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Thomson-Eyre Family Albums

Identifier: SFHL-PA-039

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of black and white photograph albums. Depictions include portraits of family members, group photographs and a photo of Swarthmore College. Of special interest are a photograph of President Lincoln with a young boy and a photograph of Lucretia Mott.


  • Creation: 1860 - 1929


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

Five 19th century bound albums, gift of Mary Sullivan Patterson before 1971. This collection inherited by Mary Sullivan Patterson, Quaker historian and genealogist, presumably from her mother, Alice Penrose Thomson, who married Marshall Phillips in 1904. She was the daughter of Thomas Thomson and Mary Eyre Thomson.


.51 Cubic Feet (2 boxes)




This collection consists of 5 photograph albums, dating from approximately 1860-1895, from Mary Sullivan Patterson, a Quaker historian and genealogist. The collection contains mostly of family member portaits.


The photograph albums are organized alphabetically in boxes.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Mary Sullivan Patterson before 1971.

Related Materials

See PA 158 for Mary Sullivan Patterson Pictures.



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