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Palmer Family Photographs

Identifier: SFHL-PA-087

Scope and Contents

The photographs in this collection are related to the Sarah Hopper Family Papers RG 5/115 and Charles Palmer Family Papers RG 5/112. The photographs depict individuals from the Palmer, Pancoast, Darlington, and related families. It includes one leather album of cartes de visite, a large group portrait, a single carte de visite of a child, and disbound albums of cartes de visite and cabinet cards placed in plastic sleeves. Of special interest are the photographs of Lucretia Mott and Caroline Elias, Elias Hicks' daughter.


  • 1880s-1890s


Limitations on Accessing the Collection

This collection is available for research use.

Copyright and Rights Information

Friends Historical Library believes all of the items in this collection to be in the Public Domain in the United States, and is not aware of any restrictions on their use. However, the user is responsible for making a final determination of copyright status before reproducing. See

Biographical / Historical

The Palmer family was a Quaker family descended from John and Christian Palmer, who settled in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, in 1863, but who was active in Chester and Delware County. They are a family of Hicksite Quakers.


.6 Cubic Feet (1 oversize box)




The Palmer family was a Hicksite Quaker family who settled in Bucks County, PA, but who were also active in Delaware County, especially as several family members attended Swarthmore College. Dating from the 1880s to the 1890s, this collections consists of cabinet cards and cartes de visite that depict members of the Palmer family as well as family relatives or friends.


The photographs are arranged according to the album they belonged to (if disbound).

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Acc. 97-040, Gift of Charles Mullen

Related Materials

The photographs in this collection are related to the Sarah Hopper Family Papers RG 5/115 and Charles Palmer Family Papers RG 5/112.

Separated Materials

Transferred from PA 87: Marriage certificate, Lewis and Hannah (Pancoast) Palmer, 1862, removed to Marriage certificates, ā€œPā€

Photographs removed to Oversize, Conferences: Young Friends Conference, Westtown School, August 31, 1923; Young Friends Conference (by Thompson and Bingham); Poughkeepsie, NY; Twelfth Annual Young Friends Conference, Richmond, Indiana, July 22-August 1, 1921.

Photograph removed to Oversize, Swarthmore College Classes: Swarthmore College, Class of 1923

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