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Morgan Bunting Genealogical Research Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG5-255
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.

Organized into four series:
  1. Bunting Family Papers
  2. Writings
  3. Genealogical Research
  4. Miscellaneous

Dates

  • ca. 1710-1938

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.

Extent

0.75 Linear Feet (2 boxes)

Overview

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.

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.

Physical Location

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchase, 2005 (Accession number: 2005-004)

Related Materials

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

Separated Materials

This collection also includes photographs.

Processing Information

Photographs were added to FHL Picture Collection, Individual Portraits.

Creator

Title
Finding aid for Morgan Bunting Genealogical Research Papers, ca. 1710-1938
Author
FHL staff
Date
2007
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English

Revision Statements

  • 2016: This electronic finding aid was updated in Summer 2016 by Abdulrezak Kemal in preparation for importing into ArchivesSpace, to conform to current markup standards and the ArchivesSpace data model.

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