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Friends Historical Library collection of genealogical manuscripts

 Consolidated manuscripts collections
Identifier: SFHL-MSS-GEN


This collection consolidates genealogical manuscripts into a single genre -- FHL Genealogical Manuscripts.


  • Creation: 1758 - 2001

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Some of the items in this collection may be protected by copyright. The user is solely responsible for making a final determination of copyright status. If copyright protection applies, permission must be obtained from the copyright holder or their heirs/assigns to reuse, publish, or reproduce relevant items beyond the bounds of Fair Use or other exemptions to the law. See


4 linear ft.

Language of Materials



Described in order of their assigned Manuscript number.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The manuscripts came from multiple sources, mostly donated before 1990.

Separated Materials

These manuscripts were transferred to other collections:

Pearl Baker scrapbooks (formerly MSS/008) to PG7; Canby Family (formerly MSS/018) to PG7; Newlin Family (formerly MSS/020) transferred to MSS 003/Journals; Conrow Family (fomerly MSS/021) to PG7; Woolman Family (formerly MSS/026) to PG7; Pancoast/Starr Family (formerly MSS/027) to PG7

Processing Information

Originally listed on a typed checklist with short descriptions. Assigned collection (MSS) numbers circa 1985. Upon review by staff in 2015, some manuscripts were removed to reference files for better access. In 2018, consolidated into a single collection for better access through ArchivesSpace.

Friends Historical Library collection of genealogical manuscripts
Susanna Morikawa
January 2018
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
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