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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.
Additional Authors and Contributors
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.
|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
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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
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
|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.
|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.
|Scrapbook of Sarah B. Flitcraft
With clippings saved by her and pasted in after her death in 1917 by her sister, Clara B. Miller.
|Scrapbook of Sarah Levis Miller (1847-1894)
Sarah was the daughter of Levis and Ann Miller. The scrapbook is filed in oversize chart case.
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.
|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
|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.
|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.
|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)||||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.
|"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|