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Pike family papers

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-950-149

Scope and Contents

Collection contains letters, memorials, commonplace books, and miscellaneous items of the Pike family, especially Sarah Pike, and letters of Thomas Scattergood to his son, Alfred Scattergood.

Dates

  • 1769-1902

Creator

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

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

Biographical Note

Thomas Scattergood (1841-1907) was born on October 11, 1841, to Mary McCollin and Joseph Scattergood in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Thomas Scattergood was a prominent Orthodox Quaker businessman, who was head of the Sharpless Dyewood Extract Company. In addition, Scattergood held positions as director of the Provident Life and Trust Company of Philadelphia, director of the Delaware County National Bank, director of the Glen Iron Furnace Company, and president of the American Water Softener Company. Thomas Scattergood was also involved in Philadelphia philanthropic work. He served on the boards of Friends Asylum, the Institute for Colored Youth, the Friends Temperance Association, the Ward Charity Association, the Overseers of the Public Schools, and the Sheppard Trust. In addition, Scattergood was on the board of many schools, including Friends Select School, Westtown School, Adelphi School, Forsythe School, the William Penn Charter School, and Bryn Mawr College. Scattergood was also a founding member of the Quaker social and educational organization, the Friends Institute for Young Men.

In 1868, Scattergood married Sarah Garrett, who was born in 1840. They had three children who survived infancy, Ann (1873-1963), Joseph Henry (1877-1953), and Alfred (1878-1954). On November 26, 1889, Sarah Garrett Scattergood died. On March 2, 1892, Thomas Scattergood married Maria B. Chase, who was born in 1856. They had two children, Margaret (1894-1991) and Arnold Chase (1898-1917). Scattergood died on April 18, 1907, in Naples, Italy, while on a trip to Africa, Asia, and Europe. He was the great grandson of Thomas Scattergood (1748-1814).

Alfred Scattergood (1878-1954) was the youngest child of Thomas (1841-1907) and Sarah (Garrett) Scattergood (1840-1889). He married Mary Cope Emlen; they had six children.

Sarah Pike (1820-?) was the daughter of Stephen Pike (1786-1826) and Rebecca Scattergood (1790-1855) and the granddaughter of Thomas Scattergood (1748-1814).

(Information from internal evidence, US Census data, Michael Brown Rare Books, and ancestry.com).

Extent

0.4 Linear Feet

Language

English

Overview

Collection contains letters, memorials, commonplace books, and miscellaneous items of the Pike family, especially Sarah Pike, and letters of Thomas Scattergood to his son, Alfred Scattergood.

Acquisition

The Pike family papers were purchased by Special Collections, Haverford College in February, 1983 from Harold Nestler.

Processing Information

Processed by Mary A. Crauderueff; completed March, 2016.

Creator

Title
Pike family papers, 1769-1902
Author
Mary A. Crauderueff
Date
March, 2016
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

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