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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.

Overview and metadata sections

Quakers are members of the Christian denomination known as the Religious Society of Friends.

This collection is comprised of the legal documents of various Quaker individuals and organizations.

See item acquisition note.

Processed by Kara Flynn; completed January, 2016.

Publisher
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

Abington Meeting House, 1700.
Box 9 Folder 1
Scope and Content note

Deed for the Abington Meeting House.

James Barron, 1801.
Box 9 Folder 2
Scope and Content note

Release from an indenture.

John Bartram will, Undated.
Box 9 Folder 3
Scope and Content note

Handwritten copy of the will of John Bartram.

Marmaduke Cooper will, 1795.
Box 9 Folder 4
Scope and Content note

Handwritten copy of Marmaduke Cooper's will (1795) signed by the Register of the Perogative Office of the State of New Jersey (1831).

Sarah Ely will, 1768.
Box 9 Folder 5
Scope and Content note

Handwritten will.

Joseph Mickle will, Undated.
Box 9 Folder 6
Scope and Content note

Handwritten copy of Joseph Mickle's will.

Mary Ann Cope Morris will, 1883.
Box 9 Folder 7
Scope and Content note

Single handwritten copy of the will of Mary Ann Cope Morris.

Samuel Richardson indenture, 1693.
Box 9 Folder 8
Scope and Content note

Handwritten indenture signed by Samuel Richardson.

Thomas Sisom indenture, 1720.
Box 9 Folder 10
Scope and Content note

Photostatic copy of an indenture between Toby Leech and Thomas Sisom.

John Scarborough will, 1696.
Box 9 Folder 11
Scope and Content note

Photostatic copy of the will of John Scarborough.

Lewis W. Washington, 1862.
Box 9 Folder 12
Scope and Content note

Handwritten document of Lewis Washington, appointing his son Lieutenant I. Banoll Washington to act for him "with reference to my servant man Henry now in the service of the C.S.A." Also included is a photograph of a slave, though it is not clear if the photograph is of the servant Henry, referenced in the letter.

Warrants and Attachments, 1741.
Box 9 Folder 13
Scope and Content note

Ledger lists defendants and plaintiffs who appeared before William Webb and judgments made. Found in a copy of Barclay's Apology owned by William Webb.

John Woerstler patent , 1747.
Box 9 Folder 14
Scope and Content note

Typed transcript of John Woerstler's patent for 65 acres in Philadelphia County, and a photostatic copy of the original.

Edward Taylor will, 1794.
Box 9 Folder 16
Scope and Content note

Handwritten copy and photocopy.

Ebenezer Large will, 1770, 1770.
Box 9 Folder 17
Scope and Contents Note

Handwritten copy of the will of Ebenezer Large, dated 1770.

John Rutter will, Undated.
Box 15 (ovs) Folder 1
Scope and Content note

Handwritten copy of John Rutter's will.

General Physical Description

See Oversize Box 4, Folder 1.

John Worrell indenture, 1712.
Box 15 (ovs) Folder 2
Scope and Content note

Photostatic copy of an indenture between John Worrell and Teamans Tillingham.

General Physical Description

See Oversize Box 4, Folder 2.

Alexander & Elizabeth Paxton indenture, 1709.
Box 15 (ovs) Folder 3
Scope and Contents

Paxton, Alexander and Elizabeth: to Mary Hooton, 1709. Indenture.

Mary Hooton indenture, 1712.
Box 15 (ovs) Folder 4
Scope and Contents

Hooton, Mary: to Thomas Hooton, 1712. Indenture. (w/transcription)

Charter of the Preston Reading Room Association, 1890.
Case Oversize Drawer Folder 1
Scope and Contents

Charter of the Preston Reading Room Association. Preston, Delaware County, PA. May 9, 1890

Charter of the Woolman School, 1918.
Case Oversize Drawer Folder 1
Scope and Contents

Photocopy of the Charter of the Woolman School, Swarthmore, PA. May 14, 1918. Accompanied by photocopy of court decree from September 1930 approving amendments to the charter.

Charter of the Friends Fiduciary Corp., 1920.
Case Oversize Drawer Folder 1
Scope and Contents

Charter of the Friends Fiduciary Corp. with original seals. Oct 11, 1920. [copy?]

William Peters appointment, 1754.
Case Oversize Drawer Folder 1
Scope and Contents

Peters, William: Appointment to the position of Deputy Prothonotary, Phil., 1754.

Thomas Finch will, 1812.
Case Oversize Drawer Folder 1
Morris Evans Leeds minutes, 1948.
Case Oversize Drawer Folder 2
Scope and Contents

Minutes on Leeds resignation as president of the Philadelphia Board of Education, 1948

William Avis indenture, 1761.
Case Oversize Drawer Folder 2
Scope and Contents

Avis, William: to David and Mary Shattan of NJ, 1761. Indenture for service as apprentice.

Ann Ellis & Thomas Massey, 1761.
Case Oversize Drawer Folder 2
Scope and Contents

Ellis, Ann and Thomas Massey (executors of Benjamin Ellis): to Abraham Wayne, 1761. Conveys the right to construct a dam and watercourse on the property of the late Benjamis Ellis.

James Pemberton, 1788.
Case Oversize Drawer Folder 2
Scope and Contents

Pemberton, James et ux: to John Morton, 1788. Release.

Rebecca Jones will, 1811.
Case Oversize Drawer Folder 2

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