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Walter F. Price papers

Identifier: HC.MC-1187

Scope and Contents

Price’s papers include three albums containing materials relating to Haverford College class of 1881 over time, such as class reports, photos of classmates and faculty, letters, programs and notes. In addition, there are letters of Walter Price, including to Mary Vaux Walcott, relating to the building of the Washington D.C. (Quaker) Meetinghouse and an article by Price on the Meetinghouse, as well as other correspondence relating to architectural work at Chester County Historical Society in West Chester Pa. Price’s correspondents include: William A. Blair, J. Horace Cook, Isabel Darlington, Levi T. Edwards, Davis H. Forsythe, Edward Y. Hartshorne, Helen Hole, Isaac T. Johnson, Rayner Kelsey, Jesse H. Moore, James Price, Walter Penn Shipley, Albanus Smith, Wilbur K. Thomas, Pauline Trueblood, Thomas N. Winslow.


  • Creation: 1878-1945



The collection is open for research use

Use Restrictions

Standard Federal Copyright Law Applies (U.S. Title 17)

Biographical / Historical

Walter Ferris Price (1857-1951) was the son of James Martin Price and Sarah Lightfoot. Price graduated from Haverford College in 1881, and received an M.A. from Harvard in 1884. He taught classics at Haverford Grammar School from 1884-91. He studied architecture with Cope and Stewardson in Philadelphia then entered into partnership with his brother William and cousin William Walton in the architectural firm, Price & Walton. He was the architect for meetinghouses at Westtown, Atlantic City, and Florida Ave in Washington, D.C. among other contracts. Price was married to Felicia H. Thomas in 1906 and lived in Moylan, PA. (Information from Haverford College Matriculate Catalog and Dictionary of Quaker Biography)


1 linear ft. (1 box and 3 volumes)

Language of Materials



Materials relate to Walter F. Prices' Haverford College graduating class of 1881 over time and some of his architecture; work as a member of the firm Price & Walton.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Morris Potter and Felicia Goodman, November 1997.

Walter F. Price papers, 1878-1945
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Revision Statements

  • June 2022: Reboxed and finding aid updated

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