An Inventory of the Lamb-Booth-Miller Family Papers, 1709-1959

(10 boxes; 5 linear ft.)

RG 5/085


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Abstract
William Booth married Elizabeth M. Broomall in 1841. Their son, George M. Booth, was born in 1851 and married Ellen Miller, daughter of Lewis and Ann McIlvaine Miller in 1876. Their daughter, Elizabeth Martin Booth, married Robert Emerson Lamb of Baltimore in 1908 at Chester, Pa. The collection contains correspondence (1821-1963), diaries and journals (1833-1905), albums, legal and financial papers, photographs, genealogical and biographical materials, and miscellaneous memorabilia of the Lamb, Booth, Miller, and related families primarily of Delaware County, Pennsylvania. Includes correspondence of Sarah B. Miller while she was travelling in Europe in 1846, William and Elizabeth M. Booth, 1833-1882, Sarah B. Flitcraft, 1856-1917, Isaac L. and Clara B. Miller, 1862-1916, George M. and Ellen M. Booth, 1864-1914, Robert E. and Elizabeth B. Lamb, James G. Lamb, 1917 - 1963, and others. Also of interest are the European travel journals of Sarah L. Miller (1846) and Isaac L. and Clara B. Miller (1901,1904,1905), and the diaries of William Booth (1833-39, 1843-44), Sarah B. Flitcraft (1863, 1864, 1866, 1868), and George M. and Ellen M. Booth (1869, 1873, 1876). There is also a good deal of genealogical and biographical material on the Lamb, Booth, and Miller families, including marriage and death certificates, as well as legal documents, photographs, clippings, and miscellaneous materials.

Background note:
BIOGRAPHICAL AND HISTORICAL William Booth married Elizabeth M. Broomall in 1841. Their son, George M. Booth, was born in 1851 and married Ellen Miller, daughter of Lewis and Ann McIlvaine Miller in 1876. Their daughter, Elizabeth Martin Booth, married Robert Emerson Lamb of Baltimore in 1908 at Chester, Pennsylvania.

This large family had many close ties to Swarthmore College. At least seven members of the families served on the Board of Managers of the College, from three generations, starting in the 1860's. At least 24 members of these families were attenders or graduates of the College, starting with the first graduating class. They have been educators, bankers, lawyers, businessmen, farmers, and members of many civic and reform organizations. They were descendants of many of the earliest settlers of Delaware and Chester Counties, and of New Castle Co., Delaware, as well as the early Roberts family of Evasham and Moorestown, New Jersey, and the Lamb family who settled in Kent Co., Maryland, in the middle 1600's.

Scope and content
SCOPE AND CONTENT The collection contains correspondence (1821-1963), diaries and journals (1833-1905), albums, legal and financial papers, photographs, genealogical and biographical materials, and miscellaneous memorabilia of the Lamb, Booth, Miller, and related families primarily of Delaware County, Pa. Includes correspondence of Sarah B. Miller while she was travelling in Europe in 1846, William and Elizabeth M. Booth, 1833-1882, Sarah B. Flitcraft, 1856-1917, Isaac L. and Clara B. Miller, 1862-1916, George M. and Ellen M. Booth, 1864-1914, Robert E. and Elizabeth B. Lamb, James G. Lamb, 1917 - 1963, and others. Also of interest are the European travel journals of Sarah L. Miller (1846) and Isaac L. and Clara B. Miller (1901,1904,1905), and the diaries of William Booth (1833-39, 1843-44), Sarah B. Flitcraft (1863, 1864, 1866, 1868), and George M. and Ellen M. Booth (1869, 1873, 1876). There is also a good deal of genealogical and biographical material on the Lamb, Booth, and Miller families, including marriage and death certificates, as well as legal documents, photographs, clippings, and miscellaneous materials.

Arrangement
Arrangement The collection is divided into eight series:


Added entries

Subjects
  • Albums
  • Booth family
  • Delaware County (Pa.) -- Genealogy.
  • Delaware County (Pa.) -- Social life and customs
  • Diaries
  • Lamb family
  • Miller family
  • Quakers -- Pennsylvania
  • Quakers -- Social life and customs
  • Quakers РDiaries
Additional Authors and Contributors
  • Booth, Elizabeth M. (Elizabeth Martin), 1816-1882
  • Booth, Ellen M. (Ellen Miller), 1853-1929
  • Booth, George M. (George Martin), 1851-1918
  • Booth, William, 1812-1877
  • Flitcraft, Sarah B. (Sarah Booth), 1841-1917
  • Lamb, Elizabeth B. (Elizabeth Booth), 1882-1966
  • Lamb, James G. (James Gibson), 1889-1969.
  • Lamb, Robert E. (Robert Emerson), 1881-1959.
  • Miller, Clara B. (Clara Booth), 1843-1919
  • Miller, Isaac L. (Isaac Levis), 1845-1913
  • Miller, Sarah L. (Sarah Levis), 1803-1890.
  • Swarthmore College
Credits
Processed by: Finding Aid Prepared by FHL staff
Date: 1983
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. Biographical and genealogical material, 1702-1966, n.d.

Booth family, 1811-1896, n.d.:

Marriage certificates, some removed to Marriages, 1811-1876

George M. Booth and Ellen Miller 29 Nov. 1876 Box 1

William Booth and Elizabeth M. Broomall 4 Feb. 1841 Box 1

Joseph Booth and Martha Hoskins 2 Jun. 1811 Box 1

Clara (Booth) Miller's reminiscences of the Booth Family (manuscript) Box 1

Typescript copy of the reminiscences Box 1

Booth Genealogy, by Clara B. Miller 1896 (bound typescript) Box 1

Genealogical chart, tracing back from George Martin Booth and his wife, Ellen Miller
Removed to oversize.
(large, fan-type) Box 1

Broomall family: Memorial of John M. Broomall 6/15/1894 Box 1

Deacon and Pancoast families, 1894-1894: Box 1

Letter from Howard Deacon
Concerning Deacon family of NJ, and Pancoast family.
1894, 1895 Box 1

Typed brief records of the Pancoast family, by Gilbert Cope Box 1

Flitcraft family: Typed account of Allen Flitcraft's parents and children Box 1

Hawley family: Brief lineage of Joseph W. Hawley
Joseph Hawley married Anna Miller, daughter of Levis and Ann (Mc Ilvain) Miller, in 1864.
Box 1

Hoskins family, 1891, n.d.:

Brief records of family Box 1

Account of William and Martha (Smith) Hoskins' family Box 1

Letter from Henry Graham Ashmead about the family 1891 Box 1

Lamb family, 1881-1896, n.d.

Lists of children born to several generations of the Lamb family Box 1

Birth certificates of Robert E. Lamb and Elizabeth M. Booth, his wife Box 1

Marriage license of Robert E. Lamb and Elizabeth M. Booth
Removed to oversize chart case.
23 Mar. 1908 Box 1

Account of the family, as told by Michael Lamb and written down by Thomas Lamb in 1847 (typed) Box 1

Account of the family written by Francis Lamb of Chestertovn, MD
Includes one account written by Frances M. Smith
n.d. (typed) Box 1

Guest list for 50th Anniversary party of Robert E. and Elizabeth (Booth) Lamb 1958 Box 1

Certificate of cremation for Elizabeth B. Lamb 1966 Box 1

Account of the life of Robert E. Lamb
Includes his 35 years as a member of the Board of Managers of Swarthmore College, and designer of the Lamb-Miller Field House built in 1935.
1881-1959 Box 1

Family obituaries, group sheets, and loose genealogical material Box 1

Abstracts of Cecil MM records of the Lamb family
See also Series 2, Correspondence of James G. Lamb, 1917-1963.
Box 1

Levis family: Coat-of-Arms of the De Levis family (reproduction) Box 1

Lippincott family, n.d.:

Lineage of Belle (Lippincott) Lamb, wife of Walter Lamb Box 1

Relatives of Lydia Lippincott of Burlington, NJ, who died 1901.
Lydia, who died in 1901, was the daughter of Caleb and Alice (Jarrett) Lippincott.
Box 1

Mc Ilvain family: Lineage of Ann (Mc Ilvain) Miller, wife of Levis Miller Box 1

Martin family: Line of Sarah Martin, wife of John Broomall Box 1

Massey family: Copies of material on family, found in England Box 1

Miller family, 1702-1955

Marriage certificates, 1702-1832, removed to oversize chart case:

Henry Miller and Sarah Deeble, Somerset, England 8/27/1702 (facsimile) Box 1

George Miller and Phebe Massey, Goshen MM 3/6/1764 (facsimile) Box 1

George Miller and Mary Levis, Chester MM 4/10/1794 (facsimile) Box 1

Levis Miller and Ann Mc Ilvain, Chester MM (H) 11/7/1832 Box 1

50th Anniversary certificate for Levis and Ann Miller, Media, PA
Removed to oversize chart case.
7 Nov. 1882 Box 1

Lineage of Levis Miller and his brother, John Miller Box 1

Picture of Maple Grove, long time home of the Miller family, near Media Box 1

Obituary of George Miller, aged 77 12/22/1849 Box 1

Short History of the Miller Family, by Edgar T. Miller, son of Levis and Ann Miller Box 1

Supplemental claims to join the Colonial Dames on lines of John Hoskins and William Clayton, for Clara B. Miller Box 1

"Ancestral records collected and compiled by my Aunt, Clara Booth Miller..." by Elizabeth Booth Lamb 1955 (typescript) Box 1

Roberts family, of New Jersey: Line of Annie Lippincott Roberts, born 1850, married George M. Lamb Box 1

Trainer family, Line of John Newlin Trainer (1844-1923)
John Trainer married Hannah Bartram Booth in 1870
Box 1

Ser. 2. Correspondence, received and sent, 1821-1962
Arranged under the name of the family member whose correspondence it was, with folders filed according to the year of birth of the correspondent. Filed chronologically within each folder.


Martin, George (1754-1825), letters as one of the executors of the estate of John Talbot 1821 Box 2, folder 1

Miller, John (1799-1855) and Hannah (Moore) (1802-1890) 1836 and 1855 (2 letters) Box 2, folder 2

Miller, Sarah L. (1803-1890), letters
Sarah Miller was taughter of George and Mary (Levis) Miller. The letters written while she was traveling in Europe in 1846.
(copies) Box 2, folder 3

Booth, William (1812-1877) and Elizabeth (Broomall) (1816-1882), letters 1833-1882 Box 2, folder 4

Flitcraft, Allen (1825-1904) and Sarah (Booth) (1841-1917), letters 1856-1917 Box 2, folder 5

Roberts, Susan (1833-1888), letters to her sister, Elizabeth R. Haines
Susan removed to Philadelphia from Moorestown, NJ, in 1868.
1872-1885 Box 2, folder 6

Miller, Isaac L. (1845-1913) and Clara (Booth) (1843-1919), letters 1862-1916 Box 2, folder 7

Trainer, Hannah (Booth) (1845-1916), letter 1916 Box 2, folder 8

Miller, Levis and Ann, letters, 1864 (2 letters) Box 2, folder 9

Booth, George M. (1851-1918) and Ellen (Miller) (1853-1929), letters 186?-1914 Box 2, folder 10

Miller, John B. (1871-1918), letter 1896 Box 2, folder 11

Lamb, Robert Emerson (1881-1959), letters 1895-1933 Box 2, folder 12

Lamb, Elizabeth M. (Booth) (1882-1966), letters 1882-1939 Box 2, folder 13

Lamb, James G. (1889-), letters
Letters in connection with his book about the Lamb family, published in 1962.
1917-1963 Box 2, folder 14

Ser. 3. Diaries, 1833-1905
Arranged chronologically.


Booth, William (1812-1887), personal diaries 1833-1839, 1843-1844 Box 3

Miller, Sarah L. (1803-1890), travel diaries
Diaries about travel to Spain, Portugal, Switzerland, France, Germany, Belgium, and England. These diaries were marked for FHL by Mary M.(Hawley) Thompson, Class of 1889 at the College, who died 11 Sept. 1940, in Media.
1846 (small leather notebooks, later ms. transcriptions) Box 3

Flitcraft, Sarah (Booth) (1841-1917), Journals
Concerning aspects of her daily life, and mentioning the assassination of Lincoln in 1864
1863, 1864, 1866, 1868, Box 3

Booth, George M. (1851-1918) and Ellen (Miller) (1853-1929), pocket diaries G: 1869, 1876; E: 1873 Box 3

Miller, Isaac L. (1845-1913) and Clara (Booth) (1843-1919), travel diary of European trip 1899 Box 3

Miller, Isaac L. and Clara B., travel diary
Journal of trip to Ireland, Scotland, England, Holland, Belgium, and Germany, accompanied by their daughter, Elizabeth B. Miller and her friend, Caroline F. Comly, both graduates of Swarthmore College, who planned to continue their studies at the University in Berlin.
Jul. 20 to late Sept., 1901 Box 4

Miller, Isaac L. and Clara B., travel diary
Journal of trip to Italy, Switzerland, France, and England, accompanied by Clara's newly widowed sister, Sarah B. Flitcraft.
Jul. 21 to late Sept. 1904 Box 4

Miller, Isaac L. and Clara B., travel diary
Jouranl of trip spent visiting the areas of England and Wales where their ancestors had lived
Aug. 5 to late Sept. 1905 Box 4

Ser. 4. Writings, 1821-ca. 1920

Poems and speeches by George M. Booth 1861-1914 Box 4

Poems and speeches by other family members Box 4

Thesis by Elizabeth Martin Booth, presented for the B.A. degree at Swarthmore College, on Mary Stuart 1903 Box 4

Family Reminiscences, by Clara B. Miller 1918 Box 4

Hicksite Friends, by Robert E. Lamb ca. 1920 Box 4

Ser. 5. Albums, 1688-1864

Commonplace book of John Miller, father of Henry Miller dated 1688 Box 5

Autograph books, 1819-1828

Sarah L. Miller 1819 Box 5

Ann Mc Ilvain 1825 Box 5

Susan Roberts 1848 Box 5

Scrapbook of Clara B. Miller n.d. Box 5

Scrapbook of Clara B. Miller n.d. Box 6

Commonplace book of Sarah Miller Walker (1799-1874) (
Sarah Miller Walker was the unmarried daughter of Enoch and Phebe (Miller) Walker, and niece of George and Mary (Levis) Miller. She lived at Woodburne, near Montrose, in Susquehanna Co., with her unmarried brother, George Walker, and belonged to Stroudsburg MM.
1820-1864 Box 7

Scrapbook of Elizabeth Martin (Broomall) Booth (1816-1882)
Of newspaper clippings pasted over the account book of the sloop Jonas Preston, which had been owned and operated by her husband, William Booth, in partnership with John Larkin in a coal, lumber, and packet business carrying goods between Chester and Philadelphia, 1847-1850.
Box 7

Scrapbook of Sarah B. Flitcraft
With clippings saved by her and pasted in after her death in 1917 by her sister, Clara B. Miller.
Box 7

Scrapbook of Sarah Levis Miller (1847-1894)
Sarah was the daughter of Levis and Ann Miller. The scrapbook is filed in oversize chart case.
Box 7

Ser. 6. Legal and financial papers, 1693-1873

Wills and estate administrations, 1693-1873: Box 7

Will of Pearce Lamb 1709 (certified copy) Box 7

Will of Thomas Hulbert of Philadelphia, leaving two tracts of land in Bethel and Chichester Townships 8 Oct. 1710 Box 7

Abstract of will of Griffith Owen 15 Mar. 1717 Box 7

Will of Francis Lamb 1765 (certified copy) Box 7

Estate of Caleb Eyre 16 Dec. 1806 Box 7

Probate of will of John Talbot, 29 Jun. 1821 Box 7

Will of Mary Moore, mother of Hannah (Moore) Miller 21 Jun. 1848 Box 7

Estate inventory of John Miller 9 Apr. 1856 Box 7

Will of Hannah (Moore) Miller, mother of Isaac L. Miller 1883 (copy) Box 7

Will of William Booth
William Booth died Nov 1st, 1877
dated 27 Sept. 1873 (copy) Box 7

Copy of verbal will of Elizabeth M. (Broomall) Booth
As told to her children before her death on 14 Jan. 1882.
Box 7

Description of the laying out of the course of the road from Grubb's Mill in Willistown to Chester (later called Providence Road and Route 252) May 1732 (ms. copy) Box 7

Land grants to Pearce Lamb of Cecil Co., MD 1683 and 1694 (negative photostats) Box 7

Mortgages and indentures, 1763-1849:

Indenture of William Clayton, Jr., of Chichester, as apprentice to William Hawley of Chester, carpenter 19 Oct. 1763 Box 7

Mortgage of Joseph Talbot to Jonas Preston, on property in Upper Chichester Township,
Land to be conveyed to John Talbot, son of Joseph Talbot
24 Oct. 1763 Box 7

Indenture, Benjamin and Jemima (Booth) Townsend of Upper Chichester to Sarah (Davis) Reynolds, widow of Henry Reynolds, and her children
Ffor two tracts of land along Naaman's Creek. Filed in oversize chart case.
19 Mar. 1785 Box 7

Mortgage obligation of George Pearson of Ridley Township, miller, to John Talbot of Upper Chichester
For a grist mill and saw mill belonging to Talbot in Chichester Township. Also receipt bearing date of 22 Mar. 1798, from John Talbot to George Pearson.
25 Jan. 1794 Box 7

Mortgage obligation of John Broomall to John Talbot, for two tracts of land in Upper Chichester Township 14 Apr. 1808 Box 7

Indenture between William and Elizabeth M. Booth of Chester and Henry N. Garrett of Philadelphia for land on Allegheny Ave., Philadelphia 24 Dec. 1870 Box 7

Land survey done for Joseph Talbot and John Talbot n.d., 1802 (respectively) Box 7

Two manumissions of slaves
One by Thomas Dick of Chichester, 13 Mar, 1787, and the other by Ralph Robinson on behalf of his mother-in- law, Mary Cannon, of Northwest Fork Hundred, Sussex Co., Delaware, 2 Aug. 1798. John Talbot appears to have been involved in these transactions, perhaps on behalf of Chichester Meeting.
1787, 1798 Box 7

Agreement of sale and other papers in connection with the purchase of a lot on Nippon Street, Germantown, Philadelphia, by Robert E. Lamb 1915-16 Box 7

Papers concerning the disposition of the land and building of the Henry Co., Iowa, Institute of Science
The Institute was founded and built by George Miller (1797-1869), who died unmarried in Trenton, Henry Co. He was a son of George and Mary (Levis) Miller, and brother of John and Levis Miller. After his death his relatives in Delaware Co., PA, deeded over the building and land to the Iowa managers of the Institute for use as a library. Later, in 1956, the Delaware Co. heirs sold the building to an American Legion post. Includes accounts and receipts, 1812, 1816, and 1849.
1812, 1816, 1849 Box 7

Ser. 7. Photographs, arranged by family

Booth Box 8

Lamb Box 8

Miller Box 8

Roberts Box 8

Trainer Box 8

Family coats-of-arms, Massey and Miller Box 8

Ser. 8. Miscellaneous, 1792-1894, n.d.

Memorabilia of Sarah B. Flitcraft Box 9

Memorabilia of George Miller (1772-1849) Box 9

Memorabilia of Elizabeth M. Booth Box 9

Memorabilia of Clara B. Miller and Isaac L. Miller
Includes a small New Testament he carried during the Civil War.
Box 9

Memorabilia of Ellen (Miller) Booth Box 9

Memorabilia of Elizabeth (Booth) Lamb Box 9

Wallet of Levis Miller, Sr., and its contents Box 9

Papers concerning Levis Miller Jr.
Levis Miller, Jr., was captured and died in a Confederate prison camp during the Civil War, 1864.
Box 9

Petition to Thomas Mifflin, Governor of Pennsylvania, signed by Isaac Levis Oct. 1792 (ms. copy) Box 9

Memorial service of Sarah Miller Walker (1799-1874) [1894] Box 9

List of books kept by FHL and cataloged separately
With photocopies of all title pages. Books mostly belonged to George and Phebe (Massey) Miller.
Mar. 1984 Box 10

Title pages (photocopies) of books returned to the donors, or put on FHL duplicate shelves Box 10

List of books in the library of Elizabeth (Booth) Lamb Box 10

Large newspaper sheet with patriotic songs (words) printed on both sides
Filed in oversize chart case.
1868 Box 10

"The Bank of the United States," by Deborah Logan 1827 (typed copy) Box 10

Ser. 9. Clippings, including obituaries, n.d.

Miller, John (1799-1855) Box 10

Miller, Levis (1806-1891) Box 10

Booth, William (1812-1877) Box 10

Booth Caleb H. (1815-1898), and family Box 10

Miller, Clara B. (1843-1919) Box 10

Booth, George M. (1851-1918) Box 10

Harvey, George B. (1875-1951) Box 10

Lamb, Robert E. (1881-1959) Box 10

Booth, Newlin T. (1886-1951) and family Box 10

Sharpless family reunion n.d. Box 10

150th anniversary of the Battle of Germantown Box 10

General clippings Box 10