Truman-Underhill photographic albums digitized

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Celia Caust-Ellenbogen (Swarthmore College ’09) has digitized the entire collection of Truman-Underhill photographic albums in the collections of Friends Historical Library.*

The Truman and Underhill families were prominent Philadelphia-area Quaker families with close ties to Swarthmore College and active in social concerns. Best known is George Truman (1798-1877), Quaker merchant and doctor and a recognized minister who visited Indians in the American West and former Quaker settlements in the West Indies. He was one of the founders of Swarthmore College.*

George Truman was the maternal grandfather of Benjamin Mott Underhill (1863-1930), who, along with his wife Georgia Cook Myers Underhill (1877-1926), attended Swarthmore College. Benjamin Underhill graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine in 1895, and from 1908 until his death was a professor at the University of Pennsylvania. He was active in the Delaware County Institute of Science and in Providence Friends Meeting in Media, Pennsylvania.*

View the digitized Truman-Underhill collection.
Visit the Friends Historical Library at Swarthmore College website.

*Content courtesy of Swarthmore College and the Swarthmore Friends Historical Library websites.

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