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Morgan Bunting Genealogical Research Papers

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

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Morgan Bunting (1863-1929) was a member of Darby Monthly Meeting, Darby, Pa., and descendent of Samuel Bunting, Sr. (1692-1759) who emigrated from England in the early eighteenth century. Morgan was the son of Joseph and Emma (Cadwallader) Bunting and received his education at the Friends School in Darby and graduated from Friends Central School in Philadelphia in 1880. His family had deep roots in Darby Monthly Meeting, but he was not a birthright member. In 1889, he became a member of the Society of Friends on his own request and was active in many of the Society's activities, including serving as Clerk of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting (Hicksite). An architect by occupation, Bunting designed a number of structures for Swarthmore College as well as the design for the Buck Hill Falls Inn in the Poconos. Although he worked a general practice, many of his clients were fellow Quakers and Quaker institutions. In addition, he had a great interest in Darby history and genealogy. In 1891, he became a member of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania and the Genealogical Society of Philadelphia. Much of his life after this point was spent conducting research on the history of the Bunting family and related families in the Darby area. He routinely responded to many research requests of various Darby families, and his correspondence and research is included in this collection. In 1906 he married Anna Miller Bunting (1859-1945) who was a distant cousin.

This collection includes mostly genealogical materials of Morgan Bunting from the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Most prominent are correspondence and genealogical papers concerning various Quaker families of Darby, Pennsylvania, including the Sellers, Cadwallader, Bartram, and Coleman families. There are also some original papers concerning the Bunting family, including deeds, wills, an acknowledgment of Samuel Bunting to the Darby Monthly Meeting (1755), and a letter from William Poole to Edward Garrigues and wife.

Organized into four series:

  1. Bunting Family Papers
  2. Writings
  3. Genealogical Research
  4. Miscellaneous

Purchase, 2005 (Accession number: 2005-004)

Photographs were added to FHL Picture Collection, Individual Portraits.

This collection also includes photographs.

Publisher
Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College
Finding Aid Author
FHL staff
Finding Aid Date
2007
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/.

Collection Inventory

Samuel Bunting Acknowledgement to Darby MM, receipt, 1775.
Box 1
Physical Description

1 folder

Letter, William Poole to Edward Garrigues and wife, 1825.
Box 1
Physical Description

1 folder

Bunting Family Deeds, Genealogical Material, Correspondence, 1832-1908.
Box 1
Physical Description

1 folder

Morgan Bunting -- Royal Descent, n.d.
Box 1
Physical Description

1 folder

John Bunting (?) Journal Fragment, 1795.
Box 1
Physical Description

1 folder

Joseph Morgan Property Map, 1710.
Box 1
Physical Description

1 folder

Joseph Morgan's Will (transcription), n.d.
Box 1
Physical Description

1 folder

Bunting Appearances in Monyash, Matlock, Ashland MM, 1672-1690 (transcription), n.d.
Box 1
Physical Description

1 folder

Names of Early Settlers of Darby Township, 1900.
Box 1
Scope and Contents

Reprint from Pennsylvania Magazine of History and biography.

Physical Description

1 folder

Old and New Style of Computing Time, n.d.
Box 1
Scope and Contents

AMs

Physical Description

1 folder

Genealogy of Bunting Family of Darby, PA, n.d.
Box 1
Scope and Contents

Typed Ms.

Physical Description

1 folder

The Darby Buntings, n.d.
Box 1
Scope and Contents

Typed Ms., probably talk given to Sellers Family Association.

Physical Description

1 folder

Morgan Bunting's Genealogical/Historical Societies Certificates, 1891-1892.
Box 1
Physical Description

1 folder

Correspondence Received Re: Genealogical Research, 1891-1925, n.d.
Box 1
Physical Description

1 folder

Blunston Family Correspondence and Genealogical Papers, 1891-1898, n.d.
Box 1
Scope and Contents

Including will of J. Michael Blunston.

Physical Description

1 folder

Bartram Family Correspondence and Genealogical Papers (including will of Benjamin Bartram), 1826-1910, n.d.
Box 1
Physical Description

1 folder

Coleman Family Correspondence and Genealogical Papers, n.d.
Box 1
Physical Description

1 folder

Sellers Family Genealogical Papers, n.d.
Box 1
Physical Description

1 folder

Cadwallader Family Genealogical Papers, n.d.
Box 1
Physical Description

1 folder

Cadwallader/Comley Family Correspondence and Genealogical Papers, 1847-1897, n.d.
Box 1
Physical Description

1 folder

Cadwallader/Sellers Family Gatherings Publications, 1909-1924.
Box 1
Physical Description

1 folder

Hallowell Family Genealogical Papers, n.d.
Box 1
Physical Description

1 folder

Satcher/Stacey Family Genealogical Papers, 1892, n.d.
Box 1
Physical Description

1 folder

Kirkbride Family Correspondence and Genealogical Papers, 1892.
Box 1
Physical Description

1 folder

Lewis Family Genealogical Papers, n.d.
Box 1
Physical Description

1 folder

Taylor Family Correspondence and Genealogical Papers, 1892.
Box 1
Physical Description

1 folder

Morgan/Evans Family Genealogical Papers, n.d.
Box 1
Physical Description

1 folder

Miscellaneous Genealogical Papers/Family Trees (Darby MM), n.d.
Box 1
Physical Description

1 folder

Buck Hill Falls Inn brochure, letter, 1902, n.d.
Box 2
Physical Description

1 folder

Darby History Fragments, n.d.
Box 2
Physical Description

1 folder

Darby Friends School and Burial Ground published materials, 1892,1905.
Box 2
Physical Description

1 folder

Extracts of Minutes from Darby MM, n.d.
Box 2
Physical Description

1 folder

Miscellaneous Name Lists, n.d.
Box 2
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1 folder

Miscellaneous Genealogical Fragments, n.d.
Box 2
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1 folder

Bonds/Warrants/Mortgages to Delaware County Improvement Building, 1850s.
Box 2
Physical Description

1 folder

Pennsylvania Charter (facsimiles), 1925.
Box 2
Physical Description

1 folder

William Cooper booklet titled Notes on the Ancestry of Anne Clarke who married John Cooper, 1910.
Box 2
Physical Description

1 folder

Miscellaneous Newspaper Clippings, mostly concerning Darby, Pa., 1893-1938.
Box 2
Physical Description

1 folder

US Military Leaders publication (incomplete), n.d.
Box 2
Physical Description

1 folder

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