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Contains papers of Quakers of Delaware and southern Chester County (Pa.), particularly members of the Bye, Jenkinson, Passmore, Speakman, and Smith families. The collection includes correspondence, business records, photographs, and memorabilia of E. Mortimer and Pusey Passmore Bye, Thomas Jenkinson, Thomas H. Speakman, and Nathaniel Smith. Also includes accounts of Phebe Thomas who died at the age of 104 in Chester County (Pa.) and had witnessed the Battle of Brandywine as a child.
Additional Authors and Contributors
Ser. 1. Bye Family, 1763-1931, n.d.
|Biographical and Genealogical, 1763-1931|
|Genealogical Chart, Bye and Related Families||Box 1|
|Genealogy, Deborah Taylor & Benjamin Paxson||1763-1859||(Ms.)||Box 1|
|Funeral invitation, Benjamin T. Bye||10 mo 27th, 1893||Box 1|
|Obituary, E. Mortimer Bye||11/7/1894||Box 1|
|Telegram, Rosalie to Pusey P. Bye||11/7/1894||Box 1|
|Funeral Notice, Theodore Woolens Bye||1918 12mo 19||Box 1|
|Will (annotated copy), Enoch Bye by Pusey P. Bye||10/5/1922||Box 1|
|Obituary, Mrs. Pusey Passmore Bye||3/25/1931||Box 1|
|Obituary, Esther Paxson||n.d.||Box 1|
|Correspondence, 1839-1911, n.d.|
|Family members to E. Mortimer Bye
Concerning news from home and EMB's visit to Philadelphia
|1839-1840||(6 ALsS)||Box 1|
|Jackson to Mortimer Bye, on temperance||November 11, 1841||(ALS)||Box 1|
|Benjamin Bye to parents
Concerning politics and search for employment in West Chester
|Rachel L. Kirk to Phoebe P. Bye, her cousin, with family news||1849 4mo 19||(ALS)||Box 1|
|A. M. Passmore to P. P. Bye, grandson
Note is a thank you for gift.
|1873 8mo 25||(ALS)||Box 1|
|Arthur E. Bye to Uncle Pusey, family genealogy||4/6/03||(ALS)||Box 1|
|Helen ? to Mr. & Mrs. Bye
re: funeral arrangements
|Elias Hicks to ?||n.d.||(ALS)||Box 1|
|Miscellaneous Materials, 1855-98, n.d.|
|“Reward of Merit” Cards, Wilmington Friends School to Pusey P. Bye||1855-57||(23 cards)||Box 1|
|“Home” announcement, E. Mortimer and Phoebe P. Bye||1868 10mo 15||Box 1|
|Verse, to “Mother B.” from M.A.S.||'98||(Ms.)||Box 1|
|“There is a place where you can buy dry goods,” poem by Pussy Bye||n.d.||(AMsS)||Box 1|
|Photographs of Bye family members||n.d.||(8 photographs)||Box 1|
Ser. 2. Jenkinson Family, 1762-1957
|Primarily the papers Thomas Jenkinson, 1794-1890.
|Biographical and genealogical, 1762-1919|
|Genealogical information, Jenkinson family||1762-1822||Box 1|
|Genealogical entries (family Bible), Eliza Jenkinson and Joseph K. Neall||1795-1919||Box 1|
|“Birthday Celebration,” Newspaper article on m Thomas Jenkinson||August 12, 1880||Box 1|
|Testimony Or Appreciation to Thomas Jenkinson
Signed by relatives and friends
|1884 8mo 11||(ADS)||Box 1|
|“Death of Thomas Jenkinson,” West Chester Local||12/1/1890||Box 1|
|“Purchase Farm Near Hamorton"
Newspaper article which mentions Thomas and Edith Jenkinson.
|Edith Harlan to Joseph Harlan
Relates her visit to Philadelphia for Yearly Meeting and family news
|4th mo 2nd day 1812||(ALS)||Box 1|
|Jesse J. Marries to Thomas Jenkinson
Defense Of Orthodox view in Separation.
|1831 4mo 29, 1831 5mo 6||(2 ALsS)||Box 1|
|Thomas Savery, Clerk, Kennett, to Mary Jenkinson
Letter of Disownment
|1957 12mo 8||(ALS)||Box 1|
|James Dixon to Thomas Jenkinson||1879 11mo 22||(ALS)||Box 1|
|G. E. Headway to Thomas Jenkinson
Concerning potential newspaper article
|Business and legal documents, 1836-1850||Box 1|
|Appointment for Thomas Jenkinson a Administrator of Sarah Harlan||8/13/1835||Box 1|
|Clerk's Certification, Account of Thomas Jenkinson adm. & c. of Sarah Harlan||June 28, 1836||Box 1|
|Receipt, James Walker, Register, to Thomas Jenkinson, adm. to the estate of Sarah Harlan, for inheritance tax||28th June 1836||Box 1|
|Acknowledgement of Receipt of Inheritance, Joseph Harlan et. al.||1850 7mo 21||Box 1|
|Miscellaneous Materials, 1811-1853, n.d.|
|Invitations||1811-53||(13 invitations)||Box 1|
|Endorsed Map of Hamorton, Pa.||n.d.||Box 1|
Ser. 3. Speakman Family, 1844-1930, n.d.
|Primarily the papers of Thomas H. Speakman (1820- )
|Biographical and Genealogical, 1864-1930, n.d.|
|Typescript statement of Phebe Thomas||9/25/1864||Box 1|
|Newspaper article, Phebe Thomas
Published in The American, Media.
|Letter, Cyrus Mendenhall to EDS. AMERICAN, re: Phebe Thomas||1874 1mo 15||(typescript copy)||Box 1|
|Obituary, Hannah E. Speakman||5/31/1884||Box 1|
|Date of Birth of Children||1820-1930||Box 1|
|Memoir of Phebe Thomas, by her granddaughter, Abigail Speakman||n.d.||(typescript)||Box 1|
|Biography of Thomas Speakman, annotated||n.d.||(typescript)||Box 1|
|Biography of Thomas Speakman||n.d.||(typescript)||Box 1|
|Newspaper article, Thomas H. Speakman||n.d.||Box 1|
|Correspondence, 1846-1902||Box 1|
|Thomas H. Speakman to Mary M. Jenkinson, sister (in-law)
Regarding family matters.
|1846-50||(5 ALsS)||Box 1|
|Thomas H. Speakman to Edith Jenkinson, mother-in-law
Concerning the death of his wife, Anna Jenkinson, and the subsequent care of his daughters.
|1847-50||(10 ALsS)||Box 1|
|Anna J. Speakman and Thomas H. Speakman to Edith Jenkinson
Concerning the birth of a daughter
|Thomas H. Speakman to Thomas Jenkinson, father-in-law||1848 1mo 17||(ALS)||Box 1|
|Thomas H. Jenkinson to Carrie Speakman, his granddaughter||1870 3mo 15||(ALS)||Box 1|
|Joseph B. Fuston to Sir Thomas Bahley Bail M.P. and John Bright
Letters of introduction to Thomas H. Speakman while visiting England
|7/19/1875||(2 ALsS)||Box 1|
|W. N. Ashman to Thomas H. Speakman Esq.||5/2/1902||(ALS)||Box 1|
|Miscellaneous Materials, 1844-67, n.d.|
|Invitations and Cards||1844-85||(19 invitations)||Box 1|
|Military Pass, Thomas H. Speakman to visit brother||1862||Box 1|
|Appointment, Mrs. Thomas Speakman
Appointment as Agent for Restaurant Department, Great Central Fair, Sanitary Commission
|Stock Certificate, Swarthmore College to Caroline Speakman||3rd mo 1st 1867||Box 1|
|Map, showing proposed location for John M. George School, Birmingham Township
The property belonged to the heirs of T. Speakman.
Ser. 4. Passmore Family, 1833-1911, n.d.
|Biographical and Genealogical, 1875-1911, n.d.|
|Funeral invitations, obituaries, 1875-1911|
|Funeral Invitation, Benjamin J. Passmore||1875 3mo 4||Box 1|
|Funeral Invitation, Judith Passmore||1885 2mo 17||Box 1|
|Funeral Invitation, Hanna P. Broomell||1880 7mo 2||Box 1|
|Obituaries, George B. Passmore||1890 9mo 7||(3 obituaries)||Box 1|
|Obituary, Deborah Brown Passmore||6/5/95||Box 1|
|Obituary, Samuel Brown Passmore||1895 12mo 28||Box 1|
|Funeral Invitation, Samuel W. Passmore||189? 5mo 1||Box 1|
|Obituary, Ellis P. Passmore||6th mo 6th 1904||Box 1|
|Obituary, Ruth M. Passmore||2nd mo 25 (1911)||Box 1|
|"Passmore Family Holds a Reunion”||n.d.||Box 1|
|Ns. list, Passmore Family Reunion, Lenape||n.d.||Box 1|
|Obituary, Pusey Passmore||n.d.||Box 1|
|E.P. Passmore to Benjamin J. Passmore||May 4th 1834||(ALS)||Box 1|
|Dora ? to Cousin [Passmore?]
re: Passmore genealogy.
|1911 5mo 21||(ALS)||Box 1|
|Miscellaneous Materials, 1833||Box 1|
|“Lines Written on the death of Ellis P. Passmore Jr. by his absent father,” poem by E. P. Passmore||1833||(Ms.)||Box 1|
|Photographs, Andrew M. Passmore' house in Chester Co.||n.d.||(3 photographs)||Box 1|
Ser. 5. Smith Family, 1685-1831, n.d.
|Primarily the papers of Nathaniel Smith (1755- )
|Biographical and Genealogical|
|Genealogical Chart of the Smith Family
The Smith family's relationship to the Bye Family is undetermined.
|Business and legal document, 1685-1831, n.d.|
|Will, inventories, legal judgments, land surveys, accounts, receipts, and miscellaneous business and legal papers
Papers belonged to William Smith (-1716), Edward Smith (1699-1731), William Smith (1720-1785) and Nathaniel Smith (1755-), all of Darby Township Pennsylvania. Arranged and received, on loose album pages.
Ser. 6. Miscellaneous Papers, 1699-1902
|M. survey for Michael Russel, Daniel Quare, and Henry Goldney & c., Newcastle County (Delaware)||17th o ye 6th 1699||(copy)||Box 1|
|Lease Indenture, John Frederick to William Painter, Chester||1789||Box 1|
|S.? Lall to Hannah?
re: visit to London.
|Ticket and Stub, Republican National Convention, Philadelphia||June 19th 1900||Box 1|
|D. Newlin Fell to ?, Philadelphia||May 8, 1902||(ALS)||Box 1|