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Institution: Haverford College
Title: Evans-Waring-Whitall family papers.
Extent: 1.75 linear feet
Language: Materials in English.
Biographical or Historical Note: The Waring, Whitall, Carter, and Evans families were prominent Quakers from Maryland, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey. The Waring family arrived in the United States in 1775. The first generation of Warings to settle in Cecil County, Maryland, included Thomas (1755-1842) and William (d. 1793). Thomas Waring's children included William Waring (1808-1884). William Waring had four sons: Thomas, Wilson (d. 1917), David, and William (1849-1934). Bernard Gilpin Waring (b. 1876) was one of Thomas' children. John Mickle Whitall (1800-1877) of Woodbury, New Jersey and his wife Mary Tatum (1803-1880) were the parents of James Whitall (1834-1896), who married Mary Wistar Cope (ca. 1836-1897), and Hannah Whitall (1832-1911), who married Robert Pearsall Smith. Charles Evans was a 1902 graduate of Haverford and professor of German at Bucknell and Temple University.
Scope and Content Note: This is a collection of papers of the Waring, Whitall, Carter, and Evans families. Materials related to the Waring family include correspondence, notebooks, and a school remembrance book of Bernard G. Waring; an 1842 Testimony of Thomas Waring; letters and a copy of the will of William Waring (d. 1793); a 1795 commonplace book of Hannah Waring; letters to various members of the Waring family around the 1840s; and family photos. Materials related to the Whitall family include letters to Mary Whitall and John M. Whitall between 1816 and 1873; and family photos. Carter family materials include genealogical materials and family histories, including "Some Notes Regarding the Carter Family"; transcriptions of Henry Carter's autobiography; stories related by Hannah Carter to Elizabeth Rhoads; and other writings. Evans family materials include calendars of Charles Evans from 1892 and 1895; and genealogical materials.
Personal and Corporate Names: Carter family. / Evans family. / Waring family. / Whitall family. /
Subjects: Quakers--Correspondence. / Quakers--Genealogy. /
Genres: Commonplace books. / Correspondence. / Photographs. /
Themes: Genealogy /
The collection is open for research. Please contact Diana Franzusoff Peterson, Manuscripts Librarian & College Archivist, firstname.lastname@example.org, with questions or to access the collection.
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