Emma Cadbury papers
Scope and Contents
Cadbury's papers consist of letters, notebooks, images, and miscellaneous items. Most of the letters relate to Cadbury's interest and involvement with Quaker discussion groups and Quaker history. The notebooks contain notes taken by Cadbury on Quaker Women's Yearly Meetings and Summer Schools. Images include photographs of prominent contemporary Quakers and postcards of Quaker Meeting Houses and sites. The miscellaneous items are newspaper clippings, Quaker history research notes, programs, member lists, etc.
Photographs (ca. 15 items) including:
Photographs of Arch Street Friends Meeting House, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Portraits featuring Dr. James E. Rhoads (the first president of Bryn Mawr College), John B. Garrett (an original member of the Associated Executive Committee of Friends on Indian Affairs), Carl and Effie Heath, the 1912 Westtown School Committee, and others.
Pictures (ca. 50 items) including:
Published photographs of James E. Rhoads, Elisha Roberts, and others.
Postcards of Quaker Meeting Houses and sites including The Blue Idol Meeting House (Coolham, Horsham, United Kingdom), Jordans Friends Meeting House (Chalfont St Giles, Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom), the John Woolman Memorial (Mount Holly, NJ), Earlham College (Richmond, Indiana), and others.
Paper cut-outs, illustrations, and clippings.
Keithian Controversy Bibliography, ca. 1904 (2 items) including:
Letter from Mary S. Allen, Friends' Library, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Emma Cadbury concerning this bibliography which was created by Allen. Holograph manuscript titled "Keithian Controversy Bibliography" which also includes a bibliography for "Beacon Controversy, Isaac Crewdson, etc."
Papers by Danny Ross Chandler on Jakob Böhme and Sebastian Franck ca. 1963 (3 items) including:
Letter from Danny Ross Chandler, Purdue University, Indiana to Emma Cadbury, regarding these papers. Typed paper on Jakob Böhme by Danny Ross Chandler. Typed paper on Sebastian Franck by Danny Ross Chandler.
Materials on Friends' Discussion and Reading Groups, ca. 1902-1918 (ca. 35 items) including:
Letters, ca. 1904-1911. All letters addressed to Emma Cadbury except as noted.
Letter writers include: Mary D[ean?] Hole (to Carolina Wood, with forwarding note), Alfred C. Garrett, James M. Moon, Anna M. Moore, Frances S. Rhoads, R.W. Barrett, Elizabeth Abbott, Anna S.W. Evans, Alice Hutton, Emma Cadbury, R. Evans, E.B. Evans, and Sylvia F. Marriage.
Highlights include: Emma Cadbury, ca. 1906 Letter for the 1907 Conference Report on Friends Reading Circles and Round Tables.
Misc. material related to small Meetings including notes, reading groups, programs, Quaker history research, and member lists of Meetings.
Highlights include: Typed paper titled "Some phases of the present condition of Indiana Yearly Meeting (prepared for Reading Circle of Twelfth Street Meeting, Philadelphia)" [by Anna M. Moore?], ca. 1905.
Materials on Round Table Groups, ca. 1904-1921 (ca. 25 items) including:
Notebook titled "Concerning the Separation of 1827 and events preceding it. Quaker Round Table Joint Study Class, 1914" with ca. 5 accompanying items laid in.
Misc. material related to small meetings such as research notes on Quaker history, round table meeting programs, survey questions, lists of topics, and lists of names.
Highlights include: Typed paper titled "Quaker Round Table work" [by Earlham College?]
Letters, ca. 1904-1921. All letters addressed to Emma Cadbury except as noted:
Letter writers include: Elizabeth R. Lippincott (to Arthur Beardsley), J.H. Bartlett, Ruth S. Murray, and William B. Harvey.
Highlights include: Elizabeth R. Lippincott of Friend's Historical Library of Swarthmore College (Swarthmore, PA) and William B. Harvey about the Yearly Meeting Committee on Extension of Christian Fundamentals.
Materials on helping small Meetings, ca. 1904-1918 (ca. 45 items) including:
Letters, ca. 1906-1909. All letters addressed to Emma Cadbury except as noted:
Letter writers include: George A. and Frances S. Rhoads, Edward G. Rhoads, Joseph Rhoads, William Stokes, Jonathan M. Steere, W. G. Heacock (to S. M. Tatum), Thomas H. Whitson, Francis R. Taylor, John B. Garrett, J. Henry Bartlett, Margaret Sheppard, and Amelia M. Gummere.
Misc. material related to small Meetings including programs, lists, schedules, maps, clippings, and more.
Highlights include: Typed report on Mount Holly Friends Meeting, May 18, 1907. Holograph manuscript titled "Maiden Circle" containing a report of visit to Earlham College, Indiana. Holograph manuscript titled "The summer work of the Executive Committee" and marked "Report to the Quaker Round Table of the summer work of the Exec. Committee, Alfred Lowry, Jr." ca. 1907.
Notebooks on Summer School Meetings, 1900-1904 (2 items) including:
Notebook labeled "Summer School 1900" with "Emma Cadbury Jr. 1-14-1900" written on the inside cover. Notebook labeled "Haverford Summer School 1904."
Notebooks on Summer School Meetings, 1907-1912 (ca. 10 items) including:
Notebook titled "Haverford Summer School 1912" with accompanying items including a typed paper titled "The place of Christ in the message" [by Earlham College], newspapers clippings, and a Haverford Summer School program. Notebook titled "Summer School Bryn Mawr 1907."
Notebooks on Summer School Meetings, 1913-1914 (ca. 5 items) including:
Notebook titled "Lecture at George School, 1913" with 2 holographs laid in. Notebook titled "Haverford Summer School, 1914" with 1 item laid in. Notebooks on Women's Yearly Meetings, 1913-1920 (ca. 10 items).
Highlights include: Notebook on the topic of war titled "Hamilton Holt," dated April 7, 1916.
Poem (1 item):
Holograph manuscript draft of a poem [by Emma Cadbury?]
- Cadbury, Emma, 1875-1965 (Person)
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Biographical / Historical
Emma Cadbury (February 24, 1875 - March 6, 1965) was the daughter of Joel and Anna Kaighn (Lowry) Cadbury. She was a Quaker educated at Bryn Mawr College, Pennsylvania (class of 1897, bachelor's) and Wilmington College, Ohio (1962, LHD). Cadbury was committed to the international aspect of Friends' work and was the American Secretary of the Friends International Centre in Vienna, Austria from 1924 to 1938. Cadbury was a joint representative of the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) and the Friends' Council for International Service. She was chairman of Wider Quaker Fellowship (created by her brother-in-law, Rufus Jones) of the American Section of the Friends' World Committee from 1943-1963. In 1948, Cadbury toured Europe under sponsorship of the AFSC and spent four months in Vienna. She was also active in Quaker activities in the Philadelphia and Moorestown, New Jersey areas.
1.5 boxes (200 items)
The papers of Emma Cadbury (1875-1965), a Quaker social worker, consist of correspondence, programs, essays, notebooks, and clippings. These papers were kept by Cadbury while attending Quaker Women's Yearly Meetings and summer schools at Haverford and Bryn Mawr Colleges and the George School (Pennsylvania), during the early 20th century.
The Emma Cadbury papers were donated to Special Collections, Haverford College in 1965 by the estate of Emma Cadbury through Mary Hoxie Jones and Henry J. Cadbury.
- Crosfield, John F. A history of the Cadbury Family, London: Cambridge Press: 1985.
- Dictionary of Quaker Biography. Typescript. Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections, Haverford PA.
- Friends Journal, 10 (1964): 223.
- Friends Journal, 11 (1965): 174.
State and country names are abbreviated.
Jakob Böhme is the Library of Congress authority name heading but the variant spelling "Jacob Boehme" is used in the Danny Ross Chandler papers.
Processed by Diane Rofini; completed May, 2013.
- Associated Committee of Friends on Indian Affairs
- Cadbury, Emma, 1875-1965
- Dean, Mary
- Earlham College
- Garrett, John Biddle
- Philadelphia Quaker Women (Organization)
- Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends Library
- Quaker women
- Quaker women -- History -- Sources
- Research notes
- Rhoads, James E. (James Evans), 1828-1895
- Society of Friends
- Westtown Boarding School
- clippings (information artifacts)
- letters (correspondence)
- membership lists
- Emma Cadbury papers, 1894-1963
- In Progress
- Diane Rofini
- May, 2013
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