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Byberry School Association Records

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG4-014

Scope and Contents

This collections contains the records of the Byberry School Association, 1837-1844. It includes minutes, financial records, and some miscellaneous papers.

Dates

  • 1837-1844

Creator

Limitations on Accessing the Collection

The collection is open for research.

Copyright and Rights Information

Copyright has not been assigned to Friends Historical Library All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in to the Director. Permission for publication is given on behalf Friends Historical Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by reader.

Biographical / Historical

The Byberry School Association was formed in 1837 by several members of the Society of Friends, mostly members of Byberry Monthly Meeting (Hicksite) for the purpose of raising stock to buy land and erect a secondary school in Byberry, Pennsylvania. John P. Townsend, James Thornton, James Bonner, Josiah Walton, and Joshua Gilbert were chosen managers in accordance with the Association's constitution.

David J. Griscom was engaged as the first teacher, and the “Byberry Institute and Private Boarding School for Boys” was opened late that year or early in the next. John G. Lewis of Frankfort succeeded Griscom when he became too ill to teach in 1839. He was succeeded by Thomas Foulke in 1841. Two years later, the school was closed, and the lot, house, and schoolhouse sold at public sale to James Thornton in 12/1843.

Extent

0.25 Linear Feet (1 box)

Language

English

Overview

The Byberry School Association was formed in 1837 by several members of the Society of Friends, mostly members of Byberry Monthly Meeting (Hicksite) for the purpose of raising stock to buy land and erect a secondary school in Byberry, Pennsylvania. It includes minutes, financial records, and some miscellaneous papers.

Arrangement

The collection is organized into 2 series. The series are:
  1. Minutes
  2. Miscellaneous
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Physical Location

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donor: Byberry Monthly Meeting

Date: 5/1991

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Deposited by Byberry Monthly Meeting

Processing Information

Removed from Byberry Monthly Meeting Records in 1991, catalogued separately and stored in Record Group 4.
Title
An Inventory of the Byberry School Association Records, 1837- 1844
Author
FHL staff
Date
2000
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Sponsor
Encoding made possible by a grant by the Gladys Kriebel Delmas Foundation to the Philadelphia Consortium of Special Collections Libraries

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