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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 2 Collections and/or Records:

Samuel J. Bunting, Jr., Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG5-021
Overview Samuel J. Bunting, Jr., (1889-1966) was a birthright Hicksite Friend descended from a family that was associated for many generations with the Society of Friends in Pennsylvania and, in particular, with the Darby Monthly Meeting. A graduate of Swarthmore College and banker by profession, he was interested in genealogy and worked over a long period of time to compile family records. Included is material on the Bunting, Ridgways, Andrews, and Lloyd families as well as original documents, such as...

Reifsnyder - Gillam Genealogical Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG5-129
Overview These genealogical papers on the Reifsnyder and Gillam families and collateral lines were collected by Howard Reifsnyder of Philadelphia and Langhorne, Pa. Most of the research was done by Ann Lane Scolley, dated 1901. Howard Reifsnyder was married in 1891 to Hannah Gillam, a descendant of a long-time Quaker family. Families in these genealogical papers are Pennsylvania Quakers, including Gillam, Conrad/Kunders, Lloyd, Wilson, Preston, and some Welsh research.. Pennsylvania German families...