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Parvin Family Genealogical Papers


Held at: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College [Contact Us]500 College Avenue, Swarthmore, Pennsylvania 19081

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Overview and metadata sections

The Parvin family was a Quaker family of Berks County, Pennsylvania

The collection contains papers of the Parvin and allied Brinton, Kirk, Smith, and Starr families, including list of burials in relocated Friends burying grounds of Exeter Monthly Meeting, and account of families affiliated with Maiden Creek Meeting.

Donor: Pearl D. Parvin, 1958

Donor: Wayne E. Homan, 1974

Donor: Ellen S. Brinton, 1940

Processed by FHL staff in 1958. At that time, the Maiden Creek material by Caroline B. Kirk was combined with the papers given by Pearl D. Parvin. In 1974, Homan gift was added to the collection.

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Collection Inventory

Genealogy manuscript: Correspondence and rough notes; Parvin, Starr, Wright, Willits, Pearson, Lightfoot, Wily, Davies.
Box 1 Folder 1
Exeter Monthly Meeting burials: Alphabetical list of burials in relocated burial ground of Exeter Monthly Meeting.
Box 1 Folder 2
Kirk family: Genealogical notes.
Box 1 Folder 3
Maiden Creek Meeting: "Glimpses of Maiden Creek," by Caroline B. Kirk and typescript and old photocopy of portions; news clipping of burials in graveyard; magazine article "An Indian Massacre in 1763," by John E. Eshelman; handwritten descriptions of family farms; photographs of Maiden Creek meeting, school, bridge.
Box 1 Folder 4
Parvin family: Genealogy notes.
Box 1 Folder 5
Parvin family: Genealogy notes.
Box 1 Folder 6
Starr family: Genealogy notes and A. Pearson, family notes.
Box 1 Folder 7

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