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Arthur Lyon Mitchell family papers


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

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Arthur Lyon Mitchell was a Quaker, born in 1916, who helped to start the Seoul Friends Meeting in Korea. He was the son of Eugene and Hattie (Schaumberg) Mitchell. His ancestor, Peter Lyon, was a member of Nine Partners Monthly Meeting in Dutchess County, New York, and the original purchaser of "Millbrook" the family home; he was born in 1784, married Mabel, and died in 1870. They had at least seven children: Daniel H., Mary, Hannah, John, Asahel, Arthur, and William. Hannah Lyon was born in 1813 and married Charles Coffin before 1835. Their daughter, Amelia, was a teacher and married David L. Mitchell, son of Richard Mitchell of Washington, New York.

Source of acquisition--Arthur Lyon Mitchell. Method of acquisition--Gift of; Date of acquisition--1990-1992.

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