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Elkinton Family Pictures

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Joseph Elkinton was born in Salem, New Jersey, in 1794 and settled in Philadelphia where he established a soap manufacturing business which eventually became the Philadelphia Quartz Company. He was involved with the Seneca Indians at the Quaker school at Tunesassa (Quaker Bridge), New York, where his oldest son, Joseph Scotton Elkinton, was born in 1830. The latter was a Quaker minister and involved with the resettlement of the Doukhobors in Canada. His oldest son, Joseph Elkinton, was active in the Society of Friends in the Midwest and traveled to Japan and China on religious visits. His sister, Mary Passmore Elkinton, married the Japanese diplomat, Dr. Inazo Nitobe, in 1891. His son, Joseph Passmore Elkinton, married Mary Russell Bucknell in 1909; after Mary's death in 1929, he married Anna Bassett Griscom, a Hicksite minister, in 1931. J. Passmore also was a Quaker minister.

The photographs are related to the Elkinton Family Papers, RG5/037. The collection includes photograph albums, black and white photographs, negatives, portraits and individual, loose photographs. Depictions are mostly of Elkinton, Bucknell, Grove, and Dunham family members and family gatherings.

The photographs are organized in files in boxes by ascending birth year order of the individual.

Most of the collection was removed from RG5/037 Elkinton Family Papers. The Joseph Elkinton album was donated separately by J. Passmore Elkinton and originally cataloged as PA 032.

In 2019 the Joseph Elkinton album, originally cataloged seaprately as PA 032, was consolidated into this collection.

Collection removed from RG5/037 Elkinton Family Papers

Publisher
Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College
Finding Aid Author
Kemi Oladipo
Finding Aid Date
11/02/17
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Collection Inventory

Ser. 1. Elkinton Family, 1856-1987.
Box 1
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1906 Family Trip to Europe [Sarah, Mary, Frances, Howard, Anna Moore, J. Passmore, and Deborah Passmore Elkinton]. American Friends Service Committee, 30th Anniversary, held at Roberts Hall, Haverford College, 1947. Arch Street Meeting House, Philadelphia, 1987. Arch Street Yearly Meeting (West Room), Fifth Day Morning Meeting, ca. 1905. Carol Catchpool's wedding to Timothy Holding, Welwyn Garden City, England (ID on bottom) Chester Quarterly Meeting, Lansdowne, PA. April, 1958. Church of St. Mary of the Virgin, Cropredy, Oxfordshire, England (sketch). Rebuilt ca.1320. Richard Elkinton was churchwarden in 1543. Elkinton camp, Pocono Lake Preserve, 1951. Elkinton family, n.d., unidentified. English and Irish Fraternal delegates to Five Year's Meeting, Richmond, IN. (ID on back of photo) International group of Friends (location not shown), n.d. [Philadelphia Y.M. Friends in photo (from top to bottom, 1 to r) include: M. Albert Linton, William B. Harvey, Robert and Elizabeth Yarnall, Mary Hoxie Jones, J. Passmore Elkinton, Elizabeth Cadhury Jones, Annette Way. English Friends include: Harry Silcock, Howard Diamond]. Jordans Meeting House, England, and Joseph Elkinton's grave stone, 1980. Moving Industrial Hall, when building present school at Westtown, PA,1885-1886.

Family gatherings: 1889, 1911, 1932, 1938, 1948, 1953, 1954.

Miscellaneous, 1856-1985 and n.d., including photographs of the following individuals: Elizabeth Binford, G. Raymond Booth (d. 1953), Burnham Braithwaite, Deborah C. Cope (1833-1902), Jane M. Cope (1827-1915), Mary Elkinton Duguid, William Duguid, Alfred Cope Elkinton, Alfred Elkinton, Anna Griscom Elkinton, Anna L. Elkinton, David C. Elkinton, Howard Elkinton, Joe and Gwyneth Elkinton, J. Passmore Elkinton, Kitty Wistar (Mason) Elkinton, Thomas William Elkinton (1892-1960), William Elkinton, Anna Griscom (b. 1831), Chalkley Griscom (b. 1821), David Powell Griscom (b. 1810), Edwin Atle [?] Griscom (b. 1819), Elizabeth Griscom (b. 1815), Emetine Griscom (b.1831), Horace Griscom (b. 1816), Powell Griscom (b.1814), Rachel Den Griscom (b. 1808), Samuel Everett Griscom (b. 1817), William Morris Griscom (b. 1823), Margaret James, Esther and David Jones, Tomas and Canby Jones, Reverend C. Kajiwara and his coolly, George and Marge Leavitt, Isaac and Esther Mason, Richard Newby (from Des Moines, IA), Herbert V. Nicholson, Madeline and Virginia Nicholson, Deborah C. Passmore (1858-1937), Sarah West Passmore (1854-1936), Alice L. Pearson, William L. Pearson, Clarence and Lilly Pickett, Esther B. Rhoads, Elbert Russell, Edith Sharpless, Harry Silcock, Edward Smedley, Leslie Shaffer, Miss Stewart (from Wichita, KS), Frances Elkinton Stokes, Howard and Dorothy Thorne (at the Friends World Committee Meeting held in Germantown, OH, 1955), Anna Willits (3rd wife of Alfred Elkinton, dau. of Ellis J. and Mary Patterson Willits), Mary Willits.

Ser. 2. Joseph Elkinton (1791-1868).
Box 1
Scope and Contents

Picture, n.d.

Joseph Elkinton album.
Box 16
Scope and Contents

Large album engraved "Joseph Elkinton" includes photographs of Theodore Roosevelt, Inazo Nitobe and his associates, John Greenleaf Whittier, John William Graham, Tong Sing Kow, and many other figures of interest.

Ser. 2b. Tilman (1802-1880) and Rachel Edgerton Patterson (1811-93).
Box 1
Scope and Contents

Photographs, n.d.

Ser. 2c. Russell-Bucknell family, 1898-1909.
Box 1
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Benjamin G. Russell (1822-1906), ca. 1904, with great-grandson Russell Gage; Samuel Rooker Bucknell (1817-1888); Rebekah G. R. Bucknell, 1898; Home of Hamlin Russell, St. Louis; Helen C. Russell, daughter of Hamlin; Samuel Wagner Russell (1857-1935); Dr. Simeon Bucknell, brother of Samuel; Marion Cochran Bucknell, wife of Simeon; C. Gordon Knox; David and Grace Gohey; Souvenir of M/M S. W. Russell's 50th Anniversary; Mary Russell Bucknell, 1909

Ser. 2d. Benjamin West Passmore (b. 1826) and wife Rebecca.
Box 1
Scope and Contents

Photographs, n.d., including photos of the interior of their house. [for photos of their house, See Picture Collection, Residences]

Ser. 3. Joseph Scotton Elkinton (1830-1905), 1894-1900.
Box 1
Ser. 3b. Sarah (Elkinton) Smith (1831-1900).
Box 1
Scope and Contents

Photograph, n.d., with husband Ephraim Smith (d. 1907, first president of the Philadelphia Quartz Company)

Ser. 3c. Malinda Patterson Elkinton (1836-1920), 1856-1915.
Box 2
Scope and Contents

Photographs, 1856-1915 and n.d., with three brothers and Mary Bishop.

Ser. 3d. Thomas Elkinton (1836-1901), 1890-1902.
Box 2
Scope and Contents

Photographs, 1890, 1902 and n.d., including photos with: Rebecca Sharpless Elkinton (his wife: d.1901), Josephine Antler.

Ser. 3e. Mary Patterson Elkinton Nitobe (1856-1938) and the Nitobe family, 1866-1984.
Box 2
Scope and Contents

Photographs, 1866-1984 and n.d.,including photographs of Naokichi Akai, Jim Ayusawa, Tomiko Ayusawa, Tsuyuko Ayusawa, Iwao (Fred) Ayusawa, and Keiko Ayusawa, Alfred Cope Elkinton, David Cope Elkinton and Malinda Patterson Elkinton Nitobe, Marian Dunham Elkinton, Yano Harukawa, Masakichi Ishikawa, Mrs. Kunuo Kaneta and family, Takeko Nitobe Katoh, Yukiko Katoh, Inazo Nitobe, Inazo Nitobe (statue), Keni Nitobe and sons, Kotoko Nitobe, Makato Nitobe, Mary Patterson Elkinton Nitobe (1857-1938), Ota Nitobe, Takeko Nitobe, Toyoko Nitobe, Tsuto Nitobe (statue, Sarnbongi, Japan), Takeji Odani, Kintaro Oshima, Mrs. Yuko Ota, Yasu Saga, Naka Shimizu, Seiji Tokito, Bun Tomioka, Haru Tomioka, Yoichi Tomioka, Mrs. Fukuko Watanabe. Mary P. Nitobe with son Yoshiro, 1901. Acc. 2016.034 Nitobe Bank Note, 5,000 Yen, 1984. Nitobe Memorial Garden, UBC, Vancouver, BC, 1983. Mary Elkinton Nitobe, Inazo Nitobe, and Joseph Elkinton in Karuizawa, Japan, 1905. Acc. 2021

Ser. 4. Joseph Elkinton (1859-1920) and Sara West Elkinton (1854-1936) and family, 1868-1931.
Box 2
Scope and Contents

Photographs, 1868-1931 and n.d., including the following individuals: Joseph Elkinton, Sara West Elkinton, Mary Bucknell, Abby Elkinton Eleanor Elkinton, Frances Deborah Elkinton, Malinda Elkinton, Mary C. Elkinton, Rebecca Elkinton, Deborah Lowry, Benjamin Passmore, Deborah Passmore, Rebecca Cope Passmore, Sarah Passmore, Rachel Elkinton Patterson. (Some pictures from the Pocono Lake Reserve) Doukhobor photographs, 1902.

Ser. 4a. William T. Elkinton (1860-1933), 1930.
Box 2
Scope and Contents

Photographs, 1930 and n.d., with wife Eleanor R. Elkinton and Thomas W. Elkinton (his son)

Ser. 5. J. Passmore Elkinton and Anna Griscom Elkinton (part 1).
Box 3
Scope and Contents

Pictures Removed from Correspondences: 1965-1969, and undated. Groups mixed, arranged alphabetically by subject or name:

Correspondences #1: Ayusawa, I., 1956-1968. Civilian Public Service Men, A-F, 1945; from letter from Douglas Cornog, Oct. 4, 1945. Doukhobors, 1955-66. Friends Central School. Gatchell, Janet (Mrs. Charles t. Wolleston) Genealogical correspondence. Germany: Anna G. Elkinton's correspondence to people in Germany to whom she sent food, 1946-1962.

Correspondences #2 Guest, William and Dorothy Rotter; from a letter dated Feb. 3, 1967. Hirakawa, Sei Ju and Umeko, with Anna G. Elkinton, from letter dated Jan. 3, 1952. Houseman, Lois Elkinton Krog, 1966-1967. Irie, Yukio. Japan, 1952-1970. JPE and AGE, correspondence from Europe. Koizjumi, I., 1963, 1964. Ludlow, Katie. Ly, J. Usang, 1950, 1951, 1968, from the letter dated Feb. 9, 1951. Memos, 1930. Friends School, Ramallah, Palestine. Miscellaneous; from a letter to (Alice) Mrs. David Kiang. Naghski, Joseph and Becky. Nunokawa, Kimiko. Pritchard, Margaret Broomall, from a letter dated May 25, 1964. Sturge, Evelyn and Millicent, 1943-58. Swarthmore College. Togasaki, Gordon and Tamingo. Ukazi, Kiyoshi, 1953-1965. Whitney, George and Janet, 1955-1967. Zecka, Allen and Nolenka, 1962-67.

Alpha Sigma Delta (After School Days) [Ethel Borden Miller, Edith Baker Hunt, Edna Kempton Wolf, Bertha Coyne Cole, Sue Dorothy Keeney, Therese Spackman Barclay, Marion Stockton Foster, Mary Maynall Peters, Kathryn Powell Richards, Virginia D. Keeney]. Haverford Class of 1908: 1908, 1948, 1968, [George W. Emlen, Jr., Carroll T. Brown, Professor Howard Teaf, Howard Burtt (a guest on behalf of the college), Thomas R. Hill, Sharles H. Rogers, Albert M. Linton, J. Carey Thomas, Carl F. Scott, Edwin Wright, Clifford C. Collings, J. Passmore Elkinton, Walter R. Shoemaker, William C. Stribling, Loren C. Petry, Raymond C. Woodard, William W. Kurtz, II, Edward A. Edwards, Rev. Frederic 0. Musser, Morris Longstout, and others] Jordans Meeting House and Burial Grounds, ca. 1923. Log of the First American Tramp, 1913. Media Friends School, 1898 [J. Passmore Elkinton, Mary C. Elkinton, Lewis Palmer, Walter Vail, England Webster, Willard Barker, Anne Walton, Deborah Allen, Lilian Schofield, Edith Hoopes, Howard Elkinton, Edgar Walton, Alfred South, Herbert Barker, Evelyn Webster, Rest Cope, Edith Cheyney (teacher), James G. Vail, Bessie Yarnall (teacher), Walter Palmer] Message from the Young Friends of Chattauqua Conference, 1912. Memorabilia

Ser. 5. J. Passmore Elkinton and Anna Griscom Elkinton (part 2).
Box 4
Scope and Contents

Miscellaneous photographs,1887-1971, including photos of their home and the following individuals: J. Passmore Elkinton, Anna Griscom Elkinton, Mary R. Bucknell, Joseph Cope, Mary C. Elkinton, Rebecca Elkinton, Sarah West Elkinton, Anna R. Evans, Anne Foulke, Eliza Foulke, Dr. J. Milton Griscom Mary Lippincott Griscom (Folly), Elizabeth Haines, May Jones, Philip and Eleanor Mayer, Anna Pass, Esther Rhoads, Harry Silcock (from England), Frances Elkinton Stokes, Dr. Joseph Stokes, John Stratton, Stephen and Alice Thorne, Elizabeth Vining, Helen White, Martha Wood.

Philadelphia Quartz Company Board of Directors, 1951, [Alfred W. Sikinton (President of Philadelphia Quartz Company of California), John C. Russell, James A. Norton, Chester L. Baker, J. Passmore Elkinton, Thomas W. Elkinton, William Martin, Edwin A. Russell]

Pictures. Album, trip to Orient, 1931 Transparencies and portrait of J. Passmore and Anna Griscom Elkinton, 1944.

Ser. 5. J. Passmore Elkinton and Anna Griscom Elkinton (part 3).
Box 5
Scope and Contents

Transparencies of David and Deby Phillips Cope, n.d. Album presented by the Friends Girls School, Tokio. [RG5/037]

Ser. 5a. Mary Russell (Bucknell) Elkinton (1885-1929), 1860-1926.
Box 6
Scope and Contents

Photographs, ca.l860-1926, and photographs of Anna Gazzam Bucknell (1790-1873) (grandmother of Samuel Bucknell), ca.1860; George Gordon Bucknell (1883-1893); Lydia Bucknell (b. ca. 1887), 1893-1901; Mary R. Bucknell (1885-1929); Samuel Rooker Bucknell (b.19OO) 1920; Samuel Bucknell (1852-1933), ca. 1860, ca. 1880 and 1930; Rebekah G. Russell, his bride, 1882 and 1930; Mary Gaskill Russell (1828-1891)

Ser. 5b. Mary C. Elkinton (b. ca.1890), 1901-1915.
Box 5
Ser. 6. Howard Elkinton, 1914-1949.
Box 5
Scope and Contents

Correspondence. 1938-1949. 1914-1943. Pictures. Postcard pictures and map of Evres.

Ser. 6a. Frances Elkinton Stokes, 1940-1962.
Box 5
Scope and Contents

Photographs, ca.1940, with children Donald E. Stokes, Eleanor Stokes, Joseph Stokes III, and Jean F. Stokes. (in folder RG5/037] Stokes family photographs, 1960 and 1962.

Ser. 7. Joseph Russell (J. Russell) Elkinton (b. 1910), son of J. Passmore Elkinton, 1910-1986.
Box 5
Scope and Contents

Photographs, ca.1910-1986, with Ellie Elkinton and four grandparents.

Ser. 7a. Rebecca Elkinton (b. 1913) and Robert Schoonmaker, 1940-1960.
Box 5
Scope and Contents

Photographs, 1914-1960 and n.d., including photos of Marilyn and Alan Schoonmaker.

Ser. 9. David C. and Marian Dunham Elkinton (part 1), 1937-1939.
Box 5
Scope and Contents

Journals and sketch books.

Ser. 9. David C. and Marian Dunham Elkinton (part 2), 1933-1992.
Box 7
Scope and Contents

Correspondence From his sister Becky, 1933. With his family from Europe, 1935. From his grandmother Sarah Elkinton, 1935. From Mary Nitobe when she was in Japan, 1935. Haverford College, Class of 1936, History and Photographs - 1956, 1961, 1976.

Miscellaneous, 1940-1992, including photographs of the following individuals: David C. Elkinton, Marian Dunham Elkinton, Doris Dunham Anderson, Benjamin Cadbury, Henry Joel Cadbury, John Cadbury, Dr. William Cadbury, Linda Cooper, Howard Darnell, Margaret Dunham, Margaret G. Dunham, Patricia Dunham, Dunham family, Anne Elkinton, Betsy Elkinton, Christopher Elkinton, Dave and Linda Elkinton, David Passmore Elkinton, Ellie Elkinton, Fred W. Elkinton, Molly Elkinton, Russell Elkinton, Sarah Elkinton, Steve and Deborah Elkinton, Thomas D. Elkinton, Tom Elkinton, Veronica Elkinton, Anna Whitson Fisher, Timothy Hunt, Jan Hurst, Dick Jarmes, Kathleen Lonlam, Robert and Gwyneth and Miranda Loud, Neil MacNeale, Heather Noir, Heather Catchpool Moir, John Moir, Dr. Joseph Stokes III, Ruth Whitson Stokes, Andrew Thompson, Darcy Thompson, Peter Thompson, Ned Wildman. Also: see Mary P. Elkinton Nitobe and Nitobe family photographs.

Doukhobor History and Clippings. Doukhobors: Correspondence with Koozma J. Tarasoff, 1978-87.

Ser. 9a. Dunham family.
Box 11
Ser. 10. William and Mary Elkinton Duguid (part 1), 1915.
Box 7
Scope and Contents

Photographs, ca.l9l5 and n.d. Photograph of Edge Hill Inn

Ser. 10. William and Mary Elkinton Duguid (part 2).
Box 8
Scope and Contents

Photograph album

William and Mary Elkinton Duguid (part 3).
Box 9
Scope and Contents

Bucknell family album, circa 1886-1920

William and Mary Elkinton Duguid (part 4).
Box 10
Scope and Contents

Bucknell family and collaterals, album. Bucknell album, with Ballinger, Russell, Gazzan.

Ser. 10. William and Mary Elkinton Duguid (part 5).
Box 11
Ser. 10. William and Mary Elkinton Duguid (part 6).
Box 12

Bucknell family album, circa 1886-1920.
Box 13
Bucknell family and collaterals album.
Box 14
Bucknell album with Ballinger, Russell, Gazzan.
Box 14
Ser. 11. Grove family.
Box 15

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