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Institution: Haverford College
Creator: Waring family.
Title: Waring family papers.
Dates: 1798-1975 (bulk 1860s-1930s)
Extent: 1.4 linear feet
Language: Materials in English.
Biographical or Historical Note: 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). The Warings were founding members of the Colora, Maryland, Meeting. Thomas Waring's children included William Waring (1808-1884). William Waring had four sons: Thomas, Wilson (d. 1917), David, and William (1849-1934). The brothers Thomas and Wilson Waring organized the The Waring Fertilizer and Bone Mill Company in 1869 to bring "scientific agriculture" to Cecil County. Thomas Waring (the younger) was also a Superintendent of Cooper Hospital and the founder of the Waring Manufacturing Company and Waring Ink and Index. His children included Bernard Gilpin Waring (b. 1876).
Scope and Content Note: This is a collection of family papers of the Waring family, primarily of Thomas Waring (the younger) and Bernard G. Waring. Materials related to Thomas and William Waring (the elder generation) include legal documents, such as deeds, mortgages, and indentures. Materials related to Thomas Waring (the younger) include correspondence with family, especially his brother William; personal financial records, such as an expense book, check registers, bills, and receipts; financial records related to the Waring Manufacturing Company (1880s to early 1900s), such as correspondence, stock certificates, proxies, and agreements; records related to the Waring Ink and Index company, including a patent application, correspondence, bills, and receipts. Bernard Waring's papers consist of correspondence with family and friends from the 1920s to the 1930s. Also included in the collection are account books for a grocery business (1863 to 1864), family photographs, and ephemera.
Personal and Corporate Names: Cooper Hospital (Camden, N.J.) /
Genres: Business records. / Correspondence. / Family papers. / Financial records. / Patents. /
Themes: Business and commerce / 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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The survey projects that produced these collection records were funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.