecca Smith and Thomas Gould, 1867 and others. Most of them are in poor condition. As well, there are photographs of members of the Smith and Ewing families, and one of James Whitall, husband of Mildred Smith and some photographs of family homes.

Dates

  • 1809-1970

Creator

Limitations on Accessing the Collection

This collection is open for use.

Use Restrictions

Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).

Extent

4 Linear Feet (8 boxes)

Language

English

Overview

The collection presents a detailed picture of several generations of Smiths, Masons and Ewings, Philadelphia families, at least some of whom were Quakers, portraying their daily lives and concerns. The primary authors are Edith Mason Smith (1857-1944) and her husband, Joshua Cowgill Smith (1857-1911), their children Elizabeth Newlin Smith (1884-1977) and her husband J.M. Sharpless Ewing ( - 1960), Mildred Smith (1888-1973) and Jean Smith (1883-1966). The concentration of the collection is the end of the 19th century and beginning of the 20th century.

General

A genealogical tree for the descendants of Samuel Mason is available.

Processing Information

Processing history is unknown.
Title
Mason, Smith, Ewing Family Papers, 1809-1970
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

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