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Archives & Manuscripts

Quakers -- Pennsylvania -- Chester County

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 15 Collections and/or Records:

Bartram Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG5-008
Overview This collection includes correspondence, autograph albums, photographs, and other memorabilia of the Bartram and related families of Chester County, Pennsylvania.
Dates: 1843-1874

Bye Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG5-022
Overview Contains papers of Quakers of Delaware and southern Chester County (Pa.), particularly members of the Bye, Jenkinson, Passmore, Speakman, and Smith families. The collection includes correspondence, business records, photographs, and memorabilia of E. Mortimer and Pusey Passmore Bye, Thomas Jenkinson, Thomas H. Speakman, and Nathaniel Smith. Also includes accounts of Phebe Thomas who died at the age of 104 in Chester County (Pa.) and had witnessed the Battle of Brandywine as a child.
Dates: 1685-1931

Collection of Chester County Quaker property records and other manuscripts

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-SC-270
Abstract Collection contains Chester County, Pa., land-related records including a deed for land sold to Peter Chambers (colored) in East Marlborough in 1833 and survey papers for lands in the 1821-1838, including an 1824 survey of land for a burial ground for people of color conveyed from James Steemer. miscellaneous notes concerning funerals, report of First Day School, 1879, New Garden.
Dates: 1787-1879

Fussell-Lewis Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-SC-045
Abstract This collection includes the papers and correspondence of the Fussell and Lewis famlies. The latter relate primarily family and local news. Of particular interest are several letters by Graceanna Lewis denouncing slavery, an account of the response in New York Yearly Meeting to the disownment of Isaac T. Hopper, and correspondence relating an encounter with the Seneca Indians. Other letters include those written to Mariann Lewis by friends from Kimberton Boarding School, some of which relate to...
Dates: 1836-1938-bulk 1836-1866

Ann P. Jackson Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG5-186
Overview Ann P. Jackson (1792-1874) was a Quaker minister of Darby and Birmingham Monthly Meetings in Pennsylvania. She was originally from Darby, Pa. and had two children, Mary and Stephen. Her children married another set of siblings, Philip and Ann Sharples Chester County. In 1831, Ann P. Paschall (later Ann P. Jackson) was recorded as a minister of Darby Monthly Meeting (Hicksite). In 1849, she moved to Birmingham Monthly Meeting where her children were members. The collection contains manuscript...
Dates: 1776-1856 [bulk 1813-1856]

Jackson-Conard Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG5-217
Overview The Jackson-Conard Family Papers include correspondence and other manuscripts of the Jackson and Conard families of London Grove Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania. The primary recipients are William Jackson (1746-1834), a Quaker minister, and his nephew, William Jackson (1789-1864), who served a single term in the Pennsylvania State Senate and was active in the anti-slavery movement.
Dates: 1748-1910

Kent-Barnard Family Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-079
Overview Daniel Kent, emigrated to Chester County, Pa. from Ireland, in 1785. He joined the Society of Friends (Quakers) in 1790, and married Esther Hawley in 1791. Their great-grandson Henry Simmons Kent (1833-1906) was active in the establishment of Swarthmore Monthly Meeting and the Borough of Swarthmore, Pennsylvania. The collection includes material used by Daniels' great-granddaughter Ella Kent Barnard in preparation for the writing of three books. Among these materials are genealogical charts and...
Dates: 1785/1928

Oral History Among Friends in Chester County (Pa)

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG4-054
Overview Audio cassettes and some transcripts of interviews with 55 Quakers, chiefly born in Chester County between 1889-1910. Interviews contain largely autobiographical data, as well as information about Quaker life and Chester County in general.
Dates: 1978-1979

Anna Pratt Parker correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-SC-092
Abstract This collection includes letters from Anna Pratt Parker in Kansas to her parents, Henry and Amy Pratt, in Chester County, Pa. Also included is genealogical information on the Pratt family. The letters relate news of the family and daily life, information on weather and market prices, and observations on farm life in Kansas.
Dates: 1882-1883

Passmore family papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-SC-093
Abstract This collection includes papers of the Passmore family. Of particular interest are letters to Mary Passmore from her siblings George S. Pennock, Margaret and Rachel, relating family and local news. Also included are various invitations and collected poems.
Dates: 1810-1866