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Gunmere-Mott Family papers

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-1148

Scope and Contents

Materials pertain to the Gummere family, including the 1868 diary of Francis Barton Gummere, letters of various members of the Gummere family in the mid-19th century and a manuscript "The Romance of Old Silver" possibly by Amelia Mott Gummere. Also material of the New York Mott family, including a volume of the correspondence of Richard Mott (a minister) and Abigail Field Mott (an elder) who were husband and wife.

Dates

  • 1715-1919

Access restriction

The collection is open for research use

Use Restriction

Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).

Biographical

Amelia Mott Gummere (1859-1937) was the daughter of Richard Field and Susan Thomas Mott. Mott Gummere attended Friends' School in Providence, Rhode Island and graduated in 1878. Gummere was a noted writer on Quaker subjects and editor for the Bulletin of the Friends Historical Association and was President of the John Woolman Association. She married Francis Barton Gummere and was the mother of three sons. (Material found in Dictionary of Quaker Biography)

Francis Barton Gummere (1855-1919) was the son to Samuel and Elizabeth Hooten (Barton) Gummere. Gummere attended Haverford and graduated in 1872. After Gummere continued work at Harvard before continuing his studies in Germany for several years. Gummere was a professor of English and German at Haverford College between (1887-1919). He married Amelia Mott in 1882 ad had 3 children. In 1907 he suffered a nervous breakdown and lost the use of his right eye. Gummere was talented writer having written numerous works on philology, ballads, epics, and comedies. He was offered a chair at Harvard. (Material found in Dictionary of Quaker Biography)

Extent

3 boxes (3 boxes)

Language

English

Overview

Materials pertain to the Gummere family, including the 1868 diary of Francis Barton Gummere, letters of various members of the Gummere family in the mid-19th century and a manuscript "The Romance of Old Silver" possibly by Amelia Mott Gummere. Also material of the New York Mott family, including a volume of the correspondence of Richard Mott (a minister) and Abigail Field Mott (an elder) who were husband and wife.

Arrangement

Box 1 pertains to the Gummere family, including the 1868 diary of Francis Barton Gummere, letters of various members of the Gummere family in the mid-19th century and a manuscript "The Romance of Old Silver" possibly by Amelia Mott Gummere and facsimile of the marriage certificate of John and Mary Satcher, 1701. Box 2 contains material of the New York Mott family, including a volume of the correspondence of Richard Mott (a minister) and Abigail Field Mott (an elder) who were husband and wife, 1766-1851, a diary kept by Richard Mott during his travels in the ministry, 1797-1798, a Mott family scrapbook kept by Richard F. Mott and his daughter, Amelia Mott Gummere, 1886, including a D.S. by Gov. DeWitt Clinton of New York. Box 3 continues with Mott family miscellany, selected writings of Robert F. and Hannah B. Mott and also includes Smith family materials, such as the journal of Amelia Smith, 1814- 1821, the order book of Richard S. Smith, a Philadelphia Quaker merchant and the 1804 Gardening Memorandum of Margaret Hill Morris.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Francis Barton Gummere, December, 1986.

Processing Information

Processing history is unknown
Title
Gunmere-Mott Family papers, 1715-1919
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

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