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John Woolman Memorial House records

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-950-103
This collection is comprised of the correspondence, financial records, notes, and photographs of the John Woolman Memorial House.

Dates

  • 1924-1942

Use Restrictions

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

Extent

4 folders

Historical note

Founded by Amelia Mott Gummere in 1915, the John Woolman Memorial Association operates a historic house in Mount Holly, New Jersey located where John Woolman’s apple orchard once stood. At the time, historic houses were proliferating in honor of military heroes, and Amelia felt the need for a memorial to a man of peace.

From 1916 to 1939, the house operated as a tea house and bed & breakfast that offered simple country living. The garden and orchards provided fresh fruits and vegetables in season. Visitors often canoed on the Rancocas, and enjoyed quilting or apple butter parties. In 1939, the effects of the Depression were felt, and not enough contributions were raised to keep the teahouse open. A family of German refugees was given shelter there, and then a Chinese family. The Memorial was not open again to the public until 1942. It was re-opened by the John Woolman Memorial Association.

Acquisition

Unknown.

Related materials

  • MC.975.09.014 John Woolman Memorial Association records
  • MC.975.01.092 John Woolman diary

Processing Information

Processed by Kara Flynn; completed February 2016.
Title
John Woolman Memorial House records, 1924-1942
Author
Kara Flynn
Date
February 2016
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English

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