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Yerkes family papers


Held at: Millbrook Society [Contact Us]32 North York Road, P.O. Box 506, Hatboro, PA, 19040

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Millbrook Society. 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 Yerkes family in Hatboro dates back to the early 1800s. They were retail merchants, preachers, politicians, lawyers, hotel owners, medical doctors, farmers, and teachers. The family was influential in creating the Union Library of Hatboro, one of the earliest libraries in Pennsylvania.

Amy B. Yerkes was a local educator and principal of Loller Academy.


Leach, Josiah Granville. Chronicle of the Yerkes Family: With Notes on the Leech and Rutter Families. Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott, 1904.

This collection contains deeds, speeches, correspondence, marriage certificates, 19th-century local newspapers, newspaper clippings, an account book from 1816, and photographs (many identified), circa 1870-1960.

A sizeable proportion of the collection comes from Carrie Conard, nee Yerkes (1890-1993). This series includes papers relating to her participation in the Philadelphia Flower Show, ribbons from local fairs, "The Neighbors" association pamphlets, certificates on the occasion of her 100th birthday, and her bible.

Transfer from the Union Library of Hatboro, circa 2009, and gift of David Shannon, circa 1990.

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Finding aid prepared by Celia Caust-Ellenbogen and Michael Gubicza through the Historical Society of Pennsylvania's Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories
This preliminary finding aid was created as part of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania's Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories. The HCI-PSAR project was made possible by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
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