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Henry H. Albertson collection

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-1110

Scope and Contents

Includes letters, many of which are by and to William Hodgson (1804-1878). All or most of the letter writers are Friends; a number of them are British Friends. Topics often include visits to other Friends, attending Meeting, health, religious or philosophical reflections, and because of the period of writing, often refer openly or obliquely to the Wilbur-Gurney controversy.

Dates

  • 1826-1918

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).

Biographical / Historical

William Hodgson, Jr. (1804-1878) was in the pharmaceutical business in Philadelphia with Daniel B. Smith as Smith Hodgson Manufacturing Chemists. He also helped establish the Primitive Friends Meeting in 1860. (Biographical information from “Dictionary of Quaker Biography”).

Henry Albertson (1835-18952) was the son-in-law of William Hodgson, and a member of Primitive Friends, Olive Street (Philadelphia) Meeting. He died at Lansdowne, Pa. (Biographical information from Friends Intelligencer 52 (1895) p. 380).

Henry Haines Albertson (1880-1959) attended Friends Select School and Cornell University and became a fruit grower near Ithaca N.Y. and then in Burlington, N.J. He served for many years as Clerk of Monthly and Quarterly Meetings. He m. Maria Moon; children who survived him are Edith Albertson Greene, Elizabeth R. Albertson, Eleanor A. Murphey and Mary A. Thom (Biographical information from Friends Journal 5 (1959) p. 592).

Extent

.75 Linear Feet (2 boxes)

Language

English

Overview

Includes letters, many of which are by and to William Hodgson (1804-1878). All or most of the letter writers are Friends; a number of them are British Friends. Topics often include visits to other Friends, attending Meeting, health, religious or philosophical reflections, and because of the period of writing, often refer openly or obliquely to the Wilbur-Gurney controversy.

Arrangement

Materials are arranged in series: letters (8 folders); biographical sketches and miscellaneous documents (1 folder); extracts and copies of documents (1 folder); graphics (1 folder).

A framed silhouette of William Hodgson (1804-1878) cut by Auguste Edouart in 1843 contained in this collection has been placed in 812A-R.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Edith Albertson Greene, February and April, 1983 and Edith Albertson Greene and Mary Thom, January and February, 1986. Accession #4399, 4456, 5982.

Related Materials

This addition is in Box 2 of the Henry Haines Albertson Collection.

Processing Information

Original processing information unknown.
Title
Henry H. Albertson collection, 1826-1918
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

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