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Isaac Battin Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG5-010

Scope and Contents

The collection contains the papers of the Battin family, Quakers from Albany, N.Y., Omaha, Neb., and Swarthmore, Pa. Includes chiefly Letter books (8 v.) of Isaac Battin (ca. 1835-1912), containing family and personal letters, but also business correspondence relating to his employment by a gas company in Omaha; together with correspondence of other family members.

Dates

  • 1865-1912

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 of 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.

Biographical / Historical

Isaac Battin (fl. 1835-1912) was a Quaker who lived in area around Albany, New York, and went west in 1860s as an employee of a gas company. After some years in Omaha, Nebraska, he came back east and settled in several communities around Philadelphia, including Swarthmore, Pennsylvania.

Extent

2 Linear Feet (4 boxes)

Language

English

Overview

The collection contains the papers of the Battin family, Quakers from Albany, New York, Omaha, Nebraska, and Swarthmore, Pennsylvania Includes Letter books (8 v.) of Isaac Battin (ca. 1835-1912), containing chiefly family and personal letters, but also business correspondence relating to his employment by a gas company in Omaha; together with correspondence of other family members.

Physical Location

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donor: Unknown, before 1967

Processing Information

Previously cited as Battin Family Papers. Stored in Record Group 5
Title
An Inventory of the Isaac Battin Family Papers, 1865-1912
Author
FHL staff
Date
before 1967
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
English
Sponsor
Encoding made possible by a grant by the Gladys Kriebel Delmas Foundation to the Philadelphia Consortium of Special Collections Libraries

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