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Brantingham-Stratton Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG5-017
This collection contains papers, in part typed transcriptions, concerning the Brantingham and Stratton families, Quaker families of England and Ohio. Includes correspondence and a transcript of sea journal (1798-1799) of George Brantingham (1770-1845), an English Quaker who emigrated to Philadelphia and by 1821 had settled in Salem, Ohio. Most of the correspondence is directed to George Brantingham or his daughter Hannah from members of Brantingham's family in England, including brothers, John Brantingham (1768-1823), Joseph Brantingham (1754-1832), and William Brantingham (1756-1840). Also included is a typed transcript of an autobiography of Daniel Stratton (1737-1872) of Ohio. The papers, including correspondence, biographies, and genealogical data, were compiled by Edith Stratton Platt, a descendant.

Dates

  • 1817-1937

Creator

Limitations on Accessing the Collection

Collection is open for research.

Copyright and Rights Information

Copyright has not been assigned to Friends Historical Library. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in to the Director. Permission for publication is given on behalf Friends Historical Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by reader.

Extent

0.42 Linear Feet (1 box (ca.60 items))

Overview

This collection contains papers, in part typed transcriptions, concerning the Brantingham and Stratton families, Quaker families of England and Ohio. Includes correspondence and a transcript of sea journal (1798-1799) of George Brantingham (1770-1845), an English Quaker who emigrated to Philadelphia and by 1821 had settled in Salem, Ohio. Most of the correspondence is directed to George Brantingham or his daughter Hannah from members of Brantingham's family in England, including brothers, John Brantingham (1768-1823), Joseph Brantingham (1754-1832), and William Brantingham (1756-1840). Also included is a typed transcript of an autobiography of Daniel Stratton (1737-1872) of Ohio. The papers, including correspondence, biographies, and genealogical data, were compiled by Edith Stratton Platt, a descendant.

Biographical / Historical

Edith Stratton Platt was the daughter of Abram and Hannah Brantingham Stratton. A Quaker born in 1888, she married Joseph E. Platt (1886-1980) in 1921. The Platts were active in establishing Pendle Hill, the Quaker study center in Wallingford, Pa., and Joseph served as dean of the program. Edith, who died in 1986 in Pennsylvania, was a descendant of the Brantingham and Stratton families, Quaker families of England and Ohio. George Brantingham (1770-1845), an English Quaker emigrated to Philadelphia and by 1821 had settled in Salem, Ohio. Other members of his family remained in England, including his brothers, John Brantingham (1768-1823), Joseph Brantingham (1754-1832), and William Brantingham (1756-1840).

Physical Location

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donor: Joseph and Edith Stratton Platt, 1967

Related Materials

Quaker cap worn by Ellen Stanley-Stratton (Placed in Relics: Caps)

Processing Information

The collection was inventoried and described in 1967, and a Quaker cap worn by Ellen Stanley Stratton removed to Relics. A new finding aid was produced in 2000. In 2004, the collection was rehoused. With review, it was concluded that Edith Stratton Platt, the donor and a descendant of the family, had compiled the material and genealogical information, annotated the correspondence, and included a history of the collection.

Creator

Title
Finding aid for Brantingham-Stratton Family Papers, 1817-1937
Author
FHL staff
Date
2007
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English

Revision Statements

  • 2016: This electronic finding aid was updated in Summer 2016 by Abdulrezak Kemal in preparation for importing into ArchivesSpace, to conform to current markup standards and the ArchivesSpace data model.

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