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C. Willis Edgerton papers

Identifier: HC.MC-950-063

Scope and Contents

This collection is comprised of the correspondence, photographs, and manuscripts collected by C. Willis Edgerton. It includes a selection of items, including: "Copy of the opinion of Counsel concerning the Meeting property of Friends of Philadelphia, 1828;" letters (1919) from Emma Waln Hires and Charles Hires relating to the Society of Friends and a concern for the "decadence" within the Society, naming such Friends as Henry Cadbury and Rufus Jones; two letters (1925) from Robert Simkin, one a copy describing historical and political events in West China, the other to Charles and Ida Edgerton, regarding the political, anti-foreign situation in China; one letter from "RTS" to Martha McIllvaine regarding professors, including at Swarthmore College and housekeeping as women's work (1973); 1954 reunion photos of the Haverford College class of 1944; and a contract from the Cap and Bells Club of Haverford College with the junior class in 1914.


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Access Restrictions

The collections were open for research use.

Use Restrictions

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

Biographical Note

C. Willis Edgerton Jr. was born on April 20, 1926, in Haverford, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Haverford College and became a mechanical engineer. He married Julia Edgerton; they had three daughters: Katherine E. Evans, Caroline E. George, and Julia E. Simons. Edgerton died in Florida on December 22, 2003. At the time of his death, he belonged to a presbyterian church in Jacksonville Beach, Florida.


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This collection is comprised of the correspondence, photographs, and manuscripts collected by C. Willis Edgerton.


The C. Willis Edgerton papers were donated to Special Collections, Haverford College in 1986 by C. Willis Edgerton.

Processing Information

Processed by Kara Flynn; completed January, 2016. Revised by Allison Hall; completed June, 2020.
C. Willis Edgerton papers, undated
Kara Flynn
January, 2016
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