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Benjamin Harrison Branch Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG5-176

Scope and Contents

Benjamin H. Branch, Jr. (1919-1993), son of Benjamin Harrison and Rachel Neill Hoge Branch of Loudoun Co., Virginia, was a birthright Quaker and member of Goose Creek United Meeting. He was active in the Friends Meeting of Washington, acting as Historian.

The few letters in the collection are from the Hoge family. Benjamin Branch's mother was born Rachel Neill Hoge (1874-1944); her sister, Elizabeth "Bessie" Hoge (1870-1948) married Franklin P. Wilson. The remainder of this collection relates to the Conference of Friends in the Americas, which Benjamin Branch attended June 1977. It includes workshop materials and notes and subsequent correspondence.

The collection contains personal papers and materials relating to the Conference of Friends in America. Series 1 contains genealogical information and Hoge family letters and copies of letters from Nathan Jarvis. Series 2 includes materials on the Conference of Friends in the Americas, held in Wichita, Kansas, in 1977, with related correspondence, 1977-1992.

Dates

  • 1853-1992[bulk 1977-1992]

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

Benjamin H. Branch, Jr., (1919-1993) was the son of Benjamin Harrison and Rachel Branch of Loudoun County, VA. He was a birthright member of Lincoln Monthly Meeting, and in 1950, he became a member of Goose Creek United Meeting. In 1947, he married Marjorie Lee Browne. Benjamin Branch was a longtime attender and Historian at the Friends Meeting of Washington.

Original correspondence in the collection is from the Hoge family. Benjamin Branch's mother was born Rachel Neill Hoge (1874-1944); her sister, Elizabeth "Bessie" Hoge (1870-1948) married Franklin P. Wilson. There is also a bound volume of correspondence (photocopies and typescript, 1833-1851) of Nathan Jarvis to relatives in Massachusetts. The father of Branch's grandmother, Mellissa Maurice Jarvis, he was a businessman working in New Orleans.

The remainder of this collection relates to the Conference of Friends in the Americas, which Benjamin Branch, Jr., attended June 1977.

Extent

0.5 Linear Feet (1 box)

Language

English

Overview

Benjamin H. Branch, Jr. (1919-1993), son of Benjamin H. and Rachel Neill Hoge Branch of Loudoun Co., Virginia, was a birthright Quaker and member of Goose Creek United Meeting. He was active in the Friends Meeting of Washington, acting as Historian. The collection contains personal papers and materials relating to the Conference of Friends in America. Series 1 contains genealogical information,Hoge family letters, and a bound selection of letters of Nathan Jarvis (copies). Series 2 includes materials on the Conference of Friends in the Americas, held in Wichita, Kansas, in 1977, with related correspondence, 1977-1992.

Arrangement

The collection is divided into two series:
  1. Hoge, Branch, and Jarvis
  2. Conference of Friends in the Americas

Physical Location

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession information

Donor: Friends Meeting of Washington, 1994; Accession number: 1994-039

The collection was bequeathed to Friends Meeting of Washington, with permission to dispose of material as suitable. Friends Meeting of Washington deposited the papers at FHL and transferred that permission.

Related Materials

See also:
  1. For more information about the Conference of Friends in the Americas, see Friends World Committee, RG 1.

Processing Information

Material sorted and non-Quaker genealogical items offered to Virginia State Historical Society. The printed materials in this collection relating to Friends Meeting of Washington and Baltimore Yearly Meeting were checked for duplicates, as were the published genealogies. Genealogical books and BYM proceedings were added to duplicates. Manuscript materials divided into two series, described, and arranged chronologically. Stored in one document box and placed in Record Group 5. In 2014, a bound volume of Nathan Jarvis correspondence that had been separated from the manuscript material was added to Series 1.
Title
Benjamin Harrison Branch Papers, 1853-1992 [bulk 1977-1992]
Author
FHL staff
Date
1994
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

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