This collection includes mostly genealogical materials of Morgan Bunting from the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Most prominent are correspondence and genealogical papers concerning various Quaker families of Darby, Pennsylvania, including the Sellers, Cadwallader, Bartram, and Coleman families. There are also some original papers concerning the Bunting family, including deeds, wills, an acknowledgment of Samuel Bunting to the Darby Monthly Meeting (1755), and a letter from William Poole to Edward Garrigues and wife.
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Biographical / Historical
Morgan Bunting (1863-1929) was a member of Darby Monthly Meeting, Darby, Pa., and descendent of Samuel Bunting, Sr. (1692-1759) who emigrated from England in the early eighteenth century. Morgan was the son of Joseph and Emma (Cadwallader) Bunting and received his education at the Friends School in Darby and graduated from Friends Central School in Philadelphia in 1880. His family had deep roots in Darby Monthly Meeting, but he was not a birthright member. In 1889, he became a member of the Society of Friends on his own request and was active in many of the Society's activities, including serving as Clerk of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting (Hicksite). An architect by occupation, Bunting designed a number of structures for Swarthmore College as well as the design for the Buck Hill Falls Inn in the Poconos. Although he worked a general practice, many of his clients were fellow Quakers and Quaker institutions. In addition, he had a great interest in Darby history and genealogy. In 1891, he became a member of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania and the Genealogical Society of Philadelphia. Much of his life after this point was spent conducting research on the history of the Bunting family and related families in the Darby area. He routinely responded to many research requests of various Darby families, and his correspondence and research is included in this collection. In 1906 he married Anna Miller Bunting (1859-1945) who was a distant cousin.
Morgan Bunting (1863-1929) was a member of the Society of Friends in Darby, Pa., and a descendant of Samuel Bunting (1692-1759) who emigrated from England in the early eighteenth century. An architect by occupation, Bunting had an avid interest in Darby history and genealogy. The collection includes correspondence and genealogical papers concerning the Sellers, Cadwallader, Bartram, and Coleman families. There are also some original documents concerning the Bunting family, including deeds, wills, and an acknowledgment of Samuel Bunting to the Darby Monthly Meeting (1755), as well as a letter from William Poole to Edward Garrigues, 1825.
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Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchase, 2005 (Accession number: 2005-004)
RG5/220 Bunting Family Papers
RG5/021 Samuel Bunting Family Papers
Miscellaneous Manuscripts, Bunting Family
RG2/Ph/ Darby Monthly Meeting records
Morgan Bunting's published papers catalogued in Tripod, on-line book catalogue
PG7 reference file
This collection also includes photographs.
Photographs were added to FHL Picture Collection, Individual Portraits.
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[Indicate the cited item or series here], Morgan Bunting Genealogical Research Papers, RG5/255, Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College http://archives.tricolib.brynmawr.edu/repositories/7/resources/2494 Accessed December 06, 2019.