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Sarah Norcliffe Cleghorn Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG5-027
The collection contains correspondence, biographical data, essays, pageants and poetry, clippings, memorabilia, and photographs. Includes a grangerized copy of Cleghorn's autobiography, Threescore, and her War Journal of a Pacifist. Correspondents include Emily Greene Balch, A.J. Muste, Scott Nearing, Clarence Pickett, Norman Thomas, and Muriel Lester.

Dates

  • 1910-1955

Creator

Limitations on Accessing the Collection

Collection is open for research.

Copyright and Rights Information

Full discretion has been granted to the Director of Friends Historical Library by Sarah Fisher Scott (Mrs. J.P. Scott), Literary Executor of Sarah Cleghorn, to permit the use of these papers “for any general reference work, papers, essays, etc.” Anyone wishing, however, to use this material for the purpose of writing a book about Sarah Cleghorn must obtain permission from the Literary Executor whose address in June 1958 was 10 Hancock Street, Bar Harbor, Maine.

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.

Extent

1 Linear Feet (2 boxes)

Overview

Sarah Norcliffe Cleghorn (1876-1959) was a Quaker author, reformer, and pacifist from Manchester, Vermont, and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Throughout her life she was active in a number of reform movements, including peace, anti-vivisection, women suffrage, anti-lynching, prison reform, and opposition to child labor. She joined the Socialist party at the age of 35. At the time of her death in 1959, she was a member of Chestnut Hill (Pa.) Monthly Meeting. The collection contains correspondence, biographical data, essays, pageants and poetry, clippings, memorabilia, and photographs. Includes a grangerized copy of Cleghorn's autobiography, Threescore, and her War Journal of a Pacifist. Correspondents include Emily Greene Balch, A.J. Muste, Scott Nearing, Clarence Pickett, Norman Thomas, and Muriel Lester.

Biographical / Historical

Sarah Norcliffe Cleghorn (1876-1959) was a Quaker author, reformer, and pacifist from Manchester, Vermont, and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Born in Norfolk, Va., in 1876, Sarah Cleghorn spent her early life in Wisconsin and Minnesota. She was educated at a seminary in Vermont, and spent a year at Radcliffe as a special student. Throughout her life she was active in a number of reform movements, viz. peace, anti-vivisection, women suffrage, anti-lynching, prison reform, and opposition to child labor. She joined the Socialist Party at the age of 35. At the time of her death in 1959, she was a member of Chestnut Hill (Pa.) Monthly Meeting.

Arrangement

The collection is divided into six series:
  1. Biographical material and notes
  2. Correspondence
  3. Manuscript writings
  4. Pageants
  5. Printed writings
  6. Miscellaneous and unidentified papers

Physical Location

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donors: Sarah Norcliffe Cleghorn, 1958

Donor: Anna Pettit Broomell, 1967

Related Materials

See also:
  1. Essay, "What About the Animals?" Signed, typed carbon, 1929, with cover letter to her editor, Mr. Kellogg. MISC MSS
  2. Cleghorn Papers at University of Vermont Library.

Separated Materials

The following material has been removed from the collection and recatalogued:
  1. Bound typescript of poems in FHL books: BX7617 +C62P7

Processing Information

Two inches of material transferred from Swarthmore College Peace Collection in 1959.

Creator

Title
An Inventory of the Sarah Norcliffe Cleghorn Papers, 1910-1955
Author
FHL staff
Date
1959
Language of description
English
Sponsor
Encoding made possible by a grant by the Gladys Kriebel Delmas Foundation to the Philadelphia Consortium of Special Collections Libraries

Revision Statements

  • 2016: 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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