Darlington Family photographs
Held at: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College [Contact Us]500 College Avenue, Swarthmore, Pennsylvania 19081
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Overview and metadata sections
The Darlingtons were a Quaker family of Pennsylvania and New Jersey with strong ties to Swarthmore College. Charles J. Darlington (1894-1966) was the son of Jared Darlington and Marian Shortlidge Darlington. Jared Darlington (1864-1929) operated a well-known creamery with his brothers in Delaware County, and the Shortlidges operated the Maplewood School in Concord, Delaware Co.
Charles Darlington was born on the family dairy farm and graduated from Swarthmore College in 1915, earning a Master's degree in Chemistry in 1916. He was a long-time executive at the Dupont Company in Deepwater, N.J. In 1918, he married a fellow graduate of Swarthmore College, Marie Sanford Bender. After her death in 1929, he married secondly Eleanor Collins of Purchase Monthly Meeting in 1932. Both the Darlingtons were deeply involved with Quaker activities and dedicated to social service through a variety of organizations. Four of his children attended Swarthmore College, and his daughter, Esther Collins Darlington continued his interest in family and local history and working with Quaker organizations.
This collection consists of mounted photographs, albums, loose black and white photos, and posters that depict the lives of various Darlington family members and related friends. Besides depicting family life, there are some landscape photographs of Swarthmore College, Wallingford, PA, etc.
The photographs are arranged in series according to subjects or subject matter. Each series is in its own box, and series 3 is further arranged into folders labeled according to picture subjects.
Gift of Esther Darlington, 1996, and Amy and Eleanor Rosenberg.
- Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College
- Finding Aid Author
- Jissel Becerra Reyes
- Finding Aid Date
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Some water damage
With autographs. Includes Samuel C. Palmer and Arthur Hoyt Scott.Physical Description
Fragile. Fading center.
3 rows, two men on stools
Stored with oversized photographs, Swarthmore College Class of 1896
2 copies, proof copy rolled
Rosenberg side: Al's mother was a Lott. Includes members of Lott, Bedell, and Mott family. Carte-de-visite and tintypes. Most labeled. Some loose snapshots and cartes de visite.
Many of the photographs by Marie S. Bender. Includes Charles in Chemistry Lab; Marie Portrait 1915 the year of her graduation from University of Chicago; Charles, Marie, and Elizabeth Shoemaker on horseback at Darlington farm; and Swarthmore College photographs
Note by Chris Densmore, Curator: Scanned Sept 2009 into a general Darlington folder