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Kite Family papers

Identifier: HC.MC-1111.5

Scope and Contents

Primarily consisting of the letters of Kite, Sharpless, and Walton family members who discuss 19th-century Quaker issues such as the Wilburite Separation, attending meeting, slavery, and business. Of particular interest may be the diary of Rebecca Walton, 1842-1844. Also included is a cookbook that belonged to Lydia Kite.


  • Creation: 1820-1879


Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).

Biographical / Historical

Rebecca Walton (1814-1859) was the daughter of Joseph and Abi Kite Walton. A teacher and long-time member of Philadelphia Monthly Meeting, she transferred her membership and was buried in Friends Western Burial Ground. (Information from Byberry Waltons and obituary notice)


0.5 linear ft. (1 box)

Language of Materials



Members of the Kite family and others discuss 19th century Quaker issues, family, and attending Meeting.

Related Materials

Sharpless Family papers, HC.MC.1111. Also, Walton-Kite Family papers, HC.MC.1178.

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Kite Family papers, 1820-1879
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