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Edna Postlethwaite Family papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG5-125

Scope and Contents

The collection contains the letters and diaries of Edna Postlethwaite and photocopies of the letters of G. Edmund Stratton, her uncle. Of particular interest is the correspondence of the former with her parents, Clarence E. and Charlotte Lewis Postlethwaite, while she was a student at Swarthmore College and the diaries which range from 1907-1911, and 1913 to 1916.

Dates

  • 1894-1962

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

Edna Postlethwaite (1892-1972) graduated from Swarthmore College in 1914 and earned a masters degree from Columbia University. A Quaker and a member of New York Monthly Meeting of Friends, she was a teacher and involved in many social concerns.

She was born March 10,1972, in New Rochelle, N.Y. Her uncle, George Edmund Strattan, was an 1895 graduate of Swarthmore College and his mother, Charlotte Lewis Strattan, was a member of the class of 1888,

Extent

1 Linear Feet (2 boxes)

Language

English

Overview

Edna Postlethwaite (1892-1972) graduated from Swarthmore College in 1914 and earned a masters degree from Columbia University. A Quaker and a member of New York Monthly Meeting of Friends, she was a teacher and involved in many social concerns. The collection contains the letters and diaries of Edna Postlethwaite and photocopies of the letters of G. Edmund Stratton, her uncle, and also a Swarthmore College graduate. Of particular interest is the correspondence of the former with her parents, Clarence E. and Charlotte Lewis Postlethwaite, while she was a student at Swarthmore College.

Arrangement

The collection is divided into three series:
  1. Biographical and genealogical
  2. Correspondence
  3. Writings.

Physical Location

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

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donor: Ruth Stratton Cummins, 1986

The collection was given by Ruth Strattan Cummings who was the daughter of Edmund Stratton and a first cousin of Edna Postlethwaite.

Related Materials

See also:
  1. FHL picture file for 2 pictures of G. Edmund Strattan while at College.
Title
An Inventory of the Edna Postlethwaite Family papers, 1894-1962
Author
FHL staff
Date
1986
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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