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
Elizabeth Roberts Lippincott (1888-1979) was a Quaker genealogist from Moorestown, N.J.
The collection contains chiefly genealogical and card files relating to the Lippincott, Shinn, Thorne, and related Quaker families of Moorestown and elsewhere, together with correspondence, journals, and essays, and collected materials relating to Quaker history, particularly various Friends Meetings and Moorestown Friends School.
The collection is divided into six series:
- Biographical and genealogical (primarily card files)
- Financial papers
- Reference material
Donor: Elizabeth R. Lippincott and her estate, 1961-1980 Later accrual: accession 2023.022, removed from a Moorestown Historical Society donation of Greenleaf Boarding Home records.
Pictures of Friends Meeting, originally processed as part of Series 6 (Reference material), were transferred to FHL picture collection in 1974. Autograph albums, copybooks, exercise book, account and bank books that were originally catalogued as a Small Collection were added to this Record Group 5 collection in 1974. along with some Miscellaneous Manuscripts from the same donor.
Pictures of Quaker meeting houses, originally part of the collection, have been removed added to FHL Meeting House Pictured Collection.
- Quakers -- New Jersey
- Quakers -- Education
- Schools -- New Jersey
- Quaker women -- New Jersey
- Schools -- New Jersey -- Moorestown
- Society of Friends -- New Jersey
- Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College
- Finding Aid Author
- FHL staff
- Finding Aid Date
- 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
Some of the items in this collection may be protected by copyright. The user is solely responsible for making a final determination of copyright status. If copyright protection applies, permission must be obtained from the copyright holder or their heirs/assigns to reuse, publish, or reproduce relevant items beyond the bounds of Fair Use or other exemptions to the law. See http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/UND/1.0/.
This is an index to the Richard Lippincott Family card file. The index was prepared by S. Robert Stiles.
Note: card file located in basement at bottom of stairs.
Thornes were E.R. Lippincott's father's maternal ancestors.
1 small notebook
Document of Asa R. Lippincott, executor, 1860 8mo 6.
Journal contains numerous photographs, maps, and a sample of needles from a piñon pine tree.
Includes information about Swarthmore College and Friends Central Bureau.
George Harner Pierce's story about Hannah Ann Jones, from the family papers of Rachel Roberts.Physical Description
Includes clippings, notebooks (2) of ms. brief histories of Meetings in N.J.; ms. notes on Meetings in Phila. area; pictures; brochure on Flushing, L.I. Meeting, 1939; Book of Meetings, Phila. Y.M., 1905, 1940.
Includes articles, clippings, report cards, mss. about alumni, pictures.
Includes map, pictures.
Approximately 300 pictures and postcards of Meeting Houses, mostly in U.S., have been transferred to Meeting House Picture Collection.