J. Wilmer Lundy Family Papers
Held at: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College [Contact Us]500 College Avenue, Swarthmore, Pennsylvania 19081
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J. Wilmer Lundy (1869-1966), Quaker businessman and writer, was the son of Joseph and Mary Evans Lundy of Rancocas, New Jersey. He graduated from Trenton Business College in 1889 and in 1900 formed a partnership with Elmer J. Shinn. In 1895 he married Bessie Morris Roberts, daughter of Stacy and Harriet Roberts. They had one daughter, Elizabeth, who married an Indian businessman and took the name Kamela Nimbkar. J. Wilmer Lundy died in Newtown, Pennsylvania, in 1966 at the age of 97.
The collection contains genealogical files, correspondence, speeches and writings, business, financial, and legal records, pictures, and other memorabilia of J. Wilmer Lundy and other members of the Lundy family of New Jersey.
The collection is divided into eight series:
- Biographical material including diaries
- Speeches and writing
- Quaker concerns
- Business, financial and legal papers
Donors: Gift of J. Wilmer Lundy, 1966
Gift of Mrs. Kamala Nimbkar, 1967, 1976
Mrs. Kamala Nimbkar (Elizabeth) is the daughter of J. Wilmer Lundy.
Partially processed by donor. Processed by FHL staff in 1976.
The following miscellaneous deeds were filed in oversize Chart Case under Deeds.
- 1781, 11, 7 - William Chapman & Sarah to Abraham Chapman; 1810, 4, 1 - Samuel Ellis & wife to Joseph Lundy
- 1825, 4, 26 - Samuel Murrell to David B. Roberts
- 1835 mo 2 - Jeremiah Haines & Henrietta Haines to Ezra Walton; 1842, 3, 2.5 - Joseph Lundy to David Woolman; 1847, 9, 10 - David Woolman & wife, & Richard Deacon to Joseph Lundy; 1860, 3, 31 -- Richard Lundy, Mary W. Lundy to William L. Martin;
- 1866, 4, 28, - Caleb Haines to Wm. L. Martin;
- 1868, 6, 30 - Cyrus Willborn to Garrett B. Girton;
- 1869, 4, 7 - John Stackhouse to Ezra Evans;
- 1879, 4, 28 - Samuel Ely to Joseph Barnsley;
- 1888 3mo 24 Joseph & Mary E. Lundy to Ezra Evans;
- 1891, 1, 14 - Joseph & Mary E. Lundy to Ezra Evans
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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
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Includes some photographs.Physical Description
Arranged alphabetically by author.
Includes diary of J. WiImer Lundy, 1944-1947.
See also Ser. 2, printed writings "A Visit to the South," by T. S. K. Also includes Niagara Falls journal, 1909 and Ohio Lundy's Reunion, 1936.
The following group of folders has been left in the collector's order of arrangement, and the original titles retained:
Includes data on Lippincott and other related families. Also includes marriage certificate of Samuel F. Coles and Ann R. Deacon, married 1821 11mo. 1, at Burlington City, NJ.
Includes: minute from Newtown MM to visit Meetings Great Britain, 1950 6mo 1; register of letters rec'd, 1891-1897, letters sent, 1893-1897 (handwriting of J. Wilmer Lundy); instructions to executors of will, 4-16-1964.
Labeled "unfinished Lundy notes."
Handwriting of J.W.L. 4/5/70 missing.
Attached is letter from J. Stanley Quickmire, Jr., to J. Wilmer Lundy, 1960 9mo 3.
Published in The Farmer (published in India), Vol.7, No.6, p. 99-100.
Name of newspaper not shown. Note by J. Wilmer Lundy indicates that articles (6) are account of his trip with Thaddeus S. Kenderdine to visit North Carolina Yearly Meeting. See also Diaries and Journals, North Carolina Y.M., 1907.
See Ser. 1, folders of material kept as arranged by collector, folder on Wm. C. Armstrong.
Contains loose papers, some re. Minerva Society.
Used by J. Wilmer Lundy at Ship Bottom, NJ (their summer home).
Clippings which were pasted in one of his account books and removed by Amelia Mott Gummere.
Includes childhood friends of Elizabeth Lundy.
Includes Camden Meeting house, Delaware; Third Haven Meeting house, Maryland; Cedar Bridge Hotel; views of English Quaker sites such as Bunhill Fields, Friends House, London; Jordans; sleigh ride at George School; Deep River Friends' Church; Friends School group, Haddonfield, NJ; Westtown Boarding School, 1889l Bucks Co., views.
Various authors & recipients, including members of the Lundy and related families:
Includes T. Chalkley Matlack, 1900-1945.
Includes drawing of plan.
Includes cancelled checks, Lundy & Shinn, 4-4 to 5-1-1900
Some filed in Oversize - see Materials Catalogued Separately.
Includes map of land as divided.Physical Description
Mainly business, financial and legal papers, but includes some miscellaneous memorabilia. Kept together as collected by J. Wilmer Lundy.
Includes additional accounts of Darling Evans, 1875-76, and lists of representatives to yearly and quarterly meetings.
Includes summons for Darling Evans, 1864.
Includes Darling Evans disownment by Chester (NJ.?) Monthly Meeting, 8-12-1828.
Includes miscellaneous papers of George W. Gill, 1876-1883.
Includes final account of Wm. D. Coles as administrator of her estate, 1866, 1867 (ms. copy). Also, court order for Wm. D. Coles to sell some of Hannah Lippincott's real estate to clear debts of her estate, 2-19-1867.
Includes cancelled checks, 1943, 1944.
Includes mortgage, Joseph Lundy to J. W. Lundy, 11-4-1895.
Includes auto record, 1929-1942.
Arranged alphabetically by name of Meeting.
See Chart Case - Maps (B)
See Chart Case - Maps (D)
See Chart Case - Maps (L)