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Isaac Battin Family Papers


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

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Overview and metadata sections

Isaac Battin (fl. 1835-1912) was a Quaker who lived in area around Albany, New York, and went west in 1860s as an employee of a gas company. After some years in Omaha, Nebraska, he came back east and settled in several communities around Philadelphia, including Swarthmore, Pennsylvania.

The collection contains the papers of the Battin family, Quakers from Albany, N.Y., Omaha, Neb., and Swarthmore, Pa. Includes chiefly Letter books (8 v.) of Isaac Battin (ca. 1835-1912), containing family and personal letters, but also business correspondence relating to his employment by a gas company in Omaha; together with correspondence of other family members.

Donor: Unknown, before 1967

Previously cited as Battin Family Papers. Stored in Record Group 5

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College
Finding Aid Author
FHL staff
Finding Aid Date
before 1967
Encoding made possible by a grant by the Gladys Kriebel Delmas Foundation to the Philadelphia Consortium of Special Collections Libraries
Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

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Collection Inventory

Correspondence, 1865-1875.
Box 1
Physical Description

8 vols.

Box 1
Scope and Contents

Omaha, Nebraska. 1898-1902 badly damaged by water, and partially illegible.

Letter book, 1887-1888.
Box 1
Letter book, 1888-1890.
Box 2
Letter book, 1891-1895.
Box 2
Letter book, 1895-1898.
Box 3
Letter book, 1898-1902.
Box 3
Letter book, 1902-1905.
Box 4
Letter book, 1905-1909.
Box 4
Letter book, 1909-1912.
Box 4

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