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Amelia Mott Gummere (1859-1937) was the daughter of Richard Field and Susan Thomas Mott. Mott Gummere attended Friends' School in Providence, Rhode Island and graduated in 1878. Gummere was a noted writer on Quaker subjects and editor for the Bulletin of the Friends Historical Association and was President of the John Woolman Association. She married Francis Barton Gummere and was the mother of three sons. (Material found in Dictionary of Quaker Biography)
Francis Barton Gummere (1855-1919) was the son to Samuel and Elizabeth Hooten (Barton) Gummere. Gummere attended Haverford and graduated in 1872. Gummere continued work at Harvard before continuing his studies in Germany for several years. Gummere was a professor of English and German at Haverford College between (1887-1919). He married Amelia Mott in 1882. They had 3 children. In 1907 he suffered a nervous breakdown and lost the use of his right eye. Gummere wrote numerous works on philology as well as ballads, epics, and comedies. He was offered a chair at Harvard. (Material found in Dictionary of Quaker Biography)
Materials pertain to the Gummere family, including the 1868 diary of Francis Barton Gummere, letters of various members of the Gummere family in the mid-19th century and a manuscript "The Romance of Old Silver" possibly by Amelia Mott Gummere. Also material of the New York Mott family, including a volume of the correspondence of Richard Mott (a minister) and Abigail Field Mott (an elder) who were husband and wife.
Arranged by family affiliation and date.
Gift of Francis Barton Gummere, December, 1986.
Processing history is unknown. Reboxed and finding aid revised in November 2022 by Andrea Brokate Castillo.
- Gummere, Francis Barton
- Mott, Richard, 1767-1856
- Mott, Abigail Field
- Mott, Robert F., 1794-1826
- Mott, Hannah B.
- Mott family
- Smith family
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Laid in: signed letter from Francis Barton Gummere to his mother, Elizabeth H. Gummere, 1889, on her 70th birthday and honorary membership of S.J. Gummere in the Engineering Society of Lehigh.
Alumni association of Haverford resolutions re Francis Barton Gummere after his death. Laid in: 5 other memorial items; resignation of F.B. Gummere as master of Swain School; memo and letter from 1867 by Gummere to Aunt Mary Ann.
12 letters by Elizabeth H. Gummere. 3 letters under "Sallie," 1857. 2 letters by John Gummere, 1857 and 1864. Letter by Caroline Gummere. 2 letters by Samuel Gummere, 1852-1856. 3 letters by Martha Gummere, 1857 and undated. 4 letters by David Barton, 1847 and 1856. Letter by A.V. Shutt (?), 1831.
2 notebooks with genealogical information on various families. A receipt book often signed by Martha Warner or Sarah Cresson. Inventory of estate of John Gummere, 1849.
Inventory of books sold, 1821, by John Gummere. Passport of Samuel J. Gummere, 1854, which includes description of his appearance. Original pencil drawing of John Gummere, unsigned. Typed letters possibly by Francis B. Gummere's father to his wife, Marnie, during World War I from Sept.-Nov., 1918, en route to and in France. 3 notices of funerals, 1827. Autograph of A. M. Gummere (likely Amelia Mott Gummere)
Typed, mimeographed, and photographs of silver pieces. Possibly by Amelia Mott Gummere.
Facsimile of marriage certificate of John Satcher and Mary Loftis, 16th 8 mo 1701. Falls Meeting, Bucks Co., PA (britte); transcription and letter by Jane C. Chace.
Entries relate to his travels in the ministry within New York Yearly Meeting area and copy work, 3 items, one addressed to Maria Mott at Nine Partners School in New York.
Scrapbook. The correspondence depicts domestic and Christian life of Friends in the early part of 19th century in New York state
Miscellaneous notes begun by Richard F. Mott of Burlington, N.J. and continued by his daughter, Amelia Mott Gummere, 1886. Includes: newspaper clippings (obituaries), biographical information on the Field family and Richard Mott; tinted daguerreotype of Richard Mott and Abigail Field Mott. Letters by Robert Mott, Richard Mott, Abigail Mott et al. Laid in: cartes de visite, receipts, painting on cloth; 1882 photograph. ca 25 items. Membership certificate for Robert F. Mott in Free School Society of New York glued in, signed by DeWitt Clinton.
Land indenture between executors of Robert Mott estate (N.Y.) and Richard Mott, 1805. New England Yearly Meeting Boarding School diploma of Amelia Smith Mott, 1878. Printed Mott coat of arms. Mimeographed, typed copy of 1784 diary of John Smith, Jr. Gummere, Mott photographs (15 items). Signed letter by Anne Stephens to Richard F. Mott, 6-9-1884, [enclosing copy of 1853? letter of Eliza P. Gurney].
Extracts from the writings and selected poems. Copied in the hand of Hannah Mott. Affixed to the back cover is Hannah Mott's disownment, 1830, by Purchase Monthly Meeting after she became a Hicksite in 1828; also several silhouettes and other information. Laid in: Robert F. Mott's "Notes made during a tour in the summer of 1819," taken to "gratify his curiosity" and improve his health.
Copies of wills of various Smith family members (belonged to and perhaps in hand of Samuel James Gummere, 1811-1874). Laid in: 2 signed letters of Charles M. Morris, 1859; extract from will of Ann Tyson.
Miscellaneous items signed by Amelia and Joseph Smith. 5 signed letters including one from Samuel Rhoads to Samuel Smith, 1772. 2 signed letters by Hannah Smith , Burlington, Oct., 1770, and undated, to brother, William Dilwyn re killing of "Indian John" by Mohawks. "The Complaint" by Hannah B. Smith re the state of Richard Tyler's garden, written in verse and copied by Charles M. Morris. Journal of Amelia Smith, 1814-1821. Copy of William Bradford epistle. Description of "dropsical discorder" of Elizabeth Smith, 18th century.
Richard S. Smith (d. 1796), Philadephia Quaker merchant. ordering dry goods from Harrison and Ansley (London) et al in 1792-1796. laid in: one account sheet.
Holograph memorandum, kept until 1809, indicated when items were to be planted in her garden. Does not appear to have been for medicinal purposes.