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Charles Palmer Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG5-112
The collection includes family correspondence, including that of Palmer as a student at Swarthmore College, diaries of Palmer's father, Lewis Palmer (1837-1917), mother, Hannah H. Palmer (1836-1917), and other family members in Chester and Delaware counties, Pa., account books, business and legal papers, essays, poetry, clippings, memorabilia, and other papers. Includes material relating to Lewis Palmer's book, A Genealogical Record of the Descendants of John and Mary Palmer (1875), and to Quaker affairs, especially work for prohibition.

Dates

  • 1829-1942

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

0.75 Linear Feet (2 boxes)

Overview

Charles Palmer (1863-1966) was a Quaker teacher, lawyer, and real estate broker from Chester, Pennsylvania. The collection includes family correspondence, including that of Palmer as a student at Swarthmore College, diaries of Palmer's father, Lewis Palmer (1837-1917), mother, Hannah H. Palmer (1836-1917), and other family members in Chester and Delaware counties, Pa., account books, business and legal papers, essays, poetry, clippings, memorabilia, and other papers. Includes material relating to Lewis Palmer's book, A Genealogical Record of the Descendants of John and Mary Palmer (1875), and to Quaker affairs, especially work for prohibition.

Biographical / Historical

Charles Palmer (1863-1966) was a Quaker teacher, lawyer, and real estate broker from Chester, Pennsylvania.

Arrangement

The collection has been divided into six series:
  1. Biographical and genealogical
  2. Correspondence
  3. Writings
  4. Memorabilia
  5. Business and legal papers
  6. Miscellaneous

Physical Location

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

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donor: C. Mervin Palmer,1969-1973
Immediate Source of Acquisition Donor is the son of Charles Palmer.

Separated Materials

The following material, originally part of the collection, has been recatalogued:
  1. Lewis Palmers A Genealogical Record of the Descendants of John and Mary Palmer, published 1875, J.B. Lippincott & Co., Phila. (FHL cat. no. BX7791,.P2P2) (new edition, Press of Chester Times, BX7791,.P2P2, 1910).

Creator

Title
An Inventory of the Charles Palmer Papers, 1829-1942
Author
FHL staff
Date
ca. 1969
Description rules
dacs
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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