Knight Family Papers
Held at: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College [Contact Us]500 College Avenue, Swarthmore, Pennsylvania 19081
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The Knight family was a Quaker family from Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.
The collection contains chiefly legal and business papers of Jacob P. Tyson, his wife, Mary B. Michener Tyson, and others. Also contains family correspondence, wills, deeds, estate papers, biographical and genealogical materials, marriage certificates, memorabilia, printed material, and pictures. Includes material relating to the Michener and Warner families.
The collection is divided into six series:
- Biographical and genealogical
- Correspondence, 1829-1895
- Business, financial, and legal papers
- Printed reference material.
Donor: Mr. and Mrs. P.E. Souder, 1965
A gift from Dorothy Cloud Reed, FHL 2012.038, of Gilbert, Knight, James family deeds and marriage certificates were added to FHL Deeds, Marriages to replace photocopies of same donated in 1993. Gift included an 1834 plot plan of lots of Joshua Gilbert, added to RG 5/081.
- Quakers -- Pennsylvania
- Quakers -- Social life and customs
- Quakers -- Pennsylvania -- Montgomery County
- Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College
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- FHL staff
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- 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 http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/NoC-US/1.0/.
Author unknown. (Possibly Mary Knight Warner- traveling with cousins Alfred and Ellen Moore?)
Among the authors are Joshua P. Kirk, Ellen Moore, John J. Moore, Jacob P. Tyson, Joshua Tyson, M. B. Tyson, Isaac Warner, Jr. Among the recipients are Mary T. Knight (later Warner), Mary Mitchner (Michener), Jacob P. Tyson, Watson Wood.
2 ms. copies
Removed to Marriages
Includes letters from Bethlehem Iron Co. referring to checks in payment for ore; also, correspondence 1874 re: removal of pipe line laid by the Co.
notebook and ms. copy
Includes tuition for Clayton Tyson, paid to William Johnson, 1835.
Includes record of sale of cows, 1833, 1834, 1854.
Includes extract relating to Abington M.M.