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Roberts Family papers

Identifier: HC.MC-960

Scope and Contents

This collection contains letters; diaries; genealogical material; legal papers, notably marriage certificates and deeds; material concerning various Friends' Meetings in New Jersey, in relation to the Hicksite Separation of 1827-1828; family photographs. While the Roberts family is the chief one represented, the Hooton family is also important in genealogical and legal material. Letters are mainly those of the Roberts family of Moorestown, N.J., 1839-1889. The most noteworthy diary is that of Elizabeth West (Hooton) Roberts, 1858-1880, including the four years when she and her husband, Elisha, were in charge of the farmhouse at Westtown School and the years following, when they founded the Chalfonte Hotel, at Atlantic City, N.J. (This era is also covered in a memorial to her, by her daughter, Elizabeth H. (Roberts) Richie) Genealogical material covers not only the Roberts and Hooton families, but also the Swift, Williams, Bell, Comfort, Jones, Collins, Stokes, and Bispham families.


  • Creation: 1709 - 1937

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open to research use.

Conditions Governing Use

Standard Federal Copyright Law apply (U.S. Title 17)


0.5 linear ft. (1 document box)

Language of Materials



Letters, diaries, genealogical material and legal papers of the 19th century Quaker Roberts, Hooton and related families.


Arranged by series: Letters; Journals, diaries and letterbooks; Genealogical materials; Legal papers; Materials connected to Friends' Meetings; Photographs; Materials removed to other locations

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Mrs. M. Albert Linton, 1968-1969

Roberts Family papers, 1709-1937
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Revision Statements

  • June 2022: by Nathaniel Rehm-Daly, Harmful Language Revision Project

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