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Archives & Manuscripts

Palmer Genealogical Manuscript and Deeds

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG5-111

Scope and Contents

The collection contains a Palmer family genealogy written by Sarah Moore Fell (1822-1911) and an accompanying index compiled in 1966. The collection also contains deeds and legal papers concerning the Middletown Township, Bucks County, Pa., property purchased by the donor (a Palmer descendant).

Dates

  • 1722-1966 [bulk 1898}

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 Palmer family was a Quaker family from Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

Extent

0.5 Linear Feet (1 box)

Language

English

Overview

The Palmer family was a Quaker family descended from John and Christian Palmer, who settled in Bucks County, Pennsylvania., in 1683. Sarah M. Fell (1824-1911), who compiled the genealogy, was a Hicksite Quaker from Wilmington, Delaware, and a Palmer descendent. The collection contains a family genealogy compiled by Sarah Moore Fell (1822-1911) in 1898, pictures, and an accompanying index compiled in 1966. The collection also contains some Bucks County property records including deeds and legal papers

Physical Location

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Custodial History

Sarah M. Fell, the author, gave the original manuscript genealogy to her cousin, Amos Satterthwaite. After his death, his widow, Elizabeth Simpson Satterthwaite, gave the manuscript to her niece, Anna S. Palmer, who was a descendent of John and Christian Palmer. Anna S. Palmer gave the manuscript to FHL in 1968.

Jane Brey was a genealogist, and the records related to the property which Anna S. Palmer purchased in 1873 were added to the collection in 1969.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donor: Anna S. Palmer, 1968 Donor: Property records, gift of Jane. W. T. Brey, 1969

Processing Information

Processed by FHL staff. Property records related to the property which Anna S. Palmer purchased in 1873 were added to the collection in 1969. Previously known as Palmer Family Papers.

Creator

Title
An Inventory of the Palmer Family Papers, 1722-1966 [bulk 1898]
Author
FHL staff
Date
1969
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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