Brantingham-Stratton Family Papers
Held at: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College [Contact Us]500 College Avenue, Swarthmore, Pennsylvania 19081
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Edith Stratton Platt was the daughter of Abram and Hannah Brantingham Stratton. A Quaker born in 1888, she married Joseph E. Platt (1886-1980) in 1921. The Platts were active in establishing Pendle Hill, the Quaker study center in Wallingford, Pa., and Joseph served as dean of the program. Edith, who died in 1986 in Pennsylvania, was a descendant of the Brantingham and Stratton families, Quaker families of England and Ohio. George Brantingham (1770-1845), an English Quaker emigrated to Philadelphia and by 1821 had settled in Salem, Ohio. Other members of his family remained in England, including his brothers, John Brantingham (1768-1823), Joseph Brantingham (1754-1832), and William Brantingham (1756-1840).
This collection contains papers, in part typed transcriptions, concerning the Brantingham and Stratton families, Quaker families of England and Ohio. Includes correspondence and a transcript of sea journal (1798-1799) of George Brantingham (1770-1845), an English Quaker who emigrated to Philadelphia and by 1821 had settled in Salem, Ohio. Most of the correspondence is directed to George Brantingham or his daughter Hannah from members of Brantingham's family in England, including brothers, John Brantingham (1768-1823), Joseph Brantingham (1754-1832), and William Brantingham (1756-1840). Also included is a typed transcript of an autobiography of Daniel Stratton (1737-1872) of Ohio. The papers, including correspondence, biographies, and genealogical data, were compiled by Edith Stratton Platt, a descendant.
Donor: Joseph and Edith Stratton Platt, 1967
The collection was inventoried and described in 1967, and a Quaker cap worn by Ellen Stanley Stratton removed to Relics. A new finding aid was produced in 2000. In 2004, the collection was rehoused. With review, it was concluded that Edith Stratton Platt, the donor and a descendant of the family, had compiled the material and genealogical information, annotated the correspondence, and included a history of the collection.
- British Americans
- Ocean travel
- Quakers -- Great Britain
- Quakers -- Ohio
- Quakers -- Pennsylvania
- Voyages and travels -- 18th century
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Includes some data on Platt familyPhysical Description
Most of the letters are written to George Brantingham or his daughter, Hannah (born 1809).
Undated letter mentions visit of Stephen Grellet to the monthly and quarterly meetings.Physical Description
Telling of her father's deathPhysical Description
Including an account of book publications in NYC, 1847.Physical Description
Circulated in family, concerning Quaker religious thought and customs; sent to Hannah Stratton, 1911.Physical Description
Concerning contact with English familyPhysical Description