Joseph Solomon Walton Papers
Scope and Contents
The collection contains diaries and biographical material, financial and legal papers, correspondence, writings and lectures, and papers related to the George School. The Waltons were a long-time Quaker family, involved in Quaker, social, and educational concerns.
- 1878-1943 [bulk, 1878-1910]
- Joseph Solomon Walton (1855-1912) (Person)
Limitations on Accessing the Collection
Collection is open for research
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Biographical / Historical
Joseph Solomon Walton (1855-1912) was a Quaker educator and the second principal of the George School (Bucks County, Pa.). He was a birthright member of Fallowfield Monthly Meeting, the son of George and Ann Eliza (Pusey) Walton. He attended West Chester State Normal School and taught at public and Friends' schools, including West Chester State. He married Dora E. Brosius in 1880, and they had four sons: George A. (1883-1969), Joseph Bernard (1885-1963), Jesse Pusey (b. 1887), and Lewis Brosius (b. 1889). Walton served as superintendent of Chester County schools, principal of Friends Central School (1898-1901) and headmaster of the George School (1901-1912). He also taught part-time at Swarthmore College.
Joseph S. Walton died suddenly in January 1912, and his son, George A. Walton, succeeded him as headmaster of the George School.
2.25 Linear Feet (5 boxes)
Joseph Solomon Walton (1855-1912) was a Quaker educator and the second principal (1901-1912) of the George School (Bucks County, Pa.). The collection contains diaries and biographical material, financial and legal papers, correspondence, writings and lectures, and papers related to the George School.
The collection is divided into six series:
- Biographical material
- George School papers
- Lectures and other writings
- Financial and legal papers
- Memorabilia from George School
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donor: George A. Walton, 1966, 1967
Donor: George School, unknown, ca. 1990
The bulk of collection was given by the George A. Walton, son of Joseph Solomon Walton, who succeeded him as headmaster of the George School. A letter from Deborah Fisher Stubbs, matron at George School and the sister of Joseph Walton, was given by the son of the recipients. Additional correspondence and some unrelated miscellaneous material was given by the George School, date unknown.
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The papers were partially arranged by the donor when received. Soon after the collection was processed, a letter from Deborah Fisher Stubbs, matron at George School and the sister of Joseph Walton, was received from the son of the recipients and added to Series 2, George School Papers. Additional material, including correspondence and some unrelated papers received from the George School was added to the collection at a later date as Series 5, Correspondence, and Series 6, Miscellaneous.
When received by the Library, most of the collection was arranged by George A. Walton by topic, with correspondence and related materials kept together. That order has been retained as much as possible.
- Education -- Pennsylvania -- Bucks County
- Quakers -- 19th century -- Diaries
- Quakers -- 20th century -- Diaries
- Quakers -- Pennsylvania -- Newtown
- Quakers -- Social life and customs
- Quakers -- Travel
- Schools -- Pennsylvania -- Bucks County
- Society of Friends -- Education
- Society of Friends -- Education
- Travelers' writings, American
- Walton, George A. (George Arthur), 1883-
- Joseph Solomon Walton Papers, 1878-1943 [bulk, 1878-1910]
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