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Whitall Family papers

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John Mickle Whitall (1800-1877) was born on November 4, 1800, in Gloucester, New Jersey, the son of Captain John Siddon Whitall and Sarah Mickle. He married Mary Tatum, and the couple had four children: Hannah T. Whitall (1832-1911), Sarah Whitall (1833-1880), James Whitall (1834-1896), and Mary Whitall (1836-1888). He died on June 12, 1877, in Deptford, New Jersey.

Hannah Whitall Smith (1832-1911) was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the daughter of John Mickle and Mary Tatum Whitall. She married Robert Pearsall Smith in 1851.

Mary Cope Whitall (1836-1897) was born January 21, 1835 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the daughter of Marmaduke C. and Sarah W. Cope. She married James Whitall. Mary Cope Whitall died January 9, 1897.

Israel Franklin Whitall (ca. 1795-1873) was born May 24, 1795, in Union, New Jersey, the son of Captain John Siddon Whitall and Sarah Mickle. He was the brother of John Mickle Whitall. He married Alice C. Bacon (1809-1895), and the couple had two children: Caroline (1835-1907) and Alice B. (1839-1868). He died December 4, 1873, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Papers consist of legal and business papers connected with the settling of the estates of Quaker Israel Franklin Whitall and include detailed inventory and contracts for building a house in Woodbury, New Jersey (1842); also, legal and business papers of Quakers John Mickle Whitall, Mary Whitall, Mary Cope Whitall, and Hannah Whitall Smith. Noteworthy are the deeds, 1815-1867, for land owned by John Tatum and his family in Deptford Township, New Jersey (Gloucester County), eventually owned by John M. Whitall; and the household and family bills of Mary Cope Whitall for the year 1896 (262 items), which reflect the life and economy of the time. Also, photographs of John M. Whitall (1800-1877); James Whitall (1834-1896); and John M. Whitall (1858-1926).

The Whitall Family papers were donated to Special Collections, Haverford College in 1915 by William Warder Bacon.

Original finding aid author unknown. Processed February, 2007. Revised by Allison Hall; completed June, 2020.

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Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections
Finding Aid Date
February, 2007
Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).

Collection Inventory

Papers re estate, 1842-1880.
Box 1
Scope and Contents

Correspondence and legal papers, concerning estate, 1842-1880. 38 items

Papers re estate, 1836-1897.
Box 1
Scope and Contents

Correspondence and legal papers, concerning estate, 1836-1897. 62 items.

Papers re estate, 1873-1879.
Box 1
Scope and Contents

Correspondence and legal papers, concerning estate, 1873-1879. 64 items

Papers re estate Farm near Norristown, PA, 1870-1896.
Box 1
Scope and Contents

Correspondence and legal papers, concerning estate (farm near Norristown, Pa.) 1870-96. 62 items.

Will, plus final instructions, 1870-1873.
Box 1
Scope and Contents

Correspondence and legal papers, concerning estate.Certified copy of will, plus final instructions, etc., 1870-1873. 8 items.

Acts of Settlement of Estate & Petition of Discharge of Trustees, 1873-1897.
Box 1
Scope and Contents

Accounts, no. 1-5, of Settlement of Estate, and Petition for Discharge of Trustees, 1873-1897. 7 items.

Deptford Twp, NJ, 1815-1867.
Box 1
Related Materials

Legal papers, concerning land of John Tatum and family, in Deptford Twp., N.J., eventually owned by John M. Whitall. 1815-1867. 8 items. Include vellum deed for land, John Tatum, Sr., to John Tatum, Jr., 1815

Will, executors accounts etc. from estate, 1875-1880.
Box 1
Scope and Contents

Will of John M. Whitall (3 copies) and Executor's Account, 1877-78; other papers concerning it. 1875-1880. 14 items.

Estate of: Papers re Ground Rent on Property, 1879-1910.
Box 1
Scope and Contents

Estate of John M. Whitall: Papers re Ground Rent on property at 1176-78 S. 11th. St., Philadelphia, 1879-1910. 65 items.

Estate of: Trustees' accounts, correspondence, etc, 1888-1911.
Box 1
Scope and Contents

Estate of John M. Whitall: Trustees' accounts, correspondence, etc., 1888-1911. 41 items.

Estate of: Corr., investment records, executor's accounting, 1896-1899.
Box 2
Scope and Contents

Estate papers: Correspondence, record of investments, executor's accounting, etc., 1896-1899. 24 items.

Estate of: Trustees' accounts, correspondence, etc, -1880.
Box 2
Scope and Contents

Trustees' accounts, etc., of estate. 1880. 9 items.

Estate papers: Corr. with American Mission to the Jews, 1897.
Box 2
Scope and Contents

Estate papers: Correspondence of executor with the American Mission to the Jews, 1897, 45 items.

Estate papers: Household and family bills Folder 1, 1896.
Box 2
Scope and Contents

Estate papers: Household and family bills, 1896. 262 items. [Reflect life and economy of the time]

Estate papers: Household and family bills Folder 2, 1896.
Box 2
Scope and Contents

Estate papers: Household and family bills, 1896. 262 items. [Reflect life and economy of the time]

Photographs.
Box 2
Scope and Contents

Photographs of: John M. Whitall (1800-1877); James Whitall (1834-1896); John M. Whitall (1858-1926)

Hannah Whitall Smith: Estate Papers including will, 1902-1912.
Box 2
Scope and Contents

Smith, Hannah Whitall, 1832 -1911: Estate papers, including will 1902-1912. 82 items.

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