Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:
Collection — othertype: SC-047
Abstract This collection includes letters and legal documents of the Gest family over several generations. The collection also includes genealogical information on the Gests, their ancestors the Dickinsons, and their descendants, the Pownalls. Notable among the correspondence is a letter from Philadelphia Western District Women's Meeting to Deborah West, Jr., reprimanding her for disunity, presumably with the Hicksites. Also included are wills of Joseph and Deborah Gest, and letters from John B. Gest...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1815-1980 [ 1815-1884]
Journals, correspondence, and miscellaneous papers of the Russell, Pownall and Walton families of Pennsylvania. Of particular interest is material relating to the Swarthmore Chatauqua and to Swarthmore College.
Overview The Pownall and Walton were Pennsylvania Quaker families who came to reside in Delaware County. The bulk of the collection involves Charles Regnier Russell and his wife, Ruth Elizabeth Pownall. Charles (1901–1955) and Ruth (1900–1983) Russell were longtime residents of Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, and were graduates of Swarthmore College in the Class of 1923. This collection includes loose family photographs, family photo albums, railroad photographs, and some photographs of Swarthmore...
Dates: 1871 - 1949