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Biographical / Historical
George A. (George Arthur) Walton (1883-1969) was the long-time headmaster of the George School, a Quaker boarding school in Newtown, Pennsylvania. He was the son of Joseph and Dora (Brosius) Walton and was raised near Coatesville, Pennsylvania. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania and in 1906 married Emily Ingram. His father, Joseph, was the second headmaster of the George School, and after his early death, George Walton succeeded his father as headmaster in 1912 and served until 1948. After his retirement, he continued to be active in Quaker organizations and concerns, including the reunification of the Society of Friends in 1955. He was a member of Newtown Monthly Meeting.
George A. Walton (1883-1969) was the long-time headmaster of the George School, a Quaker boarding school in Newtown, Pennsylvania. He succeeded his father as headmaster in 1912 and served until 1948. After his retirement, he continued to be active in Quaker organizations and concerns, including the reunification of the Society of Friends in 1955. He was a member of Newtown Monthly Meeting. The collection contains family and other correspondence, writings, and related papers. Correspondents include J. Barnard Walton, the brother of George A. Walton
The collection is divided into eight series:
Biographical and genealogical material
Notes on various subjects
School Affiliation Service
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donor: George School, 1971, 2009
The collection was given by the George School, from the home and office files of George A. Walton.
RG 5/072, Janney, O. Edward (Oliver Edward), Papers, 1874-1945.
RG 5/158, Joseph S. Walton Papers
RG 5/159, Margaretta Walton Family Papers
Bust of George Walton by Ruth Lowe Bookman (1938), FHL Reading Rooom
The following items, originally part of the collection, have been recatalogued:
George A. Walton Diplomas (Filed in Diploma Chart Case), including:
Friends Central School - 1900
University of Pennsylvania, B.A. - 1904
Philomethea Society - 1904
University of Pennsylvania, M.A. - 1907
Swarthmore College, Doctor of Laws - 1946
Earlham College, Doctor of Laws - 1949
Haverford College, Doctor of Laws -1964
Emily Williams Ingram (Walton) Diplomas, including:
Friends Central School - 1901
State Normal School - 1903
Marriage certificates (filed in chart case), George to Emily Williams Ingram - 9/20/1906
When received by the Library, most of the collection was arranged by George A. Walton by topic, with correspondence and related materials kept together. That order was retained as much as possible. Additional material, largely personnel files, was deposited by the George School in 2009 (Acc. 2009.012) and added to the collection in 2012.
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[Indicate the cited item or series here], RG5/157, George A. Walton Papers, 1842-1969, Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College http://archives.tricolib.brynmawr.edu/repositories/7/resources/2382 Accessed November 15, 2019.