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Jones-Cadbury family papers

Identifier: HC.MC-1172


The collection consists primarily of correspondence, but also includes diaries, photographs, poetry, account books, clippings, printed material, drafts of talks, speeches, essays, reports, chapters, and books, artifacts, articles, genealogy, scrapbooks, receipts, bills, business, land and estate papers, sketch books, autograph albums, commonplace books, song books, address books, memorandum books, other notebooks, published items with handwritten annotations, linen picture books, guest books, play, portraits, deeds, silhouettes, card files and other papers.

The bulk of the collection is comprised of papers of the related Quaker families of Cadbury, Jones and Warder. Other families represented include Bartram, Brown, Carter, Foulke, Kaighn, Lowry, Mennell, Pearsall, Shinn, Shipley.

Prominent within the collection are the correspondence, diaries, photographs and other materials (24 boxes, 1882-1965) of Emma Cadbury Jr. (1875-1965) much of which documents her work, 1924-1938, at AFSC's Vienna Friends Center (Singerstrasse 16). Also papers (25 boxes, 1916-1994) of Mary Hoxie Jones (1904-2003) include letters and drafts of published and unpublished speeches, talks, essays, articles, poetry, chapters and books. Also included are Joel Cadbury Jr. (1838-1923) letters, etc. 1854-1923 and Anna K. Cadbury (1846-1923) letters, diaries, etc. 1855-1923, also their joint diary, 1872-1888, of family life; Emma Cadbury Sr. (1843-1923) letters, notebooks, etc. 1851-1923; Henry Joel Cadbury (1883-1974) letters, scrapbooks, etc. 1888-1974; Elizabeth B. Jones (1871-1952) letters, diaries, etc. 1883-1952; Benjamin Lowry (1810-1873) letters, journals, etc. 1827-1873; Eleanor H. Pearsall (1819-1885) letters, etc. 1830-1884; Ann Warder (1758-1829) letters, diary transcripts, 1786-1825; also papers of Benjamin Cadbury (1873-1955), Caroline Warder Cadbury (1801-1868), John Warder Cadbury (1912-1989), John Warder (1751-1828) and many others.


  • ca. 1770-1994


Physical Description

141 document boxes (70.5 linear ft.)

Limitations on Accessing the Collection

This collection is open for research use.

Copyright and Rights Information

Copyright restriction may apply. Please contact the Archives with requests for copying and for authorization to publish, quote, or reproduce the material.

Biographical background

In general, papers follow the ancestral line of Mary Hoxie Jones (1904-2003): John Warder (1751-1828) of Philadelphia, m. (m.=married) 1779 Ann Head (1758-1829); John and Ann's daughter, Caroline Warder (1801-1868) m. 1822 her first cousin and founder of the American branch of the Cadbury family, Joel Cadbury [Sr.] (1799-1870), son of Richard Tapper Cadbury (1768-1860) and Elizabeth Head Cadbury (1768-1851) of England. Joel and Caroline Cadbury's son, Joel Cadbury Jr. (1838-1923) m. 1869 Anna K. Lowry (1846-1923). Joel and Anna K. Cadbury's children included Benjamin Cadbury (1873-1955), Emma Cadbury [Jr.] (1875-1965), William Warder Cadbury (1877-1959), John Warder Cadbury (1880-1948), Henry Joel Cadbury (1883-1974) and Elizabeth B. Cadbury (1871-1952), who m. 1902 Rufus M. Jones. Elizabeth and Rufus's daughter is Mary Hoxie Jones. For family trees and biographical information on all of the above, plus many other related American and English Cadburys, see John Crosfield's A History of the Cadbury family (BX 7721.C12 C94 1985, 2 vols.).


141 boxes (141 boxes and 8 packages)




The Quaker families of Jones and Cadbury were interrelated with many other Quaker families in America and England. This collection provides a rich source of genealogical and historical information, not only on the families Jones and Cadbury, and especially Mary Hoxie Jones (1904-2003) and Emma Cadbury Jr. (1875-1965), but also, significantly, Warder family, as well as Bartram, Brown, Carter, Foulke, Kaighn, Lowry, Mennell, Pearsall, Shinn and Shipley family materials.


Papers (boxes 1-109) are arranged alphabetically by family name - Bartram, Cadbury (American branch, followed by the British branch of the family), Carter, etc. and alphabetically within family name. The exception to this arrangement are the papers of the British Cadbury families, which are organized under the relevant family tree (numbered 1 to 12) from John Crosfield's A history of the Cadbury family. To locate the papers of an individual in the collection, consult the finding aid below or for a British Cadbury, the index to Crosfield's book as a guide to the correct family tree. Artifacts and photographs follow at the end of the collection (boxes 110 -139)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1980-1995.

Related Materials

Researchers should note especially Coll. no. 1130 - Rufus M. Jones Papers, 1860-1997

Separated Materials

The Joseph Moore Museum of Earlham College, 1920. To QC

Separated Materials

An ink silhouette of Joel Cadbury taken as a child in 1808 has been removed to 988 B-R

Physical Description

141 document boxes (70.5 linear ft.)
Jones-Cadbury Family Papers, 1770-1994
Under Revision
Diane Rofini, revised by Janela Harris
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note

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