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George A. (George Arthur) Walton Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG5-157

Scope and Contents

The collection contains family and other correspondence, writings, and related papers. Correspondents include J. Barnard Walton, the brother of George A. Walton.

Dates

  • 1842 - 1969
  • Majority of material found within 1904 - 1969

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

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.

Extent

7.5 Linear Feet (15 boxes)

Language

English

Overview

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

Arrangement

The collection is divided into eight series:
  1. Biographical and genealogical material
  2. Correspondence
  3. Writings
  4. Notes on various subjects
  5. George School
  6. School Affiliation Service
  7. Photographs
  8. Reference material

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.

Related Materials

See also:
  1. RG 5/072, Janney, O. Edward (Oliver Edward), Papers, 1874-1945.
  2. RG 5/158, Joseph S. Walton Papers
  3. RG 5/159, Margaretta Walton Family Papers
  4. Bust of George Walton by Ruth Lowe Bookman (1938), FHL Reading Rooom

Separated Materials

The following items, originally part of the collection, have been recatalogued:
  1. George A. Walton Diplomas (Filed in Diploma Chart Case), including:
  2. Friends Central School - 1900
  3. University of Pennsylvania, B.A. - 1904
  4. Philomethea Society - 1904
  5. University of Pennsylvania, M.A. - 1907
  6. Swarthmore College, Doctor of Laws - 1946
  7. Earlham College, Doctor of Laws - 1949
  8. Haverford College, Doctor of Laws -1964
  1. Emily Williams Ingram (Walton) Diplomas, including:
  2. Friends Central School - 1901
  3. State Normal School - 1903
  1. Marriage certificates (filed in chart case), George to Emily Williams Ingram - 9/20/1906

Processing Information

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.
Title
George A. (George Arthur) Walton Papers, 1842-1969 [bulk, 1904-1969]
Author
FHL staff
Date
1971
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
English

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