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Margaret Bacon Collection

Identifier: HC.MC-1312

Scope and Contents

This collection contains the papers and writings of Margaret Hope Bacon. It includes research compiled on Edward Townsend, William Biddle, Lucretia Mott, and collections of poems and biographical writings.


  • 1933-2010

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

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

Biographical / Historical

Margaret Bacon (1922-2011) was the daughter of artist Norman Borchardt and a graduate of Antioch College. After marriage to S. Allen Bacon she became a Quaker and author of more than a dozen books relating to Quakers and Quakerism -- among the most prized was Mothers of Feminism, but she also wrote biographies of Henry J. Cadbury, Lucretia Mott and others. She served as assistant director of information for the American Friends Service Committee from 1962-1984. She was a T. Wistar Brown Fellow in Quaker Studies at Haverford College and a Friend in Residence at Woodbrooke Quaker Study Centre in Birmingham, England


0.63 Linear Feet (2 boxes)




This collection contains the papers and writings of Margaret Hope Bacon. Included within the collection are research materials compiled about Edward Townsend, William Biddle, and Lucretia Mott, documents relating to the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, the Friends Historical Library, the Fair Hill Board, Farmington Meeting House, and Fair Hill Burial Grounds, and personal writings including Memorial poetry, correspondance, and historical writings.


This collection is arranged in two series: Papers, and Writings

Related Materials

Bacon Family Papers (HC.MC-1226), Margaret Bacon Collection on Henry Joel Cadbury (HC.MC-950-010), Margaret Hope Bacon Research Papers (SFHL-RG5-276).

Processing Information

Processed by Alexandra Stern, completed November, 2018.
Margaret Bacon Collection
Alexandra Stern
November, 2018
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