SFHL/FHL/RG5. Family and Personal Papers
Found in 17 Collections and/or Records:
Priscilla Walker Streets (1848-1927) was a birthright member of Radnor Monthly Meeting (Quaker) and a genealogist of the Walker family of Chester Valley, Pennsylvania. She was the daughter of Thomas R. and Mary Baynes Walker and in 1875 was married to Dr. Thomas Hale Streets. These papers are largely genealogical data compiled on the Walker family for her book, Lewis Walker of Chester Valley and His Descendents, 1686-1896, and correspondence after its publication.
This group of papers relating to the Thornton family, all copies, were made available to Harriet Frorer Durham, a Quaker writer who was working on a biography of Dr. William Thornton (1759-1828) of Philadelphia. William Thornton of England, Dr. Thorton's descendent, provided the papers. The collection contains genealogical material compiled for Dr. William Thornton and photocopies of business and legal papers (1673-1802).
The collection contains research and writings concerning the history of Menallen Monthly Meeting, research correspondence, Tyson family genealogical research, and some Meeting correspondence assembled by Edwin C. Tyson before his death in 1945. It includes his correspondence with genealogists and local historians regarding Quaker families and property in Adams and York Counties, Pennsylvania.