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Hadassah M.L. Holcombe essays

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-SC-185

Abstract

Four manuscript essays by Hadassah Moore Leeds on education and other topics, written for presentation at various Quaker groups.

Dates

  • 1933-1938

Creator

Restrictions on Access

This collection is available for research use.

Biographical / Historical

Hadassah M.L. Holcombe was a Quaker educator who was co-founder of the Friends Council of Education and served as Secretary of the Friends General Conference and Chairman of the Committee on Education of the Friends World Conference. Hadassah Joanna Moore was born in 1891, the daughter of Robert Rowland and Margaret Gillingham (possibly Gittings. The former taken from Sandy Spring MM records) Tyson Moore of Sandy Spring Monthly Meeting. She attended George SChool and graduated from Johns Hopkins University in 1924. She married Morris E. Leeds, an Orthodox Quaker and member of Germantown Monthly Meeting, two years later. After his death in 1952, she married Raymond T. Parrot, and later Arthur N. Holcombe. Hadassah Holcombe taught mathematics at the Germantown Friends School for ten years, and in addition to her other activities, served on the boards of Swarthmore College, Antioch, George School, Sidwell Friends, and Haverford College.

Extent

.1 Linear Feet (.1 linear feet (4 items (1 folder)))

Language

English

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source of acquisition--George School. Method of acquisition--Gift of; Date of acquisition--2000.
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script

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