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The Lupton family was a Quaker family from Hopewell, Virginia. David Lupton, the son of Joseph and Rachel Lupton, married Mary Hollingsworth at Hopewell Monthly Meeting of Friends in 1777. They had nine children: Ruth, Joseph, Isaac, David, Rachel, Nathan, Jonah H., Lewis, and Phineas. Joel, who married Sarah Haines, and to a lesser extent his brother, Lewis, was known as an inventor who was credited with a number of mechanical improvements to farm machinery. Nathan, was involved with his father in the operation of a mill on Babb's Run. Jonah H. Lupton (1795-1870) married twice, first to Martha Ann Sidwell, who died in 1836, and second to Lydia Walker.
The collection contains correspondence, journals, business papers, pictures and other memorabilia, and miscellaneous materials of the Lupton and related families of Hopewell Monthly Meeting of Friends in Virginia. Correspondents include Mary S. Lupton, David Lupton, Joel Lupton, Nathan Lupton, Hugh S. Lupton, and Carrie D.L. Bond. Of interest is a typescript account of the activities of Hugh S. Lupton during the Civil War (1864) and the original letter written by Susan D. Pierce to Cidney Darlington concerning the Yearly Meeting of Mt. Pleasant, Ohio in 1828. Also of interest is the journal of Civil War experience by Mary W. Lupton (?), 1862-1864. Collection includes genealogical information on the Lupton, Walker, Jackson, and related families and material concerning the publication of Hopewell Friends History 250 Anniversary.
The collection is divided into seven series:
- Biographical and genealogical
- Business papers
- Reference material
- Hopewell Friends History and 200th Anniversary
- Hopewell Friends History, 1734-1934. Joint Committee of Hopewell Friends, 1936.
Donor: Carrie Lupton Bond (Mrs. Walker McClunn Bond)
The donor was a Lupton descendents, as was her husband.
Collection was received partly organized. Sorted and described by FHL staff in 1962. Printed Quaker reference material catalogued in book catalogue. Printed peace material transferred to Swarthmore College Peace Collection. Unidentified silhouette mounted on glass removed from Mary W. Lupton poetry album/journal and transferred to cased picture collection in 8/2000.
The following peace materials, originally part of the collection, were transfered to the Swartmore College Peace Collection:
- The Christ of the Andes..., The American Peace Society, Boston, 1905.
- The Church and a Warless World, Commission on International Justice and Goodwill of the Federal Council of the Churches of Christ in America.
- "The Churches and the Peace Movement," The American Peace Society, n.d.
- "The Covenant of the League of Nations," League of Nations, Vol. 3, Special No., July 120, World Peace Foundation, Boston.
- Disarm or Perish, American Union Against Militarism, n.d.
- National Council for the Prevention of War, Pamphlet, "War and Peace in United States History Text-Books," by Isabelle Kendig-Gill, Educational Series, Pamphlet 2, n.d.
- National Council for Reduction of Armaments Bulletin, Vol. 1, No. 17, April 8, 1922.
- "The National Defense Act," Women's International League For Peace And Freedom, U.S. Section, Bulletin No. 4, April, 1923.
- "The Need of Disarmament to Relieve the Exhausting Strain on the Nation's Economic Resources," by Frank I. Cobb, reprint from Atlantic Monthly, 1921.
- "The Next War," by Will Irwin, digest by League of Women Voters, n.d., orig. pub. by Duton, N.Y.
- "Our New Military Policy...," by Mrs. Robert M. La Follette, WILPF, March, 1923.
- "Preparedness - But Which," by Frederick J. Libby, reprint from The Locomotive Engineers Journal, April, 1923.
- "The President's [Woodrow Wilson] Proclamation to the American People," 4-17-1917.
- "The Staggering Burden of Armament," from A League of Nations, Vol. 4, No. 2, April, 1921, World Peace Foundation, Bos.
- "The Test of Faith, A Chapter in Non-Resistance," by Edward Richards, reprint from Atlantic Monthly, May, 1923.
- Trotty Veck Message No. 6.
- "War", leaflet by James Loan Mosby.
- "War Department and Peace Organizations," WILPF, April 1923.
- "War vs. The Ten Commandments" Dept. Leaflets, No. 32, N.C.T.U., n.d.
- "We Must Unload" (Army and Navy appropriations), leaflet, American Union Against Militarism.
- "What Can I Do for Peace? An Appeal to Teachers," by Frederick J. Libby, reprint from The Journal of the National Education Assoc., n.d.
- "The Winning Plan" selected by the jury of the American Peace Award, 1924.
- Young People and a New World, N.Y., Fellowship of Reconciliation, n.d.
- Outlawry of War, by Salmon O. Levinson, 12-25-1921,
- Chicago, American Committee for the Outlawry of War.
- Printed Quaker Meeting Records, 1844-1943. (See FHL files)
- Baltimore, Rules of Discipline of the Yearly Meeting of Friends held in-, 1844
- Baltimore YM (H) Directory, 1875.
- Birmingham MM Directory, 1926, 1943
- Indiana YM Minutes (H) 9-25-1865
Other printed Quaker reference material, originally part of the collection, has been recatalouged. See FHL card catalogues for location of these items.
- Address to Those In Humble Life, Tract Assoc. of Friends, Phila., No. 67
- The Advantages of Becoming and Being a Friend, by John J. Cornell, Balt., Friedenwald Co., 1904.
- American Friends Service Committee Bulletin, No. 24
- An Appeal to Professing Christians Respecting the Attitude of the Church in Regard to War, by Representatives of the Society of Friends of Phila., Friends' Book Store, Phila., 1896.
- Charity and Forgiveness, Tract Assoc. of Friends, Phila., No. 55.
- The Christian Message for the Twentieth Century, by Dr. George A. Barton, reprint from The Friends Quarterly Examiner, West, Newman and Co., London; Sessions, York, n.d.
- Christianity As Friends See It, by Edward B. Rawson, no publisher, n.d.
- A Danger Signal. Pub. by the Committee on Philanthropic Labor of Balt. Yearly Meeting, prtr. Mallalieu, written by Willis Mills, M.D.
- Divine Preservation At Sea, Tract Assoc. of Friends, Phila., No. 92.
- Friends' Almanac, 1904, Friends Book Assoc. (H).
- Several issues of The Friends Intelligencer, Historic Sites in the Society of Friends, by Henry W. Wilbur, Friends' General Conference Advancement Committee.
- The Home As a Social Factor, Balt. Yearly Meeting Committee on Philanthropic Labor, 1902.
- Kimberton Boarding School bulletin for Winter Term, 1838, 1839. Phila., Richards prtr.
- The Messenger of Peace, May 1921, pub. by Peace Assoc. of Friends in America, Richmond. Vol. 46, No.5.
- The Messenger of Peace, Supplement 1, Sept. 1915, "Friends and the Morality of War", by Isaac Sharpless, pub. by Peace Assoc. of Friends in America, Richmond. Vol. 40, No. 6, New Series Vol. 16, No. 6.
- The Messenger of Peace Supplement, Vol. 40, No. 9, New Series, Vol. 16, No. 9, Dec. 1915, "Jesus and Militarism," by Elbert Russell.
- The Minister and the Peace Question, by C.F. Hersey, Peace Assoc. of Friends in America, Nicholson Press, 1911.
- The New Birth, sermon by Wm. Dewsbury, 1866, Phila., Stuckey.
- Peace Man of War Man, by Will Price, 1915, Phila. Yearly Meeting Peace Section, Committee on Philanthropic Labor.
- The Prodigal, Tract Assoc. of Friends, Phila., No. 129.
- Quaker, Fortnightly, and Supplements
- The Quaker Challenge to a World of Force, by Elbert Russell, American Friends Literature Council, Phila., 1921.
- Quakerism Faces the Future, by Jane P. Rushmore, Friends General Conference, Phila, n.d.
- Religious Views of the Society of Friends, paper for World's Congress of Religions, Chicago 9-19-1893; Phila., Ferris.
- A Short Account of The Religious Society of Friends..., by Anthony Benezet, 1814, Kimber and Conrad, Phila.
- Sketch of "Old Town Meeting House, Baltimore 1881, Balt., prtr Woods.
- The Spiritual Danger to the United States from the War in Europe, 1915, Peace Assoc. of Friends
- Joseph Sturge, No. 12 in series Friends Ancient and Modern, Friends Tract Assoc., London, 1909.
- Swarthmore Idylls, by John Russell Hayes, Rogers Press, Wilmington, Del., 1899.
- The Upbuilding of a Religious Society, by Dr. O. Edward Janney. Public Worship, 1922.
- The Doctrine of Baptisms..., by Wm. Dell, Phila., 1837
- Epistles addressed by other Yearly Meetings to the Yearly Meeting of Baltimore, 1848: N.Y., 5th mo 29; Phila., 5th mo 15-19; Ind., 25-29 of 9th mo; Ohio, 28th of 8th to 1st of 9th.
- Epistle, "Christendom for a Warless World," To the Churches of Christ in All Countries, An Appeal from the Phila. Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), 3rd mo 31, 1922.
- George School broadside, 1943
The following reference clippings, originally part of the collection, have been removed and recatalogued:
- Misc.: obituaries, citation, etc.
- Bayard Taylor
- West Chester and vicinity
- Winchester and vicinity
- Society of Friends -- Hicksite Separation
- Quakers -- Virginia
- Quakers -- Virginia -- Diaries
- Quakers -- Social life and customs
- Virginia -- Frederick 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
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Pages of family records: mainly Walker, Lupton, and Jackson families.Physical Description
Includes record of payments of Land Tax, 1823-1830
Included in album "Mary Lupton, poetry book, 1856," which reused an older bound volume of transcribed poetry and drawings. (Custom box)
Includes iron orders; list of notes held; receipts; etc.
Includes experiments in paper-making, by Jos. and Joel Lupton.
Includes constitution (with attendance 1915, 1916) and executive reports, 1909-1916.
Mounted on painted glass, included in Mary W. Lupton poetry album/journal (Series 1). Transferred to cased pictures.
Meeting House and school room combined; exterior and interior.Physical Description
House built in 1895. Also includes 1951 view.Physical Description
Jonah H. Lupton, clerk for the day.
Includes article from Saturday Evening Post 12-6-1930.
Reprint from The Christian Register, Boston.
Monthly, pub. at The Spe SpirituaI Tract Repository, Boston, Vol. 11, No. 4, Whole No. 124.
New Series Vol. 3, No. 3; Whole No. 1, 625, New Series 77. See FHL period file.
Mainly by the Alpha Photo-Engraving Co.
Mainly to members of History Committee, requesting genealogical information.