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Edwin C. Tyson Research Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG5-314
The collection contains research and writings concerning the history of Menallen Monthly Meeting, research correspondence, Tyson family genealogical research, and some Meeting correspondence assembled by Edwin C. Tyson before his death in 1945. It includes his correspondence with genealogists and local historians regarding Quaker families and property in Adams and York Counties, Pennsylvania.

Dates

  • 1898 - 1945
  • Majority of material found within 1920 - 1945

Creator

Limitations on Accessing the Collection

Access 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.

Extent

1.75 Linear Feet (4 boxes: 3 full sized Hollinger boxes, 1 slim)

Overview

The collection contains research and writings concerning the history of Menallen Monthly Meeting, research correspondence, Tyson family genealogical research, and some Meeting correspondence assembled by Edwin C. Tyson before his death in 1945. It includes his correspondence with genealogists and local historians regarding Quaker families and property in Adams and York Counties, Pennsylvania.

Biographical / Historical

Edwin Comly Tyson, an Adams County, Pennsylvania, fruit grower and supplier, was a long-time and active member of Menallen Monthly Meeting, serving as treasurer and trustee. He was descended from Krefeld immigrants Reynier Tyson and Margaret Streipers. Edwin Comly Tyson (1864-1945) was the son of Charles John Tyson and Maria Edith Griest, and he married Mary Willis Hawxhurst (1862-1941) in 1887. His grandparents were E. Comly Tyson and Susan Griffith Tyson. E. Comly Tyson was the son of John Tyson and Sarah Comly Tyson.

Arrangement

The collection retains its original order as arranged by compiler.
Arrangement Book 1 Old Meeting Records and Names 1 Book 1 150th Anniversary: Menallen Newberry 2 Book 1 Newberry 3 Book 1 York Historical Society 4 Book 1 Yoder re: Griest, Cox, etc. 5 Book 1 Miscellaneous 6 Book 1 Hinshaw 7 Book 2 Warrington Sadsbury Newberry 8 Book 2 Newberry 9 Book 3 Warrington History 10 Book 4 Long Island 11 Book 4 Tyson 12 Book 4 Tyson 13 Book 4 Tyson 14 Book 5 Meeting Histories 15 Book 5 Griffith 16 Book 6 Peters Family 17 Book 6 Underwood 18 Book 7 Researcher Aimee Divine Sanders Various Families 19 Book 7 Beals, Steadman, etc. 20 Book 8 Edmundson 21 Book 9 Updegraf-Hussey 22 Book 9 Bowen 23 Book 9 Dix-Hammond 24 Book 9 Eshelman Correspondence re: Harris-Thomas 25 Book 10 Miscellaneous correspondence 26 Book 10 Miscellaneous correspondence 27 Book 11 Miscellaneous correspondence 28 Book 11 Miscellaneous correspondence 29 Book 12 Miscellaneous correspondence 30 Book 12 Miscellaneous correspondence 31 Book 13 Varied Correspondence 32 Book 13 Varied Correspondence 33 Book 14 Miscellaneous correspondence 34 Book 14 H P Marine Meeting Records 35 Book 15 Correspondence Albert Cook Myers 1929-1945 36 Book 16 Malinda Miller, D.M. Yoder, A.C. Myers, etc. 37 Book 16 [Correspondence] 38 Book 16 [Correspondence] 39 Book 16 [Correspondence] 40 Book 16 [Correspondence] 41 Book 17 [Correspondence] 42 Book 17 [Correspondence] 43 Book 17 [Correspondence] 44 Book 18 Deeds 45 Book 18 Drafts 46 Book 18 Miscellaneous Printed Material 47 Book 18 Miscellaneous Letters 48

Custodial History

The research papers were bequeathed to Menallen Monthly Meeting at Tyson's death in 1945. Most recently they were stored at the home of member.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Menallen Monthly Meeting, 2018.

Related Materials

Menallan Monthly Meeting records, RG2

Separated Materials

Photocopies of original records deposited in Friends Historical Library were returned to the donor for Meeting reference.

Processing Information

Received as (18) folio-bound volumes of research correspondence, family trees, and some Meeting correspondence assembled by Edwin C. Tyson before his death in 1945. The papers also included loose photocopies of original records and a bound volume of manuscript abstracts. The papers were removed from their non-archival binders and plastic sleeves and stored in acid-free folders in original order. The photocopies of records deposited in Friends Historical Library and abstracts were returned to Menallen Monthly Meeting for their use.
Status
completed
Author
Susanna Morikawa
Date
September 2018
Description rules
dacs

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