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Overview and metadata sections
The Walkers, Conard, and Cowgills were Quaker families of Frederick County, Virginia, and Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.
The collections contains papers of the Walker and allied Coates, Cowgill, and Conard families, including general correspondence (1792-1912), Civil War correspondence and diaries (1893-1900) of Union soldier Edward B. Conard (ca. 1844-1917), diaries (1896-1898) of Jacob Walker, ledger (1847-1887) of David Walker (1818-1889), journals, financial and legal papers, genealogical material, and memorabilia. Correspondents include Eliza Coates Cowgill (ca. 1790-ca. 1871) and Eliza C. Conard Walker, both of Montgomery County.
The collection is divided into four series:
- Biographical and genealogical material
- Correspondence (includes special categories of correspondence)
- Business, financial, and legal papers
Donor: E. Virginia Walker, 1966
The collection was given by a descendent of the families.
Previously cited as Walker Family Papers.
- Quakers -- Pennsylvania
- Quakers -- Virginia
- Quakers -- Social life and customs
- Quakers -- 19th century -- Diaries
- Quaker women -- Pennsylvania
- Virginia -- History -- Sources
- Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College
- Finding Aid Author
- FHL staff
- Finding Aid Date
- Access Restrictions
Collection is open for research
- Use Restrictions
Friends Historical Library believes all of the items in this collection to be in the Public Domain in the United States, and is not aware of any restrictions on their use. However, the user is responsible for making a final determination of copyright status before reproducing. See http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/NoC-US/1.0/.
1 small sheet
Includes genealogical material, both entered in book and on loose sheets.Physical Description
Correspondence is organized by primary receipient.
These were kept in a bag made from a flag.
Includes photostats of 2 clippings concerning the Civil War, written by Edward B. Conard.
From Ebenezer and Jane M. Dickey to Helen Miller; Margaret Miller et al to Helen Miller; Ebenezer Dickey for his son's legacy, to Helen Miller.
Contains a quit rent receipt.