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Underwood Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG5-153

Scope and Contents

The collection contains chiefly papers of Warner Underwood (1851-1941), Quaker businessman and philanthropist, and his wife, Tamar Eliza John Underwood (1848-1932), including personal correspondence, financial and legal records (1876) relating to a sawmill in Centre County, Pa., student copy work, memorabilia, and historical material relating to Millville.

Dates

  • 1833-1927

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 Underwood family was a Quaker family, of Millville, Pennsylvania, and Woodbury, New Jersey. Warner Underwood (5/9/1851-2/4/1941) was a Quaker businessman and philanthropist. He married Tamar Eliza John (12/19/1848-8/2/1932) at the home of her mother, Hannah Kester John, in Millville, Columbia County, Pa, under the care of Fishing Creek Monthly Meeting on the 21st day of 10th month, 1875. They had two sons, James Harris Underwood (b. 9/27/1876) and Amos Parker Underwood (b. 12/24/1883). The family transferred from Centre Monthly Meeting, Pa., to Woodbury Monthly Meeting, N.J., certificate in 1880.

Extent

0.21 Linear Feet (1 box)

Language

English

Overview

The Underwood family was a Quaker family, of Millville, Pennsylvania, and Woodbury, New Jersey. The collection contains chiefly papers of Warner Underwood (1851-1941), Quaker businessman and philanthropist, and his wife, Tamar Eliza John Underwood (1848-1932), including personal correspondence, financial and legal records (1876) relating to a sawmill in Centre County, Pa., student copy work, memorabilia, and historical material relating to Millville.

Arrangement

The collection is divided into six series:
  1. Biographical and genealogical
  2. Correspondence
  3. Legal and financial papers
  4. Writings
  5. Memorabilia
  6. Reference material, Quaker

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession information

Donor: Joseph Mather Livezey, 1967

Processing Information

Unprocessed when received. Sorted and placed in RG 5.

Creator

Title
Underwood Family Papers, 1833-1927
Author
FHL staff
Date
1967
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
English

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