An Inventory of the Lupton Family Papers, ca. 1792-1964

(8 boxes; 4 linear ft.)

RG 5/093


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Abstract
The Lupton family was a Quaker family from Hopewell, Virginia. David Lupton, the son of Joseph and Rachel Lupton, married Mary Hollingsworth at Hopewell Monthly Meeting of Friends in 1777. They had nine children, including a son, Joel, who married Sarah Haines. Joel, and to a lesser extent his brother, Lewis, was known as an inventor who was credited with a number of mechanical improvements to farm machinery. Another brother, Nathan, was involved with his father in the operation of a mill on Babb's Run. Jonah H. Lupton married twice, first to Martha Ann Sidwell, who died in 1836, and second to Lydia Walker. The collection contains correspondence, journals, business papers, pictures and other memorabilia, and miscellaneous materials of the Lupton and related families of Hopewell Monthly Meeting of Friends in Virginia. Correspondents include Mary S. Lupton, David Lupton, Joel Lupton, Nathan Lupton, Hugh S. Lupton, and Carrie D.L. Bond. Of interest is a typescript account of the activities of Hugh S. Lupton during the Civil War (1864) and the original letter written by Susan D. Pierce to Cidney Darlington concerning the Yearly Meeting of Mt. Pleasant, Ohio in 1828. Also of interest is the journal of Virginia civilian Civil War experience by Mary W. Lupton (?), 1862-1864. Collection includes genealogical information on the Lupton, Walker, Jackson, and related families.

Background note:
BIOGRAPHICAL AND HISTORICAL The Lupton family was a Quaker family from Hopewell, Virginia. David Lupton, the son of Joseph and Rachel Lupton, married Mary Hollingsworth at Hopewell Monthly Meeting of Friends in 1777. They had nine children: Ruth, Joseph, Isaac, David, Rachel, Nathan, Jonah H., Lewis, and Phineas. Joel, who married Sarah Haines, and to a lesser extent his brother, Lewis, was known as an inventor who was credited with a number of mechanical improvements to farm machinery. Nathan, was involved with his father in the operation of a mill on Babb's Run. Jonah H. Lupton (1795-1870) married twice, first to Martha Ann Sidwell, who died in 1836, and second to Lydia Walker.

Scope and content
SCOPE AND CONTENT The collection contains correspondence, journals, business papers, pictures and other memorabilia, and miscellaneous materials of the Lupton and related families of Hopewell Monthly Meeting of Friends in Virginia. Correspondents include Mary S. Lupton, David Lupton, Joel Lupton, Nathan Lupton, Hugh S. Lupton, and Carrie D.L. Bond. Of interest is a typescript account of the activities of Hugh S. Lupton during the Civil War (1864) and the original letter written by Susan D. Pierce to Cidney Darlington concerning the Yearly Meeting of Mt. Pleasant, Ohio in 1828. Also of interest is the journal of Civil War experience by Mary W. Lupton (?), 1862-1864. Collection includes genealogical information on the Lupton, Walker, Jackson, and related families and material concerning the publication of Hopewell Friends History 250 Anniversary.

Arrangement
Arrangement The collection is divided into seven series:


Added entries

Subjects
  • Albums
  • Diaries
  • Jackson family
  • Lupton family
  • Quakers - Diaries -- Civil War, 1861-1865
  • Quakers - Virginia
  • Quakers -- Diaries -- Virginia
  • Quakers -- Social life and customs
  • Society of Friends - Hicksite controversy
  • United States - History - Civil War, 1861-1865
  • Virginia - Frederick County
  • Walker family
Additional Authors and Contributors
  • Bond, Carrie D.L. (Carrie Damon Lupton), b. 1883
  • Hopewell Monthly Meeting of Friends
  • Lupton, David, 1757-1822
  • Lupton, Hugh S. (Hugh Sidwell), 1845-1919
  • Lupton, Joel, 1804-1883
  • Lupton, Jonah H. - (Jonah Hollingsworth), 1795-1870
  • Lupton, Mary S. (Mary Speckman), 1856-1928
  • Lupton, Mary W., 1841-1890
  • Lupton, Nathan, 1792-1843
  • Pierce, Susan D., 1810-1832
Credits
Processed by: Finding Aid Prepared by FHL staff
Date: 1962
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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, 1757-1928, n.d.

Joseph Lupton family Box 1

Carrie D. Lupton Bond, and Bond-Lupton Box 1

George family Box 1

“Pertaining to Cousin Jimmie's line” Box 1

Annie J. Rees Box 1

Pages from family Bible
Pages of family records: mainly Walker, Lupton, and Jackson families.
(photostats) Box 1

Civil War passes Box 1

Disownments: Martha Ann Lupton, Nathan Lupton 1833, 1838 (respectively) Box 1

Miscellaneous, including:

Memorial to Grace L. Bond 1928 8mo 17 Box 1

Memorial to Mary S. Lupton 1928 8mo 17 Box 1

Wills: Joseph Lupton, Joseph Lupton, Jr., David Lupton 1757, 1791, 1821 Box 1

Journals:

Thomas Evans (?) record of journey with N. Lupton 1809 Box 1

4 anon. journals
Includes record of payments of Land Tax, 1823-1830
1792-1809; 1810-1847; 1831 Box 1

Diary, anon. n.d. Box 1

[Mary W. Lupton?] Journal of Civil War experiences
Included in album “Mary Lupton, poetry book, 1856,” which reused an older bound volume for transcribed poetry and drawings.
1862-1864. Box 4a

Ser. 2. Correspondence, 1803-1954,

By various authors 1804-1954 Box 1

Mainly by Mary (Mrs. Hugh) Lupton and sister Annie 1890-1921 Box 1

Received by David Lupton 1803-1819 Box 1

Received by Joel Lupton 1835, 1847 Box 1

Received by Jonah Lupton 1838, 1858 Box 1

To and from Nathan Lupton 1815-1843 Box 1

Ser. 3. Business Papers, 1766-1918

Business correspondence, miscellaneous 1842-1944 Box 1

Miscellaneous bills, receipts, etc. 1808-1890 Box 1

Legal documents 1766-1850, and n.d. (copies) Box 1

David Lupton, 1799-1838

Business correspondence 1799-1819 Box 1

Business papers (receipts, surveyor's chart, estate) 1792-1838 Box 1

Account book 1799 Box 1

Hugh Lupton, 1814-1895

Business correspondence 1886-1891 Box 2

Account book 1869-1876 Box 2

Bills and receipts 1814-1895 Box 2

Isaac Lupton, Estate 1820-1822, 1825, 1831. Box 2

Joel Lupton, 1834-1876, n.d.

Business correspondence 1834-1856 Box 2

Business papers
Includes iron orders; list of notes held; receipts; etc.
1834-1876, and n.d. Box 2

Nathan Lupton, 1825-1843

Business correspondence 1833, 1842, 1843 Box 2

Business papers (orders, receipts, etc) 1825-1843 Box 2

Isaac and N. Walker, Receipted bills of merchandise 1839 Box 3

Mary R. Wickersham, Receipts 1893-1918 Box 3

Ser. 4. Memorabilia, 1787-1916, n.d.

Miscellaneous
Includes experiments in paper-making, by Jos. and Joel Lupton.
Box 3-4

Quaker women paper doll Box 3-4

“The Banner,” school paper n.d. (ms.) Box 3-4

Crescent Club, 1832-1916

Attendance record
Includes constitution (with attendance 1915, 1916) and executive reports, 1909-1916.
1903-1908 Box 4

Minutes 1901-1907, 1907-1916 Box 4

Paper, “The Crescent” 1901-1912 (ms.) Box 4

Homemakers Guild, mss. of papers presented Box 4

“Sociable,” minutes 1879-1883 Box 4

“Sociable Evening” school paper 1881, 1832 (ms.) Box 4

“The White Star” 1885-1888, 1890-1895 (ms.) Box 4

Samuel Lupton, arithmetic work book 1831, 1832 Box 4

Samuel Lupton (?), arithmetic work book n.d. Box 4

Edward Walker, arithmetic work book 1787 Box 4

2 clipping books Box 4

Silhouette of unidentified man
Mounted on painted glass, included in Mary W. Lupton poetry album/journal (Series 1). Transferred to cased pictures.
Box 4

Ser. 5. Pictures, 1898-1948, n.d.

Apple Pie Ridge, Va.
Meeting House and school room combined; exterior and interior.
(2 pictures) Box 5

Branson, Tacy and Lillian Box 5

2 “Fairfield,” home of H.S. Lupton, in Clearbrook, Va.
House built in 1895. Also includes 1951 view.
1898 (2 pictures) Box 5

Hopewell Meeting House, before rebuilding in 1910. Box 5

Repairing Hopewell in 1910 Box 5

Envelope of snapshots, Mrs. Helen M. Murphy Box 5

Mrs. Helen M. Murphy and son Gerald Box 5

Francis Carroll Murphy and Gerald Ross Murphy, sons of Helen Box 5

Hopewell Meeting House Box 5

Hopewell marker on Route 11 Box 5

“Kenilworth”, Va. 1948 Box 5

“Waverley,” Alexander Ross's home Box 5

David Phinnias Lupton; Isaac Wilson of Canada; Ruth Wilson, 1st will of Isaac Box 5

William Williams Box 5

Mary Ruth Walker Williams, 2nd wife of Wm. Williams Box 5

Clinic Hall Box 5

Swarthmore College buildings:

Science Hall Box 5

Parrish Box 5

West House Box 5

Market St., Wilmington, Del. Box 5

Ser. 6. Reference material, 1793-1927

Quaker, 1846-1927

“The Religious Society of Friends of Frederick County”, by Carrie Constance Watson May 1927. (Ms.) Box 5

Meeting Records, 1846-1888, including: (Ms.)

Baltimore YM of Women Friends, minutes 26th of 10mo to 29th, 1846. Box 5

Damaged ms., appears to be epistle from Hopewell Meeting to Friends in Iowa 1856 Box 5

Removal certificate for Joshua C. Price and Phebe Ann, his wife, from Hopewell Monthly Meeting to Little Falls Monthly Meeting 2-5-1863 Box 5

Ridge tax 6-9-1892. Box 5

Hopewell Preparative Meeting of Ministers and Elders, minutes
Jonah H. Lupton, clerk for the day.
2mo 6 1868 Box 5

Verses by William Howitt describing the ministers of London YM 1888 Box 5

Death Valley Scotty, 1930-1935, n.d.:

Letter from A. M. Johnson to Carrie D. Lupton
Includes article from Saturday Evening Post 12-6-1930.
3-7-1935, Box 5

Misc. clippings Box 5

Leisure Hour Library, pub. by F.M. Lupton. 12-25-1895 and 1-15-1896

Misc. flyers, leaflets, pamphlets including, 1871, 1923: Box 5

“America Speaks As Friend Of France,” by J. Henry Scattergood
Reprint from The Christian Register, Boston.
1923 Box 5

Practical Religion..., by Oliver Dyer, New Church Tract, Popular Series, No. 1, N.Y., Swinney 1871 Box 5

Newspapers, 1793-1895 :

American and Commercial Advertiser, Balt. Vol. 128, No. 20, 986. 12-10-1863 Box 5

Common People, by H.L. Hastings
Monthly, pub. at The Spe SpirituaI Tract Repository, Boston, Vol. 11, No. 4, Whole No. 124.
April 1876 Box 5

Daily Local News, West Chester, Pa. Vol. 1, No. 1 11-19-1872 Box 5

Housekeeper's Weekly. Phila. Vol., 3, No. 7 2-13-1872 Box 5

The Item, Winchester, Va. No. 38 2-25-1895 Box 5

Maryland Journal and the Baltimore Advertiser Vol. 1 8-20-1773 Box 5

The National Standard, N.Y.
New Series Vol. 3, No. 3; Whole No. 1, 625, New Series 77. See FHL period file.
March 1872 Box 5

The Oxford Press, Oxford, Chester County, Pa. Vol. 15, Whole No. 756. 8-25-1880 Box 5

South Waukegan News, Vol. 2, No. 31. 8-3-1893 Box 5

Village Record of Chester and Delaware Federalist, West Chester, Pa. Vol. 4, No. 6, Whole No. 266. 9-4-1822 Box 5

Zanesville Gazette, Zanesville, Ohio, Vol. 2, No. 10-62. 2-1-1822 Box 5

Temperance and Anti-Tobacco material Box 6

Women's Rights material Box 6

Ser. 7. Hopewell Friends History and 200th Anniversary, 1903-1962

Acknowledgements Box 6-7

Addresses at 200th Anniversary program (Mss.) Box 6-7

Contract for publishing of History by Shenandoah Publishing House, Inc. 6-7-1935 Box 6-7

Correspondence, 1926-1955:

Mainly by members of Anniversary and History committee and Dr. John W. Wayland, editor of the History 1932-1937 Box 6-7

By various authors contributing to the preparation of the History 1932-1936 Box 6-7

Regarding monument 1929-1936 Box 6-7

Regarding pictures for the History
Mainly by the Alpha Photo-Engraving Co.
1935 Box 6-7

Mainly between Shenandoah Publishing House, Inc. and Walker McC. Bond, and John. Waylad 1934-1937 Box 6-7

Regarding speakers for Anniversary program 1934-1936 Box 6-7

Letters by various authors
Mainly to members of History Committee, requesting genealogical information.
1926-1955 Box 6-7

Mainly by of to Walker McC. Bond, not having to do with the History 1935-1937 Box 6-7

Dedication of History Box 6-7

Financial papers in connection with History 1932-1937, and n.d. Box 6-7

Location of Meeting records Box 6-7

Minutes of 200th Anniversary committee 1934-1936 Box 6-7

Notes in connection with writing of History (2 folders) Box 6-7

Orders for History 1934-1962 Box 6-7

Program for Anniversary 6-20-1936 Box 6-7

Prospective buyers of History Box 6-7

Prospectus and other publicity in connection with History and Anniversary 1934-1936 and n.d. Box 6-7

Reference material 1903-193?, and n.d. Box 6-7

Clippings, not pertaining directly to History or Anniversary Box 6-7