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Darlington Family 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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The Darlingtons were a Quaker family of Pennsylvania and New Jersey with strong ties to Swarthmore College. Charles J. Darlington (1894-1966) was the son of Jared Darlington and Marian Shortlidge Darlington. Jared Darlington (1864-1929) operated a well-known creamery with his brothers in Delaware County, and the Shortlidges operated the Maplewood School in Concord, Delaware Co.

Charles Darlington was born on the family dairy farm and graduated from Swarthmore College in 1915, earning a Master's degree in Chemistry in 1916. He was a long-time executive at the Dupont Company in Deepwater, N.J. In 1918, he married a fellow graduate of Swarthmore College, Marie Sanford Bender. After her death in 1929, he married secondly Eleanor Collins of Purchase Monthly Meeting in 1932. Both the Darlingtons were deeply involved with Quaker activities and dedicated to social service through a variety of organizations. Four of his children attended Swarthmore College, and his daughter, Esther Collins Darlington continued his interest in family and local history and working with Quaker organizations.

This collection contains the papers of the Darlington family of Delaware County, Pa., and Woodstown, NJ. Quakers with strong ties to Swarthmore College, the family was involved in education, social and peace concerns, and businesses in the Philadelphia area. Charles J. Darlington (1894-1966) served as Clerk of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends during the reunification of the two Philadelphia Yearly Meetings. The collection includes family correspondence relating to the Darlington, Shortlidge, Gause, and Palmer families as well as genealogical research and 20th century Quaker activities.

The papers were separated into three series:

  1. Series 1: Charles Darlington Family: Includes Eleanor Collins Darlington
  2. Series 2: Darlington Family: Includes Palmer, Gause, Shortlidge
  3. Series 3: Esther Collins Darlington

Gift of Amy Rosenberg and Eleanor Rosenberg

Accession: FHL 2014.032, 2015.013, 2015.033, 2016.012, 2017.033, 2018.013, 2020.004, 2021.022.

Gift of Esther Collins Darlington

Accession: FHL 1997.016

The papers were delivered in various housings and intermixed groups. They were sorted into categories by staff. The papers of Charles J. Darlington, RG5/230, received earlier from his daughter, Esther Collins Darlington, were integrated with additional papers received from his granddaughters.

General genealogical and local history research by Esther Darlington were added to FHL reference files. Quaker meeting printed brochures collected by Esther Darlington added to PG 1, Quaker Meetings reference.

Books added to FHL stacks or duplicate books, 2016.

Photographs of Charles and Marie Darlington, Catharine Bender Darlington, print of Harned Cottage, group photographs of Darlington Reunion (1946) and Bryn Mawr College class of 1920 added to PA 81, Darlington family photographs.

Photo album of 1953 Workcamp in Bad Godesberg, Germany, transferred to PA 81. Photographs not labeled. Loose scrapbook pages and tourist memorabilia of 1953 workcamp/1954 Berlin studies added to PA 81.

Esther Darlington's scrapbook of clippings concerning 1969 College sit-in transferred to College Scrapbooks with note in Ref. file.

Sarah Willets journal, 1853-1854, transferred to MSS 003/Journal. Sarah Willets, who married Richard Smith Collins, was the great-grandmother of Esther Collins Darlington.

Publisher
Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College
Finding Aid Author
Susanna Morikawa
Finding Aid Date
2015
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Collection Inventory

Scope and Contents

Charles Darlington was born in 1894 on a dairy farm in Delaware County, Pennsylvania, to a family with deep Quaker roots. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Swarthmore College in 1915 with a B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering and in 1916 with a Master's degree in Chemistry. In 1918 he married Marie Safford Bender, Swarthmore College, Class of 1914. After her graduation she worked at the Sproul Observatory as an assistant to Professor John A. Miller and continued her education at the University of Chicago. She and Charles Darlington had three children: C. LeRoy, Robert P., and Catharine Bender Darlington. The sons both attended Swarthmore College. Catharine died at the age of 11 months, and Marie died May 12, 1929, after a short illness, two years after the death of their daughter.

In 1932 Charles married Eleanor Collins, a daughter of Benjamin and Esther C. Collins. Charles and Eleanor had three children: Jared, Esther C., and Richard B. Darlington. Jared, Esther, and Richard also graduated from Swarthmore College. Charles and Eleanor lived in Woodstown, NJ, and were active members of Woodstown Monthly Meeting. Charles worked for the Dupont Corporation for 43 years and retired in 1959 after having been Superintendent of the Semi-Works at the Chamber Works in Deepwater, New Jersey. In the early 1960s, he began to write his memoirs and researched family history, an interest he shared with his daughter Esther. Charles died on February 21, 1966.

Eleanor Collins Darlington graduated from Bryn Mawr College and worked with Quaker relief organizations in the 1920s and 1930s. She was an active Quaker, and her husband credited her with his becomeing more active in the Society of Friends. In 1974 in declining health, she moved to live with her daughter and family in Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, where she died on August 5, 1982. Both Charles and Eleanor Darlington were deeply involved with Quaker activities and dedicated to social service through a variety of organizations. Eleanor served on multiple Philadelphia Yearly Meeting Committees and the AFSC materials relief committee. Charles served as National Chairman of the Friends Committee on National Legislation and was a member of the Board of the American Friends Service Committee, serving on a number of its committees including Peace Education, Finance, and Community Relations. From 1955 to 1960 he was Presiding Clerk of the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting, serving at the time of the merger of the two branches in 1955. For fifteen years, he served the chairman of its Committee on Education. He was also a Director of Farmers and World Affairs and served as President of the Friends Social Union.

Archival Resource Key. Charles Darlington, Class of 1915, Swarthmore College, 1911-1917.
Box 1
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Acceptance for Charles Darlington, fellowships, election to Sigma Xi and Phi Beta Kappa, grades

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Gilbert Alleman, 1913-1918.
Box 1
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Chemistry professor at Swarthmore College who employed Charles. Concerns chemically treating railroad timbers

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Marie Bender, Swarthmore College, Class of 1914, and miscellaneous, 1906-1918.
Box 1
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ALS concerns a room to rent in Swarthmore. Also, photographs of the mathematics and astronomy students at the College. Newspaper clipping, [Philadelphia] Evening Bulletin, Sept. 16, 1916, "Pretty Girl is Star-Gazer at Swarthmore," – "Winsome Young Lady Astronomer." Ms essay by Marie. Report cards from Manual Training and High School, Camden, New Jersey, 1906-1908.

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Jared Darlington to son Charles, 1915.
Box 1
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ALS to his son on his 21st birthday

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Correspondence concerning draft, 1917-1918.
Box 1
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Including form letters from President Joseph Swain concerning Student Army Training Corps

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. General correspondence to Charles, 1917-1929.
Box 1
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ALsS from family and other which reflect his range of interest; 1919 from Clerk of Chester Monthly Meeting (Pa) confirming Charles' membership after his marriage on 11 mo. 30, 1918.

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Marie Darlington to Caroline Darlington, 1922-1923.
Box 1
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Caroline is a student at Swarthmore College, Marie living in Wilmington, Del.

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Letters to Marie Darlington, 1920-1929.
Box 1
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Includes her mother-in-law, sister Helen Bender, and friends; Marian Schofield; Avalon (NJ) postcards, Marie's 1923 Christmas card list.

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Postcards from Charles, Marie, and Caroline Darlington to his parents, 1923.
Box 1
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Trip to Canada. Also collected blank postcards.

Archival Resource Key. J. Chauncey Shortlidge and Helen Wood Shortlidge letters, 1922-1935.
Box 1
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Shortlidge was Charles' uncle, a graduate of Swarthmore College, and principal of Maplewood School for Boys, West Chester, PA

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. J. Chauncey Shortlidge and Helen Wood Shortlidge letters, 1937-1941.
Box 1
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Shortlidge was Charles' uncle, a graduate of Swarthmore College, and principal of Maplewood School for Boys, West Chester, PA

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Canton Hospital, 1921, 1925.
Box 1
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Newsletter, form thank you and solicitation for the Darlingtons' support

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Charles to Marie Bender Darlington, 1927-1928.
Box 1
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ALsS to Marie while she summers in Piermont, NJ (now part of Avalon)

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. General family letters received, 1928-1935.
Box 1
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Includes congratulations on birth of son Jared in 1933

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Condolences and congratulations, 1931-1932.
Box 56
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Condolences upon death of wife, Marie, who died 5 mo. 12, 1929. Congratulations on engagement of Charles J. Darlington and Eleanor Collins. Tags for wedding gifts with notes.

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Bender and Darlington collected postcards .
Box 56
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Collected by Marie Darlington, her sister Helen Bender, and Charles Darlington

Archival Resource Key. Anna P. K. Stapler letters, 1930-1931.
Box 1
Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Caroline S. Darlington letters, 1930-1935.
Box 1
Scope and Contents

Sister of Charles Darlington.

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Doris and Roman Coggeshall letters, 1931-1932.
Box 1
Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Jane Henry letters, 1931-1932.
Box 1
Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Alice B. Johnson letters, 1931-1935.
Box 2
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First cousin, lived in Media, PA

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Childhood letters received by Eleanor Collins, 1909.
Box 2
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Gertrude L. Backus to Eleanor and her brother Ben

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Letters received by Eleanor Collins Darlington, 1919-1923.
Box 2
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Condolences on death of her father, Benjamin Collins, and personal correspondence

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Eleanor Collins: Letters to her mother and aunt from Europe, 1929.
Box 49
Archival Resource Key. Eleanor Collins: Snapshots from her European trip, 1929.
Box 49
Archival Resource Key. Eleanor Collins: Collected receipts, largely concerning Wesley, 1932.
Box 49
Archival Resource Key. Eleanor Collins to Charles Darlington, 1930.
Box 49
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He had invited her to a house party

Archival Resource Key. Susan T. Carswell to Charles Darlington, 1930-1931.
Box 49
Archival Resource Key. Eleanor Collins: Letters received, 1930-1931.
Box 49
Archival Resource Key. Eleanor Collins: Letters to Charles Darlington, 1931.
Box 49
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The letters described her visit to poverty stricken areas of West Virginia in summer 1931. She was busy with work in Wilmington.

Archival Resource Key. Charles Darlington to Eleanor and related correspondence concerning courtship, Early 1932.
Scope and Contents

Charles proposed to Eleanor, but he tried not to push her too quickly; she corresponded with aunt and mother for advice.

Archival Resource Key. Charles to Eleanor, Spring 1932.
Box 49
Archival Resource Key. Charlie and Eleanor engagement, 1932, Jan. to March.
Box 49
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Primarily letters from Charles and also congratulations. Includes a note from Eleanor dated Jan. 31 to Charlie that she no longer had doubts. Engagement announced in February, and Eleanor resigned from Wesley Community Center.

Archival Resource Key. Eleanor letters to Charles, 1932, April to June.
Box 49
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Eleanor lived in Wilmington, Delaware, and worked at Wesley House. She wrote about boys vandalizing building. In April the Missionary Society decided to close Wesley House due to lack of funds, and the building was sold. Eleanor wrote almost daily when they were apart.

Archival Resource Key. Eleanor letters to Charles, 1932-06.
Box 49
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Eleanor wss in New York and Charlie in Woodstown, the month before their marriage, almost daily letters. They were married June 25, 1932.

Archival Resource Key. Correspondence concerning marriage, 1932.
Box 50
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Reactions, including from Charles's son Bobby. Robert P. (Bobby) and Jared Darlington, sons of his first marriage with Marie Bender Darlington, lived with Marie's family in Camden, New Jersey, with visits to their father.

Archival Resource Key. Letters to Eleanor from Charles, 1932.
Box 50
Archival Resource Key. Eleanor Darlington letters received, 1932.
Box 50
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Includes a letter from Wilmington Monthly in reply to her query if she could maintain a dual membership with Woodstown.

Archival Resource Key. Eleanor Darlington letters received, 1933.
Box 50
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Congratulations on birth of their son Jared. Invitations to serve on the Philadelephia Yearly Meeting Race Relations Committee

Archival Resource Key. Eleanor letters to Charles, 1933.
Box 50
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Eleanor was busy with her newborn son, Jared, who was born in October.

Archival Resource Key. Eleanor letters to Charles, 1934.
Box 50
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Eleanor was in Williamstown, Massachusetts. where her mother was hospitalized

Archival Resource Key. Eleanor from Charles, 1934.
Box 50
Archival Resource Key. Eleanor received, most from her mother, 1934.
Box 50
Archival Resource Key. Eleanor received, 1934.
Box 50
Archival Resource Key. Eleanor received, 1935.
Box 51
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Interest in Philadelphia Yearly Meeting Race Committee

Archival Resource Key. Eleanor received, 1936.
Box 51
Archival Resource Key. Family and friends to Eleanor, 1936-1937.
Box 51
Archival Resource Key. Family and friends to Eleanor, 1937-1939.
Box 51
Archival Resource Key. Charles to Eleanor, 1937.
Box 51
Archival Resource Key. To Eleanor from her mother, 1938.
Box 51
Archival Resource Key. Family and friends to Eleanor, 1938-1939.
Box 51
Archival Resource Key. Charles to Eleanor, 1938.
Box 51
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Eleanor vacationing in Avalon, New Jersey

Archival Resource Key. Eleanor to Charles, 1938.
Box 51
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Most sent from Avalon where Eleanor summered with their three younger children. Her Sept. 4 letter to Charles who wss attending Friends World Conference in Swarthmore

Archival Resource Key. Eleanor from Aunt Hannah Isham, 1939.
Box 52
Archival Resource Key. Eleanor from her mother, 1939.
Box 52
Archival Resource Key. Eleanor received , 1939.
Box 52
Archival Resource Key. Daniel Oliver to Charles and Eleanor Darlington , 1940-02-09.
Box 52
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Personal letter which reporte shortages but not directly affected by war to date.

Archival Resource Key. Eleanor letters to Charles, 1940.
Box 52
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Most from Eleanor and children from Jersey shore, Charles was at home in Woodstown.

Archival Resource Key. Eleanor received, 1940.
Box 52
Archival Resource Key. Eleanor letters to Charlie, 1941.
Box 52
Archival Resource Key. Eleanor received , 1941.
Box 52
Archival Resource Key. Eleanor received, folder 1, 1941-1944.
Box 52
Archival Resource Key. Eleanor received, folder 2, 1941-1944.
Box 53
Archival Resource Key. Eleanor received , 1942.
Box 53
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From Charles and concerning her mother's death

Archival Resource Key. Eleanor received , 1942.
Box 53
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Includes a letter from Marion concerning death of Eleanor's mother. She wrote that she is working in Washington, D.C, on a program on redistributing population, affiliated with Penn's Wharton School

Archival Resource Key. Eleanor received folder 1, 1943.
Box 53
Archival Resource Key. Eleanor received folder 2, 1943.
Box 53
Archival Resource Key. Eleanor received , 1944.
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Archival Resource Key. Eleanor received , 1945.
Box 54
Archival Resource Key. Eleanor letters to Charles, 1945-1948.
Box 54
Scope and Contents

Eleanor suffered from exhaustion in 1946

Archival Resource Key. Richard Darlington, Munich, Germany, to parents, 1945-05-23.
Box 54
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Dick was touring post-war France and Germany. Letter includes his reaction to visiting to Dachau

Archival Resource Key. Eleanor and Charles from European relief recipients, circa 1946-1950.
Box 54
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Thank you letters from recipients in Germany, Netherlands

Archival Resource Key. Envelopes from European relief recipients with CARE information.
Box 54
Archival Resource Key. Eleanor received , 1947-1956.
Box 54
Archival Resource Key. Eleanor and Charles received , 1950-1954.
Box 54
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Charles wrote from England in 1952 where he was attending Friends World Conference.

Archival Resource Key. Eleanor and Charlie correspondence received, ca. 1956-1969.
Box 54
Archival Resource Key. Eleanor and Charles thank you letters received, 1956.
Box 55
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They hosted foreign visitors in their Woodstown home

Archival Resource Key. Charles received, Quaker related correspondence, 1955.
Box 55
Archival Resource Key. Letters received from sons, 1963-1965.
Box 55
Archival Resource Key. Responses to Charles Darlington's fundraising for Swarthmore College, etc., ca. 1940-1956.
Box 55
Scope and Contents

Of interest, R.B. Landis wrote from Hong Kong (1940) as it was being evacuated. 1955 letter from Phi Delta Theta concerning "selective clause" policy

Archival Resource Key. Thank you notes to Charles for his funeral remarks, 1957-1959.
Box 55
Archival Resource Key. Charles and Eleanor Darlington Christmas letter, 1965.
Box 55
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Charles Darlington died shortly after, on February 21, 1966

Archival Resource Key. Correspondence from Eleanor's sister Emma Whipple, 1948-1949, undated.
Box 55
Archival Resource Key. Correspondence from sister Emma Whipple, 1950.
Box 55
Archival Resource Key. Correspondence from sister Emma Whipple, 1951.
Box 55
Archival Resource Key. Correspondence from Eleanor's brother, Benjamin Collins, 1948-1950.
Box 55
Archival Resource Key. Correspondence from Eleanor's brother Edward Collins family, 1941, 1948-1951.
Box 55
Archival Resource Key. Correspondence from Eleanor's sister Louise and husband Pen Davis , ca. 1946-1951.
Box 55
Scope and Contents

Eleanor's sister, Sarah Louise Collins (1894-1976), married N. Pen Davis in 1919. Nathaniel Penistone Davis (May 1, 1895 – September 12, 1973) was a career diplomat, serving as Ambassador to Costa Rica, 1947-1949; Minister to Hungary, 1949-1951. He spent more than 32 years in the Foreign Service and was named chief of the Division of Foreign Service Personnel in 1945. He also served in Berlin, London and Pernambuco, Brazil.

Archival Resource Key. Jared Darlington to parents, 1954.
Box 55
Scope and Contents

Jared Lloyd Darlington (1933-2019) was the eldest of Charles and Eleanor's three children and a student at Swarthmore College

Archival Resource Key. Jared Darlington to parents, 1956, 1968.
Box 55
Archival Resource Key. Alice and Harry Johnson to Eleanor and Charles, 1957-1965.
Box 55
Archival Resource Key. Edward and Lena Darlington letters, 1932-1935.
Box 2
Scope and Contents

Edward is an uncle, lived in Chadds Ford, PA

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Horace Tatuall letters, 1932-1934.
Box 2
Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Curtin letters, 1932-1933.
Box 2
Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Jared Darlington letters, 1932-1934.
Box 2
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Student at Penn State, concerning payment of loans

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Groff letters, 1932.
Box 2
Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Carswell letters, 1932-1934.
Box 2
Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Memorial remarks at funerals, 1933-1934.
Box 2
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Notes in response to Charles' memorial remarks at funerals

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Heyburn letters, 1934.
Box 2
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West End Recreation Center, Chester, Pa

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Chemical Engineers, 1935-1947.
Box 2
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Charles's professional

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Family and friends, 1936.
Box 2
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General correspondence, includes congratulations on birth of Esther, invitation to reunion at Friends Central School

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. General correspondence to Charles, 1937-1938.
Box 2
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Some concerning Meeting concerns

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. General correspondence to Charles, 1937-1938.
Box 2
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Some concerning Meeting concerns

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Charles B. Shortlidge, 1937-1946.
Box 2
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Uncle; Media, Pa., physician. He was the brother of Marion Darlington, Charles' mother

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Caroline Darlington, 1938-1949.
Box 2
Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Caroline Darlington, 1950-1954.
Box 2
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The sister of Charles Darlington, she suffered a paralyzing stroke in May 1950 and was unable to return to her apartment on Barrow St., NYC, or her employments as a social worker. Includes 2 ALsS from Esther Darlington from George School which her parents shared with her Aunt Caroline. Also arrangements for her care after her stroke.

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. General correspondence to Charles, 1940.
Box 2
Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. General correspondence to Charles, 1941.
Box 2
Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. General correspondence to Charles, 1942.
Box 2
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Includes correspondence by and concerning sons LeRoy and Robert, both students at Swarthmore College

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. General correspondence to Charles, 1943.
Box 3
Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. General correspondence to Charles, 1944.
Box 3
Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Eleanor, Quaker Relief: Germany, n.d.
Box 3
Scope and Contents

TLS from Elisabeth [Schmidt?] describing the project and assigning families to receive packages. ALS from Ille (?) Petersen, Quaker in Frankfurt, mentions Emil Fuchs, a member of Frankfurt Meeting, other related notes, etc.

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Eleanor, Quaker Relief: Germany, Berlin, 1954-1963.
Box 3
Scope and Contents

Wunderlich family

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Eleanor, Quaker Relief: Germany, Frankfurt, 1946-1951.
Box 3
Scope and Contents

Wunderlich family

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Eleanor, Quaker Relief: Germany, Geiselwind, 1946-1951.
Box 3
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Graf family, most letters in German.

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Eleanor, Quaker Relief: Germany and Netherlands, 1946-1948.
Box 3
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Packages to persons in Bamberg, Darmstadt, etc., in Germany and Amsterdam in Netherlands

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Eleanor, Quaker Relief: Holland relief: Bakker family, 1946-1951.
Box 3
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Bakker family of Hilversum. Early letters describe the post war hardships

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Eleanor, Quaker Relief: Holland Relief: Leeser family, 1940-1950.
Box 3
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Eerde-Omme, Holland

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Eleanor, Quaker Relief: Holland Relief: Eerde-Ommen, 1940-1948.
Box 3
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Includes newsletter from Quaker School Eerde-Ommen. January 1946 ALS from Quaker administering camp for collaborators, sent on school stationary. A concentration camp had operated in Ommen, opened in 1942. ALS from C. Mevins-van Goor former teacher at school before closed.

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Eleanor, Quaker Relief: Miscellaneous, 1942-1951.
Box 3
Scope and Contents

London, Japan, Italy, France

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Eleanor, Quaker Relief: Miscellaneous, 1950-1953.
Box 3
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Thank you letters from recipients

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Thank you letters to Eleanor Darlington, 1948-1952.
Box 3
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German and Dutch relief

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Maria Barton to Eleanor Darlington, 1945-1947.
Box 3
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"Aunt Minnie," Maria Willets Collins Barton, Mrs. Joshua Barton, Summit, NJ

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Maria Barton to Eleanor Darlington, 1948-1950.
Box 3
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"Aunt Minnie," Maria Willets Collins Barton, Mrs. Joshua Barton, Summit, NJ

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. General correspondence, 1945-1950.
Box 3
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Mostly letters from organizations, Quaker and George School. Some personal letters including TLS (Feb. 12, 1946) from son, Bob, concerning his accepting Cornell and making arrangements for his grandmother.

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Collins relations and others, to Eleanor Darlington, 1945-1949.
Box 3
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Including Uncle Stephen Collins, an attorney in NY, NY

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1 folder

Archival Resource Key. General correspondence to Charles, 1946-1947.
Box 3
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1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Christmas notes received, Christmas lists, 1947-1962.
Box 3
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Includes letter concerning death of Carrie Bailey Speakman of Coatesville, PA, a distant relation

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Dorothy Gates to Eleanor, 1950-1956.
Box 3
Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Christmas cards lists, 1950-1963.
Box 4
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1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Postcards to Eleanor, 1950-1961.
Box 4
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1 folder

Archival Resource Key. General correspondence, 1953-1954.
Box 4
Scope and Contents

Mostly mimeographed form letters, Quaker concerns etc. Included TLS from PYM nominating committee notice of his nomination to serve as Clerk of the Meeting

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. ALsS to Jared Darlington from parents and other family members, 1948-1955.
Box 4
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Includes detailed letter from his sister Esther regarding murder of Holmes Strozier at Swarthmore College.

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. From their children, 1949-1959.
Box 4
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Esther and Richard at Swarthmore College, Roy and his wife at workcamps and lived in Maine.

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. General correspondence, 1955-1957.
Box 4
Scope and Contents

Mostly concerning topics of interest, Yale University commencement 1957, Swarthmore College general letters

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Thank you letters for remarks at funerals, 1957-1961.
Box 4
Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Karl "Josh" Weintraub to Charles and Eleanor, 1957-1963.
Box 4
Scope and Contents

Karl Joachim "Jock" Weintraub (1924-2004), long-time professor at University of Chicago, beginning in 1954.

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. General correspondence, 1958-1960.
Box 4
Scope and Contents

Primarily correspondence from Quaker and other institutions, social concerns

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. General correspondence, ca. 1959-1970.
Box 4
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Informal, family and friends. Includes clipping on school of Jonathan Gause from Helen Shortlidge

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Christmas cards from Samuel C. Palmer, 1961, n.d.
Box 4
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Four pen and ink drawings of wild flowers, with watercolor wash

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1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Christmas cards from Samuel C. Palmer, 1961, n.d.
Box 4
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Four pen and ink drawings of wild flowers, with watercolor wash

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Concerning Cumberland Cemetery, 1961.
Box 4
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Typed carbon explaining their burial wishes to their children

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1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Christmas letters sent, 1961-1964.
Box 4
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In retirement, both Darlingtons devoted a large part of their time and energy to Quaker organizations

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1 folder

Archival Resource Key. General correspondence, 1964.
Box 4
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Includes greeting cards, notice of Swarthmore College Centennial and Quaker meeting events, wedding invitations

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. General correspondence, 1965.
Box 4
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Greeting cards, thank you notes, account of his two car accidents, wedding invitations

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. General correspondence, 1955-1957.
Box 4
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Mostly concerning topics of interest, Yale University commencement 1957, Swarthmore College general letters

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. General correspondence, 1966.
Box 4
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Greeting cards, thank you notes, TLS from J. Passmore Elkinton describing his own problems with driving in old age. Memorials for Miriam Davidson Wilson transferred to PG 7.

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Letters received by Eleanor Darlington, 1960s.
Box 4
Scope and Contents

Personal correspondence from family and friends

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Will of Charles Darlington, 1966.
Box 4
Scope and Contents

Probated

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Letters received by Eleanor Darlington, 1967-1972.
Box 5
Scope and Contents

Personal correspondence from family and friends.

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Letters received by Eleanor Darlington, 1968.
Box 5
Scope and Contents

Personal correspondence from family and friends, including Elisabeth Schmitt from Germany.

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Letters received by Eleanor Darlington, 1973.
Box 5
Scope and Contents

Most from family

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1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Letters received by Eleanor Darlington, 1970s.
Box 5
Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Selection of Christmas cards received by Charles and Eleanor, ca. 1950-1965.
Box 56
Scope and Contents

Cards include appreciations for receiving Darlington family updates and the Quaker calendar

Archival Resource Key. Christmas cards received by Caroline Darlington.
Box 56
Scope and Contents

Also to Mr. and Mrs. Jared Darlington

Archival Resource Key. Visiting cards and miscellaneous, ca. 1854-1900.
Box 56
Scope and Contents

Collected by Mary Fox Palmer Darlington, wife of Edward Darlington and grandmother of Charles Darlington who preserved them. Also her address book, circa 1854

Archival Resource Key. Charles Darlington student writings, 1904 and undated.
Box 5
Scope and Contents

Report card from Media Friends' Select School, 1904. Ms draft of story about a fourth Wise Man. Essay on History of the Class of 1911 at Friends Central, essay on African-American in his neighborhood, "Old Harrison"

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Marie Bender daybooks and wedding notebook, 1908-1909, 1914-1915, 1919.
Box 5
Scope and Contents

Daybooks have extended entries, wedding notebook contains lists, addresses

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Concerning death of daughter, Catherine Bender Darlington, 1926-1927.
Box 5
Scope and Contents

Birth certificate and Charles's account on her illness and death. She died April 1927.

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Charles Darlington on death of wife, Marie, 1929.
Box 5
Scope and Contents

Draft ms poem "To Marie," typed carbon to newspaper columnist concerning death of his wife. "In Memoriam" certificate.

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Eleanor"s daybooks, diary, gift cards for wedding gifts, 1927, 1929, 1933.
Box 5
Scope and Contents

Daybooks for 1927 and 1933 (dates with Charles); small journal of trip to Europe in 1929. Also her passport, issued 1929

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Charles Darlington essay on Gospel of St. John, book review for Woodstown Forum, 1934, 1938.
Box 5
Scope and Contents

Ms draft for radio talk.

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Charles Darlington, clippings on his talks, 1938, 1958.
Box 5
Scope and Contents

Including transcript for a religious broadcast on local radio

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Charles Darlington journal, 1946.
Box 5
Scope and Contents

Synopsis on first four months includes note that he purchased property in Wawa

Archival Resource Key. Charles Darlington journals, 1951-1966.
Box 5-7
Scope and Contents

Eleanor wrote the final entries in February 1966 after Charles died on Feb. 21.

Archival Resource Key. Eleanor Darlington journal, 1936.
Box 7
Archival Resource Key. Eleanor Darlington journals, 1964-1976.
Box 7-8
Archival Resource Key. Eleanor Darlington, thank you notes to God, 1971.
Box 8
Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Notes, prayers, n.d.
Box 8
Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Eleanor: Children's Ward, Salem Hospital, 1920-1930s.
Box 8
Scope and Contents

Notes during lectures, First Day School. Small notebooks with lists of items sent for German relief

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1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Eleanor: Teaching notes, 1920s.
Box 8
Scope and Contents

Before her marriage

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1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Eleanor: Teaching notes, etc., 1930s-1940s.
Box 8
Scope and Contents

Includes work with schools and African American community. Report of Wesley Center, Wilmington, 1932

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Eleanor: Miscellaneous notebooks, 1930s, etc.
Box 8
Scope and Contents

Notebooks with notes take at Conference Union Seminary, June 1930, Five Years Meeting, New York Yearly Meeting, Cape May

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Eleanor: Wesley Community Center, Wilmington, Delaware, 1925-1926.
Box 57
Scope and Contents

Report of Work of Eleanor Collins at Wesley Community Center: Typescript carbon reports. Eleanor began to work at the Community Center in September 1925. After visiting several kindergarten schools in the area, it was decided to use a free-play model.

Archival Resource Key. Eleanor: Report of Work at Wesley Center, Eleanor Collins, Headworker, 1932.
Box 57
Scope and Contents

Published pamplet, explains that the Community Center was the largest part of the Wilmington Conference City Missionary. Eleanor started to work there in 1925 and became the headworker/supervisor. Also clipping about Eleanor and photographs.

Archival Resource Key. Eleanor: Wesley Sunday Evening Discussion Group.
Box 57
Scope and Contents

Topics for discussion

Archival Resource Key. Eleanor: Wesley Community Center photographs, 1926-1932.
Box 57
Scope and Contents

With typed notes describing photographs, intended for a brochure?

Archival Resource Key. Eleanor: Wesley Community Center snapshots.
Box 57
Scope and Contents

School, activities and field trips

Archival Resource Key. Eleanor: Philadelphia Yearly Meeting committees and other Quaker activities, 1937s, n.d.
Box 9
Scope and Contents

Religious Education chair, report of the Children's Committee

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Eleanor: Party games, n.d.
Box 9
Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Eleanor: Worship, n.d.
Box 9
Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Charles: Friends World Conferences, 1937, 1952.
Box 9
Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Daniel and Emily Oliver Orphanage, Lebanon, 1950s.
Box 9
Scope and Contents

Solicitations and contributions to organization supported by the Darlingtons. Newsletters and other secondary materials transferred to FHL PG 6 Reference files

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Charles: Joint Committee on Organic Union. Miscellaneous papers., 1950-1955.
Box 9
Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Charles: Joint Committee on Organic Union. Faith and Practice drafts., 1951-1954.
Box 9
Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Charles: Society of Friends activities, 1954-1963.
Box 9
Scope and Contents

Clippings and announcements concerning work with Quaker meetings and organizations collected by Sarah and Lynmar Brock. Sarah Darlington Pratt was a cousin Charles.

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Charles: Yearly Meeting Session., 1953.
Box 9
Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Charles: Yearly Meeting Session., 3/1954.
Box 9
Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Charles: Yearly Meeting Special Session., 11/1954.
Box 10
Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Charles: Yearly Meeting Session., 1955.
Box 10
Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Charles: Yearly Meeting Session., 1956.
Box 10
Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Charles: Planning Committee. Minutes and related papers., 1957-1961.
Box 10
Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Charles: Yearly Meeting Session., 1959.
Box 10
Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Five Years Meeting, Newspaper clippings, 1955 & n.d.
Box 10
Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Five Years Meeting, Meeting Session., 1955.
Box 10
Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Five Years Meeting, Meeting Session, 1960.
Box 10
Physical Description

2 folders

Archival Resource Key. Charles: Five Years Meeting, clippings, 1963.
Box 11
Physical Description

2 folders

Archival Resource Key. Charles: Swarthmore College, Alumni Annual Giving Fund. ., 1964-1966.
Box 11
Scope and Contents

Correspondence with the Class of 1915

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Charles: Swarthmore College memorabilia ., 1915.
Box ++RG6
Scope and Contents

1915 "OH FRESH" poster stored with College Archives posters, RG6

Scope and Contents

Includes financial and memorabilia

Archival Resource Key. Purchases, 1922, 1924-1928.
Box 11
Scope and Contents

First car purchased, 1922. Agreement of purchase of Bowen Avenue, 1910 West St., Wilmington, DE. Prospective purchase of lots in Avalon, NJ, fell through. Satisfied mortgage on Wilmington property

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Tree damage, 1931.
Box 11
Scope and Contents

State of New Jersey

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Financial concerning 1256 Fegley Ave. property, NYC, 11934-1946.
Box 11
Scope and Contents

Investment property

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Darlington family reunion, 1946.
Box 11
Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Darlington family reunion planning charts, 1946.
Box 11
Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Darlington family reunion thank you notes, 1947.
Box 11
Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Miscellaneous financial, 1955-1956.
Box 11
Scope and Contents

Insurance appraisal, antiques

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Miscellaneous collected by Charles, n.d.
Box 11
Scope and Contents

Chautauqua forms removed to Chautauqua Collections, RG 7/006

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Memoirs of Charles J. Darlingtons, 1966, 1967.
Box 11
Scope and Contents

Charles began to work on his memoirs in the early 1960s and after his death, Esther edited and prepared the handwritten manuscript for publication in two volumes. The memoirs are a detailed history of his life and Quaker commitment. Other copies are cataloged in the FHL book collection.

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Genealogical research: Brinton, Palmer, Darlington, 1962-1963.
Box 11
Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Genealogical research: Sharpless, 1965.
Box 12
Scope and Contents

Correspondence relating to updating Sharpless Genealogy. Stiles, Darlington, etc.

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Genealogical research, 1965.
Box 12
Scope and Contents

Darlington family, clippings, etc., compiled by Charles Darlington

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Darlington family, clippings, etc., compiled by Charles Darlington, 1965.
Box 12
Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Darlington and Lippincott - Bender family, Family Bible records, 1809-1970.
Box 12
Scope and Contents

Darlington pages photocopied, added to PG 7. Additions by Esther. Damaged pages removed from Bible. Eli Lippincott family

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Family tree, Collins/Willets, n.d.
Box ++
Scope and Contents

Photocopy, pieced

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Fan chart, Shortlidge-Hutton, n.d.
Box ++
Scope and Contents

Photocopy. Ancestors to George and Hannah

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Draft family tree, Collins/Willets, n.d.
Box ++
Scope and Contents

Pencil draft by Charles Darlington

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Eleanor's address book, n.d.
Box 12
Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Charles's Friends Central memorabilia, 1906-1911.
Box 12
Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Charles Swarthmore College exams, 1911-1915.
Box 12
Scope and Contents

Final exams

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Charles Darlington photographs.
Box PA 81
Scope and Contents

Swarthmore College clubs and activities, Charles J. Darlington and Marie B. Darlington, Catharine B. Darlington (1926-1927)

Physical Description

1 box

Archival Resource Key. Charles's record of expenses, 1917-1921.
Box 13
Scope and Contents

Index cards filed alphabetically, expenses at College, books read, etc. Several unidentified snapshots taken at Swarthmore.

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Marie Bender Darlington expense ledger, 1922-1927.
Box 43
Scope and Contents

Includes loose recipes, some correspondence

Archival Resource Key. Marie Bender Darlington expense ledger, Oct. 1927-April 1929.
Box 43
Scope and Contents

Marie Darlington died May 12, 1929

Archival Resource Key. Charles Darlington account ledger, 1918-1923.
Box 43
Archival Resource Key. Charles Darlington account ledger, 1924-1928.
Box 43
Archival Resource Key. Charles Darlington account ledger, 1929.
Box 43
Archival Resource Key. Charles Darlington account ledger, 1934-1940.
Box 43
Archival Resource Key. Charles Darlington account ledger, 1940-1945.
Box 44
Archival Resource Key. Charles Darlington account ledger, 1946-1951.
Box 44
Archival Resource Key. Charles Darlington account ledger, 1952-1958.
Box 44
Archival Resource Key. Charles Darlington account ledger, 1958-1961.
Box 44
Archival Resource Key. Eleanor Darlington ledger, 1963-1964.
Box 44
Archival Resource Key. Charles / Eleanor Darlington account ledger, 1964-1971.
Box 44
Scope and Contents

A few loose items to 1974, including release to Eleanor Darlington of the estate of Harriet Collins

Archival Resource Key. Eleanor's yearbook, 1921.
Box 13
Scope and Contents

Bryn Mawr College

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Charles Darlington daybooks, etc., 1913-1916.
Box 13
Scope and Contents

Swarthmore College, miscellaenous undated memo books

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Collected Mother Goose stories, n.d.
Box 13
Scope and Contents

Printed and handwritten compilation of stories and rhymes.

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Darlington guest book, 1947-1965.
Box 13
Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Charles J. Darlington obituaries and clippings, 1958-1966.
Box 13
Scope and Contents

Memorial service at Woodstown Meeting, miscellaneous clippings

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Receipts of donations for charities, Eleanor Darlington, 1960-1968.
Box 13
Scope and Contents

Donations to peace and Quaker organizations, refugee aid, Planned Parenthood and many other causes. Sample retained.

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Broadside advertising property sale, 1878.
Box oversize
Scope and Contents

Published by H. T. Darlington, Doylestown. Given to Charles Darlington by Don Yoder

Archival Resource Key. Swarthmore College announcements, invitations, 1914-1955.
Box 42
Archival Resource Key. Swarthmore College Track and Field, 1909-1915.
Box 42
Scope and Contents

Programs with Charles Darlington's notes, memorabilia

Archival Resource Key. Invitations, announcements, 1908-1958.
Box 42
Scope and Contents

Friends Central, invitations, announcements, greeting cards.

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Charles Darlington conference and committee notes, ca. 1938-1960.
Box 42
Archival Resource Key. Charles Darlington notes on Friends World Conference, 1937.
Box 42
Archival Resource Key. Charles Darlington committee notes, 1954-1958.
Box 42
Archival Resource Key. Eleanor Darlington, concerning Maria Barton estate.
Box 57
Scope and Contents

Residual estate of Maria Willets (Collins) Barton ("Aunt Minnie") estate

Archival Resource Key. Charles Darlington, retirement and estate, 1959-1966.
Box 57
Archival Resource Key. Eleanor Collins Darlington estate papers, 1947-1976.
Box 57
Archival Resource Key. Sale of Bowen Avenue property, Woodstown, New Jersey.
Box 57
Archival Resource Key. Charles Darlington miscellaneous, 1931-1932.
Box 57
Scope and Contents

Notes from children. Typed, signed letters from Paul Pearson, Governor of the Virgin Islands, with tourist invitations.

Archival Resource Key. School and family memorabilia, circa 1880-1964.
Box 57
Scope and Contents

Collected notices, programs, etc. Schools include Darlington Seminary and Swarthmore College. Yearly and monthly meeting notices, wedding invitation, and final Christmas letter from Charles and Eleanor Darlington, 1964.

Archival Resource Key. Miscellaneous estate correspondence, indentures, circa 1872-1949.
Box 57
Scope and Contents

Deed concerning Joel Sharpless tract in Middletown, 1872; Bennett Yarnall to Albert Darlington, mortgage, 1890; carbon typed letter concern Aunt Hannah's estate issues.

Scope and Contents

Jared Darlington (1864-1929) was the son of Edward (1832-1876) and Mary (Palmer) (1835-1909) Darlington. His family settled in Middletown Township, Delaware County, in the mid 1700s and were dairy farmers. The family married into other Delaware and Chester County Quaker families includes Brinton, Dutton, and Sharpless.

Edward was educated at Jonathan Gause's Academy in Chester County and subsequently Philips Academy. In 1856 he married Mary F. Palmer, the daughter of Charles and Deborah (Pittman) Palmer. They had nine children: Frances (1857-1871); Deborah (1848), Charles (1860-1903) married Florence Bailey and operated a creamery business in Chadds Ford, Pa.; Mary (1862-1894), a teacher before her marriage to George Byers; Jared (1864-1929) married Marian Shortlidge; Anna S (1866-) attended Swarthmore College and married T. Walter Styer who operated a nursery in Chadds Ford; Beulah (1870-) a teacher before her marriage to Maurice Pratt; Edward (1871-) married Philena Armant, and Lewis (1875).

Jared Darlington was educated in Friends Central School, Philadelphia, and became a dairyman. He married Marian Shortlidge in 1891 at the Maplewood Institute, Concordville, near West Chester, Pa. Marian was the daughter of Joseph B. Shortlidge (1832-1911) and Caroline B. Gause Shortlidge (1841-1874). Joseph Shortlidge founded the Maplewood Institute in 1863. Carrie Gause attended University Female Institute in Lewisburg, Pa., and her family were members of the Society of Friends. Her brother, J[onathan] Chauncey Shortlidge, succeeded his father as principal of the School. J. Chauncey Shortlidge was in the Swarthmore College Class of 1896. Caroline (Carrie's) father, Jonathan Gause, was principal of a well-respected Academy.

Jared and Mary F. Darlington had three children: Edna, Charles J., and Caroline Shortlidge Darlington who lived in NYC. In 1922, Jared Darlington sold his dairy and creamery to Wawa Dairy Farm. He briefly went into mushroom farming and then he and his wife moved to Woodstown, NJ, to live with his son.

Scope and Contents

The letters were removed from sleeves in a stamp album and kept in original order.

Archival Resource Key. Mary E. McClelland to Mary Palmer, 1849, 1850.
Box 14
Scope and Contents

2 ALsS, from Colerain to Mary Palmer ("best friend)

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Jane Pitman Wright to Mary Palmer, 1831-1844.
Box 14
Scope and Contents

4 ALsS to her sister, Deborah Pitman Palmer (Mary's mother), from Cincinnati. Letter dated 1831 delivered to home of Thomas M'Clintock, Philadelphia.

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Jane Pitman Wright to Mary Palmer Darlington, 1851-1864.
Box 14
Scope and Contents

ALsS to her niece, Mary F. (Palmer

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Sallie A. Martin to Mary Palmer Darlington, 1858-1867, n.d.
Box 14
Scope and Contents

A friend and school teacher from West Chester area and London Grove. 11 mo. 7, 1858, offers condolences to Mary, mentions attending Quarterly Meetings. 17 mo., 18, 1859, and attending Yearly Meeting and that Mary attended meeting at Longwood.

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Lizzie Mason to Mary Palmer Darlington, 1855-1856.
Box 14
Scope and Contents

2 ALsS from Wilmington, Del

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Maggie Palmer to Mary Palmer Darlington, 1858.
Box 14
Scope and Contents

1 ALS from a cousin

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Susan D. Thomas to Mary Palmer Darlington, 1850, 185?.
Box 14
Scope and Contents

2 ALsS from Nether Providence, Delaware Co., Pa.

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Anna Conard; funeral invitations, 1870-1876, n.d.
Box 14
Scope and Contents

ALsS and sorted with funeral announcements addressed to Mary and Edward, including funerals of her parents at Concord meeting house. Recipe for Clay Jumbles signed by Elizabeth Leonard

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Poems, essays, 11851, 1855.
Box 14
Scope and Contents

Farewell, dated 1851 with poem. Mss include 2 essays by Mary Palmer (school?) and essay by Edward Darlington. Valentine poem to Mary, poem on death of two small children on same day

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Palmer cousins in Oregon, 1857, 1898 -1910.
Box 14
Scope and Contents

ALsS from Beulah Palmer and Sallie Palmer (Mrs. Joseph Palmer) to Mary F. and subsequently to her family after Mary's death

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Edwin Palmer to Mary Palmer Darlington, 1852 (?), 1858.
Box 14
Scope and Contents

2 ALsS from her brother, at boarding school in Springdale

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Lewis Palmer to Mary Palmer Darlington, 1853-1857.
Box 14
Scope and Contents

ALsS from her brother, at Ercildoun Boarding School. In 12 mo. 1853 he reported that the School hereafter would be school only for girls, but in 1857 wrote that it still served both sexes which he prefers.

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Lewis Palmer: Kansas investment.
Box 14
Archival Resource Key. To Charles Darlington, 1849, 1850.
Box 14
Scope and Contents

Lewis H. Wheeler, ALS from school in Burlington. Inquires how Darlington's school is doing. J. B. Valentine, ALS from school in Burlington.

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. [B. Russ'll?] Powell to Edward Darlington, 1849.
Box 14
Scope and Contents

ALS to cousin Edward Darlington. travelling in upstate Pennsylvania, mentions underground railroad

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Mary Darlington (later Byers) to Jared Darlington, 1862-1884, 1891.
Box 14
Scope and Contents

ALsS to brother Jared Darlington. Mary (b. 1862), married George Byers in 1887 and taught school before her marriage.

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Mary D. Pratt and Annie Rhodes, 1879.
Box 14
Scope and Contents

ALsS from cousins to Jared Darlington

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Letters to Jared Darlington, 1879-1886.
Box 14
Scope and Contents

ALsS from cousins to Jared Darlington

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Mary D. Pratt and Annie Rhodes, 1879.
Box 14
Scope and Contents

ALS from Benjamin K. Smedley describes his intention to marry the daughter of Henry S. Kent and asks Jared to "wait" on him at wedding. Cousin Sue Pratt writes in code.

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Jared Darlington to Mary Palmer Darlington, 1908.
Box 14
Scope and Contents

ALsS to Mary F. Darlington from son Jared and wife Marian, salad dressing recipe

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Fanny Darlington papers, 1864, 1870-1871.
Box 14
Scope and Contents

Frances Darlington (1857-1871), oldest child of Jared and Mary F. Darlington. ALS from Aunt Ruth Anna Darlington; Report cards of Fanny Darlington, Friends High School; Fanny's autograph book.

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Anna Dora (French) Palmer memorabilia, 1897-1918, 1991.
Box 14
Scope and Contents

Anna Dora French married Edwin Lewis Palmer, a nephew of Mary F. Darlington. She recorded significant events in the lives of her children through 1918. The death of Edwin L. Palmer, Jr., in 1991 was added in another hand. Also clippings, etc.

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. French family poetry album, 1860-1887.
Box 14
Scope and Contents

Anna Dora French was the daughter of Charles S. French and Anna Bowman French. The copy poetry book apparently belonged to Anna B. French (1838-1890) who dedicated a poem in 1887 to her daughter Caroline (1867-1868) who had died many years before. Three loose poems may have been written for Anna as well.

Physical Description

1 folder

Scope and Contents

Caroline B. Gause married Joseph Shortlidge, 1865. They were the parents of Marian Gause who married Jared Darlington.

Archival Resource Key. E. [E. Eugene] Gause, 1860.
Box 14
Scope and Contents

To "Folks at Home" and Annie, sent from Elmira Water Cure, a sulfur spring infirmary and resort in Elmira, NY

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Carrie to sister Annie and her father, 1860-1864.
Box 14
Scope and Contents

ALsS. Letter of Dec. 13, 1863, describes taking train from Concordville to Philadelphia to hear Anti-Slavery lecture. 1865, travels to St. Lawrence. ALS, n.d., describes visit to NYC and hearing Beecher and others.

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Carrie Gause to Eva, 1861.
Box 14
Scope and Contents

Describes school at University Female Institute, Lewisburg, Pa. (later Bucknell University)

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Dan Sillman (?) to Carrie Gause, 1862.
Box 14
Scope and Contents

Condolences on death of her brother, E. Eugene Gause

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Carrie to sister Annie and her father, 1865-1868.
Box 14
Scope and Contents

ALsS

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Carrie to Annie Hoopesr, after 1866.
Box 14
Scope and Contents

Mentions Yearly Meeting and her children, Marian and Charlie.

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Miscellaneous writings [Carrie Gause?], 1857, n.d.
Box 14
Scope and Contents

Copy of correspondence between Cara Clifford and Joseph Ferrell, Oakwood Farm

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Journal [Carrie Gause], 1857.
Box 14
Scope and Contents

Summer and Fall 1857, almost daily entries which record books she reads and events of the day. Mentions that boys and men attend a "colored meeting" on the Sabbath, Joseph Dugdale was at Longwood meeting. In October she notes an elegant letter she received from Joseph Shortlidge.

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Beulah Darlington (later Beulah D. Pratt), 1881-1940.
Box 14
Scope and Contents

Beulah Darlington, sister of Jared, married Maurice B. Pratt

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Jared Darlington correspondence received, 1886-1891.
Box 14
Scope and Contents

Correspondence received before his marriage, most from Marian or Isabel Shortlidge.

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Mary F. Darlington to son Jared and family, 1883-1906.
Box 14
Scope and Contents

Also to granddaughter Alice Byers

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Gula Brown Hoge to Marian, 1893-1930.
Box 14
Scope and Contents

Mrs. George Hoge

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. J. Chauncey Shortlidge, 1893-1907.
Box 14
Scope and Contents

Letters to his sister, Marian Shortlidge Darlington, written while a student at Swarthmore College, then Harvard and travelling in England

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Isabel Shortlidge correspondence, 1890-1903, 1915.
Box 14
Scope and Contents

Isabel was the second wife of Marian's father, Joseph Shortlidge. They married 1893, and Isabel served as matron at Maplewood School. Folder includes 1903 newspaper clipping covering the celebration of 50th year of teaching career of Joseph Shortlidge, ribbon from Women's Temperance Union National Convention, 1890, and ALS from Isabel to Marian's brother,Chauncey, signed "Mother." 1915 note to host a reception for her grandson, a senior at Swarthmore College.

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Shortlidge estate papers.
Box 14
Archival Resource Key. Marian and Jared Darlington correspondence, 1896-1917, 1930, n.d.
Box 15
Scope and Contents

Includes ALSs to her husband, 1896, from Preston's Sunnyside Resort (later Galen Hall Hotel) in Berks County, Pa., where she is caring for their daughter Edna who died in 1897. ALS 1910 from Ocean Grove. ALS from Atlantic City, n.d.

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Annie Speakman to her father, Jonathan Gause, and sister, Caroline Gause, 1861-1866.
Box 15
Scope and Contents

Annie Eliza Gause Speakman (1843-1913) was a first cousin of Marian's mother, Caroline Gause (1841-1874) Shortlidge. Annie married James Speakman at Concord MM in 1864, and in 1883 they moved to Lawton, Iowa.

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Annie E. Speakman to niece Marian Darlington, 1893-1899.
Box 14
Scope and Contents

J

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1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Alice Byers and Mary Byers Faust correspondence, 1899-1950.
Box 14
Scope and Contents

Alice and Mary were daughters of Mary Byers, the nieces of Jared and Mary F. Darlington. Alice married Henry Bishop Johnson. Mary married Charles Faust Alice. Correspondence with cousin Charles Darlington and wives, with family news.

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Anna D., T. Walter, Margaret Styer, 1901-1952.
Box 15
Scope and Contents

Styer branch of the family. Undated letter from Anna Styer to her mother, addressed via Marian, her daughter-in- law

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Letters to Jared and Marian Darlington from their children, 1904-1925.
Box 15
Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Mary F. Darlington to grandchildren, 1904-1909.
Box 15
Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Condolence letters to family, death of Mary F. Darlington, 1909.
Box 15
Scope and Contents

Also, ms. memorial for Mary L. Darlington, died Nov. 1, 1909. Widow of Edward Darlington, married in 1856.

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Anna D. Styer, 1893-1894, 1908-1909.
Box 15
Scope and Contents

ALsS to Jared and Marian Darlington with a letter from Mary F. Darlington August 1908 while visiting Anna in Geneva, NY.

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Anna Darlington Styer, 1-8 mo. 1910.
Box 15
Scope and Contents

ALsS to brother Jared, and some to Marian. From Patchogue, Long Island, and Geneva, NY.

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Anna D. and Walter Styer, 9-12 mo. 1910.
Box 15
Scope and Contents

ALsS to Jared (and Marian) as they purchase a property in Bucks Co., Pa..

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Anna Darlington Styer, 1911.
Box 15
Scope and Contents

ALsS to sister-in-law Marian Darlington from Woodbourne, Pa.

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Anna Darlington Styer, 1916, 1927-1930.
Box 15
Scope and Contents

ALsS to Jared and Marian, notes Marie Darlington's death

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Elizabeth D. Shortlidge and Martha H. Shortlidge, 1909/1939.
Box 15
Scope and Contents

To Marian S. Darlington and J. Chauncey from Aunt Elizabeth who was married to Dr. Evan D. Shortlidge

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Elizabeth D. Shortlidge and Martha H. Shortlidge, 1912-1916.
Box 15
Scope and Contents

School friends of the sister of Charles Darlington.

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. General Family correspondence to Jared and Charles Darlington, 1914-1953.
Box 15
Scope and Contents

Letters from Merwyn and Bessie B. Darlington to various relatives; West Chester High School Commencement Invitation for J. Malcolm Pratt; Swarthmore College /Class Day Exercises for Dorothea Lindsey Darlington 1919; Promissory Note

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Hewes family, 1914-1918.
Box 15
Scope and Contents

Mattie J. Hewes, a cousin, died 1916 in Edwards, Miss.

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Caroline Darlington, 1917-1928.
Box 15
Scope and Contents

ALsS to family, with ALsS from Marie Darlington.

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Caroline Darlington, 1929.
Box 15
Scope and Contents

ALsS to family, most to her mother.

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Caroline Darlington, 1930.
Box 15
Scope and Contents

ALsS to mother and brother, Charlie

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Correspondence to Caroline Darlington, 1929-1951.
Box 16
Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Postcards and notes to Marian Darlington and daughter Caroline, 1917-1919.
Box 16
Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Letters to Marian Darlington, 1918-1930.
Box 16
Scope and Contents

From Eva Walker, Anna S. Walker, Anna E. Barnard, Emilie Eleanor Owens Barnard with invitation to her wedding to Joseph Chandler Barnard

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. General correspondence, 1918-1930.
Box 16
Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Carrie B. Speakman (daughter of Annie) to Marian, 1917-1930.
Box 16
Scope and Contents

After her mother's death in 1913, Carrie continued the family correspondence

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Carrie Speakman to cousins, 1937-1947.
Box 16
Scope and Contents

Also 1963 from Dorothy

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. To Charles from his parents, 1917-1919.
Box 16
Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Swithin C. Shortlidge correspondence, 1924-1928.
Box 16
Scope and Contents

Uncle, born 1840

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. J. Chauncey and Helen Shortlidge, 1922-1930.
Box 16
Scope and Contents

Principal of Maplewood School for Boys, Chester Heights, Pa. Helen served as House Mother. Printed material on Maplewood School stored in PG2, Schools. Carte de visite of Martha Hutton Shortlidge removed to Darlington Pictures

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Charles B. Shortlidge, 1929-1930.
Box 16
Scope and Contents

Uncle, physician in Media, PA

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Elizabeth D. Shortlidge and Martha H. Shortlidge, 1909-1939.
Box 16
Scope and Contents

Aunt of Marian; continued correspondence with Charles

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Sallie Lewis, 1930.
Box 16
Scope and Contents

Cousin of Marian

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Condolences on death of Jared Darlington, 1929.
Box 16
Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Mary W. ("Mamie") Leedon, 1929-1939.
Box 16
Scope and Contents

To Marian and Charles

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Edward Darlington and wife Philena, Chadds Ford, Pa., 1929-1952.
Box 16
Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Miscellaneous family notices, 1869-1904.
Box 16
Scope and Contents

Funerals, weddings

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Miscellaneous family notices, 1869-1904.
Box 16
Scope and Contents

Funerals, weddings

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Miscellaneous family notices, 1869-1904.
Box 16
Scope and Contents

Funerals, weddings

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Wedding and school invitations received by Darlingtons folder 1, ca. 1887-1928.
Box 16
Scope and Contents

Includes Swarthmore College and Friends Central events

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Wedding and school invitations received by Darlingtons folder 2, ca. 1887-1928.
Box 16
Scope and Contents

Includes Swarthmore College and Friends Central events

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Wedding and school invitations received by Darlingtons folder 3, ca. 1887-1928.
Box 17
Scope and Contents

Includes Swarthmore College and Friends Central events

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Recipes and miscellaneous programs collected by Marian Darlington, 1908-1911, n.d.
Box 17
Scope and Contents

Small notebook and loose recipes, short genealogical notes, programs from musical programs in Philadelphia.

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Clippings, calling cards, etc. collected by Mary F. Darlington.
Box 17
Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Ms. plot plan of Sharpless Farm, 1849.
Box 17
Scope and Contents

Surveyed by Jacob Smedley, land adjacent to Darlington property in Middletown, Del. Co., Pa.

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Property, legal records, 1868-ca. 1900.
Box 17
Scope and Contents

Receipts, Edward and Mary F. Darlington. Tuition invoices for Beulah and Edward from Swarthmore College, etc

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Property, legal records, 1872-1927.
Box 17
Scope and Contents

Deed from Edward Darlington and wife (Mary F.) to Jared Darlington, 201 acres. Insurance policies, mortgages, deeds, estate papers

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Legal documents, Jared and Marian Darlington, 1878-1907.
Box 17
Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Financial, estate papers, 1890-1930.
Box 17
Scope and Contents

Estate of Jared Darlington and others

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Jared Darlington legal papers, 1891-1916.
Box 18
Scope and Contents

Guardianship of Merwyn Darlington, Edward Darlington, minor children of Charles P. Darlington, and others; executor of estate of Mary F. Darlington. Copy of Will of Lydia P.

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Milk Bill and court case against Elizabeth Hufnals, 1893.
Box 18
Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Financial: Guardianships, 1903-1912.
Box 17
Scope and Contents

Jared Darlington was guardian of the sons of his brother Charles Darlington: Merwyn, C. Archer, Edward, and Allan.

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Financial: Mary F. Darlington estate and guardianships, 1905-1912.
Box 18
Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Receipts, bills, etc. to Jared Darlington, 1906-1929.
Box 18
Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Debts owed to Jared Darlington, 1906-1911.
Box 18
Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Financial, 1909-1930.
Box 18
Scope and Contents

Receipts, insurance, etc. Marian and Charles were executors for their father's estate

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Deeds and legal, financial, 1909-1930.
Box 18
Scope and Contents

Deeds, etc.

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Record of property transfers, 1921.
Box 18
Scope and Contents

Typed synopsis of deed transfers, beginning 1813.

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Sale of Jared Darlington property, 1922.
Box 18
Scope and Contents

Inventories

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Mary F. Darlington miscellaneous, 1899-1910.
Box 18
Scope and Contents

Receipts, business cards for "Butter Dairy/ M. F. Darlington, Darling P.O." Notice of estate sale of her stock 1910.

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Jared Darlington book-keeping sample, 1871.
Box ++
Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Mary F. Darlington Grange certificates, 1905, 1906.
Box ++
Scope and Contents

Patrons of husbandry

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Jared Darlington Grange certificates, 1905, 1906.
Box ++
Scope and Contents

Patrons of husbandry

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Charles Darlington Emerson Efficiency course, 1916.
Box ++
Scope and Contents

Certificate

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. 25th Wedding Anniversary certificate, 1918.
Box ++
Scope and Contents

Marian and Jared Darlington. Certificate signed by attenders

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Caroline Darlington diploma, Friends Central School, 1916.
Box ++
Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Caroline Darlington diploma, Swarthmore College, 1923.
Box ++
Scope and Contents

B.A., major in English

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Caroline Darlington certificate, 1925.
Box ++
Scope and Contents

Pennsylvania School of Social Work

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Charles Darlington award, Boy Scouts of America, 1941.
Box ++
Scope and Contents

Service Award

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Charles Darlington certificate, Institute of Chemical Engineers, 1946.
Box ++
Physical Description

1 folder

Scope and Contents

Esther Collins Darlington was born in Woodstown, NJ, a birthright member of Woodstown Monthly Meeting. She graduated from the George School in 1954 and from Swarthmore College in 1958. She married Alburt M. Rosenberg in 1958 at Woodstown Monthly Meeting and briefly taught school at Moorestown Friends School. In 1959, Alburt starting teaching physics and biology at Swarthmore College, and they moved to Springfield, Pa. (Swarthmore Post Office, on border between the municipalities), becoming members of Swarthmore Monthly Meeting. Esther and Alburt Rosenberg had four children: Eleanor, Elizabeth, Amy and Kenneth. After the death of her father in February 1966, she edited his memoirs which were published in two volumes later that year. From 1974 until her death in 1982, Esther's mother, Eleanor Collins Darlington lived with them in Swarthmore in declining health. Esther and Alburt divorced in 1985, and he later remarried. From 1986-1994, Esther served as director of the Harned, a small Quaker retirement home in Wallingford, Pa., under the care of Media Monthly Meeting of which she became a member. She pursued interests in local history and family genealogy and was active in Quaker and peace organizations. Esther Darlington served on the Board of Pendle Hill beginning in 1969 and was active in Media Monthly Meeting, Quarterly, and Philadelphia Yearly Meeting as well at the Round Table Associates which met to study Jungian psychology. She worked as the Information Librarian for Philadelphia Yearly Meeting 2000-June 2004 and then moved to Ithaca, NY, where she died in 2015.

Archival Resource Key. Childhood card for mother, 1940s.
Box 19
Scope and Contents

From Esther

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. ALsS during summer vacations in Vermont, etc., 1949-1951.
Box 19
Scope and Contents

Esther's correspondence - friends and family

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. ALsS to parents, George School, 1951-1952.
Box 19
Scope and Contents

Student at George School and attending work camps. Wants to study in Germany for her senior year

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. ALsS to parents from Cherokee Work Camp, North Carolina, 1952 6-8 month.
Box 19
Scope and Contents

AFSC- sponsored summer work camp project when Esther was 16 years old. Also Philadelphia Inquirer article with photographs of the students, 1952, 8 mo 17.

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Letters from Native Americans after 1952 Cherokee Work Camp, 1952-1953.
Box 19
Scope and Contents

Esther and friends from Cherokee corresponded after her work camp summer.

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Esther letters home from Germany: AFSC Work Camp, 1953- July-Aug.
Box 45
Scope and Contents

Esther sailed in July on a student ship which had been used to transport refugees. Visited Paris and then on to Bonn.

Archival Resource Key. Esther letters home from Germany, 1953- Sept.-Oct.
Box 45
Scope and Contents

Detailed letters of life in student work camp experience. Esther participated in the AFSC student program, stayed with different German families

Archival Resource Key. Esther letters home from Germany, 1953- Nov-Dec.
Box 45
Scope and Contents

Long detailed letters to her parents. Esther participated in the AFSC student program, staying with different families

Archival Resource Key. Esther letters to home from Germany, 1954, Jan-Mar.
Box 45
Archival Resource Key. Esther letters to home from Germany, 1954, Apr-May.
Box 45
Archival Resource Key. Esther letters to home from Germany, 1954- May-July.
Box 45
Archival Resource Key. Postcards from Esther, 1954 July-Aug.
Box 45
Scope and Contents

Esther arrived home in August 1954

Archival Resource Key. Photo album of Esther's year abroad, 1953-1954.
Box 45
Scope and Contents

Exchange program in Germany. Snapshots

Archival Resource Key. Dick Darlington's letters from Germany, Summer 1954.
Box 45
Scope and Contents

Esther younger brother, Richard "Dick" Darlington spent the summer in a work camp in Europe

Archival Resource Key. German friends and Work Campers, 1953-1955.
Box 45
Scope and Contents

Include letters from Olive Goodkoontz, AFSC School of Affiliated Services, Germany

Archival Resource Key. German friends and co-campers, 1955.
Box 45
Archival Resource Key. From John Conard, 1955.
Box 45
Scope and Contents

Student at Wesleyan

Archival Resource Key. Miscellaneous correspondence received, 1954-1955.
Box 45
Archival Resource Key. ALsS to parents, 1953-1954.
Box 19
Scope and Contents

Also ALsS from students who attended the AFSC workcamp the previous summer, holding a reunion and friends. Esther was an exchange student in Berlin, Germany, for her senior year at George School after attending George School Work Camp near Bad Godesberg the previous summer. Photo album of 1953 Workcamp in Bad Godesberg which was given to Esther transferred to PA 81.

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. ALsS from German friend Gunther Arnold, 1953.
Box 19
Scope and Contents

Addressed to Esther studying in Berlin, most in German

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. ALsS from German friends, 1954-1958.
Box 19
Scope and Contents

Most in German, Esther is a student at Swarthmore College and in 1958 married and living in Moorestown, NJ

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. ALsS to parents from Swarthmore College, 1954.
Box 19
Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. ALsS to parents from Swarthmore College, 1955.
Box 19
Scope and Contents

Describes coursework and activities. January letter describes murder of Holmes Strozier. A fire in the Chemistry Building in October

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. ALsS to parents from Swarthmore College and summer jobs, 1956.
Box 19
Scope and Contents

Worked for Scott Arboretum and then camp in NJ for summer jobs. April trip to FL with biology class. Note to Al Rosenberg

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. ALsS from Swarthmore College, 1957.
Box 19
Scope and Contents

Helping teach at School in Rose Valley, plans for Al Rosenberg to visit Woodstown

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Christmas card scrapbook, Esther and Al Rosenberg, 1959-1984.
Box 19
Scope and Contents

Removed from binder. Copies and lists of cards sent. Esther and Al divorced in 1984.

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Personal correspondence, 1950s-ca. 1974.
Box 19
Scope and Contents

Friends. Circa 1972 Christmas card with Rosenberg family pictures

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Letters to the Editor, 1961-1968.
Box 19
Scope and Contents

Letters to the editor and politicians

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. ALsS from German friends, 1962-1964.
Box 19
Scope and Contents

Most in German

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. ALsS from Esther to Al, 1967.
Box 19
Scope and Contents

Esther and her mother are touring Germany

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Correspondence with Heide and Erberhard Scholtz and Edde Umstatter, 1967-1981.
Box 19
Scope and Contents

Heidi Spruth was a German exchange student during Esther's junior year, and Esther spent her senior year at George School as an exchange student in Berlin. They continued their friendship and created their own exchange program between the two families for their children.

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Olga Lamkert fund, 1959, 1967-1978.
Box 20
Scope and Contents

Lamkert aught at Swarthmore College 1949-1956. Esther remained in touch and visited in 1968. Lamkert died in 1978.

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Al and Esther Rosenberg correspondence, 1969.
Box 20
Scope and Contents

Includes Al's efforts to withhold part of his income tax in protest of war tax. Also integration of Woodlawn development outside Wilmington, Swarthmore Friends Meeting, and Al's involvement with Philadelphia Yearly Meeting.

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Correspondence between Esther and her mother, 1970-1972.
Box 20
Scope and Contents

Birth of Kenneth

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Notes to Betsy from her parents, 1973-1975.
Box 20
Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Mostly carbons of letters from Esther, friends and family, 1975.
Box 20
Scope and Contents

Esther and her husband were peace activists, involved with withholding "war" tax and supported integration in Swarthmore

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Correspondence with Hector and Lucy Kinlock, 1977-1978.
Box 20
Scope and Contents

Copies of letter sent

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Correspondence with Doug and Sheri Weiner, 1977-1979.
Box 20
Scope and Contents

They married at Swarthmore Friends Meeting in 1978

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Miscellaneous correspondence to Esther, 1980-1983.
Box 20
Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Record of correspondence sent, 1980-1982.
Box 20
Scope and Contents

Removed from binder

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Miscellaneous correspondence to Esther, 1985-1987.
Box 20
Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Correspondence, 1986.
Box 20
Scope and Contents

Letters received and photocopies of letters sent

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Correspondence with Bob Painter, 1987-1988, 1997.
Box 45
Scope and Contents

Son of Levinius Painter. Esther met him at the FGC Gathering in 1987, and they corresponded for aa few years. 1997 note by Esther explains the correspondence.

Archival Resource Key. Christmas letters sent by Esther Darlington, 1987-2006.
Box 20
Scope and Contents

Original mock-ups. Provide a useful synopsis of major events in Esther's life.

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Correspondence sent, 1988-1989.
Box 20
Scope and Contents

Photocopies of letters sent. Includes copy of letter to friends detailing her visit to Germany to see her brother Jared and his wife Vehan.

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Letters received, mostly Christmas updates from friends, 1993-1996.
Box 21
Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Family correspondence, 1995-2002.
Box 21
Scope and Contents

Photocopies of Esther's letters, some received, most genealogy and some family news

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Concerning Winifred Rawlins, 1997.
Box 21
Scope and Contents

Memorial

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Esther correspondence, 1997-1998.
Box 21
Scope and Contents

Including letters sent to family and friends (photocopied)

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Esther's listing and description of letters sent, 1988-1993.
Box 21
Scope and Contents

Kept in spiral notebook

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Esther correspondence, 1999.
Box 21
Scope and Contents

To family and friends. Living with Amy in an apartment in Swarthmore and active in Quaker projects and meetings

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Correspondence with Lisle and Anne, 1999.
Box 21
Scope and Contents

Print-outs and photocopies of letters, mostly concerning Lisle Essler's experience with Indian sweat lodges, fast ceremony

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Christmas letters received, 1999.
Box 21
Scope and Contents

Most from fellow Quakers

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Personal correspondence, 2000.
Box 22
Scope and Contents

With photocopies of Esther's letters sent

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Personal correspondence, 2001.
Box 22
Scope and Contents

Family and friends. Granddaughter Esther Christine died accidentally at 9 mos. in Dec. 2000, and Ellie and Janis adopted a second baby girl, Irena, from Cambodia in 2001

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. General correspondence, 2001-2011.
Box 22
Scope and Contents

Including some reference correspondence and organizations of interest - beginning in 2000 Esther worked as an assistant librarian at Philadelphia Yearly Meeting

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Week Day Church School, Woodstown, NJ, 1945-1946.
Box 23
Scope and Contents

Childhood album in spiral notebook with Bible studies, writings

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Notes on Non-Violence Conferences, 1957, 1958.
Box 23
Scope and Contents

Al and Esther attended conference at Camp Fernbrook, Pa. Speakers included Andrew Young. Held in Nyack, NY, in 1958

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Notes on meetings, lectures (3 small spiral bound), 1964-1966.
Box 23
Scope and Contents

Includes notes on hearings of Chester School Board, Fred Tolles on "The Paradox of a Quaker College, " Bible study group

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Notes on meetings, lectures (2 small spiral bound), 1967-1968.
Box 23
Scope and Contents

Pendle Hill board, Providence Meeting

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Notes on meetings, lectures (10 small spiral bound), 1969.
Box 23
Scope and Contents

Jan.: Sit-in Notebook; Swarthmore Monthly Meetings, Quarterly Meeting, Yearly Meeting, Pendle Hill Board, Friends Forum, etc.

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Notes on meetings, lectures (3 small spiral bound), 1970, Jan-May.
Box 24
Scope and Contents

Includes notes at Quarterly, Yearly and Monthly meetings, Robert Cross collection at Swarthmore College, Pendle Hill conferences, anti-war demonstration in Philadelphia, Friends Forum

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Notes on meetings, lectures (9 small spiral bound), 1970, June-Dec.
Box 24
Scope and Contents

Includes notes at FGC, Pendle Hill, Quarterly Meeting (Representative Committee)

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Notes on meetings, lectures (8 small spiral bound), 1971, Jan - May.
Box 24
Scope and Contents

Includes Swarthmore Monthly Meeting, Quarterly, Chester meeting house take-over, Yearly Meeting, Pendle Hill

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Notes on meetings, lectures (8 small spiral bound), 1971, Aug-Jan 1972.
Box 25
Scope and Contents

Includes Swarthmore Monthly Meeting, Quarterly, Chester meeting house take-over, Yearly Meeting, Pendle Hill

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Notes on meetings, lectures (4 small spiral bound), 1972-Jan 1973.
Box 25
Scope and Contents

Includes Pendle Hill, Quarterly Meeting

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Notes on meetings, lectures (5 small spiral bound), 1973.
Box 25
Scope and Contents

Includes Pendle Hill, Quarterly, Inauguration of Theodore Friend

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Notes on meetings, lectures (5 small spiral bound), 1974.
Box 25
Scope and Contents

Includes Friends Forum, Pendle Hill Board, Quarterly Meeting

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Notes on meetings, lectures (5 small spiral bound), 1975-1976.
Box 25
Scope and Contents

Includes Berrigan lecture, Pendle Hill

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Notes on meetings, lectures (3 small spiral bound), 1977.
Box 26
Scope and Contents

Includes Pendle Hill board, lectures including Jerry Frost

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Notes on meetings, lectures (5 small spiral bound), 1978.
Box 26
Scope and Contents

Includes notes on lectures, Yearly Meeting, Pendle Hill Board

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Notes on meetings, lectures (5 small spiral bound), 1979.
Box 26
Scope and Contents

Includes Jesse Darlington memorial service, Pendle Hill, Swarthmore Friends Meeting 100th anniversary

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Notes on meetings, lectures (5 small spiral bound), 1982-1986.
Box 26
Scope and Contents

Includes William Darlington conference, Yearly Meeting, Pendle Hill

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Notes on meetings, lectures (7 small spiral bound), 1990-1991.
Box 26
Scope and Contents

Includes Pendle Hill, Harned

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Notes on meetings, lectures (8 small spiral bound), 1992.
Box 27
Scope and Contents

Includes Pendle Hill programs, Harned, Bucks Quarterly Meeting

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Notes on meetings, lectures (9 small spiral bound), 1993.
Box 27
Scope and Contents

Includes 25th anniversary of the Round Table Associates, Harned, Pendle Hill, Friends Boarding Home Committee

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Notes on meetings, lectures (5 small spiral bound), 1994.
Box 28
Scope and Contents

Includes Friends Board Home Committee, Round Table, Harned, Pendle Hill, Media Monthly Meeting (1/1995)

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Notes on meetings, lectures (5 small spiral bound), 1995.
Box 28
Scope and Contents

Includes Media Monthly Meeting, Chester Quarterly, WILF, marriage of Ellie and Janis, memorial services for Douglas Steere and Betsy Balderston

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Workshop "Mystics Among Friends Today", 1996.
Box 28
Scope and Contents

Pendle Hill Conference. Rhoda Gilman correspondence

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Meeting for Healing, 1999.
Box 28
Scope and Contents

At Lansdowne Monthly Meeting

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Engagement calendars, 1974-1976.
Box 28
Scope and Contents

Brief entries

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Daybooks/pocket calendars, 1986-2002.
Box 28
Scope and Contents

Brief entries

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Engagement calendars, 1985-1998.
Box 29
Scope and Contents

Daily activities, etc.

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Engagement calendars, 1999-2003.
Box 30
Scope and Contents

Daily activities, etc.

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Engagement calendars, 2005-2008.
Box 30
Scope and Contents

Residing in Ithaca, NY

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Engagement calendars, 2009-2010.
Box 30
Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Esther's childhood diary, 1947-1950.
Box 31
Scope and Contents

Loose pages from dated volume

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Notes for memoirs and autobiography, 1958-2012.
Box 31
Scope and Contents

Includes an "Autobiography" written for a course at Swarthmore College in 1958, loose notes for memoirs and spiritual autobiography

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Journal, 1960.
Box 31
Scope and Contents

Loose pages. Esther wrote that she hopes to keep an intermittent journal as a means to reflect and record, not as a daily diary

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Vacations, 1963-1984.
Box 31
Scope and Contents

Vacation notes, 1963, 1964, 1979, 1980, 1981. Also listing of vacations 1958-1967, rental agreements in Cape May, NJ, 1979-1984, etc.

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Diary fragments, 1966.
Box 31
Scope and Contents

Written as an assignment for a women's book group discussing creativity

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Journal of 1969 Swarthmore College Sit-In, 1969.
Box 46
Archival Resource Key. Summer teacher training course in Outdoor Education, 1969.
Box 31
Scope and Contents

Held at Tyler Arboretum

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Writing course with Elizabeth Gray Vining, 1974.
Box 31
Scope and Contents

Pendle Hill

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Journal, 1974.
Box 31
Scope and Contents

Spiral bound. Explains that when she attended Friends General Conference, she kept separate notes books (small notebooks are filed separately)

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Friends General Conference workshop on Quaker Journals, 1974.
Box 31
Scope and Contents

Esther took a course on keeping a journal and hoped to start to keep her own. Notes on sessions attended, etc.

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Esther's notes on PYM merger, 1974.
Box 46
Scope and Contents

Prepared for an application to Chace Fund for a research grant.

Archival Resource Key. Trip journal, Bradenton, Florida, 1976.
Box 32
Scope and Contents

With her mother, visiting relatives

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Trip journal, Upstate NY and Cape May, NJ, 1983 8 mo.
Box 32
Scope and Contents

Attended Woman's Encampment for Future of Peace & Justice in Seneca, NY

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1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Quaker Journals course, Pendle Hill winter term, 1983.
Box 32
Scope and Contents

Taught by Bill Taber

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Thoughts and messages in meeting, 1983.
Box 32
Scope and Contents

Attended Pendle Hill worship group and other meeting groups

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Journals, 1983-1985/86.
Box 32
Scope and Contents

Begins with recollections and then kept regularly but not daily and include reminiscences. Early volumes in spiral notebooks. In 1988 changed to bound volumes.

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Journals, May 1986-1988.
Box 33
Scope and Contents

Kept regularly but not daily

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Intensive Journaling course, Immaculata College, 1989.
Box 34
Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Journals, 1988-1991.
Box 34
Scope and Contents

Kept regularly but not daily

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Journals, 1990-1996.
Box 34
Scope and Contents

Harned closed and the building was sold. Esther downsized from her long-time house on Hillborn Ave. to an apartment in Swarthmore.

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. "Reclaiming the Power of the Feminine in Quaker Spirituality", 1998.
Box 34
Scope and Contents

Women's conference held in Burlington, NJ. Booklet includes journal entries of the participants. Esther's notes.

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Recollections of 1955 Swarthmore Outing Club trip to Appalachian Trail, 1998.
Box 34
Scope and Contents

Reminiscences of trip to VA in 1955

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Loose notes, sources for memoirs, spiritual autobiography, 1981, 1996-2012.
Box 34
Scope and Contents

Ideas for autobiography

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Notes from "Launching your spiritual autobiography", 2005.
Box 34
Scope and Contents

Ideas for autobiography

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. "Inspirations and Images" and "Writings/Search for Meanings: Life and Death", 1971-1987.
Box 34
Scope and Contents

Reflections, images collected into a loose-leaf binder. [Acidic binder dismantled 2015; contents foldered]

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Commonplace book, 1978, n.d.
Box 35
Scope and Contents

Collected poems, photocopied. Removed from binder

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Dreams, 1988-1990.
Box 35
Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Bedtime songs Esther sang to her children, n.d.
Box 35
Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. AFSC Youth Service Projects, circa 1955.
Box 46
Scope and Contents

Esther was active in Work Camps in the U.S. and Europe. Cherokee and Germany. Includes School Affiliation newsletter.

Archival Resource Key. Arthur Collins controversy , 1966.
Box 46
Archival Resource Key. Chester Quarterly Meeting, 1997-2001.
Box 36
Scope and Contents

Notes on meetings attended

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Delaware County Historical Society, 1974-1982.
Box 36
Scope and Contents

Includes a history of the Historical Society, founded 1895. Esther served as secretary of the Board in the early 1980s.

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Friends Bible Conference, 1996.
Box 36
Scope and Contents

Program, notes

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1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Friends Historical Library, 1979-1982.
Box 36
Scope and Contents

Provided genealogical research for inquiries.

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. The Harned, 1993, n.d.
Box 36
Scope and Contents

A boarding home for retired persons. Esther served as the director from 1986 until 1994.

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Listening Center: Jennifer Elam, 2000-2002.
Box 36
Scope and Contents

Member of Media Monthly Meeting

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1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Media Monthly Meeting, 1993-2002.
Box 36
Scope and Contents

Esther transferred her membership from Swarthmore to Media Monthly Meeting and served on the Worship and Ministry Committee

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Pendle Hill Board, 1977.
Box 36
Scope and Contents

Synopsis of her activities on the Board, 1969-1977

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1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Pendle Hill Board, 1978.
Box 36
Scope and Contents

Re: proposal for community representatives on Board

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Pendle Hill, Quaker History Conference, 1976.
Box 36
Scope and Contents

Esther served on the Board and various committees included secretary of the Board 1972-1976.

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Pendle Hill lecture notes, 1988-2002.
Box 36
Scope and Contents

Programs attended

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Philadelphia Yearly Meeting committees, 1981-2000.
Box 33
Scope and Contents

Esther served on the Committee to celebrate the 1982 Tercentenary of the founding of Pennsylvania, PYM Records Committee, and assistant librarian for the PYM Library.

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Philadelphia Yearly Meeting Environmental Working Group, 1997-2002.
Box 37
Scope and Contents

Esther was an active participant. Notes, flyers

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Philadelphia Yearly Meeting Tercentenary Committee, 1977-1980.
Box 37
Scope and Contents

Esther clerked the committee 1977-1979.

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Philadelphia Yearly Meeting Worship and Ministry Committee, 1982.
Box 37
Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Philadelphia Yearly Meeting Information Services Librarian, 2001-2004.
Box 37
Scope and Contents

Full time job working with PYM Librarian, Rita Varley. File includes books lists and related correspondence, providing reference services.

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. "Quakerism 101", 2004.
Box 38
Scope and Contents

Esther lead a course at Ithaca meeting, based on Shirley Dodson 1992 syllabus.

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Winifred Rawlins miscellaneous, 1997-1997.
Box 38
Scope and Contents

Quaker poet and head resident at Pendle Hill. Includes her passports.

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Round Table Associates, 1996-2004.
Box 38
Scope and Contents

A study group on Jungian psychology. The group met at Media meeting house. Includes the 25th anniversary booklet, 1993.

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Salem Nuclear Plant controversy, 1969.
Box 46
Scope and Contents

Esther's testimony for WILPF

Archival Resource Key. Social concerns, activism, 1958, 1971-1972.
Box 38
Scope and Contents

Esther and her husband were peace activists including withholding "war" tax and supported integration in Swarthmore

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Swarthmore Borough and Swarthmore Monthly Meeting Human Relations Committee, 1969-1970.
Box 46
Archival Resource Key. Swarthmore College, 2001, 2008.
Box 38
Scope and Contents

Alumni Day, 2001, with Bloom's remarks on football. 50th reunion. Notes on Bloom's speech to class, etc.

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Welcome Society applications, 1982, n.d.
Box 38
Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Worship, ministry, and eldering workshops, 1997-2002.
Box 38
Scope and Contents

Esther attended workshops for individuals called to the ministry.

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Young Friends, circa 1955.
Box 46
Archival Resource Key. Esther's baby book and births of Ellie and Betsy, 1936, 1960, 1962.
Box 38
Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Esther childhood school work, 1949-1962.
Box 38
Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Class of 1950, 1950.
Other PA 091
Scope and Contents

Ms class yearbook (Esther Darlington, Class President) with photographs of classmates, bound in wood covers. Stored with PA 91.

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. George School, 1954, 1979.
Box 38
Scope and Contents

George School diploma and reunion booklet

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. School memorabilia, 1950-1958, n.d.
Box 38
Scope and Contents

Autograph book, probably grade school in Woodstown. Swarthmore College exam and notebook

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Esther and family miscellaneous, 1958-1981. n.d.
Box 38
Scope and Contents

Wedding invitation, obituaries of relations.

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Esther resume and biographical, 1958-1981. n.d.
Box 38
Scope and Contents

Applications for Pendle Hill, PYM Library. Ideas for autobiography. Autobiographical essay when moved to Ithaca; some Christmas letters with family updates

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Esther student papers, 1957-1991.
Box 46
Scope and Contents

Teaching and other coursework

Archival Resource Key. Marriage certificate, Alburt Rosenberg and Esther Darlington, 1958-06-14.
Box oversize
Physical Location

Chart case, oversize Darlington Family Papers

Archival Resource Key. Alburt Rosenberg and family miscellaneous, 1958-1969.
Box 46
Scope and Contents

Alburt became member on request Central Philadelphia Monthly Meeting in 1958 and transferred his membership to Swarthmore in 1965. Correspondence on war resistance, etc. Family handmade newsletter, 1972

Archival Resource Key. Esther employment with Human Services, Inc., 1996.
Box 46
Scope and Contents

Also information about loan from John Martin Trust, paid in full

Archival Resource Key. Esther notes on her neighborhood in Swarthmore, 1996.
Box 46
Scope and Contents

"A walk around the block," 1996, from her long-time home at 609 Hillborn Avenue, Swarthmore; settlement papers on home sale

Archival Resource Key. Marriage certificate, Janis Carol Kelly and Eleanor Lois Rosenberg (photocopy), 1995-08-12.
Box ++
Scope and Contents

Under the care of Ithaca Monthly Meeting, New York.

Archival Resource Key. Immaculata College diploma, 1991.
Box ++
Scope and Contents

M.A. in Counseling

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Correspondence regarding the Memoirs of Charles Darlington, 1966.
Box 38
Scope and Contents

Letter sent to interested parties on planned publication of Memoirs. Responses with condolences on death of Charles Darlington

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Announcement in Friends Journal of publication of Memoirs, 1966.
Box 39
Scope and Contents

Announced Nov. 15, 1966, issue. Order form to send for copies

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Charles Darlington correspondence and notes for Memoirs, 1964. n.d.
Box 39
Scope and Contents

TLsS from Frederick Tolles at Friends Historical Library encouraging the project. Ms sections by Charles selected for inclusion by Esther with her annotations

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Rough notes for Memoirs not published, n.d.
Box 39
Scope and Contents

Manuscript fragments with annotations by Esther

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Darlington family research.
Box 39
Scope and Contents

Research, correspondence

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Sesquicentennial Gathering of the Clan Darlington and photocopies, 1853.
Box 39
Scope and Contents

1853 Booklet and photocopies of family Bible pages

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Correspondence with Richard Darlington, 1999.
Box 35
Scope and Contents

Obituary of Richard S. Darlington, Sr., 1997, who had operated Darlington Dairy until it was sold.

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Esthe's early genealogical charts.
Box 47
Archival Resource Key. Genealogical charts by Esther, 1977.
Box 47
Archival Resource Key. Collins genealogical research.
Box 47
Archival Resource Key. Collins family genealogical correspondence, 1977-2002.
Box 47
Archival Resource Key. Collins newsletter, 2004.
Box 47
Archival Resource Key. Esther transcribed conversations with Eleanor Darlington, 1960-1972.
Box 47
Archival Resource Key. Benjamin Collins reminiscences, transcribed by Esther, 1977.
Box 47
Archival Resource Key. Correspondence with uncle Benjamin Collins, 1976-1980.
Box 47
Archival Resource Key. Eleanor Collins Darlington reminiscences, Collins family of Purchase, NY .
Box 47
Scope and Contents

Transcribed by Esther

Archival Resource Key. Long Island genealogical tour, 1978.
Box 47
Archival Resource Key. Collins reunion notes, 1979.
Box 47
Archival Resource Key. Tour of Burlington, NJ, 1998.
Box 47
Archival Resource Key. Collins reunion, folder 1 anf 2, 2004.
Box 47
Archival Resource Key. Pierre Toussant ring and Ellen Collins.
Box 48
Archival Resource Key. Margaret Hill Collins, 1977-1989.
Box 48
Scope and Contents

Correspondence and clippings. Margaret H. Collins was a community activist for fair housing and Esther's distant cousin. Margaret and her sister, Ellinor Collins Aird, compiled a genealogy of the Collins family.

Archival Resource Key. Mary and James Ehy genealogical correspondence.
Box 48
Archival Resource Key. Don Yoder genealogical correspondence, 1979-1980.
Box 48
Archival Resource Key. Esther miscellaneous .
Box 48
Archival Resource Key. Copies of Sarah Brock's Darlington research, 1977.
Box 39
Scope and Contents

Includes Brock's photocopies of 19th century correspondence, etc. Sarah Pratt Brock was a first cousin of Esther's father, Charles.

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Darlington properties.
Box 39
Scope and Contents

Including material on family photocopied at Delaware County Courthouse

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Jesse Darlington, Darlington Farm, 1977-1967; 1992.
Box 39
Scope and Contents

Clippings on 200 acre farm near Wawa, Pa. Jesse (1901-1979), was killed in a car crash, and most of the farm is now part of the Middletown Township park system.

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Darling, Pennsylvania, 1957-1979.
Box 39
Scope and Contents

Clippings on town of Darling and its post office which closed in 1976. The last postmistress was Martha Darlington. Most clippings (old photocopies) are from the Delaware County Daily Times

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Pitman branch.
Box 39
Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Alice Byers Johnson oral history notes, 1973.
Box 39
Scope and Contents

Oral history notes

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Martha Darlington, 1976, 1981.
Box 39
Scope and Contents

Oral history notes. She lived in Middletown, Delaware Co.

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Marwood Darlington correspondence, 1976-1979.
Box 39
Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Miscellaneous Darlington clippings, 1952-1974.
Box 39
Scope and Contents

Clippings from Delaware County Daily Times concerning Darlington family members

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Collins estate, 1926-1928.
Box 46
Archival Resource Key. Collins family memorabilia.
Box 46
Scope and Contents

From Aunt Minnie Barton and Hannah Isham, siblings of Benjamin Collins

Archival Resource Key. Poems by Emma Collins Whipple on family members .
Box 46
Scope and Contents

Emma Collins, eldest sister of Eleanor Collins Darlington, married Clyde Whipple in 1916

Archival Resource Key. Transcribed notes on conversation with Arthur Collins, 1976.
Box 46
Archival Resource Key. Isham family research.
Box 46
Scope and Contents

Flora and William Isham married Collins siblings, younger sister and brother of Benjamin Collins (1864-1919)

Archival Resource Key. Sharpless family reunion, 1981-1982.
Box 35
Scope and Contents

Esther was on the planning committee

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Dorothy Leonard on Thorp/Sharpless line, 1982, n.d.
Box 35
Scope and Contents

History of 404 W. State Street, Media. See also: Harvey Family Papers, 1851-2003, RG 5/245 for more of Leonard's extensive family research.

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Esther's notes for a talk at the Sharpless Reunion, 1982.
Box 39
Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Correspondence with Thomas Sharpless, 1982.
Box 40
Scope and Contents

Including research that Esther did for him on family, copies of family photographs

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. William Darlington, MD, symposium, 1982.
Box 40
Scope and Contents

Correspondence with Katherine Darlington Bryant. See PG 7, William Darlington for published material.

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Correspondence concerning 1982 Reunion, 1982.
Box 40
Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Deed searches on Sharpless properties.
Box 40
Scope and Contents

Properties in Middletown, Delaware County

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Sharpless research, 1982.
Box 40
Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Sharpless home, Wolley Stille, Harvey Road, Wallingford, 1972-1995.
Box 40
Scope and Contents

Featured in the County's centennial. Accounts of visits in 1972 and 1995. On National Register of Historic Places. Commemorative plate removed to FHL Relics.

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Sharpless property, Waterville, and others.
Box 40
Scope and Contents

Includes photocopy of Anna Broomell's Notes on Nether Providence and history of American Dyewood Company (Sharpless Dyewood Extract Company)

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Sharpless Dairy clippings, 2004.
Box 40
Scope and Contents

Sharpless Works in West Chester, converted to housing in 1984

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Garrigues/Sharpless line.
Box 40
Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Worth/Sharpless line.
Box 40
Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania, 1976.
Box 40
Scope and Contents

Esther became a member in 1976.

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Brinton family reunion talk, 1979.
Box 40
Scope and Contents

"Brintons and Darlingtons, Quaker Settlers Along the Brandywine."

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Brinton Family Association reunions, 1979-2004.
Box 40
Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Brinton Family Association correspondence, notes, 1964-1979.
Box 40
Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Howard and Anna Brinton interviews, 1967, 1969.
Box 40
Scope and Contents

His great great grandmother was a Darlington

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Correspondence, research for Brinton genealogical book, 1994.
Box 40
Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Brinton 1704 house.
Box 40
Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Mendenhall Reunion, 1996.
Box 41
Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Records of the Life of Jesus, n.d.
Box 41
Scope and Contents

Religious study under PYM Religious Education Committee workshops, Esther's annotated copy of the book which was published in 1927.

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. First Light by Robert P. Darlington, 1983.
Box 41
Scope and Contents

Memoir by Esther's older brother of his experiences during an Outward Bound course in Utah.

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. 5 0'Clock Island by Robert P. Darlington, 1985.
Box 41
Scope and Contents

Memoir by Esther's older brother of his experiences during an Outward Bound kaying course in Maine.

Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Recollections by Roy Darlington, 1998.
Box 41
Scope and Contents

Memoir by Esther's older brother who graduated from Swarthmore College and taught at Moorestown Friends School. A Quaker, he worked with victim of the Hiroshima bombing, a project of New York Yearly Meeting. In later life he and his wife Libby moved to Maine.

Physical Description

1 folder

Print, Suggest