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Margaret Bacon collection

Identifier: HC.MC-1312

Scope and Contents

This collection contains the papers and writings of Margaret Hope Bacon. Included within the collection are research materials compiled about Edward Townsend, William Biddle, and Lucretia Mott; documents relating to the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, the Friends Historical Library, the Fair Hill Board, the Farmington Meeting House, and the Fair Hill Burial Grounds; and personal writings including Memorial poetry, correspondance, and historical writings.


  • 1933-2010

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

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

Biographical / Historical

Margaret Hope Bacon (1922-2011), the daughter of artist Norman Borchardt, was a graduate of Antioch College. After marrying S. Allen Bacon, she became a Quaker and author of more than a dozen books relating to Quakers and Quakerism-- among the most prized was Mothers of Feminism, but she also wrote biographies of Henry J. Cadbury, Lucretia Mott, and others. She served as assistant director of information for the American Friends Service Committee from 1962 to 1984. She was a T. Wistar Brown Fellow in Quaker Studies at Haverford College and a Friend in Residence at Woodbrooke Quaker Study Centre in Birmingham, England.


0.63 Linear Feet (2 boxes)




This collection contains the papers and writings of Margaret Hope Bacon, a 20th century Quaker writer and historian. It includes research compiled on Edward Townsend, William Biddle, and Lucretia Mott, and also includes collections of poems and biographical writings.


This collection is arranged in two series: Papers and Writings

Related Materials

  • HC.MC.1226 Bacon Family papers
  • HC.MC.950.010 Margaret Bacon collection on Henry Joel Cadbury
  • SFHL.RG5.276 Margaret Hope Bacon research papers

Processing Information

Processed by Alexandra Stern; completed November, 2018.

Margaret Bacon collection, 1933-2010
Alexandra Stern
November, 2018
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