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William Baxter family photographs

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-PA-144
This collection contains Baxter family pictures, in the form of albums and loose photographs.

Dates

  • 1840 - 1942

Creator

Limitations on Accessing the Collection

This collection is available for research use.

Copyright and Rights Information

Copyright has not been assigned to Friends Historical Library. All requests for permission to reproduce images must be submitted to the Curator. Permission for publication is given on behalf 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

1.28 Cubic Feet (4 boxes)

Overview

William Baxter (1824-1886) was a Philadelphia Quaker wool merchant who later settled in Richmond, Wayne County, Indiana. He was active in social reform, particularly in the temperance movement. This collection contains Baxter family pictures, in the form of albums and loose photographs.

Biographical / Historical

William Baxter (1824-1886) was a Quaker Philadelphia-area wool merchant who later settled in Richmond, Wayne County, Indiana, and was active in social reform, particularly in the temperance movement.

He was born in Yorkshire, England, in 1824, the son of John and Mary Baxter. He married first Mary Wickett in 1847. She and her infant son died shortly after the family emigrated to Philadelphia. William Baxter married second Mary Ellen Barker in 1856 at Whitewater Monthly Meeting in Wayne County, Indiana. She had attended Westtown Boarding School in Pennsylvania. Their daughter, Lucy V. Baxter, married Percival Brooks Coffin.

Separated Materials

This collection was removed from RG5/011: William Baxter family papers.

Cased images were removed to PA 107/FHL Cased photographs

Creator

Status
completed
Author
Zoe Peyton Jones
Date
2018
Description rules
dacs

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