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Archives & Manuscripts

King Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG5-226

Scope and Contents

The collection contains genealogical material, collected by Helen Campbell, on the King, Bowne and Buffum families of Rhode Island and New York and miscellaneous family papers including copybooks and manuscript memorials.

Organization: Arranged in approximate chronological order.

Dates

  • 1773-1878

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 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

Helen Campbell (born 1879) was the daughter of Horatio Nelson and Mary King (Buffum) Campbell of Providence, Rhode Island. On her maternal side, she was descended from John Bowne (1627-1695), early Quaker of Flushing, New York, and from Joseph and Ann King, Quakers from Newcastle, England. Her grandparents were Benjamin and Eleanor (King) Buffum. Eleanor (King) Buffum was the daughter of John and Mary R. (Bowne) King. Mary R. Bowne was a Quaker minister of New York Monthly Meeting. John King was the son of Joseph and Ann King of Newcastle, England, and his sister, Eleanor King, married William Thurston.

Extent

0.25 Linear Feet (1 box)

Language

English

Overview

The King family was a Quaker family of Rhode Island and New York. The collection contains genealogical and miscellaneous family papers of the Kings and the related Buffum and Bowne families.

Physical Location

For current information on the location of materials, please consult the Libraries' online catalog: http://tripod.brynmawr.edu

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchase, Tolles Fund, 1996.

The collection was purchased with funding from the Tolles Fund. From internal evidence, it is likely that the collection of genealogical material and family papers was assembled by descendent Helen Campbell as part of her application to the Society of Colonial Dames.

Related Materials

Published memorial of Mary R. King included in Memorials concerning several ministers and others, deceased; of the religious Society of Friends : within the limits of the yearly meeting of New-York, with some of their last expressions. New York : M. Day, 1836.

Separated Materials

Briggs family pictures catalogued in FHL General Portrait Collection. Includes: Charles Briggs “Father”; Emily Robertson Briggs “Mother”; Briggs family group; Amy Tift, married Benjamin Gardner and mother of Desire J. Briggs; Lois Dean, married Jeremiah Briggs; Adam Winthrop (from painting) related to John Bowne’s wife; 2 identified pictures.

Processing Information

Sorted and stored in Record Group 5. Photographs of the Briggs family removed to FHL General Picture Collection. Unidentified pictures retained with the King Family Papers.
Title
King Family Papers, 1773-1878
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Language of description note
English

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