Henry H. Albertson collection
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 to the Wilbur-Gurney controversy.
- Albertson, Henry Haines (Person)
The collection is open for research use.
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 (1835-1895) was the son-in-law of William Hodgson, and a member of Primitive Friends, Olive Street (Philadelphia) Meeting. He married Mary R. Hodgson in 1871 (Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy Vol. II (1938) p. 948). 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 married 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).
.75 Linear Feet (2 boxes)
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.
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.
Other Finding Aids
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.
Original processing information unknown.
- Henry H. Albertson collection, 1826-1918
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- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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