Held at: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College [Contact Us]500 College Avenue, Swarthmore, Pennsylvania 19081
This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College. 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
Described in order of their assigned Manuscript number.
The manuscripts came from multiple sources, mostly donated before 1990.
Originally listed on a typed checklist with short descriptions. Assigned collection (MSS) numbers circa 1985. Upon review by staff in 2015, some manuscripts were removed to reference files for better access. In 2018, consolidated into a single collection for better access through ArchivesSpace.
These manuscripts were transferred to other collections:
Pearl Baker scrapbooks (formerly MSS/008) to PG7; Canby Family (formerly MSS/018) to PG7; Newlin Family (formerly MSS/020) transferred to MSS 003/Journals; Conrow Family (fomerly MSS/021) to PG7; Woolman Family (formerly MSS/026) to PG7; Pancoast/Starr Family (formerly MSS/027) to PG7
- Forbush, Bliss, 1896-1990
- Willets family
- Brown family
- Williams family
- Blackburn, Abigail
- Kirk family
- Haines family
- Pennock family
- Cresson, Charles O.
- Cresson family
- Price, Ann Gill
- Hall family
- Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College
- Finding Aid Author
- Susanna Morikawa
- Finding Aid Date
- January 2018
- Access Restrictions
Collection is open for research.
- Use Restrictions
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Genealogical notes, charts, memoranda of various families collected by Minshall Painter and arranged and indexed by genealogist Gilbert Cope, 1875. Envelope contains Advices of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting to its members in relation to the Slave trade and other notes.Physical Description
2 linear ft.2 bound volumes, charts, envelope
Genealogical data abstracted from Quaker records and other sources including wills and deeds. Mostly meetings under Baltimore Yearly Meeting, organized by the source rather than surname.Physical Description
3 volumesOversized volumes, one folder.
Typescript in binder. Ann (Brown) Willets was the grandmother of the compiler, Charles R. Willits. She descended from a long line of Quakers as was her husband, Henry Willits of Maiden Creek, Berks County, Pa. Charles Willits also made a typescript of the Willets genealogy compiled by Thomas Montgomery Lightfoot. Both were copied, bound, and cataloged in 2000.Physical Description
.25 linear ft.
.01 linear ft.1 volume
Carbon copy of typescript of Williams Family Genealogy, 1730-1901, with additional charts provided by Thomas H. Shoemaker.Physical Description
.01 linear ft.Loose manuscript, phase boxed
Carbon of typed notes of additional research, loose in front of volume. Two black and white snapshots attached opposite title page, Center Meeting and property owned by Alphonsus Kirk.Physical Description
.25 linear ft.1 large bound volume
Includes Haines family summary based on the files of John W. Haines, index of Moorestown MM (partial), and miscellaneoous notes.
7 folders. Rough notes on McVeaugh, Mills and other families. Not indexed.
A draft of a Pennock genealogy, compiled by J. Roland Pennock. Computer generated copy. Chuck Gilbert transferred Pennock's files from an obsolete computer program and made a computer printout for Helen Pennock.Physical Description
.2 linear ft.2 folders
Photocopy of bound volume of Cresson family of Swarthmore, Pa. The records were started by Ezra T. Cresson.
Genealogical papers compiled by Charles C. Price and his second wife, Ann Parker Gill Price. He was related to many Pennsylvanis Quaker families including the Waltons.Physical Description
.25 linear ft.1 box
Beautifully bound volume of Cope's research on the Ancestors of Estelle, William J., Florence, Alice, and Abby M. Hall. Quakers of Swarthmore, Pa., with close connection to Swarthmore College. Contains some original papers.Physical Description
1 volumes1 oversize volume
Collection begun by Webster Parry and completed by Edna Harvey Joseph. Originals at Guilford College Library (?) Poorly indexed.Physical Description
2 linear ft.Bound into 10 volumes