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Series 1 Biographical and Genealogical Papers


Scope and Contents

Note: This series contains genealogical research conducted by four generations of the Ferris family, beginning with Benjamin Ferris. His grandson, Henry Ferris, inherited the interest in family history and pursued professional genealogy after retiring from writing and editing. Henry's daughter, Frances Canby Ferris, continued to add information about later generations and gave the cumulative research to Friends Historical Library in 1970 when she moved into nursing care at Friends Boarding Home, West Chester.

Limitations on Accessing the Collection

Access is through microfilm when available. Collection is open for research.

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