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Mary G. Cary and John R. Cary papers

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-950-038

Scope and Contents

This collection includes letters, documents, and photographs of 18th, 19th, and early 20th century family members mostly of the Quaker Cary, Cope, Elkinton, Gilpin, Newlin, Stokes, and Waln families. Issues of domestic life and family relations, as well as attendance at Meeting are the focus of this collection of letters and documents. The greatest number of letters was written by John Stokes (1800-1868) to Hannah Smith, who would later become his wife. In addition, there are typed transcriptions of letters of Evans, Stokes, and Waln family members, including an account of an encounter between English and French fleets during the American Revolutionary War. Also typed and transcribed are letters regarding treatment of Quakers as conscientious objectors during the Revolutionary War. In addition, there are photographs of members of the Cary, Cope, Elkinton, Evans, Garrett, and Stokes families.

Dates

  • 1780-1920

Creator

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).

Biographical Note

Mary Goodhue Cary, mother of John Cary, was head of the Peace Collection at Swarthmore College; she was not a Quaker, though the rest of John Cary's family were Quakers. Cary's grandmother was an Evans from Germantown.

Roderick Scott, Haverford College class of 1906, received his Master's from Haverford College in 1907, and another from Harvard University in 1908. He was Phi Beta Kappa. From 1909 to 1913, he taught English at Earlham College, then served the Y.M.C.A in Russia, 1913-1914, and in Indiana, 1914-1915. He returned to teach English at Oberlin College, 1915-1916, but then went to Foochow (Fuzhou), China, as a member of the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions as a Professor of English and Philosophy and Dean of the College of Liberal Arts; from 1919-1920, he was Acting President of Fukien Christian University.

John Stokes (1800-1868) married Hannah Smith (1799-1859) in 1823. Their children were: Elizabeth Waln Stokes (1823-1902), Mary Stokes (1825-1847), Joseph Waln Stokes (1829-1831), Henry Waln Stokes (1830-1855), Francis Stokes (1833-1917; m. Katharine Wistar Evans), Joseph Waln Stokes (1835-1863), Hetty Newlin Stokes (1838-1899), Eleanor Tyson Stokes (1840-1919), Thomas Pym Cope Stokes (1843-1918), and Joseph Stokes Jr. (1845-1853). John Stokes was a member of Germantown Particular and Frankford Monthly Meeting.

(Information from donor; Haverford College Matriculate Catalog; internal evidence; Stokes, Cope, Emlen, Evans Genealogy; The Friend)

Extent

0.22 Linear Feet

Language

English

Overview

This collection includes letters, documents, and photographs of 18th, 19th, and early 20th century family members mostly of the Quaker Cary, Cope, Elkinton, Gilpin, Newlin, Stokes, and Waln families.

Acquisition

Accession # 7013, 7032

Materials Seperated

  • To PG: "Some notes concerning Caspar Wistar (Immigrant) and the Origin of the Wistar and Wistar Families" / by Caspar Wistar Haines. 1926 5/25
  • To PG: Obituary for Thomas Evans: "Thomas Evans, from North American and U.S. Gazette" / by Edward Hopper. 1868 6/22.

Processing Information

Processed by Mary A. Crauderueff; completed February, 2016.

Creator

Title
Mary G. Cary and John R. Cary papers, 1780-1920
Author
Mary A. Crauderueff
Date
February, 2016
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

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