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Stabler-Lea Family 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 Stabler and Lea families were Quakers of Sandy Spring, Maryland, and Alexandria, Virginia.

The collections contains chiefly correspondence of Mary Lea Stabler (1822-1888), with her mother, Elizabeth Ellicott Lea (1793-1858), her sister, Martha Lea (1819-1900), her brother, James Lea (1816-1857), and Martha Ellicott Tyson (1795-1873).

The collection is divided into two series:

  1. Correspondence
  2. Memorabilia

Donor: Isabel Stabler Moore, 1969-1971

The collection was given.

Formerly known as Stabler-Moore Family Papers.

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Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

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Collection Inventory

Principally family correspondence.
Box 1
Scope and Contents

Correspondents include Elizabeth E. Lea, her daughter Mary (Lea) Stabler, and Mary's husband, Henry Stabler. Elizabeth Lea lived near Sandy Spring, Montgomery County, Maryland, and the Stablers lived in Alexandria, Virginia, though by the 1860's the Stablers had moved to Brighton, Montgomery County, Maryland, near Sandy Spring.

Martha Ellicott Tyson to niece Mary Lea Stabler, 1865-1872.
Box 1
Scope and Contents

There are also a few letters addressed to Rebecca Russell on the occasion of her 100th birthday, 12mo 24 1886.

Physical Description

8 letters

Drawing of a man in uniform.
Box 1
Receipt, $5.00 from Elizabeth E. Lea to George L. Stabler in payment for two pigs., 1853.
Box 1
"Lines Addressed to Oliver Matthews of Baltimore County, In the 102nd year of his age" by R.H. Townsend, 1888, 2nd Month 21st.
Box 1
Scope and Contents

Copied by his sister Hadassah J. Moore.

See also ancestral chart at front of box.

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