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Gumbes Family Correspondence

A description of their correspondence at Syracuse University

Finding aid created by: LMD
Date: 28 Apr 2010

Biographical History

The Gumbeses were a Quaker family from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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.

Arrangement of the Collection

Items are arranged in chronological order.


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.

Subject Headings


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


Quakers -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- Correspondence.


Philadelphia (Pa.) -- History.

Genres and Forms


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.

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