Howard Malcolm Jenkins Family Papers, 1724-1904

(6 boxes; 3 linear ft.)

RG 5/074


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Abstract
Howard Malcolm Jenkins (1842-1902), a birthright Quaker, was a scholar of Pennsylvania history and genealogy and published many books and articles based on his research. He was an active member of the Society of Friends, editor of the Friends Intelligencer, and served on the Board of Managers of Swarthmore College. The collection contains family papers and genealogical material on the Jenkins and Foulke families, correspondence of Howard M. Jenkins, and his publications and writings. Correspondents include William W. Birdsall, Isaac H. Clothier, Jesse Jenkins, Anna T. Jeanes, Graceanna Lewis, Joseph Swain, Joseph Wharton, Joseph Foulke, John W. Graham, and Thomas Hodgkin.

Background note:
BIOGRAPHICAL AND HISTORICAL Howard Malcolm Jenkins (1842-1902), a birthright Quaker, was a scholar of Pennsylvania history and genealogy, and published many books and articles based on his research. He was an active member of the Society of Friends, editor of the Friends Intelligencer, and served on the Board of Managers of Swarthmore College.

He was born on March 30, 1842, in Gwynedd, Pennsylvania, the son of Algernon Sidney Jenkins and Anna Maria (Thomas) Jenkins. Educated at Foulke's Gwynedd Boarding School, Jenkins taught school for a brief period, and in 1862 entered into partnership with Wilmer Atkinson to publish and edit newspapers. On March 16, 1865, he married Mary Anna Atkinson, sister of his partner and daughter of Thomas and Hannah (Quimby) Atkinson of Upper Dublin. They had seven children: Charles Francis who married Marie Cope; Anna Mary, married I. Daniel Webster; Thomas Atkinson, married Marian Magill, daughter of a president of Swarthmore College; Edward A, married Mary Ellen Atkinson; Algernon, died in young childhood; Florence; and Arthur Hugh, married Ann Roberts.

In 1884, Howard M. Jenkins purchased The Journal, a Hicksite Quaker publication, and, upon its merger with Friends Intelligencer, became chief editor of the combined publication. Also in 1884, he wrote Historical Collections Relating to Gwynedd, an historical and genealogical study of his native township. This was soon followed by a variety of other articles and books. In 1901, he was elected to the Board of Managers of Swarthmore College. An influential and deeply valued member of the Society of Friends, Jenkins died tragically in an accident at Buck Hill Falls on October 11, 1902. An endowed chair at Swarthmore College, the Howard M. Jenkins Professorship of Quaker History and Research (later the Howard M. and Charles F. Jenkins Professorship of Quaker History and Research) was created in his memory.

Scope and content
SCOPE AND CONTENT Howard Malcolm Jenkins (1842-1902), a birthright Quaker, was a scholar of Pennsylvania history and genealogy and published many books and articles based on his research. He was an active member of the Society of Friends, editor of the Friends Intelligencer, a trustee of the Schofield Normal and Industrial School, and served on the Board of Managers of Swarthmore College. The collection contains family papers and genealogical material on the Jenkins and Foulke families, correspondence of Howard M. Jenkins, and his publications and writings. Correspondents include William W. Birdsall, Isaac H. Clothier, Jesse Jenkins, Anna T. Jeanes, Graceanna Lewis, Joseph Swain, Joseph Wharton, Joseph Foulke, John W. Graham, and Thomas Hodgkin.

Arrangement
Arrangement The collection is divided into four series:


Added entries

Subjects
  • Foulke family
  • Jenkins family
  • Pennsylvania -- Quakers
  • Publishers and publishing
  • Quaker authors
  • Quakers -- Pennsylvania
  • Quakers -- Social life and customs
  • Society of Friends -- Education
Additional Authors and Contributors
  • Birdsall, William W. (William Wilfred), 1854-1909
  • Clothier, Isaac
  • Foulke, Joseph, 1786-1863
  • Friends Intelligencer
  • Graham, John W. (John William), 1859-1932
  • Gwynedd Boarding School (Gwynedd, Pa.)
  • Hodgkin, Thomas, 1831-1913
  • Jeanes, Anna T. (Anna Thomas), 1822-1907
  • Jenkins, Jesse
  • Lewis, Graceanna, 1821-1912
  • Schofield Normal and Industrial School (Aiken, S.C.)
  • Schofield, Martha
  • Swain, Joseph, 1857-1927
  • Swarthmore College
  • Wharton, Joseph, 1826-1909
Credits
Processed by: FHL staff
Date: 2001
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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. Family Papers/Biographical, 1735-1908

Howard Jenkins, education: correspondence, reports 1851-1861 Box 1

Howard Jenkins, education, notebooks and essays 1851-1861 Box 1

Howard Jenkins, Business and Professional papers
Includes: certificate for stock in Commercial Printing Co. (1877), report of the Barclay RR Co. (1902) of which Jenkins was President, notification of election to Phi Beta Kappa, correspondence concerning the Board of Managers of Swarthmore College, and other miscellaneous correspondence.
1861-1902 Box 1

Travel, Trip Abroad, 1899

No. 1, English Friend's Activities (brochures) 1899 Box 1

No. 2, Correspondence, itinerary 1899 Box 1

The Eistedfodd at Cardiff, Wales 1899 Box 1

Peace Conference at the Hague 1899 Box 1

Personal correspondence 1899 Box 2

Howard Jenkins, Miscellaneous (invitations, cards, programs, and miscellaneous memorabilia) 1860-1902 Box 2

Jesse Jenkins, uncle of Howard Jenkins
Includes correspondence from Illinois of Jesse Jenkins (1797-1890) to his family, the Connards, in Pennsylvania, typed copies
1840-1860 Box 2

Jesse Jenkins and family 1860-1893 (ALs) Box 2

Marriage certificate of Edward Jenkins (1758-1829) to Sarah Foulke April 26, 1792 Box 2

Obituary of Algernon S. Jenkins (1816-1890) 1890 Box 2

Poetry and silhouette of Anna Maria (Thomas)Jenkins (?-1864) Box 2

Miscellaneous, Correspondence, receipts, and other Jenkins family materials 1830-91 Box 1

Atkinson Family
Includes ALS of "Mollie" Atkinson to her brother, Wilmer Atkinson, and other family materials.
1860-1908. Box 2

Foulke Family: Cadwallader and Samuel Foulke
Memorandum book (includes marriages and deaths) and other materials.
1735-1828. Box 2

Joseph Foulke (1786-1863): Essay of recollections written for Jenkins while a student at the Foulke School 1859 Box 2

Miscellaneous, Foulke family materials
Including correspondence and clippings of the Association of Descendents of Edward Foulke.
1898-99 Box 2

Ser. 2. Correspondence, 1812-1920
Includes ALsS, clippings, and other miscellaneous materials. Folders arranged alphabetically by correspondent and then alphabetically by subject.


Birdsall, Wm. W., Swarthmore College President (1898-1902) 1897-1902. Box 2

Clothier, Isaac H., Member (1873-?) and President (1907-1914), Board of Managers, Swarthmore College 1896-1902 Box 2

Graham, John Wm., English Friend 1893-1902? Box 2

Hodgkin, Thomas, English Friend 1898-1901 Box 2

Jeanes, Anna T., philanthropist 1896-1900 Box 2

Jenkins, Thomas Atkinson (son of Howard Jenkins)
Thomas Jenkins was considered for position of President of Swarthmore College.
1902 Box 2

Lewis, Grace Anna (history of Kimberton Boarding School) 1895-1900 Box 2

Magill, Edward Hicks, President of Swarthmore College (1872-1889) and Professor of French (1888-1900) 1897-1898 Box 3

Miscellaneous 1869 & 1882-1903 Box 3

Prominent American Friends 1882-1902 Box 3

Swain, Joseph, President of Swarthmore College (1902-1921) 1902 Box 3

Thompson, Charles, English Friend 1887-1898 Box 3

Wharton, Joseph, Member (1870-1909) and President (1883-1907) of Board of Managers, Swarthmore College, concerning Honorary Degrees 1901 Box 3

American Friends Peace Conference 1901-1902 Box 3

Bicentennial at Gwynedd 1898 Box 3

Forest Lands, Pennsylvania State Survey and Reservations 1892-1893 Box 3

Formation of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting Trustees 1893-1899 Box 3

Friends Religious Conference, World's Fair, Chicago 1893 Box 3

Genealogical 1892-1899 Box 3

George School 1891-1901 Box 4

Hicksite/Orthodox Controversy 1888-1889 Box 4

Indian Concerns 1870-1899 Box 4

Miscellaneous Quaker Matters 1812-1901, n.d Box 4

Politics and Public Affairs 1883-1901 Box 4

Quakerism in England 1892-1898 Box 4

Speakman Controversy 1893-1898 Box 4

Swarthmore College 1887-1920 Box 4

Schofield School 1886-1902 Box 4

Welsh Studies at Marietta College, Ohio 1899 Box 5

Ser. 3. Publications and writings, 1863-1904
Arranged alphabetically by title or subject.


The American. Annotated circulars issued by HMJ as Editor 1889-1891 Box 5

The Country House, HMJ Editor 1885 issue Box 5

Lecture notes on George Fox
With letters re Rufus Jones's publication of his Journal.
1900-1902 Box 5

"Friends Encyclopedia"
ALsS concerning proposals for a Quaker encyclopedia to be edited by HMJ
1896-98. Box 5

Friends Intelligencer. A.Ls.S. to HMJ, Editor 1884-1901 Box 5

Friends and their Attitude toward the Revolutionary War 1889, n.d. Box 5

"Grandmother: One Hundred and Three" 1876 Box 5

Hallowell, Benjamin. Correspondence from G.W.C. Lee concerning Benjamin Hallowell Box 5

Hicks, Elias. Correspondence, notes, mss. and clippings 1828-1890 and n.d. Box 5

Historical Collections Relating to Gwynedd.
Includes research correspondence, A.Ls.S. following publication, subscriber's list.
1883-1904 Box 5

Lecture and Miscellaneous Notes Box 5

The Manufacturer (HMJ, Editor) 1891-96 Box 6

Memorial History of Philadelphia
Correspondence and miscellaneous papers concerning HMJ's unattributed authorship of Volume 1 of John Russell Young's book.
Box 6

Newspaper Articles 1863-1901 Box 6

Pamphlets Box 6

Publicity 1878-1902 Box 6

Reviews Box 6

"William Penn." Correspondence, lecture notes, and miscellaneous clippings 1883-1899 Box 6

Wilmington Commercial. Edited by Jenkins & Atkinson 1869 (6 issues) Box 6

Ser. 4. Miscellaneous reference material, 1837-1897

Taylor, Bayard 1877-1878 and n.d. Box 6

Scranton, PA, History of, 1851.
Signed by J.D. Mitchell.
1897 (typed copy of mss.) Box 6

Underground Railroad and other Anti-Slavery Materials 1837-1897 Box 6

Miscellaneous Clippings 1862-1896 and n.d. Box 6