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Dixon - Seeds Family Papers


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

Dixon and Seed families were Quakers living near Wilmington, Delaware.

Collection includes correspondence, albums, school work, and other family papers.

The collection is divided into three series:

  1. Biographical and genealogical
  2. Correspondence
  3. Memorabilia

Donor: Warren J. Dixon, 3/30/1928

Processed prior to 1967. Clothing and relics transferred to FHL relics.

The following material has been removed from the collection and recatalogued:

  1. Marriage certificate of Jonathan Seeds and Mary Cloud, 2-1-1797. See marriage certificate file of FHL)

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

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

Genealogical chart.
Box 1
Articles of Agreement between Mary Seeds, widow, and George Seeds, her son, 12-19-1818.
Box 1
Scope and Contents

Respecting produce to be furnished her during each year.

Division of household goods, showing their value, between Mary Seeds George Seeds.
Box 1
Notice of change of business location by Mary McLear, Millinery Fancy Dry Goods, Wilmington, 3-26-1836.
Box 1
Tax notice to Wm. B. Slack, signed by James Dixon, 12-4-1852.
Box 1

Letter by Eliza Ann Cheyney to Mary B. Seeds, 6-18-1843.
Box 1

Album belonging to Ruth Seeds (b.1802), 1813-1818.
Box 1
Poem, "The Tear," by Ruth Seeds, pupil at Locust Grove School, 9-7-1814.
Box 1
Physical Description


Albums belonging to Mary B. Seeds Slack.
Box 1
Physical Description

2 albums

Book of Ruth C. Seeds, 7-21-1814.
Box 1
Book of Ruth C. Seeds, Locust Grove School., 9-19-1817.
Box 1
Books of Mary B. Seeds, 1837, 11-12-1840, n.d.
Box 1
Physical Description

3 books

Testimony of Approbation for "correct deportment diligent attention to study," to Mary B. Seeds, 6-20-1836.
Box 1
Record of merit for "good conduct lessons learned," to Eliza J. Slack.
Box 1
Medal from English Concentration Camp on Isle of Man, during First World War, Christmas 1916.
Box 1
Scope and Contents

With accompanying explanatory letter, from Eliza J. Slack to Warren J. Dixon

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