An Inventory of the Mary Williams Shoemaker Papers, 1860-1957

(1 box; 0.5 linear ft.)

RG 5/139


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

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Abstract
Mary Williams Shoemaker (1861-1953) was a Quaker philanthropist from Germantown, Pennsylvania. She was the daughter of Franklin and Mary (Williams) Shoemaker. The collection contains chiefly journals (1934-1945) and correspondence (1914-1953) relating to Shoemaker's support of Quaker historical, educational, and social service agencies; together with correspondence of her brother, Thomas Howard Shoemaker (1851-1936), relating to his historical interests and civic activities. Includes deeds and business papers relating to Shoemaker family properties in Philadelphia and Pike County.

Background note:
BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL Mary Williams Shoemaker (1861-1953) was a Quaker philanthropist from Germantown, Pennsylvania. She was the daughter of Franklin and Mary (Williams) Shoemaker. Thomas Howard Shoemaker (1851-1936) was her brother.

Scope and content
SCOPE AND CONTENT The collection contains chiefly journals (1934-1945) and correspondence (1914-1953) relating to Shoemaker's support of Quaker historical, educational, and social service agencies; together with correspondence of her brother, Thomas Howard Shoemaker (1851-1936), relating to his historical interests and civic activities. Includes deeds and business papers relating to Shoemaker family properties in Philadelphia and Pike County.

Arrangement
Arrangement The collection is divided into four series:


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Subjects
  • Burials - Pennsylvania
  • Charities - Pennsylvania
  • Civic leaders - Pennsylvania
  • Deeds.
  • Diaries
  • Germantown (Philadelphia, Pa.) - Family and personal papers.
  • Germantown (Philadelphia, Pa.)- Civic and community affairs.
  • Pennsylvania - Civic and community affairs.
  • Pennsylvania - Family and personal papers - 19th-20th centuries.
  • Pennsylvania - Land.
  • Philadelphia (Pa.) - Land.
  • Philanthropists--Quaker
  • Pike County (Pa.) - Land.
  • Quakers - Charities
  • Quakers - Education
  • Quakers - History
  • Quakers - Pennsylvania
  • Quakers - Societies,etc.
  • Quakers--Diaries--20th century
  • Quakers--Philanthropists
  • Real property - Pennsylvania
  • Shoemaker family.
  • Women civic leaders - Pennsylvania
  • Women philanthropists - Pennsylvania
  • Women, Quaker - Pennsylvania
Additional Authors and Contributors
  • Shoemaker, Mary Williams, 1861-1953
  • Shoemaker, Thomas (Thomas Howard), 1851-1936
Credits
Processed by: Finding Aid Prepared by FHL staff
Date: 1962
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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. Journals of Mary Williams Shoemaker, 1934-1945
Box 1

Journals 1934-1945

Ser. 2. Correspondence, 1914-1957

Correspondence, mainly acknowledgements to Mary W. Shoemaker for gifts to various institutions and organizations, including historical items such as manuscripts, books, pictures, from:

Friends Historical Library, Swarthmore College Box 1

Germantown Historical Society Box 1

Haverford College Quaker Collection Box 1

Historical Society of Montgomery County Box 1

Historical Society of Pennsylvania Box 1

New York Historical Society Box 1

Correspondence re: financial contributions to:

American Friends Service Committee Box 1

Bedford Center Box 1

Frankford Meeting House Building Fund Box 1

Friends Committee on National Legislation Box 1

Friends Free Library Box 1

Germantown Friends School Box 1

Germantown Boys' Club Box 1

Germantown Dispensary Hospital Box 1

Jeanes Hospital Box 1

Pendle Hill Box 1

United Negro College Fund Box 1

Women's Medical College of Pennsylvania Box 1

Ser. 3. Deeds for Burial Ground lots, 1860-1939
With related correspondence.


Fair Hill Burial Ground lot, certificate to Nathan Shoemaker from the Committee on Interments, Green St. Monthly Meeting
Also, receipt for $100. for care of above lot, to Thos. H. Shoemaker from Green St. Meeting, 9/16/1901
7/30/1860 Box 1

Laurel Hill Cemetery deed, to Howard W. Lloyd 7/31/1895 Box 1

Letter from Laurel Hill Cemetery Co. to Thos. H. Shoemaker on care of lot. 4/4/1918 Box 1

Letter from the executor of the estate of Mary E. Williams to Superintendent of Laurel Hill Cemetery Co. on care of lot. 4/13/1918/ Box 1

Letter from treasurer of Laurel Hill Cemetery Co. to Thos. H. Shoemaker acknowledging receipt of $225, and $8. 4-22-1918 Box 1

Letter from Laurel Hill Cemetery Co. to Thos. H. Shoemaker on cost of perpetual care 8-24-1924 Box 1

Laurel Hill Cemetery lot, to Thos. H. Shoemaker,
Also includes receipt for $300 for perpetual care of lot, 9/9/1924, and original deed of this lot to Franklin Shoemaker, 7/9/1867
9-9-1924 Box 1

2 Laurel Hill Cemetery lots, to Miss Mary W. Shoemaker 5/8/1939 Box 1

Letter, unsigned, to Laurel Hill Cemetery Co.
Complaining of neglect of lot. Enclosed, cancelled check for $200. signed by Mary W. Shoemaker.
4-19-1939. Box 1

Chart of plot and instructions for care n.d. Box 1

Ser. 4. Pictures, 1866-1912, n.d.

Photograph in case, of Thos. H. Shoemaker at 3.5 yrs., removed to Cased Pictures. Box 1

5 photographs of Thos. H. Shoemaker, 1866, 1868 1878, 1881, 1882 Box 1

Envelope of pictures of Mary W. Shoemaker, 1875, 1886, 1890, & 2 n.d. Box 1

Envelope of pictures of Mary W. and Thos. H. Shoemaker and mother, Mary W. Shoemaker. 1882-1912, n.d. Box 1

photograph of Mary W. Shoemaker, mother of Mary W. & Thos. H. Shoemaker. Box 1

photograph of Franklin Shoemaker, father of M.W.S. & T.H.S. ca. 1877 Box 1

photograph of Frances M. Shoemaker, wife of Nathan Shoemaker and grandmother of Mary W. and Thos. H. Shoemaker. Box 1