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Abington Friends School (Abington, Pa.) Account book

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG4-001
Contains one volume Account Book of Abington Friends School, 1828-1842. Pupil's names are given with the status of their payments, etc.

Dates

  • 1828-1842

Creator

Limitations on Accessing the Collection

Collection is open for research.

Copyright and Rights Information

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Extent

0.21 Linear Feet (1/2 box)

Overview

Abington Friends School was established by Abington Monthly Meeting in the latter part of the eighteenth century as a day school. The account book covers the period 1828-1842. Pupil's names are given with the status of their payments, etc.

Biographical / Historical

Abington Friends School was established by Abington Monthly Meeting in the latter part of the eighteenth century as a day school. In 1886 a new building was erected, and a boarding department was added. The School was established “for the purpose of furnishing a thorough and guarded education at a moderate profit.� It is under the care of a committee appointed by Abington Monthly Meeting.

Early school masters at Abington Friends School include George Boone (uncle of Daniel) in 1718, and Alexander Seaton in 1731. George Boone made transcripts of early minutes of Abington Meeting and was Clerk of the Meeting from 1716 to 1720. Alexander Seaton continued transcribing minutes and was a teacher by profession.

Physical Location

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donor: Mrs. Herbert K. Taylor

Date: 1959

Related Materials

RG 2 Abington Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends
Title
An Inventory of the Abington Friends School (Abington, Pa.) Account book, 1828-1842
Author
FHL staff
Date
1959
Description rules
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Sponsor
Encoding made possible by a grant by the Gladys Kriebel Delmas Foundation to the Philadelphia Consortium of Special Collections Libraries

Revision Statements

  • 2016 Summer: This electronic finding aid was updated in Summer 2016 by Abdulrezak Kemal in preparation for importing into ArchivesSpace, to conform to current markup standards and the ArchivesSpace data model.

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