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Jones-Cadbury Family papers

Identifier: HC.MC-1172

Scope and Contents

The collection consists primarily of correspondence, but also includes diaries, photographs, poetry, account books, clippings, printed material, drafts of talks, speeches, essays, reports, chapters, books, artifacts, articles, genealogy, scrapbooks, receipts, bills, business, land and estate papers, sketch books, autograph albums, commonplace books, song books, address books, memorandum books, other notebooks, published items with handwritten annotations, linen picture books, guest books, play, portraits, deeds, silhouettes, card files, and other papers.

The bulk of the collection is comprised of papers of the related Quaker families of Cadbury, Jones, and Warder. Other families represented include Bartram, Brown, Carter, Foulke, Kaighn, Lowry, Mennell, Pearsall, Shinn, and Shipley.

Prominent within the collection are the correspondence, diaries, photographs and other materials (24 boxes, 1882-1965) of Emma Cadbury Jr. (1875-1965) much of which documents her work, 1924-1938, at AFSC's Vienna Friends Center. Papers (25 boxes, 1916-1994) of Mary Hoxie Jones (1904-2003) include letters and drafts of published and unpublished speeches, talks, essays, articles, poetry, chapters, and books. Also included are letters, diaries, etc. of Joel Cadbury Jr. (1838-1923) and Anna K. Cadbury (1846-1923). Letters, notebooks, etc., 1851-1923, of Emma Cadbury Sr. (1843-1923); letters, scrapbooks, etc., 1888-1974, of Henry Joel Cadbury (1883-1974); letters, diaries, etc., 1883-1952, of Elizabeth B. Jones (1871-1952); letters, journals, etc., 1827-1873, of Benjamin Lowry (1810-1873); letters, etc., 1830-1884, of Eleanor H. Pearsall (1819-1885); and letters and diary transcripts, 1786-1825, of Ann Warder (1758-1829). Also papers of Benjamin Cadbury (1873-1955), Caroline Warder Cadbury (1801-1868), John Warder Cadbury (1912-1989), John Warder (1751-1828), and many others.


  • Creation: ca. 1770-1994


Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

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

Biographical background

In general, papers follow the ancestral line of Mary Hoxie Jones (1904-2003).

John Warder (1751-1828) of Philadelphia married Ann Head (1758-1829) in 1779; John and Ann's daughter, Caroline Warder (1801-1868) married Joel Cadbury Sr. (1799-1870), her first cousin and founder of the American branch of the Cadbury family, , son of Richard Tapper Cadbury (1768-1860) and Elizabeth Head Cadbury (1768-1851) of England, in 1822. Joel and Caroline Cadbury's son, Joel Cadbury Jr. (1838-1923) married Anna K. Lowry (1846-1923) in 1869.

Joel and Anna K. Cadbury's children included Benjamin Cadbury (1873-1955), Emma Cadbury Jr. (1875-1965), William Warder Cadbury (1877-1959), John Warder Cadbury (1880-1948), Henry Joel Cadbury (1883-1974), and Elizabeth B. Cadbury (1871-1952), who marries Rufus M. Jones in 1902.

Elizabeth and Rufus's daughter is Mary Hoxie Jones. For family trees and biographical information on all of the above, plus many other related American and English Cadburys, see John Crosfield's A History of the Cadbury family (BX 7721.C12 C94 1985, 2 vols.).


72 linear ft. (141 boxes and 8 packages, 6 tubes)

Language of Materials



The Quaker families of Jones and Cadbury were interrelated with many other Quaker families in the United States and England. This collection provides a rich source of genealogical and historical information, not only on the Jones and Cadbury families, and especially Mary Hoxie Jones (1904-2003) and Emma Cadbury Jr. (1875-1965), but also, significantly, on the Warder family, as well as the Bartram, Brown, Carter, Foulke, Kaighn, Lowry, Mennell, Pearsall, Shinn, and Shipley families.


Papers (boxes 1-109) are arranged alphabetically by family name - Bartram, Cadbury (American branch, followed by the British branch of the family), Carter, etc. and alphabetically within family name. The exception to this arrangement are the papers of the British Cadbury families, which are organized under the relevant family tree (numbered 1 to 12) from John Crosfield's A history of the Cadbury family. To locate the papers of an individual in the collection, consult the finding aid below or for a British Cadbury, the index to Crosfield's book as a guide to the correct family tree. Artifacts and photographs follow at the end of the collection (boxes 110 -139)


The Jones-Cadbury Family papers were donated to Special Collections, Haverford College between 1980 and 1995.

Related Materials

Researchers should note especially HC.MC.1130 - Rufus M. Jones Papers, 1860-1997.

Separated Materials

An ink silhouette of Joel Cadbury taken as a child in 1808 has been removed to 988 B-R. The Joseph Moore Museum of Earlham College, 1920, has been removed to QC.

Jones-Cadbury Family papers, 1770-1994
Under Revision
Diane Rofini, revised by Janela Harris
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Revision Statements

  • June 2022: by Nathaniel Rehm-Daly, Harmful Language Revision Project

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