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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.
Additional Authors and Contributors
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.
|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
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.
|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|
|Morton Mortonson house||Box 3|
|“Pre-Civil War Medicine in Chester County, Pa.” Essay by Nancy A. Bremiller (12th grade)||(typed carbon)||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|