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Mary Williams Shoemaker Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG5-139

Scope and Contents

The collection contains chiefly journals (1934-1945) and correspondence (1914-1953) relating to Shoemaker's support of Quaker historical, educational, and social service agencies; together with correspondence of her brother, Thomas Howard Shoemaker (1851-1936), relating to his historical interests and civic activities. Includes deeds and business papers relating to Shoemaker family properties in Philadelphia and Pike County.

Dates

  • 1860-1957

Creator

Limitations on Accessing the Collection

Collection is open for research.

Copyright and Rights Information

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Biographical / Historical

Mary Williams Shoemaker (1861-1953) was a Quaker philanthropist from Germantown, Pennsylvania. She was the daughter of Franklin and Mary (Williams) Shoemaker. Thomas Howard Shoemaker (1851-1936) was her brother.

Extent

0.5 Linear Feet (1 box)

Language

English

Overview

Mary Williams Shoemaker (1861-1953) was a Quaker philanthropist from Germantown, Pennsylvania. She was the daughter of Franklin and Mary (Williams) Shoemaker. The collection contains chiefly journals (1934-1945) and correspondence (1914-1953) relating to Shoemaker's support of Quaker historical, educational, and social service agencies; together with correspondence of her brother, Thomas Howard Shoemaker (1851-1936), relating to his historical interests and civic activities. Includes deeds and business papers relating to Shoemaker family properties in Philadelphia and Pike County.

Arrangement

The collection is divided into four series:
  1. Journals
  2. Correspondence
  3. Deeds for burial ground lots
  4. Pictures

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donor: Anna Griscom Elkinton, 1962

Related Materials

See also:
  1. Shoemaker Family Papers, RG 5/138

Separated Materials

A cased photograph of Thomas H. Shoemaker, age 3 and a half years was removed from the collection and recatalogued in Cased Pictures.

Processing Information

Cased photograph removed to FHL Cased Pictures Collection. Related family business papers were catalogued separately as RG 5/138, Shoemaker Family Papers.
Title
An Inventory of the Mary Williams Shoemaker Papers, 1860-1957
Author
FHL staff
Date
1962
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
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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