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Bunting Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG5-220

Scope and Contents

The collection contains business and estate papers, correspondence, and genealogical and related materials which descended in the family of Joseph and Elizabeth Spencer (Miller) Bunting. Of interest is a letter from Quaker minister, John Jackson (1809-1855) expressing his religious views.

Dates

  • 1739-1957

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 Bunting family was a Pennsylvania Quaker family, closely associated with Darby, Pa. The Bunting family had many branches descending from the ten children of Josiah and Sarah (Hunt) Bunting; Josiah Bunting (1734-1813) was a minister and elder of Darby Monthly Meeting. One of his sons, Josiah (1773-1863) married Sarah Sellers. Another son, Joseph (1830-1890) married Elizabeth Spencer Miller (1833-1905), a descendent of the Miller and McIlvain families, also Pennsylvania Quakers.

Extent

1 Linear Feet (1 oversized box)

Language

English

Overview

The Bunting family was a Pennsylvania Quaker family, closely associated with Darby, Pa., and Darby Monthly Meeting. The Bunting family had many branches descending from the ten children of Josiah and Sarah (Hunt) Bunting; Josiah Bunting (1734-1813) was a minister and elder of Darby Monthly Meeting. One of his sons, Josiah (1773-1863) married Sarah Sellers. His son, Joseph (1830-1890) married Elizabeth Spencer Miller (1833-1905), a descendent of the Miller and McIlvain families, also Pennsylvania Quakers. The collection contains business and estate papers, correspondence, and genealogical and related materials which descended in the family of Joseph and Elizabeth Spencer (Miller) Bunting. Of interest is a letter from Quaker minister, John Jackson (1809-1855) expressing his religious views.

Arrangement

The collection is divided into six series:
  1. Bunting Family Personal Papers
  2. Bunting Family Business and Financial Papers
  3. Sellers Family
  4. Spencer and McIlvain Families
  5. Miller Family
  6. Miscellaneous Family Papers

Physical Location

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

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donor: Michael F. Klesh, 1997

The collection was given by the son of Caroline Bunting Klesh who inherited the papers.

Related Materials

See also:

RG5/021 Samuel Bunting Family Papers

Separated Materials

The following photographs were removed from the collection and added to the FHL General Picture Collection, Individual Portraits:
  1. Bunting, George Miller. Snapshot at Buck Hill
  2. Bunting, George as a child
  3. Bunting, Caroline (Mrs. George M. Bunting)
  4. Bunting, Elizabeth Spencer Miller
  5. Bunting, Josiah
  6. Bunting, David S.
  7. Bunting, Edith
  8. McIlvain, Ann
  9. Walker, George, 1891 (cousin of Levis and Ann Miller)

Processing Information

The collection was received unprocessed and laminated. The papers were sorted into family groups in 2001 and a finding aid created. Pictures were transferred to FHL General Picture Collection.

Creator

Title
Bunting Family Papers, 1739-1957
Author
AA/SKM
Date
2001
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
English

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