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Magill Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG5-096

Scope and Contents

The collection includes correspondence of Jonathan Magill, 1846-58, correspondence between J. Campbell Robinson and his future wife, Beatrice Magill, and the lesson books of Edward H. Magill, President of Swarthmore College.

Dates

  • 1846-1909

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

Edward H. (Edward Hicks) Magill was a prominent Quaker teacher and was President of Swarthmore College from 1872-1889. He was born in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, the son of Jonathan P. and Mary Magill of Solebury Monthly Meeting of Friends. In 1852 he married Sarah Warner Beans, and they had six daughters. Their daughter, Beatrice, married J. Campbell Robinson in 1904 at Ithaca, New York.

Extent

0.5 Linear Feet (1 box)

Language

English

Overview

Edward H. (Edward Hicks) Magill (1825-1907) was a prominent Quaker teacher and was President of Swarthmore College from 1872-1889. He was born in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, the son of Jonathan P. and Mary Magill of Solebury Monthly Meeting of Friends. In 1852 he married Sarah Warner Beans, and they had six daughters. Their daughter, Beatrice, married J. Campbell Robinson in 1904 at Ithaca, New York. The collection includes correspondence of Jonathan Magill, 1846-58, correspondence between J. Campbell Robinson and his future wife, Beatrice Magill, and the lesson books of Edward H. Magill, President of Swarthmore College.

Arrangement

The collection is divided into three series:
  1. Jonathan Magill papers
  2. Correspondence, J. Campbell Robinson to Beatrice Magill
  3. Lesson book, Edward H. Magill

Physical Location

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donor: Sarah E. Gardner Magill, 1911 (lesson books)

Donor: Mrs. Edith M. Fox, 1961 (Robinson correspondence)

Sarah E. Gardner Magill was the second wife of Edward H. Magill.

Related Materials

See also:
  1. Swarthmore College Archives, RG 6, Edward H. Magill Papers, RG 6, (RESTRICTED)
  2. Two diaries, 1903 and 1904, which record the early years of Edward H. Magill's second marriage to Sarah Elizabeth (Sutton) Gardner. MSS 003/093
Title
An Inventory of the Magill Family Papers, 1846-1909
Author
FHL staff
Date
1961
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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