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Joseph Walton letters

Identifier: HC.MC-950-211

Scope and Contents

This collection includes notes taken at the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of 1847, 1848, and 1852. It additionally includes 2 letters written by Joseph Walton, 1 letter each by Joseph Walton, Jr. and Samuel Walton, and poems about verious subjects including "Alma Mater" by H. Hartshorne, 1858.


  • 1847-1899


Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

Standard Federal Copyright Law Applies (U.S. Title 17)

Biographical / Historical

Joseph Walton (1817-1898) was a graduate of Westtown School and Haverford College (1836). He taught at Westtown School for about ten years, edited the Orthodox Quaker periodical The Friend, and served as Clerk of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting. In 1858 he married Lydia Lippincott at Chester Monthly Meeting in Moorestown, N.J. Much of the correspondence is directed to him from other family members, especially his older sister, Rebecca, who was a teacher at Friends Select School in Philadelphia, and from his brother and sister-in-law, Samuel and Sarah Walton, of Barnesville, Ohio.


0.03 Linear Feet (1 folder)




This collection contains the letters and papers of Joseph Walton and his family.


This collection is arranged in a single folder.

Original Source of Acquisition

Acquisition information unknown.

Processing Information

Processed by Alexandra Stern, completed March, 2019.
Joseph Walton letters
Alexandra Stern
March, 2019
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