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Allinson and Taylor family papers

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-950-001
Overview

This collection is comprised of the papers of the Quaker Allinson and Taylor families.

Dates: 1876-1912

Brown family history

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-10-011
Scope and Content note

This collection is comprised of the small, single, handwritten volume of the Brown family history. The volume traces the Brown family back to Thomas and Eleanor Brown of West Nottingham, and traces the descendants of this couple through the eighteenth century. The inside of the back cover is inscribed with the name M. Mendenhall, and dated 8th mo 1833.

Dates: 1833

David Cooper memoir

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-07-108
Overview

David Cooper wrote his memoir during his later years, when his health was failing, so that his children would be able to reference an account of his life after his death. A note on the inside cover reads: "A Gift of David Cooper to his daughter Martha Allinson." In the memoir, Cooper recounts his early life, his family history, his marriage, the birth of his children, his Quakerism, his struggles with his faith, his work as a representative in 1761, and his attendance at Quaker Meetings.

Dates: 1724-1795

J.P. Elkinton autobiography

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-07-116
Overview

J. P. Elkinton’s autobiography describes his childhood and family, his attendance at Haverford College, from which he graduated in 1908. He also describes his experiences with the Society of Friends, particularly his travels on religious visits, and his adult life with his wife, Mary Bucknell, and their children. In addition to stories from various periods of his life, he provides biographical sketches of his family members.

Dates: 1966

Garrett family genealogical records

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-950-080
Overview

This collection is comprised of the Garrett family genealogial records, and includes manuscripts concerning family history, research notes, and photographs of family members.

Dates: Undated.

"Essays in Prose and Verse"

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Identifier: HC.MC-975-07-068
Overview According to the note on the inside cover of "Essays in Prose and Verse," the essays and poetry inside were written by Samuel Morris when he was 13, and again later when he was a student at Haverford College in 1843. This volume is a copy of the original, and is copied by Beulah S. Morris, who wrote this copy as a gift for her father, on his 55th birthday, in 1846. The volume is largely comprised of poetry, but also includes short stories and personal essays related to family, nature,...
Dates: 1840-1844

"Indian Summer of the Heart"

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-07-069
Overview Daisy Newman's novel, "Indian Summer of the Heart," is the sequel to "I take thee, Serenity," and focuses on two entwined love stories. The first story is that of the continuing story of Peter and Serenity Holland, married at the end of the earlier book, as they face the difficult stresses of building two careers while also trying to meet the needs of Ross, their little boy. The other love story is that of Oliver Otis, a 78 year old widower, and Peter and Serenity's mentor, and Loveday Mead,...
Dates: 1982

"Growing Up Quaker"

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-07-072
Overview Katherine Paxson's family history/memoir, entitled "Growing Up Quaker," includes vignettes describing various events in Paxson's life, which she recorded to pass on to her family members. Includes biographical entries for her grandfathers, Isaac H. Thompson and Thomas E. Anderson; her grandmothers, Anne W. Hutton Thompson and Nancy Almina Anderson; her father, I. Walter Thompson; and her sister, Ruth Thompson Davidson. Vignettes describe Paxson's "Early Years," "Summer Days," "Twelfth Street...
Dates: Undated.

"Transition from the Horse and Buggy Days to the Space Age"

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-07-103
Overview

The autobiography or memoir of Ruth Abbott Rogers is structured to act as a tour of the family home, called Quillity, outside of Philadelphia. In Rogers's words, "I will start at the top of the house under the slate roof and wander down room by room going over the accumulation of a family from colonial times in America." The manuscript therefore acts as both an autobiography of Roger's own life in the house, and as a family history.

Dates: 1963