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Margaret Roberts Eastburn Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG5-036

Scope and Contents

Margaret Roberts Eastburn (1880-1964) was a Quaker elementary school teacher and principal. The collection contains primarily correspondence relating to Eastburn's career as an educator in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, and especially her activities (1905-1921) as teacher and principal at Aimwell school, Philadelphia, Pa., a Quaker school for poor girls. Also included are biographical and genealogical materials, and business, financial, and legal papers of the Eastburn family of Bucks County, Pa.

Dates

  • 1786-1951

Creator

Limitations on Accessing the Collection

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 of 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

BIOGRAPHICAL AND HISTORICAL NOTE

    Genealogical Timeline
  • 5mo 20 1829 Amos Eastburn born (d. 12mo 12 1903)
  • 9mo 10 1828 Margaret A. Roberts born (d. 8mo 1890)
  • 6mo 12 1851 Amos Eastburn and Margaret A. Roberts married
  • 10mo 3 1852 Amos and Margaret's child, Channing Eastburn, born (d. 9mo 20 1924)
  • 8mo 28 1853 Ellen Buckman born (d. 9mo 27 1940)
  • 1mo 12 1873 Channing and Ellen married
  • 8mo 21 1990 Their child, Margaret Roberts Eastburn born


Margaret R. Eastburn attended the Montgomery Terrace School at 1829 N. Broad St., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She was graduated in June 1899 from Friends' Select School on N. 16th St., Philadelphia. She then enrolled at the New Jersey State Normal School at Trenton, N.J., where she received her diploma in 1903 and her permanent life teaching certificate in 1906. She started her teaching career in the public schools of Princeton, N.J., where she taught for two years, leaving in 1905. In order to be near her parents she took a position as teacher, and later principal, of the Aimwell School on N. Randolph St., Philadelphia, a school run by Friends for poor girls. In 1921, due to poor health, she was forced to take a rest from her teaching, but in 1922 she joined the teaching staff of the public schools in Ventnor, N.J., where she remained until her retirement from teaching in January of 1951. Judging from letters sent to her by pupils and parents when she left each of her teaching positions, she was an excellent and greatly beloved teacher. She died on August 4, 1964.

Extent

0.63 Linear Feet (2 boxes ( approx. 200 items))

Language

English

Overview

Margaret Roberts Eastburn (1880-1964) was a Quaker elementary school teacher and principal. The collection contains primarily correspondence relating to Eastburn's career as an educator in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, and especially her activities (1905-1921) as teacher and principal at Aimwell school, Philadelphia, Pa., a Quaker school for poor girls. Also included are biographical and genealogical materials, and business, financial, and legal papers of the Eastburn family of Bucks County, Pa.

Arrangement

The collection is divided into six series:
  1. Biographical and genealogical
  2. Correspondence
  3. Memorabilia
  4. Pictorial material
  5. Business, legal, and financial papers
  6. Reference material

Physical Location

For current information on the location of materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donor: Estate of Margaret R. Eastburn, 1966, 1975

Separated Materials

The following material has been removed from the collection and recatalogued:
  1. Marriage certificate for Joseph Wilson-Ann Roberts, 10mo 10 1786; Ashton Roberts-Sarah Wilson, 2mo 14, 1815; Jonathan Eastburn-Sidney Wilson, 5mo 15 1828; and Amos Eastburn-Margaret A. Roberts, 6mo 12 1851. Oversize, filed with Marriage Certificates in Chart Case.
  2. Marriage certificate, Channing Eastburn-Ellen Buckman, 1mo 13 1874. Oversize, filed with Marriage Certificates in Chart Case.
  3. Diplomas of Margaret R. Eastburn, dated 6mo 9 1899, 1mo 31 1902, 1mo 30 1903, 6mo19 1906. (See Diplomas)
  4. Published pamphlets about the Aimwell School (1796-1920), where Margaret Roberts Eastburn was teacher and principal. (See PG 2)

Processing Information

Marriage certificates and diplomas oversize, placed in Chart Cases.
Title
An Inventory of the Margaret Roberts Eastburn Papers, 1786-1951
Author
FHL staff
Date
1975
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
English
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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