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George Truman family papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG5-189

Scope and Contents

The largest portion of this collection is three volumes of George Truman's correspondence, primarily between George Truman and his wife, along with other family members such as their children, and other Friends or acquaintances. There are also some photographs (mostly reproductions), family memorabilia, and other miscellaneous items such as lesson books).

Dates

  • 1819 - 1914

Creator

Limitations on Accessing the Collection

This collection is available for research use.

Copyright and Rights Information

Friends Historical Library believes all of the items in this collection to be in the Public Domain in the United States, and is not aware of any restrictions on their use. However, the user is responsible for making a final determination of copyright status before reproducing. See http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/NoC-US/1.0/.

Biographical / Historical

The Truman and Underhill families were prominent Philadelphia-area Quaker families with close ties to Swarthmore College and active in social concerns. The best known from these families is George Truman (1798-1877). He was a Quaker merchant and doctor and a recognized minister who visited Indians in the American West and former Quaker settlements in the West Indies. He was one of the founders of Swarthmore College.

Extent

1.5 Cubic Feet (5 volumes and 1 box)

Language

English

Overview

The Truman and Underhill families were prominent Philadelphia-area Quaker families with close ties to Swarthmore College and active in social concerns. The best known from these families is George Truman (1798-1877). He was a Quaker merchant and doctor and a recognized minister who visited Indians in the American West and former Quaker settlements in the West Indies. He was one of the founders of Swarthmore College. This collection contains three volumes of George Truman's correspondence, pictures, family memorabilia, and other miscellaneous items (such as lesson books). The correspondance is primarily between George Truman and his wife, along with other family members such as their children, and other Friends or acquaintances.

Arrangement

Correspondence is organized chronologically and mounted in three volumes. There are two additional volumes of mounted photographs (mostly reproductions) and memorabilia. Some loose volumes are contained in one custom box.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Benjamin Mott Underhill (George Truman's grandson) and his children, James Truman Underhill and Sarah Gilpin Underhill, 1940.

Related Materials

See also: Truman-Underhill Family Papers, SFHL-RG5-151; George Truman papers, SFHL-SC-136; Truman-Underhill Photograph Collection, SFHL-PA-74.

See also online exhibit about Truman-Underhill family photographs at http://www.swarthmore.edu/library/friends/truman_underhill/truman_underhill.htm.
Author
Zoe Peyton Jones
Date
2018
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

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