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Elizabeth Pearsall Frazier Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG5-120
This small collection of Quaker family papers appears to have been collected and preserved by Elizabeth (Pearsall) Frazier (1869-1957). They include family genealogy, some family correspondence, manuscript writings, financial papers, two wills, and printed material collected by the family. It includes material on the Parrish and Dillwyn families as well as Pearsall and Frazier. Included in the miscellaneous papers collected by the family are printed materials from the American Convention for Promoting the Abolition of Slavery. The Friends Boarding School Association, and the Pennsylvania Anti-Slavery Society, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Dates

  • 1769-1914 (bulk 1807-1848)

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.

Extent

0.5 Linear Feet (1 box)

Overview

This small collection of Quaker family papers appears to have been collected and preserved by Elizabeth Pearsall Frazier (1869-1957) and her daughter, Elizabeth P. Frazier (b. 1902). They include family genealogy, some correspondence, manuscript writings, financial papers, two wills, and reference material. The Pearsall side and its allied families, especially Parrish, were Quakers of long standing. Prior to 1800 the Pearsalls were a New York family, but after that they intermarried with Philadelphia Friends and made their homes in the Philadelphia area. There were strong ties with Burlington, NJ, and some of its Quaker families, including the Dillwyns and their relations. The bulk of this collection dates between 1807 and 1848. Included in the miscellaneous papers collected by the family are printed materials from the American Convention for Promoting the Abolition of Slavery. the Friends Boarding School Association, and the Pennsylvania Anti-Slavery Society, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Biographical / Historical

This small collection of Quaker family papers appears to have been collected and preserved by Elizabeth (Pearsall) Frazier (1869-1957) and then passed to her daughter, Elizabeth P. Frazier (1902-198). The Frazier side of the family was not Quaker, but the Pearsall side and its allied families were members of the Society of Friends of long standing. Prior to 1800 the Pearsalls were a New York family, but after that they intermarried with Philadelphia Friends and made their homes in the area. There were strong ties with Burlington, NJ, and some of its Quaker families, including the brothers George and William Dillwyn and their relations. The bulk of this collection dates between 1807 and 1848.

Arrangement

The collection is divided into six series:
  1. Genealogy
  2. Correspondence
  3. Writings
  4. Legal papers
  5. Financial papers
  6. Printed reference material

Physical Location

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donor: Estate of Elizabeth P. Frazier, 1984

The collection was given by the daughter of Elizabeth Pearsall Frazier

Processing Information

Processed by FHL, 1984. Previously known as Pearsall Papers.
Title
An Inventory of the Elizabeth Pearsall Frazier Family Papers, 1769-1914 (bulk 1807-1848)
Author
FHL staff
Date
1984
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English
Sponsor
Encoding made possible by a grant by the Gladys Kriebel Delmas Foundation to the Philadelphia Consortium of Special Collections Libraries

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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