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Arthur Lyon Mitchell family papers

 Collection — othertype: SC-158
Identifier: SFHL-SC-158


Includes: Letters written by or to family members, including Peter Lyon, 1815 and 1849; John Lyon, 1849; Asahel Lyon (d. 1830), n.d.; Amelia Coffin, 1864 (2); and Mary Lyon, 1827. Also: Hannah Lyon's notes on Quaker meetings, n.d.; death notice of Joseph Mitchell, 1786; statement of Charles Coffin's inability to serve in the military, 1837; Amelia Coffin's teacher certificate, 1861; program for Nine Partners School, 1861; grant of property, Mary Lyon to Peter Lyon, 1833; grant of property, Richard Mitchell to David L. Mitchell, 1865; "Society of Friends in Seoul, Korea-Early History" and "The Establishment of a Quaker Meeting in Seoul, Korea", n.d., and an obituary of Ham Sok Hon, 1989. Topics of interest are: Quaker women, pacifism, celibacy, and Select meetings.


  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1786-1989-1815-1861


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Biographical / Historical

Arthur Lyon Mitchell was a Quaker, born in 1916, who helped to start the Seoul Friends Meeting in Korea. He was the son of Eugene and Hattie (Schaumberg) Mitchell. His ancestor, Peter Lyon, was a member of Nine Partners Monthly Meeting in Dutchess County, New York, and the original purchaser of "Millbrook" the family home; he was born in 1784, married Mabel, and died in 1870. They had at least seven children: Daniel H., Mary, Hannah, John, Asahel, Arthur, and William. Hannah Lyon was born in 1813 and married Charles Coffin before 1835. Their daughter, Amelia, was a teacher and married David L. Mitchell, son of Richard Mitchell of Washington, New York.


.1 linear ft. (.1 linear feet (17 items (4 folders)))

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source of acquisition--Arthur Lyon Mitchell. Method of acquisition--Gift of; Date of acquisition--1990-1992.


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