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Gumbes Family Correspondence

A description of their correspondence at Syracuse University

Overview of the Collection

Creator: Gumbes family.
Title: Gumbes Family Correspondence
Inclusive Dates: 1786-1869
Quantity: 1 folder (SC)
Abstract: Bulk is correspondence between Rebecca Gumbes and her son, Samuel Wetherill Gumbes.
Language: English
Repository: Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries
222 Waverly Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13244-2010
http://scrc.syr.edu

Biographical History

The Gumbeses were a Quaker family from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Gumbes Family Correspondence contains approximately 40 items. The collection begins with a letter of introduction dated 24 Aug 1786 written for Benjamin Gumbes. Most of the following letters were written by Rebecca Gumbes and are addressed to her son, Samuel Wetherill Gumbes (1813-1865), or his wife, Frances Sarah Dring Macomb (d. 1896). Rebecca's letters span 1832-1869, bulk 1832-1849.

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Arrangement of the Collection

Items are arranged in chronological order.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

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Use Restrictions

Written permission must be obtained from SCRC and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.

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Subject Headings

Persons

Gumbes family.
Gumbes, Frances Sarah Dring Macomb.
Gumbes, Rebecca.
Gumbes, Samuel Wetherill.

Subjects

Quakers -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- Correspondence.

Places

Philadelphia (Pa.) -- History.

Genres and Forms

Correspondence.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Gumbes Family Correspondence,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Purchased, 1969.

Finding Aid Information

Created by: LMD
Date: 28 Apr 2010
Revision history:

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