An Inventory of the Margaret Roberts Eastburn Papers, 1786-1951

(1 box. approx. 200 items)

RG 5/036


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Abstract
Margaret Roberts Eastburn (1880-1964) was a Quaker elementary school teacher and principal. The collection contains primarily correspondence relating to Eastburn's career as an educator in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, and especially her activities (1905-1921) as teacher and principal at Aimwell school, Philadelphia, Pa., a Quaker school for poor girls. Also included are biographical and genealogical materials, and business, financial, and legal papers of the Eastburn family of Bucks County, Pa.

Background note:
BIOGRAPHICAL AND HISTORICAL NOTE

Genealogical Timeline
5mo 20 1829 Amos Eastburn born (d. 12mo 12 1903)
9mo 10 1828 Margaret A. Roberts born (d. 8mo 1890)
6mo 12 1851 Amos Eastburn and Margaret A. Roberts married
10mo 3 1852 Amos and Margaret's child, Channing Eastburn, born (d. 9mo 20 1924)
8mo 28 1853 Ellen Buckman born (d. 9mo 27 1940)
1mo 12 1873 Channing and Ellen married
8mo 21 1990 Their child, Margaret Roberts Eastburn born

Margaret R. Eastburn attended the Montgomery Terrace School at 1829 N. Broad St., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She was graduated in June 1899 from Friends' Select School on N. 16th St., Philadelphia. She then enrolled at the New Jersey State Normal School at Trenton, N.J., where she received her diploma in 1903 and her permanent life teaching certificate in 1906. She started her teaching career in the public schools of Princeton, N.J., where she taught for two years, leaving in 1905. In order to be near her parents she took a position as teacher, and later principal, of the Aimwell School on N. Randolph St., Philadelphia, a school run by Friends for poor girls. In 1921, due to poor health, she was forced to take a rest from her teaching, but in 1922 she joined the teaching staff of the public schools in Ventnor, N.J., where she remained until her retirement from teaching in January of 1951. Judging from letters sent to her by pupils and parents when she left each of her teaching positions, she was an excellent and greatly beloved teacher. She died on August 4, 1964.

Scope and content
SCOPE AND CONTENT OF THE RECORDS Margaret Roberts Eastburn (1880-1964) was a Quaker elementary school teacher and principal. The collection contains primarily correspondence relating to Eastburn's career as an educator in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, and especially her activities (1905-1921) as teacher and principal at Aimwell school, Philadelphia, Pa., a Quaker school for poor girls. Also included are biographical and genealogical materials, and business, financial, and legal papers of the Eastburn family of Bucks County, Pa.

Arrangement
Arrangement The collection is divided into six series:


Added entries

Subjects
  • Bucks County (Pa.) -- Family and personal papers
  • Bucks County (Pa.) -- Genealogy
  • Charities -- Pennsylvania
  • Eastburn family
  • Education -- New Jersey
  • Education -- Pennsylvania
  • Elementary school principals -- New Jersey
  • Elementary school principals -- Pennsylvania
  • Elementary school teachers -- Pennsylvania
  • Elementary schools -- New Jersey
  • Elementary schools -- Pennsylvania
  • Genealogies
  • New Jersey -- Education -- Schools
  • Pennsylvania -- Charitable and social work
  • Pennsylvania -- Education -- Schools
  • Pennsylvania -- Family and personal papers
  • Pennsylvania -- Genealogy
  • Philadelphia -- Charitable and social work
  • Philadelphia -- Education -- Schools
  • Poor children -- Education -- Pennsylvania
  • Quakers -- Pennsylvania
  • School principals -- Pennsylvania
  • Schools -- New Jersey
  • Schools -- Pennsylvania
  • Teachers -- New Jersey
  • Women flx Education -- Pennsylvania
  • Women teachers -- Pennsylvania
Additional Authors and Contributors
  • Aimwell School (Philadelphia, Pa.)
  • Eastburn, Margaret Roberts, 1880-1964
Credits
Processed by: Finding Aid Prepared by FHL staff
Date: 1975
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. Biographical and genealogical material, 1899-1931

School grades, testimonials, and newspaper clippings concerning Margaret R. Eastburn Box 1

Genealogical chart and family Bible pages for the Eastburn and Buckman families Box 1

Wills, 1905-1931, n.d.:

Samuel Buckman 5mo 14 1908 (typewritten copy) Box 1

Ellen B. Eastburn
He was the uncle of Ellen Buckman Eastburn.
n.d. (typewritten copy) Box 1

Inventory and account statement for the estate of Smith Buckman who died intestate
Smith Buckman was the father of Amy C. Buckan and Ellen B. Eastburn.
1905 Box 1

Final account of estate of Amy C. Buckman, sister of Ellen B. Eastburn 1931 Box 1

Diplomas of Margaret R. Eastburn
See Diplomas.
6mo 9 1899, 1mo 31 1902, 1mo 30 1903, 6mo19 1906 Box 1

Ser. 2. Correspondence of Eastburn family, 1865-1951, n.d.

Correspondence
Arranged chronologically.
1865-1951, n.d. Box 1

Ser. 3. Memorabilia
Box 1

Ser. 4. Pictorial Material
Box 1

Ser. 5. Business, legal, and financial papers
Box 1

Business, legal, and financial papers, including four account books

Ser. 6. Reference material

Published pamphlets about the Aimwell School (1792-1920) where Margaret Roberts Eastburn was teacher and principal. Box 1