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Hadassah M. L. (Hadassah Moore Leeds) Holcombe Diaries

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG5-063

Scope and Contents

The collection contains the diaries (1904-1937) of Hadassah M.L. Holcombe (1891-1978), a Quaker educator who was a co-founder of the Friends Council of Education and served as Secretary of the Friends General Conference and Chairman of the Committee on Education of the Friends World Conference.

Dates

  • 1904-1937

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

Hadassah M.L. Holcombe (1891-1978) was a Quaker educator who was a co-founder of the Friends Council of Education and served as Secretary of the Friends General Conference and Chairman of the Committee on Education of the Friends World Conference. Hadassah Joanna Moore was born in 1891, the daughter of Robert Rowland and Margaret Gillingham (possibly Gittings. The former taken from Sandy Spring MM records) Tyson Moore of Sandy Spring Monthly Meeting. She attended George School and graduated from Johns Hopkins University in 1924. She married Morris E. Leeds, an Orthodox Quaker and member of Germantown Monthly Meeting, two years later. After his death in 1952, she married Raymond T. Parrot, and, later, Arthur N. Holcombe. Hadassah Holcombe taught mathematics at the Germantown Friends School for ten years, and, in addition to her other activities, served on the boards of Swarthmore College, Antioch, George School, Sidwell Friends, and Haverford College.

Extent

2 Linear Feet (4 boxes)

Language

English

Overview

Hadassah M.L. Holcombe (1891-1978) was a Quaker educator who was a co-founder of the Friends Council of Education and served as Secretary of the Friends General Conference and Chairman of the Committee on Education of the Friends World Conference. Hadassah Holcombe taught mathematics at the Germantown Friends School for ten years, and, in addition to her other activities, served on the Boards of Swarthmore College, Antioch, George School, Sidwell Friends, and Haverford College. The collection contains her diaries from 1904-1937.

Arrangement

The collection is divided into two series:
  1. Biographical and genealogical
  2. Diaries

Physical Location

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donor: Esther L. Cooperman, 1981

Related Materials

See also:
  1. The diaries of Hadassah M.L. Holcombe after 1937 remain in the possession of her daughter (as of 1981).
Title
An Inventory of the Hadassah M. L. Holcombe Diaries, 1904-1937
Author
FHL staff
Date
1981
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Undetermined
Script of description
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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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