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Scattergood 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

Joseph Scattergood (1774-1824) was the son of Thomas and Elizabeth (Bacon) Scattergood. He married Ann Rogers in 1801. Scattergood was an Elder of Green St. Monthly Meeting who signed the first letter of concern by the elders of Philadelphia to Elias Hicks regarding the doctrine he was preaching, in 1822. In 1823, he also signed the second letter. Because of this, he was taken out of eldership for being "out of unity," but he was later reinstated by the Philadelphia Quarterly Meeting. Joseph Scattergood died in June, 1824, in Philadelphia.

Primarily the letters of the Quaker Scattergood family detailing daily life in the Philadelphia area and touching on issues of dress. There is a also a letter of Joseph Scattergood from Tunesassa, New York, telling of his work with Cornplanter's Native Americans. As well, there is a diary kept by Ann Sellers from 1853 to 1856 and a cookbook, circa 1800.


Processed by Mary A. Crauderueff; completed March, 2016.

Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections
Finding Aid Author
Mary A. Crauderueff
Finding Aid Date
March, 2016
Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

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

Collection Inventory

Scope and Contents

Includes: copy of petition from women of the United States to Congress for the abolition of slavery, major correspondents include Ann Sellers Garrett, Edward Garrett, and the Scattergoods.

Physical Description

16 folders

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Allen, Elizabeth.
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Bailey, Anna S. .
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Cope, Caroline, Elizabeth, and Elizabeth W. .
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Garrett, [Ann?] (Sellers).
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Garrett, Edward.
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Garrett, Mary.
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Mullin, Kate M. .
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Scattergood, Isaac.
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Scattergood, Mary.
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Scattergood, Rachel.
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Scattergood, Sarah Garrett.
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Scattergood, Thomas.
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Sellers, Ann E. .
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Smedley, Amy.
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Smith, Maggie.
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Diary of Ann E. Sellers, October 31, 1853-July 1, 1856, 1853-1856.
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Cookbook, circa 1800.
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