Eliza Ambler Foulke Research Papers, 1866-1977

(5 folders in 1 box; 0.5 linear ft.)

RG 5/200


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Abstract
Eliza Moore Ambler Foulke (1893-1987) was a prominent member of Gwynedd Monthly Meeting of the Society of Friends. A birthright Quaker, she married Thomas Albert Foulke (1893-1962) in 1923. Eliza Foulke was interested in local Quaker and family history, and she was very active in Quaker organizations throughout her long life. This collection contains Eliza Foulke's manuscripts and scrapbooks relating to the history of Gwynedd Monthly Meeting. Of particular interest are a history of the Beaumont property which includes genealogies of the Foulke, Ambler, Jenkins, and Beaumont families, and a history and three scrapbooks concerning Gwynedd Monthly Meeting and Plymouth Monthly Meeting in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.

Background note:
BIOGRAPHICAL AND HISTORICAL Eliza Moore Ambler Foulke (1893-1987) was the daughter of Edwin Moore and Annie Foulke Webster Ambler. In 1923, she married Philadelphia attorney, Thomas Albert Foulke (1893-1962), who was the son of Joseph T. and Laura Lippincott Foulke. Both were birthright Friends and very active members of Gwynedd Monthly Meeting.

Eliza Foulke enjoyed a lifelong interest in history, especially family and local Quaker history. In 1966, she revised "An Account of The Dr. Antrim Foulke-May Foulke Beaumont Property," which she had prepared in 1947, and she added the genealogies of the families involved in that historic house. In 1969 she wrote "A Record of Historical Facts of Gwynedd Meeting." She also compiled notebooks to preserve miscellaneous information about Gwynedd Monthly Meeting, and, in particular, the meeting houses at Gwynedd and Plymouth.

Eliza Foulke was among the first residents of Foulkeways, a continuing care retirement community constructed on the Beaumont property, which had been bequeathed to Gwynedd Monthly Meeting by Charles Beaumont in 1945. She lived at Foulkeways from 1967 to her death in 1987, actively participating in the life of the community and continuing her close relationship with Gwynedd Monthly Meeting.

Scope and content
SCOPE AND CONTENT This collection contains Eliza Foulke's manuscripts and scrapbooks relating to the history of Gwynedd Monthly Meeting. Of particular interest are a history of the Beaumont property which includes genealogies of the Foulke, Ambler, Jenkins, and Beaumont families, and a history and three scrapbooks concerning Gwynedd Monthly Meeting and Plymouth Monthly Meeting in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.

Arrangement
Arrangement Organized in 5 folders that contain two typed manuscripts and the contents of 3 scrapbooks.


Added entries

Subjects
  • Ambler family.
  • Beaumont family.
  • Foulke family.
  • Gwynedd Monthly Meeting (Society of Friends: 1714-1827) --History.
  • Gwynedd Monthly Meeting of Friends (Hicksite: 1827-1936) -- History.
  • Gwynedd Monthly Meeting of Friends (Orthodox: 1827-1936) --History.
  • Gwynedd Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (1936-) -- History.
  • Jenkins family.
  • Plymouth Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends --History.
  • Society of Friends -- Pennsylvania -- Montgomery County.
Credits
Processed by: SKM
Date: 1997
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.


Inventory

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE RECORDS
Notes
Note to Researchers: To request materials, please note both the location and box numbers shown below:

Records, 1946-1977

"An Account of The Dr. Antrim Foulke-May Foulke Beaumont Property"
Presented to the Library of Gwynedd Monthly as a reference book. Includes genealogical information on the Foulke, Ambler, Jenkins, and Beaumont families. 31 pp.
October 1966 Folder 1

"A Record of Historical Facts of Gwynedd Meeting"
Prepared in 1969 by Eliza Ambler Foulke, Foulkeways, Gwynedd, Pa. Photocopy, with inscription on title page: "Presented to the Meeting Library, Gwynedd, PA." Also attached is a card which acknowledges the assitance of individuals.
September 1969 Folder 2

"Appendix to A Record of Historical Facts of Gwynedd and Plymouth Meeting"
Scrapbook compiled by Eliza Ambler Foulke. Includes miscellaneous clippings and information not included in "A Record of Historical Facts of Gwynedd Meeting." Removed non-archival binder and plastic sleeves, tape, and acidic binder paper. Refoldered in original order.
1969 Folder 3

"A Record of Historical Facts of Gwynedd Meeting," Book 2, Part 1.
Scrapbook compiled by Eliza Ambler Foulke of miscellaneous material collected after the 250th aniversary celebration.
1974, 1975 Folder 4

"A Record of Historical Facts of Gwynedd Meeting," Book 2, Part 2
Scrapbook. Contains information collected 1975-1977 concerning the history of the Meeting since 1946.
1946-1977 Folder 5