George A. (George Arthur) Walton Papers, 1842-1969 [bulk, 1904-1969]

(13 boxes; 6.5 linear feet)

RG 5/157


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Abstract
George A. Walton (1883-1969) was the long-time headmaster of the George School, a Quaker boarding school in Newtown, Pennsylvania. He succeeded his father as headmaster in 1912 and served until 1948. After his retirement, he continued to be active in Quaker organizations and concerns, including the reunification of the Society of Friends in 1955. He was a member of Newtown Monthly Meeting. The collection contains family and other correspondence, writings, and related papers. Correspondents include J. Barnard Walton, the brother of George A. Walton

Background note:
BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL George A. (George Arthur) Walton (1883-1969) was the long-time headmaster of the George School, a Quaker boarding school in Newtown, Pennsylvania. He was the son of Joseph and Dora (Brosius) Walton and was raised near Coatesville, Pennsylvania. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania and in 1906 married Emily Ingram. His father, Joseph, was the second headmaster of the George School, and after his early death, George Walton succeeded his father as headmaster in 1912 and served until 1948. After his retirement, he continued to be active in Quaker organizations and concerns, including the reunification of the Society of Friends in 1955. He was a member of Newtown Monthly Meeting.

Scope and content
SCOPE AND CONTENT The collection contains family and other correspondence, writings, and related papers. Correspondents include J. Barnard Walton, the brother of George A. Walton.

Arrangement
Arrangement The collection is divided into eight series:


Added entries

Subjects
  • Bucks County -- Education
  • Pennsylvania -- Quakers
  • Quakers -- Education--Schools
  • Quakers -- Pennsylvania -- Newtown
  • Quakers --Social life and customs--29
Additional Authors and Contributors
  • George School (Bucks County, Pa.)
  • Walton, J. Barnard (Joseph Barnard), 1885-1963
Credits
Processed by: FHL staff
Date: 1971
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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. Biographical and Genealogical material, 1903-1968

Biographical material Box 1

Correspondence in the life of Margaret Barnard Walton, George A. Walton's maternal grandmother Box 1

Walton family memorabilia Box 1

Correspondence between J. Barnard Walton and his brother George 1955-1963 Box 1

Correspondence about J. Barnard Walton 1963-1964 Box 1

"J. Barnard Walton" by Leon Stern 8/26/1965 Box 1

Correspondence on "J. Barnard Walton" with and about Leon Stern 1963-1968 Box 1

Log of camping trip to Lake George 1903 Box 1

Log of voyage to Europe 1904 Box 1

Notebook, England 1929 Box 1

Log of trip to Pacific Coast 1954-1955 Box 1

Diaries (engagement calendars), pocket size 1910, 1913, 1920-1968 Box 1

Ser. 2. Correspondence, 1912-1969

Letters received on appointment as Principal of George School 1912 Box 3

Peace Conference for Friends at Winona Lake, Indiana
Conference initiated by Thomas E. Jones, L. Hollings-worth Wood, Henry J. Cadbury, and George Walton.
1915 Box 3

Religious and controversial subjects 1927-1938 Box 3

Letters from Europe 1929 Box 3

General correspondence 1931-1969 Box 3

Letters re: A Man and His School, by Walter H. Mohr 1935-1969 Box 3

Bucks County Contributionship 1937-1956 Box 3

The Quaker Mission to Germany
Includes pocket notebook, file from office, file from home.
12/1938 Box 4

Personal correspondence 1945-1948 Box 4

Matters of community and family interest, including retirement from George School (1948) 1945-1948 Box 4

Retirement 1948 Box 4

Disposal of books 1953, 1957, 1963 Box 4

Visit to Pacific Yearly Mtg. and Southwestern Friends 1954-1966 Box 4

Council of Churches, Newtown, Bucks County area 1958-1964 Box 5

Council of Churches, Newtown, Bucks County area 1962-1969 Box 5

Letters concerning Peace 1961 Box 5

International Association for Religious Freedom 1958-1960 Box 5

Letters in appreciation of Diaries and Correspondence of Margaretta Walton, 1829-1904, by George A. and J. Barnard Walton 1962 Box 5

Letters concerning George Walton's book on his father, Joseph S. Walton 1963-1968 Box 5

Comments on ms. of biography of Joseph S. Walton 1964-1965 Box 5

Correspondence re: gift copies of Joseph S. Walton 1966-1967 Box 5

Ser. 3. Writings, 1904-1967

Articles and addresses 1904-1962 Box 6-7

"Holy Spirit" and Christian Unity 1937-1965 (3 folders) Box 6-7

Joseph S. Walton, text of talk to George School Alumni 5/16/1964 Box 6-7

Europe, articles published, and papers by young boys at Ackworth School, England on "What Mr. Walton said?" 1929- Box 6-7

"Quakers Then and Now", and related material 1940-1941 Box 6-7

Jesse Kersey 1849-1954 Box 6-7

"Spirit in Man" by Rufus Jones
Used as an essay adaptation for a discussion group led by George Walton.
4/1967 Box 6-7

Outlines of addresses 1915-1916, 1926-1939, 1940-1957 Box 8

Ser. 4. Notes on various subjects, 1928-1957
Notes may be memory joggers.


George School 1928 (small black leather notebook) Box 9

Notes taken during Meetings and Conferences 1929-1957 (6 notebooks) Box 9

Deep Insights into Religion 1950-1956 Box 9

Personal Reactions to Religion 1950-1956 Box 9

Constructive Thoughts Concerning Religion 1950's Box 9

Important Approaches to Religion Box 9

Notes on Friends World Conference, Oxford, and visits to Meetings in California Yearly Meeting and the SW 1954-1955 Box 9

Schools other than the George School Box 9

The Quaker Message and Method by AFSC Box 9

Peace Box 9

Notes 1951, 1954-1957 Box 9

Undated pack of card with notes
Includes notes on Isaiah's literary style, spiritual religion, spiritual unity, etc.
Box 9

Ser. 5: George School, 1929-1948, n.d.

"George School Experience"
Small file box of notes and anecdotes, probably for public speaking.
Box 10

Writings and addresses 1929, 1946, 1948, n.d. Box 10

Ser. 6. School Affiliation Service, 1950-1960
Box 11

Ser. 7. Photographs, n.d.
Box 12

Ser. 8. Reference material, 1912-1967

Philosophy of Quaker Education, source material 1914-1946 Box 13

Religion in Education 1938-1956 Box 13

Religion in public schools 1948-1952 Box 13

Miscellaneous reference material 1912-1967 Box 13

Clippings Box 13