Bye Family Papers
Held at: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College [Contact Us]500 College Avenue, Swarthmore, Pennsylvania 19081
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Contains papers of Quakers of Delaware and southern Chester County (Pa.), particularly members of the Bye, Jenkinson, Passmore, Speakman, and Smith families. E. Mortimer Bye, son of Amos and Deborah Paxson Bye of East Nottingham, was born in 1818. He married Phebe Pusey, daughter of Andrew Moore and Judith Wilson Passmore in 1843. E. Mortimer was a schoolteacher and mineralogist who made money in quarrying and in mining chrome. His eldest son, Pusey Passmore Bye, was born in 1846, and married Caroline, daughter of Thomas Harlan and Anna Jenkinson Speakman of Philadelphia in 1872.
Contains papers of Quakers of Delaware and southern Chester County (Pa.), particularly members of the Bye, Jenkinson, Passmore, Speakman, and Smith families. The collection includes correspondence, business records, photographs, and memorabilia of E. Mortimer and Pusey Passmore Bye, Thomas Jenkinson, Thomas H. Speakman, and Nathaniel Smith. Also includes accounts of Phebe Thomas who died at the age of 104 in Chester County (Pa.) and had witnessed the Battle of Brandywine as a child.
The collection is divided into six series:
- Bye family
- Jenkinson family
- Speakman family
- Passmore family
- Smith family
- Miscellaneous papers
Donor: M. Harlan Bye, 1986
Materials were received already removed from albums and sorted by family names.
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- Encoding made possible by a grant by the Gladys Kriebel Delmas Foundation to the Philadelphia Consortium of Special Collections Libraries
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Collection is open for research.
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Concerning news from home and EMB's visit to PhiladelphiaPhysical Description
Concerning politics and search for employment in West ChesterPhysical Description
Note is a thank you for gift.Physical Description
re: funeral arrangementsPhysical Description
Primarily the papers Thomas Jenkinson, 1794-1890.
Signed by relatives and friendsPhysical Description
Newspaper article which mentions Thomas and Edith Jenkinson.
Relates her visit to Philadelphia for Yearly Meeting and family newsPhysical Description
Defense Of Orthodox view in Separation.Physical Description
Letter of DisownmentPhysical Description
Concerning potential newspaper articlePhysical Description
Primarily the papers of Thomas H. Speakman (1820- )
Published in The American, Media.
Regarding family matters.Physical Description
Concerning the death of his wife, Anna Jenkinson, and the subsequent care of his daughters.Physical Description
Concerning the birth of a daughterPhysical Description
Letters of introduction to Thomas H. Speakman while visiting EnglandPhysical Description
Appointment as Agent for Restaurant Department, Great Central Fair, Sanitary Commission
The property belonged to the heirs of T. Speakman.
re: Passmore genealogy.Physical Description
Primarily the papers of Nathaniel Smith (1755- )
The Smith family's relationship to the Bye Family is undetermined.
Papers belonged to William Smith (-1716), Edward Smith (1699-1731), William Smith (1720-1785) and Nathaniel Smith (1755-), all of Darby Township Pennsylvania. Arranged and received, on loose album pages.
re: visit to London.Physical Description