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Ackworth School, England records

Identifier: HC.MC-975-09-001

Scope and Contents note

This collection is comprised of four volumes, one of which is a transcription of one of the other volumes. They all relate to the rules and regulations for the Ackworth School in England. The duplicated volumes begin with a letter written by "S.R.G" to George Dillwyn, describing the value and concerns of Quaker education. George Dillwyn carried the concern of religious education, and concieved an idea of creating a simliar school to Ackworth in America, which became Westtown School, outside of Philadelphia, PA.
Related print materials
  • A Century of Westtown History 1799-1899 by Watson W. and Sarah B. Dewees BX 7632 W5 Z2 1899
  • The history of Ackworth School, BX7632.A2 Z4


  • 1785-1786, undated

Use Restrictions

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

Historical Note

Ackworth School was founded in 1779 as a co-educational boarding school for Quaker children by Dr. John Fothergill and other Quakers. It is located in West Workshire, England. It was intended to be a board school for children whose parents were not rich. It still exists today, predominately as a day school.


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Processing Information

Processed by Mary A. Crauderueff; completed August 2015.
Ackworth School, England records, 1785-1786, undated
Mary A. Crauderueff
August 2015
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