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Powell Family Papers

 Fonds — Box: 1 - 4
Identifier: Mss.005.092

Scope and Contents

Letters, journals, legal papers and certificates about and between several members and generations of the Powell family.  Topics of particular interest include agriculture and the Swedenborgian Faith .  Letters between various members of the Powell family relate to agriculture and orchards on their farms in Ohio, Maryland and Pennsylvania.


  • 1875 - 1955
  • Majority of material found in 1900 - 1990
  • Date acquired: 20090608

Language of Materials



4.00 Cubic Feet

4.00 Linear Feet

Technical Access Requirements

Photographs used in the book, "The Apple Orchards,"  are on Compact Disc in .jpg format.

Source of Acquisition

Glenn, Vera Powell

Existence and Location of Originals

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Related Materials

Two letters from Lemuel Powell in 1856 (To Whom It May Concern & To Mssrs Burnham & Benade) copies of which were sent to Sylvanus Powell.  These letters are in the papers of the Middleport Society of the New Church.

Online exhibit regarding the Academy Farm run by the Powells using material from this collection.

Archon Finding Aid Title Mss.005.092
Gregory Jackson & Vera Powell Glenn
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Repository Details

Part of the Academy of the New Church Archives Repository

PO Box 740
Bryn Athyn PA 19009 USA