An Inventory of the Dora Anne Gilbert Papers, 1893-1958

(1 box, ca. 100 items)

RG 5/050


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Abstract
Dora Ann Gilbert (1869-1964), was Quaker librarian and genealogist from Chester, Pennsylvania. She graduated from Swarthmore College in 1893. The collection contains chiefly biographical and genealogical materials relating to the Gilbert, Strickland, Trego, and allied families, together with memorabilia relating to Swarthmore College Class of 1893, of which Gilbert was a member.

Background note:
BIOGRAPHICAL AND HISTORICAL NOTE Dora Anne Gilbert, Swarthmore College alumna of the Class of 1893, was born in 1869 and died 12/2/1964. She lived in Chester, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, was a member of Chester Monthly Meeting, and a librarian at the Lindsay Law Library in Chester;

Her parents grew up in Byberry, Pennsylvania. Until 1904, her father directed the Gilbert Academy, which was located at 9th St. and Potter Ave. in Chester, Pa. Miss Gilbert had no direct descendents, and her papers were given to the FHL by her close friend Elizabeth R. Lester.

Scope and content
SCOPE AND CONTENT OF THE RECORDS The collection contains chiefly biographical and genealogical materials relating to the Gilbert, Strickland, Trego, and allied families, together with memorabilia relating to Swarthmore College Class of 1893, of which Gilbert was a member.

Arrangement
Arrangement The collection is divided into four series:


Added entries

Subjects
  • Chester (Pa.) -- Quakers
  • College students -- Pennsylvania
  • Genealogists -- Pennsylvania
  • Gilbert family -- Genealogy
  • Pennsylvania -- Education -- Universities and colleges
  • Pennsylvania -- Genealogy
  • Quakers -- Pennsylvania
  • Strickland family -- Genealogy
  • Swarthmore (Pa.) -- Education -- Universities and colleges
  • Swarthmore College -- Class of 1893
  • Swarthmore College -- Students
  • Trego family -- Genealogy
  • Universities and colleges -- Pennsylvania
  • Women college students -- Pennsylvania
  • Women genealogists -- Pennsylvania
  • Women, Quaker -- Pennsylvania
Credits
Processed by: Finding Aid Prepared by FHL staff
Date: 1965
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. Manuscript biographical and genealogical material

Genealogical charts:

Gilbert family
See Chart Case for both Gilbert Charts
(2 charts) Box 1

Strickland family; Trego family Box 1

Typewritten genealogical data: (2 ring binders)

"The Genealogical Record of the Gilbert Family of Pennsylvania from 1682 to 1941," compiled by Dora Anne Gilbert.
Containing the Line of Descent from Benjamin Gilbert and Sarah (Mason) Gilbert.
Vol. 1 Box 1

“The Genealogical Record of the Gilbert Family of Pennsylvania from 1682 to 1938," compiled by Dora Anne Gilbert
Containing the Line of Descent from Benjamin Gilbert and Elizabeth (Peart) Gilbert.
Vol. 2 Box 1

Loose papers containing data on the following families: Box 1

Acton

Atkinson

Baker

Barnard(Bernard)

Bartram

Booth

Brinton

Broomall

Bushong

Butler

Buzby

Clayton

Cloud

Cooper

Cope

Darlington

Daris

David(Davis)

Deacon

Dilworth

Downing

Dutton

Erwin

Fann

Faucett

Forsythe

Garrett

Good

Hayes

Hinkson

Hoskins

Howard

Jackson

Kimble

Kingsman

Knight

Lewis

Maris

Marshall

Martin

Mendenhall

Need

Reynolds

Salkeld

Shelley

Simcock

Smedley

Smith

Strickland

Talbot

Temple

Townsend

Waln

Webb

Worrall(Worrell)

Worrilow

Yarnall

Genealogical correspondence
Contains some data on Gilbert, Kite, and Renshaw families.
1939-1944, n.d. Box 1

Diploma, Dora Anne Gilbert, Swarthmore College
See Diplomas Drawer #3
1893 Box 1

Resolution of Respect for George Gilbert by Chester Friends' Association n.d. Box 1

Ser. 2. Memorabilia, 1893-1943

Phoenix (college newspaper)
Vol. 13, Com. No. See Swarthmore College Archives, RG 6, Student Publications.
1893 6mo Box 1

Class of 1893 reunion minutes
Includes program folder, typewritten copy of verses by Dora Anne Gilbert, 2 snapshots; also 1958 verses by Dora Anne Gilbert. See Swarthmore College Archives, RG 6, Series 10, Alumni papers.
1938; 1943 Box 1

Scrapbook (Swarthmore College memorabilia)
See Swarthmore College Archives, RG 6, Series 10, pkg., Box 12c. 1
Box 1

Ser. 3. Pictures

Proofs, Howard W. Gilbert (2 copies) Box 1

Photograph: Annie L. Passmore (aunt), Charles P. Martendale (uncle) (brother & sister) Box 1

Photograph: Phebe C. Martendale (grandmother) Box 1

Photograph: House, with people in yard (home of parents?) Box 1

Picture of the 48th anniversary of the class of 1893 of Swarthmore College. Box 1

60 additional pictures of family and relatives Box 1

Ser. 4. Printed reference material, 1646-1958, n.d.

A Biographical Sketch of Joseph C. Martindale. M.D. Private printing, 1872. Box 1

Programme Souvenir du 3iame [sic] Centenaire de l'Arrivee de Jean Gilbert au Canada, 6 du mois d'adut, a Ste.-Anne-de- Beaupre 1646-1946. Box 1

Genealogie Les Familles Gilbert en Amerique du Nord, by J. Georges Gilbert
Printed by Bigue & Gilbert, La Sarre, Que.
Box 1

Memories de la Societe Genealogique Canadienne-Francaise, Vol. 9, No. 1 Jan. 1958 Box 1