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.
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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.
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