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Bettle family correspondence


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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The Bettle family were prominent 19th century Quaker merchants in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Samuel Bettle, Sr., was Clerk of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting at the time of the Separation in 1827. His son, Samuel Bettle, Jr., was also a Quaker minister.

Source: Finding Aid for An Inventory of the Bettle Family Papers RG 5/103, Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Mary Bettle (1833-1912) was born on November 30th, 1833, in Philadelphia, the daughter of Samuel Bettle Jr. and Mary Ann Bettle. She was a member of the Philadelphia Monthly Meeting. Mary Bettle died on October 21, 1912.

This collection is comprised of three folders of the personal correspondence of Elizabeth, Mary, and Samuel Bettle.


Processed by Kara Flynn; completed January, 2016.

Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections
Finding Aid Author
Kara Flynn
Finding Aid Date
January, 2016
Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

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

Collection Inventory

Elizabeth Bettle, 1869-1890.
Box 6 Folder 1
Mary Bettle, 1850-1874.
Box 6 Folder 2
Samuel Bettle, Jr., 1825-1853.
Box 6 Folder 1

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