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Archives & Manuscripts

Rhoads family papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-SC-107
This collection includes letters written by J. Edgar Rhoads to his family while he was in Germany administering war relief after WWI. Also included are the diaries of his grandfather, Jonathan E. Rhoads, from 1908-1910. These provide a record of daily appointments and expenses.

Dates

  • 1908-1920

Creator

Restrictions on Access

This collection is available for research use.

Extent

.1 Linear Feet (.1 linear feet (2 folders.))

Biographical / Historical

J. Edgar Rhoads was a birthright Quaker. The son of Joseph and Harriet Rhoads, and the grandson of Johathan Evans Rhoads, he was born in 1883. In 1909 he married Edith Chambers. He ran the family tanning business, J. E. Rhoads & Sons, and was an active member of Wilmington (De.) Monthly Meeting of Friends. He died in 1981.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source of acquisition--Jack Sutters. Method of acquisition--Gift of; Date of acquisition--1989.
Description rules
Archives, Personal Papers, and Manuscripts (APPM)

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