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J. Wilmer Lundy Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG5-092

Scope and Contents

The collection contains genealogical files, correspondence, speeches and writings, business, financial, and legal records, pictures, and other memorabilia of J. Wilmer Lundy and other members of the Lundy family of New Jersey.

Dates

  • 1781-1964

Creator

Limitations on Accessing the Collection

Collection is open for research.

Copyright and Rights Information

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Biographical / Historical

J. Wilmer Lundy (1869-1966), Quaker businessman and writer, was the son of Joseph and Mary Evans Lundy of Rancocas, New Jersey. He graduated from Trenton Business College in 1889 and in 1900 formed a partnership with Elmer J. Shinn. In 1895 he married Bessie Morris Roberts, daughter of Stacy and Harriet Roberts. They had one daughter, Elizabeth, who married an Indian businessman and took the name Kamela Nimbkar. J. Wilmer Lundy died in Newtown, Pennsylvania, in 1966 at the age of 97.

Extent

8 Linear Feet (16 boxes)

Language

English

Overview

J. Wilmer Lundy (1869-1966), Quaker businessman and writer, was the son of Joseph and Mary Evans Lundy of Rancocas, New Jersey. He graduated from Trenton Business College in 1889 and in 1900 formed a partnership with Elmer J. Shinn. In 1895 he married Bessie Morris Roberts, daughter of Stacy and Harriet Roberts. They had one daughter, Elizabeth, who married an Indian businessman and took the name Kamela Nimbkar. J. Wilmer Lundy died in Newtown in 1966 at the age of 97. The collection contains genealogical files, correspondence, speeches and writings, business, financial, and legal records, pictures, and other memorabilia of J. Wilmer Lundy and other members of the Lundy family of New Jersey.

Arrangement

The collection is divided into eight series:
  1. Biographical material including diaries
  2. Speeches and writing
  3. Quaker concerns
  4. Memorabilia
  5. Pictures
  6. Correspondence
  7. Business, financial and legal papers
  8. Reference

Physical Location

For current information on the location of materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donors: Gift of J. Wilmer Lundy, 1966

Gift of Mrs. Kamala Nimbkar, 1967, 1976

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Mrs. Kamala Nimbkar (Elizabeth) is the daughter of J. Wilmer Lundy.

Separated Materials

The following miscellaneous deeds were filed in oversize Chart Case under Deeds.
  1. 1781, 11, 7 - William Chapman & Sarah to Abraham Chapman; 1810, 4, 1 - Samuel Ellis & wife to Joseph Lundy
  2. 1825, 4, 26 - Samuel Murrell to David B. Roberts
  3. 1835 mo 2 - Jeremiah Haines & Henrietta Haines to Ezra Walton; 1842, 3, 2.5 - Joseph Lundy to David Woolman; 1847, 9, 10 - David Woolman & wife, & Richard Deacon to Joseph Lundy; 1860, 3, 31 -- Richard Lundy, Mary W. Lundy to William L. Martin;
  4. 1866, 4, 28, - Caleb Haines to Wm. L. Martin;
  5. 1868, 6, 30 - Cyrus Willborn to Garrett B. Girton;
  6. 1869, 4, 7 - John Stackhouse to Ezra Evans;
  7. 1879, 4, 28 - Samuel Ely to Joseph Barnsley;
  8. 1888 3mo 24 Joseph & Mary E. Lundy to Ezra Evans;
  9. 1891, 1, 14 - Joseph & Mary E. Lundy to Ezra Evans

Processing Information

Partially processed by donor. Processed by FHL staff in 1976.
Title
An Inventory of the J. Wilmer Lundy Family Papers, 1781-1964
Author
FHL staff
Date
1976
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English
Sponsor
Encoding made possible by a grant by the Gladys Kriebel Delmas Foundation to the Philadelphia Consortium of Special Collections Libraries

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