An Inventory of the Charles Palmer Papers, 1829-1942

(2 boxes; .75 linear ft.)

RG 5/112


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Abstract
Charles Palmer (1863-1966) was a Quaker teacher, lawyer, and real estate broker from Chester, Pennsylvania. The collection includes family correspondence, including that of Palmer as a student at Swarthmore College, diaries of Palmer's father, Lewis Palmer (1837-1917), mother, Hannah H. Palmer (1836-1917), and other family members in Chester and Delaware counties, Pa., account books, business and legal papers, essays, poetry, clippings, memorabilia, and other papers. Includes material relating to Lewis Palmer's book, A Genealogical Record of the Descendants of John and Mary Palmer (1875), and to Quaker affairs, especially work for prohibition.

Background note:
BIOGRAPHICAL Charles Palmer (1863-1966) was a Quaker teacher, lawyer, and real estate broker from Chester, Pennsylvania.

Scope and content
SCOPE AND CONTENT The collection includes family correspondence, including that of Palmer as a student at Swarthmore College, diaries of Palmer's father, Lewis Palmer (1837-1917), mother, Hannah H. Palmer (1836-1917), and other family members in Chester and Delaware counties, Pa., account books, business and legal papers, essays, poetry, clippings, memorabilia, and other papers. Includes material relating to Lewis Palmer's book, A Genealogical Record of the Descendants of John and Mary Palmer (1875), and to Quaker affairs, especially work for prohibition.

Arrangement
Arrangement The collection has been divided into six series:


Added entries

Subjects
  • Chester (Pa.) -- Family -- Family and personal papers
  • Chester County (Pa.) -- Family and personal papers
  • College students -- Pennsylvania
  • Diaries
  • Genealogists
  • Genealogy
  • Palmer family
  • Pennsylvania -- Family and personal papers -- 19th-20th centuries
  • Pennsylvania-- Education --Universities and colleges
  • Poems
  • Prohibition -- Pennsylvania
  • Quakers -- Pennsylvania
  • Swarthmore (Pa.)-- Education -- Universities and colleges
  • Swarthmore College-- Students
  • Temperance flz Pennsylvania
  • Universities and colleges -- Pennsylvania
Additional Authors and Contributors
  • Palmer, Hannah H., 1836-1917
  • Palmer, Lewis, 1837-1917
Credits
Processed by: Finding Aid Prepared by FHL staff
Date: ca. 1969
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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, 1842-1916
Consists of diaries and other small record books, arranged by author.


Anonymous, 1862-1916

Physician's visiting list and accounts 1862 Box 1

Cash accounts 1862-1868 Box 1

Milk book 1863, 1864 Box 1

Diary 1864, 1868, 1869 Box 1

Record of deaths and marriages 1896-1898, 1903-1905, 1906-1913, 1914-1916 Box 1

Palmer, Charles, 1842-1970

Accounts with Bank of Delaware Co. 1842-1854 Box 1

Diary 1870 Box 1

Palmer, Hannah H., diary 1863, 1865, 1868 Box 1

Palmer, Lewis, 1854-1868

Diary [some years questionable authorship] 1854, 1856, 1859, 1860, 1861, 1862, 1863 Box 1

Produce accounts 1866-1868 Box 1

Ser. 2. Correspondence, 1852-1942, and n.d.

Mainly family letters; chief recipient, Lewis Palmer
Lewis Palmer was the father of Charles. Authors include Charles, particularly letters to his father from Swarthmore College; Edwin H. Palmer, brother of Lewis; Mary Palmer Darlington, sister of Lewis; school friends of Lewis - Francis Thomas, Benjamin L. Wood and Enoch T. Wood; and letters ordering copies of Lewis Palmers A Genealogical Record of the Descendants of John and Mary Palmer, published 1875, J.B. Lippincott & Co., Phila.
1852-1942 Box 1

Ser. 3. Writings, ca. 1890, n.d.

Verse by Mary Palmer Darlington Box 2

"Composition Womans Position in Society.” Anon. n.d. Box 2

“The Issues of the Day” (The Prohibition Party) by Charles Palmer ca. 1890. (Ms.) Box 2

“The Baker Ballot Law”, Anon. n.d. Box 2

Ser. 4. Memorabilia, 1829-1897

Tuition receipt 1829 2mo. 17 Box 2

Program of Swarthmore College field meet 1882 4mo. 29 Box 2

Charles Palmer's laundry list, Chester PA 1897 Box 2

“Our Paper,” paper of Friends Literary Society of Chester, ed. Chas. Palmer. 10/27/1892 Box 2

Charles Palmer's business card- lawyer, notary public, surveyor- Chester PA. Box 2

Charles Palmer's political card for District Attorney of Delaware Co., PA. Box 2

Class of 1894 Poem, by Susanna Sherwood Yeo. Box 2

Ser. 5. Business and Legal Papers, 1877-1888

Summons to Lewis Palmer to serve on Petit Jury, in Media, Delaware Co., Pa. A-- 1877 Box 2

Notice by Court of Quarter Sessions of Delaware Co.
re: a public road in Aston Twp.
1/26/1882 Box 2

Agreement between Trustees of the boarding school property belonging to Nine Partners Quarterly Meeting, and Charles Palmer, to lease. 6/15/1884 Box 2

Notice to Lewis Palmer of annual meeting of Swarthmore College stockholders 11/27/1888 Box 2

Delaware Co. watcher's certificate made out to Charles Palmer n.d. Box 2

Ser. 6. Miscellaneous, 1896-1936, n.d.

Newspaper clippings (3), on prohibition; D.W. Jefferis, mayoral candidate, Chester; woman's suffrage Box 2

Constitution of the Young Friends' Association Box 2

? Ms. draft of letter from Genesee YM to “Dear Friends” 6/18/1896 Box 2

Synopsis of proceedings of a Meeting to Consider Motivating our Meetings for Worship 1930 Box 2

Suggestion for pageant at 200th Anniversary of the Purchase of Ground for Friends' Meeting House on Market Street, South of Third Street, Chester, PA. 1936? Box 2

Ms. draft of what appears to be Women's YM Epistle (Genesee YM?) n.d. Box 2