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Bye Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG5-022
Contains papers of Quakers of Delaware and southern Chester County (Pa.), particularly members of the Bye, Jenkinson, Passmore, Speakman, and Smith families. The collection includes correspondence, business records, photographs, and memorabilia of E. Mortimer and Pusey Passmore Bye, Thomas Jenkinson, Thomas H. Speakman, and Nathaniel Smith. Also includes accounts of Phebe Thomas who died at the age of 104 in Chester County (Pa.) and had witnessed the Battle of Brandywine as a child.

Dates

  • 1685-1931

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 of 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

0.5 Linear Feet (1 box)

Overview

Contains papers of Quakers of Delaware and southern Chester County (Pa.), particularly members of the Bye, Jenkinson, Passmore, Speakman, and Smith families. The collection includes correspondence, business records, photographs, and memorabilia of E. Mortimer and Pusey Passmore Bye, Thomas Jenkinson, Thomas H. Speakman, and Nathaniel Smith. Also includes accounts of Phebe Thomas who died at the age of 104 in Chester County (Pa.) and had witnessed the Battle of Brandywine as a child.

Biographical / Historical

Contains papers of Quakers of Delaware and southern Chester County (Pa.), particularly members of the Bye, Jenkinson, Passmore, Speakman, and Smith families. E. Mortimer Bye, son of Amos and Deborah Paxson Bye of East Nottingham, was born in 1818. He married Phebe Pusey, daughter of Andrew Moore and Judith Wilson Passmore in 1843. E. Mortimer was a schoolteacher and mineralogist who made money in quarrying and in mining chrome. His eldest son, Pusey Passmore Bye, was born in 1846, and married Caroline, daughter of Thomas Harlan and Anna Jenkinson Speakman of Philadelphia in 1872.

Arrangement

The collection is divided into six series:
  1. Bye family
  2. Jenkinson family
  3. Speakman family
  4. Passmore family
  5. Smith family
  6. Miscellaneous papers

Physical Location

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donor: M. Harlan Bye, 1986

Processing Information

Materials were received already removed from albums and sorted by family names.

Creator

Title
An Inventory of the Bye Family Papers, 1685-1931
Author
FHL staff
Date
1986
Language of description
English
Sponsor
Encoding made possible by a grant by the Gladys Kriebel Delmas Foundation to the Philadelphia Consortium of Special Collections Libraries

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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