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Knight Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG5-081

Scope and Contents

The collection contains chiefly legal and business papers of Jacob P. Tyson, his wife, Mary B. Michener Tyson, and others. Also contains family correspondence, wills, deeds, estate papers, biographical and genealogical materials, marriage certificates, memorabilia, printed material, and pictures. Includes material relating to the Michener and Warner families.

Dates

  • 1737-1895

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

The Knight family was a Quaker family from Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.

Extent

1 Linear Feet (2 boxes)

Language

English

Overview

The Knight family was a Quaker family from Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. The collection contains chiefly legal and business papers of Jacob P. Tyson, his wife, Mary B. Michener Tyson, and others. Also contains family correspondence, wills, deeds, estate papers, biographical and genealogical materials, marriage certificates, memorabilia, printed material, and pictures. Includes material relating to the Michener and Warner families.

Arrangement

The collection is divided into six series:
  1. Biographical and genealogical
  2. Correspondence, 1829-1895
  3. Business, financial, and legal papers
  4. Memorabilia
  5. Pictures
  6. Printed reference material.

Physical Location

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donor: Mr. and Mrs. P.E. Souder, 1965

Related Materials

See also:
  1. Gilbert family deeds and marriage certificates in genre collections, FHL 2012.038.

Processing Information

A gift from Dorothy Cloud Reed, FHL 2012.038, of Gilbert, Knight, James family deeds and marriage certificates were added to FHL Deeds, Marriages to replace photocopies of same donated in 1993. Gift included an 1834 plot plan of lots of Joshua Gilbert, added to RG 5/081.

Creator

Title
An Inventory of the Knight Family Papers, 1737-1895
Author
FHL staff
Date
1965
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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