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Alice Hall Paxson Papers on Scattered Seeds

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG5-119
The collection contains chiefly editorial correspondence and other papers relating to Scattered Seeds, a magazine for Quaker children, from 1930-1936 when it was edited by Paxson. Also, correspondence with American Unitarian Association, publishers of a similar periodical, The Beacon.

Dates

  • 1930-1936

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

0.25 Linear Feet (1 box)

Overview

Alice Hall Paxson (1868-1955) was a Quaker author and editor, of Swarthmore, Pennsylvania. She was the daughter of Thomas Heston and Lydia H. (Cox) Hall of Chester County. The family moved to Swarthmore, Pa., about 1889, and Alice graduated from Swarthmore College in 1888. In 1897, she married Charles Paxson. The family had close ties to Swarthmore College, including many graduates. Lydia (Cox) Hall was founding editor and editor for forty years of the periodical Scattered Seeds, a position in which her daughters, Abby Hall Paxson and Abby Hall Roberts, succeeded her. About 1928, Alice Hall Paxson became sole editor. The collection contains chiefly editorial correspondence and other papers relating to Scattered Seeds, a magazine for Quaker children, from 1930-1936 when it was edited by Paxson. The collection also includes correspondence with American Unitarian Association, publishers of a similar periodical, The Beacon.

Biographical / Historical

Alice Hall Paxson (1868-1955) was a Quaker author and editor, of Swarthmore, Pennsylvania She was the daughter of Thomas Heston and Lydia H. (Cox) Hall of Chester County. The family moved to Swarthmore, Pa., about 1889, and Alice graduated from Swarthmore College in 1888. In 1897, she married Charles Paxson. The family had close ties to Swarthmore College, including many graduates. Lydia (Cox) Hall was founding editor and editor for forty years of the periodical Scattered Seeds, a position in which her daughters. Abby Hall Paxson and Abby Hall Roberts, succeed her. About 1928, Alice Hall Paxson became chief editor.

Arrangement

The collection is divided into three series:
  1. Correspondence
  2. Financial papers
  3. Manuscripts

Physical Location

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

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donor: Eleanor Paxson Keighton, 1972.

The collection was given by a daughter of Alice Hall Paxson, Eleanor Keighton of Swarthmore, Pa.

Separated Materials

The following materials, originally part of the collection, have been removed and recatalogued:
  1. See FHL periodicals for bound serial, Scattered Seeds, 1869-1935.
  2. Periodical also available on microfilm, FHL P326-P332.
  3. See also RG 2, Philadelphia Yearly Meeting, Friends Central Bureau, Scattered Seeds Account Books, 1916-1935.
Title
An Inventory of the Alice Hall Paxson Scattered Seeds Papers, 1930-1936
Author
FHL staff
Date
1972
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English
Sponsor
Encoding made possible by a grant by the Gladys Kriebel Delmas Foundation to the Philadelphia Consortium of Special Collections Libraries

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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