An Inventory of the Isaac Battin Family Papers, 1865-1912

(4 boxes; 2 linear ft.)

RG 5/010


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Abstract
The collection contains the papers of the Battin family, Quakers from Albany, New York, Omaha, Nebraska, and Swarthmore, Pennsylvania Includes Letter books (8 v.) of Isaac Battin (ca. 1835-1912), containing chiefly family and personal letters, but also business correspondence relating to his employment by a gas company in Omaha; together with correspondence of other family members.

Background note:
BIOGRAPHICAL AND HISTORICAL NOTE Isaac Battin (fl. 1835-1912) was a Quaker who lived in area around Albany, New York, and went west in 1860s as an employee of a gas company. After some years in Omaha, Nebraska, he came back east and settled in several communities around Philadelphia, including Swarthmore, Pennsylvania.

Scope and content
SCOPE AND CONTENT OF THE RECORDS The collection contains the papers of the Battin family, Quakers from Albany, N.Y., Omaha, Neb., and Swarthmore, Pa. Includes chiefly Letter books (8 v.) of Isaac Battin (ca. 1835-1912), containing family and personal letters, but also business correspondence relating to his employment by a gas company in Omaha; together with correspondence of other family members.


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Subjects
  • Albany (N.Y.) -- Family and personal papers
  • Battin, Isaac, ca. 1835-1912 -- Correspondence
  • Gas companies -- Nebraska
  • Nebraska -- Family and personal papers -- 19th-20th centuries
  • Nebraska -- Public utilities -- Gas
  • New York (State) -- Family and personal papers -- 19th-20th centuries
  • Omaha (Neb.) -- Family and personal papers
  • Omaha (Neb.) -- Public -- Gas
  • Pennsylvania -- Family and personal papers -- 19th-20th centuries
  • Quakers -- Nebraska
  • Quakers -- New York (State)
  • Quakers -- Pennsylvania
  • Swarthmore (Pa.) -- Family and personal papers
Credits
Processed by: Finding Aid Prepared by FHL staff
Date: before 1967
Restrictions: Use Restrictions Copyright has not been assigned to Friends Historical Library All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in to the Director. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Friends Historical Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by reader.
Sponsor: Encoding made possible by a grant by the Gladys Kriebel Delmas Foundation to the Philadelphia Consortium of Special Collections Libraries


Inventory

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE RECORDS
Notes
Note to Researchers: To request materials, please note both the location and box numbers shown below:

Ser. 1. Correspondence, 1865-1912

Correspondence 1865-1875 Box 1

Letter books of Isaac Battin (8 vols.)

Omaha, Nebraska. 1898-1902 badly damaged by water, and partially illegible.
1887-1912 Box 1

Letter book 1887-1888 Box 1

Letter book 1888-1890 Box 2

Letter book 1891-1895 Box 2

Letter book 1895-1898 Box 3

Letter book 1898-1902 Box 3

Letter book 1902-1905 Box 4

Letter book 1905-1909 Box 4

Letter book 1909-1912 Box 4