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Edith Verlenden Paschall Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG5-117

Scope and Contents

The collection contains correspondence, legal papers and marriage certificates (chiefly photocopies), wills, genealogical notes, miscellaneous memorabilia, and pictures collected by Paschall and relating to the Paschall family and other Quaker families. Includes material relating to the history and settlement of Darby, Pa., the development of Darby Monthly Meeting, and historic houses and brickmaking in the Delaware Valley, Pa.

Dates

  • 1736-1962
  • Majority of material found within 1940 - 1962

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

Edith Verlenden Paschall (1881-1961) was a Quaker genealogist and historian from Delaware County, Pennsylvania.

Extent

2 Linear Feet (4 boxes)

Language

English

Overview

Edith Verlenden Paschall (1881-1961) was a Quaker genealogist and historian from Delaware County, Pennsylvania. The collection contains correspondence, legal papers and marriage certificates (chiefly photocopies), wills, notes, miscellaneous memorabilia, and pictures, collected by Paschall and relating to the Paschall family and other Quaker families. Includes material relating to the history and settlement of Darby, Pa., the development of Darby Monthly Meeting, and historic houses and brickmaking in the Delaware Valley.

Arrangement

The collection is divided into six series:
  1. Biographical
  2. Correspondence
  3. Writings
  4. Memorabilia
  5. Pictures
  6. Reference material

Physical Location

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

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of William Verlenden Paschall, 1962

Separated Materials

The following materials, originally part of the collection, have been removed and recatalogued:
  1. 6 bills for merchandise and services, 1736-1765. Those billed were Jonathan Adams, Commissioners for Indian Affairs, Wm. Davis, John Franks, Glover Hunt, Obadiah Johnson, Edward Waldron. (negative photostats) MISC. MSS.
  2. Marshall House brief of title, 1682-1865. (typewritten) MISC. MSS.
Marriage certificates (negative photostats) removed to Chart Case A:
  1. Jos. Drinker to Hannah Hart, 1760, Phila.
  2. Geo. Painter to Elinor Musgrave, 1680, Haverford.
  3. John Smith to Elizabeth Bartram, 1715, Darby.
  4. Wm. West to Sarah Ennis, 1753, Phila.
  5. Wm. Nest to Hannah Shaw, 1767, Phila.
Other materials:
  1. Agreement between Wm. Priest of Darby and John Blunston, re. fence, 11mo 9 1713-14. (negative & positive photostats) MISC. MSS.
  2. Agreement between Geo. Wood and John Blunston, 9mo 27 1636. (negative photostat) MISC. MSS
  3. Drawings and descriptions of plots of land. (some negative and some positive photostats) Owners: 1703, John Biunston; 1704, John Bethel; 1709, Martha Bizalion, Moses Coombs, James Letort, Robt. Wilkins, Thos. Wilkins, 1721, John West; n.d, Peter Dicks, Wm. Worrall; 2 unidentified. MISC. MSS.

Processing Information

Processed by FHL staff prior to 1967.
Title
An Inventory of the Edith Verlenden Paschall Papers, 1736-1961 [bulk 1940-1961]
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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