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Haviland Family Papers

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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.

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James S. Haviland, a birthright Quaker, was born in 1849, the son of William F. and Sarah Ann (Carpenter) Haviland of Purchase Monthly Meeting (N.Y.). In 1874 the married Elizabeth Griffen, daughter of Henry. They had two daughters, Martha G. and Louise E.; the latter married J. Barnard Walton in 1910.

The collection contains correspondence, financial, and legal papers, and miscellaneous manuscripts of the families of James S. and Elizabeth (Griffen) Haviland. Includes materials of the related Griffen, Field, and Parry families, especially the correspondence of Seneca Ely and Priscilla Stubbs Parry of Lancaster County, Pa, 1826-67, and of his sister, Rachel Parry Brosius.

The collection is divided into thirteen series, according to family names.

Donors: Gift of Barnard Walton, 1957

Gift of Margaret S. Walton, 1977

Papers descended to donor, Barnard Walton, through is wife's family.

Collection was composed of letters, documents, newspaper accounts from Haviland family and related families (including Bowne, Carpenter, Cromwell, Field, Griffen, Haydock, Stoutenburgh and Sutton) and reference material. Collection sorted and filed in documents box, fall of 1957. Additional materials added in 1977. In 1982, Minute Book of the Young Friends Association of Purchase, N.Y., removed from collection and transferred to RG 4. Individually catalogued as RG 4/075.

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

  1. For marriage certificate of Charles Carpenter and Phebe Cromwell see: Chart Case Marr. C.
  2. Minutes of the Young Friends Association of Purchase, New York, 11mo 4, 1892 to 4mo 20, 1894. [Transferred to RG2 Friends Associations on 9-22-1982]
  3. For deeds of the Haines family, see Chart Case-Deeds H.
  4. For Certificate from the Woman's Central Association of Relief to the Soldiers and Society of Harrison, N.Y., 1mo 1, 1866 see: RG 5 Oversize.

Publisher
Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College
Finding Aid Author
FHL staff
Finding Aid Date
1957
Sponsor
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.

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Collection Inventory

Indenture, 1772 2mo 27.
Box 1

Scope and Contents

The Carpenters were the grandparents of James Haviland.

Papers, 1813-1846.
Box 1

Papers, 1784-1813.
Box 1

Papers, 1763-1823.
Box 1

Correspondence and papers, 1754-1789.
Box 1

Newspaper account of fire on the Erie, 1841 8mo.
Box 1

Paper and correspondence, 1791-1931, n.d.
Box 1
Scope and Contents

Includes letter from Szechwan Yearly Meeting to New York Yearly Meeting.

Minutes of the Young Friends Association of Purchase, New York, 1892 11mo 4-1894 4mo 20.
Box 1
Scope and Contents

Transferred to RG2 Friends Associations on 9-22-1982

Louise E. Haviland, Scrapbook of Verse, 1904.
Box 1
Louise E. Haviland, Account Book, 1910.
Box 1

Deed, 1785 6mo 26.
Box 1

Deed, 1785 10mo 10.
Box 1

Letter from James Sutton to Benjamin Field,, 1783 1mo 29.
Box 1

2 letters concerning the Separation, 1822 11mo 15, n.d.
Box 1

Biographical and genealogical, n.d.
Box 2
Elizabeth Ely Parry, 1815.
Box 2
Ely Parry, 1858.
Box 2
Rachel Parry Broius, 1852-1855, n.d.
Box 2
Seneca Parry, 1826-1896, n.d.
Box 2
Priscilla Stubbs Parry, 1833-1867, n.d.
Box 2
Ruthanna Parry, 1852-1856.
Box 2
Miscellaneous correspondence, 1822-1917, n.d.
Box 2
Rachel Stubbs, Book of Verse, 1849.
Box 2

Log book, 1896.
Box 2
Sketch book, n.d.
Box 2

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