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Friends Historical Library Genealogical Manuscripts

 Consolidated manuscripts collections
Identifier: SFHL-MSS-GEN


This collection consolidates genealogical manuscripts into a single genre -- FHL Genealogical Manuscripts.


  • 1758 - 2001

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 to the Curator. 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.


4 Linear Feet




Described in order of their assigned Manuscript number.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The manuscripts came from multiple sources, mostly donated before 1990.

Separated Materials

These manuscripts were transferred to other collections:

Pearl Baker scrapbooks (formerly MSS/008) to PG7; Canby Family (formerly MSS/018) to PG7; Newlin Family (formerly MSS/020) transferred to MSS 003/Journals; Conrow Family (fomerly MSS/021) to PG7; Woolman Family (formerly MSS/026) to PG7; Pancoast/Starr Family (formerly MSS/027) to PG7

Processing Information

Originally listed on a typed checklist with short descriptions. Assigned collection (MSS) numbers circa 1985. Upon review by staff in 2015, some manuscripts were removed to reference files for better access. In 2018, consolidated into a single collection for better access through ArchivesSpace.
Susanna Morikawa
January 2018
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

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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

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