An Inventory of the Magill Family Papers, 1846-1909

(1 box; 0.5 linear ft.)

RG 5/096


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Swarthmore, Pennsylvania 19081-1399 U.S.A.  

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Abstract
Edward H. (Edward Hicks) Magill (1825-1907) was a prominent Quaker teacher and was President of Swarthmore College from 1872-1889. He was born in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, the son of Jonathan P. and Mary Magill of Solebury Monthly Meeting of Friends. In 1852 he married Sarah Warner Beans, and they had six daughters. Their daughter, Beatrice, married J. Campbell Robinson in 1904 at Ithaca, New York. The collection includes correspondence of Jonathan Magill, 1846-58, correspondence between J. Campbell Robinson and his future wife, Beatrice Magill, and the lesson books of Edward H. Magill, President of Swarthmore College.

Background note:
BIOGRAPHICAL AND HISTORICAL Edward H. (Edward Hicks) Magill was a prominent Quaker teacher and was President of Swarthmore College from 1872-1889. He was born in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, the son of Jonathan P. and Mary Magill of Solebury Monthly Meeting of Friends. In 1852 he married Sarah Warner Beans, and they had six daughters. Their daughter, Beatrice, married J. Campbell Robinson in 1904 at Ithaca, New York.

Scope and content
SCOPE AND CONTENT The collection includes correspondence of Jonathan Magill, 1846-58, correspondence between J. Campbell Robinson and his future wife, Beatrice Magill, and the lesson books of Edward H. Magill, President of Swarthmore College.

Arrangement
Arrangement The collection is divided into three series:


Added entries

Subjects
  • Quakers - Pennsylvania -- Swarthmore
Additional Authors and Contributors
  • Magill, Edward H. (Edward Hicks), 1825-1907
  • Magill, Jonathan P. (Jonathan Paxson), 1798-1868
  • Robinson, Beatrice Magill, 1859-1951
  • Robinson, J. Campbell (John Campbell)
  • Swarthmore College
Credits
Processed by: Finding Aid Prepared by FHL staff
Date: 1961
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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. Jonathan Magill Papers (1846-1858)

Letters Jonathan Magill
Includes ALS to Phebe Johnson.
(3 ALsS) Box 1

Ser. 2. Correspondence, J. Campbell Robinson to Beatrice Magill (later Robinson), 1903-1909
Box 1

Correspondence, J. Campbell Robinson to Beatrice Magill (later Robinson), daughter of President Magill 1903-1909 (Approx. 90 ALsS)

Ser. 3. Lesson books of Edward H. Magill
Box 1

Lesson books of Edward H. Magill, President of Swarthmore College.