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Lupton Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG5-093
The collection contains correspondence, journals, business papers, pictures and other memorabilia, and miscellaneous materials of the Lupton and related families of Hopewell Monthly Meeting of Friends in Virginia. Correspondents include Mary S. Lupton, David Lupton, Joel Lupton, Nathan Lupton, Hugh S. Lupton, and Carrie D.L. Bond. Of interest is a typescript account of the activities of Hugh S. Lupton during the Civil War (1864) and the original letter written by Susan D. Pierce to Cidney Darlington concerning the Yearly Meeting of Mt. Pleasant, Ohio in 1828. Also of interest is the journal of Civil War experience by Mary W. Lupton (?), 1862-1864. Collection includes genealogical information on the Lupton, Walker, Jackson, and related families and material concerning the publication of Hopewell Friends History 250 Anniversary.

Dates

  • 1792-1964

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.

Extent

4 Linear Feet (8 boxes)

Overview

The Lupton family was a Quaker family from Hopewell, Virginia. David Lupton, the son of Joseph and Rachel Lupton, married Mary Hollingsworth at Hopewell Monthly Meeting of Friends in 1777. They had nine children, including a son, Joel, who married Sarah Haines. Joel, and to a lesser extent his brother, Lewis, was known as an inventor who was credited with a number of mechanical improvements to farm machinery. Another brother, Nathan, was involved with his father in the operation of a mill on Babb's Run. Jonah H. Lupton married twice, first to Martha Ann Sidwell, who died in 1836, and second to Lydia Walker. The collection contains correspondence, journals, business papers, pictures and other memorabilia, and miscellaneous materials of the Lupton and related families of Hopewell Monthly Meeting of Friends in Virginia. Correspondents include Mary S. Lupton, David Lupton, Joel Lupton, Nathan Lupton, Hugh S. Lupton, and Carrie D.L. Bond. Of interest is a typescript account of the activities of Hugh S. Lupton during the Civil War (1864) and the original letter written by Susan D. Pierce to Cidney Darlington concerning the Yearly Meeting of Mt. Pleasant, Ohio in 1828. Also of interest is the journal of Virginia civilian Civil War experience by Mary W. Lupton (?), 1862-1864. Collection includes genealogical information on the Lupton, Walker, Jackson, and related families.

Biographical / Historical

The Lupton family was a Quaker family from Hopewell, Virginia. David Lupton, the son of Joseph and Rachel Lupton, married Mary Hollingsworth at Hopewell Monthly Meeting of Friends in 1777. They had nine children: Ruth, Joseph, Isaac, David, Rachel, Nathan, Jonah H., Lewis, and Phineas. Joel, who married Sarah Haines, and to a lesser extent his brother, Lewis, was known as an inventor who was credited with a number of mechanical improvements to farm machinery. Nathan, was involved with his father in the operation of a mill on Babb's Run. Jonah H. Lupton (1795-1870) married twice, first to Martha Ann Sidwell, who died in 1836, and second to Lydia Walker.

Arrangement

The collection is divided into seven series:
  1. Biographical and genealogical
  2. Correspondence
  3. Business papers
  4. Memorabilia
  5. Pictures
  6. Reference material
  7. Hopewell Friends History and 200th Anniversary

Physical Location

For current information on the location of materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donor: Carrie Lupton Bond (Mrs. Walker McClunn Bond)

Date: 1962-1964
Immediate Source of Acquisition The donor was a Lupton descendents, as was her husband.

Related Materials

See also:
  1. Misc. Mss/004 for description by Lydia Walker Lupton of her Civil War experiences, 6/14/1863- 8/1864)

Separated Materials

The following peace materials, originally part of the collection, were transfered to the Swartmore College Peace Collection:
  1. The Christ of the Andes..., The American Peace Society, Boston, 1905.
  2. The Church and a Warless World, Commission on International Justice and Goodwill of the Federal Council of the Churches of Christ in America.
  3. “The Churches and the Peace Movement,” The American Peace Society, n.d.
  4. “The Covenant of the League of Nations,” League of Nations, Vol. 3, Special No., July 120, World Peace Foundation, Boston.
  5. Disarm or Perish, American Union Against Militarism, n.d.
  6. National Council for the Prevention of War, Pamphlet, “War and Peace in United States History Text-Books,” by Isabelle Kendig-Gill, Educational Series, Pamphlet 2, n.d.
  7. National Council for Reduction of Armaments Bulletin, Vol. 1, No. 17, April 8, 1922.
  8. “The National Defense Act,” Women's International League For Peace And Freedom, U.S. Section, Bulletin No. 4, April, 1923.
  9. “The Need of Disarmament to Relieve the Exhausting Strain on the Nation's Economic Resources,” by Frank I. Cobb, reprint from Atlantic Monthly, 1921.
  10. “The Next War,” by Will Irwin, digest by League of Women Voters, n.d., orig. pub. by Duton, N.Y.
  11. “Our New Military Policy...,” by Mrs. Robert M. La Follette, WILPF, March, 1923.
  12. “Preparedness - But Which,” by Frederick J. Libby, reprint from The Locomotive Engineers Journal, April, 1923.
  13. “The President's [Woodrow Wilson] Proclamation to the American People,” 4-17-1917.
  14. “The Staggering Burden of Armament,” from A League of Nations, Vol. 4, No. 2, April, 1921, World Peace Foundation, Bos.
  15. “The Test of Faith, A Chapter in Non-Resistance,” by Edward Richards, reprint from Atlantic Monthly, May, 1923.
  16. Trotty Veck Message No. 6.
  17. “War”, leaflet by James Loan Mosby.
  18. “War Department and Peace Organizations,” WILPF, April 1923.
  19. “War vs. The Ten Commandments” Dept. Leaflets, No. 32, N.C.T.U., n.d.
  20. “We Must Unload” (Army and Navy appropriations), leaflet, American Union Against Militarism.
  21. “What Can I Do for Peace? An Appeal to Teachers,” by Frederick J. Libby, reprint from The Journal of the National Education Assoc., n.d.
  22. “The Winning Plan” selected by the jury of the American Peace Award, 1924.
  23. Young People and a New World, N.Y., Fellowship of Reconciliation, n.d.
  24. Outlawry of War, by Salmon O. Levinson, 12-25-1921,
  25. Chicago, American Committee for the Outlawry of War.
  26. Printed Quaker Meeting Records, 1844-1943. (See FHL files)
  27. Baltimore, Rules of Discipline of the Yearly Meeting of Friends held in-, 1844
  28. Baltimore YM (H) Directory, 1875.
  29. Birmingham MM Directory, 1926, 1943
  30. Indiana YM Minutes (H) 9-25-1865
Other printed Quaker reference material, originally part of the collection, has been recatalouged. See FHL card catalogues for location of these items.
  1. Address to Those In Humble Life, Tract Assoc. of Friends, Phila., No. 67
  2. The Advantages of Becoming and Being a Friend, by John J. Cornell, Balt., Friedenwald Co., 1904.
  3. American Friends Service Committee Bulletin, No. 24
  4. An Appeal to Professing Christians Respecting the Attitude of the Church in Regard to War, by Representatives of the Society of Friends of Phila., Friends' Book Store, Phila., 1896.
  5. Charity and Forgiveness, Tract Assoc. of Friends, Phila., No. 55.
  6. The Christian Message for the Twentieth Century, by Dr. George A. Barton, reprint from The Friends Quarterly Examiner, West, Newman and Co., London; Sessions, York, n.d.
  7. Christianity As Friends See It, by Edward B. Rawson, no publisher, n.d.
  8. A Danger Signal. Pub. by the Committee on Philanthropic Labor of Balt. Yearly Meeting, prtr. Mallalieu, written by Willis Mills, M.D.
  9. Divine Preservation At Sea, Tract Assoc. of Friends, Phila., No. 92.
  10. Friends' Almanac, 1904, Friends Book Assoc. (H).
  11. Several issues of The Friends Intelligencer, Historic Sites in the Society of Friends, by Henry W. Wilbur, Friends' General Conference Advancement Committee.
  12. The Home As a Social Factor, Balt. Yearly Meeting Committee on Philanthropic Labor, 1902.
  13. Kimberton Boarding School bulletin for Winter Term, 1838, 1839. Phila., Richards prtr.
  14. The Messenger of Peace, May 1921, pub. by Peace Assoc. of Friends in America, Richmond. Vol. 46, No.5.
  15. The Messenger of Peace, Supplement 1, Sept. 1915, “Friends and the Morality of War”, by Isaac Sharpless, pub. by Peace Assoc. of Friends in America, Richmond. Vol. 40, No. 6, New Series Vol. 16, No. 6.
  16. The Messenger of Peace Supplement, Vol. 40, No. 9, New Series, Vol. 16, No. 9, Dec. 1915, “Jesus and Militarism,” by Elbert Russell.
  17. The Minister and the Peace Question, by C.F. Hersey, Peace Assoc. of Friends in America, Nicholson Press, 1911.
  18. The New Birth, sermon by Wm. Dewsbury, 1866, Phila., Stuckey.
  19. Peace Man of War Man, by Will Price, 1915, Phila. Yearly Meeting Peace Section, Committee on Philanthropic Labor.
  20. The Prodigal, Tract Assoc. of Friends, Phila., No. 129.
  21. Quaker, Fortnightly, and Supplements
  22. The Quaker Challenge to a World of Force, by Elbert Russell, American Friends Literature Council, Phila., 1921.
  23. Quakerism Faces the Future, by Jane P. Rushmore, Friends General Conference, Phila, n.d.
  24. Religious Views of the Society of Friends, paper for World's Congress of Religions, Chicago 9-19-1893; Phila., Ferris.
  25. A Short Account of The Religious Society of Friends..., by Anthony Benezet, 1814, Kimber and Conrad, Phila.
  26. Sketch of “Old Town Meeting House, Baltimore 1881, Balt., prtr Woods.
  27. The Spiritual Danger to the United States from the War in Europe, 1915, Peace Assoc. of Friends
  28. Joseph Sturge, No. 12 in series Friends Ancient and Modern, Friends Tract Assoc., London, 1909.
  29. Swarthmore Idylls, by John Russell Hayes, Rogers Press, Wilmington, Del., 1899.
  30. The Upbuilding of a Religious Society, by Dr. O. Edward Janney. Public Worship, 1922.
  31. The Doctrine of Baptisms..., by Wm. Dell, Phila., 1837
  32. Epistles addressed by other Yearly Meetings to the Yearly Meeting of Baltimore, 1848: N.Y., 5th mo 29; Phila., 5th mo 15-19; Ind., 25-29 of 9th mo; Ohio, 28th of 8th to 1st of 9th.
  33. Epistle, “Christendom for a Warless World,” To the Churches of Christ in All Countries, An Appeal from the Phila. Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), 3rd mo 31, 1922.
  34. George School broadside, 1943
  35. Clippings
The following reference clippings, originally part of the collection, have been removed and recatalogued:
  1. Clippings
  2. Anti-Slavery
  3. Misc.: obituaries, citation, etc.
  4. Bayard Taylor
  5. West Chester and vicinity
  6. Winchester and vicinity

General

  1. Hopewell Friends History, 1734-1934. Joint Committee of Hopewell Friends, 1936.

Processing Information

Collection was received partly organized. Sorted and described by FHL staff in 1962. Printed Quaker reference material catalogued in book catalogue. Printed peace material transferred to Swarthmore College Peace Collection. Unidentified silhouette mounted on glass removed from Mary W. Lupton poetry album/journal and transferred to cased picture collection in 8/2000.

Creator

Title
An Inventory of the Lupton Family Papers, ca. 1792-1964
Author
FHL staff
Date
1962
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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