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Emma Worrell Family Papers


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

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in their reading room, and not digitally available through the web.

Overview and metadata sections

Emma Worrell (1834-1930) was a Quaker teacher from Wilmington, Delaware, active in Wilmington women's club activities.

The collection contains some genealogical correspondence about the Worrell, Lamborn and Bringhurst families of Chester County, Pennsylvania, and Wilmington, Delaware, and family memorabilia and scrapbooks. Also included is an imaginary diary of a trip to California, 1869, by Emma Worrell for the Friends Lyceum and a testimonial book presented to her by the New Century Club, Wilmington, in 1927.

The collection is divided into three series:

  1. Diaries
  2. Genealogical Papers
  3. Family Memorabilia

Accession information:

Donor: Emma Worrell, 1930

The collection was given by Emma Worrell.

Sorted and inventoried by FHL staff. Transferred to RG 5 in 1988. New finding aid created in 11/2001. Formerly known as Worrell Manuscripts.

The following pictures were removed from the collection and added to the FHL general picture collection:

  1. Ruth (Lamborn) Hambleton
  2. Elia Hambleton
  3. Wilmington (?) Friends School

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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

Collection Inventory

[imaginary] trip to California, by Emma Worrell, 1869.
Box 1
Extracts from J. Bringhurst's diary re: slavery, 1819.
Box 1
Extracts form Deborah Bringhurst's diaries, 1821, 1822.
Box 1
Extracts from Genealogy of the Lamborn family.
Box 1

Letters, clippings, etc.
Box 1
Scope and Contents

concerning Clarkson, Coates, Lamborn, Richardson, Tatnall, and Worrell families

Clippings on Myra Clark Gaines.
Box 1
Scrapbook of clippings concerning Wilmington, DE.
Box 1
Testimonial book presented to Emma Worrell, 1927.
Box 1
Scope and Contents

from the New Century Club, Wilmington, DE

T. Clarkson Taylor testimony and related materials by Jos. M. Truman, Jr., and Emma Worrell, 1871.
Box 1
Wilmington First Day School Papers, 1897-1898.
Box 1

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