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Eliza Ambler Foulke Research Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG5-200

Scope and Contents

This collection contains Eliza Foulke's manuscripts and scrapbooks relating to the history of Gwynedd Monthly Meeting. Of particular interest are a history of the Beaumont property which includes genealogies of the Foulke, Ambler, Jenkins, and Beaumont families, and a history and three scrapbooks concerning Gwynedd Monthly Meeting and Plymouth Monthly Meeting in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.

Dates

  • 1866-1977

Creator

Limitations on Accessing the Collection

Collection is open for research.

Copyright and Rights Information

Permission to reuse, publish, or reproduce items in this collection beyond the bounds of Fair Use or other exemptions to copyright law must be obtained from the copyright holder or their heirs/assigns. See http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC-RUU/1.0/.

Biographical / Historical

Eliza Moore Ambler Foulke (1893-1987) was the daughter of Edwin Moore and Annie Foulke Webster Ambler. In 1923, she married Philadelphia attorney, Thomas Albert Foulke (1893-1962), who was the son of Joseph T. and Laura Lippincott Foulke. Both were birthright Friends and very active members of Gwynedd Monthly Meeting.

Eliza Foulke enjoyed a lifelong interest in history, especially family and local Quaker history. In 1966, she revised "An Account of The Dr. Antrim Foulke-May Foulke Beaumont Property," which she had prepared in 1947, and she added the genealogies of the families involved in that historic house. In 1969 she wrote "A Record of Historical Facts of Gwynedd Meeting." She also compiled notebooks to preserve miscellaneous information about Gwynedd Monthly Meeting, and, in particular, the meeting houses at Gwynedd and Plymouth.

Eliza Foulke was among the first residents of Foulkeways, a continuing care retirement community constructed on the Beaumont property, which had been bequeathed to Gwynedd Monthly Meeting by Charles Beaumont in 1945. She lived at Foulkeways from 1967 to her death in 1987, actively participating in the life of the community and continuing her close relationship with Gwynedd Monthly Meeting.

Extent

0.5 Linear Feet (1 box (5 folders))

Language

English

Overview

Eliza Moore Ambler Foulke (1893-1987) was a prominent member of Gwynedd Monthly Meeting of the Society of Friends. A birthright Quaker, she married Thomas Albert Foulke (1893-1962) in 1923. Eliza Foulke was interested in local Quaker and family history, and she was very active in Quaker organizations throughout her long life. This collection contains Eliza Foulke's manuscripts and scrapbooks relating to the history of Gwynedd Monthly Meeting. Of particular interest are a history of the Beaumont property which includes genealogies of the Foulke, Ambler, Jenkins, and Beaumont families, and a history and three scrapbooks concerning Gwynedd Monthly Meeting and Plymouth Monthly Meeting in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.

Arrangement

Organized in 5 folders that contain two typed manuscripts and the contents of 3 scrapbooks.

Physical Location

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession information

Donor: Esther S. Goulding and Wilma Culp, 1989; Accession number: 90.1.7

The five notebooks in this collection were given by Eliza Foulke to the library at Gwynedd Monthly Meeting for reference purposes. When the Library removed them from the collection, Wilma Culp and Esther S. Goulding, who are also active members of Gwynedd Monthly Meeting and residents of Foulkeways, donated them to Friends Historical Library.

"A Record of Historical Facts of Gwynedd Meeting." (carbon copy, received 1970) is in FHL book catalogue, BX7649.G88 F6.

Related Materials

See also:
  1. Foulke Family Papers, RG 5/045
  2. Thomas and Eliza Foulke Research Papers, RG 5/071
  3. Records of Gwynedd Monthly Meeting, RG 2

Separated Materials

The following materials have been removed from the collection and transferred to the miscellaneous papers of Gwynedd Monthly Meeting:
  1. Receipt to Cadwallader Foulke for stones used in building Gwynedd meeting house, 1823.
  2. Receipt to Daniel Foulke for tuition paid to Gwynedd Boarding School, 1854.

Processing Information

Received in five loose-leaf binders which had been given to the Library at Gwynedd Monthly Meeting by Eliza Foulke. Removed from (non-archival) binders, refoldered, checklist added. Stored in one box in Record Group 5.
Title
Eliza Ambler Foulke Research Papers, 1866-1977
Author
SKM
Date
1997
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

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