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George A. Barton papers

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-950-015

Scope and Content note

This collection is comprised of the two copies of the manuscripts of George Aaron Barton, as well as correspondence related to the collection.

Dates

  • 1951

Creator

Access Restriction

The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

Standard Federal Copyright Law Applies (U.S. Title 17).

Biographical note

George Aaron Barton (1859-1942) was born on November 12, 1859 in Quebec, Canada, the son of Daniel and Mary Stevens (Bull) Barton. He was educated at Haverford College, was the editor of the Haverfordian, and graduated in in 1882. He received his PH. D. from Harvard in 1891. Barton married Caroline Brewer Danforth. From 1884-1889, Barton taught at Friends School in Providence, R.I., and from 1891-1895 he was a lecturer at Haverford College. From 1904-1920 he was a professor of Biblical literature and language at Bryn Mawr College. Although Barton was a Quaker minister beginning in 1879, but by 1918, he had doubts about the Quaker peace testimony, and in 1919 he became a deacon in the Episcopal Church. Before he died in 1942, however, Barton began to again attend Quaker Meetings.

Extent

1 folders

Language

English

Overview

This collection is comprised of the two copies of the manuscripts of George Aaron Barton, as well as correspondence related to the collection.

Acquisition

Unknown.

Related Materials

MC.975.07.011 "The Boston Broad Brim"

Processing Information

Processed by Kara Flynn; completed January 2016.
Title
George A. Barton papers, 1951
Author
Kara Flynn
Date
January 2016
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

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