An Inventory of the Alice Hall Paxson Scattered Seeds Papers, 1930-1936

(1 box; .25 linear ft.)

RG 5/119


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Abstract
Alice Hall Paxson (1868-1955) was a Quaker author and editor, of Swarthmore, Pennsylvania. She was the daughter of Thomas Heston and Lydia H. (Cox) Hall of Chester County. The family moved to Swarthmore, Pa., about 1889, and Alice graduated from Swarthmore College in 1888. In 1897, she married Charles Paxson. The family had close ties to Swarthmore College, including many graduates. Lydia (Cox) Hall was founding editor and editor for forty years of the periodical Scattered Seeds, a position in which her daughters, Abby Hall Paxson and Abby Hall Roberts, succeeded her. About 1828, Alice Hall Paxson became sole editor. The collection contains chiefly editorial correspondence and other papers relating to Scattered Seeds, a magazine for Quaker children, from 1930-1936 when it was edited by Paxson. The collection also includes correspondence with American Unitarian Association, publishers of a similar periodical, The Beacon.

Background note:
BIOGRAPHICAL AND HISTORICAL Alice Hall Paxson (1868-1955) was a Quaker author and editor, of Swarthmore, Pennsylvania She was the daughter of Thomas Heston and Lydia H. (Cox) Hall of Chester County. The family moved to Swarthmore, Pa., about 1889, and Alice graduated from Swarthmore College in 1888. In 1897, she married Charles Paxson. The family had close ties to Swarthmore College, including many graduates. Lydia (Cox) Hall was founding editor and editor for forty years of the periodical Scattered Seeds, a position in which her daughters. Abby Hall Paxson and Abby Hall Roberts, succeed her. About 1928, Alice Hall Paxson became chief editor.

Scope and content
SCOPE AND CONTENT The collection contains chiefly editorial correspondence and other papers relating to Scattered Seeds, a magazine for Quaker children, from 1930-1936 when it was edited by Paxson. Also, correspondence with American Unitarian Association, publishers of a similar periodical, The Beacon.

Arrangement
Arrangement The collection is divided into three series:


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Subjects
  • American periodicals
  • Beacon (Periodical)
  • Children -- Religious aspects -- Periodicals
  • Children's literature -- Moral and religious aspects
  • Children's periodicals
  • Children's periodicals
  • Pennsylvania-- Newspapers, periodicals, and journalism
  • Periodical editors -- Pennsylvania
  • Philadelphia (Pa.) -- Newspapers, periodicals, and journalism
  • Publishers and publishing -- Pennsylvania
  • Quakers -- Periodicals
  • Quakers --Pennsylvania
  • Religious education of children
  • Religious newspapers and periodicals-- United States
  • Scattered Seeds (Periodical)
  • Society of Friends -- Education
  • Unitarians -- Periodicals
  • Unitarians -- Societies, etc.
  • Unitarians --United States
  • Women, Quaker -- Pennsylvania
Additional Authors and Contributors
  • American Unitarian Association
Credits
Processed by: Finding Aid Prepared by FHL staff
Date: 1972
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, 1930-1936, n.d.

Correspondence 1930-1936, and n.d. Box 1

Ser. 2. Financial papers, 1933-1935

Small group of 3"×5" cards recording postage; payments for drawings, puzzles, stories, and verse; record of free copies mailed, etc. 1933-1935 Box 1

Ser. 3. Manuscripts, 1934-1936

Notebook containing record of manuscripts received and memorandums of their return or retention 1934-1936 Box 1