MG 710 - Graydon, McKinney, Scull Collection

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Scope and Content

The collection contains papers of the Graydon, McKinney and Scull families. They include:

The estate papers of Major Peter Scull, 1779-1780.

His commission as Major in the Continental Army, January 11, 1777, signed by John Hancock and a commission to Henry Savage signed by Peter Scull and witnessed by John Jay, 1779.

One letter written by William Graydon to his wife "Nelly" about 1794.

Six letters written by Alexander Graydon to Rachel Graydon, 1814, with transcriptions and photocopies. Drawings of a farm house and animals signed Alexander Graydon, 1775.

Excerpt from "Women of the Revolution," which describes Mrs. Rachel Graydon and provides an account of her visit to her son Alexander who had been taken prisoner at the battle of Fort Washington.

Eight folders of letters relating to Mordecai McKinney, Mary Ellen Graydon, Alexander Graydon, William Graydon, and a folder of transcriptions.

Rachael Graydon's diary, 1821-1822.

Letters from Yorick to Eliza, inscribed Peter Scull's May, 1774; now Miss Nelly Scull's.

Book of Psalms inscribed Mrs. Mary McKinney, 1859, and Mary Sharpe, 1882, inner-leaved materials relating to Cedar Hall Seminary, Mount Joy, Pennsylvania.

Scrapbook of H. Murray Graydon, father of Julia Graydon, from mid-1800's to 1948, includes obituaries of family members.

Books of various family members.


The genealogy of the Graydon, McKinney and Scull families can be found in the Alexander Library.

Date(s): 1774-1948

Extent: 4 boxes, 26 folders, 91 enclosures