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Dr. W. H. Reed family papers

1864-1939, 2.67 linear feet

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This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Historical Society of Montgomery County. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in our reading room, and not digitally available through the web.

Summary Information

Repository:
Historical Society of Montgomery County
Creator:
Reed, W. H. (Willoughby Henry), b. 1856
Title:
Dr. W. H. Reed family papers
Date [inclusive]:
1864-1939
Call Number:
34
Extent:
2.67 Linear feet
Language:
English
Abstract:
Willoughby H. Reed (b. 1856) was a doctor, pharmacist, and historian who lived in Norristown, Pennsylvania. His father-in-law, Samuel F. Jarrett (1825-1917), was the County Treasurer for Montgomery County, and a farmer. The Dr. W. H. Reed family papers, 1864-1939, include genealogical research on the Reed family by W. H. Reed, as well as personal papers of W. H. Reed and S. F. Jarrett.
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Biography/History

Willoughby H. Reed (b. 1856) was a doctor, pharmacist, and historian who lived in Norristown, Pennsylvania. He was a member of the Pennsylvania Society of Sons of the Revolution, the Pennsylvania German Society, the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Genealogyical Society of Pennsylvania, and Historical Society of Montgomery County (Pennsylvania). He acted as Secretary for West Norriton Township Board of Supervisors. In 1884, he married Annie R. Jarrett. Her father, Samuel F. Jarrett (1825-1917), was the County Treasurer for Montgomery County, and a farmer.

Bibliography:

Reed, W.H. History and Genealogy of the Reed Family. Norristown, Pa.: 1929. Page 284).

Scope and Contents

This collection includes genealogical research on the Reed family by W. H. Reed, as well as personal papers of W. H. Reed and S. F. Jarrett. The research notes on the Reed and Leidy families are accompanied by some correspondence and a registry pertaining to the distribution of the book History and Genealogy of the Reed Family. There are also brief genealogical research notes on the Rockefeller, Garner, Probasco, Harmer, Hartman, and Edwards families, togther with an account book of Andrew Reed. The personal papers consist of a number of pocket diaries, travel logs, notebooks, and account books belonging to W. H. Reed and S. F. Jarrett, 1864-1926. There are some Samuel F. Jarrett estate papers. The collection also features a small amount of correspondence sent to Dr. W. H. Reed in his capacity as Secretary for West Norriton Township Board of Supervisors (Jeffersonville, Pa.), 1908-1911.

Administrative Information

Publication Information

Historical Society of Montgomery County

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Celia Caust-Ellenbogen and Michael Gubicza through the Historical Society of Pennsylvania's Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories

Sponsor

This preliminary finding aid was created as part of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania's Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories. The HCI-PSAR project was made possible by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Access Restrictions

Contact Historical Society of Montgomery County for information about accessing this collection.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift of Charles R. Barker (Lansdowne, PA.), July 12th, 1960 (accession #10814).

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Related Materials

Separated Materials Note

Photographs from this collection are stored in the Historical Society of Montgomery County photograph collection.

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Controlled Access Headings

Family Name(s)
  • Reed family
Geographic Name(s)
  • Jeffersonville (Pa.)
  • Montgomery County (Pa.)
  • Norristown (Pa.)
  • West Norriton (Pa.)
Personal Name(s)
  • Jarrett, Samuel F., 1825-1917
  • Reed, W. H. (Willoughby Henry), b. 1856
Subject(s)
  • Genealogy
  • Local government
  • Medicine
  • Pharmacists
  • Physicians
  • Travel

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