An Inventory of the Edith Verlenden Paschall Papers, 1736-1961 [bulk 1940-1961]

(4 boxes; 2 linear ft.)

RG 5/117


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Abstract
Edith Verlenden Paschall (1881-1961) was a Quaker genealogist and historian from Delaware County, Pennsylvania. The collection contains correspondence, legal papers and marriage certificates (chiefly photocopies), wills, notes, miscellaneous memorabilia, and pictures, collected by Paschall and relating to the Paschall family and other Quaker families. Includes material relating to the history and settlement of Darby, Pa., the development of Darby Monthly Meeting, and historic houses and brickmaking in the Delaware Valley.

Background note:
BIOGRAPHICAL AND HISTORICAL Edith Verlenden Paschall (1881-1961) was a Quaker genealogist and historian from Delaware County, Pennsylvania.

Scope and content
SCOPE AND CONTENT The collection contains correspondence, legal papers and marriage certificates (chiefly photocopies), wills, genealogical notes, miscellaneous memorabilia, and pictures collected by Paschall and relating to the Paschall family and other Quaker families. Includes material relating to the history and settlement of Darby, Pa., the development of Darby Monthly Meeting, and historic houses and brickmaking in the Delaware Valley, Pa.

Arrangement
Arrangement The collection is divided into six series:


Added entries

Subjects
  • Brickmaking -- Delaware River Valley (N.Y.-Del. and N.J.)
  • Darby (Pa.) -- History
  • Darby (Pa.) -- Quakers
  • Delaware County (Pa.)-- Quakers
  • Delaware River Valley (N.Y.-Del. and N.J.) -- Business industries, and trades -- Bricks
  • Delaware River Valley (N.Y.-Del. and N.J.) -- Historic buildings and sites
  • Genealogists -- United States
  • Historians -- United States
  • Historic buildings -- Delaware River Valley (N.Y.-Del. and N.J.)
  • Paschall family
  • Pennsylvania -- Churches and religious affairs -- Quaker
  • Pennsylvania -- History, Local
  • Pennsylvania -- Quakers
  • Quakers -- Delaware County (Pa.)
  • Quakers -- Pennsylvania -- Darby
  • Quakers -- Social life and customs
  • Society of Friends -- Pennsylvania
  • Society of Friends-- Darby Monthly Meeting of Friends
  • Women genealogists -- United States
  • Women historians -- United States
Additional Authors and Contributors
  • Darby Monthly Meeting of Friends
  • Paschall, Edith Varlenden, 1881-1961
Credits
Processed by: Finding Aid Prepared by FHL staff
Date: Before 1967
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, 1886, 1899, n.d.

Verses on Edith Verlenden Paschall's 80th birthday Box 1

2 diplomas of Jacob Serrill Verlenden, see Diplomas: Box 1

Science Course at Friends Central School 6/19/1986 Box 1

Bachelor of Science in Engineering, Swarthmore College 6/13/1899 Box 1

Ser. 2. Correspondence, 1940-1961, and n.d.
By various authors, and having to do largely with genealogical research. Also includes:


John W. Nason, president of Swarthmore College, to Edith Verlenden Paschall
Advising Edith that she had been named as one of the Honorary Curators of the Friends Historical Library.
6/12/1953 Box 1

Members of the Board of Directors of Gibbons Home to Edith Verlenden Paschall, expressing appreciation for her work as president of the Board 6/7/1954 Box 1

Extracts from letters of Anna B. Bartram “to my esteemed fried E.P. Marshall” 1837-1845 (handwritten copy) Box 1

Extract from letter of Susan Serrill to “J”
Regarding Christianity and war; written during the Civil War.
(handwritten copy) Box 1

Ser. 3. Writings

Notes for talk on The Friendly Society for Diffusing Useful Knowledge Box 1

Notes for introducing speakers at program “By-Ways in Darby History” Box 1

Ser. 4. Memorabilia, 1948, n.d.

Address book Box 1

“Greetings on the 253rd Christmas at Applebrook”
Includes list of silversmiths.
1948 Box 1

2 games, “Information please”, and “Questions on Trees” Box 1

Ser. 5. Pictures, 1921, n.d.

Darby Friends Meeting House Box 1

Directors, Springhaven Club 1921 Box 1

15 Rogers Ave., etc. Box 1

Friends Old Meeting House, Easton, Md. Box 1

Home of Jacob S. Serrill, Darby, Pa. (John Bethell in 1703) Box 1

Ser. 6. Reference Material, 1704-1939
Listing checklist available with collection


Bricks, 1704, n.d.

Notebook on Bake House in Darby, Pa. and information regarding English bricks used in building it; and other information regarding bricks and brickmakers. Box 1

Ms. regarding bricks, in handwriting and style of Edith Paschall Box 1

Correspondence regarding bricks, including letters from Colonial Williamsburg and the Smithsonian Institution Box 1

Snapshots and negatives of bricks Box 1

Draft of Edward Kennison's brick-yard in Chester 1704 (negative photostat) Box 1

Four old bricks Box 4

Buck Hill Falls Land Box 1

Darby Meeting Papers Box 1

Darby settlement papers Box 2

Delaware County ps. Box 2

Delaware County Historical Society papers Box 2

Friends' Central School (mainly photographs) Box 2

Friends' testimonies Box 2

Genealogical notes Box 3

Miscellaneous notes Box 3

Miscellaneous (printed) Box 3

Morton Mortonson house Box 3

“Pre-Civil War Medicine in Chester County, Pa.” Essay by Nancy A. Bremiller (12th grade) (typed carbon) Box 3

Roads Box 3

Papers on Strath Haven Inn relics Box 3

Swedish Cabin (homestead) Box 3

Wills: (copies, chronologically arranged), 1721-1939

Joseph Wood 12/12/1721 Box 3

Philip Mourer 2/10/1778 Box 3

Joseph Wood 4/13/1782 Box 3

John Wood 2/11/1791 Box 3

James Wood 2/19/1865 Box 3

Wm. W. Wharton 6/14/1939 Box 3

Deeds, titles and related papers Box 3

Clippings Box 3