Skip to main content
Archives & Manuscripts

Thomas family papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-SC-209

Abstract

Contains primarily financial and estate papers of the Charles Thomas family of Montgomery County, Pa., especially the marriage settlement and estate papers of his mother, Sarah Roberts, widow of John Thomas. Also a brief account of the family estate by his granddaughter, marriage certificates, and deeds.

Dates

  • 1808-1909

Creator

Restrictions on Access

This collection is available for research use.

Biographical / Historical

The Thomas family was a Quaker family that held extensive property in Montgomery and Chester Counties, Pennsylvania. Charles Thomas, the son of John Thomas and Sarah Williams, purchased a farm in King of Prussia circa 1829 and was an executor for his mother's estate. Sarah Williams Thomas had married, secondly, Job Roberts in 1820. Charles' son, Joseph, operated a nursery business on the family farm, and his wife, Mary P. Thomas, was an Elder in Valley Meeting.

Extent

.1 Linear Feet (.1 linear feet (5 folders.))

Language

English

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source of acquisition--Anne Thomas Moore. Method of acquisition--Gift of; Date of acquisition--1994.
Description rules
Archives, Personal Papers, And Manuscripts (Appm)
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script

Find It at the Library

Most of the materials in this catalog are not digitized and can only be accessed in person. Please see our website for more information about visiting Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College Library

Contact:
500 College Avenue
Swarthmore Pennsylvania 19081 USA