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De Armand Family Album

Identifier: SFHL-PA-049

Scope and Contents

This bound (but deteriorating) family album features members of various Quaker families and some prominent Quaker individuals. Although the album primarily consists of mounted cartes de visite, a few tintypes are included. Of special interest are the cartes de visite of Friends such as George Fox, William Penn, and Elizabeth Fry.


  • Creation: 1870 - 1890


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This collection is available for research use.

Conditions Governing Use

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

William Webster and his wife, Mary Webster, settled in Woodbridge, New Jersey in approximately 1685 after leaving Scotland. They were consistent Friends as as early as 1695. Their first child, John, was born in 1718 and married Anna Taylor, granddaughter of Richard Hartshorn of distinguished Quaker stock from Middletown. John and his younger brother, Hugh Webster, were instrumental in locating the Plainfield Meeting House in 1788. The Webster family was also significant to the opening of roadways in Plainfield, New Jersey circa 1763 and thus helped localize the town of Plainfield.


.13 cubic ft. (Half a box, stored with PA-048)

Language of Materials



This collection consists of a family album of cartes de visite depicting prominent Friends and members of various Quaker families. The album seemed to belong to William Webster, whose family immigrated to Woodbridge, New Jersey circa 1685 and who helped in the development of Plainfield, New Jersey and the Plainfield Meeting House in the late 1700s.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Album likely belonged to William Webster, whose signature features at front of album.



Jissel Becerra Reyes
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