An Inventory of the Francis R. Bacon Papers, 1948-1964

(6 boxes; 3 linear ft.)

RG 5/006


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Abstract
Francis R. Bacon (1878-1965), a birthright Quaker, graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in Architecture in 1913 and was later Dean of Western Reserve University's School of Architecture. He married Edith Melrose Farquhar in 1915, and in the early 1920's they participated in the AFSC child feeding programs in Germany and Russia. This collection primarily includes correspondence, notes, photographs, and other materials related to Francis R. Bacon's research on 17th century Quaker meeting houses. Correspondents include Elfrida Vipont Foulds, Isabel Ross, Beatrice Saxon Snell, Henry J. Cadbury, and others.

Background note:
BIOGRAPHICAL AND HISTORICAL NOTE Francis R. Bacon (1878-1965), a birthright Quaker, was Dean of Western Reserve University's School of Architecture. Born in Haddonfield, N.J., son of Samuel Allen and Elizabeth Bacon, he graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in Architecture in 1913. He married Edith Melrose Farquhar in 1915, and in the early 1920's they participated in the AFSC child feeding programs in Germany and Russia. They moved to Cleveland in 1923 and remained there until his retirement in 1953.

Scope and content
SCOPE AND CONTENT OF THE RECORDS This collection primarily includes correspondence, notes, photographs, and other materials related to Francis R. Bacon's research on 17th century Quaker meeting houses. Correspondents include Elfrida Vipont Foulds, Isabel Ross, Beatrice Saxon Snell, Henry J. Cadbury, and others.

Arrangement
Arrangement The collection is divided into five series:


Added entries

Subjects
  • Architecture -- Great Britain
  • Churches - Quaker
  • Meeting houses -- Great Britain
  • Society of Friends - Meeting houses -- Great Britain
Additional Authors and Contributors
  • Bacon, Francis R. (Francis Rogers), 1878-1965
  • Cadbury, Henry Joel, 1883
  • Foulds, Elfrida Vipont, 1902
  • Ross, Isabel
  • Snell, Beatrice Saxon
Credits
Processed by: Finding Aid Prepared by FHL staff
Date: 1965, 1974
Restrictions: Use Restrictions Copyright has not been assigned to Friends Historical Library All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in to the Director. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Friends Historical Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by reader.
Sponsor: Encoding made possible by a grant by the Gladys Kriebel Delmas Foundation to the Philadelphia Consortium of Special Collections Libraries


Inventory

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE RECORDS
Notes
Note to Researchers: To request materials, please note both the location and box numbers shown below:

Ser. 1. Correspondence, 1948-1964

Correspondence
Includes letters of inquiry to Clerks, of Friend Meetings in Great Britain about Early Meeting Houses, and their answers; other correspondence pertaining to his projected book about 17th century meeting houses; folder regarding, the William Penn Committee; some personal correspondence; letters, from Elfrida Vipont Foulds, Isabel Ross, Muriel Hicks, Isabel, Grubb, Beatrice Saxon Snell, and Henry J. Cadbury. Also list of, pictures filed in FHL picture file. See copy following check list.
1948-1964 Box 1

Ser. 2. Speeches, articles and miscellaneous notes

Manuscripts and related material
Material in connection with preparation of projected book on 17th Century Meeting Houses in Great Britain and Ireland. Includes some material on American Meeting Houses.
Box 2

Ser. 3. Reference material

Quaker pamphlets, clippings, etc

Non-Quaker pamphlets, clippings, etc Box 3

Ser. 4. Maps

Maps of Great Britain Box 4

Ser. 5. Miscellaneous Pictures

Miscellaneous pictures
Meeting House pictures have been filed in the picture file - MEETING HOUSES, American, and those in Great Britain. See alphabetical lists at end, above.
Box 5

Ser. 6. Strickland Monthly Meeting, 1675-1948

Material relating to Strickland Monthly Meeting
Includes some particulars of each of the Particular Meetings in Strickland Monthly Meeting
1675-1948 Box 5