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Harry Timbres and Rebecca Timbres Clark papers

Identifier: HC.MC-950-172

Scope and Content note

This collection consists of the papers of Harry Garland Timbres and Rebecca Timbres Clark. It includes the letters of Rebecca Timbres from 1936-1937 and Harry Timbres in 1936, she writing to family members, he primarily to his wife, but also to his daughters. Both their letters depict life in the Soviet Union in the mid-1930s and tell of their work; other letters, as from J. Barnard Walton explaining the creation of copies of Harry Timbres' letters; a 1974 biography of Harry Garland Timbres by Rebecca J. Timbres, included with the biography are copies of letters to Harry or Rebecca from such people as Rabindranath Tagore; poems by Harry G. Timbres. There are also 2 photographs of Harry Timbres.


  • 1936-1937


Use Restrictions

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

Biographical note

Harry and Rebecca Timbres were Quaker relief workers in India and Eastern Europe, especially Russia, under the auspices of the American Friends Service Committee for periods in the 1920s and 1930s. Harry Timbres was a graduate of Haverford College, class of 1921, and M.D., Johns Hopkins, 1928. Rebecca Timbres was a graduate of Teachers' College, Columbia University, 1918, and of the Presbyterian Hospital School of Nursing in 1920. They married in 1922. Harry Timbres died in Russia of typhus in 1937.


3 folders





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Processed by Kara Flynn; completed March 2016.
Harry Timbres and Rebecca Timbres Clark papers, 1936-1937
Kara Flynn
March 2016
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