Personal and Family Papers R-Z
Read, James Morgan. Papers, 1951-1987.
James Morgan Read (1908-1985) was a Quaker and president of Wilmington College from 1960-69. He also served as the United Nations Deputy High Commissioner from 1951-60 and was a vice president of the Charles F. Kettering Foundation from 1969 until his retirement in 1974. The bulk of the collection documents James Read's work as a consultant after 1974. His diaries date from his association with Wilmington College. Areas of particular interest include the establishment of Soviet-American dialogue and the Dartmouth and Soviet-American Writers Conferences, U.S./Canadian relations and the Lester B. Pearson Conference, the American Friends Service Committee, and the U.N. (non-governmental organizations)
Call number: RG5/128
Rees, Deborah G. (Deborah Gorman). African Papers, 1899-1985.
Emory J. (1870-1947) and Deborah Gorman Rees (1876-1967) were Quaker missionaries in South Africa 1899-1903 and participated in Friends African Industrial Mission (FAIM) in British East Africa (now Kenya) from 1903 to 1926. The collection contains primarily the correspondence of Deborah with her mother and sister, Sarah and Zoa Gorman. The letters begin in 1899 and continue through 1925, with breaks when the Reeses returned to the United States. Also included are stories, letters from Emory to his family, and miscellaneous notes, journal entries and newspaper clippings.
Call number: RG5/239
Regen, Rosalie. Papers, 1856-1993.
Rosalie Stork Regen (1909-1993) was a Quaker author and playwright who joined the Rahway and Plainfield Monthly Meeting in 1941. An active member of the Society of Friends, Rosalie taught First Day School and visited Quakers all over the world. The collection includes journals kept continuously from 1936 to the time of her death in 1993. She also maintained a prodigious correspondence with family and friends. Includes drafts of her writings, some of which were published: "Peaceful Heroes," a collection of plays, in 1962, and "Forever in Joy," a book of poetry, in 1974.
Call number: RG5/166
Reifsnyder-Gillam Family Genealogical Papers, 1900-1902.
These genealogical papers on the Reifsnyder and Gillam families and collateral lines were collected by Howard Reifsnyder of Philadelphia and Langhorne, Pennsylvania. Most of the research was done by Ann Lane Scolley, dated 1901. Howard Reifsnyder was married in 1891 to Hannah Gillam, a descendant of a long-time Quaker family. Families in these genealogical papers are Pennsylvania Quakers, including Gillam, Conrad/Kunders, Lloyd, Wilson, Preston, and some Welsh research. Pennsylvania German families include Reifsnyder and Longenecker/Longacre.
Call number: RG5/129
Reixach, Karen A. Prison Reform Papers, 1974-1986
Contains correspondence, minutes, and other papers concerning Karen A. Reixach's work with Quaker meetings at Auburn Prison and Attica Prison in New York State, 1974-1986. A member of Rochester Monthly Meeting, she was active in prison reform and Quaker outreach to prisoners. She served on the Rochester Monthly Meeting and New York Yearly Meetings Prison Committees and as clerk of the Oversight Committee at Attica Prison.
Call number: RG5/258
Richardson Family Papers, 1732-1962.
This collection contains extensive correspondence, journals, legal and financial papers, and genealogical data and memorabilia of the Richardson and Yarnall families of Pennsylvania and Ohio. Peter Yarnall was a Philadelphai physican, and both he and his wife, Hannah (Haines) Yarnall, were influential Quaker ministers. Their daughther, Hannah Yarnall (1797-1876), married Nathaniel Richardson (1793-1872) of Byberry, Pennsylvania. Their son, Elliott Richardson (1842-1888), was a eminent Philadelphia surgeon.
Call number: RG5/187. Inventory available in Repository.
Ringenbach, Ruth. Friends World College Papers, 1975-1985
Ruth P. Ringenbach, a member of Westbury Monthly Meeting, was a member of the Friends World College Association and served on the New York Yearly Meeting Liaison Committee. She was treasurer of the Association from 1978-1985. Friends World College became independent of New York Yearly Meeting in 1975, but members of the Association who were also members of New York Yearly Meeting served as a liaison between Friends World College and New York Yearly Meeting, keeping the Yearly Meeting informed about the state of the College and its Quaker character. The collection contains Ruth Ringenbach's files on Friends World College and Friends World College Association.
Robbins, Annie Laurie. See Robbins Family Papers, RG5/130.
Robbins Family. Papers, 1849-1934. See: Bourne, John H., RG5/130.
Roberts, Charles. Family Papers. See: Roberts Family Genealogical Papers, RG5/131.
Roberts Family Genealogical Papers, ca. 1864-1918
This collection consists of unpublished books and papers compiled by Charles and Lucy Roberts on the descendants of Robert Cadwalader of Wales and his children who came to America, settled in Gwynedd Township, and took the surname Roberts. After the death of Charles Roberts in 1902, his widow, Lucy Roberts, hired Gilbert Cope to continue the compilation and put it in useful order with the intention of publication. The remainder of the collection consists of related books, notes, papers, and correspondence.
Call number: RG5/131
Rodman-Rotch Families. Family Papers, 1763-1865.
The Rodman and Rotch families were New England Quakers. Samuel Rodman (1753-1835) married Elizabeth Rotch (1757-1856) in 1780. He was a successful Nantucket and New Bedford, Massachusetts, whaling merchant and clerk of New England Yearly Meeting. Elizabeth (Rotch) Rodman was a birthright member of the Society of Friends, also from a family involved in the whaling business, and active in philanthropic and reform causes. They had nine children. The Rodmans and Rotches were closely intertwined by marriage; three of the Rodman siblings married three of the Rotch siblings. The families also had links to Philadelphia and English mercantile families. The collection contains chiefly personal correspondence (1763-1865) of the extended Rodman and Rotch families, along with travel journals (1805, 1807, 1809) and a manuscript copy of the autobiographical memoir of William Rotch (1734-1828), the father of Elizabeth Rotch Rodman, and some related material. Some of the letters have been transcribed into typed copies. There are also a small number of Quaker manuscripts, including accounts of Priscilla Cadwallader?s sermon delivered at Newport, R.I., in 1824; Samuel Spavold's Prophesy or Testimony in 1749; and Robert Barrow's testimony at the funeral of George Fox.
Call number: RG5/132
Russell, Elbert. Writings, 1893-1951.
Elbert Russell (1871-1951) was a Quaker teacher, historian, and writer. His was a leading voice in bringing the insights of liberal British Friends concerning the primacy of revelation and the importance of scholarship in the renewal of faith into American Quakerism. He was professor of Bible at Earlham College starting in 1895 and also served as chaplain. He resigned his position in 1915, later taught at Johns Hopkins, and then became Dean at Duke University. This collection contains primarily published articles, sermons, stories, and poems by Elbert Russell.
Call number: RG5/133
Russell-Pownall-Walton Family Papers, 1839-1961.
The Pownalls and Waltons were Pennsylvania Quaker families who came to reside in Delaware County. The bulk of the collection includes the journals and correspondence of Charles Regnier Russell and his wife, Ruth Elizabeth Pownall. Charles (1901-1955) and Ruth (1900-1983) Russell were both longtime residents of Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, and were graduates of Swarthmore College in the Class of 1923.
Call number: RG5/280
Rebecca Fisher Schneider Family Papers, 1778-2011.
The This collection contains manuscripts and other materials collected by Rebecca Fisher Schneider and her father, Thomas S. Fisher, relating to the Whitson, Smedley, Fisher and other Quaker families of southeastern Pennsylvania. Along with commonplace books, correspondence, and photographs are a series of thematically arranged genealogical binders assembled by the donors. Of particular interest are the battlefield correspondence of Sam Smedley who was killed in the American Civil War and the journal of Esther Whitson, later Cope, who served as a nurse with the AFSC in Russia in the early 1920s.
Call number: RG5/281
Schofield, Martha. Papers, 1853-1944 [bulk 1856-1916].
Martha Schofield (1839-1916) was a Hicksite Quaker teacher from Pennsylvania who founded the Schofield Normal and Industrial School in Aiken, S. C., in 1868 to provide education for freed slaves. The School gradually evolved into a boarding school for training young blacks in industrial trades or to become teachers. It was absorbed into the public school system in 1952. Martha Fell Schofield was born in 1839, near Newtown, Bucks County, Pa . Both her parents were involved in reform activities, including abolition, temperance, women's rights, and improved education. This collection contains biographical information, personal correspondence (1856-1916), and writings (primarily diaries, 1858-1903) by Martha Schofield. Also included are financial and legal papers and School bulletins, annual reports, and some other papers. Among the correspondents are Martha Schofield's extended family and Susan B. Anthony.
Call number: RG5/134
Schwabe, Calvin W. Calvin W. & Gwendolyn T. Schwabe Family Correspondence, 1950-1978
Calvin W. Schwabe (1927-2006) was a veterinarian and public health scientist. He married Gwendolyn Joyce Thompson (nicknamed "Tippy") in 1951. In 1954, the Schwabes joined the Society of Friends. From 1956 to 1966, Calvin Schwabe was a member of the medical and public health facilities of the American University of Beirut. Beginning in 1960, he served as a consultant to the World Health Organization. In 1966, he established the first department and graduate program in epidemiology with a school of veterinary medicine at the University of California, Davis, and served as Professor of Epidemiology within the veterinary and medical schools until his retirement in 1991. The collection contains photocopies of family letters, 1950-1978, sent by Gwendolyn ("Tippy") Schwabe with notes from Cal Schwabe to their parents, 1950 to 1978. The originals are deposited at the National Library of Medicine. The letters describe family and every day concerns. Of particular interest are letters sent from Beirut, where the Friends operated a school in Ramallah.
Call number: RG5/223
Scull, David Hutchinson. Papers, 1931-1936.
David Hutchinson Scull (1914-1983) was a Quaker businessman and civil rights activist in Virginia. He graduated from Swarthmore College in 1936, joined the Society of Friends while a student, and served on the Swarthmore College Board of Managers from 1974-1977. He was president of Turnpike Press, a family publishing company, and an insurance executive. He also was clerk of Baltimore Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends and a founder of Partnership for Productivity, a Quaker sponsored project to promote peace through worldwide economic development. This collection contains correspondence and related materials from his student days at Swarthmore College, 1931-1934. See also RG4/102, Partnership for Productivity Records.
Call number: RG5/135
Sharp, Benjamin. Family Papers, 1809-1915.
Benjamin Sharp (1858-1915), a zoologist who was primarily affiliated with the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia, attended Swarthmore College (1876) and earned a M.D. and Ph. D. from the University of Pennsylvania. A birthright member of the Society of Friends (Quakers), Dr. Sharp was the son of Benjamin and Hannah B. (Leedom) Sharp of the Germantown section of Philadelphia, Pa. He was married to Virginia May of Ridley, Mass. The family moved to Massachusetts in the early 20th century, and Dr. Sharp served as Representative for Nantucket to the Massachusetts Legislature. The collection consists primarily of correspondence from friends and colleagues, memorabilia from Swarthmore College, and family materials, including the diary of Rebecca Sharp.
Call number: RG5/136
Shaw Family Papers, 1737-1890.
Accounts, correspondence, indentures, and family papers which relate to Samuel Shaw (1710-1781) of Richland, Pennsylvania, his descendents, and members of the Heacock and Rawlings families. Shaw was a Quaker pioneer farmer in Pennsylvania and in Ohio. Letters from family members in Ohio give details of daily life and customs of Quaker families and sense of the hardships endured on the frontier.
Call number: RG5/188
Sherwood Select School Papers, See RG5/228, Helen S. Judson, Sherwood Select School Papers.
Sheppard, Moses. Papers, ca. 1794-1927.
Moses Sheppard (1775-1857) was a Quaker humanitarian and businessman of Baltimore, Maryland. He was the son of Nathan and Sarah Shoemaker Sheppard, born outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. After their property was confiscated during the Revolutionary War, the family settled in Maryland. Sheppard never married and devoted most of his life to a number of social reforms, including the treatment of the insane and the colonization movement. As a member of Baltimore Monthly Meeting, he was active in a number of committees, including that of Indian Affairs of Baltimore Yearly Meeting. He was also involved in the Maryland State and American Colonization Societies and believed strongly in colonization as a means of eliminating slavery in the U.S. At his death, his bequest established the Sheppard Asylum. The collection includes correspondence on the subjects of antislavery and colonization in Liberia, plans for a mental hospital, and on personal affairs. Also includes manuscripts relating to the Maryland State and Pennsylvania Colonization Societies and the Sheppard Asylum, material on the libel trial of William Lloyd Garrison, and other papers. Of particular note is the correspondence of Moses Sheppard with Henry Gassett of Boston on Freemasonry and with Benjamin F. Taylor of Loudon Co., Virginia, on anti-slavery issues and the "spiritual tyranny" of the Catholic Church. Other correspondents include Benjamin Hallowell, John Jackson, Joshua Dungan, Thomas Ellicott, Dr. Nathan Shoemaker, Elisha Tyson, and many others. Collection also includes a list of applicants for Liberia and correspondence from Joshua H. Stewart in Africa and Samuel Ford McGill, a Liberian physician who was sponsored by Sheppard.
Call number: RG5/137
Shetter, William Z. Bloomington Monthly Meeting Papers, 1982-1993.
William Z. Shetter (b. 1927) was a Professor of Germanic Studies at Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana. An active member of the Society of Friends, he served as clerk of Bloomington Monthly Meeting for two terms, 1982-1985 and 1992-1995. During his first tenure as clerk, he kept a detailed personal journal, recording all that was going on in the Meeting as well as his thoughts and perceptions. During his second tenure, the Meeting decided to take under its care the marriage of a same gender couple. The collection contains photocopies of his journal for the years 1982-1985, photocopies of his handwritten notes on the same gender marriage case, and photocopies of the records pertaining to the case including minutes, correspondence with other meetings and Western Yearly Meeting, and news clippings.
Call number: RG5/219
Shoemaker Family. Family Papers, 1831-1878.
Contains one folder of business papers from the Shoemaker family, Quakers of Philadelphia and Pike County, Pennsylvania. Includes deeds, inventory, and appraisement papers.
Call number: RG5/138
Shoemaker, Mary Williams. Papers, 1860-1957.
Mary Williams Shoemaker (1861-1953) was a Quaker philanthropist from Germantown, Pennsylvania. She was the daughter of Franklin and Mary (Williams) Shoemaker. The collection contains chiefly journals (1934-1945) and correspondence (1914-1953) relating to Shoemaker's support of Quaker historical, educational, and social service agencies; together with correspondence of her brother, Thomas Howard Shoemaker (1851-1936), relating to his historical interests and civic activities. Includes deeds and business papers relating to Shoemaker family properties in Philadelphia and Pike County.
Call number: RG5/139
Skeehan, Olga B. Nora Waln Research Papers, 1933-1990.
The research papers of Olga B. Skeehan, compiled in the 1970s to aid Ann Waln Ody in writing a biographical memoir of her sister, the Quaker writer Nora Waln. Ann Waln Ody died before she could write the memoir, and Olga B. Skeehan donated her research papers to Friends Historical Library in 1989. Collection contains correspondence, notes, and some printed material relating to the lives of Nora Waln and her husband, George Edward Osland-Hill, whom she referred to as Ted. Includes a bibliography of Nora Waln's writings.
Call number: RG5/169
Smith, Philip W. Papers, 1906-1981.
Philip W. Smith (1889-1981) was a Quaker dairyman from Bucks County, Pennsylvania, who was active in Russian concerns and a prominent peace activist. In 1925-1926, he spent two years on a collective farm in Russia, and in later life he traveled extensively for peace causes. He was a member of Buckingham Monthly Meeting. This collection contains his correspondence, several journals and day books, photographs, writings on Russia, dairy farm records, and information on various groups in which he was involved.
Call number: RG5/224
Speers, Nancy Peel. Genealogical Papers, 1906-1995 [bulk 1972-1995].
Nancy Peel Speers (1925-1995) was a leading expert on Quaker genealogy. Married to David Speers (1919-1968), she was a lifelong resident of Swarthmore, Pennsylvania. She was employed as an archivist and staff genealogist at Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College. The Speers' Genealogical Research Papers consist of personal research on the Peel, Speers, and Olmsted families, research on Quaker families, including extensive work done on Cox, Kester, Griffith, and Lloyd families, and miscellaneous Quaker genealogical research.
Call number: RG5/194
Stabler Family Papers, 1760-ca. 1988.
Contains the papers of the Stabler family of Brooklyn, New York, and Greenwich, Connecticut, and their collateral lines. The collection spans six generations of a Quaker family and includes diaries, daybooks, albums, pictures, and voluminous correspondence concerned primarily with family issues. Louisa Merritt Field (1826-1914) married Edward Hartshorne Stabler (1813-1877) in 1859. He was the son of Edward Stabler (1769-1831), an Alexandria, Virginia, druggist, by his second wife, Mary Hartshorne. They had three children: Mary Cope (1862-69), Edward Lincoln Stabler (1865-1959) who married Elizabeth Tubby, and Louise M. Stabler (1868-1954) who married George Howard Parker. Louisa M. Field was the daughter of Richard Field and Deborah Merritt Field of New York Monthly Meeting. She had four maiden aunts who lived at Pine Cottage, Port Chester, West Chester County, N.Y. Sisters Sarah and Hannah Field kept daybooks from 1857-1879, and their niece, Louisa M. (Field) Stabler, continued this habit, maintaining daybooks from 1851-1899 and 1907-1912. In 1894, Louise M. Stabler (1868-1954), the youngest child of Louisa M. and Edward H. Stabler, was married to George Howard Parker. Louisa was in the first graduating class of Barnard College, and her husband was a prominent zoologist and professor at Harvard.
Call number: RG5/234
Stabler, Anna C. Family Papers, 1675-1864.
The Anna C. Stabler Family Papers is a collection of miscellaneous manuscripts relating to Quakers and the Society of Friends in southeastern New York State. Of particular interest are several letters addressed to John Bowne (1627-1695) from England, and a commonplace book, probably of Edward S. Willets. Also included are a commonplace-book belonging to Deborah M. Field, with an opening passage from Scripture inscribed to her and signed by Elias Hicks (silhouette of Elias Hicks inserted in front of book) as well as an inspirational passage from Jesse Kersey, a School Fund Account Book (kept by Isaac T. Hopper), and a collection of financial papers related to the building of the Pearl Street Meeting House in New York City, 1774-75.
Call number: RG5/204
Stabler-Lea Family Papers, 1835-1932.
The Stabler and Lea families were Quakers of Sandy Spring, Maryland, and Alexandria, Virginia. The collections contains chiefly correspondence of Mary Lea Stabler (1822-1888), with her mother, Elizabeth Ellicott Lea (1793-1858), her sister, Martha Lea (1819-1900), her brother, James Lea (1816-1857), and Martha Ellicott Tyson (1795-1873). Elizabeth Lea lived near Sandy Spring, Montgomery County, Maryland, and the Stablers lived in Alexandria, Virginia. By the 1860's the Stablers had moved to Brighton, Montgomery County, Maryland, near Sandy Spring. The collection includes eight letters, 1865-1872, to Mary Lea Stabler from Martha Ellicott Tyson, her aunt.
Call number: RG5/140
Stabler-Moore Family Papers. See: Stabler-Lea Family Papers, RG5/140.
Stanton, William Macy. Family Papers, 1937-1995.
Contains the papers of William Macy and Lois V. Stanton, compiled by Lois V. Stanton. The Stantons were active Quakers, and William Macy Stanton, Jr., was a conscientious objector in WWII. Both Stantons served in the American Friends Service Committee reconstruction efforts in Europe after the war as well as other Quaker activities and organizations. William Stanton worked for Swarthmore College for over twenty-five years, serving as director of physical plant. Of particular interest are the transcribed and annotated correspondence (photocopies) concerning the Stantons' education, alternate service, and relief and reconstruction activities after World War II and especially William Stanton's participation in the University of Minnesota controlled starvation experiment in 1945.
Call number: RG5/242.
Stephens, William Walker. See: Walker-Stephen Family Papers, RG5/168.
Stout-Alston Family Papers, ca. 1750-1905 [bulk, 1750-1830].
The Stout and Alston families were Quaker merchant families of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Delaware and Maryland. This collection of paper contains the personal and business correspondence, business and legal papers of Quaker merchants in Delaware, Philadelphia, and Maryland. The papers are chiefly of Jacob Stout (1774-1855), of Smyrna, Kent County, Delaware, who served as Governor of Delaware and Judge of Court of Appeals, and Jonathan Alston of Leipsic, Delaware.
Call number: RG5/141
Stern, T. Noel. Writings, 1939-1995
T. Noel Stern, a Quaker educator, was born in 1913 and received a B.A. from Swarthmore College in 1934. He subsequently earned M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Pennsylvania. In 1940 he married Katherine Frances Kirk. Stern was a Quaker conscientious objector during World War II, working at dairy and fruit farms in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. After the war he taught at Boston University (1945-1953) and joined the faculty of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth in 1964, founding the political science department. The collection contains the writings of T. Noel Stern and his wife, Katherine documenting his professional and volunteer activities from his work with the U.S. Forestry Service (1941) to his involvement with Dartmouth town government (1990s). Also reviews of his autobiographical novel, Secret Family (published privately in 1988). The autobiography concerns his life as the child of parents born out of wedlock in early 1910's America.
Call number: RG5/249.
Stratton, Edward F. Collected Papers of Ohio Quakers, 1770-1967.
Edward F. Stratton (1876-1968) was a Quaker from Salem and Barnesville, Ohio. He served as Curator of Salem Quarterly Meeting and was Librarian of the Friends Society, Salem, Ohio. The collection contains historical and biographical information compiled by Edward F. Stratton about the Maule, Stratton, Williams, and related Ohio Quaker families, especially those involved in separations in Ohio Yearly Meeting. Of particular interest are Joshua's Maule's diaries and correspondence concerning the Wilburite-Gurneyite and Maulite separations in the Society of Friends and the Williams family correspondence and diaries written while teaching at schools for freed blacks in Mississippi and Texas (1867-1876).
Call number: RG5/142.
Stratton, Edward F., Collector. Samuel Walton Family Papers. See: Walton, Samuel, RG5/254.
Stratton-Walton Family Papers. See: Stratton, Edward F., Collected Papers of Ohio Quakers, RG5/142 and
Streets, Priscilla Walker. Genealogical Research Papers, 1779-ca. 1923 [bulk 1880- 1923].
Priscilla Walker Streets (1848-1927) was a birthright member of Radnor Monthly Meeting (Quaker) and a genealogist of the Walker family of Chester Valley, Pennsylvania. She was the daughter of Thomas R. and Mary Baynes Walker and in 1875 was married to Dr. Thomas Hale Streets. These papers are largely genealogical data compiled on the Walker family for her book, Lewis Walker of Chester Valley and His Descendents, 1686-1896, and correspondence after its publication.
Call number: RG5/143
Swayne, Norman Walton. Family Papers, 1733-1987.
The Swayne family were Quakers of southern Chester County, Pennsylvania. Caleb Swayne was a farmer and tanner, and his son, Benjamin, also operated a tan yard and conducted a school for boys, the London Grove Boarding School. Evan Thomas Swayne also taught at London Grove, but moved to the Eaton Institute, a boarding school for girls in Kennett, after 1865. His son, Edward Swayne, had a greenhouse business and wrote poetry. Edward's sister, Anna Belle, was a photographer before her marriage to Albert Taylor Jackson. Edward's son, Norman Walton Swayne, attended Swarthmore College and then taught at the George School; he was also the family genealogist. The collection includes genealogical research, correspondence, poetry and other writings, commonplace books, deeds and financial records, and miscellaneous materials. Of particular interest is the journal of Benjamin Swayne of London Grove, the school master's records of Evan Thomas Swayne, the poetical exchange between Edward Swayne and William B. Preston, and the correspondence of Norman Walton Swayne while he was a student at Swarthmore College from 1904-1908.
Call number: RG5/144
Tatum, Charles M. , American Friends Service Committee Coal Relief Papers, 1931-1941
The collection documents the work of the American Friends Service Committee child relief team in the bituminous coal fields of West Virginia and Kentucky, 1931-1933. Of particular interest are (carbon) letters sent regularly to the American Friends Service Committee Coal Committee headquartered in Philadelphia, Pa., recounting almost daily the activities of the team from February-May 1932 as well as the hardships and political unrest. The first year of the program concentrated on feeding and clothing; thereafter, the administration for relief was gradually transferred to local government and was focused on social and economic reconstruction.
Call number: RG5/262
Taylor, C. Marshall (Caleb Marshall). John Greenleaf Whittier Research Papers.
C. Marshall (Caleb Marshall) Taylor (1884-1957) was a Quaker businessman and book collector, of Montclair, New Jersey. His particular interest was the Quaker poet and abolitionist, John Greenleaf Whittier (1807-1892). This collection contains chiefly of copies and transcripts of Whittier papers not held by Friends Historical Library, as well as printed Whittier writings, articles on Whittier, and other reference material.
Call number: RG5/146
Taylor, C. Marshall (Caleb Marshall). Papers, 1925-1957.
C. Marshall (Caleb Marshall) Taylor (1884-1957) was a Quaker businessman and book collector, of Montclair, New Jersey. The collection contains papers relating to Taylor's activities as collector of the books and manuscripts of John Greenleaf Whittier, and correspondence reflecting Taylor's advocacy of liberal Quakerism.
Call number: RG5/147
Taylor, Florence E. Family Papers, 1806-1995.
The Taylors were a predominantly Quaker family of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The collection includes correspondence of Israel Taylor (1782-1850) and Charles M. Taylor (1817-1893), diary (1932-1939) and other writings of Emily H. Taylor, and biographical data concerning the Taylor and Sterling families, including memorabilia and pictures.
Call number: RG5/145
Taylor-Thomson Family Papers, 1817-1955.
The Taylors were Quakers who married into the Knight, Thomson, Clothier, and Shoemaker families of Montgomery County, Pa., and its environs. This collection includes deeds (primarily of the Shoemaker family); copybooks and albums; account books; a family photograph; and miscellaneous clippings.
Call number: RG5/203
Theiss Anna M. (Jackson Branson). Branson-Jackson Family Papers, 1794-1962.
Anna M. Jackson and her daughter, Anna M. (Jackson Branson) Theiss, were Quaker activists in the 19th and early 20th centuries. She served as Chairman of the Women's Prison Reform Committee and was also involved in the Women's Municipal League and the Political Study Club. Her daughter, Anna Morris Jackson, attended Swarthmore College for two years, and in 1909 earned a B.S. in Education from Columbia University. In 1910, she married Charles Fox Branson and moved to Ohio. The Bransons and their only surviving child, Anna Florence Branson, moved back east to Philadelphia in the early 1920's, where Anna was involved in Green Street Monthly Meeting, Friends General Conference, and helped to organize the Inter-Racial Committee of Philadelphia. Anna and Charles were divorced in 1939, and she married Dr. Lewis E. Theiss of Bucknell University. The collection contains correspondence, journals, and memorabilia of Anna M. Jackson and her daughter, Anna M. Theiss. It also includes related materials of the Davis, Price, Jackson, and Fox families, as well as some correspondence.There are significant materials relating to prison reform, women's suffrage, peace, and equal rights for African-Americans in New York City in the late 19th century, Quaker activities throughout the period, the Schofield Normal and Industrial School in the late 19th century, and Swarthmore College in the 1890's and the 1930's.
Correspondents include Mrs. Sarah J. Bird, Samuel J. Barrows, Kate Bond, Joel Bean, Elizabeth Powell Bond, William W. Birdsall, Cornelia Bowen, Antoinette Blackwell, Ellen Collins, Anna J. Cooper, Grace H. Dodge, W.E.B. DuBois, Phebe A. Hanaford, Cornelia Hancock, Josephine Shaw Lowell, Jacob A. Riis, Belle de Rivera, Theodore Roosevelt, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Margaret Schofield, Fanny G. Villard, Stephen Samuel Wise, and Booker T. Washington.
Call number: RG5/016
Thomas, Anna Braithwaite. Family Papers, 1869-1943.
Anna Braithwaite Thomas was a British American Quaker, of Baltimore, Maryland, born 1854; died 1947. The collection contains correspondence, diaries (8 volumes, 1894-1896, 1936-1944), the earlier diaries describe a trip to England and Europe taken by Anna Thomas and her husband, Richard Henry Thomas (1854-1904), a Baltimore physician, and drawings, notes, albums, poems, and photos; together with notebook (1869-1871) of Richard Henry Thomas while a student at Haverford College, Haverford, Pennsylvania, article and related materials concerning the couple's daughter, Henrietta Martha Thomas (1879-1919) and her World War I pacifist service in Germany and Austria, and material relating to the genealogy of the Braithwaite and Thomas families.
Call number: RG5/148
Thomas, Wilbur K. (Wilbur Kelsey). Papers, 1914-1933.
Wilbur K. Thomas (1882-1953), a Quaker born in Indiana, was executive secretary of the American Friends Service Committee from 1918 to 1929. He graduated from Friends University in 1904, served as pastor of various Quaker churches, graduated from Yale Divinity School in 1907, earned a Ph.D. from Boston University in 1914, and was a member of Boston Friends Meeting after 1909. He was director of the Carl Schurz Memorial Foundation in Philadelphia from 1930 to 1946. The collection contains biographical material, correspondence (1918-1933), speeches and writings relating to his work with the AFSC and as a pastor in Quaker communities. Topics covered include peace, civil liberties, social service, prisons, and relief activities in Russia in 1922, as well as his Ph.D. dissertation, The Social Service of Quakerism.
Call number: RG5/149
Thomas Family Papers, ca. 1867-ca. 1919.
This small collection contains chiefly short manuscripts concerning women?s issues, in particular suffrage and temperance. Most of the material, including essays on prominent Quakers and piece books, are by Ellen L. Thomas (1853-1925), a birthright member of Radnor Monthly Meeting and president of Montgomery County Suffrage Association
Call number: RG5/156
Thorne Family Papers, 1848-1909.
This collection contains correspondence, memorabilia, and photographs of a New York City Quaker family. It includes some writings by Phoebe Anna Thorne (1828-1909), a Quaker minister, and travel correspondence from various family members.
Call number: RG5/191
Thornton, William. Family Papers, 1673-1963.
This group of papers relating to the Thornton family, all copies, were made available by William Thornton of England to a researcher, Harriet Durham, who was working on a biography of Dr. William Thornton (1759-1828) of Tortola and the United States. William Thornton was a descendent of the Doctor. The collection contains genealogical material compiled for William Thornton and photocopies of business and legal papers (1673-1802).
Call number: RG5/150
Tolles, Frederick Barnes, Papers, 1871-1969.
Frederick Barnes Tolles (1915-1975), Quaker librarian, teacher, and historian, was director of Friends Historical Library from 1951-1970 and a member of the Department of History at Swarthmore College. This collection contains the papers of Frederick B. Tolles, primarily relating to his books and articles on Quaker history and biography, along with other writings.
Call number: RG5/218
Truman, Dr. George. Family Papers, 1819-1914.
George Truman (1798-1877) was a Quaker merchant, dentist, doctor, abolitionist, and a recognized minister who made several journeys in the ministry to visit Indians in the American West and former Quaker settlements in the West Indies. He was the son of James and Phebe (Moore) Truman and in 1821 married Catharine Hickman Master. He was a founder of Swarthmore College, active in many social concerns, and a friend and associate of many prominent Quakers including Lucretia Mott and Elias Hicks. The collection contains his correspondence, account books, pictures, and family memorabilia.
Call number: RG5/189
Truman-Underhill Family Papers, 1755-1930.
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. This collection contains chiefly the papers of Benjamin Mott Underhill (1863-1930), with some Truman-Underhill family material including genealogical and family documents, one folder of correspondence, and a picture collection which includes family albums, cased photographs, and silhouettes of the Truman and Underhill families.
Call number: RG5/151
Turner, Donald Carre. Genealogical Research Papers, 1856-1990.
Donald Carre Turner (1909-1989) was a construction executive, genealogist, and alumnus of Swarthmore College. After his retirement in 1972, Turner devoted much of his time to genealogy. The Turner family was from the Eastern Shore of Maryland and came to this country from England in the seventeenth century. Earlier generations were members of Third Haven and Cecil Monthly Meetings. Lineal surnames include Carre, Birch, Caulk, Betterton, Wilson, Jefferey, Homestead, Course, Sinclair, Williams, and many others. The collection consists primarily of the contents of binders assembled by Donald C. Turner in his research on the genealogy of his family. Turner meticulously documented his sources, and included copies of most of the relevant papers. Most of the material consists of notes and copies of documents, but there are a few original records.
Call number: RG5/201
Turner, Howard Haines. Papers, 1927-1995.
Howard Haines Turner (1909-1996) was a Quaker economist and educator who was active in a variety of social concerns, particularly in improving the justice system. He also had a lifelong interest in cooperative communities and worked in South Vietnam under the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC).
Papers include a full range of personal documents, financial and medical records, some personal and family correspondence, particularly in his later years, as well as his files of the courses that he taught at Earlham, Indiana University, and other institutions of higher learning. Of particular interest are his letters home from Vietnam while he was working under the auspices of the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) in the mid 1960's; some of these were previously published by the AFSC. Also included is his correspondence with prisoners in Indiana and documentation of the work that he did with inmates.
Call number: RG5/210
Turner, Rebecca Sinclair. Turner Family Papers, 1776-1954.
This collection centers around the family and descendants of Joseph Turner, Jr., (1790-1850) and his wife Rebecca (Sinclair) Turner (1787-1877), members of Baltimore Monthly Meeting-Western District. They raised eight children and had fifty-four grandchildren. Joseph left the family plantation near Still Pond, Kent County, Maryland, and became a lumber merchant in Baltimore. He served as Clerk of the Lombard Street Meeting. Rebecca was a recorded minister and traveled widely. She served on the Standing Committee on Indian Concern of Baltimore Yearly Meeting, the Friends Association in Aid of Freedmen and on the first Board of Managers of Swarthmore College, 1862-1868. The Turner Family Papers are significant for the source material they provide on Quaker family life in Baltimore and the Eastern Shore of Maryland in the 19th century. The manuscripts include extensive correspondence concerning the Indian Committee of Baltimore Yearly Meeting and records of goods sent to the Pawnee Agency in Nebraska. There is also a series of letters written during the Civil War by Joseph Turner (1831-1865), Rebecca Turner's diaries and her journal travelling in the ministry with Priscilla Cadwallader in 1850-1851, journals and correspondence of her son Richard Townsend Turner (1819-1892), and miscellaneous family papers.
Call number: RG5/152
Underhill, Benjamin Mott. See: Truman-Underhill Family Papers. RG5/151
Underwood Family Papers, 1833-1927.
The Underwood family was a Quaker family, of Millville, Pennsylvania, and Woodbury, New Jersey. The collection contains chiefly papers of Warner Underwood (1851-1941), Quaker businessman and philanthropist, and his wife, Tamar Eliza John Underwood (1848-1932), including personal correspondence, financial and legal records (1876) relating to a sawmill in Centre County, Pa., student copy work, memorabilia, and historical material relating to Millville.
Call number: RG5/153
Vaux, George. Family Papers, 1885-1995.
The Vaux family was a prominent Philadelphia Quaker family active in a number of charitable concerns, particularly relating to the education of African-Americans. This collection includes papers from three George Vauxes: 1832-1915, 1863-1927, and 1908-1996, spanning a little over a century from the 1890s to the 1990s. There are administrative documents from the Institute of Colored Youth (later known as the Richard Humphreys Foundation), Friends' Freedmen's Association, and the Emlen Institution. Also included are materials from the Joint Committee of the Three Monthly Meetings of Philadelphia and the Welcome Society.
Call number: RG5/238
Votaw, Ernest. Family Papers, 1913-1929.
Ernest Votaw (1894-1988) was the Quaker administrator of a child feeding program in Germany in 1919-1922. The collection contains reports and related materials (some in German) of the Friends Feeding Mission, 1910-1923, other activities of the American Friends Service Committee, and reference material collected by Ernest Votaw in post-war Germany concerning jail conditions and other social problems. The collection also includes a small amount of correspondence and four articles written by Ernest Votaw's father, Albert H. Votaw, presumably for publication in a Quaker periodical. Included is this account of Yearly Meetings in Richmond, Indiana, reminiscences of Indiana Friends, and a discussion on the subject of singing in meeting.
Call number: RG5/154
Walker Papers. See: Walker-Conard-Cowgill Family Papers, RG5/155.
Walker-Conard-Cowgill Family Papers, 1699-1912 [bulk 1792-1912].
The Walkers, Conard, and Cowgills were Quaker families of Frederick County, Virginia, and Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. The collections contains papers of the Walker and allied Coates, Cowgill, and Conard families, including general correspondence (1792-1912), Civil War correspondence and diaries (1893-1900) of Union soldier Edward B. Conard (ca. 1844-1917), diaries (1896-1898) of Jacob Walker, ledger (1847-1887) of David Walker (1818-1889), journals, financial and legal papers, genealogical material, and memorabilia. Correspondents include Eliza Coates Cowgill (ca. 1790-ca. 1871) and Eliza C. Conard Walker, both of Montgomery County.
Call number: RG5/155
Nora Waln Literary Papers, 1939-1964.
Nora Waln was a 20th century Quaker author and journalist who wrote about Nazi Germany and China. This collection includes editorial correspondence and many incomplete manuscripts, at least some of which were returned to her family by the publisher after her death.
Call number: RG5/265
Waln, Nora. Research Papers. See Skeehan, Olga, RG 5/169.
Walton, George A. (George Arthur). Papers, 1842-1969 [bulk, 1904-1969].
George A. Walton (1883-1969) was the long-time headmaster of the George School, a Quaker boarding school in Newtown, Pennsylvania. He succeeded his father as headmaster in 1912 and served until 1948. After his retirement, he continued to be active in Quaker organizations and concerns, including the reunification of the Society of Friends in 1955. He was a member of Newtown Monthly Meeting. The collection contains family and other correspondence, writings, and related papers. Correspondents include J. Barnard Walton, the brother of George A. Walton.
Call number: RG5/157
Walton, Joseph Solomon. Papers, 1878-1943 [bulk, 1878-1910].
Joseph Solomon Walton (1855-1912) was a Quaker educator and the second principal (1901-1912) of the George School (Bucks County, Pa.). The collection contains diaries and biographical material, financial and legal papers, correspondence, writings and lectures, and papers related to the George School.
Call number: RG5/158
Walton, Margaretta. Family Papers, 1812-1961.
Margaretta Walton (1829-1904), eminent Quaker minister of Ercildoun, Chester County, Pennsylvania, left an extensive series of journals (1846-1902) describing her spiritual growth, travels in the ministry, and family life. She was the daughter of Joseph Shoemaker and Abigail (Mann) Walton and a birthright member of the Society of Friends. In 1854, she married Jesse Pusey Walton (1825-1859). In addition to her ministry, she also served as clerk for her Monthly, Quarterly, and Yearly Meetings. The Walton family was a long-time Quaker family, with many generations of the family active in Quaker concerns. Margaretta Walton devoted her life to Quaker ministry and affairs, and her correspondence reflects this, with accounts of meetings and the messages of ministers. The collection contains diaries and correspondence; business papers and memorabilia; sermons; and related papers. Correspondents include Hannah Clothier Hull, John Greenleaf Whittier, and Sarah M. Griscom. Also included in the collections are journals (1836-1853) of her father, Joseph Shoemaker Walton, who was companion to several traveling Quakers ministers, especially Jesse Kersey.
Call number: RG5/159
Walton, Samuel. Family Papers, 1813-1819.
The Waltons were prominent Quaker families in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Belmont County, Ohio. Joseph Walton (1817-1898) taught at Westtown School for about ten years, edited the Quaker periodical The Friend, and served as Clerk of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting (Orthodox). His brother, Samuel Walton (1827-1899), moved to Ohio in 1847 and in 1854 married Sarah James Edgerton at Stillwater Monthly Meeting, Belmont County, Ohio, which was the center of Wilburite Quakerism in Ohio. The family was deeply involved in matters relating to the Society of Friends, particularly the Wilburite and Gurneyite controversies in the yearly meetings. The collection contains primarily family correspondence, particularly of Samuel and Sarah Walton of Stillwater Monthly Meeting and Joseph Walton of the Westtown School, Haverford College, and Philadelphia Monthly Meeting. Other correspondents include Rebecca Walton, Lydia L. Walton, and Mary and Nathan Kite. Topics include family and religious concerns, the Wilburite - Gurneyite controversy in Ohio, and related issues in Philadelphia Yearly Meeting. There are lengthy descriptions of the yearly meetings and meetings for worship with visits by Quaker ministers including Thomas B. Gould, William Evans, and Ezra Comfort.
Call number: RG5/254.
Walton Family Papers, 1725-1930.
The Waltons were a Quaker family from Byberry, Pennsylvania, and the Philadelphia area, including Swarthmore. The lines represented in this collection were descended from Benjamin Walton (1701-1753) and Rebecca Homer Walton (d. 1783), of Abington Monthly Meeting and Byberry. The collection includes business and estate papers, mostly of Israel Walton (1789-1863), a diary of Mary D. Walton (1832-1915) which includes a roll book of Fallowfield Monthly Meeting First Day School, albums and verse by Emmaline Walton (1834-1913) and others, and family memorabilia.
Call number: RG5/160
Walton-Thomas Family. Papers. See: Thomas Family Papers, RG5/156 and Walton Family Papers, RG5/160.
Watson, George H. and Elizabeth G. Papers, 1970-2007 (bulk).
Elizabeth Grill Watson was a Quaker minister, feminist theologian, Bible scholar, and writer. George H. Watson was a Quaker educator and was Presient Emeritus of Friends World College. The collection primarily documents their ministries focused on social justice.
Call number: RG5/268
Wetherill, Samuel. Correspondence, 1780-1816.
Samuel Wetherill (1736-1816), a Philadelphia manufacturer of cloth, chemicals, and pharmaceuticals, was a birthright Quaker born in Burlington, N.J. During the Revolutionary War, he actively supported the military effort and was disowned from Philadelphia Monthly Meeting in 1779. In 1781, he, along with other disowned Quakers, founded an independent Quaker meeting, called the Society of Free Quakers. This collection contains correspondence primarily from another group of disowned Quakers from Sandwich Monthly Meeting in Massachusetts. The New England group was centered on Timothy Davis (1730-1798), a respected Friend and minister, who published a pamphlet in 1776 concerning the payment of taxes to the new government. He was disowned in 1778. The collection includes business and personal letters as well as those which deal directly with the cause of the Free Quakers. Of interest is a letter from Hannah Barnard in which she laments the way she was treated by Hudson Monthly Meeting and correspondence from Benjamin Bumpus, Nicholas Davis, Timothy Davis and others, reporting on the state of their meeting.
Call number: RG5/257.
Wharton, Deborah Fisher. Papers, 1815-1876.
Deborah Fisher Wharton (1795-1888) was a Hicksite Quaker of Philadelphia, Pa., and Newport, Rhode Island, the wife of William Wharton and father of Joseph Wharton, the Philadelphia Quaker industrialist and philanthropist. She was a founder of Swarthmore College and on the original Board of Managers. This collection is largely genealogical data on the Fisher, Wharton, and related families of Philadelphia, Pa.. and Rhode Island. There are personal letters (1862-1874) between Deborah Fisher Wharton and her daughter Esther Fisher Wharton Smith, wife of Benjamin Raper Smith of Philadelphia.
Call number: RG5/161
Wharton, Joseph. Family Papers, 1691-1955.
Joseph Wharton (1826-1909) was a prominent Philadelphia Quaker merchant, industrialist, scientist, and philanthropist who was active in 19th century Delaware Valley manufacturing, business, and education development. The papers cover in depth his business activities as well as his career as Manager of Swarthmore College for over 35 years and as founder of the Wharton School of Finance and Commerce at the University of Pennsylvania. The collection includes business correspondence, 1855-1908, of the Joseph Wharton Gap Establishment, the Lehigh Zinc Company, Bethlehem Iron company, the Hibernia Mine Railroad Company, as well as more than fifty articles prepared by Wharton dealing with the mineral ore industry including iron, zinc, and nickel, tariff questions, political issues on a national and regional level, and Wharton's special concerns in education. Joseph Wharton was descended from two of the oldest families in Pennsylvania. His father, William Wharton, was in the direct line of Thomas Wharton of Westmoreland, England, who came to America in 1683. The first American ancestor of his mother, Deborah Fisher Wharton, was John Fisher, who emigrated from Lancastershire about the same time, and whose son, Thomas, settled in Sussex County, Delaware. The collection contains legal and financial papers for the family from 1778 to 1909, plus memorabilia and reference materials maintained by the family throughout the entire period. Among the most significant family items are the original diary of Samuel Rowland Fisher in 1777 as one of the exiles in Virginia. Also included are correspondence of the Wharton, Corbit, and Lovering families.
Call number: RG5/162
White, Aaron. Papers, 1821-1948.
Chiefly correspondence of Aaron White (1793-1863), much of it with Quaker relatives in New England, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania; together with genealogical notes concerning the Coffin, Fletcher, Moore, Parker, and White families.
Call number: RG5/163
John Greenleaf Whittier (1807-1892) was a New England Quaker poet, journalist, and abolitionist. His poetry, inspired by his religious and moral beliefs, was well regarded during his lifetime, and he was respected by both Orthodox and Hicksite Quakers. The collection contains Whittier correspondence, manuscript poetry, books, photographs and miscellaneous material.
Call number: MSS 063
Whittier-Taylor Papers. See: Taylor, C. Marshall (Caleb Marshall). John Greenleaf Whittier Research Papers, RG5/146
Whitson, Benjamin F. Family Papers, 1835-1957.
Papers consist of correspondence, 10 journals (1893-1957), accounts of trips to Quaker conferences, essays, speeches, and genealogical notes and correspondence of Benjamin F. Whitson (1867-1957) of Moylan, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, a Quaker businessman. He was active in Quaker affairs such as Friends World Conference in 1937 and the Fellowship of Reconciliation, and in Quaker concerns such as peace, temperance, and education. Both Benjamin Whitson and his father, were recognized as Quaker ministers and made visits to Ohio Yearly Meeting (Conservative). Benjamin Whitson lived in California from 1905-1907 and was active in Pasadena Meeting of Friends. In later life, he collected letters and genealogical information on the many Quaker branches of his family. Included in the papers are a 1936 diary of his wife, Jane T. Whitson; Thomas H. Whitson's "Account of Religious visit to Ohio, Indiana, Iowa"; piece books, extensive correspondence, and other memorabilia of members of the Cooper, Masters, Moore, Stratton, Thorp, Walker, Whitson, and Yarnall families.
Call number: RG5/164
Wilbur, Henry Watson. Papers, 1879-1914.
Henry Watson Wilbur (1851-1914) was a New York Quaker minister and social reformer. The collection contains some addresses and writings on religion and the advancement of the Society of Friends, biographical and memorial items giving tribute to his work on behalf of the National Association of Religious Liberals and the Friends General Conference, and a few letters.
Call number: RG5/165
Wood, M. S. (Mary Sutton). Wood Family Papers, 1784-1874.
The Wood Family Papers contains papers from a Quaker family active in 19th cetnury New York City Friends affairs, compiled by M. S. (Mary Sutton) Wood. Included are business correspondence concerning the printing house owned by Samuel and Wiliam Wood, correspondence from prominent Friends concerning work for social causes including abolition, freedmen, prisoners, First Day schools, and peace, and genealogical material, writings, and reminiscences by Mary S. Wood.
Call number: RG5/192
Wood, William. "Gathered Leaves" Collection of Manuscripts, 1694-1871
This is an artificial collection compiled by William Wood (1797-1877), long time Clerk of New York Yearly Meeting. Circa 1872, he selected interesting documents to mount in two large scrapbooks. The title is inspired by a verse from John vi:12 - "Gather up the fragments . . . that nothing be lost." The bulk of the collection is epistles, sorted roughly by topic. Wood was particularly interested in the issues of slavery, freedmen, peace testimony, and religious education. Also included are correspondence, Quaker documents, and miscellaneous papers. Correspondents include Moses Brown, William Rickman, John Pemberton.
Call number: MSS 062
World Council of Churches Papers. See: Forbush, Bliss. World Council of Churches Papers, RG5/044.
Worrell, Emma. Family Papers, 1869-1929.
Emma Worrell (1834-1930) was a Quaker teacher from Wilmington, Delaware, active in Wilmington women's club activities. The collection contains some genealogical correspondence about the Worrell, Lamborn and Bringhurst families of Chester County, Pennsylvania, and Wilmington, Delaware, and family memorabilia and scrapbooks. Also included is an imaginary diary of a trip to California, 1869, by Emma Worrell for the Friends Lyceum and a testimonial book presented to her by the New Century Club, Wilmington, in 1927.
Call number: RG5/193
Yarnall, Elizabeth Biddle. Refugee Papers, 1938-1945.
E. Robert Yarnall and his wife, Elizabeth Biddle Yarnall, were Quakers, active in the American Friends Service Committee relief efforts. They worked with the Quaker center in Vienna, Austria, during the summer of 1938 to help in the emigration of German and Austrian Jews. The collection contains correspondence concerning their work with refugees and letters from refugees asking for assistance, especially the musician and composers Karl Weigl and his wife, Vally, who emigrated in October 1938. Also several essays by Elizabeth Yarnall on her Vienna experience and letters from Dorothy Canfield Fisher in her efforts to create an American children's relief organization for German children. The material conveys the difficulties in Jewish emigration in the years just preceding the war.
Call number: RG5/256.