Truman-Underhill Photograph Collection
Scope and Contents
- 1819 - 1896
- Majority of material found within 1860 - 1890
Limitations on Accessing the Collection
Copyright and Rights Information
Biographical / Historical
Benjamin Mott Underhill (1863-1930) and his wife, Georgia Cook Myers Underhill (1877-1926) attended Swarthmore College. Benjamin Underhill graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine in 1895 and from 1908 until his death was a professor at the University of Pennsylvania. He was active in the Delaware County Institute of Science and in Providence Friends Meeting in Media, Pennsylvania. His maternal grandfather was George Truman (1798-1877).
The Truman family is related to two of the organizers of the First Women's Rights Convention at Seneca Falls, Jane Hunt (1812-1899), and Mary Ann M'Clintock (1800-1884). Jane Clothier Master Hunt, wife of Richard P. Hunt, was the sister of Catharine Hickman Master Truman (wife of George Truman). Mary Ann M'Clintock's daughter, also named Mary Ann M'Clintock (1822-1880), married one of George Truman's sons, James Truman (1826-1914). On July 9, 1848, Jane Hunt and Mary Ann M'Clintock gathered together with Lucretia Mott (1793-1880), Martha Wright, and Elizabeth Cady Stanton at the Hunt home in Waterloo, N.Y. On that day, they conceived of the idea of the Seneca Falls Convention "for protest and discussion" on the issue of Women's Rights.
See the Truman-Underhill family tree at http://www.swarthmore.edu/library/friends/truman_underhill/truman_underhill_tree.htm.
1 Cubic Feet (2 flat boxes and 2 custom enclosures)
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Existence and Location of Copies
16 dagguereotypes and ambrotypes have been removed to the cased photograph collection PA 107.
- Jissel Becerra Reyes
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
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