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Moore-Tyson family photographs


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

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The Moores and Tysons were Maryland Quaker families. Robert Rowland Moore (1863-1934) was married in 1886 to Margaret Gittings Tyson (1859-1937). She was descended from Elisha Tyson, prominent Quaker abolitionist, and George Ellicott of Ellicott City, Maryland. Robert Rowland Moore was descended from William Wilson Moore (1786-1855) who married Tabitha Brook Rowland (1790-1817) in 1808 at Motherkill Monthly Meeting, Md., and also from Joseph Townsend (1756-1841), who wrote an account of the Battle of Brandywine and subsequently moved to Baltimore.

This collection contains both Moore and Tyson family photographs. Some are loose and some are on card. Among those pictured are Swarthmore College founder Martha Ellicott Tyson.

Gift of Esther Leeds Cooperman (a descendant of the families), 1998, 2007. Part of Moore-Tyson family papers, RG5/206.

Pictures that were part of accession 98-015, given by Esther Leeds Cooperman, were removed from RG5/206 and assigned PA 118, Moore-Tyson Picture Collection. A list of contents was created, but the items were not foldered. In April 2006, the same donor gave a second group of papers and photographs. These were described as Esther Leeds Cooperman Family Pictures and assigned PA 145, a number that was assigned to a second collection.

In 2010, the two groups were consolidated into a single collection, assigned PA 153, Moore-Tyson Family Pictures. Esther Leeds Cooperman gave the first series containing three folders in 1998; the second series contains the 2006 accession.

This collection was removed from Moore-Tyson family papers, RG5/206.

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Zoe Peyton Jones
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Collection Inventory

Nathan & Martha (Ellicott) Tyson family.
Scope and Contents

Includes the following: Tyson, Nathan (1787-1867), carte de visite; Tyson, Nathan, 8 x 10 oval; Tyson, Martha Ellicott (1795-1873), carte de visite; Tyson, Henry, (1821-1897) 9x11; Tyson, Henry, oval 3-1/2 x 5; Tyson, Mary Gillingham (1825-1892), oval 3-1/2 x 5; Tyson, Martha Ellicott (married Robert Marshall), cabinet card, 1889; Marshall, Robert (husband of Martha Ellicott Tyson, ca. 1889; Group picture: Eliz. Canby Rumford, Eliz. Tatnal, Alice; Tyson, Hannah Tyson Simmonds - copy from tintype, ca. 1870; Tyson, Hannah Tyson Simmonds; Home of Henry and Mary Tyson, Baltimore, MD

William Wilson & Mary Elizabeth (Thomas) Moore.
Scope and Contents

Moore, Mary Elizabeth (Thomas), 1838-1906), 3 photographs, cabinet sized; Moore, William Wilson, (1837-1914), 3 photographs

Robert Rowland Moore & Hadassah Joanna (Townsend) Moore Family.
Scope and Contents

Includes the following: Townsend, Richard, carte de visite, ca. 1870; Hadassah Joanna (Townsend) Moore with her great-grandchildren, ca. 1895. Scanned copy.; Hadassah Joanna Moore with great-granddaughter, Hadassah; Joanna Moore, 1894 (2 copy photos); Robert R. and Hadassah J. Moore, ca. 1895, cabinet card; Robert Rowland Moore, 2 cabinet sized; Hadassah Joanna Moore, 2 copies cabinet sized, 1 carte de visite, 1894; Robert Rowland Moore with his three sons, 6 x 9; Esther Moore (married Appleton), cabinet sized; Joseph Townsend Moore

Daughters of Henry Tyson (1821-1877) and Mary Gilligham (1825-1892), 1880-1920.
Scope and Contents

Note with dates of the Tyson daughters: Hannah, Laura, Alice, Margaret, Estelle, M. Beatrix, Martha; portraits of Tyson sisters at various ages (some digital prints); portraits of R. Rowland Moore and Margaret G. Tyson Moore; framed tintype of [R. Rowland Moore?] as child, loose tintypes of ? (Margaret G. Tyson?)

Robert Rowland and Margaret Gillingham, Moore Family Including children and grandchildren, 1870-1943.
Scope and Contents

Subjects: Plainfield house, Sandy Spring, MD; children Hadassah J. and Martha Elizabeth Moore; Margaret G. Tyson Moore with child Martha Elizabeth Moore; Robert Rowland Moore; children Henry T. and William W. Moore; adolescent children of Robert Rowland and Margaret G. Tyson Moore: Henry T., William W., M. Elizabeth, Martha Ellicott, Hadassah Joanna; Moore family photo: Leola, Betsy, Henry, Charlotte, Hadassah, Helen, William, Brook, Bob, Marie, Martha; Moore family photo: R. Rowland and Margaret G. Tyson Moore with their children and grandchildren

Children of Robert R. and Margaret G. Moore: William W., Hadassah J., M. Elizabeth, 1909-1936.
Scope and Contents

Includes: Invitation to wedding of Mary Elizabeth Moore to Joseph Mitchell; postcard with picture of [Hadassah Moore]; portraits of Hadassah Moore; portraits of M. Elizabeth Moore (one as nurse); William W. Moore and sons Stanley W., S. Brook, and Robert R.; portrait of three mentioned sons as children; 1938 envelope with writing: "Mrs. Joseph Mitchell, Hockessin, Delaware"

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