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SFHL/FHL/RG5. Family and Personal Papers

 Record Group Term
Identifier: SFHL/FHL/RG5
The largest category of collections in Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College is that of Personal and Family Papers. These materials include correspondence, journals and diaries, and property records of Quaker individuals and family groups they date from the mid 17th century to the present.

Found in 152 Collections and/or Records:

Joanna Wharton Lippincott Correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG5-295
Overview Joanna Wharton Lippincott (1858-1938) was the eldest daughter of Joseph Wharton, prominent Philadelphia Quaker businessman and philanthropist. She was a lifelong Quaker and served on the Board of Managers of Swarthmore College. The collection consists primarily of family correspondence, and the majority of the correspondence is from Anna Lovering Wharton, her mother.
Dates: 1877-1938

Livezey-Laughlin Family Papers, 1746-1948

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG5-271
Overview Papers of the Livezey and Laughlin families. Thomas Livezey (1723/4-1790) married Martha Knowles in 1748 at Abington Monthly Meeting. He was a miller and expanded the family property along the Wissahicken and Cresheim Creeks. Thomas Livezey's great granddaughter, Anna, married George Laughlin, and her son, Thomas, moved to Ohio. This collection includes correspondence and legal and financial papers of the Livezey and Laughlin families of Philadelphia and Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, and and...
Dates: about 1763-1995

Lloyd Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG5-090
Overview The Lloyd family was a Quaker family from Pennsylvania. This small collection contains correspondence, financial papers, manuscript notes, and some miscellaneous papers which descended in the family. R. Louis Lloyd, the donor, published a family genealogy in 1947.
Dates: 1769-1890

Morris Lloyd Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG5-091
Overview Morris Lloyd (1856-1932) was a Philadelphia Quaker and the nephew of Elizabeth Lloyd Jr. Collection includes genealogical chart of descent from Robert Lloyd and Lowry Jones of Merion; diary (1832) of Mary Beans, a Bucks County school teacher; commonplace books of Elizabeth Lloyd, Jr.; Morris Lloyd's diaries (1880) of a trip to California. and printed material kept by the family.
Dates: 1832-1939

Longstreth-Noble Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG5-231
Overview The Longstreth family were Pennsylvania Quakers who married into the Cook and Noble families. Thomas B. Longstreth (1796-1867) was a Philadelphia building contractor who married Lydia Noble (1803-1879), and both were active members of Green Street Monthly Meeting. Lydia was the daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth (Tompkins) Noble, members of Philadelphia Monthly Meeting, Northern District. Samuel Noble was a successful tanner. The collection includes Longstreth family correspondence, extensive...
Dates: 1735-1980

Magill Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG5-096
Overview Edward H. (Edward Hicks) Magill (1825-1907) was a prominent Quaker teacher and was President of Swarthmore College from 1872-1889. He was born in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, the son of Jonathan P. and Mary Magill of Solebury Monthly Meeting of Friends. In 1852 he married Sarah Warner Beans, and they had six daughters. Their daughter, Beatrice, married J. Campbell Robinson in 1904 at Ithaca, New York. The collection includes correspondence of Jonathan Magill, 1846-58, correspondence between J....
Dates: 1846-1909

Wilmer W. Marshall Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG5-213
Overview Wilmer W. Marshall (1847-1905) was a Philadelphia Quaker businessman. He was the son of Caleb and Jane Marshall and a member of Philadelphia Monthly Meeting (Hicksite). In 1876, he married out of meeting to Julia Jacoby. The collection includes diaries and a small amount of correspondence and miscellaneous material. The diaries cover the years 1859-1878 and relate daily life, including his attendance at meeting, family concerns, and participation in political meetings during the Civil War.
Dates: 1859-1889

Mather-Nicholson family papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG5-297
Overview Collection contains student work books, two marriage certificates and four school certificates relating to the Thomas T. and Rachel (Nicholson) Mather family.
Dates: 1822-1903

Maulsby-Albertson Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG5-099
Overview The Maulsby and Albertson families were Pennsylvania Quakers. The collections includes genealogical material, family correspondence (1804-1846),, financial and legal papers. Some of the papers concern Jonathan Maulsby's term as postmaster at Plymouth Meeting House in the 1820's. The Maulsby family were also active in Norristown as merchants of lumber, coal, and iron.
Dates: 1763-1884

John H. McCandless Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG5-205
Overview The John H. McCandless Papers includes the records of the Hemlock Press and personal papers of its proprietor, John H. McCandless (1920-1990). Hemlock Press, which opened in 1958, specialized in printing works of a theological or social nature, with particular concern for Quaker publications. Collection includes printing samples and correspondence.
Dates: 1944-1988