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Swift family papers

 Collection — othertype: SC-233
Identifier: SFHL-SC-233


The collection contains legal papers and business papers including indentures concerning property transferred to Lemuel Swift by Abraham Swift and his second wife, Peggy, the 1842 will of Lemuel Swift and a property deed of Swift and his wife Mercy (Wing) Swift, and their marriage. Also some miscellaneous writings including a commonplace book, ca. 1796.


  • Creation: ca. 1796-1900


Language of Material

Materials are in English.

Restrictions on Access

This collection is available for research use.

Biographical / Historical

Lemuel Swift (died 1845) was the son and oldest child of Abraham and Joanna Swift, Quakers of Washington, Dutchess Co., N.Y. In 1813, he married Mercy Wing under the care of Nine Partners Monthly Meeting. The Wing and Swift families were closely associated with Nine Partners Boarding School.


.1 Linear Feet (.1 linear feet (4 folders.))

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source of acquisition--New York Yearly Meeting. Method of acquisition--Gift of; Date of acquisition--1997.

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