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Allen and Roberts Family papers

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-1155
Overview Primarily the letters of the interconnected Philadelphia-area Quaker families, Allen and Roberts in the period 1846-1931. The predominant letter writers are Sarah H. Roberts Allen and her daughter, Susan Janney Allen and Lillie Allen, as well as Lizzie Roberts, though there are a considerable number from Samuel Allen, inventor of some agricultural tools as well as the "flexible flyer" sled.
Dates: 1846-1931

Matlack Family papers

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-1120
Scope and Contents These papers include journals, diaries, account books, commonplace books and poetry of the Matlack family, as well as some other families (Roberts and Stackhouse among others) plus 3 boxes of letters, genealogical materials, and other papers. Included among the papers is "Notes Taken from Samuel Spavold's Testimony," signed by Anthony Benezet (n.d.); a copy of George Keith's Journal of Travels...on the Continent of North America, printed in London, 1706; an announcement of a visit he will pay...
Dates: 1685-1900

Caroline Roberts family scrapbook

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-SC-152
Abstract Photocopy of a scrapbook compiled by Caroline Roberts, featuring photographs of her family and their residences, with brief genealogical notes.
Dates: [19--]

Caroline Roberts scrapbook photographs

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-PA-054
Overview The Roberts family were Quakers from Gwynedd, Pennsylvania. They, including Caroline Roberts, were involved in Gwynedd Friends Meeting. This collection contains photographs from a Caroline Roberts scrapbook, which has been dismantled and placed in envelopes. The pictures include portraits of Roberts family members, and family homes.
Dates: 1870 - 1950

Roberts Family Genealogical Papers,

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG5-131
Overview This collection consists of unpublished books and papers compiled by Charles and Lucy Roberts on the descendants of Robert Cadwalader of Wales and his children who came to America, settled in Gwynedd Township, and took the surname Roberts. After the death of Charles Roberts in 1902, his widow, Lucy Roberts, hired Gilbert Cope to continue the compilation and put it in useful order with the intention of publication. Cope had family group sheets bound into two large volumes, which he called “Book...
Dates: 1864-1918

Roberts Family papers

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Identifier: HC.MC-960
Scope and Contents This collection contains letters; diaries; genealogical material; legal papers, notably marriage certificates and deeds; material concerning various Friends' Meetings in New Jersey, in relation to the Hicksite Separation of 1827-1828; family photographs. While the Roberts family is the chief one represented, the Hooton family is also important in genealogical and legal material. Letters are mainly those of the Roberts family of Moorestown, N.J., 1839-1889. The most noteworthy diary is that of...
Dates: 1709 - 1937

Roberts-French family papers

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Identifier: SFHL-SC-109
Abstract This collection includes letters and papers of the Roberts and French families. Included is a record of the disownment of Asa Roberts from the Orthodox meeting in 1828, presumably due to his Hicksite beliefs,and a letter from John Mott to Josiah Mott, regarding Quaker testimony and issues of the Hicksite separation. Also included are wills and deeds of Robert French and other members of the family, as well as maps and charts of their properties in Burlington County, NJ.
Dates: 1731-1910

Roberts-Hunt family papers

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Identifier: SFHL-SC-061
Abstract This collection includes papers relating to Rachel H. Roberts and her family. Included is correspondence between Esther Hunt Collins and her first husband, Joshua Hunt, his brother John, her children Elisha, Caleb and Rachel, her second husband, John Collins, and Hannah Yarnall. Also included is correspondence between Rachel H. Roberts and her husband, David. The collection includes genealogical information on the Roberts, Hooton, and other related families, along with wills and account books...
Dates: 1677-1829