Anna Pettit Broomell Papers
Scope and Contents
Organization: Organized in five series: 1. Biographical and genealogical; 2. Correspondence; 3 School books; 4. Albums, commplace books; 5. Memorabilia.
- Pettit, Hannah G., 1810-1869 (Contributor, Person)
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Biographical / Historical
Anna Pettit Broomell was a member of Green Street Monthly Meeting and active in the Society of Friends. She was chairman of the Publications Committee at Pendle Hill, the Quaker study center, and Philadelphia Yearly Meeting First Day School Committee (Race Street). She died October 4, 1972.
Anna Pettit Broomell was the daughter of Franklin (1841-1912) and Hannah Thompson Pettit. The family transferred from Salem Monthly Meeting to Green Street Monthly Meeting. The Pettit family had been members of the Society of Friends beginning with Jonathan Pettit who became a Quaker in 1750 and married Mary Shrouds. Their son, Joseph Pettit (1752-801), married Sarah Bassett. Their grandson, David Pettit (1808-1876), married Martha Engle. He was a progressive farmer and corresponded with Charles Downing. He was also an Elder at Salem Monthly Meeting and visited the Great Nemaha Indian Agency in 1873. David and Martha Pettit had six children: Mary, Woodnutt, William H., Franklin (1841-1912), Hannah (b. 1843 and married Harrison Streeter), and David (born 1849). David Pettit married out of unity to Clara Kern. They lived in Philadelphia and, later, Beverly, N.J.. He was in the iron business and a writer and poet.
The collection also contains correspondence from a branch of the Pettits descended from William Pettit and Mary Phipps who moved to Columbiana County, Ohio, about 1804. Their fourth child, Dr. William Pettit (1806-1853), married Jane R. Hussey, and another son, Joseph Pettit (1809- ) married Janes sister. Hannah G. Hussey (1810-1869) in 1832. Another sister, Hester G. Hussey (1814-1893) married Mathew Terrell. Mary Elma Pettit (b. 1843) was the fourth child of Joseph and Hannah Pettits, and she married Oscar Griffith in 1865.
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Immediate Source of Acquisition
Two letters from Charles Downing to Franklin Pettit were places in Miscellaneous Manuscripts: Downing, 10 1874, and 5-30-1876.
Marriage certificates were placed in FHL Marriage Certificates, stored in Chart Cases: Pettit, Frank to Thompson, Hannah B., Phila. 5-10-1833; Acton, Wyatt to Thompson, Lucy M., Salem, N. J., 3-30-1887; Smith, Luke F. to Thompson, Elizabeth H., Salem, N. J., 1-9-1919; Thompson, Andrew to Elkinton, Ann D. C., Port Elizabeth, N. J., 11-8-1827.
Miscellaneous newspaper clippings given to Swarthmore College Peace Collection.
Photo of Harrison Street (signed by Gutekunst) transferred to FHL Individual Portraits, (Photo of David Pettit (b. 1849) glued in book of his poetry in RG 5/019)
Cartes de visite transferred to FHL Individual Portraits: Atkinson, Elizabeth; Atkinson, Elizabeth, wife of Robert Comly; Atkinson, George B., husband of Elizabeth Bond; Bassett, Ann, wife of John Bassett; Beasley, Rachel (Pettit); Bond, Elizabeth, wife of George Atkinson; Bowman, Mary; Comly, Cynthia; Cooper, David; Cooper, Mrs. David; Cooper, Sarah, wife of Edward Cooper; Darlington, Edie (West Chester, Pa.); Davis, Mary (Engle); Engle, John, husband of Mary; Engle, Martha, wife of David Pettit (1808-1876); Engle, Mary, wife of John Engle; Graham, Israel; Graham, Jane, wife of Israel (ran a school near Langhorne, Pa.); Hicks, Elias; McCormack, Jane or Hannah; Mott, James; Mott, Lucretia; Pettit, David (b. 1847), husband of Clara Kern; Pettit, David (1808-1876), husband of Martha Engle; Pettit, Franklin (1841-1912), husband of Margaret Robbins (1) and Hannah Thompson (2); Pettit, Hannah (b. 1843), circa 1864 (later married Harrison Streeter); Pettit, William (son of David and Martha); Pettit, Woodnut and Sarah Ware Pettit; Pettit, Sarah Jess (1782-1852), wife of Woodnut Pettit; Roberts, Hannah, married A. Hopkins (daughter of Elijah and Anne Pettit Roberts); Warden, William G.; Two unidentified young women.
Almanacs, transferred to PG 1: September to December, 1803 - no date or title page; 1804 - The New Jersey and Pennsylvania Almanac, by Abraham Shoemaker ; 1805 - (title page wanting); 1806 - The Washington Almanac, by Andrew Beers, Philom.; 1807 - Carey's Franklin Almanac, by Abraham Shoemaker; 1808 - (title page wanting); 1809 - The New Jersey & Pennsylvania Almanac, by Joshua Sharp; 1810 - The New Jersey & Pennsylvania Almanac (title page mutilated), by Joshua Sharp ; 1811 - The New Jersey & Pennsylvania Almanac, by Joshua Sharp; 1812 - (title page wanting); 1813 - (title page wanting); 1814 - Stewart's Columbian Almanac, by Andrew Biers; 1815 - The New Jersey & Pennsylvania Almanac, by Joshua Sharp; 1816 - The Colombian Almanac, by Andrew Biers; 1817 - (title page wanting); 1818 - (title page wanting); 1819 - The Agricultural Almanac, pub. by Solomon W. Conrad; 1820 - Bennett & Walton's Almanac, calculated by Joshua Sharp; 1821 - (title page wanting); 1822 - (title page wanting); 1823 - Poor Will's Almanac, by William Cohen; 1824 - (title page wanting); 1825 - (title page wanting); 1826 - The LaFayette Almanac, pub. by G.W.Mentz; 1827 - The Farmer's Almanac, by John Ward; 1828 - (title page wanting); 1829 - (title page wanting); 1830 - The New Jersey Almanack, by David Young, Philom.; 1831 - Th--s--- Anti-Masonic Almanac, calculations by Wm. Collom, printed and published by J. Clarke; 1832 - Uncle Sam's Almanack, pub. by Denny and Walker; 1833 - The Farmer's Almanac, by John Ward; 1834 - Poor Will's Almanac, by William Collom; 1835 - Poor Will's Almanac, by William Collom; 1836 - The Philadelphia Almanac, by William Collom; 1837 - The Franklin Almanac, by William Collom; 1838 - Friends' Almanac, by Joseph Foulke; 1839 - Friends' Almanac, by Joseph Foulke; 1840 - Agricultural Almanac, pub. by Prouty, Libby, & Prouty; 1841 - Poor Will's Almanac, pub. by Joseph M'Dowell; 1842 - (title page wanting); 1843 - The Pennsylvania and New Jersey Almanac, by Joseph Foulke; 1844 - Friends' Almanac, by Joseph Foulke; 1845 - The Girad Almanac, by Joseph Foulke; 1846 - Friends' Almanac, by Joseph Foulke; 1847 - Friends' Almanac, by Joseph Foulke, Jr.; 1848 - Friends' Almanac, by Joseph Foulke, Jr.; 1849 - Friends' Almanac, by Joseph Foulke, Jr.; 1850 - Friends' Family Almanac, pub. by T.E.Chapman.
- Anna Pettit Broomell Family Papers, 1797-1919
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