Wilmer Atkinson Family Papers
Scope and Contents
- Gertrude Atkinson (1874-1948) (Person)
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Biographical / Historical
Wilmer Atkinson was an editor of newspapers in Wilmington, Delaware, and Norristown, Pa., with his brother-in-law, Howard Jenkins. In 1877 he founded the Farm Journal, a monthly farm journal published in Philadelphia, Pa. His nephew, Charles Francis Jenkins, longtime member of the Swarthmore Board of Managers, succeeded him as editor of the Farm Journal. Atkinson was a journalist and active in social concerns, especially women's suffrage. He died May 10, 1920.
1.75 Linear Feet (4 boxes)
- Journal and notebooks
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donor: Edward Jenkins, 1956
The collection was given to Edward Jenkins by Gertrude Atkinson. Gertrude was the daughter of Wilmer Atkinson, and Edward was her cousin.
- PG7, Friends Historical Library Biographical/Genealogical reference files Atkinson, Wilmer, An Autobiography. Philadelphia: 1920.
- Wilmer Atkinson Family Papers, 1881-1948
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