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Parke Family diaries

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: SFHL-RG 5-318
The collection contains diaries and daybooks of Dr. Thomas E. Parke and his wife, Mary Bacon Parke, of Downingtown, Pennsylvania. They reflect the life and activities of 20th century Quakers, active in the Society of Friends and other philanthropic activities.

Dates

  • 1911 - 1927

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 to the Curator. 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

.25 Linear Feet (Stored in one box) : 7 bound volumes

Overview

The collection contains diaries and daybooks of Dr. Thomas E. Parke and his wife, Mary Bacon Parke, of Downingtown, Pennsylvania. They reflect the life and activities of 20th century Quakers, active in the Society of Friends and other philanthropic activities.

Biographical / Historical

Thomas Edge Parke, son of John A. and Anna Edge Parke, was a Quaker physician of Downingtown, Pennsylvania, and active member of Downingtown Preparative and Uwchlan Monthly Meetings. He was born 1 mo 3, 1851 and died 12 mo 12, 1913. He married first Maribah Willits in 2 mo 1881. She died a year after their marriage, followed shortly by the death of their son. Thomas E. Parke earned a his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania and practiced medicine in Downingtown until his retirement in 1894. He was a founder and manager of Chester County Hospital and active in local politics, business and Quaker concerns.

In 1888 he married second Mary A. Bacon, daughter of William Henry and Hannah Haines Bacon of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She was a birthright member of Frankford Monthly Meeting, born 11 month 24, 1855, and died 11 month 10, 1927. The couple had two sons: William (1891-1902) and Thomas (1901-1965) who married Caroline Lippincott Hoopes. Mary Bacon Parke was active in Uwchlan Monthly Meeting, serving as an Elder, and other philanthropic concerns.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Deposited in Curator's Office.
Status
completed
Author
Susanna Morikawa
Date
December 2018
Description rules
dacs

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