Moore-Tyson Family Papers, 1803-1986

(1 box; 0.5 linear ft.)

RG5/206


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Abstract
The Moore and Tysons were Maryland Quaker families. Robert Rowland Moore (1863-1934) was married in 1886 to Margaret Gittings Tyson (1859-1937). The collection contains secondary and genealogical information, photographs, diaries, and some miscellaneous papers descending in the Moore, Townsend, Ellicott, and Tyson families. It includes writings about Elisha Tyson and the Tyson family, a copybook and other material concerning Joseph Townsend, Mary Ellicott’s diary of a journey to State of Ohio (1819) with secondary material on Ellicott City and the Ellicott family, and Tabitha B. Rowland Moore’s diary and copybook (1805-1815).

Background note:
The Moores and Tysons were Maryland Quaker families. Robert Rowland Moore (1863-1934) was married in 1886 to Margaret Gittings Tyson (1859-1937). She was descended from Elisha Tyson, prominent Quaker abolitionist, and George Ellicott of Ellicott City, Maryland. Robert Rowland Moore was descended from William Wilson Moore (1786-1855) who married Tabitha Brook Rowland (1790-1817) in 1808 at Motherkill Monthly Meeting, Md., and also from Joseph Townsend (1756-1841), who wrote an account of the Battle of Brandywine and subsequently moved to Baltimore.

Scope and content
The collection contains secondary and genealogical information, photographs, diaries, and some miscellaneous papers descending in the Moore, Townsend, Ellicott, and Tyson families of Maryland. It includes writings about Elisha Tyson and the Tyson family, a copybook and other material concerning Joseph Townsend, Mary Ellicott’s diary of a journey to State of Ohio (1819) with secondary material on Ellicott City and the Ellicott family, and Tabitha B. Rowland Moore’s diary and copybook (1805-1815).

Organization: Organized in four series: 1. Moore family; 2. Townsend family; 3. Ellicott family; 4. Tyson family.


Administrative and Other Descriptive Information

Restrictions
Collection is open for research.

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 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.

Acquisition Information
Deposit, Esther Leeds Cooperman (a descendant of the families), 1998.

Processing information
Received divided into envelopes according to family: Moore, Townsend, Ellicott, Tyson. The photographs were labeled by Hadassah Moore Leeds and her daughter, Esther Cooperman. Photographs removed to FHL Picture Collection, PA 118. Copy of Life of Elisha Tyson (1825) removed to duplicates.

Separated material
Moore-Tyson Picture Collection (PA 118):

Tyson Family: Tyson, Nathan (1787-1867), carte de visite; Tyson, Nathan, 8 x 10 oval ; Tyson, Martha Ellicott (1795-1873), carte de visite; Tyson, Henry, (1821-1897) 9x11 ; Tyson, Henry, oval 3-1/2 x 5; Tyson, Mary Gillingham (1825-1892), oval 3-1/2 x 5; Tyson, Martha Ellicott (married Robert Marshall), cabinet card; Tyson, Robert (husband of Martha Ellicott Tyson) ; Group picture, Eliz. Canby Rumford, Eliz. Tatnal, Alice Tyson, Hannah Tyson Simmonds; Home of Henry and Mary Tyson, Baltimore, MD.

Moore Family: Moore, Mary Elizabeth (Thomas), 1838-1906), 3 photographs, cabinet sized; Moore, William Wilson, (1837-1914), 3 photographs.

Townsend-Moore Family: Townsend, Richard, carte de visite; Hadassah Joanna (Townsend) Moore with her great-grandchildren. Digital scan, Hadassah Joanna Moore with great-granddaughter, Hadassah Joanna Moore (2 copy photos); Robert R. and Hadassah J. Moore, ca. 1895, cabinet card; Robert Rowland Moore, 2 cabinet sized; Hadassah Joanna Moore, 2 copies cabinet sized, 1 carte de visite; Robert Rowland Moore with his three sons, 6 x 9; Esther Moore (married Appleton), cabinet sized; Joseph Townsend Moore.

Related material
Life of Elisha Tyson, the Philanthropist. Baltimore: 1825. FHL books.

The Moore-Tyson family: ancestry of Robert Rowland Moore and Margaret Gittings Tyson of Sandy Spring, Maryland. New York: 1937. FHL books


Added entries

Subjects
  • Quakers -- Diaries -- 19th century
  • Quakers -- Maryland
  • Quakers -- Social life and customs

    Additional Authors and Contributors
  • Moore, Tabitha B. Rowland, 1790-1817

    Contact information

    Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

     


    Collection inventory

    Note to Researchers: These records may only be consulted at Swarthmore, and are not available through inter-Library loan.


    Series 1: Moore Family, 1805-1914

    Genealogical charts and information
    n.d.
    (1 folder)
    Box 1

    Marriage certificate for William Moore and Tabitha Rowland
    1808
    (1 folder)
    Box 1

    Marriage certificate, William Wilson Moore (1786-1855) and Tabitha Brock Rowland at Motherkill

    Tabitha B. Rowland, diary and copybook
    1805-1815
    (1 folder)
    Box 1

    Tabitha B. Rowland (1790-1817) diary (1812-1815) and copybook (drafts of letters while at Pleasant Hill Boarding School, 1805)

    Typed excerpts from Tabitha’s diary
    1812-1815
    (1 folder)
    Box 1

    William W. Moore
    1883,1908, 1914
    (1 folder)
    Box 1

    William W. Moore (1837-1914), silver anniversary invitation, will, and obituary.

    Moore family memorabilia
    1894-96 & n.d.
    (1 folder)
    Box 1

    Memorabilia, primarily from the anniversary of R. R. and Hadassah in 1894 and Hadassah’s 80th birthday in 1896.

    Series 2: Townsend Family, 1803-1846

    Biography of Joseph Townsend (1756-1841)
    n.d.
    (1 folder)
    Box 1

    Handwritten copy

    ALS to Esther Townsend from Joseph Townsend
    1803
    (1 folder)
    Box 1

    Autograph letter signed, concerning his father's death.

    Joseph Townsend's commonplace book
    1823-32
    (1 folder)
    Box 1

    Perpetual calendar, fragment of a letter
    n.d.
    (1 folder)
    Box 1

    Hallet E. Townsend copybook
    1830
    (1 folder)
    Box 1



    "An Account of the Battle [of Brandywine] by Joseph Townsend"
    1846
    (1 folder)
    Box 1

    Published by the Historical Society of Pennsylvania

    Series 3: Ellicott Family, 1819-1986

    Mary Ellicott diary of a journey to State of Ohio
    1819
    (1 folder)
    Box 1

    "The Rise and Progress of the Town of Ellicott's Mills" by John J. Tyson, 1810
    1911
    (1 folder)
    Box 1

    Typescript, dated 1911. "The Rise and Progress of the Town of Ellicott's Mills", by John J. Tyson, 1810, with cover letter and note by Lucy Fitzhugh.

    “Settlement of Ellicott’s Mills”
    1871
    (1 folder)
    Box 1

    Booklet by Martha E. Tyson

    “Old Ellicott Family Burial Ground”
    1975
    (1 folder)
    Box 1

    Booklet by C. Ellis Ellicott, Jr.

    Secondary material on George Ellicott House, Ellicott City, Md.
    1986
    (1 folder)
    Box 1

    Series 4: Tyson Family, 1905-1985

    Essay on Elisha Tyson by Lewis Rumford
    1985
    (1 folder)
    Box 1

    Photocopy

    “Tyson Lineage and Arms” by Emily Emerson Lantz
    1905
    (1 folder)
    Box 1

    Typed

    “The Tyson Family”
    1973
    (1 folder)
    Box 1

    Compiled by Rose Clymer Rumford. Photocopy.

    “Tyson. Old Philadelphia Families.”
    1937
    (1 folder)
    Box 1

    Frank Willing Leach, CXX Tyson. MS.

    Newspaper clippings
    n.d.
    (1 folder)
    Box 1

    “Elisha Tyson, Baltimore and the Negro.”
    1975
    (1 folder)
    Box 1

    1975 thesis by Leroy Graham, Morgan State College. Photocopy.