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Fell Family photographs


Held at: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College [Contact Us]500 College Avenue, Swarthmore, Pennsylvania 19081

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Joseph Fell (1804-1887), the son of Dr. David and Phebe Schofield Fell, was a Pennsylvania Quaker teacher and farmer. In 1835 he married Harriet William, the daughter of Samuel and Sarah Watson Williams of Buckingham, Pa. He served in the State legislature in 1837-38 and as superintendent of the county schools.

Joseph and Harriet Fell had five children: William W. (1836-1874), Emily Catherine who married William Seal in 1863; David Newlin (1840-1919) who married Martha Trego; Edward Watson (1843-1901) who married Elizabeth Matlack Kenderdine in 1867; and Lucy W. Fell, born 1847.

Edward Watson and Elizabeth Kenderdine Fell had four children. The eldest was Edward Lawrence Fell (1867-1943) who married Esther May Willets. Both were Swarthmore College graduates, Class of 1888, and members of Green Street Monthly Meeting.

This small collection consists of photographs of Fell family members. It includes stereoscopic photographs (also called stereograms or stereographs) in addition to ordinary black and white photographs.

This collection was removed from RG5/039: Fell Family Papers.

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College
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Zoe Peyton Jones
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Access Restrictions

This collection is available for research use.

Use Restrictions

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Collection Inventory

Buckingham Friend School with Joseph Fell on steps.
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stereographic photo

Fell homestead in Buckingham.
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stereographic photo

Willets, John.
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2 photos

Willets, "Grandmother".
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2 photos

Seaman, "Aunt Mary and Lizzie".
Fell, Elizabeth M. (Kenderdine).
Fell, Elizabeth M. and Emily (daughter?).
Fell, Emily {?}.
Jackson-Fell wedding, 1900-6-28.
Fell, "Father Fell with mother and sisters".
Four women, identified only as Aunt Cordelia, SusanAnn, Nancy, [Grandmother?].
4 X 6 medium photos, family and friends.
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9 identified, five may be classmates of Esther May Willets and E. Lawrence Fell: Seaman, William H.; Laurie, Margaret J. (Mrs. Wm. Seaman, both S.C. 1888)

Haydock, Clara Noyes, 1888.
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with Ainley, Gertrude and Ainley, May Agnes (Kenderdine)

Fell, Mr. and Mrs. E. Lawrence in Egypt, posed in front of pyramids.
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Note that Taylor-Thomas Family Papers has Clothier family in similar Egyptian pose

Suffragists, with sashes.
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identified as Jeanette Fell [Gillam], Marjorie Fell [Siebert], Grandmother Fell [Mrs. E. Lawrence], Kathryn Fell [Gideon], and Alex Rogers.

Jeanette and Marjorie Fell?.
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2 photos

Snapshots of May Day, Swarthmore, 1900.

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