Underwood Family Papers, 1833-1927

(1 box)

RG 5/153


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Abstract
The Underwood family was a Quaker family, of Millville, Pennsylvania, and Woodbury, New Jersey. The collection contains chiefly papers of Warner Underwood (1851-1941), Quaker businessman and philanthropist, and his wife, Tamar Eliza John Underwood (1848-1932), including personal correspondence, financial and legal records (1876) relating to a sawmill in Centre County, Pa., student copy work, memorabilia, and historical material relating to Millville.

Background note:
BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL The Underwood family was a Quaker family, of Millville, Pennsylvania, and Woodbury, New Jersey. Warner Underwood (5/9/1851-2/4/1941) was a Quaker businessman and philanthropist. He married Tamar Eliza John (12/19/1848-8/2/1932) at the home of her mother, Hannah Kester John, in Millville, Columbia County, Pa, under the care of Fishing Creek Monthly Meeting on the 21st day of 10th month, 1875. They had two sons, James Harris Underwood (b. 9/27/1876) and Amos Parker Underwood (b. 12/24/1883). The family transferred from Centre Monthly Meeting, Pa., to Woodbury Monthly Meeting, N.J., certificate in 1880.

Scope and content
SCOPE AND CONTENT The collection contains chiefly papers of Warner Underwood (1851-1941), Quaker businessman and philanthropist, and his wife, Tamar Eliza John Underwood (1848-1932), including personal correspondence, financial and legal records (1876) relating to a sawmill in Centre County, Pa., student copy work, memorabilia, and historical material relating to Millville.

Arrangement
Arrangement The collection is divided into six series:


Added entries

Subjects
  • Businessmen -- United States
  • Centre County (Pa.) --Business, industries, and trades--Lumber
  • Millville (Pa.) -- Family and personal papers
  • Millville (Pa.) -- History
  • New Jersey - Family and personal papers -- 19th-20th centuries
  • Pennsylvania -- Family and personal papers -- 19th-20th centuries
  • Pennsylvania -- History, Local
  • Pennsylvania --Business, industries, and trades -- Lumber
  • Philanthropists - Quaker
  • Philanthropists -- United States
  • Quakers -- New Jersey
  • Quakers -- Pennsylvania
  • Quakers -- Social life and customs
  • Sawmills -- Pennsylvania
  • Underwood family
  • Women, Quaker -- New Jersey
  • Women, Quaker -- Pennsylvania
  • Woodbury (N.J.) -- Family and personal papers
Additional Authors and Contributors
  • Underwood, Tamar Eliza John, 1848-1932
  • Underwood, Warner, 1851-1941
Credits
Processed by: FHL staff
Date: 1967
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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

"Memories of Millville and Greenwood Seminary", and other memoirs
Includes memorial booklet on Henry W. Wilbur.
8/26/1897 Box 1

Golden Wedding Anniversary Booklet 10/21/1925 Box 1

Enclosures, manuscript copy of minute of Woolwich Preparative Meeting (53rd Anniversary), and poem "Golden Wedding", by Roselda Kester Cloud 10/21/1928 Box 1

Ser. 2. Correspondence, 1889-1915

Various correspondence 10/5/1889-1/18/1915

Ser. 3. Legal and financial papers, 1876, 1902

Assignment of lease of saw mill property from Jesse Underwood to his son Warner Underwood 4/1/1876 Box 1

Will of R. Orlando Way 3/13/1902 (typed copy) Box 1

Ser. 4. Writings, n.d.

Student compositions and verse
Names of William I. and Warner Underwood (brothers) on a few of the papers.
n.d. Box 1

Ser. 5. Memorabilia, 1833-1920

Acct. of John Randolph's last illness, manumission of his slaves (typed), and pamphlet "From the deposition of Dr. Joseph Parrish in John Randolph's Case" 1833 Box 1

Memorials and obituaries
Memorials of John Kester and Hannah M. K. Towns (brother and sister), and others.
1895, 1910, 1920 Box 1

Ser. 6. Reference material, Quaker, 1852-1915, n.d.

Minutes (extracts) of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting 1852 Box 1

"An Epistle of Tender Caution", Job Scott 1886 Box 1

Account of Woodbury P.M.'s philanthropic work 1902-1915 Box 1

"Views and Testimonies of Friends", Isaac Hilborn 1904 (2 copies) Box 1

Account of uniting of two branches of Friends at Woodbury, NJ (rough notes) Box 1

Meeting for Worship, an outline n.d. Box 1

Postcards of Friends Meeting House, Wilmington, DE Box 1