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Allen Family Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-001
Overview Contains the papers of the Allen Family, a Quaker family of Philadelphia and Delaware County, Pennsylvania, which traced its ancestry back to one of William Penn's commissioners. Includes papers relating to the Allen and related Breidenhart, Casdorp, Gibbons, Hubley, Jacobs, Matlack, and Samuel families. The Allen family papers contain extensive genealogical material, family correspondence, journals and memorials which provide excellent source material on Quaker family life in the 19th century...
Dates: 1700-1954

Samuel J. Bunting, Jr., Family Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-021
Overview Samuel J. Bunting, Jr., (1889-1966) was a birthright Hicksite Friend descended from a family that was associated for many generations with the Society of Friends in Pennsylvania and, in particular, with the Darby Monthly Meeting. A graduate of Swarthmore College and banker by profession, he was interested in genealogy and worked over a long period of time to compile family records. Included is material on the Bunting, Ridgways, Andrews, and Lloyd families as well as original documents, such as...
Dates: 1789-1959

Darlington Family Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-296
Overview This collection contains the papers of the Darlington family of Delaware County, Pa., and Woodstown, NJ. Quakers with strong ties to Swarthmore College, the family was involved in education, social and peace concerns, and businesses in the Philadelphia area. Charles J. Darlington (1894-1966) served as Clerk of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends during the reunification of the two Philadelphia Yearly Meetings. The collection includes family correspondence relating to...
Dates: 1831-2012

Emlen Family Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-038
Overview Contains papers relating to the Emlen family, residents of Middletown and West Chester, Pennsylvania. Chiefly correspondence (1817-1849) of Sarah Foulke Farquhar Emlen (1787-1849), Quaker minister, relating to her travels to visit Friends' meetings in England, Ireland, New England, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and Virginia. Also correspondence of Quaker ministers 1740-1790, copybooks, and memorabilia. Includes material relating to Westtown School, a Quaker boarding school...
Dates: 1740 - 1886; Majority of material found within 1817 - 1849

Gibbons Home (Springfield, Pa.) records

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Identifier: SFHL-RG4-106
Overview The Gibbons Home was a residential home in Springfield Township, Delaware County, Pa., for elderly women of limited income. It was established in 1918 by the will of Sallie P. Gibbons, the last survivor of a family which had local Quaker roots. The Home was finally opened in the family house on Baltimore Pike in 1940. The house was torn down in 1970 to make way for a mall, and the Gibbons Home moved to a new building on Lincoln Avenue in Springfield. In 2000 the assets of the Home were...
Dates: ca.1880-ca.1987 (bulk: 1892-1969)

Lamb-Booth-Miller Family Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-085
Overview William Booth married Elizabeth M. Broomall in 1841. Their son, George M. Booth, was born in 1851 and married Ellen Miller, daughter of Lewis and Ann McIlvaine Miller in 1876. Their daughter, Elizabeth Martin Booth, married Robert Emerson Lamb of Baltimore in 1908 at Chester, Pa. The collection contains correspondence (1821-1963), diaries and journals (1833-1905), albums, legal and financial papers, photographs, genealogical and biographical materials, and miscellaneous memorabilia of the Lamb,...
Dates: 1709-1959

Middletown Lyceum Gazetteer

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Identifier: SFHL-SC-261
Abstract One manuscript volume of short features, local news, and editorials produced by the rotating editors of the Middletown Lyceum, a literary and social club in Delaware County, Pennsylvania.
Dates: 1858-1859

Painter Family Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-110
Overview The Painter family was an early Pennsylvania Quaker family that married into the Minshall family of Delaware County. In 1681, William Penn granted Thomas Minshall a land tract which now includes the Tyler Arboretum. The property was home to eight generations of the same family. The collection includes family correspondence, business and legal papers, property records, papers on interests and concerns of the Painter brothers, genealogical papers, and miscellaneous deeds and other papers...
Dates: 1687-1948

Charles Palmer Topical Files

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-328
Scope and Contents This is a collection of printed ephemera and related correspondence of Charles Palmer of Chester, Pennsylvania. The materials reflect his interests in temperance and other social reforms, politics, the Society of Friends, and other topics. While there is a small amount of correspondence, most is related to business or community involvement on Delaware County, Pennsylvania.
Dates: 1894-1917

Smedley Family Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-319
Overview The collection contains correspondence, journals and other writings, business and legal papers, and miscellaneous items of the Smedley family, a large and prominent Quaker family of Penncrest Farm, Middletown Township, Delaware County, Pennsylvania. The family was related to the Kite and Sharples/Sharpless families of Chester and Delaware Counties. The papers include significant correspondence of the Kite family, especially Thomas Kite (1785-1845) and Mary Kite (1792-1861), both prominent...
Dates: 1751 - 1996; Majority of material found within 1821 - 1950

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Allen, George Briedenhart, 1804-1869 1
American Friends Service Committee 1
Andrews family 1
Balderston, Ida Smedley (Ida Roberts Smedley Balderston), 1896-1993 1
Booth family 1
Booth, Elizabeth M. (Elizabeth Martin), 1816-1882 1
Booth, Ellen M. (Ellen Miller), 1853-1929 1
Booth, George M. (George Martin), 1851-1918 1
Booth, William, 1812-1877 1
Breidenhart family 1
Brinton family 1
Brown, Moses, 1738-1836 1
Bunting family 1
Bunting, Josiah, 1734-1813 1
Bunting, Martha, 1861-1944 1
Bunting, Samuel J., 1889-1966 1
Casdorp family 1
Chester Monthly Meeting (Society of Friends : 1681-1827) 1
Chester Monthly Meeting of Friends (Hicksite : 1827-1934) 1
Churchman, John, 1753-1805 1
Darlington family 1
Darlington, Charles J. (Charles Joseph), 1894-1966 1
Darlington, Esther 1
Emlen family 1
Emlen, James, 1760-1798 1
Emlen, James, 1792-1866 1
Emlen, Samuel 1
Emlen, Samuel, 1829-1920 1
Emlen, Sarah Foulke Farquhar (Sarah Foulke Farquhar Emlen), 1787-1849 1
Five Years Meeting (Society of Friends: U.S.) 1
Flitcraft, Sarah B. (Sarah Booth), 1841-1917 1
Forster, Josiah, 1782-1870 1
Fothergill, Samuel 1
Gause family 1
Gibbons Home (Springfield, Pa.) 1
Gibbons family 1
Gibbons, Joseph, 1799-1880 1
Gibbons, Sallie P. 1
Hubley family 1
Jacobs family 1
James, Rachel P. (Rachel Painter), 1792-1863 1
John J. Tyler Arboretum (Lima, Pa.) 1
Kite family 1
Kite, Mary, 1793?-1861 1
Kite, Thomas, 1785-1845 1
Lamb family 1
Lamb, Elizabeth B. (Elizabeth Booth), 1882-1966 1
Lamb, James G. (James Gibson), 1889-1969. 1
Lamb, Robert E. (Robert Emerson), 1881-1959. 1
Lloyd family 1
Matlack family 1
Middletown Lyceum (Delaware Co., Pa.) 1
Middletown Preparative Meeting (Society of Friends : 1699-1827 : Delaware County, Pa.) 1
Middletown Preparative Meeting (Society of Friends : Hicksite : 1827- : Delaware County, Pa.) 1
Miller family 1
Miller, Clara B. (Clara Booth), 1843-1919 1
Miller, Isaac L. (Isaac Levis), 1845-1913 1
Miller, Sarah L. (Sarah Levis), 1803-1890. 1
Minshall family 1
Minshall, Jacob, 1738-1817 1
Painter family 1
Painter, Enos, 1773-1857 1
Painter, Jacob, 1814-1876 1
Painter, Minshall, 1801-1873 1
Palmer, Charles, 1863-1966 1
Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of Friends (Hicksite : 1827-1955) 1
Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends Library 1
Pocono Manor (Pa.) 1
Pocono Manor Association 1
Ridgway family 1
Salkeld, John, 1672-1739 1
Samuel family 1
Sharples, Edith, 1743-1787 1
Sharples, Joshua, 1747-1826 1
Sharpless, Aaron, 1809-1876 1
Sharpless, Susanna Kite, 1809-1844 1
Shillitoe, Thomas, 1754-1836 1
Shortlidge family 1
Smedley family 1
Smedley, Elizabeth Sharpless, 1842-1924 1
Smedley, Emma, 1868-1944 1
Smedley, Walter, 1862-1939 1
Tuke, Esther, 1727-1794 1
Tyler, Ann Painter, 1818-1914 1
Tyler, John J., 1851-1930 1
Wilbur, John, 1774-1856 1
Woman's Club of Swarthmore 1
Woman's Club of Swarthmore (Swarthmore, Pa.) 1
Woodstown Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends 1
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