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Archives & Manuscripts

John Woolman Memorial Association records

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-09-014

Scope and Contents

This collection contains one volume of records, mostly minutes from the John Woolman Memorial Association. It spans from its start in 1915, finishing with dedication to the death of Amelia Mott Gummere, founder of the Association, in 1937. It includes the minutes from the organization of the Association, along with by-laws (both from the start, and revised). It also includes reports to the trustees, including financial, and the state of the house, and affairs of the house. Interspersed in the book are printed materials (reports, advertisements for the house), as well as newspaper articles, mostly about the house itself or about events held at the house.

Dates

  • 1915-1937

Creator

Use Restrictions

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

Historical note

The John Woolman Memorial Association was founded in 1915 by Amelia Mott Gummere. It operates out of a historic house in Mount Holly, New Jersey, where John Woolman's family lived, and where their apple orchard once existed. According to its by-laws, its purpose was "the preservation of John Woolman's house [...], for the purpose of social service in the spirit of John Woolman and for antiquarian interest." It is still a working organization today.

Extent

0.23 Linear Feet

Language

English

Acquisition

On indefinite loan to Haverford College, 1940.

Related Materials

  • Bulletin of Friends' Historical Society, Volume 6, Number 3, November 1915
  • MC 1174 Douglas V. Steere and Dorothy M. Steere papers
  • MC 1175 L. Hollingsworth Wood papers, 1903-1953
  • MC.950.103 John Woolman Memorial House records

Processing Information

Processed by Mary A. Crauderueff; completed November 2015.
Title
John Woolman Memorial Association records, 1915-1937
Author
Mary A. Crauderueff
Date
November 2015
Description rules
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Language of description
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Script of description
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