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Whitson History, 1805-2010

 File — othertype: Shelf

Scope and Contents

Binder of copies and originals. Includes family trees and genealogies, family histories/personal narratives (both published and unpublished), a few copies from history books, journal excerpts, photographs, town records, maps, correspondence, newspaper clippings, wills, and school documents. Whitson, Evans, and Cooper histories, regarding the descendants of Henry Whitson of Hempstead, Long Island and of Thomas Whitson and Phebe Cooper of PA. Of particular interest are a couple of documents regarding underground railroad participation and Thomas Barclay Whitson’s WWI Bureau of Friends American Red Cross mission papers, and T. Barclay Whitson’s Journal/ Record of Events.


  • 1805-2010

Limitations on Accessing the Collection

The collection is open to researchers. Due to its extremely fragile condition, access to Esther Whitson Cope's journal is by photocopy, except by permission of Curator.

Physical Facet

1 volume

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