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Joseph Solomon Walton Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG5-158
The collection contains diaries and biographical material, financial and legal papers, correspondence, writings and lectures, and papers related to the George School. The Waltons were a long-time Quaker family, involved in Quaker, social, and educational concerns.

Dates

  • 1878-1943 [bulk, 1878-1910]

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.

Extent

2.25 Linear Feet (5 boxes)

Overview

Joseph Solomon Walton (1855-1j912) was a Quaker educator and the second principal (1901-1912) of the George School (Bucks County, Pa.). The collection contains diaries and biographical material, financial and legal papers, correspondence, writings and lectures, and papers related to the George School.

Biographical / Historical

Joseph Solomon Walton (1855-1912) was a Quaker educator and the second principal of the George School (Bucks County, Pa.). He was a birthright member of Fallowfield Monthly Meeting, the son of George and Ann Eliza (Pusey) Walton. He attended West Chester State Normal School and taught at public and Friends' schools, including West Chester State. He married Dora E. Brosius in 1880, and they had four sons: George A. (1883-1969), Joseph Bernard (1885-1963), Jesse Pusey (b. 1887), and Lewis Brosius (b. 1889). Walton served as superintendent of Chester County schools, principal of Friends Central School (1898-1901) and headmaster of the George School (1901-1912). He also taught part-time at Swarthmore College.

Joseph S. Walton died suddenly in January 1912, and his son, George A. Walton, succeeded him as headmaster of the George School.

Arrangement

The collection is divided into six series:
  1. Biographical material
  2. George School papers
  3. Lectures and other writings
  4. Financial and legal papers
  5. Correspondence
  6. Memorabilia from George School

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession information:

Donor: George A. Walton, 1966, 1967

Donor: George School, unknown, ca. 1990

The bulk of collection was given by the George A. Walton, son of Joseph Solomon Walton, who succeeded him as headmaster of the George School. A letter from Deborah Fisher Stubbs, matron at George School and the sister of Joseph Walton, was given by the son of the recipients. Additional correspondence and some unrelated miscellaneous material was given by the George School, date unknown.

Related Materials

See also:
  1. RG 5/157, George A. (George Arthur) Walton Papers
  2. RG 5/159, Margaretta Walton Family Papers

General

  1. PG7 reference files

Processing Information

The papers were partially arranged by the donor when received. Soon after the collection was processed, a letter from Deborah Fisher Stubbs, matron at George School and the sister of Joseph Walton, was received from the son of the recipients and added to Series 2, George School Papers. Additional material, including correspondence and some unrelated papers received from the George School was added to the collection at a later date as Series 5, Correspondence, and Series 6, Miscellaneous.

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 has been retained as much as possible.
Title
Joseph Solomon Walton Papers, 1878-1943 [bulk, 1878-1910]
Author
FHL staff
Date
1967
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English

Revision Statements

  • 2016: This electronic finding aid was updated in Summer 2016 by Abdulrezak Kemal in preparation for importing into ArchivesSpace, to conform to current markup standards and the ArchivesSpace data model.

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