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Jenkins family photograph albums


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

Walter Hallowell Jenkins was a storekeeper in Gwynedd, served as Clerk of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting and operated the Friends Book Store in Philadelphia. His wife, Esther Peterman Lukens, was the daughter of Alan R. and Mary B. (Butcher) Lukens. Of their five children, only Sarah married. The family had many connections to Swarthmore College.

This collection consists of four family albums, two of which are identified as "Property of the Descendants of Walter H. & Esther L. Jenkins."

This collection is in the form of four albums, stored in two boxes.

Gift of H. Mather Lippincott, Jr., a grandson, and son of their daughter, Sarah, Acc. 2000-055.

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College
Finding Aid Author
Zoe Peyton Jones
Finding Aid Date
Access Restrictions

This collection is available for research use.

Use Restrictions

Friends Historical Library believes all of the items in this collection to be in the Public Domain in the United States, and is not aware of any restrictions on their use. However, the user is responsible for making a final determination of copyright status before reproducing. See

Collection Inventory

Album One.
Scope and Contents

Ornate 8-1/2 x 10-1/2" with cabinet sized albumen prints, unidentified. by various Philadelphia, Chester, and Conshohocken professional photographers.

Album Two.
Scope and Contents

Ornate 8 x 9-1/2" with most cabinet sized removed, carte-de-visite remaining. Most unidentified. One card labeled "on our wedding trip, March 1st, 1884," taken in Rochester, NY, can be identified as Walter H. Jenkins.

Album Three.
Scope and Contents

Cloth bound 11-1/2 x 9" Card identifies it as "Family album in the possession of the children of Walter H. Jenkins." Some individuals identified: Styer, Lloyd [marked "taken June 1878" on reverse, by Broadbent & Taylor], Butcher, Carroll, Price, Shepherd, Walker, Lukens, Haines, Walter [tintype]

Album Four.
Scope and Contents

Ornate leather, 11-1/2 x 8-1/2". Loose in front, full-length photograph of Gertrude Lukens Price. Most identified. Set of 3 with same props taken by Trask, Philadelphia includes one identified child "Mary J. Ambler." Other children identified are Jenkins, Ambler, Emmons, Leedon, Kinglet, Lydia W. Foulke, Jacob and Hannah Walton, Houghton, Leech. Some very nice tintypes.

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