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Crew Family papers


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.

Overview and metadata sections


This collection is comprised of typed genealogical research, handwritten family correspondence, legal papers, manuscripts, financial records, and miscellaneous papers. The collection includes primarily the correspondence of the Crew family, including Jonathan Butler, John Crew, Lemuel Crew, Margaret Crew, Micajah Crew, W.H. Crew, J.B. Ferguson, Elizabeth Howell, P.B. Price, Samuel Price, and Elizabeth Terrell. There are also financial documents, a property map, a narrative regarding the events of the Revolutionary War as a testimony against war, and a will. Correspondence topics include attending Meeting, westward migration and its effect on Quaker Society, mentions of Stephen Grellett and Eliza Gurney, the War of 1812, family life, and Quaker Meeting dealing with social issues.


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

Box 9 Folder 1
Scope and Content note

Personal correspondence of various members of the Crew family.

Genealogical research.
Box 9 Folder 2
Scope and Content note

Includes a photocopy of a letter, one page of the lineage of Alfred the Great to Charles William Stam, from chapter 1 of "The Stam Family History." Also includes two and a half pages of the Crew family lineage, photocopied from "The Stam Family History."

Legal papers, 1826.
Box 9 Folder 3
Scope and Content note

Will of Margaret Crew as taken down by M.M. Crew, 1826.

Manuscripts, Undated.
Box 9 Folder 4
Scope and Content note

Handwritten narrative of "events during the revolutionary war: a testimony against war." Signed by Micajah Crew, James Ladd, and Benjamin Ladd, and photocopy.

Financial records, 1813.
Box 9 Folder 5
Scope and Content note

Handwritten receipts.

Miscellaneous papers.
Box 9 Folder 6
Scope and Content note

School certificate, handwritten map, and miscellaneous notes.

Print, Suggest