Deborah Fisher Wharton Papers, 1815-1876

(1 box; 0.25 linear ft.)

RG 5/161


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Abstract
Deborah Fisher Wharton (1795-1888) was a Hicksite Quaker of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Newport, Rhode Island, the wife of William Wharton and father of Joseph Wharton, the Philadelphia Quaker industrialist and philanthropist. She was a founder of Swarthmore College and served on the original Board of Managers. This collection is largely generalogical data on the Fisher, Wharton, and related families of Philadelphia, Pa., and Rhode Island. There are personal letters (1862-1874) between Deborah Fisher Wharton and her daughter Esther Fisher Wharton Smith, wife of Benjamin Raper Smith of Philadelphia.

Background note:
BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL Deborah Fisher Wharton (1795-1888) was a Hicksite Quaker of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Newport, Rhode Island, the wife of William Wharton and father of Joseph Wharton, the Philadelphia Quaker industrialist and philanthropist. She was a founder of Swarthmore College and served on the original Board of Managers.

Scope and content
SCOPE AND CONTENT This collection is largely genealogical data on the Fisher, Wharton, and related families of Philadelphia, Pa., and Rhode Island. There are personal letters (1862-1874) between Deborah Fisher Wharton and her daughter Esther Fisher Wharton Smith, wife of Benjamin Raper Smith of Philadelphia.

Arrangement
Arrangement The collection is divided into four series:


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Subjects
  • Fisher family
  • Quakers -- Social life and customs
  • Wharton family
Credits
Processed by: FHL staff
Date: 1971
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.


Inventory

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE RECORDS
Ser. 1. Correspondence

Letters to her daughter, Esther Fisher Wharton Smith 1862-1874 and n.d.

Ser. 2. Diary

Primarily genealogical data on Fisher, Wharton and related families of Philadelphia and Rhode Island n.d.

Ser. 3. Pictures

2 photographs of her five daughters n.d.

Ser. 4. Miscellaneous

Medical and cooking receipts n.d.