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Comly-Mather-Lewry Family papers

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Held at: Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections [Contact Us]370 Lancaster Ave, Haverford, PA 19041

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in their reading room, and not digitally available through the web.

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Anna Lewry Mather (1884-1954) was a member of the Horsham, Pennsylvania Monthly Meeting and was active in several horticultural societies. She was the wife of Frank H. Mather.

Frank H. Mather (1885-1964) was a member of the Horsham, Pennsylvania Monthly Meeting and the husband of Anna Lewry Mather.

Lukens Comly (1834-1907) was a farmer and a member of the Horsham, Pennsylvania Monthly Meeting. He married Elizabeth Harmer in 1884.

Includes miscellaneous and disconnected correspondence. Includes invitations to the weddings of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph W. Bullock (1871), Bertha K. Henry and William A. Nussle, and Lukens Comly and Elizabeth Harmer (1883). Also includes the marriage license and (legal) marriage certificate of Frank H. Mather and Anna Walton Lewry Mather (1916).

Written materials include one commonplace book, consisting largely of memorials to deceased individuals (1840-1863); six sheets of copied writing; and two paperbound books that serve as records of significant family events (births, deaths, and marriages), one written by Rachel Wood and one by a Walton family member (the brother, sister, or brother-in-law of Isaac Walton). Another small pamphlet is an account of the life of Alice Reeder, while the last three larger paperbound books are the diaries of one or more unidentified writers.

Included are legal documents, such as the wills of Joseph Carr, Nathan Comly, John Dunlap, and Jonathan Walton; power of attorney contracts for Robert C. Beatty to Jonathan Davis (1862) and for Seth Davis to Jonathan Walton (1855); a mortgage for $1800 loaned from Mary H. Kerbaugh to Elizabeth H. Comly (1913, with records of being paid through 1929); and information on the estates of Joseph Carr, Jonathan Davis, and Seth Davis.

Two large account books for farms are included. One has no identification, while the other has a note in the front of the book saying that it may have been the "farm business journal" of Lukens Comly in Horsham, Pennsylvania. It neatly and carefully records debits and credits. Four small account books (1848-1853, 1865-1884, 1868-1869, 1892-1895) (an 'Administrator's Account Book,' including instructions on how to settle an estate), are also included.

Acquisition information is not available for this collection.

Processed by Jon Sweitzer-Lamme.

The following materials have been added to Ms Coll 950.

Marriage Certificates:

  • Frank H. Mather and Anna Lewry Mather, 1916
  • S. Harry Lewry and Anna L.W. Lewry, 1882
  • Warren C. McAllister and Anna W. Lewry, 1903 (unsigned)
  • Thomas Hallowell and Dorotha [also Dorothy] Clayton, 1786
  • Charles L. Walton and Elizabeth B. Wells, 1842
  • Howard Mather and Caroline T. Yorkes, 1883
Deeds:
  • 1822, William Jarrett and wife to Cadwallader Lloyd
  • 1826, Cadwallader Lloyd and wife to John Walton
  • 1829, John Walton and wife to Jonathan Conrad
  • 1834, Jonathan Conrad and wife to Daniel Comly
  • 1852, William T. McNeely and wife to Stephen Lewry (2)
  • 1852, Pollard M. McCormick and wife to Britton Ely
  • 1852, Abraham Engard and wife to Britton Ely
  • 1855, Silas S. Booskirk and wife to Phebe Parry
  • 1855, Britton Ely and wife to John H. Borgé
  • 1855, George Magee to John H. Borgé
  • 1860, Anthony Margorrum to Catharine Doran
  • 1890, Jesse Laning et al. to Stephen H. Lewry
Other:
  • Diploma of Georgina Walton Mather from thew Charles Morris Pierce School, 1937
  • American Legion School Award to Georgina Mather, 1932
  • Lord's Prayer poster

Publisher
Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections
Finding Aid Author
Jon Sweitzer-Lamme
Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

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

Collection Inventory

Physical Description

1 boxes

Correspondence, 1855-1938. 15 items.
Box 1 Folder 1
Scope and Contents

Correspondents include Mrs. Watson J. Davis, 'Emily,' 'Faith,' Samuel Kester, John M. Land, 'Lennie,' Ann Livezy, 'Lucy,' Israel Mather, Nan Mather, 'Matt,' 'Mile,' Jennie C. Whitehall.

Physical Description

15 items

Marriages, 1871-1916. 15 items.
Box 1 Folder 2
Scope and Contents

Includes invitations to the weddings of Mr and Mrs Joseph W. Bullock, 1871; Bertha K. Henry and William A. Nussle; Lukens Comly and Elizabeth Harmer, 1883. Also includes two marriage licenses of Frank H. Mather and Anna Walton Lewry, 1916.

Physical Description

15 items

Commonplace books and copied verses, n.d. 7 items.
Box 1 Folder 3
Scope and Contents

Includes one commonplace book and six sheets of copied verse.

Physical Description

7 items

Diaries and genealogical materials, n.d. 6 items.
Box 1 Folder 4
Scope and Contents

Includes 2 paperbound books that serve as records of significant family events (births, deaths, and marriages), one written by Rachel Wood and one by a Walton family member (the brother, sister, or brother-in-law of Isaac Walton). Another small pamphlet is an account of the life of Alice Reeder, while the last three larger paperbound books are the diaries of one or more unidentified writers.

Physical Description

6 items

Wills, n.d. 4 items.
Box 1 Folder 5
Scope and Contents

Includes the wills of Joseph Carr, Nathan Comely, John Dunlap and Jonathan Walton.

Physical Description

4 items

Miscellany, n.d. 15 items.
Box 1 Folder 6
Scope and Contents

Includes scraps of paper found in books donated with this collection, a fragment of an eighteenth century (?) merchant's report, cut out portrait sihouettes and the constitution of the Warminster Temperance Society.

Physical Description

15 items

Physical Description

1 boxes

Legal documents, 1840-1912. 4 items.
Box 1
Scope and Contents

Includes a power of attorney contract, from Robert C. Beatty to Jonathan Davis (1862). Includes two mortgages, from Jonathan Walton to Seth Davis for $11,300 (1855), and from Mary H. Kerbaugh to Elizabeth H. Comly for $3,600 (1913).

Physical Description

4 items

Estate disposition , n.d. 8 items.
Box 1
Scope and Contents

Includes information on the estates of Joseph Carr, Jonathan Davis and Seth Davis.

Physical Description

8 items

Account book, 1807-1834. 1 items.
Box 1
Physical Description

1 items

Account book, 1885-1927. 1 items.
Box 2 Folder 1
Scope and Contents

This book has a note in the front of the book saying that it may have been the "farm business journal" of Lukens Comly in Horsham, PA.

Physical Description

1 items

Account books, 1848-1895. 1 items.
Box 2 Folder 2
Scope and Contents

Four small account books, from 1848-1853, 1865-1884, 1868-1869, 1892-1895 (an 'Administrator's Account Book,' including instructions on how to settle an estate), are included.

Physical Description

1 items

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